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Best Nexus Mods Alternatives

Nexus Mods is described as 'The Nexus Sites are a large network of community driven websites that support the free and open sharing of video game mods and downloadable content in a welcoming environment' and is a Modding app in the gaming software category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Nexus Mods for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Mac, Linux and Grand Theft Auto (Series). The best alternative is Mod DB, which is free. Other great apps like Nexus Mods are Steam Workshop, Vortex, Schaken-Mods and CurseForge.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows
  • Online

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    Mod DB

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Mod DB is the largest website dedicated to supporting independent development of games including user generated game content, mods, addons and DLC. The aim of Mod DB is to unite developers, players and their ideas, empowering them to shape the games we play.

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    Most users think Mod DB is a great alternative to Nexus Mods.
  2. Steam Workshop icon

    Steam Workshop

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    The Steam Workshop is a central hub of player-created content and tools to publish, organize, and download that content into your games. Different games will utilize the Workshop in different ways.

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  3. Vortex icon

    Vortex

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Vortex is the new, modern mod manager from Nexus Mods. It is designed to make modding your game as simple as possible for new users, while still providing enough control for more experienced veterans of the modding scene.

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  4. Schaken-Mods icon

    Schaken-Mods

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    A place focused on the whole community. Post your work, you have COMPLETE control over it (Delete it, hide it, ect.) and has more integration with more social media outlets than any other Gaming Mods site. The community is tied to discord also!.

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    At Schaken Mods I recieve the help I need with issues creating mods for Skyrim, from kind and patient people that are willing to help. I may be a small time mod author but at Schaken Mods I am treated with respect and admiration for my work. Check out their Discord and you will see what I mean.

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    A very helpful community with unique mods!

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    Because the staff is amazing extremely helpful and always there when you need, no matter the time of day.

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    CurseForge

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online

    Manage and install your add-ons all in one place with our desktop app. Download CurseForge App. Featured Projects.

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    Mod Organizer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Mod Organizer (MO) is a tool for managing mod collections of arbitrary size. It is specifically designed for people who like to experiment with mods and thus need an easy and reliable way to install and uninstall them.

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    OpenIV

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    OpenIV is a popular modding tool for Rockstar games biggest hits like Grand Theft Auto V, Grand Theft Auto IV and Max Payne 3. Originally created for GTA IV, the developing of the tool began back in 2008 and actively continues ever since.

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    mod.io

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    mod.io is an open platform for hosting mods created by the team behind ModDB.com and IndieDB.com. It can be integrated in-game using the REST API, C/C++ SDK or engine plugins for Unity, Unreal Engine and GameMaker.

    UI to manage installed mods used by the Unity Plugin
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    r2modman

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Mod Manager for Risk of Rain 2.

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  10. CLEO Library

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Grand Theft Auto (Series)

    a hugely popular extensible plugin for the Grand Theft Auto games series by Rockstar Games, allowing the use of thousands of unique mods which change or expand the gameplay. There are different versions of CLEO made for GTA III, GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas.

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