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by Niffiwan
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 309
Views: 102645

Re: Sequels strife

There were many Pong suits, and they lost, because tennis is a known game, and Pong is a direct transfer of that into 2D computer screens... Come on now. ;) Pong is nothing at all like tennis. Ok, it's maybe 1% like tennis. In tennis, you can move around the court, not just stand at the back. The b...
by Niffiwan
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 309
Views: 102645

Re: Sequels strife

Common misconception, you can copyright a gameplay mechanic. Is this article wrong about it that: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_clone In present-day law, it is nonetheless held that game mechanics of a video game are part of its software, and are generally ineligible for copyright. Altho...
by Niffiwan
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 309
Views: 102645

Re: Sequels strife

And here is Stardock's response: https://forums.starcontrol.com/492870/at-long-last-reiche-and-ford-state-what-they-think-they-own Honestly, I think Stardock are in the right here. You can't copyright gameplay mechanics, which is what Fred & Paul seem to be accusing them of. The history of videogam...
by Niffiwan
Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: *Heavy Space*
Topic: Peeru Fanfic Comments
Replies: 151
Views: 97836

Re: Peeru Fanfic Comments

Okay, I'll be looking forward to the next installment, however long it takes!
by Niffiwan
Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Ur-Quan Masters HD
Topic: Art/Lighting Experiments
Replies: 22
Views: 23106

Re: Art/Lighting Experiments

WOW! :o That is astonishing! It's really wonderful to see 2D pixel art advancing in this way. I really think that this is a big leap forward. If you get this working, I imagine you'll constantly have game-creators contacting you to find out how to do it in their own games. Also, I notice that the de...
by Niffiwan
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: Mods, Clones and other Fan Content
Topic: Groombridge Log part IV - and the whole book - completed
Replies: 11
Views: 16150

Re: Groombridge Log part IV - and the whole book - completed

I hope that Fred and Paul will be OK. See no reason not to. It would be "fair use", as this is your interpretation based on their creation, not a copy. In same fashion that it is fair use to upload and monetize let's plays on the net. Unfortunately, that's not the way it works. Current copyright mo...
by Niffiwan
Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: Mods, Clones and other Fan Content
Topic: [WIP] Star Control 1 remake
Replies: 252
Views: 128004

Re: [WIP] Star Control 1 remake

oldlaptop wrote:Thrilled to know this is still alive! :D-smf
Yes, so am I!
by Niffiwan
Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Stardock Plans Reboot of Star Control
Replies: 65
Views: 77794

Re: Stardock Plans Reboot of Star Control

I like that the rights were bought by people who really liked the original. At the same time, I'm worried that their plan for it seems to be a Hollywood-like "re-imagining". Ur-Quan Masters HD has already updated the graphics (and some other stuff) for contemporary hardware. The gameplay itself need...
by Niffiwan
Mon May 27, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SC2's Greatest Mysteries (spoilers)
Replies: 143
Views: 53084

Re: SC2's Greatest Mysteries (spoilers)

1. Travelling along one groove of the galactic disk dramatically increases the probability that the sentients in neighbouring grooves will detect the trail of destruction (or hegemony), figure out what's happening and organise themselves to meet the threat. Considering our solar system is on the ou...
by Niffiwan
Thu May 23, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SC2's Greatest Mysteries (spoilers)
Replies: 143
Views: 53084

Re: SC2's Greatest Mysteries (spoilers)

There was never going to be a third doctrinal conflict. Not sure about that, if you talk to the Ur-Quan after they lose the Doctrinal War they do suggest the opposite. While the Kohr-Ah move through space, killing your neighboring species we shall remain here, guarding the trophy... the Sa-Matra. W...