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Read Dead Redemption modder stopped in his tracks

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An RDR modder named Jonathan Wyckoff AKA GamingDan was recently stopped by Take-Two interactive after they were made aware of a mod he was developing which enhanced the visuals of RDR1. For this mod to be used without modding your console you were required to run RDR1 on an Xbox 360 emulator called Xenia. T2 saw this and believed this would incentivize piracy of their game and got representatives to start making phone calls and send emails to him. They went as far as to begin sending phone calls and emails to his mother, which after the news went out about this, angered a lot of people and also disgusted those people.

For anybody that's not aware of the issue with Take-Two Interactive, they've been making a record of shutting down modders for altering content in their games, particularly the single player aspects of their games. Their targets currently are GTA5 and RDR1 and RDR2. RDR1 is a target because of Jonathan Wyckoff who publicly stated he was developing a mod to enhance RDR1's graphics, which as stated earlier, got T2 to react and not in a very polite way.

SWEGTA has talked about this in his video so if you want the full details, watch his video. He goes into full detail on the subject regarding GamingDan, T2 and RDR1.



I'll put it simple - GamingDan was stopped from modding, and not just from modding RDR1. All Take-Two software. He has had restrictions applied to him that declare he is no longer allowed to create, alter, distribute or advertise any and all "derivatives" of his work or any and all modifications that he creates for any game made by Rockstar. On the bright side he didn't lose half a million dollars over modding a game. It is still very unfortunate to see and hear happen.
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