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qubodup

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Knights Data License
« on: March 10, 2010, 01:26:33 PM »
Hello,

I was glad to find out that knights was GPLed, however I wonder what the license of the visuals and audio files is. Are they original and GPLed as well or 'taken from the web' with unknown license status? :)

Thanks

dukey

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Re: Knights Data License
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 09:39:06 PM »
I think the graphics and audio files are under GPL too.

Kalle Marjola (the original knights programmer) stated in his GPL license data: "The license affects the source code, documentation, maps and graphics."

Don't know about the audio files, but the graphics are under GPL.

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Re: Knights Data License
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2010, 10:20:57 AM »
dukey is correct about the graphics.

I am not entirely sure where the audio files came from, I had assumed they were GPL as well, although you might want to contact Kalle Marjola if you want to check.

I'm curious, are you intending to use them for something?

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Re: Knights Data License
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2010, 10:59:13 AM »
Kalle Marjola (the original knights programmer) stated in his GPL license data: "The license affects the source code, documentation, maps and graphics."
you might want to contact Kalle Marjola if you want to check.
Thanks! I think I will. If I can find a way to contact Kalle.

I'm curious, are you intending to use them for something?
I would like to add it to http://opengameart.org/ for example. Also I'm generally curious about how free (code only or code and data) foss games are. I write about foss games on a friend's blog and some readers care about the license status of data too. (I happen to be one of those people :D)

PS: Do you happen to know the origin of the graphics? They seem to me like vectorized pixel art.

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Re: Knights Data License
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2010, 03:37:09 PM »
Thanks! I think I will. If I can find a way to contact Kalle.

His readme from the original Knights source code is here: http://rpr.kapsi.fi/games/misc/ks_disclaimer.txt -- at the bottom you will find an email address.

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PS: Do you happen to know the origin of the graphics? They seem to me like vectorized pixel art.

The graphics were all made by Kalle as far as I know. They are pixel art, mostly 16x16 sprites, using (if I remember correctly) a 16 colour palette. In my version of the game they are scaled up from their original size using Scale2x (http://scale2x.sourceforge.net/), or optionally just a straightforward nearest neighbour scaling (if you set this in the options).