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Comments on Profile Post by Frostfaust

  1. HerrDave
    HerrDave
    That's what it feels like, but I've been accused repeatedly now of acting like a victim.

    The idea was to bring dead or dying games, games that people might forget existed, into the Warcraft 3 modding scene.

    That way, people could still build and play with stuff from games only they might remember.

    I was able to rip the original skins, but they were laid out horribly inefficiently. So I'd resize them (128 to 256 resolution) and I'd refine and change them to fit the models I had hand-crafted and animated.

    That was my downfall though, even though the entire thing was re-organized and polished up for Warcraft 3, "A rip is a rip" and that spelled doom for over half of my models.

    I'm told that my only path to redemption here is to reinvent the wheel for every skin on every model that had any part of it come from another game.

    That's six years of work down the drain that they want to be remade from scratch. :(
    May 20, 2019
  2. Frostfaust
    Frostfaust
    And after Years of work, that now suddenly is a problem? *Now* those Rules need to be enforced, after your models have been worked over countless times, barely resembling the "Base" you used from other Games? *Now* a "rip is a rip"? Pathetic.

    There are literally entire Models ripped from modern, still supported Games, but Wrath of the Kaiser and f***ing off-brand Middle Earth you so diligently recreated for Warcraft 3, thats too much?

    That seems very malicious and unfair.
    May 20, 2019
  3. Ralle
    Ralle
    We don’t have eyes everywhere and don’t know textures from all games. But someone reported that one looked like something else and we asked HerrDave about it. Turns out a lot of his textures are ripped from games. This is illegal and therefore against our rules. HerrDave should have known better but it is very much an absolute and utter shame. I feel the same way. But it’s not malicious and unfair. It’s the law. Someone owns the textures and can sue us.

    In regards to models and textures from other games by Blizzard we have a written permission to use them. Other than that we need to check the license on things and basically zero games are open source and allow you to take and redistribute their content.

    If you feel something is a rip, report it. We can’t see everything.
    May 21, 2019
  4. A Void
    A Void
    The resources he used (icons) were copyrighted by Sierra Entertainment which went defunct in 2008 and merged with Activision Blizzard. Activision Blizzard owns the license to War of The Ring.

    So technically if we go into legalities it should be legal. If you indeed have permission from Blizzard.
    May 21, 2019
  5. Ralle
    Ralle
    @A Void, that is news to me. This would be incredible. Can you back it up with links?
    May 21, 2019
  6. A Void
    A Void
    i sent you a pm
    May 21, 2019
  7. Ralle
    Ralle
    May 21, 2019
  8. Hazop
    Hazop
    Well then, is HerrDave good then?
    May 21, 2019