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Rockstar's 'response' to Single Player Mod policy

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THEAETIK
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#1

Posted 4 weeks ago

R* just updated their support page with this FAQ piece

 

https://support.rock...es/115009494848

 

Question: Are PC Single-Player Mods Allowed?

Answer: Rockstar Games believes in reasonable fan creativity, and, in particular, wants creators to showcase their passion for our games. After discussions with Take-Two, Take-Two has agreed that it generally will not take legal action against third-party projects involving Rockstar’s PC games that are single-player, non-commercial, and respect the intellectual property (IP) rights of third parties. This does not apply to (i) multiplayer or online services; (ii) tools, files, libraries, or functions that could be used to impact multiplayer or online services, or (iii) use or importation of other IP (including other Rockstar IP) in the project. This is not a license, and it does not constitute endorsement, approval, or authorization of any third-party project. Take-Two reserves the right to object to any third-party project, or to revise, revoke and/or withdraw this statement at any time in their own discretion. This statement does not constitute a waiver of any rights that Take-Two may have with respect to third-party projects.

 

This is incredibly vague as they specify "generally will not", in other words OpenIV falls in the "generally except this one" category.

 

I just hope this doesn't discourage too many people.

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Mr_Rager
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#2

Posted 4 weeks ago

Rockstar wants to be cool but his parents won't let him.

The7thOne
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Posted 4 weeks ago

After discussions with Take-Two, Take-Two has agreed that it generally will not take legal action against third-party projects


Vagueness. What IS "generally will not"? Under what circumstances will third-party projects not be outlawed? It suggests projects like OpenIV and ScriptHook V are safe, but it really doesn't, unless it's implied...

 

 

involving Rockstar’s PC games that are single-player, non-commercial, and respect the intellectual property (IP) rights of third parties.

 

This would protect mods for single-player use.

However,

 

...This does not apply to (i) multiplayer or online services; (ii) tools, files, libraries, or functions that could be used to impact multiplayer or online services, or (iii) use or importation of other IP (including other Rockstar IP) in the project.

 
From how I'm interpreting this, Clause i prevents multiplayer "alternatives" from existing. Clause ii outlaws OpenIV and ScriptHook V, trainers, mod menus, etc. Clause iii outlaws RDR V, OpenIV's Liberty City, and any other related projects.


Luchingador
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Posted 4 weeks ago Edited by Luchingador, 4 weeks ago.

TB just twitted: 

OpenIV has released an update. It seems they were able to work things out with Rockstar.

 

https://twitter.com/...416751184183296

 

PCGamers also on it: http://www.pcgamer.c...uffer-pcgamertw

 

Any news about it?


smeagol
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#5

Posted 4 weeks ago

Yeah, I don't think the statement means all that much. It's pretty vague.


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Posted 4 weeks ago

I found some pretty cool videos made in response to the controversy though, my favorite is one made by this small time youtuber with incredibly well done cinematics.

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