It doesn't matter if they are being hypocritical or not. They are doing this to protect themselves. They are less likely to be sued by multi-billion dollar corporations if they aren't writing backup managers. Give the guys a break already.
One suggestion, go to google and read about abandonware and all the rules involved in it! yes there are rules!, i have been in the scene for far to long to know them, and i have been longer in the emulation scene.
Next time avoid trying insult someone, and answer in a more mature way.
And i get it, this is the argument that all you backup manager lover use, to make it look alright to pirate your stuff.
Bootleg doesn't go along with insults! that is why i said this to him, i didn't insult anyone when i posted my reply, I am expecting just the same!
Mario's image is iconic and so is the character Mario and there is still a copyright on it... Do you have a right to distribute Mario / Mario related merchandise ? Maybe the that particular game falls under abandoned ware but I do not see the image of Mario ever falling under that
So when I start distributing illegally backed up software containing mario am I not committing a crime ?
If not Mario what about, Games that contain advertising images did I buy or do I have the rights to distribute software that has coke in it ?? no but the game company did..
What about zelda games and final fantasy or the software used to make the games I'm sure that copy right has not expired either
What about games that play like books and the books are still being sold on shelves ?
Or Nintendo who never lost the rights to there game decides to port it to a new system exactly as the same game but you already played it illegally so you will now not buy it.
Tell you what you want to solve this debate walk into the FBI with a hard drive full of roms and ask them if its ok if you have these
Roms are illegal if you dont own the original, emulation is legal. :crazy:
Same with games run with backup managers :dance: but who does own all those games they download :rolleyes:
And then they learn the software.. Why learn the game engine Havok if you dont even know your going to work for a company that uses it ? learn general graphic design and programming that learn to apply it where you go.