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    Quote Originally Posted by ParDeRuz View Post
    at the moment no modder for run8 has cracked the code to put in completely new and original models. as is by design by the devs making the r8 file format. all they know how to do for the moment is retexturing anything in the game and sounds. some things are actually really lovely, such as a retexture for all of socal.
    The thought of breaking the code or even leaning towards what you might be thinking and changing code would be considered against your EULA on purchase and not condoned here on TrainSim.
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    Just out of curiousity (not that I support this because it was the modding that closed off some of the XML files I used to enjoy for read only RTS processing) does the EULA restrict distribution only or for personal use?

    Mods and pirated software are great and all for the end user but it's a double ended sord. The big companies who have a niche actually support mods because it reduces competition from the smaller companies. So where MSTS has a big community trying to sell a route in it is very difficult because of this and other games etc. to the point why bother.

    Finally prices right now have not inflated as much as other products. That's because things are harder to crack and there is more developers and more competion. Trains are just a micro niche of other popular niche games. Still Run8 has a loyal enough following as is.

    To be honest it's often about people not wanting to save their money or earn more to simply afford to be in a position like others. Life is about choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurvivorSean View Post
    Just out of curiousity (not that I support this because it was the modding that closed off some of the XML files I used to enjoy for read only RTS processing) does the EULA restrict distribution only or for personal use?

    Mods and pirated software are great and all for the end user but it's a double ended sord. The big companies who have a niche actually support mods because it reduces competition from the smaller companies. So where MSTS has a big community trying to sell a route in it is very difficult because of this and other games etc. to the point why bother.

    Finally prices right now have not inflated as much as other products. That's because things are harder to crack and there is more developers and more competion. Trains are just a micro niche of other popular niche games. Still Run8 has a loyal enough following as is.

    To be honest it's often about people not wanting to save their money or earn more to simply afford to be in a position like others. Life is about choices.

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    Sean
    i Agree Theres a Ton of Run8 Modders Who Need The Boot They Need to Stop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fish4890 View Post
    i Agree Theres a Ton of Run8 Modders Who Need The Boot They Need to Stop
    Technically the files are encrypted and in the US it's a grey area on whether or not this is actually a felony under the ECPA (Electronics Communication Privacy Act) Mostly that covers encrypted radio however, the files are encrypted for a reason

    You can't really get on someone who does it for their own personal use, the problematic and the really illegal part is when those files are transmitted electronically, then that's where the illegality really begins.

    but we really don't want to be put in a position of seriously encrypting everything, it's a huge PITA, and it ruins the fun for those who have behaved themselves

    then we have to devote resources to protecting our interests vs developing new innovations.

    its a respect thing i guess
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    Maybe (in time) something like the Creators’ Club for TSW could be added, which would allow limited approved distribution of reskins etc. Not that I’m any good at artwork so not personally of interest to me! Though I would like a R8 scenario editor but that’s for a separate discussion.
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