Dark Souls publisher files a DMCA complaint against DSFix mod [Update]

By Sherif Saed
23 December 2014 09:47 GMT

Dark Souls series publisher Bandai Namco has filed a DMCA complaint against Durante, the community member responsible for the DSFix mod.

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According to NeoGAF member Chariot, the move was done in error. The FDS service was contracted to take down all the files relating to the leaked debug version of Dark Souls and not the DSFix.

Chariot spoke with Volker Rieck, an FDS File Defense Service employee who supplied this information. Rieck is currently in the process of writing emails to the publisher and to Dropbox to clarify the issue.

The publisher has yet to offer any comment.

Original Story: The complaint was filed through Dropbox, the service Durante used to host his mod. The move resulted in the file being taken down, according to the community modder. The complaint claims that Durante is infringing on Namco’s IP by altering code of Dark Souls.

Something which Durante contests, saying that DSFix contains original code independent from Dark Souls.

However, as PCGamer points out, this could’ve been simply made in error. The publisher could be suspecting the mod of being the leaked debug version of Dark Souls, which was put online during the past week.

The publisher said they’ve “no official statement at this stage” when contacted by PCGamer.

J. Kartje, US community manager for the publisher, said on Twitter that he will look into the matter.

The DSFix (Dark Souls Fix) mod is the the most popular and highest-regraded mod for the PC version of the game. The mod allows users to run the game at resolution beyond 720p and at a stable framerate, something which the PC port failed to deliver. With that in mind, it would be quite puzzling for Namco to go after a mod which is essentially helping it sell more copies.

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