> > considering it wasn't that long ago they were going on about how they'd never try
> > make any money whatsoever out of the projects, and now they have paetrons raking in
> > whole bunch with none of it going to the guys writing the actual emulators (and
> > very aggressive comments pulled from IRC logs hitting out at the emulators, calling
> > them illegal etc. as justification of why the money shouldn't go to them) ... yeah
> That's utterly appalling, and I had no idea that any of this was happening. It really
> does take profiting from others' work to a new and disgusting level.
The IRC logs were spread quite widely a few months back, nobody cared, it does what people want it to do, that's all they care about.
> > vile project, really sad to see so many people behind it, same for a quite a few
> > others recently (closed source bullshit for modern systems pulling in huge amounts
> > cash and ensuring nobody else can contribute)
> Has any of this been publicised? It really sounds as though it needs to be brought
> out into the open. The vast majority of end users likely won't care, unfortunately,
> but enough unpopular opinion from the right corners may make a difference.
Again, it was quite well publicised that the people writing these current gen closed-source emulators are getting about $30,000 a month for it, for work that is ultimately going to need to be redone properly later. Again nobody cares, you highlight it to people and they're more likely to start donating than anything else it seems. It does what people want, that's all they care about.
Common theme here...
As I've said in an earlier post, the emulation community has severely regressed in recent years, it's become all about who can make what from it, while the people supporting it couldn't care less about anything other than their own needs either.