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({STAR})earthinhabitant
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September 18, 2017, 12:09:45 PM »
Was looking at lot of indie gaming sites and submission rules and they almost all, seemed to prefer game author owner to submit.

Would contacting Hi-Rez and asking them, be a problem for TN, or could it be circumvented and just submit it, as tribes next, not tribes 2,  as owning the IP may or may not be required

Steam http://www.steampowered.com/steamworks/FAQ.php

Since the game would be  free and no revenue is generated, not sure how it would fly on steam and other sites, that revenue is shared.

Last thing wanted to do, was a get tribesnext.com a cease and desist order, by contacting Hi-Rez, thus reason asking here, as I started email to send to them and was like, better check in first with everyone here.

If Hi-Rez did give permission to do so, to any sites, Steam or others?  This would be good, right?  Thyth would you up to the submission and authorization from Hi-Rez and master server upkeep regulations they might require,,,if any rules, or restrictions apply, like change name back to Tribes II and link to hi rez studio, and ad an advert for their other games or something, might suffice to get the green light?

If does not meet requirements to get on Steam, i looked at 4 or so other sites, that can explore closer for submission policies, that might work...if this is something that is feasible or not and if so, what is best way to go about it, to respect hirez studios

or has been asked before and declined to do so? 


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1: September 19, 2017, 09:44:31 AM »
My understanding in relation to the T2 source code is that it was archived away somewhere when dynamix was sold to Vivendi Games. Vivendi was then sold to Activision. HiRez bought the rights to the Tribes Franchise but Im not sure whether or not they got the T2 source code like they got the T1 source code or they would have realease it in their, tribes franchise tribute or whatever.

This guy gave me a p good anwser.



I dont believe HiRez has the code. But they have the rights. So, once you even found the code from Activision and bought it, you'd still have to buy the rights from HiRez.
Maybe even then, you could even think about trying to put the game on steam. If even then someone here would code it.

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2: September 19, 2017, 10:07:32 AM »
i read that article a few years back and up on situation then and even contacted hi-rez about purchasing the IP Tribes...got no response from email.

Anyways, i am not interested in purchasing any rights, as this would be a win win for everyone, as the game is a bit obsolete almost, though making it available, could have some benefits for Hi-rez, by offering link to their site for current release games they own...

for sure, do not think it would cut into any profits or create any liabilities or risks, for them and simple disclaimer, would suffice, imo.

I do not think the source code is needed, for all practical intents and purpose, to add to the gaming directories, just think the owners of the game would need to authorize it, and make sure all permissions are in order to do so.

Was reading on on xfire and the all seeing eye and other gaming tools yesterday and i do not use steam currently, though was just thinking would be nice to offer it on steam for everyone...as gamespy is gone too now and sure there are others that maybe the requirements to add, are not so stringent and just act like Tribes2n is owned by the community or for sure not anyone they would be legally put in harms way, for claiming ownership rights... and just put it up on as many sites and game query programs and tools that we can, as i am not sure about legal ramifications, as for sure would not want hirez to get pissy about it if they saw one of their products being listed all over the web to play, when they shelved it and took down master server...as really think best solution, would be have hirez put master server back up, as a petition might suffice, as well as some cash or least a way for them to advertise their other releases, so potential cross purchase and play would occur and make it good for the company...why?

main reason, think it is bad for the IP to pull master server, as really how much does it cost a year to keep game alive...
Think about all the consumers got screwed, as a class action lawsuit, might be the harsh approach, as no telling how many disgruntle players it impacted, who purchased the game and spent years developing their skill and invested so many hours playing, only to have it be shelved...may be too late for class action, though really think was grounds to do so, unless it says somewhere, in agreement, that they have rights to close and end the game, when ever they choose fit...and if they do, then this would only as my point, very bad for business.

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3: September 19, 2017, 10:17:46 AM »
i read that article a few years back and up on situation then and even contacted hi-rez about purchasing the IP Tribes...got no response from email.

Anyways, i am not interested in purchasing any rights, as this would be a win win for everyone, as the game is a bit obsolete almost, though making it available, could have some benefits for Hi-rez, by offering link to their site for current release games they own...

for sure, do not think it would cut into any profits or create any liabilities or risks, for them and simple disclaimer, would suffice, imo.

I do not think the source code is needed, for all practical intents and purpose, to add to the gaming directories, just think the owners of the game would need to authorize it, and make sure all permissions are in order to do so.

Was reading on on xfire and the all seeing eye and other gaming tools yesterday and i do not use steam currently, though was just thinking would be nice to offer it on steam for everyone...as gamespy is gone too now and sure there are others that maybe the requirements to add, are not so stringent and just act like Tribes2n is owned by the community or for sure not anyone they would be legally put in harms way, for claiming ownership rights... and just put it up on as many sites and game query programs and tools that we can, as i am not sure about legal ramifications, as for sure would not want hirez to get pissy about it if they saw one of their products being listed all over the web to play, when they shelved it and took down master server...as really think best solution, would be have hirez put master server back up, as a petition might suffice, as well as some cash or least a way for them to advertise their other releases, so potential cross purchase and play would occur and make it good for the company...why?

main reason, think it is bad for the IP to pull master server, as really how much does it cost a year to keep game alive...
Think about all the consumers got screwed, as a class action lawsuit, might be the harsh approach, as no telling how many disgruntle players it impacted, who purchased the game and spent years developing their skill and invested so many hours playing, only to have it be shelved...may be too late for class action, though really think was grounds to do so, unless it says somewhere, in agreement, that they have rights to close and end the game, when ever they choose fit...and if they do, then this would only as my point, very bad for business.

You have no concept of ownership do you...

The foundation of everything you just said is negated because you dont have the rights to do anything youre talking about.

And even if you somehow hacked T2 onto steam. Goodluck getting me onboard or anyone here onboard for the possibility of breaking the law. Or even think that steam would allow you to post it.
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4: September 19, 2017, 11:41:34 AM »
i read that article a few years back and up on situation then and even contacted hi-rez about purchasing the IP Tribes...got no response from email.

Anyways, i am not interested in purchasing any rights, as this would be a win win for everyone, as the game is a bit obsolete almost, though making it available, could have some benefits for Hi-rez, by offering link to their site for current release games they own...

for sure, do not think it would cut into any profits or create any liabilities or risks, for them and simple disclaimer, would suffice, imo.

I do not think the source code is needed, for all practical intents and purpose, to add to the gaming directories, just think the owners of the game would need to authorize it, and make sure all permissions are in order to do so.

Was reading on on xfire and the all seeing eye and other gaming tools yesterday and i do not use steam currently, though was just thinking would be nice to offer it on steam for everyone...as gamespy is gone too now and sure there are others that maybe the requirements to add, are not so stringent and just act like Tribes2n is owned by the community or for sure not anyone they would be legally put in harms way, for claiming ownership rights... and just put it up on as many sites and game query programs and tools that we can, as i am not sure about legal ramifications, as for sure would not want hirez to get pissy about it if they saw one of their products being listed all over the web to play, when they shelved it and took down master server...as really think best solution, would be have hirez put master server back up, as a petition might suffice, as well as some cash or least a way for them to advertise their other releases, so potential cross purchase and play would occur and make it good for the company...why?

main reason, think it is bad for the IP to pull master server, as really how much does it cost a year to keep game alive...
Think about all the consumers got screwed, as a class action lawsuit, might be the harsh approach, as no telling how many disgruntle players it impacted, who purchased the game and spent years developing their skill and invested so many hours playing, only to have it be shelved...may be too late for class action, though really think was grounds to do so, unless it says somewhere, in agreement, that they have rights to close and end the game, when ever they choose fit...and if they do, then this would only as my point, very bad for business.

You have no concept of ownership do you...

The foundation of everything you just said is negated because you dont have the rights to do anything youre talking about.

And even if you somehow hacked T2 onto steam. Goodluck getting me onboard or anyone here onboard for the possibility of breaking the law. Or even think that steam would allow you to post it.

lol,i am not looking to have or own the rights..to do anything, suggesting contact hirez and see if they would do.

submitting to sites for game query monitoring and being listed, is possible, without permission from hirez, was a question, and imo, it would be okay...as look dude, you are possibly breaking the law, by playing it now, via a hack....correct?

if you read the steam requirements, posted in OP, would see, in FAQ, Steam does not allow it...unless...?>

Submitting it to game server query developers and tools, so it shows up in list of online games, may not be a violation of anything...though it may be, as well, as even playing it now, it would not surprise me at all...though really do not see any harm in it, and you do not either, do you... as playing it is okay right CT?

My question is, should we contact hirez and ask them to put it on steam...
and also, if other sites might be suitable to submit it to their directories and of course game server monitors lists, so everyone will see it like quake and other games




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5: September 19, 2017, 01:16:17 PM »
https://steamcommunity.com/greenlight/discussions/18446744073709551615/3223871682630296149/

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6: September 19, 2017, 01:36:05 PM »

Keep us posted on responses, as I am almost certain for steam, the answer is no, and that only IP owners can submit it to steam..

However, would not be first time, was ever wrong!   Sad

Not sure about the licensing rights, as you mentioned, as i am almost certain hi-rez own all rights to everything tribes.

I am going to post quote, the discussion you started on steam forums here, and update us please, with any news good or bad please CT.

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TacoDeChoco 54 minutes ago
Submitting a game you do not own
Lets say you play a game, it works well, and has a community. The community does not own the game but would like to get recognition and possibly more players. Can the game be submitted for free without ownership rights. The game is Tribes 2. The company that made it (dynamix) is now disbanded. The company that bought them (vivendi) has been bought by other companies (activision). The tribes Franchise rights was bought by HiRez. But I dont believe HiRez has any affiliation with the community or do they possess the source code.

If we were able to produce a stable version of the game could it be submitted for no profit and with the only intention of is growing our player base and getting exposure?
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Skoardy 52 minutes ago
No.
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Phil 51 minutes ago
If the people who made the game give you the go ahead yes
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TacoDeChoco 22 minutes ago
Those are two mixed answers
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Skoardy 20 minutes ago
Not really. One is what he asked, the other is an answer based on additional conditions.
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TacoDeChoco 19 minutes ago

    Originally posted by Phil:
    If the people who made the game give you the go ahead yes


If we were talking about the people who actually made the game cutting out any other subsidiaries, their engine is now opensource under the mit licence in that respect.

http://www.garagegames.com/products/torque-3d   
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TacoDeChoco 18 minutes ago

    Originally posted by Skoardy:
    Not really. One is what he asked, the other is an answer based on additional conditions.


I understand, Im just going out on a limb here since the situation is so complicated.
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7: September 19, 2017, 01:42:42 PM »
the people who made the game, answer response, saying yes it would be okay, is ambiguous, as really it is who owns the game, i.e., hirez, as does not matter who made it now, it is all about who owns it now.

Unless in the licensing agreement, it states somewhere that long as the credits are not altered or certain conditions are met, or any way to release any altered version, like tribesnext, might be considered, then getting permission from hirez is required for steam...imo and the engine is sadly only part of the game.

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8: September 19, 2017, 01:53:06 PM »
ran across this:

https://www.nexusmods.com/tribesvengeance/mods/3/?

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and also this:

http://starsiege1.proboards.com/thread/174/eula-license-agreement-starsiege-states

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There seems to be a very important series of misunderstandings on your part with regard to the ownership of the products in the Earthsiege universe, i.e.: Starsiege, Tribes, Tribes 2, etc.

1) The 2 Tribes products were distributed free of charge by Vivendi Universal Games to celebrate the release of Tribes: Vengeance, until the unique serial numbers for Tribes 2 ran out, at which point the games ceased to be distributed freely by VUG.

2) Starsiege has never been distributed freely by VUG, and shall not be.

3) The fact that 2 of the Tribes games were freely distributed temporarily in no way voided the ownership rights of VUG, who did, and still does, own and defend all IP for the Tribes series, Starsiege, and their related products. These products, whether 'supported' or not, and whether still sold or not, still belong to Vivendi Universal Games and they will not sell, nor give away, that IP.

I can elaborate on these points, having spent many months in meetings at Vivendi's offices in Paris, in 2007, with the lead IP attorney for VUG, a Mr. Dresch, and his legal team. At the time my brother and I were attempting to purchase the IP rights to Starsiege, owning a movie company, comic book company, and video game company partnered with several of the founders of Blizzard. In the end it was made clear by VUG that they will in no way part with ownership of the titles they have spent many years adding to their collection through company acquisitions and mergers.

If you think your attempt is the first, in the past 10 years, to get something done about this game then you are very mistaken. If you think it will change a single thing with regard to the ownership of any product in the Earthsiege Universe, again you are very mistaken.


On a side note - anyone try clicking on the starsiegemods.com link in that first post in this topic? Or even tried to go to their other address (ssmods.com)? Starsiegemods.com and ssmods.com are gone and have been for a long time

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9: September 19, 2017, 02:05:15 PM »
oh and i forgot this one for T:A by hi-rez:

https://web2.hirez.com/hirez-studios//wp-content/uploads/2016/05/EULA-Tribes.pdf


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.
This Agreement is a legal
contract
between you and Hi
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Rez for the game accompanying this Agreement,
which  includes  the  interactive  entertainment  software  product  entitled
"
Tribes:  Ascend
"
in  object  code
format  only,  and  the  associated  media,  Documentation,  and  Updates,  if  any,  provided  by  Hi
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and for which you are granted a license pursuant to this Agreement (collectively, the
"
Software Product
"
).
As used in this
Agreement, "
Documentation
" shall mean the
Online Terms of Service and Use Agreement
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(the "
Terms of Use
") and the
Online Privacy Policy
(the "
Privacy Policy
")
,
both of which are available from
the  legal  page  of  the  official  Hi
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Rez  website  located  at  <http:/
/legal.hirezstudios.com>,  as  well  as  any
User  Manual(s)  that  Hi
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Rez  makes  generally  available  to  licensees  of
Tribes:  Ascend
.  As  used  in  this
Agreement,
"
Updates
"
shall mean any and all patches, modifications, updates, and upgrades with respect
to  the  Soft
ware  Product  that  Hi
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Rez  makes  generally  available  to  licensees  of
Tribes:  Ascend
.  The
Software  Product  may  only  be  played  by  obtaining  from  Hi
-
Rez  access  to  the
Tribes:  Ascend
game
service  (the
"
Service
"
)
,  which  can  be  done  by  visiting
<
http://www.tribesascend
.com
>
(the
"
Site
"
)  or
through  an  authorized
distribution  channel  otherwise  provided
by  a  third  party
and  approved  by  Hi
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Rez
(e.g., Microsoft Corporation, Valve Corporation
, Sony Computer Entertainment
)
,
either of
which is subject
to
a separa
te
Terms of Use
and will require you to set
up an account
with Hi
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Rez as well as Hi
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s
t
hird
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o this Agreement by reference.
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>.
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subject  to  change  by
Hi
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The  Software  Product  and  any  and  all  copies  and
derivative works of the Software Product are the proprietary and copyrighted work of Hi
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nc.
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or  distribution  of  the  Software  Product  not  expressly  authorized  by
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permitted
user
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generated  content  based  on  or
included  in  the  Software  Product,  through  the  "Steam  Workshop"  or  otherwise,  constitutes  a  derivative
work of the Software Product and Hi
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LIMITED USE LICENSE
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By  clicking  the
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button
and  subject  to  the  terms  and  conditions  of  this  Agreement,  you  may
install  the
applicable
software  comprising
of
the  Software  Product  (the
"
Game  Software
"
)  onto  your
computer  or
applicable  hardware
device
,
solely  for  purposes  of  playing  the  Software  Product  by
registering  for  and  accessing  an  account  with  the  Service  at  the  Site  (the
"
Account
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).    Subject  to  your
agreement  to  and  full  ongoing  compliance  with  the  terms  and  conditions  of  this  Agreement,
Hi
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exclusive, non
-
transferable license to (a) install one copy of the Game
Software  on  one  or  more  computers
and/or
applicable  hardware  devices
owned  by  you  or  under  your
legitimate  control,  and  (b)  use  the  Game  Sof
tware  in  conjunction  with  the  Service  solely  for  your  lawful
and non
-
com
mercial entertainment purposes.
You may install the Game Software on multiple computers
and/or
applicable hardware devices
owned by you or under your legitimate control, but you may on
ly
play
the Software Product on one
computer
or
one
applicable hardware device
at any single point in time. All
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both of which you must accept before you
can use your Account
to play the Software Product
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that  Hi
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considered a “sale” of the Software Product.
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LICENSE RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS
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The limited, personal use license granted to  you in
Section
3
is subject to the following restrictions and
limitations
,
as  well  as  all  other  terms  and  conditions  of  this  Agreement  (collectively,  the
"
License
Limitations
"
). You agree that you will not, unde
r any circumstances:
a.
sell,  sublicense,  assign,  rent,  lease,  or  otherwis
e  transfer  the  Software  Product
,
except as expressly permitted by this Agreement;
b.
reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble
,
or otherwise derive source code from the
Software  P
roduct  or  reduce  the  Software  Product  to  a  human
-
readable  form,  except  to  the  extent  that
such actions are expressly permitted by applicable law;
c.
copy,  photocopy
,
or
reproduce  the  Software  Product
,  in  whole  or  in  part;  provided,
however,  that  you  may
make  one  (1)  copy  of  the  Game  Software  and  the
User  M
anual  for  archival
purposes only;
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d.
modify,  translate
,
or  create  derivative  works  based  on  or  utilizing  the  Software
Product, Service
,
or Software Product experience, or any portion thereof;
e.
remove  or  tamper  with  any  copyright
,  trademark,
or  other  proprietary  notices
contained in or relating to the Software Product, Service
,
or Game experience, or any portion thereof;
f.
use  cheats,  automation  software  (bots),  hacks,  mods
,
or  any  other  unaut
horized
third
-
party  software,  tools
,
or  content  designed  to
or  capable  of
modify
ing
the  Software  Product,  the
Service
,
the Site,
the
Tribes: Ascend
experience
, or any portion thereof
;
g.
exploit  the  Software  Product,  the  Service,  the
Tribes:  Ascend
exper
ience
,
or  any
portion thereof for any commercial purpose, including
,
without limitation, (i) use at a cyber cafe,
PC bang,
computer gaming center
,
or any other location
-
based site without the express written consent of Hi
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Rez;
(ii) for gathering in
-
game cu
rrency, items
,
or resources for sale outside the Software Product
or inside the
Software  Product  but  outside  a  virtual  marketplace  owned  and  maintained  by  Hi
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Rez
;  or  (
iii
)  performing
in
-
game services in exchange for payment outside the Software Product (e.
g., power
-
leveling and similar
activities);
h.
use  any  unauthorized  third
-
p
art
y  software  that  intercepts,  "
mines
,
"
or  otherwise
collects information from, within
,
or through the Software Product or Service, including
,
without limitation,
any  software  tha
t  reads  areas  of  RAM  used  by  the  Software  Product  to  store  information  about  a
character,  in
-
game  items
,
or  the  Software  Product  environment;  provided,  however,  that  Hi
-
Rez  may,  in
its sole discretion, allow the use of specified third party user interfaces
and/or permit certain "data
-
mining"
activities on a case
-
by
-
case basis
;
i.
modify,  or  allow  or  cause  to  be  modified,  any  files  that  are  a  part  of  the  Game
Software in any way not expressly authorized by Hi
-
Rez in writing in each instance;
j
.
host, pro
vide
,
or develop matchmaking services for the Software Product or Service
or  intercept,  emulate
,
or  redirect  the  communication  protocols  used  by  Hi
-
Rez  in  any  way,  for  any
purpose,  including
,
without  limitation,  unauthorized  play  over  the  Internet,  network
play,  or  as  part  of
content aggregation networks;
k
.
facilitate, create
,
or maintain any unauthorized connection to the Software Product or
Service,  including
,
without  limitation,  (i)  any  connection  to  any  unauthorized  server  that  emulates,  or
attempts
to emulate, the Service; or  (ii) any connection using  programs or  tools not  expressly  approved
by Hi
-
Rez in writing in each instance;
l
.
create  any  other  software  or  content  that  incorporates  the  Software  Product  or
Service
,
or any portion thereof; or
m
.
sell, grant a security interest in
,
or transfer reproductions of the Software Product to
other parties in any way not expressly authorized herein, or rent, lease
,
or license the Software Product to
others.
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TERMS OF USE
.
You  must  accept  the  Terms  of
Use
and  create  an  Account  in  order  to  access  the  Service
and  play  the
Software Product.
The Terms of
Use governs all aspects of game
play. You may view the current Terms
of Use
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http://legal.hirezstudios.com
>
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
.
a.
The  Software  Product  is  protected  by  copyright  laws  and  international  copyright
treaties,  conventions
,
and  other  applicable  law.  As  between  you  and  Hi
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retain all right, title
,
and interest
in and to the Software Product
, the Service, the Site, your Account
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and
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any  and  all  modifications  and  improvements  thereto  and  copies  and  derivative  works  thereof,  including
,
without  limitation,  any  Software  Product  content,  Updates
,
and  D
ocumentation  pr
ovided  to  you.
The
Software  Product  may  contain  materials  licensed  by  third  parties,  and  the  licensors  of  those  materials
may enforce their rights in the event of a
ny violation of this Agreement.
You will not obtain any ownership
rights  whatsoever  in  your
Account,  the  Software  Product,  the  Service,  the  Site,  your  Account  or  game
content, Updates
,
or Documentation.
b.
Tribes:  Ascend
®
, Tribes™,
and  certain  related  names  and  logos  are
the
registered
trademarks
or trademarks, service marks
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of Hi
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These and all other trademarks,
service  marks
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and  tra
de  names  used  by
or in connection with the Software Product (the “
Marks
”) are
proprietary rights owned by Hi
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As between you and
Hi
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Rez, you acknowledge Hi
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s
exclusive rights in and to the
Software  Product  and  that  the  Software  Product  is  unique  and  original  to  Hi
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Rez  and  that  Hi
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Rez  is  the
exclusive owner thereof. Unless otherwise permitted by law, you shall not, at any time during or after the
effective  term
of  this  Agreement,  dispute  or  contest,
directly  or  indirectly,  Hi
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Rez’
s
exclusive  right,  title
,
and interest in and to the Software Product or the validity thereof. You agree to promptly assign to Hi
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any and all rights that you may obtain in or to the
Software Product arising under applicable law and you
hereby appoint Hi
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You may permanently transfer all of your rights and obligations under this Agreement
to  another  person  only  by
(i)
where  applicable
,
physically  transferring  the  original  media  (e.g.,  the  CD
-
ROM  or  DVD  you  purchased),  all  original  packaging,  and  all
User  M
anual(s)  and  Documentation
distributed  with  the  Software
Product,  or  (ii)  contacting  Hi
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t
ransfer
; provided
in both instances
, however, that  you permanently delete all copies and installations of
the  Software  Product  in  your  possession  or  control,  and  that  the  recipient  agrees  to  and  accepts  the
terms of this Agreement. However, your Account wi
th Hi
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The transferor (i.e., you),
and  not  Hi
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assessments, and the like, together with any interest, penalties, and additions imposed in connec
tion with
such transfer.
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PRE
-
LOADED SOFTWARE
.
The  media  on
or  method  by
which  the  Game  Software  is  distributed  may  contain  additional  software
and/or  content  for  which  you  do  not  have  a  license  (the
"
Locked  Software
"
),  and  you  agree  that  Hi
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may  install  the  Locked  Software  onto  your
computer  or
applicable  hardware  device
during  the  Game
Software installation process. You also agree that you will not access, use, distribute, copy
, or
display the
Locked Software, unl
ess and until you receive from Hi
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(b)
if  and  where  applicable,
a  valid  alphanumeri
c  key  with  which  to  unlock  it.
If  you  receive  a  license
and
/or
a key from Hi
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ingle copy of the Locked Software for
which you received a license, and the License Limitation set forth in
Section
4
shall apply. The terms of
any  End  User  License  Agreement  displayed  after  the  Locked  Software  is  unlocked  will  replace  and
supersede this A
greement, but only with regard to the Locked Software for  which you receive a license.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, you may make one (1) copy of the Locked Software for
archival purposes only.
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CONSENT TO MONITOR
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WHEN  RUNNING,
HI
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REZ  MAY  MONITOR  YOUR  USE  AND  PLAY  OF  THE  SOFTWARE  PRODUCT
AND  COLLECT  DATA  REGARDING  YOUR  USE  AND  PLAY  OF  THE  SOFTWARE  PRO
DUCT  IN
ACCORDANCE   WITH   HI
-
REZ’
S
PRIVACY   POLICY,   A   CURRENT   COPY   OF   WHICH   MAY   BE
ACCESSED  AT
<
http://legal.hirezstudios.com
>
.
IN  ADD
ITION,  THE  SOFTWARE  PRODUCT
AND  ANY
RELATED  HI
-
REZ  SERVICES
MAY  MONITOR
EACH  OF
YOUR
HARDWARE  DEVICE'S
RANDOM
ACCESS    MEMORY    (RAM)    FOR    UNAUTHORIZED    THIRD    PARTY    PROGRAMS    RUNNING
CONCURRENTLY  WITH  THE  SOFTWARE  PRODUCT.  AN  “
UNAUTHORIZED   THIRD   PARTY
PROGRAM
”  AS
USED   HEREIN   SHALL   BE   DEFINED   AS   ANY   THIRD   PARTY   SOFTWARE

Krash
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10: September 19, 2017, 02:06:59 PM »
Hi-Rez owns the rights to the franchise -- full stop.
While they do distribute the games on one of their own websites as freeware, and do link to our patch to enable online support, it's ultimately their property to do with what they will; without being granted license we have no right to publish it on a distribution platform.

As I've said before: given the license, I'd be happy to do the work of putting it on Steam (with or without the source).  Without permission, it just can't happen.

Chocotaco
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11: September 19, 2017, 02:10:15 PM »
Hi-Rez owns the rights to the franchise -- full stop.
While they do distribute the games on one of their own websites as freeware, and do link to our patch to enable online support, it's ultimately their property to do with what they will; without being granted license we have no right to publish it on a distribution platform.

As I've said before: given the license, I'd be happy to do the work of putting it on Steam (with or without the source).  Without permission, it just can't happen.

Yeah, no way, Im with you 100%

({STAR})earthinhabitant
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12: September 19, 2017, 02:30:40 PM »
Hi-Rez owns the rights to the franchise -- full stop.
While they do distribute the games on one of their own websites as freeware, and do link to our patch to enable online support, it's ultimately their property to do with what they will; without being granted license we have no right to publish it on a distribution platform.

As I've said before: given the license, I'd be happy to do the work of putting it on Steam (with or without the source).  Without permission, it just can't happen.

Yeah, no way, Im with you 100%

I agree, and thus reason, asking about someone contacting them, and making the request, unless of course, the response from HR could be, as i think it might be, like, no way and btw, it is violation to play tribes2 online now with use of an altered master server and ask tribesnext to be taking offline or anything tribes2 related, that allows game play...as their reason would be...anyone playing t2 is a customer or potential custom of one of their other games, like T:A and thus by playing tribes2, ito is illegal and infringing etc.

Chocotaco
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13: September 19, 2017, 06:16:44 PM »
Hi-Rez owns the rights to the franchise -- full stop.
While they do distribute the games on one of their own websites as freeware, and do link to our patch to enable online support, it's ultimately their property to do with what they will; without being granted license we have no right to publish it on a distribution platform.

As I've said before: given the license, I'd be happy to do the work of putting it on Steam (with or without the source).  Without permission, it just can't happen.

Yeah, no way, Im with you 100%

I agree, and thus reason, asking about someone contacting them, and making the request, unless of course, the response from HR could be, as i think it might be, like, no way and btw, it is violation to play tribes2 online now with use of an altered master server and ask tribesnext to be taking offline or anything tribes2 related, that allows game play...as their reason would be...anyone playing t2 is a customer or potential custom of one of their other games, like T:A and thus by playing tribes2, ito is illegal and infringing etc.

Im not sure if you're reading what other people are saying. If YOU want to contact hirez to get information on licensing rights. Maybe YOU need to find a way to get a hold of them. And do it. If YOURE not willing to make some sort of deal with HiRez. Than YOU are out of luck. Ive already tried to sit here and explain it to you.

You do not own tribes 2. The community does not own tribes 2 therefore it cannot be released on steam. No matter how you reword it, no matter how many times you reread the terms and conditions. No interpretation will ever lead to you owning it.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2017, 11:29:10 PM by Chocotaco »

Blakhart
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14: September 19, 2017, 07:36:56 PM »
Right, so email hirez and ask them if they'd put t1 and t2 and maybe starseige on steam?
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