WTB MegaFlashROM SCC 512kB

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Hero (585)

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14-12-2013, 22:01

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But don't think all users do the same than you.

I don't own a flashrom except the nowind. I think it is you who should not think all users do the same as you, most users probably will use them for pirated (konami) games, and the scc chip inside it does not help your case. If you own original konami games it's very easy to built in a switch to use the scc alongside your flashrom. In your manual I see lot's of references to konami games, even special konami patch options.

http://www.msxcartridgeshop.com/bin/MegaFlashROM%20SCC+%20SD%20User's%20Manual.pdf

4 commandline options especially for konami rom's, ofcourse everyone who uses that has the original but rather play it from your flashrom????

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Patchs Konami ROMs to simulate that they are executed in an European computer
OPFX USAS.ROM /E <- Shows the texts in English in a Japanese computer

Patchs the Konami ROMs to simulate that they are executed in a Japanese computer
OPFX NEMESIS3.ROM /J <- Shows the texts in Japanese in an European computer

Simulates a Konami cart inserted in another slot. OPFX NEMESIS2.ROM /RC743<-Simulates
Penguin Adventure

Patchs a Konami ROM to use the PSG of the cartridge. So the sound balance of SCC and PSG
is constant and perfect.

LOL?

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Anyway, I own all Konami original titles.

And now you profit from selling a device for people who don't. And so does someone else and he uses your software, the MSX public thanks you so be proud and let it go.

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Hero (585)

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14-12-2013, 22:07

Van Guillian

Prophet (3457)

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14-12-2013, 22:44

I'm afraid you don't get the point here. Can you tell what's wrong with patching your ROMs to change the region?
I have USAS and don't want to see the text in japanese in my turbo R. Is that wrong?
Is it illegal to modify two bytes in RAM to simulate a cartridge, why? Can you explain, please?
Do you see any illegal ROM in my cartridges? Do you see any link to download them?
Please, stop argument nonsenses and try to read and understand what you are talking about.

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Hero (585)

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15-12-2013, 02:01

There's nothing wrong with it, and nothing wrong with downloading konami rom's and putting them into your flashrom or one of msx legends using a publicly downloadable tool?

You are not in court so you don't have to give a formal excuse for an obvious purpose of your product.

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Prophet (3457)

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15-12-2013, 09:18

OPF is not public domain. It is only "licensed" to be used on original MegaFlashROM cartridges as stated in my old web.
He can make his own flashROM cartridges, choose a cool name for them (not MegaFlashROM) and write his own software.

You mean he can sell on cartridge Manbow 2, Goonies 'R' Good Enough, Solid Snake, etc.?
So you think all software that can be downloadble is free and you can use and sell it? Really?

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Scribe (6478)

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15-12-2013, 17:20

o.geerdink wrote:

You are not in court so you don't have to give a formal excuse for an obvious purpose of your product.

o.geerdink, please complain to Sony, Philips, Pioneer and other stop making DVD/ Blu-Ray rewriter drives as well. Don't you think this is the same case?

Anyway it's clear that you and unfortunately many like you, are not able to understand a crucial matter. To keep the MSX scene alive there are a basic rules that everybody should follow (yes a perfect world, I know...). Don't worry it's easy, basically respect the work and decision of others. The only thing we achieve due to these kind of behaviours is that people who is a reference inside the MSX scene give up. Dangerous and too bad that these situations are quite common lately...

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Paragon (1286)

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16-12-2013, 13:01

My english skill is not good enough to talk about how I feel about this, so I can only say some things:

For me it's not acceptable making money with the work of others. If you can't write your own software for your hardware, you had the option of contact someone for write it for you, for example. But you clearly chosed to steal the soft from a developer without permission. Too bad. There's no reason to talk about playing pirated old (very old) games. There are some differences between MSX comercial era and MSX scene. I don't care if you sell konami games into a flash cartridge if you don't lie about what they are (I'm not telling you do). I don't care because today no one at Konami will quit programing for that. But if you don't respect the work of developers that makes MSX have a present and a future, yes, they will quit. And what will do the rest then? What will YOU do? Will you write then your own code? For what? For WHO? We've seen it before, we've lost good developers just for this lack of respect to their works. I can't aprove that.

So, why not you're a little patiente, finish your software and then sell the hardware? Yes, it's easier to steal someone's, but are you sure you can't wait to make money 'til you finish you're own soft? And, having skills as you have, why not to think about producing another new and useful hardware for the MSX? For sure, you can contribute to make MSX still longer. But now, you're reducing its future.

Van Meits

Scribe (6462)

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16-12-2013, 13:22

My personal opinion about all this is a bit nuetral.
MSXLegend makes a flash cartridge with a real Konami SCC in it. Sorry for the Konami fans, but using a real game as a donor for such a project is imho not the worst thing to do. I just like a real SCC in stead of an emulated version.
Now this flash rom is compatible with the version which Manuel Pazos made, and therefore OPF works on it as well. I do like standards. MSXLegend makes the hardware and a customer can download his flash tool somewhere on the net. This place is most likely the MSX Cartridge Shop.
Dunno how the copyrights of Moonblaster for Moonsound are lately, but I see something similar with the OPL4 Shockwave from Brazil. When I bought my Moonsound I received both Moonblasters with it. I paid for the programs. Someone without a Moonsound would not be able to use the programs. Now they can, since a compatible soundcard has been made.

I do, however, understand Manuel Pazos' point of view and when it comes to protecting his software I choose his side 100%. Sure MSXLegend should make his own flash software. But like I said, I support compatibility and it's the end user who decides which flash tool to use. Let's just wait for MSXLegend to complete his flash tool and all be friends again.

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Hero (585)

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16-12-2013, 13:26

they should fight it out mano y mano

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Champion (387)

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16-12-2013, 13:51

What made me interested in the clone was simply the fact that it has a real SCC inside. For me it's not a question of instead of but in addition to: I do own three different genuine MegaFlashROMs, too Smile I understand Pazos is trying to protect his business, but this sort of proprietary attitude of artificially limiting the use of some useful tools doesn't IMO fit well in these kind of hobbyist circles.

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