Assume command as the ambitious Hierarchy, the robotic Novus, the mysterious Masari, or the desperate humans in this mod inspired by the game Universe at War by SEGA and Petroglyph. New gameplay mechanics, new units, and an exciting campaign bring the war to life with additional factions to add to the chaos. So what will you do? Conquer, or survive? All models added in this mod are property of SEGA or Petroglyph, used with permission of their respective creators, or were made by the developers of Triumph of the Hierarchy. Permission was recieved from Petroglyph and SEGA prior to the start of work on the mod.

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There have been some questions lately regarding the legality of Triumph of the Hierarchy due to its use of SEGA's assets. Below is information clearing up controversy on this subject.

Posted by HammBoyTheDestroyer on Jun 13th, 2012

When I started work on Triumph of the Hierarchy, before its appearance on ModDB, I was well aware of the potential copyright violations. I wanted to share my work on ModDB, but did not want to violate any copyrights. For this reason, I contacted both SEGA and Petroglyph asking if use of the assets was permissible. Below are screenshots of the e-mails exchanged.

Proof of Permission from SEGA and Petroglyph
Proof of Permission from SEGA and Petroglyph
As anyone can see, Petroglyph said it was up to SEGA, and SEGA said use of the assets was allowed so long as it was not "for commercial purposes," which it is not.

I have a great respect for copyright laws, and for this reason the README file in Triumph of the Hierarchy credits SEGA and Petroglyph for their work. Additionally, while most mods remove the intro credits, I added another, for SEGA.

I hope that this clears up any questions over the legality of the mod.


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HammBoyTheDestroyer Author
HammBoyTheDestroyer Jun 13 2012 says:

The images are found in the early postings of the mod, but, after recent events, I thought they should be brought back towards the front.

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Admiral-Ace Jun 14 2012 says:

Are you using the same Sega Intro used in UAW and is it replacing the LA logo?

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HammBoyTheDestroyer Author
HammBoyTheDestroyer Jun 14 2012 replied:

Yes, the logo is that from UaW. No, it will not replace the LucasArts logo. Many vanilla assets are still in use (such as trees and other minor things), so LucasArts still deserves credit.

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Jedi_Clone_X2 Jun 14 2012 says:

the guy that posted on here about this stuff did his name happen to be OldManPeterson, because if so he's went around to like 10 mods and has yelled the same crap over and over that your porting and he's gonna report you i've asked many of my friends to report him and to try and not delete his comments so moddb can see what he's doing

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HammBoyTheDestroyer Jun 14 2012 replied:

Well, it started with a comment by z3r0x (I know it's his job to be on the lookout for violations of the terms of use), but, yes, it was OldManPeterson who caused the most trouble.

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mbmcdon Jun 15 2012 says:

Yeah, this whole business was ridiculous. Anyone who has watched this mod knew that you are pretty much the first person ever to get official permission from a company to use the models for UAW.

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