IMPORTANT! People that have been using Kaus's "Asteria Tileset" DO NOT USE IT!!

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  1. Roscalin

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    There was Also the Sprite Fix for v1.2 Users.


    I believe this is just the Open Alpha plugin for Hudell to Replace the one owned by Kaus.
     
  2. Hudell

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    KSU_ParallaxSmoothing works on it's own, so you can keep it in the project.


    I looked at the Sprite Fix and it seems to do two things:

    1. Change Balloons and Animations to be displayed over the overlays
    2. Changes the way the default map parallax work

    I've included the ballon and animation change on my plugin, but I'm ignoring the second one for now. If anybody knows why he changed that, let me know.
     
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    The last one solved an issue with the parallax being offset by a pixel or something. I remember him telling me that's why he did it. 
     
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    We learn from our mistakes. He has some talent and skills but used in a wrong way. Here his past work.
     
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    @cmgamesofficial: We do not promote art thieves on this board in any way. We always admitted that he did some original work, but we will not promote it here.


    Because of this, I removed the link.
     
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    And that's why i use only my own tiles. They are currently all mono colored, but atleast they're original.
     
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    Kaus just sent out an email with an attachment of tiles claiming them to be his original works. More importantly, however, he said his Paypal account isn't allowing refunds due to an error, and even if it were, he's broke. He says refunds will be forthcoming, but will take time for him to save up the money first. So, if you're still waiting, you might consider just cutting your losses and take it as it is. 


    -_- Ugh.


    Want to say thanks to the artists and scripters who are coming forward to fill the void left by this ridiculousness, though. Highly appreciated and speaks a lot to the good will and integrity of this community.


    Speaking of that, I just got a tablet of my own, and if there is anyone out there who wouldn't mind PMing me some advice, I'd like to start putting together some tiles for the community as well. As it stands, I'll be putting out some edits soon, but original work would be fun.
     
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    I'm completely shocked at this, I myself spoke to Kaus about a license - he seemed amicable enough. I knew about the Valerie Stories Tilesets being unreliable and if I'd have known about Kaus being Hanzo Kimura then I wouldn't of even asked him.


    In light of this, maybe art submissions should be more stringent? Having to go through a stage where they are looked through by the moderators.


    Either way, I hope people manage to get recompensed for the problems he has caused - I hope he doesn't get off lightly as art theft is horrible. (Ban his IP address?)
     
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    Well IP address are not permanent it changes during the course of time since it only assigned by the ISP. When I come in to a new forums site I was outright ban even tho is it actually my first time coming in. Contacted the owner and realized my IP address is ban because of a different user violated their rules 5 years ago. So they have to manually removed the ban and let's me register to the site. And the site is about map making.
     
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    As many have, I have been following along with this. I have been in contact with Hanzo/Kaus for awhile, and honestly, I believed him when he first started and said he wanted to do this right this go 'round. He impressed me as someone who had a good eye, a bit of technical skill, and a serious lack of organizational skills. You gotta hand it to him in the "vision" department.


    Whether he was negligent to the point of being fraudulent or ignorant (still) or just terribly disorganized (or even an outright thief), he has disqualified himself from posting commercial resources as far as the eye can see, at this point. In fact, even his edits would need intense scrutiny, and life is very busy - who has time for all that?


    I have invested a significant amount of time trying to work out credits for various (other) artists' work, and the truth is... My time is valuable. Pretty clearly yours is, too. For those of you who were going commercial, or just spent crazy amounts of time making maps, I hope the list of edits may help you to resolve your work out to your advantage, but it's a shame. And we have a really incredible store here. =]


    So the crux of it is, to me, that for commercial work, you put yourself in a position to be vulnerable to the degree the person you get resources from is unreliable.


    Thank you so much to all the artists and mods whose time has been spent unraveling this mess. I love the free edits offered by so many generous folks, and highly value the commercial materials I have collected. 


    And Hanzo/kaus, the degree you work to help people at this point is appreciated, but I'm afraid you have put some significant nails in your coffin.
     
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    Dunno how people find nice words for him.
     
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    For those using Kaus's Cliff tiles. MrPyramidHead shared his tiles that are RTP edits that is close in coloring to the ones in Kaus's tilesets!
     
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    I am more concerned about the people who invested so much from their maps using the said tilesets. The time, work, and wasted determination. I am also against to any kind of stealing.
     
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    Never had this problem  with an IP address, and I didn't realise about it changing. My bad. However I do think something more serious should be done. There's nothing stopping him from reoffending under a new username. 
     
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    Let us not forget the usage of a VPN as well...
     
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    Although some now are there for good or not so bad, I think it is very bad. because he has people money stolen just like he stole many times . I'll forgive him not matter if he apologizes , or now it's usable . I want my $ 60 back and then is good . But I'm me something to take two superior from here or to buy only by people that I know 100 % that they would never do that as Celianna or Panda Maru . Den is just a mess and not nice to talk .
     
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    ip ban its ineffective and can be a problem for thirt person soo bad idea, its impossible to completly ban some person from a forum like this , he always can use proxy, different email, and different name, if he doesn't do anything that vincules whit the ban accounts, is near impossible to know if ts he or not, its a shame but this level of anonymous is the thing internet is
     
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    Just to shed a little light, we do our best to monitor what comes in. My daily routine includes looking at new submissions and I actually have to close many topics and ban more members than you realize for art theft. It's just not usually on a public scale like this, because they are caught right away.


    I don't have time, however, to check every single comment every day and I tend to be much less concerned about established topics like Kaus's, which is how I failed to realize he had started charging for premium content. That would have never been allowed if I'd seen it and he knew this, which is why he was sneaky and intentionally avoided advertising it as a paid product in his thread.


    This mess is also a good reminder why we have to work together as a community to help each other. Use the report feature if you feel something is off, better to speak up and it be nothing than for things to slip by.
     
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    Celianna Tileset artist Global Mod

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    I want to add onto this, since the wording is vague here, charging for your content is allowed here. What Kaus did, offering his resources, but charging people for a commercial license, is completely within our rules. However, linking to a resource in the resource forum, which leads to a Pay wall (you have to pay to access it), is against our rules.
     
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