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[SOLVED] Extended terrain fair use
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Feb 24 2012, 5:26 pm
By: IcY  

Feb 24 2012, 5:26 pm IcY Post #1

Cruisin' on that LSD

So I know for a fact most terrain blends and ramps and things have already been made with not much new to put out. But I was wondering what flack I'm going to get for using those blends in my RPG? Its not like im going to copy/paste terrain from one map to the next, I wish to implement those blends into new arrangements just for the sake of having my map look nice. I will give credit to whoever made the blend, but how do I do this in a fair manner? Thanks

Feb 24 2012, 5:37 pm NudeRaider Post #2

We can't explain the universe, just describe it; and we don't know whether our theories are true, we just know they're not wrong. >Harald Lesch

As a rule of thumb I'd say when a map isn't protected it's safe to assume that the author has nothing against someone reusing parts of it. Give a credit like "Terrain parts from [map] and/or [author]" and you're fine.
When the map is protected I'd try to contact the author and ask him for permission. If this isn't possible you should recreate it (no copypasta) and, if you want to be nice, give a credit like "Idea from: XXX".

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Feb 25 2012, 12:13 pm by NudeRaider. Reason: nasty typo

Feb 24 2012, 5:39 pm IcY Post #3

Cruisin' on that LSD

I do wish to give credit, but I downloaded this terrain pack from here that is unprotected. I just don't know who created it, it has each tileset plus an 'other' section that includes 3-d buildings. I would like to know what download this is so i may credit the correct person. Thanks for helping me understand =)

EDIT: could this be falk's pack?

Feb 24 2012, 10:11 pm Positively Post #4

It has like folders for each tileset correct? If so I think it is Falk's, I have the exact same one :rolleyes:


Feb 25 2012, 1:13 am ClansAreForGays Post #5

The SC1 community needs to embrace OS thinking if it wants new map production, or it'll keep dieing. Go for it and don't look back.

Feb 25 2012, 5:13 am Sacrieur Post #6

Still Napping

Methods and terrain can be copied. Duplicating map components is completely acceptable and not protected under the map stealing clause. We'll even help you do it.


Feb 25 2012, 7:01 am IcY Post #7

Cruisin' on that LSD

Lol this is quite funny. Thanks guys! I modified the blends on falks to suite what i liked and i think ill be using some of it. Thanks to falk and his other companions! also probly woodenfire :)

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