Aura wrote:You're totally wrong about this. If a mobile port that filled our requirements was possible to make without unreasonable effort, we'd likely have made it ourselves ages ago.
Ok. I was guessing at the motivations. So it really is just a technical-shortcomings-of-Ren'Py thing and nothing else?
Your "counterargument" is a strawman of the worst kind and unrelated to the argument. We wouldn't have any rights to ask people something like that. You're still a dick if you breach a very reasonable license of a visual novel that was released in good faith and for free.
I'm not talking about breaching the license, since, as has been pointed out, making a tool to allow the end-user to produce his very own personal Android version of the game would not violate said license. It's at that this point everyone seems to go "oh yeah, well, then you're a dick for displeasing the devs". My hypothetical was exactly like this — both are purely unenforceable preferences on the part of the devs and therefore to be taken as such. That's not a strawman, that's a parallel.
Ritter Delorges wrote:I presume you are talking to me.
Not in particular, no.
The issue is not so much creating or distributing the tool but using the tool to create a modified KS.
And that would be up to the end-user to do for himself. As long as said end-user does not then go on to redistribute his transformed version of the game, he's perfectly within his rights.
Let's say for the sake of argument that they like us to, for example, play the game ourselves and draw our own conclusions. Would that make us dicks for talking about it with each other on online fora, thus influencing one another's perceptions of the game and violating that wish? C'mon. The devs are great, but they're not your gods.
That would would be beyond the scope of their copyright
Yes, it would. As would preventing the creation and distribution of outside file-manipulation tools.