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Modules for sale?

PostPosted: January 21st, 2008, 7:03 pm
by geozero
Can an ORIGINAL game module be sold using the VASSAL system?

Example: I make a brand new Original game of the Gulf War designed under VASSAL, can I sell this module?

Modules for sell?

PostPosted: January 21st, 2008, 7:33 pm
by uckelman
Thus spake "geozero":
Can an ORIGINAL game module be sold using the VASSAL system?

Example: I make a brand new Original game of the Gulf War designed under VAS
SAL, can I sell this module?


Yes, so long as you have rights to everything you're using in your module.

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J.

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PostPosted: January 21st, 2008, 10:44 pm
by rk
Can an ORIGINAL game module be sold using the VASSAL system?

VASSAL is released under the LGPL software license. This means you can redistribute the code and even repackage it as a commercial product. If, however, you make any modification to the source code, you must make the modified code available under the terms of the LGPL.

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PostPosted: January 22nd, 2008, 6:17 am
by mehrunes
I think that was not the question. He didn't spoke of Vassal itself but from relating module files.

PostPosted: January 22nd, 2008, 9:04 pm
by Brent Easton
Yes, you can sell Vassal modules IF you own the rights to the game and all of the artwork and materials contained in the module.

PostPosted: January 23rd, 2008, 3:23 am
by geozero
Brent Easton wrote:Yes, you can sell Vassal modules IF you own the rights to the game and all of the artwork and materials contained in the module.


The VASSAL modules are entirely new games, with new rules systems, original maps by me, etc.

I'm planning on releasing a couple of modules free to the community because I believe that this builds good relationships. However, there are a few new big games that I have developed the OOB's, maps, and rules, but feel that a small stipend would be reasonable IF and WHEN the free modules are completed and accepted in the community as good solid games.

Some modules I've already developed for my own use and testing on ADC2.

Modules for sale?

PostPosted: January 23rd, 2008, 1:01 pm
by mkiefte
I'm currently working on an import module whereby VASSAL can read in
your ADC2 modules. The module is about 80% complete, but if your
module doesn't use a deck of cards, it should work. With any luck,
you will not have to translate your ADC2 module to VASSAL by hand.

- M.

On 22/01/2008, geozero <messages@forums.vassalengine.org> wrote:
Brent Easton wrote:
Yes, you can sell Vassal modules IF you own the rights to the game and all of the artwork and materials contained in the module.


The VASSAL modules are entirely new games, with new rules systems, original maps by me, etc.

I'm planning on releasing a couple of modules free to the community because I believe that this builds good relationships. However, there are a few new big games that I have developed the OOB's, maps, and rules, but feel that a small stipend would be reasonable IF and WHEN the free modules are comleted and accepted in the community as good solid games.

Some modules I've already developed for my own use and testing on ADC2.







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PostPosted: January 24th, 2008, 2:38 am
by geozero
That would indeed help. Some of my modules in ADC2 did not use imported maps but rather used maps that were designed one hex at a time...way too time consuming. My new modules are being designed from the ground up with new maps created in PS7, new counters, charts, just about everything is neing reworked in one way or another. Still, an ADC2 import of some sort might be really good to have.

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PostPosted: January 24th, 2008, 11:49 am
by mkiefte
The import module can handle maps with discrete elements as you are
referring to. In fact the results are in general a lot better than
the ADC2 rendering with respect to hex sides and hex lines as it uses
better antialiasing and the line dashes are done a lot better. This is
not a superior solution to scanned or GIMPed maps. It's a start.

If you like, send me your module. I'll convert it and send it back
(the import code is not in the main branch yet). I'd be interested in
testing a new ADC2 module. Worst-case scenario is that it doesn't
work--but that's good for me because I can hunt down another bug.
Best-case scenario is that I'll send it back right away.

- M.

On 23/01/2008, geozero <messages@forums.vassalengine.org> wrote:
That would indeed help. Some of my modules in ADC2 did not use imported maps but rather used maps that were designed one hex at a time...way too time consuming. My new modules are being designed from the ground up with new maps created in PS7, new counters, charts, just about everything is neing reworked in one way or another. Still, an ADC2 import of some sort might be really good to have.







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