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Re: Everyone should chill...

Posted by TomRiddle98 on .
Well, while although I am a younger man than most people here I have been emulating games for 9 years now. I've seen the fall of Emuparadise and now Vimm with Nintendo games and you know what?

It taught me two things, one people overreact on how one ROM site is the equivalent of the library of alexandria that gets credit for giving ROMs in a convenient manner but nothing that you can't find through torrent sites or the r/roms mega thread.

The second (more important thing) is that DDL is a flawed method and always have been for years. DDL is convenient for the uneducated but its also extremely convenient for cunts like Nintendo to just flag everything down since it is all coming from one source.

This is why torrenting is superior and that's because by nature if the domain site gets taken down, there are still seeders from the tracker being active beyond the original upload. Now people obviously critique torrenting for either "lack of seeders" or more dangerous and complicated but to me it feels rooted in ignorance or lack of will. Lemme explain.

People often site lack of seeding for either because of "little ISP upload speed" or "Copyright trolls in the swarm" but then why not just get a VPN (IE. AirVpn) or if you don't wanna torrent locally, just rent out a seedbox.

Frankly I find little excuse in leeching (hitting & running) and it just seems like most people are either selfish or believe some BS like "Downloading is legal uploading isn't" or something like that.

Maybe they're just stuck in the days where Pirate Bay and uTorrent were king so when they revisit them and find out they're both crap they swear off torrenting instead of using modern alternatives like Rutracker and qBittorrent/Transmission.

Bottom line is, the library of alexandria isn't being burnt down by the Nintendo Ninjas but it is highlighting why centralized downloads are a flawed form of piracy and at that compared to the BitTorrent protocol. Of course it does suck that these games are taken down but really nothing is really lost, Vimm was just a really convenient place but that's all it was, convenient.

If we want to avoid takedowns in the future than the ROM community has to be more willing to use torrents and be active seeders at that. Not any more dangerous than DDL or USENET for that matter.

"Oh so you're a dumpbro, right? Then prove your legally owned copy of Mother 3."

In reply to: Everyone should chill... posted by GreyFox on .
Like most I was pretty bummed about the fact that many of the most mainstream titles have been struck from the site, and I'm glad I had many of them already downloaded before the action happened. But I have to say, to the people who have been acting as if this is Romaggedon on Vimm's (and there's been quite a few), the VAST majority of Rom's on this site are still up, catalogued better than most other Rom sites for our convenience.

There are many other sites where you can easily find and download the more mainstream titles, a quick google search will reveal at least 3. This site is still Goat'd, and still is probably the best place for Rom's that aren't just Mario, Resident Evil, FF etc. I kind of feel like it's a bit petty/disrespectful to act like Vimm is done, and all the hard work he puts into the site is pointless because you can't download Pokemon anymore.

Honestly, as a fan of Retro games, i'm personally not even that interested in mainstream titles etc. because I can literally get them anywhere, or buy the game for 20 bucks on Ebay. I'd much rather play something more obscure, of which there are literally tens of thousands of options on this site. It's obvious that the recent social media traffic caught the attention of some kind of Copyright bot that struck the most popular titles by name only and moved on. There's no "Eye of Sauron" on the site, the gaming Illuminati does not have it in for Vimm, there is no reason for everyone to "lay low", or keep quiet, or start acting like we're part of some secret cabal that just got found out. This is ridiculous, the site is fine, everyone can game. Are big corporations lame? Yes. Has that ever NOT been the case? No. So everyone should just chill and get back to gaming.

Re: Everyone should chill...
MacUser2 -- 6/27/2024 4:07 pm UTC