Posted March 21, 2013
Forge: it's kinda illegal to freely distribute the maps outside of what was included in the demo versions, so having someone else do it for you then hosting it on a web site for download can be frowned upon.
yes it is.
cannard: Is it? Pretty sure that the majority of mods that are freely and legally posted around this site consist of edited map files among other things, and that the only thing that's illegal is distributing the executable files that enable play of the games themselves. Anyone able to provide edited map files should be able to provide them in this thread without any problems.
it's not the executable file that's illegal to distribute, it's the GRP file. this contains the art, music, sounds, levels, etc. The shareware version of the GRP is freely distributable. The major difference between the GRP files is the shareware only contains the first three levels of episode one.
I'd like to see several examples of the "majority" of these mods that make use of these edited map files.
I know of a couple that might use heavily edited versions of maps outside of E1L1-E1L3, but most use the first three levels. If the majority are using them, then I've been missing out.
People are going to do what people are going to do. If PikaCommando or someone learns the editor and removes the slimers, I would suggest keeping it to themselves in order to avoid unwanted attention. (3dr no longer "owns" the duke nukem ip)
Post edited March 21, 2013 by Forge