> I think it is totally reasonable to use HLE to get around encryption.
> I would support HLE if it means that it allows 'higher-level' parts of the system to
> be implemented more accurately, i.e. the overall emulator has good progress by the
> time low-level components are understood better, but I'm skeptical of how effective
> that actually is.
well I've always felt that aiming for perfection from the start usually just results in nothing happening, because the task seems insurmountable.
that's why I'll always advocate doing something, documenting what can be documented, even if it means just creating a text file for a system where notes can be dumped and, if there's a rom loading structure, any relevant material can be stored.
'gotta start somewhere'
problem is otherwise a lot of knowledge ends up getting lost.. eg. a few years ago there were some dumps done from Nuon based DVD players I believe.. however none of that information was ever added to MAME, so anybody looking into it is unlikely to be able to find them, or the information pertaining to them.
as we're seeing with this thread here, it's possible that some of the data people want once existed too, but since nobody collected it, or archived it, it no longer exists..
if you have an emulator that works, cataloguing software becomes easier too (although you have to be careful, cataloguing hacked images that only work with the emulator can actually be destructive as people start throwing away proper images, it's important to make sure the cataloguing the originals is a priority, even if those are non-working and bootleg clones are needed to actually run)
Edited by Haze (06/22/17 08:19 PM)