Tileset for Alien World ruleset

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Re: Tileset for Alien World ruleset

Postby Caedo » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:19 pm

Alright, progress pic:
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You'll easily see what I've already done. I'll work on what's missing for this one and then start on the amplio-based one.
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Re: Tileset for Alien World ruleset

Postby cazfi » Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:18 pm

cazfi wrote:For the record: I've been testing with one tileset myself, but I cannot distribute that due to license terms of the gfx used.


But now I want to share at least this one screenshot of what alien ruleset is like.
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Re: Tileset for Alien World ruleset

Postby Caedo » Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:30 pm

cazfi wrote:
cazfi wrote:For the record: I've been testing with one tileset myself, but I cannot distribute that due to license terms of the gfx used.


But now I want to share at least this one screenshot of what alien ruleset is like.

Whoa. That's nice.
But the boiling ocean looks... not as I imagined boiling ocean.
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Re: Tileset for Alien World ruleset

Postby ngunjaca » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:32 pm

It looks great. It gives a cool atmosphere to the game. Too bad the gfx is licensed, is there a chance to sort out this licensing issue?

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Re: Tileset for Alien World ruleset

Postby cazfi » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:47 pm

ngunjaca wrote:It looks great. It gives a cool atmosphere to the game. Too bad the gfx is licensed, is there a chance to sort out this licensing issue?

Well, for anything included to freeciv proper we need to be very very strict about GPLv2+ compliance. Graphics in that tileset are from Scenario League, and while they give gfx out for people to use, that's not good enough for declaring them GPLv2+ licensed. So, getting that licensed under GPLv2+ would require finding out original author of each sprite and asking them to give them out under GPLv2+. Further, I suspect that some of the gfx currently in the tileset is not original works, but ripped from somewhere. We would need to find replacement for those.
At one point I had the idea of distributing the tileset separately already when working on GPLv2+ licensing issue, but that too would require some work. You see, as common practice with tilesets is, it uses some of the sprites common to all tilesets from freeciv. And as those sprites are under GPLv2+, that makes the entire tileset derived work which I cannot distribute under license other than GPLv2+. To make it distributable separately not licensed under GPLv2+ would require getting replacement for all those sprites that are currently licensed under GPLv2+.

So, at the moment I'm waiting if someone is willing to produce higher quality tileset for alien ruleset. If yes, that tileset will be used anyway, and time spent on resolving license issues of SLalien would be wasted.

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Re: Tileset for Alien World ruleset

Postby Arbogast » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:08 pm

Wow-wee!
I just discovered this thread and it makes my mouth water!
1) Could we have a picture of the current progress of the Alien tileset? I would be nice if city names and prod labels could be left out, as to make the image easier to see and enlarge.
2) Can the copyrighted images be listed away from the 'free' ones?

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Re: Tileset for Alien World ruleset

Postby cazfi » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:57 am

I think it's time I start trying to get graphics in this current tileset ("SLalien") licensed under GPLv2+. As its tile size is same as isotrident, I can create (yet) another tileset ("SpaceLeague") that is always completely GPLv2+ compliant - starting as copy of isotrident and getting graphics replaced bit by bit as it gets available under GPLv2+.

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Re: Tileset for Alien World ruleset

Postby Blake00 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:10 am

cazfi wrote:I think it's time I start trying to get graphics in this current tileset ("SLalien") licensed under GPLv2+. As its tile size is same as isotrident, I can create (yet) another tileset ("SpaceLeague") that is always completely GPLv2+ compliant - starting as copy of isotrident and getting graphics replaced bit by bit as it gets available under GPLv2+.


Whatever happened to this alien world project Cazfi? Looks awesome!
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