The world of GTA V has taken many independent extensions and forms. One of the most successful features of this game is Open IV. This is a popular modding tool that acts as an in-game editor and archive manager of mod folders. However, its developers were forced to put an end on their product distribution. They received a Cease-and-Desist letter on behalf of Rockstar lawyers regarding this program.
The Modding Tool Became Responsible for Reverse Engineering
Open IV has been multiplying the entertaining moments users enjoy in GTA V for almost ten years. However, the parent company of Rockstar, Take-Two, put an end on this modding tool. They sent an official notification to Open IV on June 5 in which the receiver was incriminated.
According to the content of the letter, Open IV was responsible for offering third parties a window into security layers of its software. Once inside, these cyber attackers made changes which are in violations with Take-Two.
The message admitted that these methods of reverse engineering were employed for interoperability ends only. On top of that, there were no leaks of original code or data to jeopardize the integrity of a company. Moreover, the GTA Online remained out of reach.
Rockstar EULA Clearly Forbids Certain Practices no Matter Their Complexity
As a consequence, there were no major breaches to disrupt the online safety of either party. On the other hand, the end-user agreement or EULA pertaining to Rockstar comprises some important paragraphs that are relevant to this situation. The line in question clearly states that reverse engineering is forbidden.
“You agree not to… reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, display, perform, prepare derivative works.”
However, fans of mods don’t have to worry about being banned from the game. Especially when it comes to modifications in single-player mode, all players are free to use modding tools without ending up in the cheater pool.
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