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bobert2999
April 29th, 2005, 08:52
Hello everbody... let me first ask, are emulators even legal? I mean, downloading games for free sounds a little, well you know. Also, if someone were to tell me I was the biggest emulator noob in the world and couldnt get a downloaded game to work on a console/pc to save my life, i'd have to agree with them. I mean, my friend kinda told me about these out of the blue. However, I would say I probably know a little more about computers than the average person, so Im assuming I could learn fast. All im asking is, is it legal, and if so, where do I start... thanx :D

the_ghost
April 29th, 2005, 10:06
yes emulators are legal
you can download some here
http://www.emulator-zone.com/

what is "illegal is if you download games that you dont already own
...for example if you own a NES game lets say its Double Dragon 2

If you have the original cartrige it is only legal for you play the ROM dump from your cartrige to play on it emulators.

Now lets say you own the game and download the rom, then it is illegal for you to have that ROM becuase its not from your cartrige.
now if dont own the game and download the ROM... its the same thing [nobody really listens to this] (well... i dont)

We cant give you links to download roms here so youll have to google it
or download from some form of p2p filesharing program
(p2p is the best way to go in my opinion)

emulation is not that hard
im sort of a newb myself so dont feel like anybody's
try and make fun of you for that
if you have anymore questions just post it we'll try to help you the best way we can.
welcome to the forum...

btw if any feels like they need to clayrify my view on whats legal
and not legal feel free to do so. This is just my opinion.

montpics
April 29th, 2005, 10:29
Welcome to this forum. :)

bobert2999
April 29th, 2005, 10:45
first of all, thank you montpics for the welcome. second, i googled a search for roms and found a site called removed. (i just clicked on the first thing i saw.) well i looked in the legal agreement for there rom page wich you must agree to before entering. paragraph 3 read exactly:

You will never hold anyone here at removed, or any other removed (this includes but not limited to the webmaster, staff members or our host) for any damages caused by the ROMs or emulators.

now im cool with agreeing to that but I think it would be good to know, whats the kind of damage roms or emulators can do? (if any)

Lefteris_D
April 29th, 2005, 12:25
Emulators can't damage your PC but many sites use that disclaimer just to play safe.

mhl12
April 29th, 2005, 13:28
there are a lot of fake sites out there that offer you roms but all you end up downloading is spyware or worse. So be careful while searching on google.

PhatPlaya
April 30th, 2005, 01:37
Welcome to the forums. :)

montpics
April 30th, 2005, 11:22
Oh dear, forgot to mention. You should read the forum RULES (http://forums.emulator-zone.com/rules.php?) first before making a post. You should be lucky as Lefty saw your post first. :cool:

bobert2999
May 1st, 2005, 08:00
oh, shoot... terribly sorry about that montpics, ill be sure to read that right away. also, thanks for the welcome phatplaya

Pyro
May 6th, 2005, 15:32
emulators are legal :confused: welcome :D