Hive said:As long as they do not lose money due to a mod, and as long as the mod makers do not *make* money on it, I really cannot see any problem using parts of their (or Tolkien's) universe.
LucasArts won't even allow porting a model from one game to it's sequel (which, btw, annoys me greatly), and I cannot see any possible damage that could do. Did I mention that I don't like LucasArts?
Playing the devils advocate, you could say that by providing even a free mod, people might buy the game to use the mod and thus the game makers are making money due to the mod. I don't know if that holds, though.
It's a pity though, I had started work on a Middle Earth map, but I'll just leave it now.
(there are mview screenshots, by the way)