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Offline Brian Provinciano

SCI Homebrew Games
« on: May 30, 2004, 05:09:06 AM »
I don't want to hear an uproar as some of you want to question my actions in matters such as this.

I have noticed a number of fan made SCI games popping up, some with questionable content. You are free to create any game you wish with SCI Studio. However, I personally, do not want to be associated with them (an Osama game comes to mind, among others).

I never guessed what would be done with the view of myself included with SCI Studio. I simply thought it would be neat, if someone started the tutorial, then ended with a game, and myself in the game saying "hi". Who would have thought someone would use it in their game in an inappropriate situation. Regardless, that's not what this is about.

This is about the fact that the template game, as I am the author of it, has my name in the "About Template" dialog, and the "Restore;Restart" one. I also had figured, that if one were to put the effort into a game of their own, they would do the simple task of replacing my name with their name to tell the world they are the author. After all, all it takes is a simple change of two lines in the code, and the did script a whole game. However, it seems that the majority of people don't even bother!

I know I can't ask every author to recomplile their games, as I'm sure many projects are dead. All I ask, is that authors of websites which have them available for download run this little utility. All it does is replace "About Template", "Template Game" and "Brian Provinciano" with "About Game", "Game" and "(no name)". Nothing more, nothing less. If you can run it in the same directory as the resource.001, it will fix the game, and then can be deleted.

Much like how nearly all browsers, even the new Internet Explorer in Service Pack #2 must have built in copy protection, the new pack for WinXP has a built in firewall, and most email programs and many IPs have to integrate junk mail protection, we often underestimate how things can be abused. As a result, the next verision of SCI Studio will have the view removed, my name stripped from the text in the template game, and so forth.

This is nothing personal to everyone who has made an SCI game and left the "About Template" dialog and such intact with my name in it. I simply only want to be associated with my own work.

I hope you understand, bud if you do not, please try to put yourself in my shoes.

Offline Doan Sephim

Re:SCI Homebrew Games
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2004, 12:30:38 PM »
hi brian,
i certainly respect you wishes and i dont think they are too much to ask.
one question though. in the games that i am working on, in the little section about the game i write that these are games made by me, using SCISTUDIO 3 developed by you. im wondering if that referrence is ok? i guess i am just wondering how far removed do you want to be exactly?
if you dont want your name anywhere, i will do what you want...but it would feel strange to not give you credit for making the program i am using to make the games.

Offline Brian Provinciano

Re:SCI Homebrew Games
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2004, 05:45:19 PM »
Hi. That is perfectly fine to mention it was developed using SCI Studio which is by Brian Provinciano. It's actually nice of you to do that :) I just don't want people leaving the "By Brian Provinciano" as the author of their game.

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