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Re: NEW POLICY: Copyright Rules

Postby Maveritchell » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:38 pm

What do you think the spirit of the request from the author is? Is he asking you to literally not modify his text file or is he asking that his vehicle's stats remain unchanged when it is used? The whole goal behind these rules is to respect the authors and their decisions.

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Re: NEW POLICY: Copyright Rules

Postby Teancum » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:50 pm

Maveritchell wrote:Good advice - never be having to ask yourself "how close to the line can I get?", but rather "how far away from the line can I be?"


That's just good advice for live in general, too. :thumbs:

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Re: NEW POLICY: Copyright Rules

Postby kinetosimpetus » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:22 pm

Agreed, so if it gets to where I need the particular vehicle I will PM the author. Its not nessesary yet, as that mod idea is in test map stage, and need not use that faction.

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Re: NEW POLICY: Copyright Rules

Postby skelltor » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:32 pm

Teancum wrote:Sure - figuring out the inner workings of something is fine. In fact that sort of stuff is encouraged so you're a better and smarter modder. It's probably best to update your own odfs than borrow his though (I'm saying that just in case someone's thinking about doing that). That way you learn more about how odfs work, and it's 100% tweaked the way YOU want it.


so it is ok or what the sure confused me sure i need hs permission or sure its fine?

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Re: NEW POLICY: Copyright Rules

Postby lucasfart » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:06 am

Sure its fine, is what i think he's saying. in fact, i thikn he's encouraging you to do it because it'll help you learn for yourself. I don't think you need permission to look at the odf and add bits and pieces of it yourself....

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Re: NEW POLICY: Copyright Rules

Postby skelltor » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:38 am

ok thats what i thought but was not totally sure it never hurts to ask

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Re: NEW POLICY: Copyright Rules

Postby RED51 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:54 am

RED51 wrote:I'm preparing my final release of my 501st side mod, and I have some barriers in my way regarding Arc's assets use.
Here's what I'm using:(from my readme credits)
=ARC_Commander for the Snow Trooper backpack 501st skin, blue and red laser effects, and the grenade blinking effect=
Since this is a mod, not a map, would this mean I would not be able to use them? I have no problem removing them(Well, except for the lasers cause they are fantastic, especially on dark lighting maps, but rules are rules...), as I have replacements at hand. So what is my situation?

Sorry for pestering, but I need an answer since this part is the only thing that is preventing me from uploading my mod, so sorry for pestering...

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Re: NEW POLICY: Copyright Rules

Postby skelltor » Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:04 pm

a no go if u dont have arcs permission and if its a mod not a map

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Re: NEW POLICY: Copyright Rules

Postby Teancum » Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:24 pm

RED51 wrote:
RED51 wrote:I'm preparing my final release of my 501st side mod, and I have some barriers in my way regarding Arc's assets use.
Here's what I'm using:(from my readme credits)
=ARC_Commander for the Snow Trooper backpack 501st skin, blue and red laser effects, and the grenade blinking effect=
Since this is a mod, not a map, would this mean I would not be able to use them? I have no problem removing them(Well, except for the lasers cause they are fantastic, especially on dark lighting maps, but rules are rules...), as I have replacements at hand. So what is my situation?

Sorry for pestering, but I need an answer since this part is the only thing that is preventing me from uploading my mod, so sorry for pestering...


Let's go with a 'no' on this one since he asked them to not be used in mods. You can probably find most everything else you need by someone else.

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Re: NEW POLICY: Copyright Rules

Postby skelltor » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:45 pm

i had to also i thought oh no i am screwed but after i looked around awile its like hey i can find pretty much mostev everything i needed it really helped after i got pe to work


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Skyhammer_216 wrote:I *think* I've used some assets made by ARC in Dark Space (2 or 3 explosion effects and explosion textures + his invisible mesh made for force power chargeup effects - not sure if he actually made these or not)......since DS is a map-pack and not an era mod is that OK?
I'm assuming ARC_Commander's reasoning behind maps = OK mods = not OK was that he didn't want another mod ripping off chunks of BFX.

Anyway sorry for off-topicness again, and thanks for putting clear copyright rules up. :)

Just remake the effects/textures. I can send you the invisible mesh I use for force power effects (he may use "mine" anyway) if you need it. Dark Space is a mod - it's a large map pack with its own era. It is not just "a map."


off topic mav can u please send it to me also thx


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Re: NEW POLICY: Copyright Rules

Postby RED51 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:27 am

Alright then, thanks.

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Re: NEW POLICY: Copyright Rules

Postby CodaRez » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:09 am

CodaRez wrote:
i actually convert for public releases, hardly for personal use in maps, but anyway....

So ravensoft playermodels can be converted and re-released, maybe with some tweaks?


Had this unanswered on the first page

So say i imported a playermodel and am rigging it up for a BFII release? (dont wry ill credit ravensoft)

I need confirmation on this-ish b4 i expend effort

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Re: NEW POLICY: Copyright Rules

Postby RogueKnight » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:15 am

CodaRez wrote:
CodaRez wrote:
i actually convert for public releases, hardly for personal use in maps, but anyway....

So ravensoft playermodels can be converted and re-released, maybe with some tweaks?


Had this unanswered on the first page

So say i imported a playermodel and am rigging it up for a BFII release? (dont wry ill credit ravensoft)

I need confirmation on this-ish b4 i expend effort

I believe that most of the JKA playermodels have already been rigged and released.

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Re: NEW POLICY: Copyright Rules

Postby CodaRez » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:32 am

RogueKnight wrote:I believe that most of the JKA playermodels have already been rigged and released.


Protocol droid? :P

But i guess thats a green light to tell me i'm in the clear.

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Re: NEW POLICY: Copyright Rules

Postby Teancum » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:20 am

Heh, what in the world would you need a protocol droid for in Battlefront? :lol:

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Re: NEW POLICY: Copyright Rules

Postby skelltor » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:28 am

lol well u could make c3-px
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Re: NEW POLICY: Copyright Rules

Postby CodaRez » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:35 am

Teancum wrote:Heh, what in the world would you need a protocol droid for in Battlefront? :lol:


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Re: NEW POLICY: Copyright Rules

Postby RogueKnight » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:42 pm

Since this is evidently the topic we've been using for talking about BFX assets, I shot ARC_Commander an email about our dilemma.

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Re: NEW POLICY: Copyright Rules

Postby RED51 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:44 pm

I already did that on Thursday I think. No response...

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Re: NEW POLICY: Copyright Rules

Postby ggctuk » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:39 pm

Teancum, you mention sound effects but what about music? There's a lot of decent action cues that can't be heard in BF1 and BF2 that are present in otehr games, the albums etc.

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