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Re: ibm floppy images
03/12/17 12:06 AM

> > > For example, I've got the original "Budokan - The Martial Spirit" (the one in the
> > > software list is cracked).
> >
> > Yep. Definitely wanted instead of the cracked versions.

>as well as

>the cracked versions are part of history and should be documented too, but clearly marked
>as cracked versions....and possibly making a pull request on github adding the original
>image as a parent to the cracked ones (so current cracked sets become a clone of the newly
>added discs)

I agree with opinion that had someone had posted a couple years earlier on Bannister's site where original versions of diskettes should be the only ones supported on the hash file. The exception is in case the game can't run because floppy drive emulation isn't perfect enough to handle image that still has copy protection, then support the cracked image until then. Or unless the original version diskette hasn't been found yet.

I liked playing IBM's Alley Cat. If an original version is found instead of a cracked version, I'd rather see only the original version supported.

Alley Cat [cr]
info name="developer" value="Synapse Software"
info name="usage" value="PC Booter"
info name="cracked" value="demonlord"

The cracking credits screen stuff with cracked by isn't the same importance as compared with bootleg arcade games (including title screen graphics hacks) that did appear in arcades since some have creative methods to bootleg some game into an entirely different piece of pcb hardware. Those are worth supporting instead of some cracked IBM game that had plastered credits on the title screen with "cracked by Sam Brown and the Byte Bandits". The only group I applaud back then during 1980s was SPI (software pirates inc) because the group knew how to crack games and didn't pollute the game title screen with nonsense.

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* ibm5051 floppy image ArcadeShadow 03/11/17 08:27 PM
. * Re: ibm floppy images *edited* gregf  03/11/17 09:17 PM
. * Re: ibm floppy images ArcadeShadow  03/11/17 09:38 PM
. * Re: ibm floppy images Haze  03/11/17 10:28 PM
. * Re: ibm floppy images ArcadeShadow  03/12/17 11:18 AM
. * Re: ibm floppy images gregf  03/12/17 12:06 AM
. * Re: ibm floppy images Haze  03/12/17 12:23 AM

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