Quote: Seriously? What changes to the arcade business strategy have occurred as a specific result of emulators?
All those 100-1 cabinets I see in nearly every arcade I have visited recently. It appears more choice is better.
Quote: I think he's wrong in blaming MAME on the demise of the business.
He is not blaming Mame. I am not blaming Mame. It is how Mame was able to play so many games so quickly and the media interest. I have a Space Invaders at my local arcade (yes we have one) but I hesitate spending money on it as I have it for every console in my collection.
It would be quite difficult to emulate something without the roms. Operators posting images to repair machines is what launched hobbyist emulation in the first place.
Yes I agree 100% with that. Mame can get a faulty cabinet back up and earning again, or can it?
Quote: This goes against your OMG MAME IS SINGLE-HANDEDLY RUINING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY argument, if nothing we dumped after 0.106 will be downloaded by EEEVUL PYERITS.
No. It backs up my claim that the cats out of the bag. Anything already released is gone, but future games do not have to be that way.
On the contrary, MESS is both less challenging and more interesting than the parade of x86 garbage people like xiaou2 have been paying too much for since 1996
Sorry to hear that. I think it is an exciting project to follow, as old home computers should be preserved, if you own the bios for it.