We come a long way in the emulator scene –
Being that I have followed the homebrew/emulator scene for over 4+ years, it amazes me how big the scene has gotten over the years.
I've been on the Net since July 1997.
The first time that I used an emulator was in late 1997, a Commodore 64 emulator called PC64 which amazed me that you can program software to play games from other computers.
I remember back in those days, that Nintendo was the most vocal company when dealing with emulators, they tried to get rid of emulators.
What's cool is that some companies have embraced emulators. For example, Amstrad (the owners of the Sinclair Spectrum and CPC computers) has no problem with people emulating their computers. You can buy Amiga Forever to to emulator the Amiga computer.
Also, some companies have actaully released their old games for people to download. Cinemaware released their games for free download (only thru their site). Some shareware authors have released their games for free download, etc.
But, one problem is that some companies think that people who use emulators are thieves who want to play games that they don't own which is bs. Some people use emulators to play homebrew games, etc.
Homebrew Supporter for over 4+ years.
PS3/XBOX 360 fan (own both systems)