The Team Fortress 2 modding scene is about to get a little easier, it appears, as Valve has apparently struck a cope with Microsoft to waive the $50,000 fee for the Havok physics engine for future mods – and never simply TF2 both as this deal apparently covers all Valve video games, together with presumably Half-Life: Alyx.
In the identical week the place Rockstar and Take-Two are underneath fireplace for the GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition fiasco – which they hit quite a few mods and modding websites with takedown requests to construct – Valve Software as an alternative appears to be doing one thing good for the modding group by eradicating a hefty physics engine licence price.
As initially posted by @TF2CCWiki on Twitter, they requested Valve assist about getting an asset licence for the Havok physics engine – which prices $50,000 often for any Valve-supported paid mods on Steam – and was informed that Valve has “reached an agreement with Microsoft to have Havok fees waived for future mods of Valve games”, which is nice information for the modding group.
This was verified by the makers of the movement-based Momentum Mod, who obtained the identical reply. Hopefully this can imply that two main Team Fortress 2 mods that acquired pulled earlier this yr will likely be again quickly, as TF2Classic nonetheless hasn’t heard again from Valve, apparently.
I can verify this reply is professional, the identical Steam EU Legal Review has replied to us about getting Havok code entry for @MomentumMod . Free mods by no means wanted to pay the $50k fee to get license, however this fee waive is nice information for us as we have wished to edit VPhysics!
— Nick Ok. (@Gocnak) November 14, 2021
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