Just come to this site hoping to be able to upload a conversion of the ADC2 module for SPI’s Central Front Series that I made a few years back, but just seen that you can’t upload any SPI modules due to complaints from the current SPI copyright holders.
What a bummr !!
Oh well - never mind. It looked great in Vassal.
Is there any chance this situation is going to change?
Just out of curiosity, is this a straight conversion via import into VASSAL or a conversion you did by hand. If it’s a straight conversion, you don’t have to post it anywhere, just direct people to the original ADC2 module.
I’m not sure it’s a good idea to upload straight conversions. The ADC2 module is someone else’s work anyway, irrespective of whether you have the original publishers rights or not. If you upload a conversion of your own ADC2 module, that’s a different story.
He appears to only host SPI games for which Decision Games doesn’t have a copyright. Looks like he’s limited in other ways, however–he doesn’t accept free modules from Avalanche Press, DG, MMP/The Gamers, GR/D, OSG, SPI/TSR, and any games designed by Steve Jackson.
Because Hexwar (supposedly) has the rights through DG to offer SPI game mods for live internet play for a fee. Hexwar objected to Vassal offering SPI games for download because Vassal is also a live internet client. ADC2 does not support live internet play and thus is not infringing on Hexwar’s claim. Rodney Kinney accepted Hexwar’s claim and does not allow SPI titles (except for a few limited ones) to be posted for download here at Vassal. Cyberboard can also offer SPI titles because, like ADC2, it too does not support live internet play.
All you need to do then is have both players play the imported ADC2 module. It is exactly for this type of thing that the importer was written. Although you are not permitted to post the converted module, you can still play it live as long as both players have converted the module with the same version of VASSAL (give or take).
UPDATE v0.1: I’ve changed the v0.0 Base Layer.png file into a jpg for v0.1 and whilst the jpg is larger than the png file (making a larger download file) it seems to use less memory in the Vassal java exe and loads more reliably. It seems to use about 1.2Gb of RAM on startup. The display takes about 10secs to initially load the map and seems to redraw OK on pan.