So recently, I took down my character followers. I did it quietly, and without complaint, but apparently some other folks decided to make a big announcement about it. Reason was, I was pretty unhappy with how often they were getting downloaded just so people could take their textures, or other unique assets.
So I took them down, and had a good think about what to do regarding the matter, and originally I was just gonna leave them offline and that was gonna be that, but then I figured I could do something much better.
Instead of taking them permanently offline, I’ve begun updating them all to their current versions. They’re no longer packaged into bsa files, which makes it much easier for people to get any custom assets out of them they might want, and any follower with unique textures will also have a separate download specifically for their related texture pack, so you don’t need to go to the trouble of downloading the whole follower. They will come with low res textures as default, with optional high res ones in the same archive.
So over the next few weeks, they’ll be coming back one by one, as I update them with their relevant high poly heads, and I’ll also be adding some (not all, there are a couple I don’t want out in the wilds) of my newer characters as well. The only exception is Nala, who I don’t actually have on my PC any more, since I deleted her. I do have a backup of the old follower files sitting on here though, so if there’s demand for her, I can put her back up.
Also, the character followers page has been updated as well, since I’ve chosen a new presentation format for it, and the mods are now being hosted on my main modding domain.
Enjoy your updates!