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Somebody decompiled my map and released it without my permission

Hello, I've been a map maker for the Zombie Escape community few years ago. I do take pride in the maps I've released in the years since it's been hard work. Now, somebody just decompiled my map (I even had the anti-decompile prefab in it) and redesigned it and published it here on Gamebanana.com without my permission. I contacted the guy if he could remove them but he wont. What action can there be done? It bothers me because I get a lot of complains of players that the 'new version' of my map is really bad. It just stings me that somebody didnt show respect for my maps and just uses it for his own leisure. My original map link: http://www.gamebanana.com/maps/98939 The copied one: http://www.gamebanana.com/maps/156426 Is it possible to remove this map from gamebanana? greetings, Gargantua

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    I will remove it for you now.
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    Thank you for this!
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    Agreed that my version was terrible as it was 99% the orignal map you created.
    You didn't do any func_detail so the amount of portals in the map is massive.
    2hours 43mins to compile on nomal = A badly optimized map.

    Instead of crying about it like a kid maybe you should try and fix the fps or problems in your map then other people won't feel they need to.
    A lot has changed since you made the map with the games engine.
    And there are loads of versions of your maps out there which communties edited themselves they just didn't publish them here for all to download.

    Every one knows of hacked vmex, you act like the compile protector is the law and impossible to bypass !
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    > **Posted by Manficool**

    > Your original version is really bad.
    > You didn't do any func_detail so the amount of portals in the map is massive.
    > 2hours 43mins to compile on nomal = A badly optimized map.
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    > Instead of crying about it like a kid maybe you should try and fix the fps or problems in your map then other people won't feel they need to.
    > A lot has changed since you made the map with the games engine.

    Then ask him to do it, or at least ask his permission before modifying it.
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    > **Posted by Manficool**

    > Agreed that my version was terrible as it was 99% the orignal map you created.
    > You didn't do any func_detail so the amount of portals in the map is massive.
    > 2hours 43mins to compile on nomal = A badly optimized map.
    >
    > Instead of crying about it like a kid maybe you should try and fix the fps or problems in your map then other people won't feel they need to.
    > A lot has changed since you made the map with the games engine.
    > And there are loads of versions of your maps out there which communties edited themselves they just didn't publish them here for all to download.
    >
    > Every one knows of hacked vmex, you act like the compile protector is the law and impossible to bypass !

    You should know that vmex fucks up a maps structure to all hell and removed a good deal of optimization work done, working with decompiles should be forbidden in my opinion, always always always ask the authors for the original working copies so everything is as it should be rather than vmex's "Best Guess" as to how things go together.
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    > **Posted by Logan Dougall**

    > > **Posted by Manficool**
    >
    > > Agreed that my version was terrible as it was 99% the orignal map you created.
    > > You didn't do any func_detail so the amount of portals in the map is massive.
    > > 2hours 43mins to compile on nomal = A badly optimized map.
    > >
    > > Instead of crying about it like a kid maybe you should try and fix the fps or problems in your map then other people won't feel they need to.
    > > A lot has changed since you made the map with the games engine.
    > > And there are loads of versions of your maps out there which communties edited themselves they just didn't publish them here for all to download.
    > >
    > > Every one knows of hacked vmex, you act like the compile protector is the law and impossible to bypass !
    >
    > You should know that vmex fucks up a maps structure to all hell and removed a good deal of optimization work done, working with decompiles should be forbidden in my opinion, always always always ask the authors for the original working copies so everything is as it should be rather than vmex's "Best Guess" as to how things go together.

    In all fairness the original map was bad in design for optimization, is pretty much impossible to optimize it as you just render masses of water and loads of brushes at once.

    But yeah vmex can lose a lot enetites to but as long as the basic brush work is there it's easy to repair by tying your func_details and using hint to make portals in places that needed.

    The mapper was asked a long time ago and said he would never edit them, the big css update to the 2009 engine killed performance and the zombie mod plugin so it's why I tried to edit it.

    I added 1 fence and moved a path_track and he claims everyone is saying its terrible, it's just a childish reaction because I used vemx on his map.

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    > **Posted by Manficool**
    >
    > In all fairness the original map was bad in design for optimization, is pretty much impossible to optimize it as you just render masses of water and loads of brushes at once.
    >
    > But yeah vmex can lose a lot enetites to but as long as the basic brush work is there it's easy to repair by tying your func_details and using hint to make portals in places that needed.
    >
    > The mapper was asked a long time ago and said he would never edit them, the big css update to the 2009 engine killed performance and the zombie mod plugin so it's why I tried to edit it.
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    > I added 1 fence and moved a path_track and he claims everyone is saying its terrible, it's just a childish reaction because I used vemx on his map.
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    > Banana Klan !

    This is the part where I tell you that you're handicapped for not understanding why this is an issue in the first place. If he doesn't want you using his stuff, then the least you could do it respect that simple wish. He is the original author, and he has final and all say on what is aloud to happen with his map. Just because the map was "bad" in design and optimization, that doesn't give you right to go against the author's rules.

    Now, since nobody else will say it, grow the fuck up; and get some common sense and respect while you're at it.
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    Obviously both of you need to learn how to communicate.
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    I kept getting messages at steam of people about how you messed up my map! Nobody liked you version!

    You are just trying to build on my succes in the past by using my maps for your own profit!

    You should have asked permission first! You didnt respect that rule! So I made sure I got it removed!

    I can tell by your character and attitude that your truly one of the worst and most unrespected mappers out there.
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    > **Posted by rogergargantua**

    > I kept getting messages at steam of people about how you messed up my map! Nobody liked you version!
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    > You are just trying to build on my succes in the past by using my maps for your own profit!
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    > You should have asked permission first! You didnt respect that rule! So I made sure I got it removed!
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    > I can tell by your character and attitude that your truly one of the worst and most unrespected mappers out there.

    Roger doesn't even have to argue, if he doesn't want you to do that with HIS map, you just stfu and make your own.
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    That's a damn right! Now he still has this Sorrento_resonate!

    I mean, how low can you go by lacking creativity and just copy names. Like I said: you are just trying to surf on my previous succes at ZE. Nothing more and nothing less.

    Tip: go to Google maps and pick another Italian village name! It would be less transparent you are copying my work. I laugh at your description you put at Resonate. 'sorrento is a famous coastal village'. Man, you really think ppl believe you after you decompiled my map and even used bits of it in Resonate?
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    Grow up mate, you are acting like some spoilt brat

    You keep going on about no one like my version, yet like I say I made one fence as the map is boring because all the zombies got killed in the water before the end.

    Changed one path_track so there was less campers on the roof..

    So if they hated my version it's clear they don't like yours as much as your little mind seems to believe as there really isn't much difference.

    Mine less camping, less zombies dying in the water.
    Yours - Campfest - 20/30 cts on the roof where zombies cant get to.
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    Will both of you just shut the fuck up? God damn, you both need a gag.
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