Gaming Blizzard Demanded to Stop the Development of the Warsmash Engine

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Modder Retera recently shared that Blizzard contacted him asking to remove his alternative engine for Warcraft III Warsmash from public access.

On July 3, 2022, the day of the 20th anniversary of Warcraft III, modder Retera, the developer of an alternative engine for Warcraft III, Warsmash, posted a video statement revealing that Blizzard demanded that he stop creating the project and remove it from public access.

According to Retera, the Warsmash project was made to create an alternative Java 8 engine for Warcraft III, which significantly expanded modders' capabilities. The project was not monetized and was distributed as open source under the MIT license. All the necessary assets were indeed taken from the game, but to run the engine, users were required to have a licensed copy of Warcraft III.

 

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Judging by the article:

All the necessary assets were indeed taken from the game, but to run the engine, users were required to have a licensed copy of Warcraft III.
It's the modder's fault for including the necessary assets of the game engine.
 
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