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Black Ace
06-17-2014, 07:08 AM
Hey , I think I choose the most weird titles for my threads .
Anyway I have couple of questions that would require multiple threads and I wasn't sure if I could ask about modeling in the modeling sub forum. Is that just for release and share? or is it also for requests and support?

1- I plan to use custom models since I have a custom story going on and I've several sources that I can get 3D models from for free.
But I'm not sure about their licenses , alot of models out there are the ripped ones , models that are ripped from other games .
I know that having a private server is just as illegal but I feel that risk of getting sued over using some other game's models is far greater.
So I was wondering what are your thoughts on this matter? Cause I'm interested in some models that are from fairly new games .
for example dead space 3 , duke nukem , darksiders II and so on.

2- Tell me what do u think about this? cause I've seen this below some model files :
Personal use

only for:
Educational purposes
Fan art
Game mod

Does a private server with customized patches goes into Game mods ? and what does it mean for Educational purposes?

3- I understand that this question might belong to somewhere else but I want to ask it all in one place , What is the format of video looping at login screen? I want to have a custom login page but I don't know what format I can use , or if I can actually use my own material at all?

4-Is it possible to add custom voices to the server as well? either for npc or a music for area-theme . Would copy-right law apply to them?


06-17-2014, 08:33 AM
Use whatever models you like, not a shit will be given by any of the above.

The login screen is am m2 if I'm not wrong, have a look at modcraft, they have tutorials on how to go about changing this.

Yes, you can add your own music and voices, requires a sound file, then adding it to the required dbcs.

Black Ace
06-17-2014, 09:12 AM
Hm I think you are right but all it takes is one a~hole reporting you and then you can get sued for using their material.
so I need to know what other members also think on this , but thanks for your opinion Foe.

and I will look into those tutorials , I've ripped an animation off warcraft III to use as login page but it doesn't render well and most of the time sky is missing.

06-17-2014, 10:39 AM
The thing is, you're not worth suing by anyone really.. You have no money tied up in the project even worth pursuing. The cost of filing a lawsuit itself is more than you would be capable of paying back, so you'd be am expense for no reason. They might send you a cease and desist letter, but they wouldn't go as far as suing you.

Black Ace
06-17-2014, 11:44 AM
Hm you are right , I should stop worrying about that .

thanks again

06-17-2014, 07:24 PM
Hm you are right , I should stop worrying about that .

thanks again

You should. :P

You title is really irrelevant and should be consistent to what you're writing about for searching purposes. :/

Black Ace
06-17-2014, 08:52 PM
Yeah , sorry about that but the meaning of the title might weakly connect to thread if you think about it , it's from a Metallica song that I was listening to at that time.

:D Sorry