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Post by Major » January 19th, 2010, 9:58 pm

I was going to do a Warhammer 40000 era but this has been banned by the powers that be so I have no use for these sprites and any one who needs some sprites can have these. Just modify them or the "powers that be" might get annoyed.
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Post by thespaceinvader » January 19th, 2010, 10:34 pm

You'd get away with the guardsmen (though possibly not the chainswords) but the astartes is unique enough to be basically unusuable for any of our purposes - GW tend to be highly protective of their intellectual property, and we want to cover ourselves.
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Re: Free sprites

Post by Major » January 19th, 2010, 10:39 pm

Ah. Okay here is a new sprite sheet without the Ultramarine or the bolt gun.
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Re: Free sprites

Post by Zerovirus » January 19th, 2010, 11:52 pm

Though we might not be able to use these directly, you've provided a very good basis for anyone who needs a rankenpack of modern troops. Nice work.

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Re: Free sprites

Post by Major » January 20th, 2010, 2:57 am

Thanks. I still think it would be cooler to make them into a WH40K mod but seeing as that is not allowed that will have to do.
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Re: Free sprites

Post by fmunoz » January 20th, 2010, 3:19 am

You can do it, but just not here (nor distribute it using the addon server)

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Post by Major » January 20th, 2010, 3:22 am

I can imagine it would be fun to have a WH40K era that I could play but all that hard work and I would be the only one to play it and appreciate it. :hmm: Plus the fact I cannot script makes things very tricky. Mabe not a good idea. :annoyed:
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Re: Free sprites

Post by JackBarber » January 20th, 2010, 2:54 pm

Although you can't have a WH era doesn't mean you can't use these units.
There are plenty of units/eras that were inspired by game things.
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Post by thespaceinvader » January 20th, 2010, 3:21 pm

Inspired by =/= derivative of. We are inspired (heavily) by LotR. However, Wesnoth is not an LotR game. Riding flightless birds is not without inspiration in the real world, after all (see: Ostrich Racing).

Discussing this will not change it, and will probably lead to threads being closed. Just so you know ;)
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Re: Free sprites

Post by Quietus » January 20th, 2010, 6:16 pm

Major wrote:I can imagine it would be fun to have a WH40K era that I could play but all that hard work and I would be the only one to play it and appreciate it. :hmm: Plus the fact I cannot script makes things very tricky. Mabe not a good idea. :annoyed:
Well why not put all that work into coming up with a unique idea which can be distributed? Why not use the idea of Imperial Guard and create a unique set of sprites with a new background and look?

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Re: Free sprites

Post by Major » January 20th, 2010, 8:33 pm

That might work I suppose. I see what I can come up with.
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Re: Free sprites

Post by Blarumyrran » January 20th, 2010, 8:38 pm

thespaceinvader wrote:Riding flightless birds is not without inspiration in the real world, after all (see: Ostrich Racing).
Doesn't change the point, but - that is really a pseudo-reason; Chocobones are very obviously referencing Chocobos, and bringing in Ostrich racing is very obviously retroactive. The difference here is homage versus plagiate, which is more subtle.

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Re: Free sprites

Post by thespaceinvader » January 20th, 2010, 8:53 pm

Also true. Suffice it to say, a WH40k era will not happen. A futuristic military era is fair game, but nothing that is derivative of GW intellectual property.

For now, enough.
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Re: Free sprites

Post by Major » January 20th, 2010, 9:12 pm

OK. I accept that and I am not making one the point here was that I now have a whole lot of sprites and absolutley no use for them so if anyone wants to use them feel free. This was not supposed to be a gripe session about GPL and copying. I am sorry if I came across that way.
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Re: Free sprites

Post by Ellran » April 14th, 2010, 9:32 pm

Hi all, first post here, been playing wesnoth for years, yadda yadda, sorry if i'm rezzing this thread.

instead of making something that is specifically WH40k why not make something that would be similar to "wesnoth 40k"? i'm not saying it would be a derivitave of WH40k but it CAN be influenced by it. and no, it wouldn't be called "wesnoth 40k" either, but i do think a futuristic wesnoth setting would be incredibly awesome.

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