SEGA Mega Drive Classics Thread!

Discussion in 'Discussion & Q&A' started by TheStoneBanana, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. MarkeyJester

    MarkeyJester It takes only one mistake. Member

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    It sounds like an idea, but frankly, the old hacks that I've done that support SRAM, are far too old, any updates to the wiki or download spaces will not rectify the problem, as many will have downloaded a copy prior to the update, and have the old "non-blocking" version on their hard drives. Those are the copies that are liable to be uploaded.

    I'm just speaking from someone who has his hacks uploaded by others, rather than himself. Your method doesn't cover that, therefore, I demand a refund...
     
  2. FireRat

    FireRat "The grand imitator..." Member

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    Blocking future ROMs is better than doing nothing. Meanwhile we can only wait until SEGA does something or people voluntarily changes their mind.
     
  3. JoenickROS

    JoenickROS ROS is not canceled! Member

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  4. LazloPsylus

    LazloPsylus A Certain Scientific Railgun The Railgun

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    And that accomplishes... what, exactly? You want to block the SMDC emulator, you need much more creativity. SRAM is such a stupid little bit of hardware support that will likely be fixed in the future for various reasons, so trying to rely on it to block operation in the SMDC emulator is pretty unreliable on any time frame past immediate. What needs to be done instead involves deeper checks into emulator behavior. Detect something that's unlikely to ever be fixed. Something obscure. There's ways, you just have to think outside of the box.

    Oh, and then there's those who hack the ROM to work anyway. But good luck with those people.
     
  5. nineko

    nineko I am the Holy Cat Member

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    And that's why Sega should moderate and approve hacks before they show up on the main workshop, instead of relying on late reports afterwards. Maybe it wasn't practical at this time because a flood of hacks got uploaded at the same time, but in a regular scenario I don't think the numbers would be unmanageable, it's not like there are dozens of new hacks every day. Perhaps Sega could even appoint a trusted individual from Sonic Retro and/or SSRG as independent moderator, there are many worthy candidates for such a position should it ever exist. Likewise, people from other hacking communities should follow suit (since it's not limited to Sonic games).
     
  6. Natsumi

    Natsumi Markey's Member

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    Nineko funny you say about people from SR and SSRG, I actually mentioned this in a SEGA made video. And I think they should do that, for example SR and SSRG staff members could easily moderate not only the entries but what the mess the workshop "forums" are. There is quite a bit of spam and basically people fighting on dumb things. Though I do not know how well Steam supports this, nor if SEGA thinks they should or should not moderate it. I would really hope SEGA tries to get it working, so we can make sure people can't continue ignoring SEGA's and our wishes about stealing ROMs.
     
  7. FireRat

    FireRat "The grand imitator..." Member

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    SEGA needs help with moderation, but what do it say that they will or may pick people from SR and/or SSRG specifically? what is going on? Just wondering.

    EDIT: Replying to a late "Recent posts" list? So late it now looks useless ¬_¬
     
  8. Clownacy

    Clownacy UP - ON - CPU Staff

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    The Solo Sonic guy either knows a lot of people, or is just spamming hacks. Of course, I have no way of telling for sure, but it's a pretty weird sight.
     
  9. CaveQuest

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    Isn't he a trialist here? I think that this is just spamming.
     
  10. Animemaster

    Animemaster Lets get to work! Member

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    It's obviously the latter, but ey. If my hack gets put up there I'll be having words.
     
  11. CaveQuest

    CaveQuest Creator and moderator for the telephone projects Member

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    Well I have uploaded my hacks.
     
  12. CaveQuest

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  13. Clownacy

    Clownacy UP - ON - CPU Staff

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    So, I asked MainMemory about one of his hacks that Solo Sonic uploaded, and he says he wasn't asked for permission. I think it's a safe assumption that the authors of the other 46 hacks didn't give permission, either. Not counting those like MarkeyJester that gave permission to everyone in the first place, anyway.

    EDIT: Turns out he's a member here.

    EDIT 13/09/2016: They're gone now.
     
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  14. Animemaster

    Animemaster Lets get to work! Member

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    Well if Main Memory wants him to take it down, all he can do is send him a pm and asked. But hey, I mean, if he doesn't, don't think there is anything you can do. I'll assume he may have already done this anyway.
     
  15. Clownacy

    Clownacy UP - ON - CPU Staff

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    Animemaster Lets get to work! Member

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    Well, only if Main Memory wants to take that action. Like myself not realizing that some of my hacks are on there, I've asked both people to kindly remove them. I will wait a bit, and if they do not I may have to flag them.
     
  17. MainMemory

    MainMemory Well-Known Member Member

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    Could you please stop putting a space in my name? Thanks.
     
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  18. Clownacy

    Clownacy UP - ON - CPU Staff

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    Today's delusional prick doesn't see the stupidity of "it's not a crime if you don't get caught". It seems my previous (months old) report was ignored, but now that this moron has given himself away, I don't think a few more reports will go unnoticed~

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=719217231
     
  19. StephenUK

    StephenUK Working on a Quackshot disassembly Administrator

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    Already reported him. Fucking toxic waste of life.
     
  20. Giovanni

    Giovanni Inactive member Member

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    Right from Steam's Sonic 1 Plus thread:
    That's actually the dumbest excuse I've ever heard. Tried to report him, but I failed. Having to pay 5$ just to report a person is unacceptable. Great job, Steam.