It still annoys me to no end when people decide to reshack and give no credit. Jeez, they even copied straight out of the readme file. The way I see it is, if this is to be prevented, you'll have to pack the executable with PECompact, though you might get backlash complaints from some people. Bleh... PECompact isn't totally unpackable, but for people like Mr. Self-Proclaimed-Administrator-Script-Junkie, it should be sufficient.
Post by TheCloudOfSmoke on May 28, 2006 19:05:13 GMT -5
That is totally not right at all. Someone should really say something to him or everyone here should send him a bunch of hate mail or make some hate posts on the English part of their forums and he'll get the point. He is distributing "his" version with a copyrighted BIOS also, which could get him in big trouble .
Post by ssjkakkaroto on Jul 20, 2006 19:51:24 GMT -5
Damn why does someone do this... pSX Author maybe you can try to enable some protections checking in the program like, Title change, Menu chance. Does this mean that the Play Pop! (Farzad Mirzaee and Farshad Mirzaee) disassembled the program? Or did they packed the program in a program and used some hooking technique?? Can you perhaps put maybe in readme.txt / program / website that Play Pop! is a rip off version of the official pSX. This is just worse to see.. Keep up the good work!! pSX emulator is the best!
Post by psicomaniaco on Jul 20, 2006 19:59:26 GMT -5
Guys, things like this are very common. I don't think we can do anything about it. Even if someone shots down this fake thing, another hack is going to happen!
This happened many times already, one nice example is Emurayden (it was spanishm I think), wich was nothing but a hack of VGS.
Meh, here in Brazil they sell everywhere the PC version of Silent Hill 1!! I bought it just to see what type of hack it was. In fact it was nothing but the EPSXE pre-configured and an ISO of Silent Hill. But the guys even created a nice install, added a help file (including the PC specs) and made EPSXE load the game directly, instead of going to the GUI.
There are lots of other examples like this... Sad thing, really.
edit: BTW, I downloaded the damn thing just to see if they changed many things (I don't mind spywares. They come in, and I kick them out ).
Anyway, they haven't changed anything (well, nothing that I have noticed), other than translating it to some bizzarre language. Even the title bar says "pSX v1.3" instead of PlayPop! Other than that, it seems like a cheap hack, (and quite outdated... version 1.3?!?) nothing else...
EDIT 2: BTW Mr. pSX Author, I think you should remove the link, since this cr@p comes with the PSX bios...