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Deek_2k    122
this might cause legal issues.. but try ripping them from a game like red alert... all the textures in red alert can be converted to bmp''s through the use of a program called ra_mixer or someting i believe....
but hey i dunno what your looking for... so thats just a thought of one way of getting textures

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Could you tell me how I could get a diablo2 ripper, or where I can find diablo2 tilesets? Even instructions on how to manually rip somethign would be great. I''m not trying to steal the Diablo2 tile/charactersets, I just want to look at them to see how they work. I was interested in making a new character set, or tile set, for a possible mod. Or something. Please?

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Deek_2k    122
aint got a sniff man... i dont have a computer capable of running diablo2 so i cant even look at their character sets... as for a ripper thats something you should look into.. like i said my comp cant run it so im not interested in ripping anything from it.... i actually prefer to do my own art...

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krez    443
just draw your own tiles... i mean they might not be beautiful, but i am sure you could manage a few diamond shapes that tile...

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Drizzt DoUrden    100
Well..... if your willing to do things illegally..

Use the print screen button to take screen shots while playing your isometric game... and then paste them into MSPaint.

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In the game development section i think of vbexplorer.com theres a free tile set.

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Ok I just found the exact link http://www.vbexplorer.com/charpack1/tiles1.jpg

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Guimo    463
I wasn''t talking about ripping sprites!!! Why the dark side of everyone suddenly suggested it????... but.. in fact... i was using some ripped sprites for testing

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Mayrel    348
I don''t think that ripping tiles will be illegal unless you distribute the graphics, so if it''s just for personal testing, there''s nothing illegal in it.

If you want others to test it, though, that may technically be illegal.

However, I doubt that Activision are going to take you to court unless you try to use the tiles in a finished game.

One good solution might be to rip graphics from free tilesets for other games. SimCity 2000 can use custom tilesets, and I imagine many of them are free. Other games may have similar features.


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Here;s a web site for rippinf diablo 2
graphics:
http://grw.boom.ru/downloads1.htm

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MatuX    122
There is no real ethical problem with ripping copyrighted graphics as far as you don''t make money with your product (which is why they''re copyrighted) and you state where did you get the stuff.

I have been working on the game modding scene making programs, most of the time I ripped graphics from these games to make the GUI and we (my group) even received congratulations about these programs from international game developers like Black Isle and MicroFortè.

What they don''t want is to have others making money with their effort or to appropriate it and say you made them, *that* is what is wrong and must not be done.

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There is no real ethical problem with ripping copyrighted graphics as far as you don''t make money with your product (which is why they''re copyrighted) and you state where did you get the stuff.

I have been working on the game modding scene making programs, most of the time I ripped graphics from these games to make the GUI and we (my group) even received congratulations about these programs from international game developers like Black Isle and MicroFortè.

What they don''t want is to have others making money with their effort or to appropriate it and say you made them, *that* is what is wrong and must not be done.


That''s BS. You shouldn''t publicly distribute anything with copied assets, even if it is for free. You won''t make any more for yourself, but what will happen is the sales of what you have copied from will go down.

A game mod isn''t bad, as long as they need to buy what you ripped from to play it. But ripping art from one published game to use in a mod for another is definately not cool, even if you don''t make any money off of it.

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Mayrel    348
I think that''s unlikely. If I saw a program that used graphics ripped from Tib Sun, say, that wouldn''t mean that I decide that I definately wasn''t going to buy Tib Sun.

For programs that are clones, then your argument may be valid, but MatuX appears to be referring to programs designed to mod the game from which the graphics have been ripped. You can''t use such a program without buying the game.

Regardless of anything else, what attracts me to a game is not graphics, but gameplay. If somebody ripped the models from Star Fleet Command and put them into a Homeworld mod, for example, that wouldn''t (and didn''t) stop me from buying SFC, because I know putting models from SFC into Homeworld doesn''t magically turn Homeworld into SFC: if I want to play SFC, I can buy SFC; if I want to play Homeworld with models from SFC, I can do that, to.

If your game is so dissimilar from another that people wouldn''t bother to buy yours if your graphics were available for the other, then your game isn''t good enough.

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