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Tuccy posted a topic in Rules, Announcements and General Discussion (English)Dear Captains! World of Warships has been popular with the modding community and the number of mods available today is quite significant. But our players have more and more questions concerning the safety of particular mods. This anouncement is designed to shed some light on the situation and put an end to any misunderstanding concerning what our players may and may not use. Popular mods are usually of the kind that deal with cosmetic and audio components of the game and are mostly harmless. However, some players and modders alike do have malicious intent for their use of mods, be it gaining a competitive advantage or even stealing data. Below you will find a classification of mods and programs, as well as the rules that we will apply to them and follow from now on. What is allowed Applications that stream gameplay or record it (for example: Nvidia ShadowPlay, Plays.tv, AMD Radeon ReLive, OBS Studio, Windows 10 Game DVR, Fraps). Voice/text chats with overlay (for example: Discord, Mumble, TeamSpeak, Ventrilo, Evolve, Twitch Messenger). Visual mods that change the appearance of game objects without affecting the gameplay (to make sure the mod you want to use is allowed, please consult the appropriate thread on the official forums). Modifications to lighting, contrast and other visuals done through the graphics drivers' (Geforce Experience, AMD Radeon Crimson, Intel graphics drivers) built in tools, without modifying said drivers or applications that use them. Replacing/modifying audio files. Any mods that are approved by our team. You will be able to find those on our official forums in the "modifications" section: https://forum.worldofwarships.eu/forum/493-mods/ This includes any and all mods compiled exclusively with our own ModAPI (special interface made by our developers for modding). Modifications mentioned in posts by our staff on the game's official portal are also allowed. What is forbidden and may lead to suspension/blocking of your account Any applications, mods or scripts that allow the execution of third party code, change the game's original files, dynamic libraries or inject into the game process. If you are not sure whether your preferred mod complies with all the rules, please consult the "modifications" thread on our official forums or simply refrain from using it. Applications and mods that help a player to aim in any way that is not already available in the game, that includes any predictive aiming mods. Bots or scripts that take any aspect of game controls from the player. Applications and mods that make otherwise unknown information available, except for those mentioned and approved on the official forums or portal. Applications and mods that affect or interact with scripts.zip file in any way. We understand that our players like some of the mods that go against these principles, however, we do and always will prioritize fair play. Competition in World of Warships should rely on skills and expertise and not on the ability to choose mods well. Gray areas Since there are so many mods for our game at this point, we are sadly unable to guarantee that it will function correctly if players are using any of them. Furthermore, seemingly harmless modifications like ReShade, while being cosmetic in nature, work in a way that violates several rules at once (dynamic libraries substitution and control over the rendering process, which allow for an aimbot or a keylogger to be written into the code), therefore being similar to some forbidden mods, that allow those with malicious intent to gain a competitive advantage as well as steal your data in some cases. Taking all of the above into account, we recommend that you follow these guidelines if you plan to do any modifications to the game and of course use only approved mods, that our team has vetted and verified. And if you're unsure about any particular modification, simply refrain from using it. Any issues with the game, loss of account or personal data related to mod use will be the player's responsibility. If the used modifications lead to the player breaking our EULA and Terms of Service and we reserve the right to suspend or ban his or her account. Additional rules for visual modifications Modifications submitted on WoWS official forums cannot include the nazi Swastika or any other nazi insignia (though no other nazi insignia should exist in a naval context anyway) Images containing the swastika are not allowed to be posted on the forums Modifications submitted on WoWS official forums can include other flags, like the Rising Sun flag, the ROCN flag, the Imperial German Naval ensign. Previews of these mods and flags are generally allowed Modifications submitted on WoWS official forums cannot include pornographic content. Pornographic content is not allowed on our resources at all. Modifications submitted on WoWS official forums cannot include nudity as long as we have our current age ratings. Nudity is not allowed on our forums. Modifications submitted on WoWS official forums may have ecchi or mildly erotic content (without nudity). Previews of these mods are generally allowed Modifications submitted on WoWS official forums may not contain any context which promotes illegal activity or such that would contradict our EULA, Terms of Service or game rules (unobvious cases should be escalated for review)