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    • It's back to school time in Schulmania!  
    • I think it's a great idea for modders to be able to charge a little bit for their mods -- 25 cents to a dollar sounds about the correct range. We'd lose the important mod-downloading demographic of "11 year old kids with no credit card" but who cares? I think the issue is going to be that a small number of people are going to be making big bucks with this, as OwiHH mentioned above.  € 76000 is a big chunk of change -- enough to hire, for instance, good lawyers. What I'd be afraid of happening at some point  is that modder #1 will make a mod and charge for it and demand royalties from anyone who creates content using that mod, and then modder #2 refuses to pay or acknowledge those royalties while making big bucks off his derivative content, then modder #1 goes to his legal team and sues not only modder #2, but also steam, colossal order, paradox interactive, whoever builds this paid modding platform, everyone who's downloaded modder #2's content, santa claus, and basically every party with the slightest involvement and ruins the game for all of us. I think that it is worthwhile to get someone who knows the law to look at this to limit everyone's liability, or at least so we know exactly who is liable for what and head off situations like this before they are apparent.
    • Whatever you do, your regions folder MUST be placed in the SimCity 4\Regions inside My Documents, otherwise they likely won't work at all. I would highly advise you do the same for your Plugins folder, once more using the one inside My Documents for general play. You see when you install the game it makes two of each of these folders. The ones in the installation directory (origin in this case), were not really intended for use by users. The main exceptions to this rule, are .dll files, which work better when loaded before any other custom content. Also any "Background3DX.png" files (these alter the background in-game). If you have these files, place them in the root Plugins folder inside the Origin install dir. But everything else should remain in My Documents. As for the NAM, you can safely move/copy these files/folders over, they will work just as they did before. What you can't copy is the installation data, which remembers your installed settings. The only drawback here is that the next time you run the NAM installer, you will have to manually set up all the various options. After that first time though, once more the installer will be able to remember your previous settings.