A Spotlight On Vital Details In ROMs
Cartridges vs tape/disc are like locks on windows or other home security measures. They don’t make it impossible to burgle a house, but they remove the easy win, which will lead to a decrease in piracy.
The target for producers of budget titles was newsagents, corner shops, and other places that might be willing to take a punt but which were unambiguously not computer or software shops. In the UK, at least, that’s probably the sole way that many of us in smaller towns had access to commercial titles. The same business model obviously doesn’t work for cartridges.
Practical Free ROMs Methods – A Background
@rwallace, Yes, cartridges could have been built with some sort of bank-switched ROM. It would not surprise me if such cartridges exist for the C64. But, unlike the NES and other consoles, the C64 had always been able to use disk and tape. So it offered cheaper ways of producing programs and games than consoles of the era did.
Piracy wise, getting a tape/disk and copying software onto it is trivial for everyone. Browse for the C64 ROM file on your Linux PC, select it with the mouse in the UI, and click the “Autostart” button to load it up in the emulator as a program automatically. As soon as the ROM file loads, your software should be ready to use. With the Vice emulator open and in C64 mode, download your favorite game ROM to your Linux PC and get it ready to go. Then, press Alt + A on the keyboard to launch the open-file dialog.
- It’s one of few open-source Android GBA emulators and sees regular updates because of that.
- The free version is perfect for playing GBA games, but the full version is completely ad-free, supports multi-line cheat codes, and has the ability to fast forward the gameplay.
- If you’d like to support the developer, you can also opt for the paid version instead, but you don’t need to worry about having ads thrown in your face if you can’t.
- Its free version, linked above, is functionally identical to its paid version.
The C64 Adventure Game Solutions and Walkthrough Site – Solutions to many c64 games. Triangle Online – Another european group with lots of info and games Nintendo DS emulator to download.