Friday, 9 February 2018

Vaporware Dev: SHADERQUEST (BEWARE)


"Watch out for this dev fake lies and marketing ploys. They will release assets with bugs and promise updates and fixes and offer lower price on things but will yank it and deprecate it rather then support it.
This is becoming the normal trend here of developers.
I would think twice about buying anything from them"


https://forum.unity.com/threads/vaporware-dev-shaderquest-beware.511832/

Monday, 25 December 2017

Marketing Scammer


The cat’s out of the bag. The title says it all.

This has been one of the most difficult posts to write because it hits so hard. A painful reminder to why I’ve been an emotional wreck this year and why 2017 has been so tough.

What should have been a great victory turned into one of the most emotionally harrowing experiences I’ve had to deal with in my life.

Now that we’ve finally managed to start delivery to our backers, we felt that we could finally tell the whole story."

For the story, see:
http://d-cal.com/2017/12/20/how-a-pr-agency-stole-our-kickstarter-money/


This is an excerpt. We have linked to the original article. You can see various replies in that original story.

Scam Artist: WoodShed Agency, GrooveBox Studios
Location: USA

Type of Scam Artist: Marketing Fraud
Position of Scam Artist: Vendor
Resolution: No Cooperation

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Terrain Engine scam, part II

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to me  I saw
http://unity3d-scammers.blogspot.com.co/2017/12/terrainengine-scam.html

Dyox real name could be "Thomas Chen". That's the name associated to his @gmail account

He is living in France but on older contracts (directly with him), he asked to receive wires transfer to a bank account in Latvia or Lithuania (outside France in any case).

(France taxes are "high"...). He is directly selling his engine at 5 or 6 grands.

The "reseller" from HK was using "Joseph Cooper" for his nick over PayPal. I am not sure if they are from HK or India. They seem to be in mobile stuff mostly.

Jungle Games sent:
https://github.com/Jungleegames/terrain-engine/invitations

where one could chat with other people. There were like 70-100 people registered on this "github", maybe more (possibly all of them customers). Now it's "dead" since months when news broke no support/software update will be given.

I also lost +4000USD.

The main reason I trusted "Junglee Games" it is because the code owner (Dyox) publicly said on forums "Junglee Games" were his official reseller and to trust them and so on.

They did accept PayPal, which made payment very easy.

"Dyox" never accepted (dont accept) any online money transfer (PayPal or such). Only bank wires for whatever reason.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

TerrainEngine - scam?

https://forum.unity.com/threads/terrainengine-voxel-terrain-smooth-cubic-2d-hexagonal-infinite-procedural-terrain.174595/page-14



We're doing the next show about this issue, and will be live-streamed. If you have a beef against this vendor and need to vent it live, or if you're interested to participate, please contact wungun@gmail.com.


Hate to bring up old news....but this isn't old to me...I'm still paying this back...for something I NEVER GOT...

I actually agree here, I have defended Dyox gave him the benefit of the doubt... and I asked 6 month or more ago, if we could see proof or what he would do for us....Because I for one, WOULD of never gave Junglee 4 grand if Dyox didn't tell us to........I also did try to BUY many times before Junglee....So again you all seen I been supportive, but I lost total faith , since I get the silent treatment for this long.....Sorry but if this was any of you.......and you PAID someone, 4 grand, YOU would feel the same way, we all do.... So again there is only a hand full of us, and it wouldnt hurt Dyox one bit to update us.....but he choices to ignore us...So yes, now I'm a bit annoyed and feel betrayed now...... I no longer can be apart of this anymore......I don't know the truth, but being silent does not HELP his side for this long.....This is NOT a hobby, I also lost twice....since I also had an investor buy it....so I had to PAY it back, since he got screwed.....that was FOOD out of my kids mouth.....So the least Dyox could of done was update us...Thats the price of business....I even sent proof......... I will repeat WE would have NEVER EVER bought it with OUT DYOX approval promoting us to do so.......So after giving this over 6 months thought and giving him time........

This is beyond unacceptable.. I want people to beware that this happen, because Dyox your FAULT or NOT a email takes 2 mins or less.....and guess what I have a business to run, I have a two year old, 4 year old to support, family ....and many, many clients, AAA companies I do business with, and I reply to my people....


So sir, not to bash you, and not trying to, but I been supportive , but this ignoring nonsense, is old..... now... and just angers people more... I know I won't get anything now.....but I think people should know what happen, and how people like me been supportive and did everything THE RIGHT way and still got the cold shoulder....Not saying your a bad man, I doubt that you are.... I just think, you don't understand business.. and when your business gets a bad name, its not easy to recover, word of mouth spreads, easy to...

Best of luck and I do mean the tool all the success.... its sad, that you couldn't take the time to help out a hand full of people who PAID 4 grand for a product you made, and told people to go buy....its not our FAULT, you have poor contract, management skills.... When I was new in business I made a mistake that cost my business thousands....and I was upset, it lead to me fixing it with customers and those people told others, and I got a huge contract that made me a lot that year.... If it went the other way, i would of lost more.... So you never know who knows who, and will GET you more business....


anyways, I would take this as a lesson, to work with people you know very well and have contracts....and good ones...

So people like us do NOT get screwed....

But I also can't see any of us trusting to give anyone a cent again, just to get this treatment again.... sorry... but fool me once...... if I do it again then its my fault..... wouldn't of cost you a cent to help those few people out that showed proof......for your mistake..

Ask anyone on the store, I know many people and helped many here, make a ton of money... but people I know, I been in this business for 20 + years..

Your very talented on the tech side, but like many talented on the tech side, they do not know business at all...This should of never gone on this long... Your trying to do everything your self.... and you are seeing what is happening.... as you grow you need to learn to hire some help.. and study business end more and I bet if marketing was there, you would even do more profits....

again best of luck.

Scam Artist: Dyox
Location: France

Type of Scam Artist: Vendor scamming - poorly made C# code, impossible to customize, poor-quality library, selling code that has no support (Open-source nonsense)

Position of Scam Artist: Vendor
Resolution: No Cooperation

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Truebones new animation sets.

Truebones new animation sets on Gumroad are actually from Mixamo.

Everything in it is from Mixamo! Xpando pack 1,2,&3!



Truebones New Evidences

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Livenda Labs - Fraud

https://forum.unity3d.com/threads/livenda-labs-ctaa-htc-vive-beware.429509/

A small update on how things are going with Livenda...

Althoug they claim on their website that "all updates are FREE and regular", I have never once received any single update after the original purchase.

Recently they advertised via e-mail "upgrade from V2.5 to V3 $60". Well I purchased that update.

And guess what I received... Absolutely nothing. Not download links, nothing. And their customer support e-mail remains totally silent. At least PayPal returned my money...

An update again - 

Did anyone actually get a 3.0 upgrade link after purchase. Looking for some kind of hope.

Sean Leonard

Recently, Sean has been very active on the Unity Forums.
Let us remind him -


5. Scam Artist: Sean Leonard
Location: Acton, California
Type of Scam Artist: Contract Scamming & Money Scamming
Position of Scam Artist: Recruiter
Position of Reporter: Hired Agent
Reported By: pinosh (Ovidiu Diac)
Resolution: No Cooperation
Skype: sean.verisurf
Community Username: Hellraisen (5 Posts)
How to Detect: In many of his messages, he frequently replaces the position of "n" by replacing it with "b." He also misses several of his coordinating conjunctions.








Reported on the Unreal Forums

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Unity caught deleting messages

Unity protect scammers.

https://forum.unity3d.com/threads/forced-to-read.487315/ - not available.









Then the person Developah got banned.


@Developah, if you can contact this blog, we'd like to discuss your developer nightmares with you.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Asset Store Ripoff


This thread is meant to enlighten the folks who can fall prey to frauds on the asset store and a clear indication of why you must research as much as possible before you buy an asset.

Also a strong suggeston to not rely on assets with facebook support and no forum thread.

I give this advice to everyone I know already, but this time I failed to practice what I preach because I was too excited about the asset.

You could say I asked for it and I agree with you.

The intention of this post is not to flame but to educate. 

Here's the forum thread which provides the free project from @High_Noon with his shader
https://forum.unity3d.com/threads/guilty-gear-xrd-shader-test.448557/

Here's the asset store link
https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/92792

When I downloaded the project the first thing I immediately did was to open up the shader code because I felt a certain amount of familiarity with the inspector parameter names on the shader.


For more details:
https://forum.unity3d.com/threads/fraud-an-asset-store-publisher-selling-copied-code-off-of-a-forums-free-project.485914/

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Scam Market-place: gamegorillaz.com

This scam market-place does not pay its developers. They take your money, pirate the source-codes and assets, claim to advertise to market for you, and give you nothing.


https://forum.unity3d.com/threads/marketplace-owners-doesnt-want-to-pay-for-developers-need-help.471956/


"We are small team, who are mostly working on projects that could help for other developers to create their own projects. Before two months, we've received a letter where marketplace owners(Game Gorillaz) said that the payments will be delayed due to some kind of country problems. We said it is alright and we will wait for a respond, but after two months we still didn't got any answers from them. They said that all payments will be credited to developers accounts until 15th of March, but we haven't got any money. Now we think that they just appropriated our orders and tried to delay all our requests. We think that we're not alone and there is way more developers who didn't get they payments. So we would like to share this message and let everybody know that not every marketplace is good for developers who want to earn some extra money. Still, we tried to contact owners, but we didn't get any response. We have all orders with all customers who bought our projects. So, we would like to know is there any institutions which could help us to solve this problem, because were are thinking that there are tons of developers who are waiting their payments and can't get any response from owners."