Game Exclusion Policy

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kelvSYC
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Game Exclusion Policy

Post by kelvSYC » Sun Oct 06, 2002 5:25 pm

Here's another MESS-related hot topic:

Which groups of games are excluded based on your exclusion policy?

Here's what I'm doing for gameboy.dat:

- No bad dumps or overdumps. Those are bad roms and should be replaced with good ones anyways.
- No PDs. Same reason as why MAME doesn't allow homebrew games.
- No hacks or fixes. Those are made specifically to work on an emulator and thus, ruins the concept of accurate emulation.
- No trained roms or translations. It's that "patch piracy" issue. (Although I wouldn't be up for a ROM cheat that duplicates the function of the patch, either.)
- No unlicensed games. They're like homebrew games, anyways.

With my exclusion policy, I'd ony have to find or convert cheats from 2714 carts instead of 6492.
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Re: Game Exclusion Policy

Post by stephh » Sun Oct 06, 2002 7:45 pm

kelvSYC wrote: - No bad dumps or overdumps. Those are bad roms and should be replaced with good ones anyways.
- No unlicensed games. They're like homebrew games, anyways.
OK for me ...
- No PDs. Same reason as why MAME doesn't allow homebrew games.
Why ? I know some really cool PD CPC games ("Zap 'T' Balls" comes to my mind) ...
- No hacks or fixes. Those are made specifically to work on an emulator and thus, ruins the concept of accurate emulation.
That depends on what you call "hack" : for the CPC, almost all games have a (hacker group) intro, and/or are "conversions" of tape images so they can run as disk images ...
- No trained roms or translations. It's that "patch piracy" issue. (Although I wouldn't be up for a ROM cheat that duplicates the function of the patch, either.)
Some CPC games have ORIGINAL translations (eg: "Crafton & Xunk" in France is known as "Get Dexter" abroad) ...
With my exclusion policy, I'd ony have to find or convert cheats from 2714 carts instead of 6492.
BTW, where could I get the latest version of GoodCol, GoodCPC and zlib.dll ?

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Re: Game Exclusion Policy

Post by Pugsy » Sun Oct 06, 2002 7:50 pm

stephh wrote: BTW, where could I get the latest version of GoodCol, GoodCPC and zlib.dll ?
I think you will find that Mike Haggar mirrors the GoodUtils, it's either that or you install MIRC and pop onto #rareroms on newnet.
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