Re: Non-Working Games Message
- From: Deadly_Dad <XXXspamtrap007@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 16:04:05 GMT
Mark McDougall <msmcdoug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>Sputtered:
1. Unplayable. (don't even bother trying to run it)
2. Emulation incomplete. (you can technically play the game, but some aspects of it are wrong/missing, and you won't be getting the true
3. No sound/graphics glitches/unknown dipswitches etc.
4. 100%. (if you find a bug, report it)
Of course, there is always going to be a blurry line between 1 & 2,
but I think that would cover 99% of cases.
As for the use/definition of 'slightly' and 'properly', relating them
to the state of the source code is completely meaningless to the user.
A driver can be 99.9% complete and the game could be unplayable -
likewise a driver could be 75% complete and *almost* playable.
As for BandTwo's "rudeness", one has to remember that there's an awful
lot of people out there who are MAME newbies, and have little concept
of MAME's history, how MAME (or emulation) works, and the issues
involved. Asking when a game will work is an innocent enough question.
OTOH, if one has fielded hundreds of similar questions, from innocent
newbies to outright demands from snotty-nosed L337 button mashers,
then one can be forgiven for tiring of the question!
Hey, why bring calm, well thought reasoning to the debate? This is the internet. ;-)
Why, you pontificating ignoramus!!! This is /usenet/ not /internet/! (Though carried on the same system.) <EG>
Thnik about it!
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