Halogen Shut Down - Supplemental

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As you're all aware of by now, the Halogen mod has been asked by Microsoft to end its publication. Some of you don't know what Halogen is (besides a type of light bulb), so we'll fill you in on that first. Halogen is a mod for the RTS game Command and Conquer Generals, and was announced around a year or more ago. Since then the mod team has released images and video of both known Halo units (Warthogs and variants, Banshees, tanks...) as well as some of their own creations (flamethrowing tank, buildings, aircraft, and other units). The mod seemed to be moving along nicely despite the long waits between updates, but as of this week that has changed. Here is the complete letter from the Halogen mod team: [quote]Dear Friends, For the last three years, we've worked incessantly to bring you the best Halo mod that we could. There have been a lot of ups and downs, but somehow Halogen has always managed to come out kicking. The problem with using copyrighted intellectual property as a base for a fan project is that you're very susceptible to legal action. We always figured that since Halogen was such a different take on the Halo franchise, we might manage to make it without incident. That changed today. Hours ago, we finally recieved the words we've been dreading since the mod started to get noticed. Microsoft has decided that we are infringing on the intellectual property of Bungie Studios and has asked us to stop development on Halogen. I was going to write a big sappy letter here, but what's the point. So..that's it then, I guess. The forums, site, and Moddb profile will all be shut down within the week. I can't say it hasn't been fun. It's a shame it has to end like this, but I suppose that's how it goes. Thanks, guys, for all the time you've spent supporting us. It's been a pleasure. We hate this as much as you do. - The Halogen Team[/quote] There is still a chance for the mod to be saved, but it will much more likely fade away, so visit their [url="http://halogen.slipstreamproductions.net/"]homepage[/url] while you still can. One last thing to note: even though we regret the mod being shut down, please do NOT vent your anger against Microsoft, Bungie, or anyone else. The mod [b]was[/b] against the copyright, and the appropriate action was taken. There's no point in getting mad about procedure such as this being followed. Besides, without Microsoft, there would be no Halo anything, and odds are you wouldn't be able to read this right now on your [i]Microsoft[/i] Windows computer either.
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