Author Topic: fh2 Plagiarism (Keep a lookout for this)  (Read 13044 times)

Offline Matthew_Baker

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Re: fh2 Plagiarism (Keep a lookout for this)
« Reply #121 on: 12-11-2017, 19:11:13 »
Don't worry, no one's accusing you of anything criminal. This is a place to discuss possible illegal use of FH's stuff and bring it to the dev's attention. The devs can decide what they want to do about it.

Seems that someone clearly ripped these models from FH and uploaded them to various 3D websites without the owners permission. I'm sure this is also the case with many other FH models on websites that we don't know about.

All the accounts that uploaded these models are anonymous and have no other information. I'm almost 100% certain that they weren't uploaded by the original devs, especially if it was only 3 years ago.

Imo the best thing to do would be to ask the website to take these models down.

That's really all that can be done, but it's up to the devs to do it.

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Re: fh2 Plagiarism (Keep a lookout for this)
« Reply #122 on: 13-11-2017, 01:11:40 »
Rest assured of 2 things...One, I haven't used a lot of the models that are availbale for download, and two, I have every intention of replacing the models I have used at some point, and have already replaced a few since their inclusion in the mod (Panzer II, Churchill, KVs, and King Tiger, to name a few). I am either using another downloaded model, or I remodel them myself. I am a very capable modeler and texturer, and that shouldn't be in question, so it wasn't because I couldn't do these models on my own. I added them because it gave me a lot of new content quickly that I could build my mod around. I have plans to eventually have all my own stuff in WarFront, but between working alone and working with a game that is over 15 years old means that this is most likely not going to happen. But I would like to be able to say that a lot (preferably most) of the content is mine.

I know almost all of those devs personally, and worked with them in the early days of FH 1. I did some coding for FH 1, and a few textures as well. I have a great deal of respect for them as developers, and I would like to believe that they hold me in the same regard, so this was NEVER an issue of me trying to steal their work and pass it off as my own.

I didn't credit the FH team with these models when I used them, because they didn't come directly from the FH mod. Had I done that, I think the fallout from the FH fanboys that still play FH 1 would've been pretty bad, and this issue would've blown up. So I kept it simple. I downloaded them from various internet sites, used them, and that was that.

Either way, I will replace all the ones I have time to, and the mod will continue to move forward. It's not FH 1 by any means, but I would invite you to download WarFront and give it a try if you still play BF1942. I have done a few new things, like 3d reticles and random spawn load-outs  on my planes that you might like.