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#351 Stephen OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:04 PM

I wish I could just give up on hard issues in my day job.  I'll try it next time I am having trouble figuring something out.  I'll just tell him I am not doing it, and other people on the internet couldn't do it either, so tell the customer that.  LMAO.



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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:48 PM

Just ship the least buggy version.

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:56 AM

I am willing to let people look at the binary and source, but privately and those that I can trust. I require their personal information and need them to sign a confidentiality agreement. Each binary will be stamped so it can be traced back to who received it. I do not know who is who, or what they do on the public forums. I will not post the binary publicly, nor will it be available for pay-per-download. Isn't that like asking Nintendo to post the next Super Mario Brothers World game publicly so it can be debugged? The cartridge game is available from www.atarisales.com for $49.99. http://members.tcq.n...mpestelite.html


Edited by peteym5, Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:04 AM.


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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:02 AM

I am willing to let people look at the binary and source, but privately and those that I can trust. I require their personal information and need them to sign a confidentiality agreement. I cannot track who does what on here. I will not post the binary publicly, nor will it be available for pay-per-download. The cartridge game is available from www.atarisales.com for $49.99. http://members.tcq.n...mpestelite.html

 

Are you requiring personal information and a confidentiality agreement with every person who has bought a cartridge? They are now in possession of a binary of the game and can do whatever they want with it.

 

Cartridges can easily be read, they do not offer any copy protection.



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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:08 AM

I am willing to let people look at the binary and source, but privately and those that I can trust.


Don't whine because no-one can be bothered with all that hassle to help you for free. I'll bet no-one here who offered to help and who knows what they're doing was even approached privately, and clearly no-one who already jumped through the hoops necessary to get sight of the code has a clue how to troubleshoot it. And as gozar said: it's out there already. No-one cares.



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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:29 AM

 Isn't that like asking Nintendo to post the next Super Mario Brothers World game publicly so it can be debugged? 

 

Thanks, I needed a laugh tonight after a long day at work.



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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:43 AM

I required proof of purchase for technical support before working with the people privately who bought the game to help resolve the VBXE issue. Video61 kept records of everyone who purchased the game. He needed to know the address, payment through some financial institution, and email of everyone who bought the game before shipping it to them.


Edited by peteym5, Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:47 AM.


#358 tep392 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:51 AM

I require their personal information and need them to sign a confidentiality agreement. 

This is so bizarre when you consider the system is over 30 years old and the market is so small and collector oriented.



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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:56 PM

This is so bizarre when you consider the system is over 30 years old and the market is so small and collector oriented.

 

I'm wondering if each individual copy is watermarked with the purchasers name or some identifiable information. Is it worth the trouble to compare the md5 of the cart for those that bought it? 



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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:55 PM

I'm wondering if each individual copy is watermarked with the purchasers name or some identifiable information. Is it worth the trouble to compare the md5 of the cart for those that bought it? 

 

Given the outlandish level of paranoia exhibited, I'd assume there's someone paid to lurk in the bushes watching each person who purchased a cart.



#361 peteym5 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:30 PM

Maybe something encrypted in between some other game data.....

 

But lets not talk about piracy and digital downloads, and whatever, it just leads to things becoming negative.

 

Video 61 just keeps customer records just in case he needs to back track proof of purchase.

 

The main thing I figured out how to get it to run with VBXE, and other hardware and different firmware should less likely interfere with it.

 

I have been busy preparing Secretum Labyrinth for the 5200 and figuring out how to make the game more intense. I am glad to had provided the first game in that series as a free download and kept everything positive on those threads. Improving the RPG / adventure game engine is an ongoing process. I just wish the cartridge would had sold better after letting people try a smaller version of it. It is unlike anything else and I can say it is copyright material and my own intellectual work. It probably is something sought by collectors. By the time I get to the next cartridge game, I can add more monsters, and puzzles for the player to solve. I even thought about doing something with VBXE and Secretum Labyrinth.


Edited by peteym5, Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:41 PM.





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