Ive tried the rom image on handy and it seems ok but not worth the money imo. Some of these prototypes for sale annoy me. The authors get none of the proceeds and they cost about £5 to make, yet they sell for £30 to £50.
Its easy to overlook it saying it benefits the scene and collectors, that being the case why arent they selling them at reasonable prices? Because it easy to sell some buggy protype that they are effectively illegally copying, that cost very little to make and make good profits by 'controlling the market' with very few releases.
That said i still want EOTB, but if a rom image was released to the scene I wouldnt need to be buying a knocked off EPROM from EBAY. Which is what should have happened rather than the 'lets limit release of this illegall image' and make people pay big bucks for it - hence the £100 one I couldnt afford on ebay the other week... I respect what eric has done regards his 'proper release', but that said I am suprised the ROM hasnt been uploaded for all. I would still buy erics version even if rom was released. The same holds true of relief pitcher, ive seen a knock off of that already (Not the ver someone did a batch of on here), and again the rom is kept under control of the few so prices remain high.
I realise there are some 'original' of these protypes knocking about but 95% of the ones ive seen have very likely been produced by people wanting to cash in on the collector market.
Thankfully Daemongate ROM is In the public domain, which is where a few others should be...
Edited by GadgetUK, Fri Jul 6, 2012 1:00 PM.