How Much Would Emulators Cost?

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  1. trooper

    trooper Trooper`s watching you !!!

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    Don`t even go there, Look at the site you are on, And the console`s it is dedecated too, One of their main uses is emulation. Do you think everyone here own`s the necessary hardware to transfer every cartrage or disk image they are likely to use ?. If so, You obviously need to open your eyes alot wider that they currently are.

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  2. PiratSS

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    That's right, I just remember that you can download the games you own :) Thanks.

    What about emulators? Someone mentioned these will be free? That would be quite awesome.
     
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  3. PiratSS

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    Nope, you are right, not everyone has the proper hardware to transfer roms. I just thought that you couldn't use the roms you download off the net, as they are for windows. If you can download the roms in the same format, then we won't really need to transfer the roms onto our computers.
     
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  4. RoboJoe32

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    Emus and ports and damn near everything on the GP32 was free, sans maybe 2 games coded from scratch as homebrew. I'm pretty much expecting the same on the GP2X. (Although I would gladly donate out of my own free will(and pockets) if fullspeed SNES/playable Neo Geo arrived.)
     
  5. davey g

    davey g Bitches and hos

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    Ignore him, he's trying to be funny.
     
  6. trooper

    trooper Trooper`s watching you !!!

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    Yep! A rom is a rom, So you can use your existing ones, Or the downloaded ones.

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  7. iignotus

    iignotus The one and only

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    You are new. Very new. VERY new. Don't say you're not, it just makes you look like a lying ass.

    ROMs are just the data in a cartridge. They have nothing to do with operating systems, only consoles.
     
  8. gaterooze

    gaterooze Coltrane Sundia

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    He's extracting the Michael.

    And doing pretty well :lol:
     
  9. PiratSS

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    You can think whatever ;) I didn't think that gp2x had enough power to process normal rom dumps and would require redumping them with some sort of optimizaiton just for the system.
     
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  10. craigix

    craigix Mega GP Mania

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    What has that got to do with the hundreds (thousands) of games/roms released into the public domain for the amiga, ST, C64, Spectrum, GBC etc?

    -Craig
     
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  11. RoboJoe32

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    Yep, exact data off the cart, which bugs me to death when some anti-rom 'activists' go "IT'S NOT ACTUALLY THE ORIGINAL GAME!" :blink: (Gamefaqs was notorious for these types of people, who probably had a gig of music before napster crashed :p .)
     
  12. PiratSS

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    It's just saying that it's still illegal even though some people claim it to be totally abandonware'd by now.
     
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  13. Mr Doctor

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    *arfles*
     
  14. PiratSS

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    You probably meant to say rifles.
     
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  15. nubie

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    ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    I am reallly cornfusedd??

    What has DrMD been doing all this time at 60mhz on the gp32?

    I guess it must have some super rom

    (or is that romz 4 th3 733t haxorz warez heer?)
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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  16. PiratSS

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    Sorry, I don't own gp32 and never tried DrMD. I've heard a lot of good things about that emulator however :)
     
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  17. nubie

    nubie Recovering Jerk-A-Holic

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    Yes, DrMD uses the rom dumped straight from the cartridges, just like every other emulator.

    emulating is reproducing the hardware of the game system on another system in software so that it can use the same software (aka roms) of the original.
     
  18. Jurrasic

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    Methinks people here get trolled FAR too easily...
     
  19. OrR

    OrR Corporate games suck.

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    Yeah, maybe he is new but why are so many people behaving like assholes? :huh:

    Emulators are completely legal. They can be sold. However, many of the emulators on the GP2X will be based on availiable open source emulators and often the license of these open source emulators forbids everyone, who uses parts of them, to sell the program. Even emulators written from scratch will likely be free on the GP2X since people are not used to paying for emulators but an emulator could in theory be sold for money.

    About Roms: This is a little difficult. It is almost always legal to get a copying device and transfer the rom from the original cartridge to your computer. This might not be legal if you are breaking a copyright protection. Downloading a rom of a game that you own in physical form might be legal in some countries, I don't know. However, nobody really cares about the legality much here since it is obviously ethically not a problem. The probability that you will get in trouble for it is also very close to zero.
    Now about downloading roms of games that you don't own, this is only legal if the game has officially been released for free, obviously.
    Posting links to roms that have not been released for free is forbidden on this forum since it might make people download a game they don't own illegally.
    Roms are not bound to one operating system or emulator most of the time. They will work on all emulators of the respectable system in most cases.
     
  20. Mr Doctor

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    Search on ebay for a multicart reader. Its like one of those USB readers for memory cards, but takes snes, nes, MS, MS, GB and GBC carts. *nods*
     

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