Resource Blacklist - The resources you should definitly not use

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@DownwardSpiral Please note that this site does not support the use of ripped resources - hence the existence of this blacklist thread.
 

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@DownwardSpiral : Plus if you use it for the IGMC your game is automatically DQ'd as you violated rule 5 of the rules for that contest.
 

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Why not use a legal iconset to make a prototype and THEN put your own assets in your game.
Why would you use illegal content while you got the option to use legal ones?

https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?threads/avys-icon-workshop-back-to-buisness.21623/
I have superimposed my own icons and I dont feel the need to scour the internet looking for each individual icon that belongs to a particular game. Frankly its a waste of time when I have other things to work on in my schedule. If there's an icon that's got a distinct style like a spell icon from Diablo, id pick that right up. But an icon that looks like it fits into the RTP and has some graphical ambiguity? I don't think so.
 

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I have superimposed my own icons and I dont feel the need to scour the internet looking for each individual icon that belongs to a particular game. Frankly its a waste of time when I have other things to work on in my schedule. If there's an icon that's got a distinct style like a spell icon from Diablo, id pick that right up. But an icon that looks like it fits into the RTP and has some graphical ambiguity? I don't think so.
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You fail to understand why you got the attention of three moderators here. I try to be bold here mate.

Just check the rule #2 and make sure you do not share or ask for support on rips.


https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?threads/forum-rules.90/

So hopefully you understand what is wrong here.
This thread is made for all of us, for our convenience, to avoid using ripped stuff, while you come here and suddenly say:
"Yeah I don't mind"
You are not into any trouble for this, but it doesn't make you look good either. :)
I hope you understand what I mean.
 
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about the benben trees did he and mack make the leaves entirely by themselves? So If Used them with other trunks would that be ok for a NON RPG Maker game?
 

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Regardless, It is been said definitely not to use.
Even though you have other engines that is NON RPG Maker, it would be unwise to do such thing.

The post is made as a warning, a reminder, for all forum members, which mostly use engines such as RPGMaker and IG Maker, why don't we use it as a practice to respect and communicate, the resource makers that we're interested in..

At least, if we're unable to contact the owner / the maker, just read their 'Terms of Use'.
They are kind enough to state that in a simple way for us, just before their resource-posts..
 

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Hi,

The last post was posted awhile back, but I just want to thank you for making this blacklist and making people more aware of copyright issues.

Is there somewhere I can put up my game privately for people to check if it’s legal (along with my credit list)? I would hate it to be working on a game for months, put it up, only to get deleted because some idiot “royalty-free” website claimed they have the rights to an image but they actually stole it. I am being very cautious to ensure the sites I use state that they are royalty-free, but I do use a lot of external sources so it would be helpful for me.

Also one thing that is ambiguous to me is “traditional patterns”. For example if I get a pattern from a website that does not state terms of use, but the picture is 99% a traditional pattern passed down for centuries like the Japanese Seigaha, what are my terms on that?
 
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@Avery Could you add Psychronic's Sci-Fi tiles to the list? The sets contained resources from a number of sources that weren't properly credited, as well as tiles from the Futuristic Tile pack in the store all while the user said that all edits were from free resources.
Here are some examples of the A tile sheets:
walls-donotuse.png a5-do_not_use.jpg

There were a few things that were bugging me about it, but I finally figured it out when looking at the Futuristic Tile pack. A lot of the tiles here are edits of tiles from that pack, resized to fit MV.
Psychronic tiles:psychronic tiles.png
Resized Futuristic tiles:futurstic tiles.png
A lot of the pack's tiles that I recognized are merged together with a bunch of other tiles, which makes it easy to overlook them, but they're there.
This tile by Psychronic: roof.png was made by merging this Futuristic tile: futurstic roof tile.png with a tile I couldn't place and then changing the color.
This wall: walls2.png uses part of this Futuristic tile: futurstic wall tile.png to make the pattern
(my photoshop's settings must be different than the one used by Psychronic which is why the bolts aren't exactly the same, but the pattern should be clear enough)
Since so many of the tiles are made by merging tiles together, it's not safe to use the tilesets because people just can't be positive where the originals are from.
 

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@TheoAllen That's not the set I looked at so I can't be positive where resources in it come from, but it is by the same user so it would be safest to not use that set either.
 

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Wow, that is quite a find and thank you for gathering all the informations! I'll add that immediatly!
 

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Hey this is Psychronic (my other account). I did make these edits from what I thought were free tiles, I was mistaken. Please don't use them for this reason. But I will be making some new sets from scratch which wont have these issues. I hope my main account can be restored so I can actually let people know not to use them. Have also taken them off the website.

Sorry for any trouble this may have caused, wanting to make it right.
 

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[mod]section31 is now banned for having a second account and for art theft.[/mod]
 

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Benben's trees are Magical Vacation, Treasure of the Rudras
Comes from inq tileset,
 

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Considering that pokemon essentials has been C&D by Nintendo a few years ago. and yet folks keep asking for support here. Should that be added to the resource blacklist.
 

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Update: After being contacted, they at least disabled their MV resources, but as the other maker's resources are also uncredited and stolen and rips, I would still refrain from using them.

I have barely ever seen something as hypocritical as rpg-maker.fr ...

"If a resource belongs to you without your name being mentioned, do not hesitate to contact us to let us know and we will add it quickly (remember to indicate precisely the resources concerned with their file name). Understand that for these hundreds of resources we have not been able to record everyone's names systematically, especially since everything is not always signed. "
... while ALL the resources are stolen, hundreds of files being mine.
So yeah, they just steal everything and want a neat list from you with what is yours because taking care was too much work in first place.
I sent them a mail with pointing out some of them, but collecting only the credits for only most of the tileset section took an hour. And these resources were always signed where they were posted. I am really, really pissed and wish I would be allowed to call these people there by the names they deserve.
So feel free to go through the sections and report what you can, especially the stuff they have to delete immiediatly. MV Resources, specifically tilesets, is done that far:


So yeah, use nothing they provide.
 
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