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News Comments > Origin and AU Refunds
10. No subject Apr 28, 2015, 17:02 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 28, 2015, 14:10:

I wonder how strong the laws are there. Do services like Steam and Origin simply have to comply or can they force someone into something like Small Claims stating they have to prove it? In short make it a big enough PITA that most people won't bother doing it.

Some places it's arbitration. Even small claims though is pretty cheap in most places.
 
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News Comments > Steam Ending Paid Mods; Providing Refunds
25. No subject Apr 27, 2015, 23:30 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Creston wrote on Apr 27, 2015, 22:02:
Yeah, it'll be interesting to see what Beth's attitude becomes to simple things such as "cleaning" your mods. They refuse to do so for their DLCs, because they don't support modding, and cleaning mods is only an issue if you use mods/extra content.

Actually not cleaning is an issue even with an unmodified game. The problem with unclean main files is with persistent world points, and if you have a duplicate of a persistent point, it will be duplicated in the save. That of course can lead to save corruption.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda on Paid Skyrim Mods
23. No subject Apr 27, 2015, 20:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Valve's announcement on pulling the plug.  
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News Comments > etc.
33. No subject Apr 27, 2015, 02:49 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Aero wrote on Apr 27, 2015, 00:09:

Ah, of course. In your case, I should have said "god given inalienable right to other people's free labor." My mistake.

Oh boy! Look at this guys, someone who can tell modders what to think. So should I post my paypal now, and you can just dump a few hundred dollars into it?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. No subject Apr 26, 2015, 19:36 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 26, 2015, 18:57:
No he's not and neither are you. Just don't use the Steam store in that case, plenty of other sites to grab mods from. Problem solved. This is a total non-issue, and it's laughable some of you are trying to turn it into one like this ridiculous op-ed.

No he really is. Tell me what happens when a previously free mod goes paywall, and said mod is used as a framework for other mods. Skyui is a perfect example of that, now they've 'said' they won't break anything. But let's say they do, now what happens? You have all those mods that use MCM and no longer work, what do you do.

You can no longer modify your existing mods, can't tweak them, can't modify them because MCM doesn't work for them anymore. But before they went paywall it did.
 
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News Comments > etc.
18. No subject Apr 26, 2015, 01:35 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Apr 25, 2015, 18:41:
NOTHING is stopping you from modding Skyrim right now. Nothing.

And indeed, who does care if people try to make money off something that was free before? It will either work because people are willing to pay or it won't because people are unwilling to pay.

I'm just here with popcorn dude. All the middle-finger ascii art and crap that's posting on steam right now shows me the maturity level of gamers. If you're a modder, why even tend them as an audience? They want something for nothing and now they're whining that it's gone. That's not a fan. That's a baby bird.


So tell me something. When skyui decides to go paywall, and let's say the go the evil route and pull their existing versions thus breaking MCM, or modify MCM so it's no longer compatible with pre-existing versions what happens then? I'm sure you'll be the first one lining up if they charge $19.95 right.

That shit posting on steam is just what it is, shit posting as a form of protest. You do realize that even protests outside of the digital world are the equivalent. That audience? I never modded for them, I modded for me and just gave people the opportunity to use my creation many of whom have expressed their thanks.

What they want is the same thing I do. No paid mods, and no bullshit over it. We haven't had 'paid modding' over the last ~15+ years, and it didn't hurt the community. And this has successfully hurt the community, but it did show plenty of people who'd sell out for a mere $0.25 to the dollar(before taxes, fees, and so on).

ForgedReality wrote on Apr 26, 2015, 00:03:
They already removed a paid mod from Skyrim due to this bullshit almost immediately. What's the big deal? I'm sure everything will work out fine. XD

Skyrim Paid Mod Removed Amid Controversy
Well that had to do with Fore, saying "fuck you" to them. He built the framework for FNIS which they are using, and has the right to tell anyone who's trying to profit off of his work to go screw themselves. The SKSE team did something similar, but only going as far as saying anyone can use it but they'd never charge for it. And of course some modders are simply straight up pulling their work off nexus and the workshop because they don't want someone to steal it, wrap it up into a AIO and charge for it. That of course hurts the modding community as well.

Here's the thing in all of this, if someone uses one of my mods in their AIO and charges for it, I get jack shit. Zero. I also lose all rights to it on the workshop unless I charge for it. I've never posted my stuff there because I simply don't like the workshop, and nexus does a good enough job. I know some people have posted my stuff on MODDB and whatever the russian mod site is too, that's fine. That's because they either can't access the nexus, or don't want anything to do with it. My only stipulation in those cases is they make sure they keep up to date, and keep the old version archived.

edit: I'm sure that many already know that MCM or "that awesome menu system" that most mods use these days that's built into skyui is probably one of the big issues. Then again, someone might break down and built a mcm middleware if they decide to break it. Or some modder might just turn around and make a new menu system.

This comment was edited on Apr 26, 2015, 01:47.
 
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News Comments > etc.
10. No subject Apr 25, 2015, 18:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Apr 25, 2015, 17:55:

No, really.

Gaming could completely disappear and I could just as easily do something else. In a proper perspective, for people who have multiple hobbies and interests, this mod thing just does not matter.
It's obviously is a big deal, otherwise you wouldn't be commenting right? After all, who cares that someone is trying to make money off something that's been effectively free because "people enjoy doing it." In a proper perspective meaning modders like me, this is a clusterfuck.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. No subject Apr 25, 2015, 14:39 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Apr 25, 2015, 13:58:
It's just not that big of a deal. Nerds have turned a simple thing into a big deal - like they always do - and in 3 months this will be blown over.

Uh-huh. It actually is a big deal, it was a big deal in the early 00's when people talked about this too.

You can keep believing that all you want, but that doesn't mean it's true. People also said gamergate would be over in a week, it's been 8 months now.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. No subject Apr 24, 2015, 22:32 Mashiki Amiketo
 
For those interested, GMG has a coupon up for 25% off.
Code: SEMP1S-RM9U80-V81JO8
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Free Weekend
52. No subject Apr 24, 2015, 17:20 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Task wrote on Apr 24, 2015, 16:14:
With all the time Valve spent thinking this up with Beth, they could have completed maybe a week's worth of HL3 development (or however long it took them to cook this up).


Everyone knows that GabeN can't count to 3. But I'll tell ya if it ever happens it'll be worth the weight.
 
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News Comments > Steam Launches Paid Mod Support
34. No subject Apr 23, 2015, 16:18 Mashiki Amiketo
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 23, 2015, 16:16:
Anyone remember Quake Aliens back in 1997 that was "Fox'ed"?
Are we going to have publishers that use to have games on Steam with Workshop support pull their games because they aren't getting a cut of the money? And we are going to see lawsuits for people stealing other people's content and including it in 'All in One' mods and/or Int. Property rights?

Good question, will I get a cut because my mods and fixes are included in AIO's, and what happens if the AIO's start charging. Oh boy this is gonna be gud.
 
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News Comments > Steam Launches Paid Mod Support
21. No subject Apr 23, 2015, 14:55 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Yeah this is going to go badly, very badly. It might even turn around and kill modding for those that do it. Especially with the number of content thieves out there. It was people stealing my mods and branding them as theirs that caused me to quit modding at one point.

And of course you can't forget the number of people that strip assets out of other games, and then there's the whole "mods are property of blahblahblah" too.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. No subject Apr 20, 2015, 09:32 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Actually states they were removed due to harassmentů

Yeah this is the "so called harassment."

So yep, Calgary Expo lied through their ass.
 
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News Comments > Killing Floor 2 Regional Gore Cuts Possible
10. No subject Apr 19, 2015, 11:25 Mashiki Amiketo
 
DangerDog wrote on Apr 18, 2015, 15:20:
Japan strikes me as an odd one, they're perfectly fine with tentacle rape but splatter blood around a map in a game and they flip their shit?

Very odd, considering they have definitions in classification in videogames and movies for ryona and guro.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
13. No subject Apr 19, 2015, 04:29 Mashiki Amiketo
 
LittleMe wrote on Apr 18, 2015, 12:27:
Setting the game's process priority to 'high' reportedly also helps performance/responsiveness. Here's the registry hack to have that automatically set:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\GTA5.exe\PerfOptions]
"CpuPriorityClass"=dword:00000003
Seriously, don't set it to high. Set it to above normal. High and realtime push all other processes down.
 
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News Comments > New Mass Effect Details?
10. No subject Apr 18, 2015, 23:47 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NKD wrote on Apr 18, 2015, 14:36:
It's hard to say, but I'm getting the impression that you're actually flying the ship this time? They say you go from flying the ship to landing on planets etc without loading screens and that the solar systems and stuff are seamlessly connected.

Hope some of this stuff is true.

They'll probably put it on rails, fuck free spaceflight.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
3. No subject Apr 18, 2015, 04:38 Mashiki Amiketo
 
TangledThorns wrote on Apr 18, 2015, 01:43:
Is this the patch that makes the game fun?
The game is fun, maybe you're still playing GTA?
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
1. No subject Apr 18, 2015, 01:01 Mashiki Amiketo
 
355MB patch...shit. Wonder when they're going to launch compatible version of their ifruit crap.  
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News Comments > WildStar Off AU Shelves; F2P Coming?
22. No subject Apr 15, 2015, 21:51 Mashiki Amiketo
 
PropheT wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 20:43:

Something like one half of one percent of WoW's players participated in Naxx to any degree at level 60.

Designing and maintaining content for that percentage of their player population would have been asinine. They could piss off and lose every single player who entered Naxx at 60 and not only grow but thrive, there's literally no reason whatsoever to cater to that crowd.

Yeah so their solution was to piss on everyone when EZ-Mode dungeons came out, then as people continued to whine because they couldn't put in 3 hours to clear a raid in a night, they made it easier. Then they continued down the EZ-Mode path and made a "print purple" button. Epic became the new common, which of course killed the whole idea of clearing difficult content as unique, and a worthwhile adventure. Hell, I remember when I first started raiding and MC was a two day clear. It wasn't long before we were clearing MC in 2 hours, then moving on to BWL on the same night and half clearing it. Then using MC as a gearing raid for newbies and MC and AQ/Naxx nights.
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Sells 1M
17. No subject Apr 15, 2015, 08:02 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 01:45:
Or someone will mod a bunch of different disasters.

Cuz this one allows mods, unlike some other megastudio that doesn't allow them.

It wouldn't surprise me at all, I've been keeping an eye on the workshop hoping something shows up.
 
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