> Aaron thought 3 years before adding to MAME. I guess I'd go with 7ish. Some other people > would say 10 etc. Whoopidee doo.
The chances of the creators of a game (ie, the programmers, artists, and designers) seeing any money from it after 18 months *on sale* are near zero. Royalties are basically unheard of in the industry. (And yes, this is direct personal experience talking). So waiting 3 years after it's *no longer on sale* is ethically clean from where I'm standing.