GTA Project: Staff Needed (Community)

GTA Project: Staff Needed // Community

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equin0x

Jul 24, 2006, 8:06am
Greetings to the Active Worlds Community,

The Grand Theft Auto project has recently had a huge development - even
though we have even more recently had a slump in activity (due to myself
being involved in real-world issues)

I would personally like to notify you all of the status of the project - and
to let you all know that we have now gone back to the heavy-workload stage.

The few citizens that I have let in have found the progress "simply
amazing".
I would like to showcase it to all users, but at this time - there is still
much to be done. Once we have got a suffiecent workload completed, I will
begin showing it to more users.

I would also like to inform you all that we are still seeking staff to help
assist with the project.

The following positions are open:

* Programmer - C++ and/or Visual Basic with reasonable knowledge of the
Active Worlds SDK - .NET is great, but not essential.
Knowledge of incorporating bots into websites is also requested - .ASP, .PHP
or other.

* 3D Artist - Preferably 3D Max. Previous experience with RWX essential

* Graphic Artist - Generic in-world graphics (i.e billboard images)

* Webmaster - Will create and maintain the project website

Please reply here, or telegram equin0x in-world.

Our current (and badly designed) website can be found at
http://www.onlaunch.com/ - Keep in mind it is only a quick website for us to
work on.

Thanks for the support!

- Equin0x (#349705) -
Project Leader

equin0x

Jul 27, 2006, 9:39am
Don't have access to my webspace at this time, so I quickly put them on
Imageshack - thought you would all like to see what we have done in the
world.

I thought it would be best to post screenshots of areas that are
recognizable by the average GTA player, so here they are. Please reply and
let the team know what you think of our work!

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/2374/wangcarszd6.jpg
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/5523/sfgaragefb9.jpg
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/2118/sfstationyp3.jpg
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/6837/ambulancewv3.jpg

roadkill

Jul 27, 2006, 11:17am
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equin0x

Jul 27, 2006, 11:28am
Copyright issues are only a problem if one or more of the following are
breached;

1. The project using copyrighted material is used for financial gain.
2. The project has any form of commercial involvement.
3. The content is unchanged from its original state.

We are not gaining any money from the project
The project is completely personal and an individual non-commercial hobbie.
The content has been changed in such a way, that it is impossible for anyone
to find and download all the different models, textures, etc. - then convert
them back to the original GTA format to use them as they could if they
actually bought the game.

If they were to get the models + textures and reconvert them to GTA format,
they would need to convert the models through .3ds then to GTA format -
which is very hard and time consuming. The images need to be converted back
to .bmp then repacked in a GTA format file.
If they wanted to use the models somewhere else, they would still be
required to convert the images to .3ds which is just as hard.

And we are considering a system to verify that the user has bought a
legitimate copy of GTA: San Andreas. ;)

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roadkill

Jul 27, 2006, 11:54am
[View Quote] So if I grab a copy of GTA:SA, change precisely one bit of data, it's
perfectly legal for me to give it away to everyone?
Which planet are you from? :P

equin0x

Jul 27, 2006, 12:41pm
Your definition of "giving away" varies greatly from mine.

Regardless of where I am from, copyright laws are universal.

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equin0x

Jul 31, 2006, 11:59am
I've looked further into any copyright issues;

There are no trademarks or patents protecting any of the content of the
Grand Theft Auto series.

I have exhausted all possibilities, and if I am somehow incorrect in my
conclusion, I will welcome any correction by anyone, as long as a credible
source is noted.

Even though it is looking like everything is free for me to use, I will
exercise caution in dealing with the content I place in AGTA, as
RockstarGames are one of my most favourite game developers (hence why I am
leading this project).

And for the record, the only thing that is copyright material is the title
"Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" - This excludes the title "San Andreas"
being exclusive to RockstarGames or any other party.

Thanks,
Equin0x.

strike rapier

Jul 31, 2006, 1:05pm
Grand Theft Auto - the origional playstation game, holds the rights to the
name, anything using it in combination with that king of gameplay would land
you in deep problems.

--
- Mark Randall
http://www.temporal-solutions.co.uk
http://www.awportals.com

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