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Use of Hiveworkshop Assests Outside Warcraft 3?

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Goron2222, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Goron2222

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    I was wondering if we were able to use assests on this website for non-warcraft 3 projects. Is there any restrictions on this?
     
  2. WILL THE ALMIGHTY

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    I doubt anyone has a problem with this as long as credit is still given to whoever made the ressource.
     
  3. Mr. Bob

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    Only if it doesn't contain any original blizzard own pieces. So geomerges and models with ingame textures are out of the question.
     
  4. Dr Super Good

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    I advise asking the creators of custom content before porting it if you can. Many of them may have, for some reason, only wanted to model used in WC3 and might take great offense if you use it for other purposes. Generally however people should be fine with it (they want their models used after all).
     
  5. TriggerHappy

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    I really doubt this -__-
     
  6. MGCǂSpectre

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    I used AfroNight's MegaMan model to create sprites (a combination of pictures) for a 2D fighting engine called Mugen. I dont think he'd sue me for creating pictures in different poses. Ofc if those sprites went public which never happened, credit for where this sprites material comes from. So if you're gonna use them like that, I don't think it's a deal. If you use the texture directly as a texture for another game, it may matter since it's direct use, so the creator should be asked I think.
     
  7. Dr Super Good

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    So do I, but I remember quite a few people complaining when someone used their model in a different map than the one they made it for (even though they correctly gave credits) and this was within WC3 let alone another game.
     
  8. TriggerHappy

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    I'm pretty sure those models weren't "assets on this site", rather ripped models from a map.
     
  9. Gausslander

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    At this point, who's really going to care? The game's been out for nearly as long as Starcraft 1, and I doubt Blizzard would mind seeing a model with one of their textures used in a mod for another game. They have other things to do with their time other than get after modders who are just interested in the same business that they are.
     
  10. Mr. Bob

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    It isn't a personal offense to blizzard as much as it is an opportunity to get money.

    Also, its illegal. So, users in general will frown upon it.
     
  11. Dr Super Good

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    Learn busniess...

    With that logic Disney would not care if people pirated their old films, which is clearly not the case where they instead sue people who do and demand outrageous copy protection be put in every device from an Ipod to the PS3.

    In the case of blizzard, yes the employees do not care but the laywers of Activision Blizzard do.
     
  12. Pyramidhe@d

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    i take offence when people dont say anything. which did happen once.
     
  13. Gausslander

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    Building up a case against a guy who used a 2d piece of art in his mod would be pretty pitiful coming from a company of that nature, and would probably arise negative attention for them that they would otherwise want to avoid.

    But I see your point.