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    holy **** thats a good idea WillHaven.

    to bad most of my maps are outdoors.

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  • replied
    When your map is final and ready for release, delete all the BSP brushes and save the map for upload somewhere. Makes map piracy much harder.

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    Originally posted by squoibymox
    Why do people whine and moan about issues like this?

    If you put something in the public domain you've RELEASED IT TO THE WILD. You've "let the genie out of the bottle". You've "opened Pandora's box". You've "let the cat out of the bag".

    Some people will "give credit where credit is due", and some people won't - it's been that way forever...
    because they spent hours and hours creating the content? im sure you would feel the same way if this happened to you... true nothing can really be done about it except boycotting the content theif, but it doesnt mean its right...

    @kevinroe: That sucks well and truly, but yea i think the only thing you can do is boycott this guy... but i wouldnt get too hung up on it if you can help it.

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    Originally posted by squoibymox
    Why do people whine and moan about issues like this?

    If you put something in the public domain you've RELEASED IT TO THE WILD. You've "let the genie out of the bottle". You've "opened Pandora's box". You've "let the cat out of the bag".

    Some people will "give credit where credit is due", and some people won't - it's been that way forever...
    Not everyone has the same callous attitude towards things like this as you do.

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    Why do people whine and moan about issues like this?

    If you put something in the public domain you've RELEASED IT TO THE WILD. You've "let the genie out of the bottle". You've "opened Pandora's box". You've "let the cat out of the bag".

    Some people will "give credit where credit is due", and some people won't - it's been that way forever...

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    Its something you will never be able to do anything with...

    I can easily take anyone's map and claim it to be mine - I could even say you are not saying the truth and that you took part of HIS map.

    Im not saying this is true neither. You see, its the life - your best bet would be to never post you map until it is pretty much done and post it somewhere in this forum, this way you can easily claim its yours before anyone steal it - but you can't stop it, you can't change it. No one will pursue the one who stole your map or anything.

    Its hard to claim something has "our" property, simply because the stealer could say the same thing...

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    Did you copywrite the maps before you released them?

    If you did go see a lawer.

    If you didn't there isn't much you can do.

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  • started a topic Map Piracy [Resolved-*Lock me*]

    Map Piracy [Resolved-*Lock me*]

    What are the steps to take if someone has ripped off your level? Why work so hard on a map for someone to come along and rip it off? While discussing my map, someone brought to my attention that a certain person modified Romra and put my "wagon wheel" on it.
    This person would be Scud [Scudbuttt @ AIM or Scudbutt Yahoo.com], owner of:
    ...::: DarksideBattlegrounds :::...NonCompetativeForNoobs

    After loading up the map in question, which is named:
    CTF--RomraMoonStation--2k5
    He BLATENTLY copied and pasted large portions of my map, keeping most of the same textures. He also used Wø£vê®ïñË™'s map as the base, and neither Wø£vê®ïñË™ or I give him permission to do so.

    Screenshots of my map:

    Screenshots of "his" map:


    If you will notice: Same two rings, Same 4 walkways between the two rings. Since my walkways wouldn't fit, and I was too lazy to resize them, I simply subtracted off the excess, and retextured accordingly. As you can see in the 4th screenshot of "his" map, the same cropping is there...but the retexturing is not. Also, the two slanted support beams, same as on my map. And dont forget, same textures. The only thing new is he switched a few of the textures around, and made the center ring a little thicker [by adding another donut shaped ring inside of it. But why have two rings when you can have one? O yeah, because you didn't make it!]

    What can be done about this problem? This is only my fouth map [and its still in the Beta phase], and it really makes mapping seem pointless if some asshat can come along, steal half of your map, paste it on someone else’s map, claim it for his own, put it up on his server, and get away with it. At the very least, I am asking you to boycott this map and his server.

    The lastest version of my map

    Let the news spread:
    Atari
    Beyond Unreal
    Cains Lair

    Post your opinions here.



    Maddox
    I hate people.
    So true.
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