Valve: Solution to Source Leak

Discussion in 'Half-Life' started by crazyfool2100, Oct 5, 2003.

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  1. Yes!

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  2. No Way!

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  1. Well, we all know that the source for HL2 is all over the Internet. Everyone that wants it already has it. There is obviously no way to undo what has been done. I believe that Valve should turn this source leak problem around and make it into a money making opportunity. I think that Valve should license the game engine, like Dynamix did for the Tribes2 engine (http://www.garagegames.com/pg/product/view.php?id=1). The source is already out there, so why not make money from this problem? No doubt that the people that already have the source will pay to legally have the code if the engine was licensed. I know I would pay to get my hands on this engine. The Torque engine (Tribes2) is licensed for $100 per programmer (non-commercial). A commercial license for the Torque engine is around $10,000. I am sure Valve could raise both of these prices significantly since Source is most likely superior to Torque.

    What do you guys/gals think of this idea? The source is out there, so I don't see why Valve shouldn't make some serious money from this huge problem. The hackers think they have prevailed....until Valve makes lots of cash as a result of what they did.
     
  2. CrazyHarij

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    For ****S sake, don't you think they have done that ages ago?
     
  3. Necro

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    every game since who knows when has been doing that.
     
  4. nw909

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    Wow, if they hadn't licensed it then it wouldn't be called source.
     
  5. Harryz

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    Welcome to earth..
     
  6. Nith Sahor

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  7. Ya, just like how didn't they license the original half-life engine? Don't tell me it was based on the Quake engine, because Valve made serious modifications to it.

    I have not read anywhere where they stated that they were going to license the engine.
     
  8. Rafael

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    They have already licenced it to Troika for that Vampires the Masquerade game.
     
  9. MooCow

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    Yet another case of well informed speculation *sigh*.
     
  10. When I said this I was leaning towards personal licenses. Obviously Valve will license Source commercially. Torque is licensed personally as well as commercially. Since everyone and their grandma has this source code, they should license it personally as well.
     
  11. nw909

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    Lol, yeah my grandma loves coding in C++
     
  12. VoidWraith

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    They cannot do that because HAVOK WOULD SUE THEM FOR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

    edit: I'm perturbed because though I say this in every thread I see, no one acknowledges it.
     
  13. PainLord

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    I just realised, the hackers could also/might have already hacked into the company who makes Vampire computers. Methinks they should set up tighter security.
     
  14. Typhon

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    license it personally? what does that even mean? what the hell is one random guy gonna do with it?
     
  15. GJaaGular

    GJaaGular Guest

    Whats exactly is a Gal?
     
  16. snoggle

    snoggle Guest

    I just realised, the hackers could also/might have already hacked into the company who makes Vampire computers.

    Not Vampire computers! Mine already sucked the juices out of my wallet for upgrades, now it wants blood? If I want to live I guess it's a stake through the motherboard or garlic bread in the cd drive. ;(
     

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