Home » MODDING HQ 1.13 » v1.13 General Development Talk » Using older sti-graphics (who to ask for permission)
Using older sti-graphics[message #358370] Fri, 25 October 2019 21:54 Go to next message
Kitty

 
Messages:260
Registered:October 2017
Location: Germany
I found a bunch of sti-graphics in older JA2-mods which I partly would like to use for my project. For some of them I think I have figured out who made them, but others are used in several mods and so I end up not knowing who to ask. What is common sense about this stuff here? Since I've done a few small things myself while map-editing I sure know that this can by a lot of work. And since I don't wanna be an asshole I rather ask for permissions. But what am I gonna do if I don't know who to ask? How is this handled by others?



How to get: latest 1.13, 7609 and more | MapEditor+UB | 7609 SCI (eng) | Compiling+SVN

I need more details. (Didi Hallervorden)
Re: Using older sti-graphics[message #358381 is a reply to message #358370] Sun, 27 October 2019 03:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hawkeye

 
Messages:2202
Registered:October 2005
Location: Australia
Kitty wrote on Sat, 26 October 2019 05:54
I found a bunch of sti-graphics in older JA2-mods which I partly would like to use for my project. For some of them I think I have figured out who made them, but others are used in several mods and so I end up not knowing who to ask. What is common sense about this stuff here? Since I've done a few small things myself while map-editing I sure know that this can by a lot of work. And since I don't wanna be an asshole I rather ask for permissions. But what am I gonna do if I don't know who to ask? How is this handled by others?
You might find clues in the credits text, if they made their own for the mod. Alternatively maybe contact the head of development on the mod you are using sti's from. Though if they are old that might be easier said than done. A lot of modders have also come and gone, so it might be hard to even contact them.

I personally don't like others using some of my original work, at least without contacting me, as I'd like to leave some elements unique to a mod. But I do understand in helpful sharing in the community, and have usually also asked before using someone else's work and crediting them accordingly.

Other helpful people on here familiar with older mods may also be able to point you in the right direction on who did what, and a number of sti's often are free to use a lot of the time.

[Updated on: Sun, 27 October 2019 03:38]



Re: Using older sti-graphics[message #358430 is a reply to message #358381] Sun, 03 November 2019 03:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kitty

 
Messages:260
Registered:October 2017
Location: Germany
Thanks for the hints. I don't think I've used something especially unique, most are used by several mods and quite few of them I took as a base only and changed them in looks.
I now have to look up which sti I used from which mod and then contact the people involved.
I guess I have to watch quite a few credits and end up looking through a lot of tilesets (I realy should have noted, but...)
Afterwards I can show up again with some more specific questions.



How to get: latest 1.13, 7609 and more | MapEditor+UB | 7609 SCI (eng) | Compiling+SVN

I need more details. (Didi Hallervorden)
Re: Using older sti-graphics[message #358431 is a reply to message #358430] Sun, 03 November 2019 05:42 Go to previous message
Hawkeye

 
Messages:2202
Registered:October 2005
Location: Australia
I think when Schein' couldn't find a particular modder he just credited the mod itself. So in Vengeance: Reloaded for example lists a number of mods like 'Bloody Grounds' in the credits.


Previous Topic: Hand to hand fighting (bug report)
Next Topic: Ja2 v1.13 build 8717 reinforsment is too much
Goto Forum:
  


Current Time: Sat Nov 28 00:58:25 EET 2020

Total time taken to generate the page: 0.01641 seconds