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Calling out to all Battlestar Galactica modders!!! (Forums : General Banter : Calling out to all Battlestar Galactica modders!!!) Locked
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ambershee
ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks
Oct 28 2011, 7:13am Anchor

ModDB won't have to close if companies pull the plug on use of trademarked IP. There are plenty of creative projects out there that are capable of standing on their own merits without relying on another universe.

Oct 28 2011, 11:47am Anchor
ambershee wrote:ModDB won't have to close if companies pull the plug on use of trademarked IP. There are plenty of creative projects out there that are capable of standing on their own merits without relying on another universe.

Not to mention ModDB deals with indie games as well, which generally don't use IP without permission.

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Phrey
Phrey Composer
Oct 28 2011, 12:24pm Anchor
ambershee wrote:ModDB won't have to close if companies pull the plug on use of trademarked IP. There are plenty of creative projects out there that are capable of standing on their own merits without relying on another universe.

Sure, but are we talking about mods ? i don't think so... ? A mod (by definition) is a modification of an existing game as you know. If the companies refuse mods... ModDB will only host games and will have no reason to be named ModDB ...That's what I meant...

Ok it doesn't help a lot of course, sorry.

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Jok3r098
Jok3r098 “A computer is like air conditioning – it becomes useless when you open Windows” - Linus Torvals
Oct 28 2011, 1:11pm Anchor
Phrey wrote:
ambershee wrote:ModDB won't have to close if companies pull the plug on use of trademarked IP. There are plenty of creative projects out there that are capable of standing on their own merits without relying on another universe.

Sure, but are we talking about mods ? i don't think so... ? A mod (by definition) is a modification of an existing game as you know. If the companies refuse mods... ModDB will only host games and will have no reason to be named ModDB ...That's what I meant...

Ok it doesn't help a lot of course, sorry.


What he means is that as long as developers have unique IP's for their mods (or indies) they are safe. There are tons of modable games out there and its not modding a game that causes issues, The game developers release a modding SDK and expect you to mod the game, they arent going to start suing... and its perfectly legal to mod a game (within the restrictions of their respective licenses).

The issue is people modding (and making indies) that are based around another IP Eg battlestar, star(wars/trek/gate), and other games not related to the modding SDK of choice, etc

Jan 16 2012, 1:26pm Anchor

It's stupid! I have been watching Battlestar Galactica: at War mod for quite sometime! It was on the edge of completion until this happened! It's ridiculous! And why did they decide to remove it NOW all the sudden!? Mods of this show have been up on this site for YEARS!

Smoth
Smoth Zeonic Loyalist
Jan 17 2012, 2:27pm Anchor

*yawn* you guys were working on a project that was seen as competition to their product. This is known history of non-independant IP games/mods. BidforPower was killed before a bunch of dbz games came stateside.. halogen was killed when microsoft came out with Halowars.. My own project, it is possible that Bandai may kill it if they want to make a gundam rts.. and I will be ok with that. Funny that Earth's Special Forces has not been shutdown yet, I think it is awesome. Anyway, point is, that is the REAL reason most hobby developers will not touch other people's IP because their project can be shut down.

of course if it does, what is so bad about that? you do new models, you still have all your code. Make it into something new and it could be loosely based/inspired by bsg. After all there are no original ideas.

Most importantly you should be happy that all they did was shut you down. I think it is really awesome that companies merely C&D you rather than take any real heavy handed legal action. I am not saying I don't feel your pain but you should have known this was a possibility given the history of prior IP based projects.

Jun 19 2012, 8:03am Anchor

So...is there some hidden webpage I may go to?

Jun 19 2012, 8:51am Anchor

Yeah I remember that. I'm so pissed that that happened! I was so getting my hopes up for Battlestar Galactica at War mod =(

Jun 19 2012, 1:43pm Anchor

Does anyone remember who was working on BSG at war mod? It would be cool if there was a small hush-hush release... :P

Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Jun 19 2012, 9:20pm Anchor
romnus wrote:Does anyone remember who was working on BSG at war mod? It would be cool if there was a small hush-hush release... :P

Don't let the fact that we cannot host your mods be the reason you stop making them!

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Aug 4 2012, 5:49pm Anchor

Indeed.
We're still working on Nexus BSG, we have a temp site up on a subdomain of my website: www.ivassago.com/nexusbsg
We're also still trying to contact NBCUniversal, to get ModDB to host the content again. NBCU worked with mod developers in Second Life, to let them create BSG related content in there, falling under the creative commons license. We're trying to get the same for our mods.
So keep you heads up! :)

SinKing
SinKing bumps me thread
Aug 4 2012, 6:43pm Anchor

It makes me sad that companies can pull a plug on projects that have no commercial interest. They could just roll with it and eventually offer the devs to take their game to a commercial level. But no - that's not corporate thinking...
It's always a risk to get into any modding of that kind of stuff, even though it is exactly that kind of stuff that keeps a company + their series thriving. Nobody arrests people for painting or Cosplay. I don't see why modding a game after your favorite series is that much different.

I hope someone will make a decent Galactica game one day. So far all (2?) I've seen were pretty horrible and far from the essence of the series. Diaspora and the Nexus BSG looked and felt like they were done by people, who actually know the series and care about it. I see you're still working on it and I wish you luck.

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Sep 5 2012, 12:33am Anchor

I thought this thread would have died long ago, but since it's only a 30 day bump, here's where you can find the Diaspora : Shattered Armistice release.

Have fun.

Sep 7 2012, 5:39pm Anchor

Diaspora is out \o/

Jok3r098
Jok3r098 “A computer is like air conditioning – it becomes useless when you open Windows” - Linus Torvals
Sep 9 2012, 6:58am Anchor

Website down permenantly? :( i cant access

Tgdaily.com -- links to .torrent (Diaspora.fs2downloads.com)
giving it a try now :)

Byron_Rees
Byron_Rees Mod Leader BSG at War
Oct 23 2012, 7:44am Anchor

To all BSG modders out there.

I am the leader of the mod BSG at War for Star Wars Empire at War.

We have setup a temporary website to house BSG mods at Bsgmods.com so if your looking for mod hosting then give me a pm or sign up on the forums and make an application.

We are still continuing our content even with the takedown notice for "one" of the mods. And I have to support Moddb's actions here. They where just in the firing line of NBCU's DMCA so don't take it out on the site or the staff. Nothing much they can do to help it.

Oct 23 2012, 9:09am Anchor

Damn big ass mainstream media giants in America.. fucking IP Nazis the lot of em. Its just a good thing that traditional media is now all but completely dead. Sooner or later NBC will be begging for you guys to make games for their shows lol.

Jul 7 2013, 10:40am Anchor

I always thought TC mods were a kind of free advertising, in that I would buy that game to play that mod. Plus it kept and interest in that current genre if their were no official decent games around. Sadly I have lost interest in all things BSG due to the lack of available decent gaming content anywhere. I think NBCU shot themselves in the foot facepalm.

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