from Jan at The Pits & their GN70 mod now.
We have been informed by FIRST that releasing this project with modified physics would violate their copyrights regarding the use of the NR2003 source code. While this is definitely a disappointment given the amount of realism we wished to put into GN1970, but they are the proper owners of the code and we will respect their rights to it.
Please note that this will also include any release of physics editing tools that we were intending to release to the public, we will no longer be able to do so.
We apologise to the community for going back on our word, however we do wish to abide by the legal rights afforded to FIRST by Federal Copyright law. The Pits has always stood by the legal rights of authors and we will continue to do so.
Stories have been brewing at almost every forum.
Another example is here with Brian Ring and his efforts!
BR2004 will not be released and has been cancelled as of now. I have been informed by FIRST-RACING.NET that releasing this project would violate their copyrights regarding the use of the NR2003 source code. While this is definitely a disappointment given the amount of time and effort I have put into BR2004, they are the proper owners of the code and I respect their rights to it. I am confident that their team will be releasing a product in the future that will far surpass the scope of BR2004 and that the sim community will be better for it.
So does it look like FIRST is trying to wipeout all competitors?
And what was BrianRing mod. about you may ask?
The brian ring mod was going to have updated graphics, Track lines, and updated "Physics" to reflect the current rules/aero package!
Again our loss!
Actually come visit his site !
Edited by Quattro, Mar 01 2005 - 11:22 PM.