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Site News, Please Read... - December 06,1999 by JoseQ
A couple of things that I think are worthy of mention. First of all, while I was on vacation, I had to connect to my site using a 56K modem connection and realized how painfully slow my site loads if not coming from a fastconnection on a fast computer. For this purpose, I wouldlike to remind visitors of the No Icons version of EmuViews which loads a lot faster than thestandard one. Many visitors already use this side of thesite, and are very pleased with the way it loads.
Something else I would like to point out is the recentaddition of NES ROMs to the ROMs Section of the site. I have added 787 ROMs, thanks toAnakin of the Nintendo Game Archive. The screenshots shouldbe coming soon as well. I will re-mention this, once thescreenshots are added, but just thought I'd give you a head's up. Enjoy and thanks for reading!

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Name: Stanimal Posted: Thursday, December 9, 1999 - (20:23)
Subject: Nintendo
From:
Come on people, send Nintenblow a message. Stop buying their products!

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Name: JoseQ Posted: Thursday, December 9, 1999 - (9:10)
Subject: My Comments on the situation...
From:
Sorry I've not answered all of your concerns, but I believe I mentioned something like this somewhere like the EV Board maybe...

If Nintendo doesn't want me to host NES ROMs, they can always ask me to pull them out, and I would, very willingly.

Different from other sites, that often dissapear due to hosters disguising their wishes to kick the site out (because of bandwidth usage) behind the shadow of it being 'illegal', EmuViews is hosted on it's own server, so no hoster can kick me out or close the site.

So I don't think this would be the same case as with other sites that 'dissapear'.

Here's what happens to regular sites:
1. Nintendo Contacts Web-Hoster
2. Web-Hoster looks at the bandwidth usage for the site.
3. Web-Hoster says, "Eeek, this site uses a lot of bandwidth, it's costing me money"
4. Web-Hoster tells site, it must be closed because Nintendo asked.

Note that step 1 does not necessarily need to happen and may be faked by Web-Hoster. I've seen it happen, and it also happened to EmuViews in it's beginnings 3 times, those with me for 20 months may remember.

EmuViews case:
1. Nintendo contacts web-hoster.
2. Web-Hoster says "EV will pull out Nintendo ROMs"
3. End of case.

Those wondering about the Japanese case, please remember that I'm not from Japan nor live there.

JoseQ


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Name: FastShow Posted: Wednesday, December 8, 1999 - (6:09)
Subject: NES Roms
From:
This is a bit of a cop out, but I concur with everone else here, don't risk it.

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Name: Freeweed Posted: Tuesday, December 7, 1999 - (23:21)
Subject: Thanks JOSEQ!!!!
From:
Well, after 10 years of fruitless searching thru cartridge bargain bins I finally found the ROM of my dreams - one of the first (if not the first) MACROSS game - and it's in the 100 in 1 ROM you just posted. I played this game a decade ago on one of those wonderful pirate carts, and have been searching for it since (never released in North America that I can tell). When I finally tracked down the SNES Macross game I thought I died and went to heaven but you have surpassed that JOSEQ!!

I have to agree a bit with the other folks here about the big N, but hey, leave the 100-in-1 and 1200-in-1 (which I can't get working btw) up! They were illegal from day 1 so Ninendork can shove it :)

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Name: Gianluca Di Benedetto Posted: Thursday, December 9, 1999 - (5:29)
Subject: Re: Thanks JOSEQ!!!!
From:
>Well, after 10 years of fruitless searching thru cartridge bargain bins I finally found the ROM of my dreams - one of the first (if not the first) MACROSS game - and it's in the 100 in 1 ROM you just posted. I played this game a decade ago on one of those wonderful pirate carts, and have been searching for it since (never released in North America that I can tell). When I finally tracked down the SNES Macross game I thought I died and went to heaven but you have surpassed that JOSEQ!!

>

>I have to agree a bit with the other folks here about the big N, but hey, leave the 100-in-1 and 1200-in-1 (which I can't get working btw) up! They were illegal from day 1 so Ninendork can shove it :)

>

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Name: duhmez Posted: Tuesday, December 7, 1999 - (16:08)
Subject: I agree
From:
I agree take them down.

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Name: duhmez Posted: Tuesday, December 7, 1999 - (16:08)
Subject: I agree
From:
I agree take them down.

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Name: Dorsola Posted: Tuesday, December 7, 1999 - (15:28)
Subject: Estoy de acuerdo
From:
Unfortunately, JoseQ, I have to agree with most everyone here - you would be best advised to take the NES ROMs down again. Take the advice from us, your friends, before Nintendo, your "enemy" decides they want in on the action.

Thanks again for all the great work you've put into this site - I still plan on helping out where and when I can. =)

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Name: Do you really care? Posted: Tuesday, December 7, 1999 - (14:05)
Subject:
From:
Risky or not I see it kind of useless to
have NES roms available that probably are
not good dumps. With tools like Goodnes
and Nestoy it makes it simple to check
them. I download a sampling and found
most were not what is considered
good by these tools. There are enough
sites that keep up this cycle of distributing
these incorrect roms. Why do you want
to put your site in jeopardy with them?
If you do plan to keep them at least get
rid of the bad ones.

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Name: abigail ichikawa Posted: Tuesday, December 7, 1999 - (5:34)
Subject: nes roms
From:
i have to agree with everyone here..

i know roms are getting harder to get..

but with a little perseverence, you CAN

find nes roms out there..

EMUVIEWS is the single most consistent

emulator/backup file/ preservation site

on the web...

only vintage gaming comes close..

and too much publicity killed it..

having magazines print the url next to

nintendo/sega roms didn`t help...

not only do you porvide a wealth of

(working!) files to preserve video

gaming heritage, you take the time

to provide an insight into the lives

and the reasons of the people who

make the emulator/preservation scene

possible...

please, change your mind on this one..

the idsa seem to bite like hamsters..

and like mercenaries, dont think about

their victims...only "results"

-abigail

kotatsuneko@hotmail.com

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Name: personan Posted: Tuesday, December 7, 1999 - (4:44)
Subject: why?
From:
Jose,

As holder of the best repository for arcade games on the net I dont understand why you should want to take such a worthless risk. Judging by comments on this page, well its obvious.
I know its your choice but i also believe you have a responsibility to these people. Dont do the Roman empire thing just to please a few.

Pers.

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Name: Raphael Posted: Monday, December 6, 1999 - (23:06)
Subject: NES ROMs
From:
As cool as NES roms are, I have concur that it just isn't worth the risk of having the entire site taken down by Nintendo. This is, in my opinion, _the_ best site of its kind out there for its mix of opinions, downloads, and cutting-edge news, and I would hate to see it disappear. There are plenty of NES ROM sites out there; this site is one of a kind.

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Name: Jimbo Jones Posted: Monday, December 6, 1999 - (19:51)
Subject: Concurrence
From:
Jose, your site is one of the best out
there. It provides a great mix of reviews,
discussion, news (of course!), and arcade
ROMs. NES sites are out there by the dozen; your
site is pretty unique.
After all your work, do you really want to
see the site yanked by Nintendo? Of course,
it's your choice and I respect that. But
everyone knows how aggressive Nuttendo gets
about protecting its copyright/trademarks.
I remember how the Dump grew, but eventually
had to stop providing Genesis ROMs because of
its popularity. As much as I'd love to
see NES roms in a massive repository here,
I wouldn't want to see the fall of EMUViews
due to it.

In any case, thank you for your continuing
efforts (including the new ROMs), Jose!

-Jimbo Jones

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Name: Dragone Posted: Monday, December 6, 1999 - (23:04)
Subject: Re: Concurrence
From:
I would have to agree. There is just too much risk in putting up the NES roms, and there are so many NES sites out there, they are a dime a dozen. Don't risk it Jose. I noticed you had a forum about this a few days ago, and I wish I would have posted then instead of now. But this site is just too cool to have it ruined by some yuppie suits who are too money hungry to put software that they don't make money on anymore out in Public Domain.

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Name: David Posted: Monday, December 6, 1999 - (17:49)
Subject: Don't risk emuviews..
From:
I love the way EMUVIEWS handles roms, with the pics and user reviews and all..Still, it's just not worth it! Don't risk the big N. I know you would take them down if they ask but often they don't ask. They just file charges. Emuviews is one of the finest emulation sites on the 'net it would be a huge blow to the community to loose it.

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Name: Dutch Posted: Monday, December 6, 1999 - (13:40)
Subject: Caution!
From:
A japanese student was *arrested* recently for posting NES and Gameboy ROMs.

Check http://www.nikkeibp.asiabiztech.com/wcs/leaf?CID=onair/asabt/news/85776

I strongly suggest you not post Nintendo ROMs since emuviews.com is one of the more prominent sites.

:(

Dutch

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Name: alex Posted: Monday, December 6, 1999 - (14:07)
Subject: Re: Caution!
From:
>A japanese student was *arrested* recently for posting NES and Gameboy ROMs.

i'd have to agree... it just isnt worth the risk, esp. since emuviews has *so far (phew)* been left alone by these ppl...

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