Source mod legals
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A lot of legal terms come about here, but if you are making a free source mod, you don't need to pay a dime.[Clarify] Here are some tips to disclose proper legal notices:
Put the notices in a start-up video
Just use a bink video file in
startupvids.txt with the source legals and you are good to go. However, for extra points you can do a mockup in photoshop or GIMP and use that instead.
Template legal notices
Portal 2: © 2012 Valve Corporation. All rights reserved. Valve, the Valve logo, Portal, the Portal logo, Source, and the Source logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Valve Corporation in the United States and other countries. [YOUR MOD NAME] uses Havok™ Physics. © Copyright 1999-2012 Havok.com Inc. (and its Licensors). [YOUR MOD NAME] uses Miles Sound System. © Copyright 1991-2001 by RAD Game Tools, Inc. MPEG Layer-3 playback supplied with the Miles Sound System from RAD Game Tools, Inc. MPEG Layer-3 audio compression technology licensed by Fraunhofer HS and THOMSON multimedia. [YOUR MOD NAME] uses Bink Video. © Copyright 1997-2007 by RAD Game Tools, Inc.