1. 64bitmodels

    64bitmodels GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    Also, i know ive said this time and time again- but Nintendo already makes critically acclaimed games while Sega's just... mediocre.
    They need fan projects to help keep interest in their franchises, and they need those same fans to help them make new games. (cough cough Sonic Mania cough cough) Nintendo on the other hand has much better games, so they are much more protective of their IPs and doesn't nessacarily need fans. not that i approve of what the latter does, A mario 64 port wouldve given us a goldmine of amazing stuff!!!
     
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    doesnt help theyre still morally in the wrong
     
  4. x65943

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    People are grabbing their pitchforks, but this is no different than sharing a rom. What did you expect?
     
  5. spinal_cord

    spinal_cord Knows his stuff
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    Who? Nintendo? Not at all. Everyone is legally and especially morally entitled to defend the ownership of their own work.
     
  6. Dartz150

    Dartz150 Yet another Onii-chan
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    It was going to happen anyway, is still their game lol. But as someone said earlier, I really doubt they can take action against the source code if the assets aren't icluded, which means that those could be re-made or taken from another project, or some sort of placehoders.
     
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    TwistedZeon Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3 Translation Project Leader
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    Wouldn't it just make sense to create a program that would allow the average user to compile the port on their own using the legally de-compiled source code plus a rom backup that one has made on their own? This way they can get around the legality of it all and then we'd all be able to openly continue to improve upon this pc port.
     
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    That isn't a valid argument here. The pre-compiled versions of the port contain the entire original game's textures, models, script, and audio.

    Unlike a fan game, they're not being re-purposed in a different context.
     
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    I mean that's exactly what happened but someone shared the full compiled game and Nintendo is after that, not the source code.
     
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    Disappointed, but not surprised.
     
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    Nintendo should be working on making good games not trying to sue over a game that was made over 20 years ago..
     
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    TwistedZeon Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3 Translation Project Leader
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    As far as I can see there is absolutely no publicly available tool that allows an average person to take the code and a rom and make the port themselves. It's Only the fully compiled port and the source code that's available.
     
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    I mean just change the Characters and Nintendo can’t bite you
     
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    I mean, what were we expecting? It's Nintendo were talking about.
    They should be more open to fan-games and stuff like that (like SEGA is)
    But yeah, this is basically just an illegal Mario 64, so, ok i guess.
     
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    Not really surprised, of course Nintendo is going to go after any project built off of any of the leaks, it's still copyrighted content, same as any ROM/ISO out there.

    Not that it really matters anyways at this point, Nintendo took too long to respond to leaks and to take stuff like this down, it'll never go away now.
     
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    It took me all but two minutes to find this file available for download. Also, I had no idea it was ported to the Switch. Awesome!
     
  18. Ericzander

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    This. Thank you. Nintendo is doing the smart thing here. If you don't defend your copyright you're at risk of losing it. Disney does the same thing.

    I also find it a little ironic that many of the people whining and screaming about how greedy Nintendo is being are also happy to pirate every game they can get ahold of.
     
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    How did they get the code? By reverse engineering? Or was it leaked?

    I'm not into the legal world, so I'm not so sure about this; but whatever the way it was gotten, even if it's not exactly the same code line by line, it was a byproduct gotten from the game released by Nintendo (Super Mario 64). So, they have the right to sue about it.
     
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    Nintendo taking down youtube vids of their IP is old news. I'm still curious to see what happens after this, but as for now the decompiled sc is on github still.
     
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