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. Zophar's Domain Articles Submission Guidelines June 01, 2000 .
. Okay, friends. Let’s say you’re an emulation fanatic with something to say. Sure, you can say something on our web boards, but it really doesn’t have much of an impact in the long run. So, that’s where ZD’s “Articles” page comes in. It’s not an open forum of sorts, but it’s more like a place for editorial comments.

Here are the guidelines:

  • Each article must be at least 500 words, spell-checked, and with few grammatical problems.
  • The articles must be professional in the sense that they are completely accurate, use language that isn’t profane, and do not unjustly attack anyone. (In other words, you can’t flame someone in your article.)
  • You may not use articles previously published.
  • You must agree to let your articles go through an editorial process, in which the editor/articles page maintainer (Ernie Smith a.k.a. Stick Figure) will make changes before we publish them on ZD. (If requested, you may see a copy of the edited article before we post it.)
  • If we publish the article, you must put your e-mail address with the article, and you may link to your personal web page as well. We will also link the article to the appropriate message board for further discussion on Zophar’s Domain.
  • You may use images or photographs in the articles, but you may not use copyrighted images, those in the photographs have allowed you to use them, and you must obtain the images yourself.
  • Topics for articles will be original, and those of the writer himself.
  • The article becomes the property of Zophar’s Domain, but we will allow you to publish the article in another source by request to articles page maintainer. By posting it at the other source, you agree to add this line: “Previously published on Zophar’s Domain on xx/xx/xxxx.”

    They’re a little strict, but mostly because we’d like to get some serious inquiries from writers.

    While the position will not pay, the article has the potential to reach thousands of Zophar’s Domain readers, and will get free exposure on the page. If interested, please contact Ernie Smith a.k.a. Stick Figure for more information.

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    The views expressed by the authors of each article are not necessarily the views of Zophar or other ZD staff.


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    . The Scribe's Last Word August 25, 2000 .
    . Author: The Scribe
    The Scribe leaves the emu scene with a warning about the future.
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    . Fair Use & ROMs March 11, 2000 .
    . Author: Chuck Cochems
    In this article, Chuck discusses the legality behind using ROMs and questions whether or not it is ethical.
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    . Road Trip II: A Classic Gaming Odyssey February 1, 2000 .
    . Author: The Scribe
    This article is about The Scribe's experiences at a flea market's coveted Game Room, where he found a ton of rare gaming treats. This is part 2 of his experience.
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    . Road Trip: A Classic Gaming Odyssey January 9, 2000 .
    . Author: The Scribe
    This article is about The Scribe's experiences at a flea market's coveted Game Room, where he found a ton of rare gaming treats.
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    . Violence in the Media December 23, 1999 .
    . Author: Shamanix
    In this article, Shamanix talks about violence in the media, games, and how the media is reacting to it all.
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    .  Digital Chameleon: The Rise of Computer Emulation   September 25, 1999 .
    . Author: The Scribe
    In the first installment of "Digital Chameleon", The Scribe writes about IBM and their very first computer emulator.
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    .  The History of Emulation - 1800 to 1999   September 20, 1999 .
    . Author: The Scribe
    The Scribe takes you to the past with a detailed chronological timeline outlining the history of emulation & computer games and the events that have shaped its development. Now divided into three parts, they are: 1, 2, 3
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    .  Lunar: Silver Star Story [Complete] thoughts   June 21, 1999 .
    . Author: Zophar
    This is the first article I've written in over a year, and what better way to kick off my excellent writing skills than with a tribute to the ultimate RPG series of all time, Lunar? While it's not emulation-related, fans of Lunar will enjoy my Lunar: Silver Star Story thoughts & feelings. Be warned though, this article contains *SPOILERS*, so don't read it if you haven't played!
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    .  The Neglection of Culture   January 31, 1999 .
    . Author: Y Dienyddiwr Da
    This is about the ONLY article this week that DOESN'T have anything to do with UltraHLE. In it, Y Dienyddiwr Da explains that English and Japenese aren't the only languages that exist in the emulation community.
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    .  Cyber Wars, the Next Generation: Consumers get the Shaft   January 31, 1999 .
    . Author: Sycraft
    Are companies trying to rip us off? Could Nintendo have an underlying reason why they want to kill emulation? The answer is "yes" according to Sycraft. Read this article and get the whole story.
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    .  What Does Emulation Stand For?  January 31, 1999 .
    . Author: Reaper
    So what IS emulation all about? Does emulation really hurt videogame companies? Did the UltraHLE authors really release the emu for the reasons they said they did? Find out what Reaper thinks in this article.
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    .  The Death of Emulation  January 31, 1999 .
    . Author: Road|{ill
    Many people have different opinions about recent arrival of N64 emulation. Read Road|{ill's article and find out why this may NOT be the end.
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    .  The Good Old Days....  January 29, 1999 .
    . Author: Shamanix
    Nintendo 64 emulation is now a reality, but is it a good thing? What happened to the high times of emulation, before the scene degraded into what it is today. Read Shamanix's thoughts on these things and more in this article about next-gen emulation and the pitfalls that surround it.
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    .  Myths and Misconceptions: The Buck Stops Here.  September 06, 1998 .
    . Author: Shamanix
    One of the most common mistakes made in the scene today is the belief that emulation is entirely legal. This article was written with the hope of clearing up some of the most common misconceptions about what is and isn't legal. While most of us may not care one way or the other, dispelling untruths about the scene is always something we should work towards.
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    .  Is Legal Emulation for Consoles Coming?  September 05, 1998 .
    . Author: Stick Figure 98
    A recent IGN article made a comment about an urban legend involving the Playstation, the Dreamcast, and Emulation. Stick Figure 98 analyzes the legend and comes up with a better idea.
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    .  A Positive Perspective on the Emulation Scene  September 05, 1998 .
    . Author: fifreak
    Many people say the say the the emulation scene is spiraling downwards, however all important is not lost in the scene. Read some of fifreak's thoughts on the trends of the emulation scene and learn how we can all work together to rebuild the scene.
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    .  Sending spam/flames to emulator authors  September 02, 1998 .
    . Author: JL_Picard
    Many immature and ignorant people in the emulation scene make it harder for emulator authors to bring out new versions of emulators by sending them flame e-mails and other immature, negative feedback. Read why it should be stopped and the negative impact it's having on emulation in this article.
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    .  Damaged Cybernetics: A Year since its death  April 08, 1998 .
    . Author: Zophar
    A little more than a year ago, the source code to NESticle, the most popular NES emulator at the time, was stolen by Donald Moore (MindRape), the leader of the Grey Area information group, Damaged Cybernetics (DC). A few days later it was disbanded. Learn the truth in this article!
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    .  NESticle: One Year Anniversary  April 03, 1998 .
    . Author: Zophar
    One year ago today, we were amazed with one of the first NES emulators that actually let people feel as though they were playing on a real NES. It's now a year later, and much has changed. But for better, or worse?
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