What can I do with my DLC?

in Tips and Tricks

Whew. Its been a while folks, I almost forgot how to work this thing. Sorry about the unintended break, we had some post-Steam sale burnout I think on our side. But let’s get to business!

So talking about the Steam Sale, I’m sure some of you guys picked up some awesome DLC packs, and with those purchases, now you are wondering: What am I allowed to do with these things?

That’s a good question, and I am glad that you asked it hypothetical customer! While there are technically more licenses than this, our products fall into one of three categories license wise:

RPG Maker Only

In this category, we have packs that can ONLY be used in a legally purchased version of RPG Maker (or IG Maker). The first things in this grouping are the XP, VX, and VX Ace RTPs. An important note to remember: You must own the corresponding maker to use its RTP in your games, as the license for the RTP comes with the maker itself!

The other packs that go under this grouping are as follows:RPG Maker VX: Samurai RTP

RPG Maker DS Resource Pack

RPG Maker 3 Music Pack

RPG Maker XP Remastered OST

You are allowed to use any of these in both commercial and non-commercial projects as long as you own the license, and as long as you ONLY use it in RPG Maker or IG Maker.

RPG Maker Only, with a separate NON-RPG Maker license

Several of our packs come with two versions. One license behaves exactly like the RPG Maker only licenses, but you can pay a higher price for a version that allows you to use it in ANY engine you would like. These can be used in both commercial and non-commercial games.

These packs are (You can find the Non-RM license link at the bottom of each page:

Modern Day Tiles

Arabian Nights

Futuristic Tiles

Inspirational Volume 1

Free To Use License!

While there are several different licenses that are written for these, they are all free to use in any engine you like, as long as you own the license to use them.

The packs that fit into these licenses are:

All Packs Made by Pioneer Valley Games (Each word is a different link there guys!)

Egyptian Myth Battlers

And all the rest of the music packs. (once again, every word is a different link!)

… I didn’t realize how many packs we had. I’m exhausted just linking to all of them. Hopefully you understand how all the different licenses work now! If not, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below. You might also want to consult the individual EULAs packed in with the resources, as I just gave the briefest of overviews.

As a closing note, please do follow the licenses we put in the packs. We do not, in general, enjoy trying to close down games of people who do not, but it is unfortunately something we have to do. Even if you think that you aren’t covered under the same IP laws because you are in another country (mind you, we do have offices in a LOT of countries, so we might be your neighbors and you don’t even know), keep in mind that you probably still use servers in countries we are in, use storefronts in countries we are in etc.

We honestly do not enjoy having to go after anyone, but it is what we have to do to maintain our IPs. Please help us not have to.

Thank you for your time, and for listening to me.

You can discuss or ask me questions about the licenses in the comments below.

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