- Who cares if Nestopia or any other NES emulator has 99% of the scene?
I don't mean any offense, but from reading your past responses, I assumed you would be such a person. Seems I have really misread you, sorry.
I'm a bit that way myself, but it's more to do with what I view as stagnation, not as much that I want to be #1. If I were in the NES scene, it would be the iNES format that would be driving me insane right now, and I would want Nestopia to take charge toward eliminating it.
In a way, I would not want to be on top because I feel the top player(s) have an obligation to help advance the scene as a whole. Sadly, none of the top players in any scene really seems to agree with me there.
What really matters is cooperation here.
Precisely! This is what I find most valuable. When someone comes into the scene and actively tries to improve things by doing their own research and then sharing their findings with everyone. That is the true spirit of emulation.
I think this is what ultimately bothers me about there being so many emulators. So many people show up, want all kinds of attention and help, make a tiny bit of progress in basically implementing our existing findings, and then they get bored and abandon everything.
That, to me, is a colossal waste of everyone's time and energy.
But just because someone only has "mapper 0" emulated doesn't mean they can't make the next big hardware quirk breakthrough.