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Legal?
« on: Saturday September 21, 2013, 02:31:31 AM »
I want to play games but i dont know if this is legal please help!

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Re: Legal?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday September 21, 2013, 03:11:39 AM »
Yes, playing video games is indeed legal.

Offline Loonylion

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« Reply #2 on: Saturday September 21, 2013, 03:58:12 AM »
Yes, playing video games is indeed legal.

providing you're not under the age displayed on the cover.

downloading roms is not legal.

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« Reply #3 on: Saturday September 21, 2013, 08:38:15 AM »
Yes, playing video games is indeed legal.

That was a good one :)

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downloading roms is not legal.

But making and uploading roms is legal?

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« Reply #4 on: Saturday September 21, 2013, 11:46:21 AM »
But making and uploading roms is legal?

Provided you don't share the files with anyone then yes. Distribution is not legal, creating a backup and storing it online solely for your own usage is.

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« Reply #5 on: Saturday September 21, 2013, 12:21:47 PM »
Making ROM Hacks on the other hand falls under the "gray" area. It is considered illegal by some game companies *cough* Square-Enix *cough* but is acknowledged by others, say with Nintendo with the many Super Mario World hacks all over the net. They acknowledge them as much as they even made a "pow block rush" stage in "New Super Mario Wii U" as well as a stage that kinda looked like a "Kaizo Trap" but never was.

Using emulators are legal too.

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« Reply #6 on: Saturday September 21, 2013, 12:51:50 PM »
But making and uploading roms is legal?

making is legal, uploading is not. While uploading is technically legal if no-one but yourself has access to it, the assumption would be made that you uploaded it for the purpose of distribution, which is not legal.

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« Reply #7 on: Saturday September 21, 2013, 05:21:35 PM »
Downloading games is legal in Belgium, uploading on the other hand isn't.

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« Reply #8 on: Sunday September 22, 2013, 01:20:18 AM »
This sounds a little too borderline type of material for me.

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« Reply #9 on: Sunday September 22, 2013, 09:17:19 AM »
Nothing borderline about it. It's like downloading music or anything else that normally costs money, it's illegal in most countries.

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« Reply #10 on: Sunday September 22, 2013, 09:37:02 AM »
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Provided you don't share the files with anyone, creating a backup and storing it online solely for your own usage is.
Of course I do this only for me ;)

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« Reply #12 on: Monday September 23, 2013, 12:06:56 AM »
Humph.
Well, downloading isn't illegal in Australia apparently.

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« Reply #13 on: Saturday October 05, 2013, 06:36:37 AM »
Humph.
Well, downloading isn't illegal in Australia apparently.

My brother got hit for downloading 2 call of duty games...

I call false, not that I care, 'STRALYA MATE

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« Reply #14 on: Saturday October 05, 2013, 08:14:03 AM »
My brother got hit for downloading 2 call of duty games...

Those fall under "Warez" NOT "ROMs" though :P

And really!? Getting caught for downloading a crappy game like CoD ROFLMAO~!

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« Reply #15 on: Saturday October 05, 2013, 09:14:45 AM »
My brother got hit for downloading 2 call of duty games...

Ahaha!
This is my beauty:



Random games, movies, TV shows. Got a full collection of EUR region 3DS and NDS releases.
Never being caught.

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« Reply #16 on: Saturday October 05, 2013, 09:27:18 AM »
Thanks to Steam and their sales I no longer pirate PC games :)

My only problem now is, there aren't that many Steam Wallet code vendors in this country and I refuse to do online banking.

And yeah, EA'S GAMES (like The SIMs) STILL DESERVE BEING PIRATED :P

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« Reply #17 on: Saturday October 05, 2013, 09:49:49 AM »
Thanks to Steam and their sales I no longer pirate PC games :)

Problem is, with Australia, all of our internet is bad.
So Steam is kind of useless, at a peak of 100 kb/s. :p (I'm the exception, with average 70 mb/s speeds on Steam).

I have tried to do the Humble Bundle and stuff though. So I've got a big collection now of about 50 games.

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« Reply #18 on: Saturday October 05, 2013, 10:17:11 AM »
Problem is, with Australia, all of our internet is bad.
So Steam is kind of useless, at a peak of 100 kb/s. :p

You think that's bad?

I only get 90+kbps whenever I download games from Steam. That is of course because I only have a 1mbps internet connection. I really wish my ISP would offer their 3mbps package bundled with their landline + internet bundle for cheaper prices.

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« Reply #19 on: Saturday October 05, 2013, 10:32:40 AM »
I only get 90+kbps whenever I download games from Steam. That is of course because I only have a 1mbps internet connection. I really wish my ISP would offer their 3mbps package bundled with their landline + internet bundle for cheaper prices.

Where are you? The moon?

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« Reply #20 on: Saturday October 05, 2013, 11:26:30 AM »
Internet.. the "good quality" kind is ridiculously expensive here:

http://pldthome.com/surf/mydsl/about

I currently have the Plan 1299 option. I "could" get the Plan 999 option to bump me up to 3mbps, but I need my landline and I will not let go of it :P

The higher Plans are for rich folk or office use.

And here are the most expensive plans available... none of which I could ever afford :P

http://pldthome.com/surf/fibr/about

And Electricity too is way over priced here with ridiculous tax rates and other fees meant to rip off the consumer :P No wonder there are a lot of people here who'd rather tap their electricity illegally than pay. Of course I'm not one of 'em.
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