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Old 10-08-2005, 04:39 PM   #41
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I don't even know what this was about...and I'm too lazy to go read the thread...so I'll just agree with you and say "um. ok."
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Old 10-08-2005, 07:08 PM   #42
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what is the big deal about roms anyones?..it's not like the companies actually give a shit that you have roms, hell, i could prolly walk into a plice station and tell them i have 5 gigs of snes roms..and they wouldn't give a damn..prolly wouldn't even know wtf i was talking about..

as for the website selling roms...i think it is alot better then selling cartrages..

though, i was always agaisnt, and always will be agaisnt selling soemthing that has inifnate quanites..such as computer programs...
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Old 10-08-2005, 07:18 PM   #43
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> as for the website selling roms...i think it is alot better
> then selling cartrages..

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Old 10-08-2005, 07:31 PM   #44
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> as for the website selling roms...i think it is alot better
> then selling cartrages..
> though, i was always agaisnt, and always will be agaisnt
> selling soemthing that has inifnate quanites..such as
> computer programs...

Sooooo....it's better that a website sells copies of a game rather than the actual physical game?

I'm sorry, I know I shouldn't respond but it just hurts sometimes.
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Old 10-09-2005, 02:04 AM   #45
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> what is the big deal about roms anyones?..it's not like the
> companies actually give a shit that you have roms, hell, i
> could prolly walk into a plice station and tell them i have
> 5 gigs of snes roms..and they wouldn't give a damn..prolly
> wouldn't even know wtf i was talking about..

If you have a ROM of a game you do not own (and some say even if you didn't dump this ROM yourself and you own the game) it is illegal because quite simply you don't own that, and when we take things we do not own isn't that stealing? Personally, piracy of old systems that aren't commercially viable anymore (NES, SNES for example) I could care less. What really pisses me off is the things like the rampant GBA piracy scene, and the budding NDS piracy scene...yes there is one and yes it's possible to play this pirated games. I have tried their software on dumps of games I myself have created from my games that I OWN.

That reason is probably why Nintendo is changing the NDS's firmware in later hardware releases (Japan has it, apparently some of Europe does as well. Not sure about the US yet), to make it harder for people to pirate games. It's unfortunate that it's also going to make it harder for people to play legal homebrew games and software.

Yay for piracy. <img src=smilies/banghead.gif> Stupid pirates.
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Old 10-09-2005, 09:33 PM   #46
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> Yay for piracy. Stupid pirates.

I really hate the GBA ROM scene, it's all about getting the games for free. I'm sure it's the same for a lot of people who emulate NES, SNES, and Genesis games, but I own a lot of the games I emulate and I buy a lot of the ones I like but don't own (Super Metroid, I can't believe I passed this up back in the day... easily my best SNES purchase)

I stopped hacking GBA games because I don't support the piracy. I don't even have VBA on my computer anymore, playing on the emulator sucks compared to playing on my SP.
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Old 10-10-2005, 12:19 AM   #47
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> I stopped hacking GBA games because I don't support the
> piracy. I don't even have VBA on my computer anymore,
> playing on the emulator sucks compared to playing on my SP.

I guess I'm one of those rare cases where people actually bought the game they played on an emulator.

I first played every six of the ten GBA games I own on Visual Boy Advance (Golden Sun 1, 2, that Diablo-ripoff LOTR game and Konami Arcade Classics don't count), and in fact they influenced me to buy the games.

Of course, that doesn't explain the other 2139 roms in the GBA folder... <img src=smilies/magbiggrin.gif>
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Old 10-10-2005, 12:41 AM   #48
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> Of course, that doesn't explain the other 2139 roms in the
> GBA folder...

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Old 10-10-2005, 04:29 AM   #49
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> I really hate the GBA ROM scene, it's all about getting the
> games for free. I'm sure it's the same for a lot of people
> who emulate NES, SNES, and Genesis games, but I own a lot of
> the games I emulate and I buy a lot of the ones I like but
> don't own (Super Metroid, I can't believe I passed this up
> back in the day... easily my best SNES purchase)

I actually have been making an effort to track down some of the stuff I have downloaded from the SNES era that I don't have. I hate the whole GBA thing as well (although I admit downloading Circle of Moon japanese version before the US launch out of curiosity), and even PSX...I've actually been buying a lot of used PSX games lately.
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Old 10-10-2005, 05:25 AM   #50
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I finished both Metroid Fusion and Zero Mission before they released in the US (english leaks before release), but still bought both games anyway. I'm constantly buying things I've already acquired through other means, if I deem it worthy of a purchase.<img src=smilies/thumb.gif>
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