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Topic: Let's imagine a world without emulation

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CharlieGirl

Anti-Matter wrote:

@CharlieSmile
99 years from now, LOL 😆

I said what I said.

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Dezzy

People need to be reminded that without emulation, it would have been impossible for a lot of people to play certain games AT ALL because they were never released in their region.

Chrono Cross is one of my all time favourite games. There's no official way of playing it in Europe to this day. It was only ever released in JP and US. You either emulate it (or hack a PSP/PS3/Vita) or you don't get to play it.

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HobbitGamer

ReaderRagfihs wrote:

It's like people who make art of naked people and say "I simply want to capture the natural beauty of the human form". Oh come on now, isn't there a certain other reason you're making such a detailed picture of a topless woman? I won't judge you for it, so stop trying to justify it.

That town in Footloose has now banned music, emulation, and boobies. You're the mayor.

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CharlieGirl

ReaderRagfihs wrote:

CharlieSmile wrote:

ReaderRagfihs wrote:

Just get off your high horse and admit it, you simply want to play thousands of games on one machine without paying for them.

alternatively, consider:
nah.
you could also, like, take people at face value and believe them. that's free, too.

It's like people who make art of naked people and say "I simply want to capture the natural beauty of the human form". Oh come on now, isn't there a certain other reason you're making such a detailed picture of a topless woman?

oh yes, I'm sure all the Renaissance art and Greco-Roman art of old captured nudity just for the sake of titillation.

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HobbitGamer

@CharlieSmile Thought process; “Hey, even though we have no qualms being nude and expressing our bodies whatsoever, ya know what’d really get my goat? A representation of a completely still person. That would be hot”.

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Tyranexx

This topic is something that I've always been on the fence about. I tend to do very little with emulation barring the occasional romp in Internet Archive's MS-DOS and Arcade libraries, though I'll only use the in-browser emulator. I also messed around with an instructor's MAME cabinet in college occasionally. I've never bothered much with downloading emulators and ROMs at all due to the risks involved (and, for awhile, the lack of a decent PC).

Emulating most modern, easy-to-get releases just seems pointless to me unless someone is trying to get out of paying for something. Most of these cases seem pretty black-and-white to me. You either pay for it or you, essentially, take the cheap and illegal route.

The true gray areas for me are retro emulation if a game isn't easily available, emulation for dead, obscure platforms (like the infamous CDi games or Satellaview ), and those brief, limited-time releases like P.T. I agree that games like these should be preserved and their code kept intact, but isn't there a more legal way to go about it instead of distributing the ROMs willy-nilly? While I'm all for convenient access to something someone wants, I also feel like the owners' rights to artwork, media, scripts, etc. should also be respected. A ton of work goes into a lot of modern media, and I feel like those involved should get their credit where credit's due.

I had thought an answer would be to have a completely legal, authorized historical archive where you could get ROMs legally for some sort of monthly fee or small individual fee or something, but I suppose there would be a bunch of legal red tape, licensing issues, and a revolted PC culture if anything like that happened.

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