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Old 05-20-2007, 01:37 PM   #31
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That is your opinion on the ad revenue. I myself believe Sam is friends with many of the regulars here, and is compassionate. When there was an outcry for the site to stay up he gave in. He doesn't really have time to do anything because he has a real life and the staff just stopped updating but they are not paid either so it's not like they have to update. I would like to see new blood that would like to update but most just do it for a while and stop and that's an ongoing thing.

As for the revenue, he has to pay for bandwidth and other things and that is not cheap at all. He did other things for the staff here that I will not mention as a gift and took a lot of time doing it to and did not make a cent and if he added his time up he lost money. You should not say that he's only keeping it up for the money unless you heard it right from his lips since opinions and rumors are just guesses.

I'm not mad but that kind of hurt seeing that you are on his forum and it is his downing him like that. If it wasn't for this forum I don't know if I would be alive or the person I am since I came here after my mom died and my heart was gone and I had no self esteem either. The people here made me feel like a real person and if it wasn't for Sam taking over the site and keeping it up for those years I can't see my life being as good as it is because this forum was a key point in my life for almost 2 years and people like Ian, John, Roger, and many many others made me realize that I was a decent person and life may be worth living and not just a living hell. I remember when people here demanded you be booted because of the size of your sig images when you first arrived though I myself liked them very much. I remember PMing with you and just talking and explaining bandwidth and stuff and how some people did not have a fast connection. You listened and have been here for a very long time now. I really like you coming here to, your a decent person with a real gift for artistic expression and highly intelligent also. You are now also well liked and respected here and you know that is a good feeling. Now think if you took all that time programming, fighting with staff to get off thier asses to update the site the said they wanted to do and just fix shit hackers did, putting up with trolls, letters from nintendo lawyers, and just uncounted hrs of work to keep this site up. How would you feel after all that if someone said you *only* did it for the ad revenue. I think you'd feel like someone stabbed you in the heart. Sam does have feelings to and we should respect them and not act like he's just some corporate fatcat that'll fuck his sister for a dollar.

That did not need to be said, if that's what you think fine but you didn't have to put it in a post.
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Old 05-20-2007, 07:32 PM   #32
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> Also note, that Mednafen is the continuation of FCEU (Same
> author), and has had many improvements to the core NES
> programming. It also has the NTSC filter, Reaper man.

hmm, OK and what advantages, emulation wise, would it have over Nestopia?

Also, does it write to the SRAM file in real time, so that if the program/my PC crashes I don't lose any save data? I hate emulators that only write save data when it closes... <img src=smilies/banghead.gif>
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:31 PM   #33
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>And that the only real reason
> it even still exists is to give Swampgas ad revenue?

This site has ads? At the risk of sounding like a moron, where?
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:39 PM   #34
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> >And that the only real reason
> > it even still exists is to give Swampgas ad revenue?
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> This site has ads? At the risk of sounding like a moron,
> where?
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There's one on the front page of the site along with the cute kitty ZD logo. <img src=smilies/magbiggrin.gif>
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:44 PM   #35
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> There's one on the front page of the site along with the
> cute kitty ZD logo.

Oh. Must be ad-blocking it, heh. I probably wouldn't notice it even if it was there anyway.
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:40 AM   #36
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> There's one on the front page of the site along with the
> cute kitty ZD logo.

... Front page ?? <img src=smilies/magbiggrin.gif>
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:38 AM   #37
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As for the revenue, he has to pay for bandwidth and other things and that is not cheap at all.

I paid for/adminstered a site of my own for over three years. If the bandwidth and disk quota usage on the only front page post are true, a burger flipper could afford to run this site out of pocket and not flinch.

(Good) hosting is ass cheap these days; this isn't the mid 90's anymore.

If it wasn't for this forum I don't know if I would be alive or the person I am since I came here after my mom died and my heart was gone and I had no self esteem either.

I'm not downing the boards, but I am downing the fact that what was once THE hub of the emulation community has turned into a shell of what it used to be. I've come here since 1996, and it's sad to see what's become of it, despite many people wanting to help bring it back to its former glory.

I remember when people here demanded you be booted because of the size of your sig images when you first arrived though I myself liked them very much. I remember PMing with you and just talking and explaining bandwidth and stuff and how some people did not have a fast connection.

Wait, what? As far as I can remember, I've never used an image in my signature. And considering the field I'm in, I hardly think I would need an explanation of network connections.

You listened and have been here for a very long time now.

I've been here (The message boards) since ZD absorbed Demi's ROM Hack Board... 1997/98?

That did not need to be said, if that's what you think fine but you didn't have to put it in a post.

Consider it the frustrated words of somebody who actually does care about this site. It's like watching a loved one waste away from some shitty disease, only this is actually fixable.
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:00 PM   #38
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I find it funny that people are bitching about ZMD, but when they're asked to do some work, they say they don't have the time. It's the same thing for the staff, they grew older, changed priorities, etc. They're not at school anymore, they have a full time job, wife, kids, etc. It had to happen. If you really think you can help, ask to be a staff member and do some work then.

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Old 05-26-2007, 09:34 AM   #39
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On the topic, I love Nestopia, myself. Works fabulously, although I am a bit disappointed with a lack of a rewind feature (not sure what other emulators would have it, though, and not all excellent ones need to). Frankly, though, the emulation in Nestopia works so well that I could care less!
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Old 05-26-2007, 10:56 AM   #40
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> On the topic, I love Nestopia, myself. Works fabulously,
> although I am a bit disappointed with a lack of a rewind
> feature (not sure what other emulators would have it,
> though, and not all excellent ones need to). Frankly,
> though, the emulation in Nestopia works so well that I could
> care less!

you obviously don't have the <a href=http://nestopia.sourceforge.net/downloads.html>latest</a> version, which supports rewinding (must be enabled/configured in options --> timing) and is activated by pressing backspace (can be changed to another key by going to options --> input --> Emulation)

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