MAMEWorld Central >> EmuChat
View all threads Index   Flat Mode Flat  

Mentski
One Credit Chump
Reged: 08/25/07
Posts: 20
Send PM
Re: Mame32 CD-Rom
11/13/11 08:30 AM


> > Ok thanks. This is an HMV (the big retailer) product and I bought it years ago so
> if
> > it is a dodgy copy that's news to me!
>
> I find it VERY strange a big UK high street retailer like HMV would be selling a
> product like that.
>
> I can only assume it was sold back when MAME was a very 'underground'
> scene..(Aggh..the good old days), and HMV had no idea about the legal aspects of
> selling a product containing ROM dumps.

That was exactly what it was.

HMV used to sell a fair few different "Classix" discs, all made by a company called "TFC Software". They could usually be found hidden among other PD/Shareware compilation CDs on a little spinny rack in the corner of the software section

I have a "Speccy Classix '98" CD right here (Which shows how far back we're going), full of ZX Spectrum, and for some reason, C64 games.

Check the utter bollocks they wrote on the back cover in an attempt to cover their arses:

The Contents of this CD-ROM have been previously been released onto the internet and therefore freely re-distributable either as Public-domain, freeware, or shareware. However no "direct" blatant copy of this CD should be produced by any "unscrupulous" CD producers.

...Seriously. I'm not making that up.

I must've seen these discs floating about HMV into the early 2000's. Long gone now though.







Entire thread
Subject Posted by Posted on
* Mame32 CD-Rom Bronzey 11/12/11 03:30 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom BIOS-D  11/13/11 01:59 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom mesk  11/12/11 06:42 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom TafoidAdministrator  11/12/11 04:30 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Kitsune Sniper  11/12/11 10:15 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom R. Belmont  11/13/11 04:26 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom krick  11/13/11 06:21 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom R. Belmont  11/13/11 08:14 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Sune  11/13/11 07:09 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Vas Crabb  11/13/11 06:29 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Kitsune Sniper  11/13/11 08:54 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Sune  11/13/11 09:36 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Kitsune Sniper  11/13/11 09:56 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom redk9258Moderator  11/13/11 10:55 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Kitsune Sniper  11/14/11 03:03 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom kevenz  11/12/11 03:35 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Bronzey  11/12/11 06:49 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Ziggy100  11/13/11 01:01 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Mentski  11/13/11 08:30 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Sacrilego  11/13/11 05:44 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom SmitdoggAdministrator  11/13/11 06:17 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Moose  11/14/11 01:39 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Kitsune Sniper  11/13/11 09:58 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Sune  11/13/11 10:40 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom CptGuapo  01/14/12 05:05 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Robbbert  11/13/11 09:29 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Mentski  11/13/11 08:26 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom mesk  11/12/11 07:38 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom redk9258Moderator  11/12/11 06:54 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Robbbert  11/12/11 10:29 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom casm  11/13/11 05:31 AM

Extra information Permissions
Moderator:  redk9258, URherenow, Tafoid 
0 registered and 27 anonymous users are browsing this forum.
You cannot start new topics
You cannot reply to topics
HTML is enabled
UBBCode is enabled
Thread views: 35380