Originally Posted by Dominus_Scotus
or at least pay them a commission to use their mod in the game, even if you wouldnt hire them for an actual development job, you know?
That doesn't make sense. A mod, as the name says, is a modification to an certain game. You can't use an existing mod on a new (or yet to be) game, since it's only compatible with the game it was made for. And why should they receive a commission?