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Vortex 1.6 was released into the wild a few days ago, shipping with the latest batch of new features, UI improvements and a boatload of bug fixes. Here's a rundown of what's new in the latest version.
In the previous version of Vortex, it was a bit too easy to accidentally mess up your dashboard layout by clicking and dragging in the wrong place or dismissing a dashlet. We've remedied this by adding a dedicated "Customise my dashboard"...
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Recently there's been some silly drama on our site that was sparked by someone uploading a mod for Spider-Man Remastered. The mod replaced the very few Pride flags the game actually has with the already prevalent USA flag texture from the game. The mod was removed from Nexus Mods and the author was banned.
To address the banning, which is what a lot of people want to focus on, the mod was uploaded by a sock puppet account (i.e. a newly made account by someone who already has an accou...
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Without mod authors sharing their creations our modding community wouldn’t exist. As you know, many mod authors put countless hours into their mods, maintaining documentation for users, and supporting their mods. It’s because of this fact that, over the years, we’ve added a number of ways for users to say “thank you” by donating to their favourite mod author - be it through our mod rewards system, the donation options we provide (donation button on the mod page), or by allowing mod aut...
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Applications are now closed for this position.
With 20 full-time staff now working from the Nexus Mods office in Exeter, we're on the lookout for someone who can help us with the day to day running of our office space, looking after all of us and our beloved workplace.
We're naming this role the "Office Manager" role, however, it will involve a range of different tasks that could fit into all sorts of job descriptions, including "Facilities Manager",...
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Two weeks ago, we launched a donation drive to raise funds and support the Red Cross in its mission to bring medical aid to the people of Ukraine suffering the consequences of an unprovoked attack on their country.
We’re very happy to say that the community came out strong in support of Ukraine raising over £6,500 (~$8,474) in direct donations, with some individual donations as high as $100 or even $1,000 - which is just incredible! Thank you so much for your donations.
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I’m sure you’re all aware of the horrible assault on Ukraine that started on 24 February. Along with the leadership and people of the vast majority of countries in the world, we strongly condemn this unprovoked attack on another sovereign nation at the orders of Russian president Vladimir Putin.
At this moment the people of Ukraine are suffering the consequences of Putin’s war of aggression which is bringing nothing but death, destruction, and displacement to countless familie...
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Happy (belated) new year everyone! For most people around the world, 2021 was still very much a year affected by the pandemic, so it probably won't make its way into any "Top 10 Best Years Ever" lists anytime soon. Looking at our site usage data and overall statistics, however, 2021 was indeed a very good year in terms of site growth. We're happy to say we're now serving more users and hosting more mods for many more games!
A significant project we completed in 2021 was the total ove...
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Today, our upcoming Collections feature is moving into the Open Alpha testing phase. This means we're extending an open invitation to anyone in the community who would like to try out an early build of the system so that we can continue to fine-tune it for the full, public release.
This new wave of volunteers will join our existing testers who have already provided lots of incredibly valuable feedback over the past few months to help us in shaping the core experience of the Collectio...
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Earlier this year, we put out a call for a new Community Manager to join our team at Nexus Mods. We completed the hiring process for the new CM in June and our new recruit has since been eagerly working away in the background, helping us manage the day-to-day of running the website, and learning the ropes. There's been quite a lot going on here at Nexus Mods over the last few months, so they're definitely overdue a proper introduction. So, without further ado...
I'd like you all to g...
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We're always working on creating tools and experiences which continue to support a positive modding community, make modding more accessible and give creators the ability to share their own creations. This can be through our website, Vortex or something else entirely. To help us achieve our mission, we're looking to hire four new talented individuals to join us at our office in Exeter, UK.
Working at Nexus Mods means the projects you help bring to life will be used by millions of gam...
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Collections - a project we've been working on aiming to make modding easier for everyone is reaching a testing stage in which we want to invite 100+ users to help us test. Anyone who is interested can apply to become a tester via the Google form linked below. We're now, for the first time, sharing more information and (alpha) footage of how the system will work. This should, hopefully, answer and address a lot of questions that have been raised, but if you feel there is more you'd like to know y...
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Nexus Mods first started offering Premium Membership as an option to users all the way back in 2007. Since then, it has been an invaluable source of income for the site that has allowed us to continue to host our services, hire staff, create NMM and Vortex, expand to over 1,300 more games and give back to mod authors via our Donation Points system, among many other things. Without it, the site simply would not exist.
Since we first started offering Premium Membership, our billi...
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TL;DR: It is our core belief that making modding easier is a noble goal, so more people can enjoy our joint hobby. We are convinced that our collections system, a project we have spent almost 2 years and many work-hours on, is the way to achieve this goal. For the benefit of this system we have to implement a change to how mod file deletions work. The change was announced to mod authors recently, and basically means that mod files are no longer deleted, but rather archived - which will make them...
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Update on 2021-04-12 - Applications are now closed. Thank you to everyone who has applied. We are currently going through all applications and hope to have our new community manager soon!
With Nexus Mods getting bigger and better every year, we're looking to bolster our ranks once again by recruiting a Junior Community Manager to work with our existing team to help us better serve our community.
This position is based in our offices in Exeter in the UK an...
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Your notifications are getting a facelift! Starting on 22nd March 2021 all users will be upgraded to the shiny new system featuring easy access to their preferences, an improved design and more control directly in the notifications panel. We need to permanently remove all existing notifications with this change, so please use this time to check the ones you currently have if you care about them. There are a few things you need to know before the switch-over happens, so read on for more informati...
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Vortex 1.4 is here - fresh out the oven! A lot has happened since our last Vortex related news update in September. Our devs have been working through many of your feature suggestions and implemented some very handy new improvements that will make your modding lives a bit easier. Keep on reading if you'd like to know more about what's new in 1.4.
Vortex 1.4. has been released on the beta branch on 10th February 2021. Go to your "Settings > Vortex > Update" and select "Beta" to ...
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We have recently enabled a new download location for Premium Members that can potentially increase download speeds for any users who might have slower speeds than expected with their Premium Membership. If you're a Premium Member and you think you should be getting faster speeds then please try the "CDN" download location, which now defaults to this new provider.
The long version
If you’ve had the (mis)fortune of taking the time to read my year i...
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Happy new year everyone.
It has been a couple of years since I last updated you all on the more internal goings on at Nexus Mods so I've decided to drum up enough enthusiasm to write another of my long-winded, banal "blog posts" on the matter. I wasn't able to get around to doing one last year and I am aware that some of you actually like to punish yourselves, but if you're like me and just like to skim read, here's the TL;DR:
Statistically we're doing better than ever. E...
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It's almost Christmas! We hope you've all managed to keep off the naughty list during 2020.
There's a good chance if you're reading this you might be wondering why you were logged out of the website recently. Don't worry, there's nothing wrong with your account. This happened because we had to clear everyone's active login session as part of a routine - but essential - database maintenance task.
If you haven't been logged out yet please make sure your acc...
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We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated UI/UX Designer who is passionate about creating practical, simple and human solutions to complex problems which will help design the future of Nexus Mods – a service used by millions of players worldwide.
Together with the front-end team, you will be expected to work alongside our back-end development teams to release new features and to also take full responsibility for the look, feel and user experience of the Nexus Mods prod...
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