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...10 whole years since I've (re)started BootlegGames Wiki on Wikia.

I kind of wish I had something bigger planned for this but I couldn't really think of anything. Yet, I couldn't really let this go by either.

It's been about 10 years since I've (re)created BootlegGames Wiki on Wikia. A little later (July 31st to be exact), me and SpaceNinja88 would create "Pirated Games Central Forum" through Zetaboards. (Obviously this would later become "Bootleg Games Central Forum".) I'm still impressed and yet kind of shocked how much both have grown and changed over the years. I can't say it's always been great, with the likes of Wikia/Fandom constantly changing itself for the worst and having to move the forum because ZetaBoards was getting swallowed up by Tapatalk. (I guess this is kind of the issue with free hosting in general but 15-year-old me didn't really think this through.) Yet, we're still here.

As I've stated, this wasn't the first incarnation of BootlegGames Wiki. SpaceNinja88 and JP Ronny/Awesome Panda were responsible for the original version made on some other free wiki hosting site. (That I can't recall as I write this.) Despite initial interest, it eventually dropped off and was pretty much ditched. Eventually, I had the idea of bringing it back on Wikia. (At the time, it seemed way better than the previous site we used.) I thought there still needed to be a proper site to detail unlicensed and bootleg games and I was allowed to take the old name.

In regards to this forum, many of the old members like myself were a part of an old forum known as RX Community. RX Community also had its dedicated bootleg games section at the time. However, CrashManEXE/BrydoRX (the admin of the site) was getting rather sick of people joining only just to talk about bootlegs. (He wanted RX Community to be more of a general community forum.) This gave me and SpaceNinja88 the idea to create the Pirated Games Central Forum, adopting the name from SpaceNinja88's old blog under the similar name. (Pirated Games Central)

I would like to thank everyone who has either contributed to both the wiki and the forum over the years. The wiki and the forums themselves wouldn't have made it so far if it wasn't thanks to all of you. Even simply participating or just making the most simple (and yet helpful) edit on the wiki means a lot to me.

Some particular people I would like to give a shoutout too:
-CrashmanEXE/BrydoRX - Basically for getting me into bootleg games to begin with. I came across his gameplay videos on bootleg games long ago which has sparked my interest in these kinds of games to begin with.
-SpaceNinja88/Underground Revolution and JP Ronny/Awesome Panda - Not only for starting the original Bootleg Games Wiki, but also for their help on the wiki and the forums for the early days.
-Taizou and MLX - You two have been a big help since the beginning in regards to maintaining the wiki and helping with the forums. I also really appreciate both of your preservation efforts as of late as well.

Pirate Talk / Re: Let's list hacked games that have yet to be dumped
« on: April 26, 2020, 10:35:31 PM »
Hey kelvin. We already went through this. Maybe a 2-week ban will get it through your head.

The Community / Re: Odd, "right-sliding" pages
« on: April 26, 2020, 10:26:18 PM »
I'm assuming this might have something to do with the old scraped threads? If there's any more recent threads that seem to have this issue, let me know.

Other Pirates / Re: Cooking Mama: Cookstar
« on: April 22, 2020, 12:17:19 AM »
I'm... still not entirely sure this falls under being a bootleg exactly. My main issue is it was still technically licensed and it was meant be a proper Cooking Mama game until Office Create backed out themselves. The original game wasn't initially intended to cash in on the franchise behind the creator's backs.

The Community / Re: Profile contacts
« on: April 15, 2020, 11:55:26 AM »
I could probably look into this and swap them out with other fields. The only thing is even though setting your Discord ID would be a good idea, I'm not entirely sure if it's possible to make a proper link involving it. I don't recall if it's possible to have a friend request link through Discord like you can for server invites.

The Community / Re: Should we archive this forum at ?
« on: April 15, 2020, 11:16:08 AM »
While I have no problem with it being on The Wayback Machine, the forum gets backed up about every day regardless.

The Community / Re: Old emojis
« on: March 11, 2020, 09:09:22 AM »
No problem! Sorry for the confusion regarding it but I couldn't really announce about it on the old forums either.

Discussion Center / Re: Goodbye
« on: March 07, 2020, 09:29:38 PM »
Had to move this topic here since "Community" is intended for topics related to the forum itself and not users.

Anyways, sorry to see you go. I kind of understand the fact that real life has to take priority. I hope everything gets better for you!

Announcements & News / Re: E-Mail Issues
« on: March 07, 2020, 11:45:19 AM »
Did you get a PM on the old Tapatalk forums? That should give you the new password for this forum. (Which you should be able to reset after you log in)

The Community / Re: Old emojis
« on: February 21, 2020, 05:25:23 PM »
ZetaBoards was being bought out and migrated to Tapatalk which was some really crap hosting platform and I did not want to rehost the forums on another platform.

The Community / Re: idea for a new forum board
« on: February 21, 2020, 05:23:20 PM »

The Community / Re: Old emojis
« on: February 18, 2020, 09:47:55 PM »
Those emojis don't exist in phpbb, they were part of the old forums before they moved.

Super Famicom/SNES / Re: SNES in bootleg-y territories
« on: December 26, 2019, 02:14:24 PM »
Officially, the SNES did officially get released in Russia (by Steepler Ltd.), South Korea (by Hyundai) and Brazil (by Playtonic).

Taiwan and the rest of South America must've gotten the SNES/SFC albeit unofficially, as SNES bootleg games and hacks were developed and even released in those areas. Taiwanese clones of the SNES did exist pre-2001 but they seem to be really rare. (I'm aware there was a Micro Genius SNES clone.) The biggest issue might've been the CIC was in both the SFC and the SNES and it took until around I believe 1996 or 1997 to even clone it. (As SNES bootlegs seem to have emerged during this time. However, I could be very wrong on this.) On top of this, the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis was much easier to clone earlier on so it was the go-to 16-bit console of choice. Even by the time the SNES could be cloned, the market for SMD/Genesis games in those areas was already falling out.

The Community / Re: What has happened to the "Edited by <someone>" message?
« on: November 28, 2019, 12:44:08 PM »
It only shows up if there is a notable amount of time between the post and edit. If you edit not too long after you post, it won't show up.

Mega Drive/Genesis / Re: Bootleg Taiwan Mega Drive Games - Undumped?
« on: November 19, 2019, 01:53:27 PM »
That Mahjong game as far as I'm aware is undumped. It also uses music from the Squirrel King hack "Super Mario Bros."

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