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777gamer
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unlicensed games

Post by 777gamer » 24 Nov 2015 22:55

why are unlicensed games in the no intro?

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Re: unlicensed games

Post by Hiccup » 24 Nov 2015 23:34

I think the reason might be that some of them are worth preserving - not all unlicensed games are low-quality and/or rip-offs. If you mean why they are in a specific dat, wait for an answer from someone knowledgable about dats :sdrop:.

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Re: unlicensed games

Post by 777gamer » 24 Nov 2015 23:41

Hiccup wrote:I think the reason might be that some of them are worth preserving - not all unlicensed games are low-quality and/or rip-offs. If you mean why they are in a specific dat, wait for an answer from someone knowledgable about dats :sdrop:.
so the bad games dont get dumped?

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Re: unlicensed games

Post by C. V. Reynolds » 25 Nov 2015 05:21

If bad games didn't get dumped, there wouldn't be many unlicensed games in No-Intro's database. ;)

Generally speaking, all non-pirate games are included at No-Intro. Unlicensed games are all included except in the event they violate copyright. We tend to leave those and only those out. That's why you don't see Mario pirate games in the database here.

Of course, some pirate games have managed to get in anyway. A good example is "Sonic The Hedgehog 4" in the Super Nintendo section. Shrug. Case by case basis on those maybe. I don't mind adding them, though.

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Re: unlicensed games

Post by 777gamer » 25 Nov 2015 06:33

C. V. Reynolds wrote:If bad games didn't get dumped, there wouldn't be many unlicensed games in No-Intro's database. ;)

Generally speaking, all non-pirate games are included at No-Intro. Unlicensed games are all included except in the event they violate copyright. We tend to leave those and only those out. That's why you don't see Mario pirate games in the database here.

Of course, some pirate games have managed to get in anyway. A good example is "Sonic The Hedgehog 4" in the Super Nintendo section. Shrug. Case by case basis on those maybe. I don't mind adding them, though.
all games got copyright how come that?

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Re: unlicensed games

Post by KingMike » 01 Jan 2016 21:11

C. V. Reynolds wrote:If bad games didn't get dumped, there wouldn't be many unlicensed games in No-Intro's database. ;)

Generally speaking, all non-pirate games are included at No-Intro. Unlicensed games are all included except in the event they violate copyright. We tend to leave those and only those out. That's why you don't see Mario pirate games in the database here.

Of course, some pirate games have managed to get in anyway. A good example is "Sonic The Hedgehog 4" in the Super Nintendo section. Shrug. Case by case basis on those maybe. I don't mind adding them, though.
Is Sonic the Hedgehog 4 really in the SNES section?
That game is 100% pirate. Not only is the game violating the Sonic copyright but it's just a bootleg of Speedy Gonzalez.

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Re: unlicensed games

Post by C. V. Reynolds » 10 Jan 2016 10:55

Yeah, Sonic 4 is in there. It was there before I arrived. I've always been in favor of removing it, but sometimes I go with the flow.

Sonic 4 isn't the only pirate cart in the database, but as it's just a hack of another game, it might be the most pathetic one. It's also supposedly badly dumped. I'm still in favor of removing it.

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Re: unlicensed games

Post by xuom2 » 03 Feb 2016 21:26

sonic 4: removed.

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