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No$Gmb author not happy! - March 22,2000 by JoseQ
The author of No Cash Gameboy emulator/debugger has "Closed" the web page due to the apparent hacking of this emulator. "No$gmb seems to be published by somebody called 'utopia' now, so this webpage doesn't appear to be of very much use anymore" is the very first sentence on the webpage as it reads right now. The author has still to decide if he will continue with free releases of his emulator due to the recent crackings of his work, and explains how frustrating it is to find ones work tampered with after years of inmense efforts. Read the webpage for the full lowdown on the happenings and possible future of this emulator. I for one have to stand by the side of Martin Korth (the author) and disagree with everyone and anyone's attempts at cracking shareware titles, specially those offered at reasonable prices. Like Martin, I suggest crackers to spend their time writing emulators instead of cracking them. If you really want to impress somebody, there are much better ways to do it than to step all over somebody else's work.

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Name: RogerioL Posted: Saturday, July 29, 2000 - (9:30)
Subject: No$GMB is BACK!
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V2.5. Shareware just like the others.

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Name: Lord Ben Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2000 - (12:37)
Subject: NO$GB
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You know, I support emulator authors as much as anyone else...but I've just got to say that enough is enough.

How many times will the rest of us be punished because some jerkweed decides to crack something?

And how long will emulator authors hurt those that support them because other schmucks want to monkey the works? It's complete crap.

Both the crackers AND the emulator authors are wrong here. It's wrong to crack something that someone else has worked so hard on, and it's wrong for the developer to cheat those who support him because of something someone else did.

Yeah, I know they have the right to quit working on their emulators if they want...and I have the right to stop supporting them...so I guess this is one emulator author that won't see support from me anymore...

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Name: Crisis Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2000 - (9:46)
Subject: Rom deletion
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I delete all rom images after 24 hours that i do not own the cartridge for.

Of course my friends dont agree witht this So i've there images . This of course has led me to emulating fiends.
My first effort Nigel o.o1a currenty has a patato CPU (head) and a pillow Core(body) but please no suggestions for plug-ins.

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Name: EvilJoker Posted: Friday, March 24, 2000 - (23:45)
Subject: Counter-effort
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My guess is that Martin has gotten tired of the entire Sc3n3 and believes there are only a few good people involved still.
I think a large campaign to assist him would do more to keep the versions flowing than anything else. Naturally, sending him more money would help, but going around busting sites that promote cracking it would be the best.
Anyone want to start?

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Name: i have N0$$$$ Posted: Friday, March 24, 2000 - (12:58)
Subject: hey, can some1 give a link to the site with the CRACK? ::nt::
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give me the link!~~!

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Name: Malc Posted: Friday, March 24, 2000 - (5:34)
Subject: aim for the head.
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Hmmm... think of the ratio of emulator authors/dumpers etc to emulator users. Must be well over 1:1,000,000 methinks. They're a valuable resource, enabling us to play games that are otherwise inaccessable to most of us, and would stay that way forever if it wasn't for their efforts. Efforts which surely take up a lot of their free time, if not all of it.

Now, why do so many people insist on pissing them off to the extent that they drop the projects entirely? Damned if I know....look how many established sites and emulators have been dropped recently, including my favourite, Raine. Look at how many dumpers have given up due to hassle from the people who stand to gain most from their efforts.

Forget about shooting yourself in the foot - just aim for the head next time, ingrates. To the rest who are capable of appreciative support to these guys, keep it up. Send them some beer money once in a while, or a new mouse mat, or a zip disk or two. Let them know you give a sh!t, basically.

Disgruntled and disappointed of Swindon,
Malc




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Name: Chrono Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2000 - (23:41)
Subject: what i think
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What should be done is Martin should try to contact other emu writer's and see if "in the sake of emulation" they can trade encription and after they are optimized they can all work together to create the best encription possible, a think tank.

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Name: RogerioL Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2000 - (21:42)
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I think it's fair paying $5 or so to ENCOURAGE the work of a talented programmer, especially if he is wasting valuable time to work on it. Since $5 will not make any difference for most of internet community, why not register a copy? Because you think it's illegal? Doesn't paying for it make it legal? Come on, ALL people against Martin actually USE emulators...

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Name: MangAnime Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2000 - (21:16)
Subject: Micro$oft
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It is slack that the guy who cracked the program is now submitting it as his own work, but wasn't Micro$oft started by ripping off someone elses ideas & from what I can see they're still doing it.
Taking credit for someone elses work sux.

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Name: Pete Posted: Friday, March 24, 2000 - (0:30)
Subject: Re: Micro$oft
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but wasn't Micro$oft started by ripping off someone elses ideas & from what I can see they're still doing it.

You are wrong. Microsoft started by buying someone elses code and modifying it. Nobody ripped off anyone's code. It you had the oppertunity to buy someone elses code, modify it and sell it for a profit, I am sure you would. It turned out to be quite a good business decision for mr. Gates.

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Name: JoseQ Posted: Friday, March 24, 2000 - (16:10)
Subject: Re: Re: Micro$oft
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Microsoft didn't steal any actual code, but the concept of Windows user interface was developed at Palo Alto Research Center (A Xerox Corp. research facility). Apple first got it from Xerox when the stone-headed management at Xerox denied doing anything with it. Then Microsoft convinced apple-head Steve Jobs to show it to them, and they managed to get Windows out before Steve could get the Mac out. It's all a Xerox concept and Xerox didn't make a penny out of it. I know Xerox is to blame for this because of their lack of vision, but that doesn't make the idea Microsoft's.

JoseQ

>but wasn't Micro$oft started by ripping off someone elses ideas & from what I can see they're still doing it.
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>You are wrong. Microsoft started by buying someone elses code and modifying it. Nobody ripped off anyone's code. It you had the oppertunity to buy someone elses code, modify it and sell it for a profit, I am sure you would. It turned out to be quite a good business decision for mr. Gates.
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Name: J33z Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2000 - (15:05)
Subject: About the whole thing
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Quote from a famous emu:
"Dont support ANYONE that tries to make money on other peoples hard work... it seems
like both romdumpers and emu authors have changed lately and alot of them just wants
donations for either cartidges or payment for their rom/emulator. We think this hurts
the very soul of emulation. In either case above go and buy the real stuff instead."

I wont say "I agree" or "I disagree". This is just illustrative :)
Cracking is present in almost all sharewares (or whatever) programs.
Its bad, really bad...

My suggestion: the emulator free IMHO :)
like WinAmp does (heh, not an emulator, or almost?)

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Name: P3dfallen Posted: Friday, March 24, 2000 - (2:12)
Subject: Re: About the whole thing
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Amen Brother!

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Name: TheSerpentMage Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2000 - (12:00)
Subject: Emulation is largely illegal roms...
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It's really naive to expect no one to crack copy protection. Not saying this makes it right, but I wonder how many illegal roms he has used to develope his emulator. Technically I think he'd not only have to own the carts but actually dump them himself for his own private usage. How many programs in general do you have on your own computer that aren't legit?

To expect people who use illegal roms not to use an illegal version of his emulator is ridiculous.

Now someone else using thier name as the creator, that is different. Unfortunately there is only one way to stop that. He would have to distribute through regular channels a version that everyone would use instead of the cracked.

Commercial products are cracked every couple minutes, why you'd expect your comercial emulator to be above Microsoft or Adobe is beyond me. You'd think this guy just got online last week.

I feel sorry for the guy. Unfortunately the net is an untamed jungle. I'm sure Nintendo feels about the same about his emulator. I don't see him sending Nintendo some of his profits since he's profiting off thier work, planning and advertising money.

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Name: P3dfallen Posted: Friday, March 24, 2000 - (2:15)
Subject: Re: Emulation is largely illegal roms...
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Damn! You said it all man. "I'd like to second that notion..."

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Name: trUePN Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2000 - (6:34)
Subject: who cares.
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There are better gameboy emus than that
NO$GMB and they're for free.

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Name: Crashtest Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2000 - (5:08)
Subject: The problem is
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1/ No$gmb protection is weak
2/ Crackers wannabe just want to be famous. they don't think about anything else. NOTHING ELSE.
3/ if No$gmb's author expects everyone to be smart and respectful, he should stop waiting already.

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Name: Crisis Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2000 - (4:55)
Subject: Sad 2 c
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Its unfortunate other people take credit for work of others the Author has the right not to continue if he thinks hes being taken advantage of.

Also my Nephew told me he baught a copy of Pokemon for the PC last year at a Computer traders market after examining the disk he had i realise it was no$gb with the gb rom and a bat file to load it. Strange cause i could never get pokemon to work.

Another way people are taking advantage of Emulation Authors.

Unfortuately people will allways take advantage of the work of others. And its Just the way it has been throught the history of man.

Just beacuse some abuse knowledge dosent mean we should all abuse it.


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Name: ITDOESNTMATTER Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2000 - (2:37)
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HEY! Everybody else gives their emus away for free! It's illegal for him to make money off the "YES$$GB"

NO$$GB??!! what a crock!!!

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Name: Learjet Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2000 - (1:31)
Subject: Give it a rest.
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What does Martin want for a registered copy? $2? If you want to play No$GMB that much, buy it. Christ. What a cheap bunch of bastards this "community" is filled with.

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Name: Sk3 H Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2000 - (22:58)
Subject: The name is ironic though.
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Name: Sk3 H Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2000 - (22:58)
Subject: The name is ironic though.
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Name: P3dfallen Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2000 - (0:44)
Subject: Re: The name is ironic though.
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>I agree!

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