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New Site @ EmuViews : Sega CD Power! - January 22,2000 by JoseQ
Much like other Sega Power sites like SMS Power and Genesis Power, Sega CD Power thrivesto deliver releases from the Sega CD world. While thismay not seem very attractive at this point, having beena Sega CD owner I can guarantee you that some of thesegames were incredibly awesome. Their first title releaseis "Bill Walsh College Football" which weighs in at 170MBs.Kind of a hefty download for those with slow connectionsbut if you're patient you can deal with it. Visit SAV2880's latest project, and see what it's all about. Enjoy!

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Name: FastShow Posted: Sunday, January 23, 2000 - (16:21)
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Please don't get me wrong, I'm not deriding the site in question (I happen to agree with all that was said and believe it to be a useful source of material) I was just trying to see what peoples views on this sort of thing were.

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Name: SAV2880 Posted: Sunday, January 23, 2000 - (11:56)
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I don't think the legality of it is in a whole lot of question ... byt he strict letter of the law, it probably isn't (although do remember, there are a LOT of people who don't have CD writer's yet, so there is the "borrow a friend"'s option). But by the spirit of it, the same spirit that has roms on this site, Neo Geo Team 2000 releasing newer ISO's for a system that isn't dead, and various other things ... I find it to be a not only acceptable site, but a needed one. :)

Scott

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Name: FastShow Posted: Saturday, January 22, 2000 - (16:11)
Subject: Legality of Sega CD Releases
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Just a thought, but the Sega CD Power web page states that you can play these ISO images ONLY if you have a Sega CD as there are no emulators currently available. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but this is completely illegal as you will be downloading games you presumably do not have (if you had them, and you had a CD writer, which you would need to burn the images, why not just copy your own original?).

Just my views, but the site makes no type of disclaimer along any of these lines and therefore, is basically just an upmarket warez site.

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Name: Posted: Sunday, January 23, 2000 - (0:28)
Subject: Re: Legality of Sega CD Releases
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Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but this is completely illegal as you will be downloading games you presumably do not have (if you had them, and you had a CD writer, which you would need to burn the images, why not just copy your own original?).
A: Because they don't make SegaCD games anymore... and some of them are good and it's a shame that no one can play them just because sega dosn't want to make them anymore.

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Name: Sk3r0{0n H34D Posted: Saturday, January 22, 2000 - (18:44)
Subject: Re: Legality of Sega CD Releases
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With the first reply already in mind, I would like to add that the system has been out for a long time and CD's are vunerable. Ive never had a cartridge die, but over the years I've had CDs scratch in unknown circumstances. SegaCD is one of the few systems where someone might actually need a backup, and the concept of backups has been the whole premise of ROM sites.
So.. cheers and congrats to SAV2880!!(even though I wanted to be the one to have a SegaCD page at emuviews) I'm going to go check it out, and maybe I can finally fix my copy of Dragon's Lair.

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Name: SAV2880 Posted: Sunday, January 23, 2000 - (11:54)
Subject: Well, never too late!
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>With the first reply already in mind, I would like to add that the system has been out for a long time and CD's are vunerable. Ive never had a cartridge die, but over the years I've had CDs scratch in unknown circumstances. SegaCD is one of the few systems where someone might actually need a backup, and the concept of backups has been the whole premise of ROM sites.

> So.. cheers and congrats to SAV2880!!(even though I wanted to be the one to have a SegaCD page at emuviews) I'm going to go check it out, and maybe I can finally fix my copy of Dragon's Lair.

Thanks, I really appreciate it! Have no fear through, it's certainly not too late to help out with Sega CD Power ... this isn't something that can be done alone simply because the needs can only be provided from very generous people. So if you wanna help, the offer is not only out there, it's welcomed. :)

And don't worry ... Dragon's Lair will be coming!

Scott

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Name: SAV2880 Posted: Saturday, January 22, 2000 - (16:40)
Subject: Comparison to Other Sites
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Well, it's certainly no different to already existing sites out there such as Neo Geo Team 2000, which is releasing notably more rare Neo Geo CD's. I think a project such as that is much more likely to be considered pushing the line then Sega CD Power, which is aiming to push out older titles for what is now an unproduced system.

I also don't think there's a great difference between *any* of the "power" sites out there. Genesis Power and SMS Power are increasingly releasing more rare, more hard to find, and even a large amount of Japanese games out there. It can be safely guessed that 99.9% of the people grabbing these roms (myself included!) do not own these games, as well as a majority of the games found on this site as well.

The legality issue isn't a single-site thing, it's more a emulation-wide issue. I'm acting within the bounds that JoseQ wanted, that he's hosting the web page, but none of the ISO images (because the bandwidth would wipe the poor guy out!). So, I don't feel there's a great difference between this project and already existing ones out there.



>Just a thought, but the Sega CD Power web page states that you can play these ISO images ONLY if you have a Sega CD as there are no emulators currently available. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but this is completely illegal as you will be downloading games you presumably do not have (if you had them, and you had a CD writer, which you would need to burn the images, why not just copy your own original?).

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>Just my views, but the site makes no type of disclaimer along any of these lines and therefore, is basically just an upmarket warez site.

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