Note I do not like the splash screen but I REALLY don't like hostile and rude reactions to it.
Honestly I am guessing if there wasn't such a angery rude response maybe a dialog could be opened and a compromise be achieved, or maybe not but there is still no reason to be so hostile.
For the record, not that it even needs to be stated since you can literally see his responses in this very thread, people complained about it and his response was to laugh at them and basically act like a troll, and when I called him out for it, he responded in the same manner. The splash screen is obnoxious. RPGONE got away with it almost two decades ago when splash screens were common things on basic roms, put there by whatever ripper or scene release group dumped them to claim credit for the game. It was just how things were back then. These days most people don't care for obnoxious additions to their games. I wouldn't even mind it that much if it was even a functional splash screen, but it's not. It sits there and spins around making it impossible to read, so it's just a big, flashing hot mess that serves no purpose whatsoever, however quick it may be able to skip past. When someone points this out and your initial reaction across the board is to laugh it off and act like a troll, the problem isn't with the people, it's with you. That's why a lot of people got mad/upset over it.
He's adjusted his tone now and is acting more civil, and open to changing it, but that doesn't excuse the fact that he's the one that responded to valid criticism with trollish behavior. If the blame lies with anyone for "attitude" around this hack, it's him. Personally, I think the splash screen should go entirely and if he insists on having his name somewhere on the rom itself, he can add a footnote to the title screen or something like everyone else does. If he insists on it staying then it at least needs to be something completely different so it at least serves a purpose and is less likely to give people with photosensitive epilepsy a seizure. It it's gonna be there it should be something safe and something that actually serves a purpose instead of just being a useless spinning text show-off because he thinks 90's cracktros were "beautiful".
Also, Rod, you responded to me earlier to say that Krisan's patch is worse than yours because it breaks text windows when it does not. I've played through the entirety of DQ1 and never had a single problem with text windows. You're putting yourself up against a patch that does everything yours does without a splash screen that is, at best, divisive and at worst obnoxious. It would be very simple to solve the problem outright by listening to what people are asking instead of digging in your heels and insisting that something people don't like is okay because *you* like it.