Hm... Doesn't this make the GBA emulater count as warez?

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  1. macgeek417
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    macgeek417 妁眼のシャナ

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    I was playing Yoshi's Island on my SCDS2 last night, and the game suddenly reset for some reason - but it reset to the GBA's BIOS intro screen. Doesn't this mean that the GBA emulator has a copy of the GBA BIOS, and is therefore technicly 'warez'?
     
  2. indask8

    indask8 New Member Forever

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    Look at the Flag...
    It is possible since the emulator is based on gpSP

    Anyway, it's just 16KB of copyrighted data...

    *Have a look on filetrip*

    And filetrip have several firmware updater for bypassing 1.4 DSI firmware, so they obviously contain a little more than 16kb of copyrighted game data...

    File size is so small, I guess it's "Fair Use".
     
  3. jakeyjake

    jakeyjake GBAtemp Regular

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    Do you want it taken off the site? Is that what you want? [​IMG]
     
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  5. macgeek417
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    No, I just found it interesting
     
  6. KazoWAR

    KazoWAR GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I just had this happen to me when trying mario 3, I thought it was weird as well.
     
  7. jakeyjake

    jakeyjake GBAtemp Regular

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    Doesn't every emulator require a bios in order to play dumped roms, unless you patch them, or something? I know this is true for psx, but I'm not so sure about others.
     
  8. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Unless one was reverse-engineered and made custom. Most up to date GBA emulators have a custom one (as do ones for older systems like the SNES), it's when you get into complex systems that it becomes a little too hard for most teams to bother with.
     
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