This paid-for game is using DCSS tiles?


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Post Sunday, 26th February 2012, 22:58

This paid-for game is using DCSS tiles?

https://market.android.com/details?id=c ... NlcGFpZCJd

Check the screenshots, the game will look... familiar. I don't know if or how much the devs/contributors will care, but it looks like Crawl tiles were lifted wholesale for this Desktop Dungeons clone. And this app maker is taking money for it. Seems kinda shady.
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Post Sunday, 26th February 2012, 23:43

Re: This paid-for game is using DCSS tiles?

It does indeed seem like DC:SS tiles are being used in that game. There are a couple of ways of looking at this.
1, ask the store to take down the game, it's using for profit art from a free game.
2, ask the designer to change the art from what it currently has.
3, intimation is the sincerest form of flattery, be pleased that someone thinks DC:SS tiles are good enough to use in their own game.
4, DDoS the site. Illegal.
And by the way, what is the license for DC:SS, I can't find it anywhere.
The smartest options is too write a letter of complaint to the designer and store.
The Trogyist options is the DDoS attack.
Edit, looking at the devs site he recognizes the tiles are from DC:SS provides a link to this site and says thanks to the community for making such great art. http://www.seramygames.com/contact.html
Edit of a edited post. I just sent a e-mail to the dev requesting that they at the least provide a link to the DC:SS home page on the android store or create their own art. Very polite, just letting them know that it's a little bit rude to take something from a free game and sell it without showing right away that this isn't purely original content.
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Post Monday, 27th February 2012, 00:35

Re: This paid-for game is using DCSS tiles?

Hm, the app dev could even be this person here: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=3781

Still, acknowledging the source doesn't change the fact that he's charging for something that isn't his.
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Post Monday, 27th February 2012, 01:43

Re: This paid-for game is using DCSS tiles?

Jabberwocky wrote:And by the way, what is the license for DC:SS, I can't find it anywhere.


0.9 is GPL v2+, according to the license.txt
I can't find the license file for 0.10 but it has to be GPL as well :)
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Post Monday, 27th February 2012, 02:41

Re: This paid-for game is using DCSS tiles?

Most the crawl tiles are public domain (according to license.txt).

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Post Monday, 27th February 2012, 03:36

Re: This paid-for game is using DCSS tiles?

oh ok, no big deal then.

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Post Thursday, 1st March 2012, 21:31

Re: This paid-for game is using DCSS tiles?

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Post Friday, 2nd March 2012, 12:39

Re: This paid-for game is using DCSS tiles?

I used the tiles for a couple of games by myself. Even before I started playing crawl. Have a look here: rltiles.sourceforge.net

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Post Friday, 2nd March 2012, 17:32

Re: This paid-for game is using DCSS tiles?

Just for reference, rltiles is a subset of crawl-tiles.
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