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Chrono Compendium Discussion / Re: ISSUE: Logout doesn't work
« on: May 25, 2009, 02:33:54 am »
For what it's worth, it's 3.0.10 here as well.  I suspect it's a "if you have Firefox save the login, for whatever reason it screws up logging out of this forum software".

General Discussion / Re: I DON'T UNDERSTAND
« on: May 24, 2009, 04:09:13 am »

Mr. Spock believes this is illogical.

Damn it, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a mariachi band!

Chrono Compendium Discussion / ISSUE: Logout doesn't work
« on: May 22, 2009, 06:30:33 pm »
This may be Firefox-only, but clicking on the Logout link does not log you out.

(If you're wondering why, I wanted to check something.)

A software engineer I know makes $68,000/yr, far more than anyone should reasonably make
Your opinion of what people should "reasonably" make depresses me.

Thing is, it's $150,000 per infringement. What counts as an infringement? The patch over all, or each and every single copy of the patch that makes it into people's hands?

I honestly don't know.
This is so not going to reassure you, but I think it depends on the judge and, for that matter, on what SE's lawyers would decide.

Well, if they get a big cash settlement, they'd garnish the CE guys' wages for the rest of their life until they paid it off. Either that or they'd have to declare bankruptcy, which financially ruins your credit rating for the rest of your life.
I wasn't aware you were planning on dying in the next 7-10 years.  (I'm pretty sure it's "your credit is hosed until the bankruptcy rolls off, which is 7 years later".)

Yeah, the soft mod comes from the Twighlight Princess SD card thing, which nets Nintendo exactly zero dollars. But if Nintendo could embrace the idea, perhaps game developers like SE may be more keen on allowing homebrew hacks like CE, because they could get a cut of whatever Nintendo sold it for. It's just wishful thinking, really. But I think it would help and would give the Wii an edge over the PS3 and XBOX360 easily.
Dunno about it giving the Wii an edge over the 360, actually - XBox Live Community Games is pretty much this, only with a restriction that amounts to "no fangames unless you've got permission to use the IP".

Site Updates / Re: C&D: Director's Response
« on: May 17, 2009, 06:31:42 pm »
I suspect that there's a libel case in there somewhere.

Once again, though a suit for libel is enticing and might sound nice, if the Compendium or ZeaLitY did something like that, it would be pretty counterproductive to "We're the goodguys" standing that we're going for...
Actually, it's not - it's more of a "we're the good guys, but we're not going to stand for our good name being smeared by people who think that being an asshole on the Internet is funny" stance, which is what we should be leaning towards anyway.

Site Updates / Re: C&D: Director's Response
« on: May 17, 2009, 06:25:34 pm »
So those links in the message... My internet is being shoddy and loading very slowly...

Were they posts that claimed the game was for profit?
They claimed that the game was for profit, that Zeality was actually claiming the rights to the copyrights, and at least one other item that was total and complete BS that I can't remember at this time.

Site Updates / Re: C&D: Director's Response
« on: May 17, 2009, 06:23:57 pm »
Ok, so this part we must not let out. We must not let this part be known on game news sites. Because this justifies Square shutting us down. We need to make it look like Square is to blame. So no more as to if it is real or not. We should dismiss this as fake, and continue to turn everyone against Square. Then if we can get some negotiation between Square and us that would be wonderful, our job is to get global video game recognition.
Actually, the fact that what was stated in that e-mail was massively factually incorrect gives SE less ground for shutting us down.  The best case is that (1) the e-mail is real and (2) we find out who actually sent it and go forward with a libel suit against them.

That said, it'd still be a massive waste of time potentially.

Site Updates / Re: C&D: Director's Response
« on: May 17, 2009, 05:39:46 pm »
I suspect that there's a libel case in there somewhere.

Site Updates / Re: C&D: Director's Response
« on: May 17, 2009, 03:25:45 pm »
On the plus side (and keep in mind that this, once again, is neither legal advice nor a reasonable substitute thereof), screwing around with SNES ROMs themselves does not get us in trouble (see 1201(a)(3)(B) and then realize that if it were applied to ROMs, it also applies to any storage medium that doesn't encrypt its contents).

Not trying to push you all or anything, but what is the approximate percentage chance of Square winning the case that you would need before saying "you don't have a leg to stand on, we're releasing Crimson Echoes anyway"? Would it absolutely have to be 0%, or could it be as high as 1%? I'd think that even a 1% chance of your lives being financially ruined is still too much of a risk to take (I know I wouldn't get on an airplane if I knew there was a 1% chance of it crashing).
I don't know that it'd necessarily have to be 0%, but it would definitely have to be less than 1%.

It'd also require a fund for the maximum possible fine to be covered from if it's not 0%, though.

Chrono / Gameplay Casual Discussion / Re: BEST ARRANGEMENT EVER
« on: May 13, 2009, 01:15:42 pm »
This is a better remix.

Site Updates / Re: C&D: Director's Response
« on: May 13, 2009, 01:12:56 pm »
Mav, that was so not a spoiler tag.

SPOILER: there is no spoiler tag, but pink's pretty close to unreadable on the background

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