warningDisclaimerThis license is aimed towards large communities only
Large communities on Garry's Mod are known for turning significant profits and are therefore prepared to pay premium prices for a premium experience.
Smaller communities are most likely to be turned away from this license as it is not economic for them to use it, and they have a higher risk of being compromised by a rogue server developer or anyone else with access to server files.
Customers can be given this license free of charge if the DRM does not work for them
In rare cases, the DRM may not work at all for some customers. These customers may be offered a non-DRM license for their script post risk assessment or alternatively a full refund, if all troubleshooting has been exhausted.
XEON DRM is famous for its reliability and superior user experience
I did not design and create a DRM for it to be capitalized. I designed XEON to be unintrusive while simulatenously protecting you from rogue server developers and protecting me from leakers.
This service was an idea requested by YOU
I created and started to offer this service due to high demand from customers on the Billy's Scripts Discord Server - this was not an idea that I came up with.
helpWhat is DRM?I use DRM ("digital rights management") in my scripts to protect them from piracy in order to keep business fair, as it is unfair and demoralizing to see people profiting from your work which they have acquired illegally for free, which is why many content creators on Garry's Mod use DRM.
My DRM is called XEON, it is a custom-made, advanced but unintrusive DRM which has been designed for optimal reliability and a superior user experience. XEON has two servers, one in Frankfurt, Germany, and one in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. Thanks to CloudFlare, not only are users georouted to the nearest, lowest latency available server, but if one server goes offline, all traffic will be redirected to the remaining online server. This means that XEON provides superior uptime and reliability to your Garry's Mod server and is highly unlikely to let you down.
The flow behind DRM is relatively simple - fetch the Lua code from a remote webserver and execute it on the game server if the license is authenticated successfully. However, this flow can sometimes go wrong, and while many failsafes are in place to prevent this from happening, and to recover from its effects, this can disrupt your server and your players. DRM also requires the server to be out of "hibernation" to work, which occurs when the first player connects, meaning that DRM can delay the loading time of your server. This can be especially detrimental to large communities who rely on reliable, fast systems to keep their players happy and operations running smoothly, which is why I have decided by popular demand, to open this offer to those who are interested.
account_balanceWhy do you need DRM?I have been selling scripts since 2015, and these scripts have been generally quite popular. One challenge that arises from selling popular scripts is that people like to share them around or upload them to leak sites. This is an issue because it hurts sales and doesn't make my hard work worth-while, and when a popular script is uploaded to a leak site, there is typically little reason to actually purchase it, since it is easily available for free.
Additionally, Garry's Mod is inherently a business, and servers generate profits. It is unfair for servers to financially benefit from using leaked scripts, as the people who made those scripts are not being appropriately rewarded for their hard work.
Therefore, to combat the issue, myself and other content creators have used DRMs to protect their scripts from the majority of leakers. This keeps business fair and provides motivation to continue updating scripts and releasing new ones.
Personally, I do not believe it is justified to include DRM in a small script, or a script that is not very popular, and these are cases where I myself would disagree with implementing a DRM.
The idea behind the non-DRM license is that the fact that it is expensive pays for the risk involved in sharing the script's source code. It is also very pointless for a leaker to spend $50+ on the source code just to leak it, meaning only legitimate customers are willing to purchase the license.
settingsHow does the non-DRM license work?You will be assigned access to the "Private" update branch on GmodStore, which is installed to your server and is run alongside the "Stable" update branch (the version of the script that normally contains the DRM.)
The files contained in this version are stored in a secret, hidden location on your server, meaning they will not be found by rogue server developers you've hired from your local homeless shelter, which will provide both you and I with the sense of security that your script will not be stolen and redistributed.
Note: They must be installed alongside the "Stable" update branch which also means you must install the DRM itself, as the DRM will automatically detect and execute the locally stored code and bypass the loading of remotely stored code.
attach_moneyHow much does it cost?The non-DRM license costs $50 USD - $200 USD depending on the size of your community.
Once purchased, you will be a non-DRM customer until the day you or I die, on all current and future scripts I create and release.
sentiment_very_satisfiedWhat do I get?
- All current and future Billy scripts, DRM free
- Premium support
- Voice chat support*
- Source code
* Subject to availability, English only
rss_feedImportant License/Legal TermsThe non-DRM license is subject to the license terms described in the GmodAdminSuite Private License.
You will be persued legally if these terms are irresponsibly broken and will assume costs for any damages as a result of your actions.
shopping_cartPurchase nowTo purchase a non-DRM license, please send me an email or send me a message on GmodStore to inquire. I will get back to you fastest via email.
Please send me the link to your community's website so I can judge whether a non-DRM license is right for you, and please additionally send me a link to your GmodStore account so I know who to assign the scripts to.
Payments are through PayPal or international bank transfer only and are not automatically processed, so please allow me 5 minutes after you've paid to manually assign you to your new scripts.