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Re: New fan game + clan news
|Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:40 am
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This game is clearly a violation of the Original SFC EULA
"General Product License. This copy of Star Trek®: Starfleet Command
(the "Software") is intended solely for your personal non-commercial
home entertainment use. You may not decompile, reverse engineer, or
disassemble the Software, except as permitted by law. Interplay
Entertainment Corp. and its licensors retain all right, title and
interest in the Software including all intellectual property rights
embodied therein and derivatives thereof. The Software, including,
without limitation, all code, data structures, characters, images,
sounds, text, screens, game play, derivative works and all other
elements of the Software may not be copied, resold, rented, leased,
distributed (electronically or otherwise), used on a pay-per-play,
coin-op or other for-charge basis, or for any commercial purpose.
Any permissions granted herein are provided on a temporary basis and
can be withdrawn by Interplay Entertainment Corp. at any time. All
rights not expressly granted are reserved."
It would be a whole different ball game if the source code for any SFC game (Original SFC, SFC II: EAW and SFC II : OP, this does not include SFC 3) was released, but currently it is not. As such, EULA is still in effect for all SFC games.
I posted the EULA enough over at STGD when fighting over the SFC 3 Beta patches.. Yet people still choose to post material that is under EULA Copywrite protection.. the screen shot on STGD on the front page is all that is needed to know that the game was ripped from components of SFC (either screen shots or reverse engineering the code), the language is done in spanish, however the Font is Taldren's. It uses SFC's shield status display, the Sprites.q3 weapons icons, and probably the rendering engine or Model Viewer components for the display.. I haven't downloaded it to see if it uses the *.mod file structure for the models it is displaying or if it is using screen shots to represent ships.
A copy of the link, a saved page from the from of this site, and a copy of this message has been sent to Harry Lang for reasons under the EULA of the original SFC :
Copyright 1999 by Interplay Entertainment Corp. All Rights Reserved.
Portions copyright 1999 Amarillo Design Bureau. Some elements
based upon the board games created by Amarillo Design Bureau.
Starfeet Command Copyright 1999 Interplay Entertainment Corp. All
Rights Reserved. Registered and Copyright 1999 Paramount
Pictures. All Rights Reserved. Star Trek is a registered
trademark of Paramount Pictures and Starfleet Command and
related marks are trademarks of Paramount Pictures. All
Rights Reserved. Interplay, the Interplay logo, "By Gamers,
For Gamers", 14 East and the 14 East logo are trademarks of
Interplay Entertainment Corp. Quicksilver Software and the Quicksilver
logo are trademarks of Quicksilver Software, Inc. Exclusively
licensed and distributed by Interplay Entertainment Corp. All other
trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective
|Last edited by Pestalence on Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:45 am; edited 1 time in total
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|Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:44 pm
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We are reporting news on the front page of the site. We are not making the game. Kindly take your legal threats to the game developer. While your at it, maybe you should go to GameSpy industries as www.strategyplanet.com
ran with the story as well.
To be perfectly blunt i am getting sick fed up with peopel in this community trying to dictate how we should run this site, a site which predates most other trek gaming sites on the net. As for Lang, if it wasnt for Vic and Watertiger dragging him out of obscurity most of the fleets would still think he was a tea boy at Viacom.
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