User talk:Rept0n1x

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Digital Prawn[edit]

Hi, is there any way to confirm your identity as Digital Prawn for the purposes of confirming your copyright of the Spectrum games? File:Benkid77 SpaceWhale.png Perhaps from the account that was usd to submit the games? – czar 19:19, 16 August 2015 (UTC)


I haven't been active in the retro-computing scene for a few years now so I've just had to hunt down and recover some old, long-forgotten passwords!

I have made some edits today

1) On my Digital Prawn website, on the same page where I published the source code for the games, I have made a small note today confirming I am User:Rept0n1x.

2) Please check the edit on User_talk:Green Lane and the edit history. I have just logged in to Commons as the original "Green Lane" user, which was the account I was using when I originally uploaded some of the screen shots.

also User_talk:Benkid77 and the edit history. Likewise for the retired Benkid77 account.

Hope that helps, but of course if you need me to do anything else, then please let me know.

Thanks, Green Lane (talk) 13:22, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

EDIT: Just noticed, I was still logged in as my retired User:Green Lane account when I made the above edit. I have just logged back in under my currently active account now to confirm this is me. Rept0n1x (talk) 13:26, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Finally, if you need any further confirmation then please feel free to e-mail me at my Digital Prawn account (address is found at the bottom of this page) and I can reply to you from that account. Kind Regards, Rept0n1x (talk) 13:31, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Also if it is any further help, all affected images should be found under Category:Screenshots uploaded by Rept0n1x. Rept0n1x (talk) 13:50, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! But what about games that aren't on that site, like Space Whale? Also, to confirm, you're not interested in licensing the whole game under cc-by-sa, just the screenshots? (By the way, you wouldn't be able to produce a free use illustration of attribute clash via your games, would you?) – czar 16:00, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
Hi Czar, Apologies, with it being so long I had forgotten that not all of the games I released were on that site. As for "Space Whale", "Commode Nybbler Part Deux" and perhaps some of the others, you should find them mentioned on the CSSCGC 2009 website. That page at least shows that they were released under the "Digital Prawn" pseudonym. That in conjunction with the edit I made previously to on the "Digital Prawn" website should be enough to link my Rept0n1x account here as the games creator for those titles. But of course if there is anything else I can do which is more suitable then please let me know and I am happy to help further. I understand the above may not be adequate since I have generally used a variety of differing usernames across the Internet over the years, to the extent that I have probably lost track of them all even myself. As for licensing, yes, I am happy to release the entire games under cc-by-sa, where I was the sole creator. This applies to some of the games, however other people did create loading screens and music for some of the games e.g. the "Sid Spanners" series (although I was the sole creator of the in-game graphics and program code in all games for which I have uploaded screenshots here). Some of the games also got commercial, physical tape releases for a while by "Monument Microgames" although this should have no bearing on the licensing of the digital copies, since I never applied a license to the original digital versions. Finally there are many games on the "Digital Prawn" website where I collaborated with others and effectively co-wrote them with other people (as attributed on that site) - I would not upload screenshots from those games here, without first obtaining permission. So in short I would probably need to go through my "back-catalogue" in a bit more depth and work out which games I have created completely by myself and which ones had the input of others on either the loading screen or music. Also, I am happy to make a screenshot demonstrating colour clash at some point, since at least one of the "Sid Spanners" games I wrote was specifically commented on due to its prominent colour clash, on a YouTube video. The only thing is, I am just a bit busy at the moment both at work and home, so have effectively been absent from Wikimedia Commons for two and a half months apart from checking my talk page (hence the wikibreak). So it might be a while before I can get the time to do any the above. I just hope in the meantime I can do enough to prevent the screenshots from being nominated for deletion. As I say, if there is anything else I could quickly do to help with this then please let me know. Thanks, Rept0n1x (talk) 16:56, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
Sure, you've done more than enough. Send me a ping when you've worked out the cc licensing with your co-creators and I'll add the games to my list of good sources for free use gameplay screenshots. I'll take a look at doing {{license review}}s (for posterity's sake) on the screenshots when you're back and everything's sorted. Enjoy your break! – czar 23:23, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
That's great, thanks for your help. I'll let you know when I have made some progress on formally releasing some of the games under the cc-by-sa license. Kind Regards Rept0n1x (talk) 07:41, 18 August 2015 (UTC)