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Azathoth

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« on: August 09, 2011, 07:52:08 AM »
So I have this friend.

Let's say this friend is interested in playing a particular game, but isn't sure if the game is dumped or even if it exists. Maybe he's interested in dumping something he already owns but doesn't want to waste the time if it's already been done. Or, maybe he comes across what he thinks is a really rare game that's going to cost him a kidney to buy but since he squanders a lot of his income on disposable items like food or utilities he isn't going to fool with outrageous international wire transfer fees for something you can get for free. There's also probably a good chance he's just a sorry ass that is too lazy to Google search results for ROM images.

So if this guy wanted to just say, "Hey, is this available? If so, spoon-feed me" what would be the proper way to go about posting such things?

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011, 08:46:17 AM »
I supposed you could ask people to PM you things such as direct links. I mean, basically all of this stuff is pirated anyway... It's not like it's a "bad thing" to give someone a copy... Though I know some some people look down on it for some odd reason.

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011, 09:18:48 AM »
I think your friend could just post somewhere asking about it. As long as he's googled for it and nothing came up anyway. It's not a problem to me if someone's asking about a rom that they aren't sure exists, or that does exist but they can't find anywhere - new dumps often aren't all that widely distributed these days (there's no real standard rom set anymore, the goodtools haven't been updated in years and no-intro doesnt cover pirates >:0 so they can be quite hard to find sometimes) and it's to everyone's advantage really if they're spread around as much as possible.

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2011, 09:34:11 AM »
I agree with Taizou there: If you have let's say Super Mario Special 3 and someone wants a working version, which is indeed harder to find than the unpatched version, why not give it to this person.
In one way spreading these games is useful so more people can get it and more people will be able to play it.

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011, 12:37:14 PM »
I guess requesting a hard-to-find ROM is all right. (But someone requesting something like Somari deserves a slap in the face)

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 04:30:00 PM »
So would it be more polite/organized/cohesive to have one "Is this game available?" thread per system forum, or just have a individual thread per conversation?

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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2011, 04:40:24 PM »
I'm not sure. If anything, I'd say that people who normally ask for ROMs sign up for that and I'm not sure if they'd be able to find the thread right away, which would make it kind of pointless as a result.

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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2011, 05:06:27 PM »
Yeah we don't get many posts like that anyway, so I think we can just let people do whatever for now.

I guess it might be kinda useful to have a sticky thread (maybe in the dumps forums?) for each system with a list of new/hard to find roms though.

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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2013, 06:50:35 PM »
CAN I HAVE THE ROM FOR ROCKMAN AND CRYSTAL PLZ???????????????????????

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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2013, 08:47:15 PM »
Now I feel like an idiot because I'm assuming my forum requesting a rom for SNT's Digimon 2 is what brought this up. My sincerest apologies.

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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2013, 09:47:51 PM »
Beetle Hair
May 5 2013, 08:47:15 PM
Now I feel like an idiot because I'm assuming my forum requesting a rom for SNT's Digimon 2 is what brought this up. My sincerest apologies.[/quote]You can still do it by PMing me or in the IRC. (check your PM I sent for more info)

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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2013, 07:59:16 AM »
nah this thread was posted like two years before you joined, don't worry about it.

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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2013, 09:59:42 AM »
taizou
May 6 2013, 07:59:16 AM
nah this thread was posted like two years before you joined, don't worry about it.[/quote]Are you serious? Now I feel like an even bigger idiot. XD

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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2013, 02:40:01 PM »
Well, all we're really saying about ROM begging is to try and look for the game yourself and if nothing turns up, then you could ask if a dump of it exists.  The BootlegGames Wiki does have a list of known yet undumped unlicensed games to help narrow it down, and some of these games aren't that easy to find (took me a while to find a ROM of King Tank on my own.)  Just be smart about it and you'll be fine.