View Full Version : This is friggin' pathetic

03-06-2003, 04:38 AM
The Luca$ empire has denied a group of hard working kids the right to use the Star Wars name for a FREE bf1942 mod. FREE!! They're not doing all this hard work for profit. They're doing it because of a shared love of video games and Star Wars. They won't put a dent in George Lucas' Alaska Pipeline of Profit and Greed.

The site: http://www.swbattlefield.com/

The thread: http://www.bfcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=4957&perpage=15&pagenumber=1

Hey Lucas, you suck and hope you get run over by a golf cart filled with muppets.

shock ~ unnamed
03-06-2003, 06:05 AM
And your point is?

It's his franchise to do with as he wishes.

Go invent something and see how happy you are when someone takes your creation and does whatever they want with it.

03-06-2003, 06:09 AM
Is that the one where like the planes become A wings and Tie Fighters and the tanks become Y Wings and there are stormtroopers and royal guards and crap.

Man that would have been cool.

DAMN THE MAN. Do it anyways.


03-06-2003, 07:45 AM
Originally posted by BigTeddyPaul
Man that would have been cool.
would have been? all the have to do is change the name... not stop development. :rolleyes:

03-06-2003, 08:30 AM
We've all had these kind of discussions before, and the bottom line is that Lucasarts is the only company with the license to produce Star Wars games...and has in recent years sub-contracted to other developers to produce content.

You have to look at it from Lucasarts' viewpoint. Yes, they are in the business to make money. If someone produces SW materials in another game, first they are infringing copyright, and secondly it means someone can play a Star Wars-based game without buying a legitimate SW game produced by Lucasarts. Taking the copyright issue further...if the developers of BF1942 also encouraged the development of such a mod, they too would get into trouble with Lucasarts, because they do not own the copyright. In a way, Lucasarts is also trying to protect other developers from legal action. Quality assurance also becomes a factor, in that they probably would not want to see a mod that may not be representative of the quality Lucasarts would normally expect.

Keep in mind that as yet, Lucasarts has not stopped either the Dark Forces or Jedi Knight mods being made, probably because they are being developed on top of an existing licensed Lucasarts game, Jedi Outcast. Personally, I think that's fair.

Anyway, whether you agree or disagree with that sentiment, we don't encourage people supporting mods on these forums that have been closed down by any developer, so this thread is closed.