News: 11 March 2016 - Forum Rules Current Moderators - DarkSol, KingMike, MathOnNapkins, Azkadellia, Danke
On May 8, we received a wide-reaching cease anddesist letter from Square Enix, Inc. As with Chrono Trigger:Resurrection and Chrono Trigger Remake Project's letters, we haveuploaded the letter for viewing here as a matter of public interest.We have decided to comply with Square Enix's demands. Most of the Chrono Compendium webpages and forums will be unaffected by these changes. However, our compliance has the practical effect of ending the Compendium's support for ROM modification projects of any kind, with regard to copyrighted Square Enix works such as Chrono Trigger, RadicalDreamers, and Chrono Cross. We have already destroyed all known copies of Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes and other modifications and projects. We have also shut down and made inaccessible any discussion boards used for the development of ROM-hacking fan projects on this website, including:Chrono Trigger: Crimson EchoesChrono Trigger: Prophet's GuileRetranslation of Chrono TriggerChrono Trigger Re-ampedChrono Trigger RebirthChrono Trigger Azala Style
Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes was a fan projectmodification of the Chrono Trigger ROM begun in late 2004. Development continue thanks to a dedicated group of fans through 2009. By May 2009, the game featured ~35 hours of game play, 10 multiple endings, and 23 chapters, much like the original Chrono Trigger; it was around 98% complete. The plot featured the original cast as they struggled against a new villain risen from the legacy of Zeal.The team planned to release Crimson Echoes on May 31, 2009 as thefirst feature-length fan Chrono series game, and an unprecedentedly exhaustive work in the ROM modification community. On May 8, 2009, Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes received a cease & desist letter,along with all other game modification activity (even research) at the Chrono Compendium. In compliance with the letter, the development team ceased development on the game, and existing modifications (includingProphet's Guile) were taken down.We thank those fans who followed the game's development, and alsothose who poured countless hours into the vision of a fun, new Chrono game, made by fans for fans without copyright claim or intent to make profit.We understand the frustration. I sincerely hope this action is asign that Square Enix cares about the franchise and intends to produce future titles, and not merely a shortsighted legal exercise that will further alienate a tired, neglected fan-base.Signed ZeaLitY, Saturday May 9th, 2009
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