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Whats the best place to get the ROMs for SNES,NES,GB Advance, etc.?


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  1. mxrider821

    mxrider821 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    title pretty much says it all... wheres the best place to D/L roms onto your computer for Super Nintendo, NES, Sega Genesis, GameBoy Advance, etc. i already have all the full versions of emulators, i just need the roms.



    thanks in advance :D
     

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  2. Trel

    Trel Well-Known Member

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    you likely can't ask that here. Roms are technically illegal.
     
  3. DoAndroidsDream

    DoAndroidsDream Member

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    I just googled "nes roms" for you. The first site that came up is **EDIT** . They have all the other roms you are looking for too.
     
  4. DoAndroidsDream

    DoAndroidsDream Member

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    Not if you own the game.
     
  5. DR0ID

    DR0ID Well-Known Member

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    um, a little off topic?
     
  6. mxrider821

    mxrider821 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    o ok sry about that.. i had no idea, PLEASE DELETE THREAD
     
  7. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member

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    nes roms aren't all illegal. There are some games... I'd estimate between 10% and 15%... which the copyright expires on them after a certain number of years and they become freeware. I can't cite any games off the top of my head, but in poking around google, I'm sure you can read up on it more.

    Also, some companies that manufacture the games will change the licensing on the games after a certain amount of time, which often times results in free and legal downloads. The original doom and the quake III source engine are two examples of this.

    So in my eyes, the OP was a legit question. It is just up to the people who answer to make sure they are not giving any illegal advice before they post. ;)
     
  8. Trel

    Trel Well-Known Member

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    Though many NES roms are now in public domain, SNES, and GBA definitely are not. So probably still against rules. (I don't think I've ever seen a site that makes an effort to only have the public domain ones either, other than homebrew sites)
     
  9. billd

    billd Well-Known Member

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    U.S. law doesn't provide for copyright on anything to expire if it was created after some time in the 1930's (can't remember the exact date). Well, actually it does but the last I heard it was something like the author's life plus 70 years or something else ridiculous like that.

    Most NES titles would be between 18-24 years old. Even original U.S. copyright law allowed up to 28 years. Now it's well over 100 years depending upon various parameters.

    If the copyright holder(s) decide to put something in the public domain, or license it for free copying, then that's different. Other countries may be different too.
     
  10. sevenfootjo

    sevenfootjo New Member

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    I downloaded the NESoid Lite emulator for the Droid but when I try to download ROMs directly onto the Droid it says the file type isn't supported. Then I downloaded the ROM onto my laptop and tried to transfer it over but I'm lost. Any suggestions?
     
  11. momomoo

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    Search for "emu kulichki" on google.
     
  12. spfulfill

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    I've tried to download an nes rom on a couple sites and I get "Cannot download. Format not supported on this phone." Do I need to do something different?
     
  13. momomoo

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    You should download those ROMs with your computer, because they are packed in a .rar.
     
  14. spfulfill

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    The files from other sites seem to be .zip files. Eithere way, simply tranferring from my computer to my droid will be sufficient? Nesoid will open them in those file types? I haven't yet hooked up my Droid to my computer, but hopefully it will be self-explanatory.
     
  15. jessehurlburt

    jessehurlburt New Member

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    All you have to do is connect to USB, drag down notification panel and mount card. Drag files to SD.
     
  16. Melon Bread

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    If You Own The Games (even though I know you will DL the Games Even if you don't own it)

    **LINK REMOVED**
     
  17. fantasytozi

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    The best site I have ever known is ***edit***, all kind of roms u can find right there;)

    Edit: Discussing ROMs fine, but please do not link directly to ROM sites from these forums. -- Forum Staff
     
  18. dgounis

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    I am trying and trying and not computer savvy. New droid owner who just wants to play original nintendo games. I downloaded lite emulators but don't know where to go from there. I found roms but it says that my droid has no application to support zip files.
    Please dumb it down as much as possible. I really don't know what I'm doing.
    Thank you
     
  19. stlnascar

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    well sorta but technically if you own the original game (like the consol) then its's not illegal
     
  20. shotgunfool

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    not that i know the file structure for the droid/hero/ blah blah, but its the same as when i did this for my ipod touch 1st gen (Oh yes ;) ), but you need to install the emulator, which you all have done, then you need to "aquire" your ROMs, and install them into the correct file system on your android phone, the files cannot be in a .zip or .rar, as your phone wont be able to execute them, so unzip them, and throw them into a folder called ROMs and put it on the root of your SD card, and then try.

    Edit;PS. Dont Download Games You Dont Own, although you can legally download a copy of games you do own, Gotta love wikipedia and its infinite wisdom ;)

    Edit2; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NES_ROMs

    QUOTE "In some countries, it is legal for an individual to personally make backup copies of a game they own. Individuals may make backup copies for various reasons, perhaps as insurance against losing the game or as redundancy in the event that the original game's medium becomes unreadable. See the section on ROMs and Preservation."
     
  21. ub3r-l33ch

    ub3r-l33ch Well-Known Member

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    WikiAnswers - Are ROMs legal if you own the original game

    ROM image - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    However, in the U.S. it has been illegal since 1983 for a user to create their own backups of video game ROMs onto other cartridges. This was decided in the court case of Atari v. JS&A. JS&A manufactured a "game backup" device that allowed users to dump their Atari ROMs onto a blank cartridge. JS&A argued that the archival rule allowed for this. The court disagreed, noting that ROM media was not subject to the same volatility as magnetic media (for which the law was created). Thus, not being so relatively vulnerable, ROMs were not applicable under section 17 USC 117(a)(2).


    Some games companies, such as Nintendo, print warnings inside their game manuals that they do not allow users to make backup or archival copies. Whether or not these warnings in this specific form can be considered valid contracts is legally questionable. For an overview of relevant issues, see user agreement (EULA), shrink wrap contract, clickwrap, Fair Use, Fair Dealing and DMCA.
     
  22. Slug

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    From the Android Forums Rules & Guidelines:

    As what is legal to download/distribute in one domain may be illegal in another, to avoid any confusion the policy is that no links/directions to any ROMs are permitted.

    Thanks for your co-operation.
     

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