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question about the rules

Post by cilpolir on Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:05 am
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Lets say I've a little sister and download some nds(nintendo ds) games for her. Now some games are altered in such way that the games do work, but you miss a critical part of the game. This can be solved by editing the game with a hexeditor.
Now my question: is it allowed to discuss altering games in any way(in my example a hex editor)?
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Re: question about the rules

Post by FunctionCreep on Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:34 am
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From viewtopic.php?f=131&t=5441

It's against the rules to talk about:

a.) Illegally hacking/cracking or downloading games for full version (i.e. Torrenting)
b.) Any misconduct against the game's TOS (i.e. Using "hacks" to gain advantage)

I'm guessing (but not 100% sure) that your example falls under those categories.
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Re: question about the rules

Post by conscience on Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:46 am
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I'ts not against the rules as long as you
  • don't involve any actual product that's protected by law
  • do it strictly for educational purposes
  • keep it within the limits of ethical rules

Once you cross these limits, the discussion is not suitable for the community.
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Re: question about the rules

Post by ProdiGenius on Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:03 pm
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when you say download, would you be referring to the ROMs to play on an emulator or something else? if its an official game, its illegal.
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Re: question about the rules

Post by Vulpine on Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:12 pm
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Many ROMs are perfectly legal under the basis that you actually own an original copy of the game.
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Re: question about the rules

Post by ProdiGenius on Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:40 pm
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my mistake. i remember reading that somewhere regarding psx emulators but i wasn't sure if it was the case with all ROMs. thanks for the info
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