IMAGINE if you had every NES game ever released at your fingertips. Imagine if your phone could store and run those games — thousands of games — from an SD card, or even from internal memory. Also, I think Quake on Raspberry PI 3 might benefit generally from scaling things down to 720p to get a more consistent framerate.
Video games might not seem worth preserving to some, but we are not fit to judge what the future will find valuable. Some of the most important archeological findings ever made were superficially worthless things like tax records and lists of inventories, telling us things like how many sacks of grain some ancient province or other produced, et cetera. What seemed like garbage to them became priceless treasures to us. Video games likely won’t suffer a similar fate as films, but that’s only thanks to the efforts of hobbyists, archivists, programmers, and historians operating outside the boundaries of what they’re strictly allowed to do. This is especially true when we’re talking about games that only exist as a single prototype copy, or were produced in such low numbers that they are particularly susceptible to simply being lost forever.
(These can be bought, fully legally, from Amiga Forever.) 1.3 is a good bet for games. On Mac, there have been several distinct MAME releases over the years, and now we’re sadly some way from OpenEmu’s friendliness.
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Dream Arcades hopes that users download games they own and don’t infringe, but they’re not liable for how their emulator is used once its in a user’s possession. And they might run into trouble with providing their own proprietary web search for copyright materials. There is a thriving market for classic games, as demonstrated by the fervor for Nintendo and Atari’s classic consoles. On paper, the Dreamcade Replay device damages those endeavors.
- But we all know that the overwhelming use of them is in illegal situations.
- To summarize Nintendo’s point and the one that Tech Radar seconded, the only legal ROM of a commercial game is one you create yourself from a DRM free game that you already own.
- Legality is a different question entirely, of course; legally, it matters how I acquired the ROM.
- Downloading a ROM from the internet, for a game that the downloader already owns, lacks all of the negatives that make robbery repugnant.
- They are obviously protecting their copyrighted content, which they have every right to do.
- Nintendo likely took action because of their forthcoming online service for Nintendo Switch, which will incorporate some form of classic gaming or streaming of their older games.
Copyright exists for the public good, not private enrichment. If copyright never expires, it doesn’t do the public any good.
Emulators and by extension Ferrari’s don’t break the law, how you use them however can be infringing on the law. I have one to play old C64 games like Creatures 1&2 and Turrican. Be advised the ROM/ISO thing is also kind of a grey area, some say you need to delete it in 24 hours but legal even if you don’t own it in the mean time, and other say it’s legal to have if you own the game. However, talking about ROMS is not a problem, as shown by the fact we are talking about them. Link to them, or telling people where to go, MIGHT be a problem, so to be on the safe side, we don’t allow it.
Some games had to be restored from reading multiple cartridges and then pieced together to make one image that would play. We must acknowledge that preventing the permanent loss of this kind of media is a noble effort, regardless of legality.
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There are more important things than just playing video games. Games based on movies are very unlikely to be released again. But Nintendo can at least make a service that covers the needs of 90% of people. @MichaelHarvey The problem is any service they make will never be good enough because GBA ROMs there will be titles that can NEVER come to a service like that, many many many titles that are stuck in publisher copyright limbo.