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  1. gallandof

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    so all of yongzh's emulators got yanked from the market place today, as a result he has hosted them at slide me, and they are currently free! get em while they're hot!
     

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    Yongzh has released all his emulators for free on the slideme market for 2 weeks to anyone. He plans to continue updates there so spread the word. he also noted n64oid should have some updates very soon.

    U can google slideme on ur phone and download the app from their site which includes a slideme market place. Then it is just a matter of redownloading his emulators if you already have them. If you do not redownload within 2 weeks slideme will say you need to buy them when an update comes out you want to get. So make sure and download them through the slideme app asap. Then whenever you want to check updates just open that app like the android market app and check for updates by clicking on notifications
     
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    I'd encourage people to only get the ones they paid for on the Market for free, and wait until they become paid apps on SlideMe to purchase others they may want. This is a great dev, and this is his bread and butter, lets not take advantage of what he's done here to help out existing paid customers.
     
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    Anyone know why he pulled them from the Market? Why not just put them on both?
     
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    He didn't. Google pulled them. Why he put them on Slide Me and not Amazon is beyond me though. I'd never heard of Slide Me before now.
     
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    I'd assume because he took code from other open source emulators, modified it, and sold them as his own.
     
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    Nope, according to Engadget is was because Sega complained about their existence.
     
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    I could care less. Those other devs were not listing their emulators. Yongzh ported these to android WAY early in the android is devlopement. He keeps the apps updated and is continually answering questions and adding new features

    If these guys are upset about then they should port their work to android themselves.
     
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    I believe Amazon is even more strict than the general android market since it is curated
     
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    I got the Slideme app and it showed I already had the emulators installed. I was surprised that I had all of them! Anyway I redownloaded and reinstalled. It's nice that Slideme has an alternative market for the apps. :cool:
     
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    Yesbit will show them as already installed even if u got them from android market. If you do not redownload then through slideme though it will say you need to purchase it to get an update once yongzh 2 week promotion is over.
     
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    Engadget can say whatever they want. And if that's what they're saying, then they're wrong.

    His emulators were built off other developers' code that are distributed under licenses specifically distributed for Non-Commercial Use. He broke the license when he charged money for the emulators.
     
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    DenverRalphy - you may be right, but I think its more likely Google pulled them because of a complaint from a copyright holder...
     
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    I spoke with the dev directly when the Sega emulators were pulled and he told me it was at the direct request of Sega.

    I don't get why you guys get so uptight about these freeware codes. I much prefer have near perfect console.emulators for a low price then have NONE at all
     
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    There are (as of this post anyway) other emulators up on the Amazon app store.
     
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    well i mean is it really that bad sure he used other peoples code but isnt it all open source? and you can do what you wish to it. (please correct me if im wrong i have a feeling im really missing some info, i welcome that someone corrects me if im wrong). after some modifications and some of his own code then do what he wants with his finished product? a lite version would have been nice though.
     
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    I went and grabbed them all. I already had paid versions of all of them except for GBCoid, which is unnecessary I believe because if I remember correctly GBAoid plays all GB related games.
     
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    I don't know the situation with these apps, or even what forms of licensing is involved here, but that's not always the case.

    I know in the case of the Android (Linux) kernel, if you make any modifications to it you have to release it for free under the same licensing. One of the custom rom devs for my phone actually had his website taken down when he wouldn't release the sources for his modified kernel.
     
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    yongzh emulators were pulled from the market because of license violations. Some of of the code used in these emulators had a strict non-commercial license because the developers didn't want their work being sold for profit.

    PC Mag article

    Google Mobile forum
     
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    Amazon doesn't let the dev set prices and it could be like the android market where if a dev sets the price for free it can't be made a paid app later.


    Nope it will only play GBA games, the system actually had a chip in it that would run game boy (color) games. Kind of like the virtual system the Wii now has but the emu won't run them.
     
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    What a lame excuse to steal code. Oh and who cares everyone else is doing it but he did it first!?! This guy deserves to have them taken down, and money should be refunded to those that purchased it.
     
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    Its a bummer all the emulators are being removed from the android market... its going to severely limit their sales and it turn limit the interest/time the developer spends improving them.

    I just bought NDS4droid last night, but I'm thinking the way things are going it won't be long before that is removed also...
     
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    o well its going to be updated soon and its currently free i hope it stays that way and he just starts a donation page (kinda like zodttd with psx4droid (wasnt all that great)), and as for nds4droid that emulator has made hardly any progress, its at around 6 dollars in the android market, and has no sound. i would gladly by nds4droid but at the current price its at i refuse. if it ran atleaste some games at half speed (or 1/4 speed) with sound i also wouldnt hesitate but im going to wait a long while before i purchase it. I wish TigerKing made an n64 or dreamcast emulator that way we would be certain its free =) what do ya think?
     
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    No one has confirmed if that is in fact true. Though the Sega emulators were confirmed pulled by the request of Sega.

    Secondly don't these development realize they are hurting users of android by doing this? U request open source work to be pulled because the dev wont share changes in the code but you are not even concerned with porting your work else where? In effect saying play this on a PC it else I hate you!

    In either case I think it is more likely Nintendo complained given that Sega previously had and it worked. What pisses me off is we may lose future emulator development for other consoles.
     
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    First of all the Guy is not making money off an old free open source PC version of the emulator. He could of ported it to android himself and made money but he chose not too. And still has not. And most likely does not plan to

    Users of these emulators are not victims we benefited greatly by having these available on android. Playing a n64 on a PC is one thing but on my phone anywhere I want is different.

    Why would these open source devs feel tthat robbing us of that benefit is good?
     

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