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AzH

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#1 15 years ago

What the hell is happening to the community??

This whole Battatta/InFUSION saga has opened up many many many cans of worms with people fighting and bitching and arguing.

There are whole threads over at DeeZire about InF4 and the theft of copyrights etc. The community spirit has taken a hammering.

What do people think about this situation? What can we do to put things right? gamingforums seems to have got a bad reputation from hosting Battatta's work.

Your thoughts people, will be appreciated. :feedback:




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#2 15 years ago

azraelzarohannWhat the hell is happening to the community??

This whole Battatta/InFUSION saga has opened up many many many cans of worms with people fighting and bitching and arguing.

There are whole threads over at DeeZire about InF4 and the theft of copyrights etc. The community spirit has taken a hammering.

What do people think about this situation? What can we do to put things right? gamingforums seems to have got a bad reputation from hosting Battatta's work.

Your thoughts people, will be appreciated. :feedback:

Well, I for one don't condone what Batata did. But the resulting mod (inFusion 4.1) is fantastic. Its my number 1 mod at the moment. :stallard:




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#4 15 years ago

V INTERESTING.

Thankyou for bringing this to my attention Ari.




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#5 15 years ago

The above link will take you to the thread where I conducted a pilot study for my upcoming psychology experiment on "Virtual interaction on the net". The whole "Batata saga" was perfect as the stimulus :D




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#6 15 years ago

My only problem with how Battata conducted the mod was that he didn't not give people their due credit. He used patchwork pieces of other peoples mods (which is fine, everyone does this) but he then gave no credit to the original "creators" of that work. Keyword is creators, as in the people that modeled, skinned and boned the units. If a simple acknowledgement had been made to all the resources that he used then I highly doubt that so much bad publicity would have resulted. And he was not in anyway the first to make a patchwork mod like this, there were several people to make minor mods that were just like this before infusion came out. The difference was that they acknowledge that they took parts from other mods.




AzH

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#7 15 years ago

Not sure I agree. Most ppl who attacked battatta did so because he, and I quote, "Ripped off other people's mods" . I don't think a minor credit would appease those people who were baying for blood.

He also, I believe, bypassed LOFS security system to gain access to their units. Is that not a definition of hacking??




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#8 15 years ago

I agree with General_Ari. I actually got a look at that mod, and I have to say it is the largest, most comprehendsive mod for generals out there. I don't think we'll see anything that will top it for a while. People seem to get so caught up in the whole 'copywrite of my mod' issues, when they forget that they don't really hold much copywrite to it. By definition of it being a mod for another game, EA holds most of the copywrites to this stuff. Besides, whatever happend to the caring, sharing modder community? BTW what is LOFS?




AzH

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#9 15 years ago

this was three months ago Xeno.....

the details are lost in the mists of time. LoFs i think, is a modder.




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#10 15 years ago

Lol. Well, pardon me for digging up the dead. :kerian:




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