Before I knew of this community I ran across him over at another mod site not going to name drop that site but he did at one point have free R.E. mods there but then all of a sudden he pulled them and started saying he moved to his blog and you needed to send him all this personal info. like CC numbers and IDs etc. on top of paying glad he never answered my email back when I asked if he was still accepting people on his blog guess his email box was full of hate mail or something and he just clicked delete all on any new ones rolling in.
if he has your personal information you have a lot of things to worry about.
I assume that the goal is to make mods and share them to let other people use it. That's why I recommend to create own blog and make a threads with your mods on most popular forums if you want people to know which mods is yours.
And that's why I think it's not a big deal if your mods will be uploaded somewhere else in the internet, even without your name in the credits. You can always try to speak with unfair users. But I think you don't need to worry about this too much, since there is not much you can do in the internet. At least, until you are not trying to make some money.
I Wonder If It Is Doable Like For Sectus To Add Some Kind Of Password/Protection Or Something Like That For The .arc Files Getting Errors/Corrupted Files Or Stuff If You Try To Extract Them By Normal Means
Considering my arctool seems to have become the arc extraction/repacker tool everyone uses, this would be possible. I could add a feature which prevents arctool from extracting certain arcs without a valid password, but still make it possible for the game to read the file.
It would have one huge downside though: people could just use another arc extraction tool.
It is extremely difficult to ensure other people won't ever modify any of your mods, so I don't think there's anything practical we can do beyond saying people shouldn't do it and making sure there's an obvious credit to yourself in the files. I think other solutions (like making a mod only available to select few people) would be a shame as it either makes it a hassle to get certain mods, or it would end up making the modding community smaller.
Post by genyaarikado on Mar 23, 2015 7:42:50 GMT 10
Mmm if you ip ban someone would they still be able to access the forum even when logged out? I mean, if that works he could always get a proxy but i dont see another way, other than handpicking downloaders but that kinda screws up people if the creator were to leave.
This is a nice topic and i thought about Simplesim being a real "A"hole for asking for your CCnumber and other very personal information to enter a so called "VIP Lounge Mod download Club". Sorry but, you give out such personal info only for work or studying purposes but for VIDEOGAME MODS??? HELLOOO!! The internet is too dangerous to pay "such unreliable people". I wouldn't mind to sign up for something but i would never give out my CC number or adress! Plus,NANOXNANO, you shouldn't have done this. If i were you, i would verify my bank account, you never know :/
Ok modders put a lot of work in this stuff but nevertheless, 90% of the mods are HEARTLY given out for FREE <3 (thanks!)
Last Edit: Mar 30, 2015 22:52:58 GMT 10 by bankaibob