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Transfusion you say!?!

Postby DustyStyx » Tue Jan 25, 2005 06:16 pm

HAHAHAHAH :!: You guys want to see something funny? Frightfan stumbled across this Transfusion: written and programmed by Michael J. Hardy Please... be gentle :twisted:

It looks like he's just taken one of the Transfusion logos and slaped it into Q2E.
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Postby Willis » Tue Jan 25, 2005 07:46 pm

Transfusion is Commercial and Sales for $45.00 (USD)


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Postby Willis » Tue Jan 25, 2005 08:09 pm

Upon further inspection, this guy is looking for trouble.
Granted the mod version is free, he certainly appears to be stealing work, and is a little confused on the subject of open source and freeware. Because something is free to use, doesn't mean its free to reuse.

He didn't write his engine, and at most all he has done is added small effects (blood decals, shadows, fog, etc...) and plastered his name all over it.

Furthermore, he plans on commercially selling this which would mean he'd have had to have boughten a $10,000 lisence from ID, which based on the content of his mod, doesn't look likely, as it doesn't even contain a single non-quake2 map, much less model, or anything but sounds.

He cannot sell any code taken from an open source engine (q2e).
Or other intellectual property non owned by him (the TF logo LOL).
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Postby Willis » Tue Jan 25, 2005 08:38 pm

bahahahahahah
google for "Michael J. Hardy"
and the first match is "Wanted Fugitives" from the Nashville TN police department LOL

too funny
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Postby Gila » Tue Jan 25, 2005 08:48 pm

THAT f***!!!

prepare your sawed-offs...
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Postby Daedalus » Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:12 pm

Sawed-off (and akimbo powerup) at the ready, commander Gila.
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Postby Fiend:Kamikaze » Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:35 pm

Look in the pics section. He stole the Doom 3 HUD too. That guy really doesn't understand some fundamental... uh... stuff.


Wait a minute, this has to be a joke:

Quote from site:

"That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die."
-Michael J. Hardy (©October 31st, 2002)

Yeah, I'm sure he's the first one to say that. WAit, no, upon further inspection, that was Lovecraft.
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Postby Gila » Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:56 pm

Look in the pics section. He stole the Doom 3 HUD too. That guy really doesn't understand some fundamental... uh... stuff.

doom3 hud is a preliminary new hud/feature of Q2E, look on the official site.

"That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die."-Michael J. Hardy (©October 31st, 2002) Yeah, I'm sure he's the first one to say that. WAit, no, upon further inspection, that was Lovecraft.

yeah i noticed that too. f*** f***...
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Postby DustyStyx » Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:56 pm

Personaly I think he may be related to my brother-in-law.
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Postby Kazashi » Wed Jan 26, 2005 12:09 am

*sound of teeth grinding together*

You know what the most annoying bit is?

All the material is copyrighted to Mike & Kara Hardy and may not be used without our permission.


So we now need to ask permission from this guy to use our own gargoyle logo???
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Postby Daedalus » Wed Jan 26, 2005 02:47 am

Excuse me for being the dumbass, but exactly how much of that material is stolen?

Is this not bad publicity for the true Transfusion?

Stupid bastard probably doesn't even know what Blood is.

Can we do nothing more than phone and make death threats?
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Postby Number II » Wed Jan 26, 2005 02:51 am

Lawsuit?

"I'm gonna have to put you down".
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Postby DustyStyx » Wed Jan 26, 2005 04:18 am

Well, it seems that the only thing he's done with our game media is use the Transfusion logo. And honestly most of that is original Blood artwork, so it's probably more of a violation of Blood copyrights than it is ours. We can use the image legaly because we were granted permission to do so from Monolith and Atari. This Michael guy almost clearly has not. I know I wasn't contacted about using the logo.

It's not like anyone would get our project confused with what he's doing. and untill today his page count hasnt gone over 10 the entire two years he's had it up.

Q2E has been contacted about the game. They may want to take some action with his abuse of the GPL.
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Postby Ra_Ra_Gazaa » Wed Jan 26, 2005 04:36 am

This doesn't surprise me.

Some people would probably sell their neighbour's underwear on Ebay just to get a f*** penny.
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Postby Willis » Wed Jan 26, 2005 07:08 pm

This Web Site has been Shut Down due to Copyright Violations and will no longer be maintained....



To Michael J. Hardy - I'm sorry, I should have not used your name, phone numbers, and etc... Please don't sue me...


That settles that I guess.

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