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Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, declaring war on modding - HawkbitAlpha - 06-15-2017 11:25 AM

http://gtaforums.com/topic/889348-take-two-vs-modding/

Quote:We feared that this day would come... And now it's here.
The day, when GTA modding was declared illegal.

GTA modding had long and glorious history.
Since GTA III, people have created lots of different mods: from simple texture replacements to impressive full conversions.

And the modding always was a "gray zone" -- a battlefield between lawyers and PR...

For almost ten years of OpenIV development, we had tried to play as nice as possible and even more:
Strictly following of Civil Code of Russia (only reverse engineering for interoperability).
Only clean-room reverse engineering.
No distribution of original data and code.
And absolutely no messing with Online...
On June 5th, 2017, we had received an official Cease-and-Desist letter.
It clearly says, that with OpenIV we "allow third parties to defeat security features of its software and modify that software in violation Take-Two's rights".
Yes, this letter is illiterate both technically and grammatically (really, they don't even bothered with proof-reading the text).
Yes, we can go to court and yet again prove that modding is fair use and our actions are legal.
Yes, we could. But we decided not to.

Going to court will take at least few months of our time and huge amount of efforts, and, at best, we'll get absolutely nothing.
Spending time just to restore status quo is really unproductive, and all the money in the world can't compensate the loss of time.

So, we decided to agree with their claims and we're stopping distribution of OpenIV.

It was a hard decision, but when any modding activity has been declared illegal, we can't see any possibilities to continue this process,
unless top management of Take-Two company makes an official statement about modding, which can be used in court.


With many thanks for all modding community for all your fantastic creations,
OpenIV team.


So long, and thanks for all the fish.

I'm now one of many people boycotting Take Two products for this exact reason. I would advise any GTA lovers here to do the same.


Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, declaring war on modding - brainiac3397 - 06-15-2017 12:45 PM

Opposing mods is retarded, yet they still do it.


RE: Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, declaring war on modding - SoulRiser - 06-17-2017 02:44 AM

Wow, what assholes.


Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, declaring war on modding - Deleted - 06-17-2017 04:02 PM

I'm going to be leaving a negative review on steam. I've been having problems with the damn game ever since I bought it.


RE: Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, declaring war on modding - sswbm - 06-17-2017 07:18 PM

I use mods that add extra blocks for Minecraft Creative, and I use mods for most games to add support for stereoscopic 3D because rarely any games have that built-in.

But I wouldn't even think about going further than that. I think there's nothing wrong with a crackdown on mods. Modding is rarely legitimate; glorified fanfiction basically.


Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, declaring war on modding - The man - 06-17-2017 08:10 PM

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RE: Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, declaring war on modding - Shurpeh - 06-18-2017 12:31 PM

They kill single-player mods but multi-player mods still exist lmao the mod menu I bought for like two dollars still works :s


Oh and on gta they took my modded money, a whole 17m out of the 500m I had.. they fail at this whole preventing modders thing, I have yet to be banned and have been using a mod menu for well over a year


Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, declaring war on modding - Deleted - 06-18-2017 03:34 PM

Yes. Everyone: download a mod menus in online and show rockstar games and take a two interactive whassup.


RE: Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, declaring war on modding - Gwedin - 06-18-2017 03:39 PM

"arrrr" Pirate2 or something

(06-17-2017 07:18 PM)Jop Wrote:  I use mods that add extra blocks for Minecraft Creative, and I use mods for most games to add support for stereoscopic 3D because rarely any games have that built-in.

But I wouldn't even think about going further than that. I think there's nothing wrong with a crackdown on mods. Modding is rarely legitimate; glorified fanfiction basically.

fucking hell you continue to amaze me


RE: Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, declaring war on modding - sswbm - 06-18-2017 06:17 PM

(06-18-2017 12:31 PM)Shurpeh Wrote:  They kill single-player mods but multi-player mods still exist lmao the mod menu I bought for like two dollars still works :s

That's dumb, multiplayer mods have much more priority to be taken down than singleplayer mods.


RE: Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, declaring war on modding - the Analogist - 06-18-2017 06:53 PM

anyone old enough to remember how Doom was built to easily accomodate modding? hell, Final Doom was like a 64 level mod ID just decided to buy the rights too.

people still mod the shit out of that game, and so did I when I was a kid. Doom and modding forever, fuck these a holez. I just played a ROM hack of Megaman X3 where zero is fully playable. that blew my mind when I found out


RE: Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, declaring war on modding - sswbm - 06-20-2017 06:34 PM

Keep in mind that Take-Two also published Civilization, and for that they actually almost encourage modding (Steam Workshop).