dlfrsilver wrote:In museum copies are not preserved, they are just destroyed because only the originals have the rights to live.
SofiST wrote:This reminds me about game Alien Blast: only available is Vectronix crack, but it crashes at level 3. So, does anyone knows about good image(s), and if can post here link, or image(s) self
rocket-dog wrote:Having spent 12 weeks before Christmas debating the value of non-tangible verses tangible heritage all that was quite fascinating. Perhaps we should consider software in the same context as oral history in that is what is said that is important, not how it is recorded?
wongck wrote:Huh? Means that something recorded backwards is OK because the contents are there. But play back will definately sounds funny.
rocket-dog wrote:I know if you play Amiga software backwards it says "Worship Satan, kill your granny!!!" over and over.
rocket-dog wrote:What I am saying in more poetic way is that one of Shakespeare's sonnets sounds just a good read from a paperback complete works bought in a super market as it does read from a Tudor original.
SofiST wrote:What is funny in all this, is that even official publisher sites (Thalion, Loricilel for instance, etc.) are 'forced' to offer only illegal crack versions of their games . I guess that reason is that they can not find copies of originals.
alexh wrote:SofiST wrote:What is funny in all this, is that even official publisher sites (Thalion, Loricilel for instance, etc.) are 'forced' to offer only illegal crack versions of their games . I guess that reason is that they can not find copies of originals.
There is no official publisher site for Thalion.
I offer PaSTi and IPF images for games if available.
SofiST wrote:The key is in your words: "if available" Official or not, problem is same. Many thing is lost, together with interest for them .
I don't think it is that. PaSTi is a relatively new product. Had it been around when emulators had first started (even if it was only on the Windows platform) I am sure that the publishers would have tried to use it.
However .ST or .MSA files were the only option for emulators at the time publishers officially started to offer disk images for download...
For an official software company to have provided 100% original disk images they would have had to develop a new emulator disk format. That is too much like hard work just for nostalgia. It would take a real enthusiast with lots of spare time.
Much easier for the publishers to offer a crack in .ST format. Perhaps take the time to remove the crack intro.
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