[UPDATE] The 100 lost PAL SNES games have been recovered

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  1. matpower
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    byuu, creator of the cycle-accurate SNES emulator higan and behind a preservation project for SNES games, has killed the project after a loss of 100 PAL games during shipping. While he still plans to dump the Japanese games that he bought, the hopes of getting a complete PAL set are gone.

    This is a great loss to the emulation scene and its attempt at preserving the original systems accurately. Some people are suggesting byuu to set up a Patreon/GoFundMe and he seems okay with the idea if he can fully pay back for what was lost this time.

    :arrow: Source
    :arrow: byuu's overview


    EDIT: Feb 23

    It appears that the games have been recovered! The $10,000 collection of rare Super Nintendo games are no longer missing. According to the USPS, the games were actually lost, due to the label ripping off, rather than the rumors of package theft that had been floating around. Byuu, the person behind the project now says the SNES Preservation Project is no longer dead. In the linked blog post below, Byuu writes that had the media not covered this incident, these games would have sat in a facility for months, before ultimately winding up in an auction. There was a clear address on the box, even after the label had been damaged. He says while the project will continue on in the years to come, but he will never trust the postal service with larger shipments due to this issue.

    If you donated to his Patreon to help recover the cost of the lost games, Byuu is offering a full refund.

    :arrow: SOURCE
     
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    This sucks. if they really stole the games, hope that it can sue in someway those greedy bastards ;/
     
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    Been there with you buddy.... been there.....
     
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    and I'm thinking stuff like that only happens here in Brazil .. there's a year I got a 2DS shipped from UK and it never come :/
    Not comparing my loss with his, but it's still not a nice thing to have our stuff lost
     
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    what if people donated the cartridges he needed? I'm unsure why the preservation project is ending because of a postal mistake. I understand he is buying the games so monetarily it's draining but I mean that shouldn't stop things if people simply send him carts without wanting anything for it or if a gofundme is initiated to help him pay the games off.
     
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    Basically, he feels guilty about asking someone to send him 10k dollars in games and losing it during shipping. Right now he's trying to track them down or at least claim insurance for the guy. It's mostly guilt that killed the project. Here's byuu's overview on his official webpage.

     
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    Those 100 games were worth around $10k, and were basically lent to him... understandable why he's given up with that kind of figure. What I don't understand however is why the right level of insurance wasn't placed on the package, or perhaps better still, why byuu didn't fly over with the dumping equipment in the first place and do it that way - could've really gone about this in a better way (though that's hindsight for you)
     
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    He wrote an overview today about the incident, basically he didn't want to go to a foreign country alone where he can't understand the language, he also couldn't send the dumper itself as he's using a special one-of-its-kind setup.
     
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    what did the guy do? give him his rarest games first? I mean on average that means each game was $100. Sorry but that doesn't make sense to me but I will say it was still silly to do such large lots in the first place.

    Hopefully the insurance goes through and everything can be put back on track (hopefully under a new shipping company)
     
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    You do know the prices of semi rare games, right? also he said that the games he tries to dump, come with boxes, so he can scan the covers and labels.
     
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    Regardless of the reason he is claiming dead on the project, USPS needs something done about it, to think i signed a petition to keep my local post office open. :glare:

    Sick of seeing stuff like this come up all over the place, back when i used to think fedex was bad, (throwing fragile packages over fences cause they either was too lazy to walk up to the front door, or just didn't wanna deal with a dog or some other excuse) Is irritating and wrong. :angry:

     
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    I hope whoever is responsible gets a swift kick to the balls with a steel-toed boot. To hell with the one responsible for losing the package.
     
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    50 years from now on:
    Byuu's grandson gets a package addressed to Byuu.
    It's the 100 SNES games.

    I've seen it happen before, people receiving packages and or mail that has been lost in the mail for decades.

    It's a bummer none the less.
     
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    I told a lot of people in my community, don't use US Postal Services if you don't want to get your stuff stolen. Long story short, I had proof of one of the USPS guys stealing some memory cards three years ago and as soon as I confronted the guy to question him ( WITH PROOF ON HAND ) he calls the police and I almost get arrested, I filed a complain and never got a favorable response on that matter. I truly hope they go bankrupt and disappear.
    It sucks to see such a nice plan go to waste but I would totally support a Patreon/GoFundMe to get this thing going again.
     
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    If the responsible knows what's doing, the carts are cooling off in containers on some harbor in china by now. Go track them.
     
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    To put it simply, he's a guy wanting to dumb every game?
     
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    Yes, he wants to dump as many games as he can. and then some dingus decided to "lose" the package.
     
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    For sorting boxes, most of the time management/supervisors want it done in a certain time period. So, you end up throwing the boxes onto a pallet, line, whatever you use, thus breaks in the process. Tis why I never will buy a TV from work. Plus could come broken during shipment to store because Distribution fucked up. I don't know if that's the case with USPS, FedEx and UPS. I work in the back and handle fragile stuff with care.
     
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