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Kruppstahl’s Withdrawal from the Day of Infamy Map Contest - A Blog Post for Day of Infamy.

It has recently come to New World’s attention that map contest entry Kruppstahl used some art assets for which it did not have permission. As such, it has been withdrawn from the contest and will not receive any prizes.

The contest rewards will be shifted up one placement for maps Tobruk, Bure, and Brest who placed fifth, fourth, and third respectively. These maps will receive prizes as though they scored one place higher in the top five. Kruppstahl will still remain in second place because the art in question does not affect judgment of the map.

After an investigation we determined that the art in question, taken from Half-Life 2 mod Resistance & Liberation, was included accidentally by Kruppstahl’s creator JakHalz. While working on his previous map called Resistance for the Day of Infamy mod, he wanted to use Resistance & Liberation as inspiration. Due to issues launching the R&L level editor, he decided to import the models to his Day of Defeat: Source folder in order to view them. Six months later while creating Kruppstahl, he accidentally used these art assets thinking they were from Day of Defeat: Source even though they were not in the VPK file. We stated that the use of art from Day of Defeat: Source and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the contest was permitted, and because he forgot the true origin of the assets, he believed that his submission for the contest was legitimate.

The contest permitted the use of third party assets provided that relevant permissions were obtained prior to submission. However, permission to use these R&L assets was not sought because they were used unknowingly. Upon realizing where the assets came from when it was reported by members in our community, JakHalz voluntarily took his map off of the Steam Workshop and reached out to us to say he wanted to withdraw Kruppstahl from the contest. We appreciate his honesty and integrity in doing so.

As with any of the five contest winners, the other submissions in the contest, or anything that is to our standard of quality from the Day of Infamy community now or in the future, we are still considering Kruppstahl’s inclusion in the official game. In the event that we do include Kruppstahl, we will ensure any unlicensed content is removed or replaced with original content or content used with explicit permission.

You can view the full statement on the Day of Infamy steam forums.
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    How unfortunate, to be honest...such a simple oversight, and yet, it has such a catastrophic consequence...well, at least he died on his feet. I must congratulate him for his honesty and will to make things right and clear.
    Yeah, its unfortunate that an accidental oversight affected his ability to partake in the contest, however for legal reasons we can not host a map that contains assets from another game without permission. Jack did the honourable thing by voluntarily withdrawing his map and we very much respect him for this. 

    Kruppstahl was a very good map, and the community seemed to really enjoy it, so as we alluded too at the end of the post it may still find its way in game (along with other good community maps from GB and the workshop) provided the assets can be changed / removed. 
    Thanks for the notice. It makes me wonder what kind of assets did he use. If they're small things, easy to replace, he shouldn't have too much trouble, but all in all, I hope things turn out the best way they can for everybody.
    There were a couple of vehicle models and small props from another mod that he accidentally included thinking they were from DOD:S (which we have a licence from Valve to use). 

    They are only a small part of the map and should be easy to change once the developer gets his PC working again. So hopefully we may see an updated version of Kruppstahl on GB and the workshop in the future. 
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    Posted by Clener74

    How unfortunate, to be honest...such a simple oversight, and yet, it has such a catastrophic consequence...well, at least he died on his feet. I must congratulate him for his honesty and will to make things right and clear.
    Yeah, its unfortunate that an accidental oversight affected his ability to partake in the contest, however for legal reasons we can not host a map that contains assets from another game without permission. Jack did the honourable thing by voluntarily withdrawing his map and we very much respect him for this. 

    Kruppstahl was a very good map, and the community seemed to really enjoy it, so as we alluded too at the end of the post it may still find its way in game (along with other good community maps from GB and the workshop) provided the assets can be changed / removed. 
    Thanks for the notice. It makes me wonder what kind of assets did he use. If they're small things, easy to replace, he shouldn't have too much trouble, but all in all, I hope things turn out the best way they can for everybody.
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    Posted by Clener74

    How unfortunate, to be honest...such a simple oversight, and yet, it has such a catastrophic consequence...well, at least he died on his feet. I must congratulate him for his honesty and will to make things right and clear.
    Yeah, its unfortunate that an accidental oversight affected his ability to partake in the contest, however for legal reasons we can not host a map that contains assets from another game without permission. Jack did the honourable thing by voluntarily withdrawing his map and we very much respect him for this. 

    Kruppstahl was a very good map, and the community seemed to really enjoy it, so as we alluded too at the end of the post it may still find its way in game (along with other good community maps from GB and the workshop) provided the assets can be changed / removed. 
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    How unfortunate, to be honest...such a simple oversight, and yet, it has such a catastrophic consequence...well, at least he died on his feet. I must congratulate him for his honesty and will to make things right and clear.
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