Re: [stella] Emulator detection

Subject: Re: [stella] Emulator detection
From: "B. Watson" <atari@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2005 12:56:14 -0400
On Mon, 4 Jul 2005, Eric Ball wrote:

> I can see two possibilities; either a unique bankswitch device, or a
> dedicated protection device.

Ugh. That leaves legitimate buyers out in the cold if they want to play
the game on their laptop when they're not at home, or play it even though
the wife/kids are tying up the TV. That's perfectly OK (whoever writes
a game owns it, whoever buys it is licensing it), but the buyer should
know this up-front. I personally wouldn't want to buy a 2600 game that
could only be played on a real 2600, just like I wouldn't buy a CD could
only be played on a CD player (and not a computer)... especially not if
CDs were "obsolete" tech and I had to use a 25-year-old CD player that
I'd have a hard time replacing if it died.

> Who wants to be the first to integrate an authentic Atari Slapstic into a
> 2600 cart?

/me runs away screaming and drooling :)

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