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#1 Apollo

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 08:30 AM

Well, thanks to Aro pointing this out to me

Aro: It contains the following:

- A re-branded Final Alert 2 YR
- A re-branded Red Alert 2 YR
- A re-branded version of It Came From Red Alert
- A Version of NPatch

All of which were not created by oztronix. He's even distributing an illegal version of Red Alert 2.
You really should check these things before you post about them. He's taking full credit for things he had pretty much absolutely no part in. Even the credits section in Final Alert 2 have been changed to his name, anyone with half a brain who has Final Alert 2 will tell you that he's changed the credits...

http://forums.cncnz....showtopic=13098

and Mod's website http://sites.google....alertmillenium/



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APPENDIX A
-Red Alert Millenium game, concept, and all other artistic work,
coding, modding, re-editing of many kinds, and adjustments,
and any improvements needed, including this installer file,
is copyright of Vranic Studios, Melbourne, Australia,
and producer: Michael Vranic. ( oztronix@gmail.com )
excluding:
the third-party support files neded for creation of this game, and:
whose authors are properly credited on the MAIN LOADING SCREEN,
of the game start.
-Yuri's Revenge game engine used is copyright of Westwood Studios
-SOME art content used is copyright of someone known only as "DAZ"
-We havent used our own game engine, since we want to stay faithfull
to C&C concept, and therefore, HAS to be YR engine, for this game !

APPENDIX B:
-You (the gamer, or installer) do not hold Vranic Studios, and authors of
this game responsible for any damages, first, second, or third party liabilities,
or anything that may be connected to it, and your sole purpose with this
installer is just pure gameplay. Otherwise, you can not proceed with this
installation, and all damage liabilities may be redirected to you: the person,
or the entity (corporate or not) installing this game.
-You acknowledge that Vranic Studios are many years supporters of
C&C games serial, having multiple re-purchases of all Westwood games,
over the years, starting from the days of "Dune II" game, till today, and
release of this game is our continued support for the mentioned authors,
so that C&C serial can live again, through another simillar product, this time by
our studio, and the game concept idea of producer Michael Vranic.
-You acknowledge that authors of this work have no any intentions of
ripping off anyone, or any other game authors, which music / art may be included
in this game, only as COMPLIMENT, and for the purpose of PROMOTION of
the mentioned games / authors, inclusivelly again, by Vranic Studios, and this way.

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS / SUPPORT INFO:
-To START GAME, there is a shortcut on your desktop, just double click on it.
-For ONLINE play, Red Alert Millenium (this is NO-CD game), you will first
need Yuri's Revenge installed into some (whatever) folder, with valid Yuri serial.
(Yuri's Revenge could be from TheFirstDecade, but: doesn't have to (only Serial matters).
(When Yuri's Revenge is installed, THAN install Red Alert Millenium, and play it online !).
-This game web page is here: http://redalertmille...ooglepages.com/
for any news / support needs, updates, and simillar...
-Thanks for reading, and remember:
Good Luck, Commander !

HEALTH WARNING
Playing games, or computing for more than 2 hours a day CAN cause
you a vertigo, and brain damages, SIGHT DAMAGES (non-repairable),
and other health damages on your body, due to severe lack of MOVEMENT...
You MUST have FEW hours OFF computer, after each 2 hrs on computer !

Vranic Studios - Melbourne
oztronix@gmail.com

Edited by Apollo, 05 January 2010 - 08:38 AM.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 09:04 AM

Well that's a new kind of fail...

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 11:38 AM

Wow, I think this mod was highlighted in news at PlanetCnC, I didn't know that guy had guts to promote such mod.

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#4 Aro

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 11:57 AM

Sonic removed the link from the news post, someone may want to inform PlanetCnC if they haven't already.
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 12:57 PM

This guy is somewhat of a repeat offender - he's been blacklisted before for asset stealing.
I'll add this thread to the blacklist information.

Edit: There are some technical issues with adding to the blacklist on ModEnc at the minute (the spam filter's acting up), so I'm just waiting on Renegade or DCoder there.

Edit2: I've posted a civilised (for now) comment on that news post on Planet CnC. If it goes unnoticed for a while, I'll unleash some mild doses of wrath on whomever I can find with an admin badge over there.
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 02:29 PM

With special thanks to:

-Westwood Studios, EA, and - DAZ

He tried... kinda. But still fail.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 03:18 PM

copyright of Vranic Studios, Melbourne, Australia,
and producer: Michael Vranic. ( oztronix@gmail.com )

Now why do I doubt such a company even exists ;)
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#8 OmegaBolt

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 05:28 PM

And hes promoting it as a "new game" on his shithole website.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 05:42 PM

That he is trying to get published too... ROFL


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#10 Nighthawk

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 06:08 PM

... oh my...
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 01:18 PM

I've just read the thread at CnCNZ. Man, what a lame attempt to defent this rip-off. Multiple accounts, those "arguments", attacks on Aro, ugh..

I didn't know it would be so hard for that guy from Millenium to understand what he's doing. ;)

Edited by Speeder, 06 January 2010 - 01:19 PM.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 01:19 PM

To be honest, I think he understands perfectly what he's doing.
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 01:24 PM

If he did, he wouldn't do this serious trolling business.

Or maybe I'm wrong and knowing what he has done, he's really trying to persuade us with those arguments that what he's doing is right.

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#14 Apollo

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 02:42 PM

He knows what he is doing, he just tries get enough approval on his side to justify continuing his ripping hobby in peace to build some name for himself but all his name will be known for is ripping so not really what he wants :)
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:06 PM

The massively long trolling reply of oztronix or one of his minions in the topic on Planet CnC... does it make sense to anyone? Because I've read through it three times now and am still going "Wuh?"

Edit: Aro, he seems to have some dislike of you for stating the obvious, it would seem. :)
He seems to be trying to justify himself by stating that ICfRA is a badly designed mod... which most people who have some form of occular organ on their head could easily tell you it isn't.
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:57 PM

The following email was sent to the crew from Planet CnC


Title: Please, remove any reference to Red Alert Millenium from Planet CnC
Message:

Hey guys,


A couple of days ago, you guys posted a news about the release of a 'mod' called Red Alert Millenium.
(link to your news: http://forumplanet.g...20173287/p1/?5)

The problem is that the so called 'author' of this so called 'mod' simply took the mod It Came From Red Alert (icfra.cncguild.net, from Daz), Npatch (from VK), Final Alert 2 (from Matze/Westwood) and a cracked Red Alert 2 and bundled to one package, edited the credits of this material claiming that he produced this whole thing, including coding the XCC code used in Final Alert, can you believe it?

The 'author' of this rip fest material is known as oztronix and he used to be a member of PPM forums. He was banned because he did this same thing with 3D models taken from other sites and insisted on ignoring people's hard work when distributing material regardless if its distribution was authorized or not.


So, I'd like to request you guys to remove any material, reference or link to this garbage as soon as possible.


For more information about this rip fest, check these references:
- http://forums.revora...mp;#entry782497
- http://webbies.cncco...hp?topic=1708.0
- http://forums.cncnz....opic=13098&st=0
- http://forumplanet.g.../20173287/p1/?5



Thank you for your attention and cooperation.


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I'm sure it won't take long until any reference to this garbage is gone from Planet CnC. Too bad that other sites already collected this news from Planet CnC RSS feed.
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#17 Apollo

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:14 PM

Seems he even had his "project" listed under games in MODDB http://www.moddb.com...alert-millenium and thankfully it is deleted. :)

guess, that wasn't enough, he also has a "Guild" http://www.gamestree.../1181/5105/home

with following propaganda:

http://RedAlertMille...Googlepages.Com Red Alert Millenium guild is a quality response to some existing C&C gaming communities, overflooded with abusive, and non-tollerant established "leading" members (guild leaders), who are abusing and being negative to any new members with NEW ways and approaches to modding, or their mod creations made. Those mentioned members are also spreading the LIES about such new modders, all over the net, without contacting them, for what they have to say, which clearly proves their fear, and dishonesty towards any NEW ways of modding the games, fearing obviously for their "established" positions in the (what they call) "community" that by the way goes against all the rules of anti-abuse policies that each of these sites has, during the signup process. So: please join us, to support our new, more fair idea, and be part of the positive change in modding. Thanks.

and page says he is 26 years old... :/

Edited by Apollo, 07 January 2010 - 09:26 PM.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:15 PM

Dario has just responded and removed the news about it.


Hey Banshee,

I've removed the post, sorry about this. I had a bad feeling about this mod
from the beginning.

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So, it's no longer a news at Planet CnC. :)
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 12:57 PM

Seems he even had his "project" listed under games in MODDB http://www.moddb.com...alert-millenium and thankfully it is deleted. :shiftee2:


I received notification from a member called Trak888 on ModDB that my assets had been stolen by this project and after some looking around at his posts I decided he wasn't an individual worth speaking to about it, so I took the case to ModDB who agreed to remove the profile. Oddly the member of staff who I spoke to didn't seem bothered about EA's game being distributed, but it's gone now anyway.

Apollo has just contacted me on MSN regarding the "guild" page so I've contacted them too, though I've made it more about the illegal distribution of RA2:YR.
I tried to find a way of reporting the Googlepages website but they seem to promote a court case as the only way of removing pages, so I contacted EA about it. Unfortunately the only method of contact I could find was the customer support system so whether the message will get anywhere I don't know, though I doubt it. If anyone has a better way of contacting them then I think it would be a good idea.

As for whether he knows what he's doing, you only have to read the guild page to see that he does know and doesn't care (this was also evident in some comments he'd made on the ModDB profile when Trak888 asked why he was using my assets). He's making out like he's on a righteous quest to promote his "fair" "new ways" against some stuffy old way of doing things when the "new ways" he's talking about are theft and the old ways promoted by this community are respect for other people's work.

He's just one of the same old asset rippers who crop up every now and again with a more ornate way of speaking and a bit more determination. I don't think it's really possible to totally stop this sort of thing from happening on the internet but if we can keep him out of the C&C community and big places like ModDB where he can promote his "game" then he shouldn't have much of an audience.
Thanks to everyone who's endeavoured to have things removed thus far.

Edited by Daz, 09 January 2010 - 12:57 PM.


#20 Aro

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 03:04 PM

The guy couldn't make it any more obvious that he's using multiple accounts. :shiftee2:
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