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 News::Bethesda adds their games to list of "banned" documentation
That's right, it came up in direct communication between myself and the Bethesda Softworks Community Manager. Although I think it's a terrible disservice to the community and especially fans of their classic games, it's their right to go to absurd lengths to protect their intellectual property.

In the past Bethesda had contacted me to remove our Morrowind docs on threat of legal action. At the time, Morrowind was a new release, and I could understand their concern. However, they didn't mention anything about the docs we had at the time from the older Elder Scrolls games. So I was under the assumption that they were only concerned with their newest properties that were still being sold. Fair enough.

Lots of people have come here looking for Oblivion docs. I had never posted any because of the Morrowind experience. But I always wondered if they would "release" the Morrowind docs now that Oblivion is their newest title. That seemed to be a reasonable way to approach protecting their currently profitable property while still maintaining interest in their older products. It works for id software apparently, since they have released older versions of their Quake games and engines as free open source downloads. Even Bethesda did something similar when they released the first Elder Scrolls game, Arena, as freeware in 2004.

But apparently Bethesda falls into a different camp regarding manuals. After discussion with their Community Manager, they now want all of their docs removed. And by "all" I don't mean current, I mean everything they have ever produced.

So effective immediately, replacementdocs will no longer be posting ANY docs for ANY of Bethesda Softworks' games.

The worst part is the fact that Arena is freeware, and guess what? They want documentation for Arena removed as well. Does that make any sense at all?! I mean, come on! You're giving away the game for free, but you're "protecting" your rights on the manual? How do you expect people to play the game that you're supposedly giving away for free?

I have always said that I will promptly comply with any requests that copyright holders make, but I never said I would like it or do so quietly without speaking my mind.

This marks the first time that any game publisher has requested that we remove documentation for games that are no longer being sold. As I said, it is well within their rights to demand this as owners of the property. However, I don't think they realize how it amounts to a slap in the face to their fan community.

I think the only hope at this point is to spread the news about this as much as possible and get enough of people angry about it that Bethesda retracts their restriction, at least for the out-of-print games.
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08 Aug 14 : 04:51

Has anyone got the manual for the US version of Time Crisis 4 for PS3?
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It sounds like your registration wasn't complete. Try again.
...: Golbang :...
13 Jul 14 : 09:47

hi there, i am a new member.
i like to read of the manual. so i invited this site. and i download to the manual.
but i have a problem.
the download error - 'You have been prevented from downloading this file; you have exceeded your daily download quota. Register for a free account to increase your quota.'

how can i more download? please help me.
...: Alastair :...
23 Jun 14 : 15:52

SourceSeeker, first, the link in the FAQ is a dead link (the FAQ is pretty old and seems not to have been updated since it was first written).

Secondly, please do not downgrade the quality of your submission. You can split files larger than 7MB into sub-7MB files with zip or rar, and upload the smaller files. Please use a naming regime along the lines of "(game name)-(part number of total number).zip" so that the editors will know how many part files make up the whole and their order.
...: REY89 :...
23 Jun 14 : 13:57

anyone could upload the manual Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce for PS3?
...: superfly :...
22 Jun 14 : 17:57

You might have to be a frequent contributor to see the pending uploads list. Anyone can search the uploads by setting the "search in" dropdown to uploads. If you see something in uploads you want, make a request in the forums.

For uploading large files, split into multiple zip files and use a naming convention that is obvious.
...: SourceSeeker :...
21 Jun 14 : 16:57

hmm, when i click on "list of pending uploads" inside the FAQ an error pops up:
"Error 404 - Document Not Found". is this site still active?
...: SourceSeeker :...
21 Jun 14 : 16:53

it seems i can not upload my pdf. it is 7,8 MB in size & it is said that it should be max 7 MB. is that the reason? already compressed as high as possible... what can i do? quality already quite poor through compression.
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A note for new users, and a reminder for others, please post document requests in the 'Requests' forum.
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hello, is posible, upload manual ps3 for game, Dynasty warriors: strikeforce?

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