http://www.atariage....ttach_id=240760 (link to the source code, and the first link I clicked, because I know I'll seriously appreciate the game play after having looked it over.)
is why I enjoy it here. It's not about free games. It's not about piracy, or some expectation that I am owed something. It's about how the hell did that guy get the VCS TO DO THAT? Better? CAN I DO IT TOO, or maybe even, MAYBE I CAN DO IT BETTER?
(rhetorical, because I can't right now, but I sure enjoy being able to read, learn, play and fully appreciate)
We got here for that simple ethic. The simple truth is that ethic has taken a machine to a potential NOBODY expected. Has happened many, many times. Damn straight! 8 bit land is a very fun place to be, and it wouldn't be anywhere near that level of fun without the idea of just putting stuff out there complete. When I was a kid, we shared code. Well, most of us did. There was that Greg guy who kept secrets. We kicked his ass working together. Object lesson in '82. Valid today. (Apple computers)
Many of the greats were done by disassembling the existing works and building on what was found there. The idea that one doesn't even have to go prying open the tin is again the very best ambassadorship there is. Thanks again. Just wanted to highlight WHY that open culture matters, and it's so often taken the wrong way.
Edited by potatohead, Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:26 PM.