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Legal threat sinks GTA mod toolkit

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 19 Jun 2017 5:15 User comments (2)

Legal threat sinks GTA mod toolkit A legal threat from Take-Two has taken down the popular Open IV toolkit used to create mods for Grand Theft Auto titles on PC.
Open IV's Russian developers received a cease and desist letter earlier this month, and have decided to comply and take down the official download source for the popular toolkit.

First released in 2011 to modify the PC version of the mega-popular Grand Theft Auto IV, Open IV later added support for Grand Theft Auto V. It aided in the development of mods to the game, allowing enthusiasts to modify objects, models and textures.

The cease and desist letter, received by Good-NTS on June 5, claimed that the toolkit allowed third parties to defeat security features of its software and modify that software in violation Take-Two's rights. The developers said they do not have the time or energy to fight the claims in court.

Take-Two says it was not deliberately targeting single player mods, that instead the latest versions of Open IV enabled malicious mods allowing harassment of players and interfered with the GTA Online experience.


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119.6.2017 18:31

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The cease and desist letter, received by Good-NTS on June 5, claimed that the toolkit allowed third parties to defeat security features of its software
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Take-Two says it was not deliberately targeting single player mods, that instead the latest versions of Open IV enabled malicious mods allowing harassment of players and interfered with the GTA Online experience.
Pretty shady using a DRM claim to attack someone and then claiming it was for the players. Of course, given the horrible things the CEO of take 2 said recently, it is no wonder. I'm sure the real concern is that the free mods are better than the ones that they overcharge players for.

223.6.2017 11:38

What a boor.

I suppose the toolkit will still be available off site via torrent or somesuch.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

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