(and nesdev.com)NewRisingSun wrote:Ridiculous article. Running an advertising-supported ROM site is not "preservation". If Nintendo shuts down lostlevels, tcrf or nescartdb, then one can talk about N shutting down preservation efforts.
Yes, people really need to learn that distinction. There are a lot of people in the piracy/cracking communities that have the skills, insight and interest to be able to carry it out, but as a whole I would never trust the community on preservation efforts, simply because it isn't their end goal. And in the case of EmuParadise they were making money on it, completely outside of the right holders. there's no realistic way to defend that approach, and it is definitely not how you support the preservation of classic video games. The only way "solve" to the "issue", is to do it on the right side of the law.
And as a matter of fact this is already being done, with national libraries dumping images of video games, etc. I think the effort is generally weak and unorganized though.
I pointed this out in a completely constructive and unbiased manner on on Reddit and got absolutely flamed for it. People are so obsessed with their "need" to have easy access to ROM files that they are completely unable to approach the issue objectively.
Yes, I get that "pirating old games isn't hurtigt the developers", but that is completely beside the point here. Stop repeating it.
Hasn't Nintendo been doing this since the Wii?FrankenGraphics wrote:I'd buy my wallet empty if there was such a service for ROM images. Nintendo and other publishers, take note.