Since some people from the modding and scripting community have recently asked us about our policy towards modding and what we do to support it, I would like to state a few things:
Egosoft has always encouraged modding. Over the years some modders have contacted me personally and asked for help in all kinds of areas. Sometimes it was legal advice, sometimes technical support, sometimes we were asked to help distribution and promotion. I and others in the company have always tried to help where we could. I am really sorry that some modders feel that we have treated some of you differently from others. That is definitely not our intention.
What our intention definitely is, is to:
- - promote your mods to the community through all means that make sense for the mod and that you want (mention in X-News, mention on the website front page, facebook or twitter etc.)
- help in hosting your mod if traffic volume allows (and traffic volume allows for quite a lot these days)
- provide technical support where time allows (answering questions and providing documentation and tools)
If some people have made more use of this than others, then it's because some people get in touch with me and others here at the office more actively. If I don't know about the release of your mod, then I can't support it.
So for the future: Please let ME personally know where we can help you. Tell me about your projects, tell me what we can do to support them! To this end, please email me at bernd @ egosoft.com!
Have a wonderful new year and much fun with our past and future games!