What If EA Finds Out About This?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Titowam, May 14, 2013.

  1. Titowam

    Titowam Member

    I honestly don't think they give a crap but what if EA finds out about this?
    We all (hopefully) know how the TSOR project went and.. well.. this is non-profiting so will anything happen?
    Also, are ALL the files deleted from TSOR or has Project Dollhouse / NIOTSO acquired some of it? Since that probably would / has helped alot.
  2. AidanM

    AidanM Member

    It could be very bad if they do. TSOR also was asking for money "Donations" towards the end so that could have raised an eye for EA. With the incentive to play the play test first. Since Project Dollhouse is more open and "All for one and one for all" they might not make a big deal about it. I don't know if any of the work from TSOR was salvageable. Regardless Rock on Project House/ Afr0 :p :!: :!: :!:
  3. Titowam

    Titowam Member

    Yeah, taking paid for something that they dont own the rights for is kind of.. illegal I guess.
    Lets hope that it never happens!
  4. AidanM

    AidanM Member

    Hopefully they'll see how much we wanna get back on. For now I wait in Second Life :lol:
  5. xezno

    xezno Member

    It's legal for PD to do this.
    They made a deal with EA!
  6. Afr0

    Afr0 Well-Known Member

    No, we did not. I think I've already answered this somewhere, but basically, the gist of it is this:

    1. EA doesn't care, so long as noone is earning money off of the game's assets. If they did care, they would have let us know a long time ago.
    2. Even if they did care, there's not much they can do. Writing and distributing code to interact with fileformats has never been illegal, nor will it ever be.
  7. Titowam

    Titowam Member

    So basically if you dont charge us to play it, its okay? :D
  8. frankie

    frankie Member

    Correct. There's also a very detailed explanation to this at the NioTSO site. :)
  9. xezno

    xezno Member

    So that means I can make my own TSO clone if it is called something different and if it was for free?
  10. Afr0

    Afr0 Well-Known Member

    If by "clone" you mean writing code to interact with EAs fileformats, then yes.
  11. xezno

    xezno Member

    Like using the original files for TSO but making something to interact with it?
  12. Titowam

    Titowam Member

    Thats exactly what he means :p
  13. xezno

    xezno Member

    Yay, my game's legal!!!

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