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From Scratch & Car Manufacturers

Discussion in 'rFactor' started by Doug Dezan, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Doug Dezan

    Doug Dezan

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    I was wondering how much longer will it be before Car Manufacturers put a stop to Scratch Mods. Gaming Companies stopped conversion mods from different games. (Not complaining, just making an example) We have a rise in scratch mods recently and I have a feeling Car Companies will have these mod makers pay a license fee to costly. Soon all mods will be under approval with the game industry. I am for sure of it. It's almost there now.

    Will you pay for a car so you can race it? We do it already in a way. All these Simbin additions is exactly what they are doing.

    I just hope it doesn't screw things up with rFactor2.
     
  2. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
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    Yup, i prefer a licensed car from a dev team over a mod!
     
  3. Andrew Evans

    Andrew Evans

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    jep... take for example the mmg f1 mod for evo... it's better than any f1 game you've ever played... i can't believe FOM haven't nailed it yet, considering the highly aggressive stance they have on simple youtube vids etc...
     
  4. Lewis Fergusson

    Lewis Fergusson

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    On a slightly similar note, Ferrari nailed BatRacer (online management game) today for having their cars in a game without copyright permissions.

    So i'm slightly surprised we haven't seen any mods getting a nice letter...
     
  5. Ross Balfour

    Ross Balfour
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    Yeah noticed that today, Ferrari dont like people using their stuff without permission!
     
  6. Mark Birney

    Mark Birney

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    Lies. If a modmaker makes a good, fun car, I'll use it. Not paying for something that's as good and free. Besides, we need to support the mod teams!
     
  7. Sam Moss

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    This is true, look at how Simbin started. Also if mod teams weren't supported ISI wouldn't have got CTDP/MMG to do various projects like the BMW Sauber projects and the SuperLeagueFormula.
     
  8. Mark Birney

    Mark Birney

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    Kind of off topic, but Epic released the UT3 engine SDK the other day, for free. This is huge for the indie games market. Hopefully simracing could follow this path.