You are so incredibly stupid. Everybody can steal cars? They don't have to ask permission to borrow it because they don't know the owner of the car? Go away of this forum. We do not support any of illigal things like stealing other map files.
No, that would be stealing.
Look at it this way.
I paid for Black Ops
I downloaded the tools because I bought the game, so I technically paid for access to the tools
They included the d3dbsp file in the tools
They took it out
I want it back.
How i'm I stealing if I paid for it, I can go right now and attempt to see if I get the d3dbsp file out of the fast files in Black Ops, by law, I can do this, its called "Fair Use", I would be using it under "Research"
If I manage to recreate the map (after months of hard work in radiant), I would release the map to the public so they can edit it.
I love mapping, I love recreating maps, I love Treyarch maps, they are very beautiful. I am that type of person who loves to see how these maps are made. I am also a perfectionist, that's why I rarely like recreating maps by using pictures, I want to get the map file and recreate from that way, so I can make the map the same like it is in the game.
Even the tiniest things in a recreated map can change the whole flow of the map and make it not even feel like the original map. This is one thing I want to avoid, I want it to feel like it is in the original map.
So, I am not stealing, cause I am getting no personal gain from it. The ones who will be benefiting from the maps would be the people who play them and as a extra bonus I would include the .map file so people can see how I create my maps or in a sense, how Treyarch created there maps.
I do understand where you are coming from, I wouldn't release the decompiled d3dbsp .map file, I would recreate the .map file after months of hard work, and then I would release it.
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