Re: [stella] Are 7800 demos legal???

Subject: Re: [stella] Are 7800 demos legal???
From: slapdash@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Russ Perry Jr)
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 22:23:51 -0600
>> Actually, would copying the encryption key be moot anyway?  It was my
>> understanding that the key was based on the rest of the image, so it
>> would vary for each game, and copying it would do you no good.  Or did
>> the dev sys have a more universal key, or some way around that?

>It's my understanding that the key is generated from the (top?) 4K of the
>final game image, and that the console checks the key against this 4k rom
>block.  So if you take a working 4k block/key pair and then simply JMP away,
>you've beaten the expense of wasting 4k of your rom space.
>Anyone verify this?

Actually, hearing it stated that way, I believe you're right.  That rings
a big bell...

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