[Help] Using Hive Models in Unreal

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Hello everyone! Got a question for y'all. Let's say I want to use 3d models downloaded from the Hive, giving full credit to their makers, in a game made in Unreal engine, could I actually do it?
The game would be fully free with no ads, just a piece of shareware. Would I get in trouble with Blizzard even if the models are not based on their IP?

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"[...] The game would be fully free with no ads, just a piece of shareware [...]" (note: emphasis added)
Shareware - Wikipedia

"Shareware is a type of proprietary software which is initially provided free of charge to users, who are allowed and encouraged to make and share copies of the program. [...] Shareware differs from freeware [...].

There are many types of shareware [...], and while they may not require an initial up-front payment, many are intended to generate revenue in one way or another. Some limit use to personal non-commercial purposes only, with purchase of a license required for use in a business enterprise. The software itself may be limited in functionality or be time-limited, or it may remind the user that payment would be appreciated. [...]"
 
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