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UO clone

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my brother and i are working on a UO clone, using UO graphics but having a much different skill system with guilds and more. it will be networked and everything. the engine has already been partly written (you can walk around a map). ill post a url when i make a homepage for it.

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Isn''t it illegal to use their graphics?

They sued a fan site when they posted artwork from Ultima Online 2. But that was confidential information...

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sorry, this was supposed to be posted under that "what game are you working on?" post.

Yeah we''re using the actual UO graphics. There are a bunch that are never used. The game''s gonna be free, so i dont see how they can have a problem with it.

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Well, if you''re distributing original game content (regardless of whether they actually used it), they could jump on you. There are other alternatives, too, like making a tool that would convert/copy the original game''s artwork over to your clone.

- Defiant
http://www.flyingtemple.com

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Please don''t fall into the common trap of thinking that just because your game is free that they won''t mind. If you were trying to make a living selling something, then someone else was able to duplicate your output and sell it for free, you''d be unhappy as you''d be losing potential income. I expect they would ask you to stop if they found out, and maybe threaten legal action if you refused.

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Being free doesn''t change the fact that they will nail you. Since the copyrights are registered your''re looking at statutory damges, which I believe are $25,000 per violation.

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I totally agree, don''t use a single pixel of Origin''s stuff.
If they found out you distributed it I SERIOUSLY doubt they would take to kindly to you regardless of the fact your game is free.

Sieggy

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I wish I did! I''m doing am iso RPG and am artist lacking at the moment.

Sieggy

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