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I've used various emulators years ago and now that I am building a virtual pin with Pinballx I wanted to incorporate MAME to use with my X-Arcade Tankstick. I installed MAME64UI and downloaded MAME 0.159 from links found on the Pleasure Dome. The download of 0.159 was over 30Gb and I thought contained ROMs. I placed the zipped ROMs into the ROMs folder but almost all games do noy seem to work. I also installed what I thought were all BIOs needed. Being unfamiliar with the set up, and searching the web and forums, can someone please give me an overview of what I have done wrong or still need to do?
I am confused about what 0.159 actually is, do I still need additional files? Thank you for any direction!
An anonymous reader writes to point out a: a, playable in your browser using. From the blog post announcing this extension of the already mind-blowing Internet Archive: 'Like the Historical Software collection, the Console Living Room is in beta – the ability to interact with software in near-instantaneous real-time comes with the occasional bumps and bruises. An army of volunteer elves are updating information about each of the hundreds of game cartridges now available, and will be improving them across the next few days. Sound is still not enabled, but is coming soon. Faster, more modern machines and up-to-date browsers work best with the JSMESS emulator.' Legally, it isn't a grey area: It's civil infringement at the very least. The only area in which the 'not freely available' may come into play would be deciding upon the damages.
Free Download Winrar Archive Password Cracker there. If there is any copy-prevention technology involved or if you accept payment in any manner for distributing the roms, including accepting other infringing data in return (ie, using a torrent client) then it's also a criminal offense in the US under the DMCA and NET Act respectively. On the other hand, screw the law. It's an unfair, counterproductive, rampantly abused law resulting only from a century of corporate lobbying and I have no respect for it whatsoever.
That only exempts them from the anti-circumvention provisions. Plain old copyright law still applies. A lot of the old games will have effectively lapsed now simply because their owning legal entities ceased to exist, but confirming that poses quite a challenge itsself.
Just because the publisher is out of business doesn't mean the game is in the public domain - there may well have been a selling-off of rights during bankruptcy, or another company may have aquired the defunct publisher. Well, let us say you have a game called The Lords of Midnight, published by Beyond Software.
You look it up, and Beyond Software is long defunct. Game good for the taking, right? Well, no: Beyond Software was aquired by Telecomsoft, so you need to look them up too.
Also defunct. No, because Telecomsoft (Better known as 'Firebird') was actually owned by BT, the British telephone company, who (AFAIK) still retain the copyright. That was an easy case, it was all documented on wikipedia and the companies involved are very well-known. Identifying the true owner of something more obscure is a much more difficult prospect. I can vouch for this as me and a programmer friend looked into recreating the days of shareware for the current gen. What we found was a minefield where even if the company closed its doors you had pieces of the company going here and there and nobody knew who the fuck, what the fuck, or where the fuck some 20+ year old game went. The few we did find wanted more money for the rights to distribute the SHAREWARE version of their game than a triple A title from the period could ever hope to make, we are talking about $100K+ for just the limited locked shareware even though we were doing it non profit.
That is of course if they would even speak to you, we got many that were like 'Oh we have zero plans for it but we might do something someday' so they refused to allow anybody to sell or distribute the shareware version. The saddest part? We were told flat footed if we would just make it in China all our problems would go away. This is why i think China will be the next hotbed of innovation, as unlike the USA you can actually make things without having to spend the majority of your capital on lawyers.
Take a closer look at those shareware licenses friend, because as someone who studied them closely, even talked to a lawyer or two, I can tell you that while they give you the right to USE the software almost none of them gave rights to redistribute. With the GPL you have the exact opposite of the shareware scene, pretty much the first thing written was redistribution rights so while a company could refuse to allow future versions under GPL there would be no way to stop you from forking the code. An exemption to the DMCA means you are allowed to legally bypass the copy protection, NOTHING else. The DMCA says nothing about distribution, that's the domain of copyright law. The DMCA is only an added restriction making it illegal to bypass what had previously been purely technological additional restrictions on copying. Of course so long as the software was published at least 100 years go it is no longer under copyright and you are free to distribute it, and in another few decades that wil. I wasn't going to comment until I had looked things over.
But, yeah, all there is to see, is that poorly packaged humongous frigging zip file. I guess you have to download the whole damned thing, then decide if there is anything that you really want. FFS, I haven't seen anything quite so stupid in a long time. They probably want to get it all out fast. By releasing it like this people will re-seed it.
Had they sorted through all of it, created all the torrent seeds for it, we'd be waiting another month. Plus, it's a lot harder to stop once the whole thing is out and about. Some of those vendors _are_ going to have a problem with this even though they have no interest in monetizing the things themselves, they'll get instantly jealous and go after them. If you absolutely need re-packaged versions, just wait a while.
Someone else will do the work for you and convenient little theme-based sections or company based sections will be released during the time you spend whining about it. There is no way whatsoever for me to download that file to my Nexus 16GB, especially since I can't seem to get USB OTG working. Go to Google Play Store and download Rhythm Software File Manager to your Nexus device. While you're doing that, download this file on a desktop computer. Once the download finishes, possibly months later if your connection is metered, unzip this file to a folder and share the folder using FTP or SMB. On your Nexus device, open Rhythm Software File Manager, tap Network, scan your subnet for shared folders, and copy the ROM from the shared folder to the device. I'd prefer to be able to download the one or two ROMs I actually care about even if I'm using a mobile or otherwise limited platform.
You can run MAME on Android these days. There is no way whatsoever for me to download that file to my Nexus 16GB, especially since I can't seem to get USB OTG working. It's non-trivial due to the stupidly 3.3v USB port. Pulling this out of my rear as I'ts been so long (not sure if it's winodws only), but for you would download cmpro for mame (Google: mame cmpro -download PDF). You can then make a request for missing or wanted ROMs on alt.binaries.emulators.mame it's very active a few people will jump on your request, filling (uploading) it.
Not sure just which program makes a list of your missing ROMs to upload to the group; I would just downloaded others request. Cmpro is short for Clrmamepro. How about they have made 100% sure they are gonna get their collective asses sued?
At THAT size we aren't talking about just the small fry here, you can bet your last buck there will be some Sega and Nintendo ROMs and they sue at the drop of a hat! That said its still a dickish move as there is a lot of folks that have bandwidth caps, probably more folks in the world with caps than without. Hell even I would hesitate at a 43gb ROMset without having a list of what is inside, I'd hate to waste that much band. Look at the stuff in the 'MESS and MAME' collection. There's PSX dumps, there's Saturn dumps, and there's a whole bunch of arcade games that I know for a fact cannot be legally distributed (Raiden, Raiden Fighters, a couple of CAVE games, etc). I'm not even sure how legal those ROM dumps are even if you own the original arcade boards- almost all arcade PCBs have hardware protection on them (think of DRM, but a billion times worse), and in order to dump the ROM contents properly and/or run them you'd have to crack that protection first.
I mean, shit, this is basically a ROM hoarders wet dream. I have never ever seen that stuff hosted anywhere other then torrent websites.
I'm honestly surprised that archive.org allowed this to be posted and I'm surprised the mamedev guys haven't freaked out over it, because this could potentially attract a lot of negative attention (and mamedev is very, very prone to sudden outbursts of illogical drama). Look at the stuff in the 'MESS and MAME' collection. There's PSX dumps, there's Saturn dumps, and there's a whole bunch of arcade games that I know for a fact cannot be legally distributed (Raiden, Raiden Fighters, a couple of CAVE games, etc). I'm not even sure how legal those ROM dumps are even if you own the original arcade boards- almost all arcade PCBs have hardware protection on them (think of DRM, but a billion times worse), and in order to dump the ROM contents properly and/or run them you'd have to crack that protection first. I mean, shit, this is basically a ROM hoarders wet dream.
I have never ever seen that stuff hosted anywhere other then torrent websites. I'm honestly surprised that archive.org allowed this to be posted and I'm surprised the mamedev guys haven't freaked out over it, because this could potentially attract a lot of negative attention (and mamedev is very, very prone to sudden outbursts of illogical drama). Only if a ROM hoarder didn't use google, you can get all these files from various websites on the internet for the last decade. No one has shut them down, and it isn't like they have been hiding. It's like you are new to the internet and computers. This little freeware program allows you to not only see what's in an archive shortly after you begin to D/L it, you can prioritize individual files inside it or pick and choose any number of them to D/L or not.
Also to get bits and pieces of the archive in truncated form, still retaining the format container. I haven't used it but maybe 3 times, but these situations are perfect for it: this huge-ass, inconvenient HTTP grab of over 40 damn gigs. There's a portable version available somewhere but I can't locate it ATM. I've been piecing the Mame ROM collection together from Alt.binarier.emulators.mame I admit I haven't worked on it for a year or so, I have 26 Gigs worth of ROMS, and my UseNet isn't that quick.
The version I was working on was 37 Gigs, this at 43 Gig has grown a bit. I like Moon Patrol if your my age it's one of the popular stand up arcades of the time a moon buggy you jumped craters and boulders then the addition of space craft you shot.
It's got four keys forward, backwards, jump, and fire. So would work an.
Been 10 hours and I've got 1.7% at least it says 1.5 weeks to finish now it was infinite all day long. I've got 700 MB out of 43 Gigs, wish me luck. Increased to 30 MB/s upload - breaking even. I got it, left the torrent running all night, I'm a happy camper. They added a warning that the zip file had changed, I took a screen shot of it and pasted it to IrfanView, saved then forgot it.
This morning I looked at the screen and see a 50% torrent and was rightly ticked, something was odd, ah ha, closed IrfanView to see the torrent at 100% so leaving it online for awhile if not longer. Thank you Archive.org I've been after a complete collection for a long long time. BTW this is version.151 think I was. To clarfy: These games still have commercial value. If rights holders turned a blind eye, they would be effectively permitting commercial exploitation of the ROMs (and yes, people still pay to play them). Good news for some, perhaps, but bad for the few remaining amusement companies operating licensed machines, and bad for the rights holders who will find themselves facing competition from their own games.
Also, if they don't defend the trademark violations they could find their properties in the public doma. I think you have to put this in context. Were you expecting to get any more money from the work you put into that product? Microprocessor Design Using Verilog Hdl Ebook Reader. I don't think it would be reasonable to expect that these games (or at least the vast majority of them) would ever make money again.
(If you think otherwise, it sounds like you *have* legal recourse here because the games are not out of copyright.) If I were in your position, though (which I kind of have been a number of times now, except most of my games were non-commercial) I would just be glad that someone gave them new life for another generation. Otherwise it would have faded into obscurity, giving you even less than you have now. Take a step back and see that they are not trying to insult the authors as you suggest, but benefit everyone and honor the authors by propagating the work that would otherwise have faded away. I suspect (just a guess) you might be surprised at how accommodating and respectful these folks would be toward original authors if you approach them as a friend. You see them as an enemy, but really I think they are just trying to save and re-popularize something worth saving and appreciating for a bit longer, and couldn't find a practical way to contact a zillion non-existent authors in the process.
Copyright controls the right to copy. You focused on money and fame in your post, but gp began with right to copy.
Arguing different sides using different pieces of the argument almost never works. More so because of the personal investment here. So argue the point. If gp is a copyright holder, and objects to the copying even without the possibility of future income, what argument is to be made to that person? It is not merely academic.
Disney and Conan Doyle both fought on creative control grounds. That's an understandable point of view. However, like it or not, if it's become part of our culture, you won't get much sympathy for an attempt to effectively destroy it, and that most definitely isn't what copyright laws were intended for. Don't worry about your reputation, even if you're right that it's potentially damaging (which I highly doubt), you can always say 'I was young and foolish.' People have been saying that and getting away with it for far worse things than making a game that others still sh. Were you paid to do your work?
I'm an independent musician who financed my own album and am now out several thousand dollars because of pirates. Please tell me where your argument stands on this. By the way, your arrogant comment of 'Okay, then we're good' would be more accurately written as 'Okay, then I'm good because I get what I want for free, and you ought to be good because, even if you didn't agree with my conditions and breaking of your contract, well, you know, I'm better and I get to choose what makes you feel good'.