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Making money on Android port of CTH?
« on: May 25, 2012, 11:33:59 AM »
Hey all,

I just found a new Android port of CTH in the Google Play Store, developed by Barleystudio. This developer charges €0,99 for the app. Is it allowed for devs to make money out of a CTH port?

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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dreamdance.th&hl=nl


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Re: Making money on Android port of CTH?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2012, 10:12:14 AM »
The software lies under the MIT License which allows others to sell it. The only requirement is that the license is visible somewhere, so one could argue that it should be stated on app startup for example. Has anyone tried it to see if it is a straight rip of Alan's port? https://github.com/alanwoolley/CorsixTH-Android
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Re: Making money on Android port of CTH?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2012, 10:19:09 AM »
Ye, found the reference on the page, so it is definitely allowed.
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Re: Making money on Android port of CTH?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2012, 10:38:37 AM »
On the other hand I wonder if the original game is bundled when installing?
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Re: Making money on Android port of CTH?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2012, 05:09:37 PM »
I didn't buy it, but it seems it comes with more than just CTH as the file is 22MB. Looking at the screens in the Play Store it seems like at least some things have been copied out of Alan's port. Setup screen is exactly the same. Same goes for the controls...

Edit: The app contains the demo files
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Re: Making money on Android port of CTH?
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2012, 10:35:34 AM »
I had to try it... It does actually include at least some of the real files since the dialogs are operational and:

Most references to CorsixTH have been removed.
There is a new top menu with larger buttons.
You can't make any settings on your own.
Languages seems to be broken as it is a mix of Swedish and English for me.
The resolution is stuck at like 640x480 for me, so that it appears stretched (not as good as Alan's... :-P )

Note again that in my opinion it does not violate the MIT License that CorsixTH uses, but Alan's work is to my knowledge not under that license, and it is a copyright infringement to supply the full data files from TH'97.
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Re: Making money on Android port of CTH?
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2012, 03:14:49 PM »
I'm just going to add an update to this, in case anyone comes along and finds it via Google.

There is now an official version of my port (which is in turn an unofficial version of CorsixTH - get your head around that one!) on the Google Play Store / Android Market.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.armedpineapple.cth

The version that's been discussed in this thread back in May has thankfully long since disappeared, so you should have no further concerns about downloading from the Play Store. As always though, you'll be able to find the latest version on my blog if you're unsure. The Play Store version will be updated at the same time as this.

If you download it from anywhere else, I can't guarantee it's safe or even my work.
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Re: Making money on Android port of CTH?
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2012, 05:20:40 PM »
Nice!

Would it be too much to ask to add a link somewhere to our forum or google code page too? Contributing for example.
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Re: Making money on Android port of CTH?
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2012, 05:35:37 PM »
Nice!

Would it be too much to ask to add a link somewhere to our forum or google code page too? Contributing for example.

I can certainly do that. It takes a while for changes to filter through Google Play, so it don't know when it'll appear exactly.
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