Well I find it very difficult to see why the company that holds the rights to this particular pinball would prevent emulation of their systems. The post to which I am replying to says it all. Take the N64 for example, or the PSX. Both Nintendo and Sony are/had huge spits about emulating these systems and the availability of the ROMs online, yet you have emulators like ePSXe and PJ64 which are probably the best emulators in the PSX and N64 genre.
If I had the technical know-how, I would emulate this pinball machine and just post it on some Geocities web site for everyone to try. I mean, emulating the system isn't illegal, just the ROMs (like that stops the distribution though), so why not just emulate the machine anyways?
> > i know there working on Streetfighter , stargate ,mariobros and Bonebusters.
> > But how you get them , i really don't know , besize that it's hard to get
> > gottlieb roms since some sites removed them after Gottliebs post.
> >Yes, it is possible to do super mario brothers. However, >it will be more
> difficult to do than most other tables for >the follwoing reasons:
> >a) Gottlieb Roms are very hard to find, since they asked >them to be removed
> from most websites.
> >b) Gottlieb pictures, manuals, and information are very >hard to find for the
> same reason.
> >c) EVEN if you get past all that, and make an incredible >table, you'll have to
> find a place to host it so others >can download it, since Gottlieb has asked
> shivasite not to >host gottlieb information
> Not to be rude, but why do I find the above 2 posts incredibly funny? Roms that
> arent hosted by the companys website can be dumped through rom reading devices.
> You might want to check out Mame, thousands of arcade games dumped by hand in
> rom-readers and then emulated. Literally only a handful of them were provided by
> the original companies/authors/programmers (see roby roto and the other couple
> of freeware games)
> I dont see how a company not wanting this to happen is going to stop anyone. Its
> not like people are going to throw their hands up in the air and say "oh well,
> the company isnt going to freely let us download our roms, so we might as well
> forget it."
> Part of the magic of most emulators is that there are challenges. Sometimes its
> in getting the boards, other times the technical complexities of the hardware...
> and even sometimes the ducking in the shadows from the law and IDSA, etc.
> www.mame.dk isn't hosted on Denmark soil for nothing you know.....
> In this case, i think the roms are the least of peoples worries. Not everything
> "graces" the WWW, and it doesnt have to be hosted on a website for it to happen.
> Alternatively, perhaps a www.pinmame.dk?
> In close, I think the emulation community is strong enough to withstand one
> company making a stink about their roms, and removing their download....LOL
> Mame On!