the past few months, we have seen some promising work in the world
of Next Generation Emulation, ranging from Dreamcast emulation
to the very latest consoles which are still on the market, such
as namely XBOX, GAMECUBE and PLAYSTATION 2.
intriguing question is will this generate a lot of positive qualities
or will it just mean more heat from the manufacturers themselves,
pushing the point further that emulation is a utility that promotes
illegal software which is downloaded from the net or taken from
the originals themselves.
my point of view, when ULTRAHLE was released to the public only
strengthens this topic, when eventually a fully playable XBOX/GAMECUBE/PS2
emulator comes along, will it generate the negative reaction from
the gaming community and from the manufacturers themselves?
when it does happen I cannot see it becoming online long
due to legal threats that come along with such a touchy subject
ULTRAHLE was released it generated a lot of new visitors to emuunlim.org,
95% of their soul purpose, was not to thank the authors for their
hard work, but were there to ask where they will be able to download
or attain the roms available, that will run on the emulator. This
was asking for trouble as it was a current day emulator still for
sale, and in a way was a cheap way for them not to purchase a N64
and the games available.
same type of pressure will go along with these emulator authors
and hosts, when they become playable to an extent to become
a worldwide success, but success comes with a price, take the good
(hits) with the bad (legal problems).
coverage will add pressure to the manufacturers to take action and
dont think they wont, in any way to make them not look bad
Generation Emulators only put pressure on the FUTURE of emulation,
which overall may push emulation into illegal terms for ALL,
and deny so many people to relive playing classic computers and
consoles such as the ZX spectrum/Amstrad CPC/C64/Amiga... and the
list goes on.
in my opinion should be kept at a safe breathing distance in order
to maintain it continuing without any legal problems.
problem is that its getting too far ahead now, that people dont
realise the longterm damage that it may cause to everyone.
Please don't let me not deny the authors themselves, they have a
GREAT talent which is appreciated by their groups, but they
need to step back and think "what will happen at the end of
it does end up turning bad, then we all might be posting
news on illegal emulators, without posting downloads with them ALL
being released on underground MIRC channels or newsgroups.
crossed that DOESNT happen.....
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HAPPENED? HAS REAL LIFE TAKEN ITS TOLL?