A couple months ago, a mod appeared on the Steam Workshop for the game Stellaris. It was called "Systems Alliance Ships" and was a mod that used models for the Systems Alliance from the Mass Effect games.
This mod became rather popular fairly quickly, however Steam removed it from the workshop, citing that the models had been stolen from a "Mass Effect mod for Sins of a Solar Empire."
Personally, I hate mod thieves with a passion. Considering the fact that a big majority of mod creators (myself included) would happily give permission to use our content as long as credit was given, there is no logical reason to steal anything from anyone. And if I had been the author(s) of that mod, I would've been beyond pissed.
That being said, I see a lot of messages across the Stellaris community desperately wishing that mod would return. People seem to be absolutely in love with those ships.
I'm an author of one of the most popular and subscribed-to mods for the game, New Ship Classes & More. I am always getting messages from people asking if I can add the ME ships, to which I have to reply that I can't because the original mod was stolen.
The purpose of this post is to attempt to get in touch with the author of the original models and see if there is any possibility that anything can be worked out in terms of reposting this mod on the workshop, with all due credit where it is deserved.
If this is not possible, or the author does not wish to provide this permission, then nothing will be done. But it would be really cool to have these ships available for the game again, but this time have it done the RIGHT way, with full permission and credit given.
If the author of this mod is willing to do this, please contact me, whoever you are. No one knows for sure which mod these ships came from, so I have no idea who to contact directly. If you are the original author, you may reply to this thread or contact me on Steam under the name CaptainX3.
Either way, thanks for taking the time to read this.
Tim Graham aka CaptainX3