copyrighted maps?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by grahamwolfe, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. grahamwolfe

    grahamwolfe L1: Registered

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    Ok this is a pretty important question as I'm looking to recreate some of the original maps from tfc. If I made a map from the original tfc that was a valve map, would there be a problem if it became popular or just making it in general for public servers? One that they havent made yet that is that was an original valve map.
     
  2. Agentkid

    Agentkid L1: Registered

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    I dont think so, Avanti was remade and that is on AXL's server as one of the popular maps. However i really doubt you be able to get the remake map to WIN a Valve award
     
  3. martijntje

    martijntje L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    I wouldn't worry about it. I don't think valve would mind. What map did you have in mind?

    there are like 200 versions of 2fort (wich suck), and nobody cared.
     
  4. grahamwolfe

    grahamwolfe L1: Registered

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    im not hoping for an award, just the ability to recreate some of the more famous maps
     
  5. grahamwolfe

    grahamwolfe L1: Registered

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    well im afraid if i say my idea someone might steal it, but anyway i was thinking about bases 2k1 or crossover2
     
  6. Nutomic

    Nutomic L11: Posh Member

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    Valve wont do anything about that, why should they? There are so much remakes of tfc maps around, which were no problem for them.

    Generally, remeking valve maps is not bad as they dont care about it, only if you want to remake some custom map, you better ask the mapper, if you can still find him.
     
  7. megawac

    megawac L4: Comfortable Member

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    Valve wont care, Id search fpsbanana & tf2maps... maybe google the map name ahead of time to make sure the maps not already been done.

    I can tell you avanti, ksaur and a few others have been done.
     
  8. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Remaking an old map IE a port is no problem. There are no copyright infringements as long as it is none profit and that you don't claim it as your original work.

    There will be no legal problems remaking maps from other games. Just don't expect it to become official for those very reasons.