Sleeper Service wrote:The main problem might be that I can't really "advertise" the possibility to make donations much, other than mentioning it here.
I think I might have some ideas about what fans could do to encourage others donating... Without needing to put anything in-game (albeit I must say that some sub-plot about raiding hidden cache of weapon-mod makers donors could be interesting in itself ). No idea if it will work either, but I'll definitely try. Surprise time, I hope!
Biohazard063 wrote:Is that a challenge?
Maybe I'll do it someday...
Haven't even beat vanilla AE on hard yet.
Guess Red-tail would be the way to go in that case. If it still has the cargo-teleporter at least.
Been so long since I played with the standard CE ships...
I'm afraid that the "proper" challenge also require vanilla player ship loadouts... Well, at least that is how I'm doing it, which adds the challenge of getting the really useful things CE adds, that we've learned to (ab)use for our profit. Aaaaand, there is always the Engi B/Stealth B thing with Vanilla loadouts, trying to beat Hard with it is hilarious
Sleeper Service wrote: Github revision control would allow to reverse those changes made by Rackman. Would you advise to do this? Rockman, are you still around? Your thoughts?
The problem is that I'm not even sure, personally. It is possible that I just get too used to "mind-filtering" wrong gender problems, and thats why using very unusual (yet correct) English terms makes it feel awkard for me. Also, there might be "it's just me" problem, too. I would definitely wait for more opinion (and personally, I think I need to spend more time with seeing those sentences on-screen) before doing any radical steps.
Sleeper Service wrote:Justin just pointed out in the Clonebay thread that you can loose your copyright if you don't actively defend it (at least under US copyright law, which Ben is probably subject to). Allowing people to distribute your music without fee might qualify as just that, not defending your copyright. So I don't think that Ben would or should allow this. Even though I'd of course love to add some more of his music into the mix.
Well, to be absolutely honest, what Justin said isn't exactly true law-wise (as per my 3/4 educated guess, 3/4 cause IANAL, but I have some contact with those matters), it's just how it end many times when law gets twisted wrong way.
Also, answering *specific* question about using your work in *specific* project doesn't mean you're not protecting your copyright. You're actively giving your permission (or not), stating your opinion, deciding = actively doing things related to copyright of your work.
What could get used (twisted) by some Us lawyers into not protecting copyright would be seeing your work used in some mod (or anywhere, for that matter), and just *shrugging*, i.e. not taking action. Thats is, probably, what Justin had in mind - seeing clonebay being made, they faced dilemma - either take unjustified action to prove that they actively protect their copyright (and being an arse to your fans/project makers), or not, risking that someone else with bad intentions, later, may use this "silent approval" against them. Considering that no action was performed against Clonebay (which in itself is great idea, IMO, personally I see it more important than Overdrive, if it succeed), I'm glad that FTL makers did the right choice, at the end Not that the clonebay is an real "attack" on their copyright anyway - I can't see a quality resources pack coming in MANY years, people will need to use legitimately obtained FTL resources, anyway. OTOH, the "placeholder" graphics, used to just check if FTL works via open engine on your platform of choice, is a great idea. I guess it may increase FTL makers profits in long term, if anything.
Anyway, going back to the music - as I off-toped a little in the last paragraph - asking Ben wouldn't hurt, for sure. And definitely wouldn't hurt his copyright if he agrees (unless someone is deliberately planning to steal his work no matter what, using any excuse - in which case problems would happen, CE integration or not).
Now I shut up and go for first "proper" FTL:CE run in long time... Weeoooho!