Using Other People's Graphics

AuthorTopic: Using Other People's Graphics
BoE Posse
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First question: Are you allowed to use the graphics other people made in your scenarios?

Second question: If you are allowed, are you supposed to say whose graphics you used somewhere in the scenario?

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Infiltrator
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Yes, and it is generally considered courteous to give credit. (I don't think there's an actual requirement, but you should give credit where neccessary. Most people put a list in the scenario readme file.)
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Law Bringer
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You are, in fact, encouraged to use the graphics from databases like The Louvre and the few graphics on Drakey's page. That's what they're there for, after all. If you want to use graphics straight from another scenario's graphics file, it's polite to ask the designer for permission and/or information on whose graphics they are.

—Alorael, who would advise giving credit. You can put it in the readme, in the introduction text, in a special node near the beginning or end, or just in a town for hall of fame and credits purposes. If you want, you can even come up with other clever ways of working in the people you'd like to thank. The important thing is to make people feel like their work is appreciated so they will continue to make good graphics. See, everything is selfish!
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Do you have to say which ones were by each person, or can you just list the names?

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I'd list which ones were by which person, but that's really up to you. (As I said, nothing requires you to give credit at all. It's just a good idea.)
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Shaper
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Well, actually, most people don't say which graphics were made by who, if there's a lot of custom graphics by others, and they just list the names. If there's only a few, though, you should probably be more specific.

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