Thank you all for your compliments
I would like to address Master.U's post though, just so there is no confusion here.
-Hey!!!! that was my idea! back then in May 2006!!
-The problem with this mod is that all textures are really big sized and 20 MB won't be enough to your mod. trust me, I know this stuff
-pretty sure those textures are from the internet and mostly the Celestial Motherlord...
-I hope you give credit to those who made those texture, unless you made them yourself, which seems... well, can't be!
I got lots of screenshots of that, infact, go to Screenshots of mods and see my post. it should be here in the mods forum...
don't take all credit to yourself.. please... why Brad couldn't saw my post ah? you at Star dock don't like me very much don't you?
I'm very sorry if you believe I have stolen your idea. Honestly, I had absolutely no idea you ore anyone else was making a mod like this when I started, I couldn't have. And to be fair, it's not exactly a criminal offense for someone to make another mod of the same type. You seem to be very, miffed... that I’ve "taken" your idea.
This isn't the first time you've made that known, in fact in several other posts in other threads you've complained that I’ve taken your idea, again I’m sorry if you feel that way, but there was no "taking" involved; as I said, I had no idea you were making a similar mod until you first complained to me that I had "taken" your idea.
I don't know quite what you mean by "The problem with this mod is that all textures are really big sized and 20 MB won't be enough to your mod." I think I’ve made it very clear all along the way that the some of the textures are very large. And I believe I’ve made it quite clear that the mod is well over 20MB in size.
Concerning the creation of the textures for the mod: there are over 126 textures in this mod, it would be completely impossible for me to make THAT many completely original textures (in the amount of time I’ve spent on this mod) without some influence from the internet.
I am a professional 3D modeler, with degrees in Computer Science, Graphic Design, and Game Art and Design, and many (most actually) of the textures in the mod ARE completely original. However, many of them are also pieced together from freeware libraries of terrain, land formations, and satellite images, available free of license on the internet for the exact purpose
of creating new images. With the exception of one packet which is available to anyone online, the remainder were downloads only available with the purchase of certain Content Creation Softwares (which I own), which again are specifically intended
to be used for the purpose I’m using them.
It's like taking a huge pool of puzzle pieces and arranging them in patterns, finding pieces that match, and making them into a new puzzle. It's entirely possible you've seen some of the "puzzle" pieces used elsewhere on the internet, as I said; the libraries of images are freeware and free of license. And on the 2 or 3 occasions where I found a texture that was much better than any I could make given the time, I made sure there were no restrictions by the author regarding fair use, and that there was always
a credit and copyright notice embedded in the file, in accordance with international copyright law.
So, please don't insinuate something when you don't have all the facts, that is a VERY slippery slope. Again, I’m really sorry if you believe I’ve stolen your idea or stolen your limelight. But instead of attacking and complaining, why don't you continue making your mod? Make something as an alternative to this mod; give players a choice of which to use, it's not going to bother me in the least.