> And in the guy's defense, he absolutely has the right to keep it to himself, the only > problem is he doesn't. He dangles it above the surface of the water like bait for a > fish and then pulls it back at the last second. If he wants a private collection and > doesn't want to come off as a jerk, maybe he should actually keep it private.
Yes, the worst part is he rubbing it in everyone's face...
Hell, even if he plans to sell it latter, he probably wouldn't loose much by sharing the software, since everyone can easily find the roms for Stadium Events and it still sells for U$50,000.00.
It makes me remember Xacrow and Lost Odyssey (and some other prototypes) for Neo Geo.
The problem is that they probably think that the fun lies in seeing people desperate for these rare (maybe one of a kind) games.
I could make some jokes about how Freud would say that they were raised by their mothers and have very little dicks... but that wont make anyone feel any better and wouldn't be fun (and maybe offend someone)... so I wont.
But seeing by bright side, we have Mame/Mess, it's developers and contributors, doing such a wonderful and much appreciated work. Thank you, you are heroes.