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To what extent is it legal for a video game to use assets of another game the user needs to have installed?

What if someone were to make a new game that can only be installed if you own a copy of "another game". This game itself doesn't modify any files or use any DLL but only textures and models. ...
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Will get in trouble selling this type of game cheat?

Unlike other cheat makers, who modify the game or use the games code as utility for their cheats(dll), and/or inject code(dll) into the target game, instead i have my own software who access the game ...
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How exactly are video game patents granted?

I've been reading up on this and its all still a bit confusing. I read among us could have gotten there game mode patented but didn't. But on the other hand the Battle Royale genre can not be ...
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It is illegal to reverse engineer proprietary file formats?

The file formats MPQ and CASC are two container formats developed by Blizzard in 1996 and 2014 respectively. Both formats are proprietary and there's no official specification. If these formats are ...
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Is it legal to use minecraft and minecraft mods in a for profit video?

Is it legal to make youtube videos about historical events using minecraft and minecraft mods? How to ensure the rule of fair-use is fulfilled when using these games and fan-made contents?
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What can be re-used when creating a video game like World of Warcraft?

When creating a such game, what can be reused from WoW? I know that the character classes, resource types, and generic races can be borrowed, but not the characters, lore, specific races and ability ...
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It is legal to create a video game featuring "murlocs"?

In the Warcraft universe, "murlocs" are fish-like living creatures that usually have a green or blue skin. It is legal to create a game featuring "murlocs" outside of Warcraft? (...
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How illegal would it be to use fictional locations, companies, etc. from a video game in a different video game?

Let's say I wanted to create a knock-off GTA-esqe game. If I wanted to use locations like Los Santos, San Andreas, Blaine County, Paleto Bay, etc. would there be any IP concerns? If I wanted to use ...
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