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Started by puzzledude, January 04, 2013, 05:17:03 PM
Quote from: Pennywise on January 09, 2013, 12:14:22 AMI think there's enough demand where these repro can make a bit of money, probably enough to sustain their e-business and then some if they're smart. I see Timewalk is now offering repros of Bahamut Lagoon and DQ 1+2, both of which have parts that don't work on an SNES. That probably pisses me off more than anything, but the retards will still buy them.
Quote from: SargeSmash on January 09, 2013, 06:00:16 PMWhat parts of these don't work? I've got a SD2SNES now, and I'd hate to sink a lot of time in and have it goof up. I was under the impression that the later versions of the patches made things work on copiers (which would probably also work for the SD2SNES, right?).
Quote from: Pikachumanson on January 09, 2013, 06:52:08 PMWell if we are going to bug about hacks being sold as carts why don't we talk about those knock off system that have like a hundred nes games built into them. Or just fake systems that can play cartridges. I have seen one that can play nes, sms, snes and genesis games. When i was a kid i would have killed for that system.
QuoteI don't have any problem with people making and selling these as it's worth the money to pay someone for their time and parts to do it for me. I consider it just paying for the labor/parts, not the actual content of the cartridge.
Quote from: Bregalad on January 09, 2013, 09:43:50 AMThat. If they were selling it for something like $20, I would not mind this much, but what pisses me is how expensive they sell them, they obviously make HUGE profit on it, and when they didn't do anything !They say it's for the "labour", but in my opinion on a translation the labour goes :- 90% to the original game maker (full time paid job for several employee for a few months)- 9% to the rom hacker (a couple of hours a thousand hours of work, depending on the hacks' complexity)- 1% at the VERY MOST to the guy who put the ROM on a cart (at the VERY MOST 30 minutes of work).
Quote from: Pennywise on January 09, 2013, 10:44:56 PMThere's a patch that fixes the issues with DQ, but I doubt Timewalk used it. As for BL, there's some sort of issue with the items, possibly descriptions not displaying properly. As far as I know that never received an update and is one of the handful of fan translators that needs a bit of updating to keep up with the times.
Quote from: SargeSmash on January 10, 2013, 03:52:45 PMThey can probably do it quickly with practice, at any rate. My first go at a few NES repros took me a while. Granted, there's a little more involved with the rewiring of the pins, but I definitely couldn't do it in 30 minutes. Maybe with practice, though.If I were to ever do this, I'd charge for parts and labor, which I think is certainly fair, and I'd also run it by the original patch authors, as well. If they didn't want it distributed, I would abide by those wishes. I'm all in favor of a reasonable repro market, even if it's unlikely that I'll ever use it myself. Some folks just don't have the prerequisite skills to make them.
Quote from: puzzledude on January 07, 2013, 08:28:32 AMThe ONLY one, who has the right to SELL Parallel Worlds is Nintendo. They are the only one who own the programming behind this game, since most of the code is intact and is the same as in Alttp. The overworld, dungeons etc were made by the hackers for no cost.
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