NexusMods

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NexusMods
Web addressnexusmods.com
OwnerBlack Tree Gaming Ltd.
Created byRobin Scott
LaunchedSeptember 2007[1]
Alexa rank3,178 (February 2013)[2]
 
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NexusMods
Web addressnexusmods.com
OwnerBlack Tree Gaming Ltd.
Created byRobin Scott
LaunchedSeptember 2007[1]
Alexa rank3,178 (February 2013)[2]


NexusMods is a gaming fan site which allows users to upload their own created content, termed modifications or mods, for various games. NexusMods requires users to register before uploading any files or downloading files over a certain file-size limit. It is one of the largest gaming modification websites on the web, with 646 million downloads since its initial launch, and a member count of more than six million.[3] It is highly noted for its support of the game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and is often regarded as the largest website supporting modifications for games in The Elder Scrolls series.

Description[edit]

The website gives users the ability to:

The websites are all [4] which is where the users are stored and comments / file information is stored. Closely associated with the website is the Nexus Mod Manager, an open-source program [5] that automates the downloading and installation of mods for selected games, such as Skyrim.[6]

History[edit]

NexusMods was initially founded by Robin Scott and a friend in August 2001 as a fan site for the Bethesda Softworks game The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind under the name of Morrowind Chronicles.[1] After the success of Morrowind Chronicles, Scott and the friend he was working alongside founded a company by the name of GamingSource and created the website TESSource, which allowed users to upload their modifications and content for games in The Elder Scrolls video game series. Scott soon became tired with the revenue of the websites being split when he was operating the websites by himself, and made the decision to break away from TESSource in 2007 and founded his own website under the name of TESNexus. Scott made use of the TESSource website with his new venture, and had large success again. This success has resulted in a further 22 websites being launched under the Nexus brand.[4] Scott has indicated that the Nexus sites will remain free of corporate investment in the foreseeable future.[7]

Website Structure[edit]

The NexusMods network currently supports 36 games, features a single forum and a wiki for site- and mod related topics.[8] The main NexusMods web-page lists the various Nexus' that are available, with the number of files, authors and downloads statistics. The supported games are (as of the 17th of December 2013):

As of recently, the nexus has expanded to serve as a host for mod files from any PC games including Mass Effect and Minecraft. User accounts integrate across all of the available sites, meaning a user only needs one account to make use of all of the Nexus websites. Each account and file page is also integrated with the forums.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Interview with DarkOne". Bethesda Softworks. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  2. ^ "NexusMods Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Site statistics". NexusMods. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "NexusForums". Black Tree Gaming Ltd. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  5. ^ "Nexus Mod Manager". SourceForge.com. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Nexus Mod Manager - OPEN BETA". NexusMods.com. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Hamilton, Kirk. "Nexus Mods Owner Says ‘F That’ To Bringing On Investors". Kotaku. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "NexusMods". Black Tree Gaming Ltd. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 

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