This should be illegal, companies should be forced to open-source games (or at least provide the code to people who bought it) if they decide to discontinue it, so people can preserve it on their own.

  • @Swedneck@discuss.tchncs.de
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    237 months ago

    Looking at the retro computer scene should make anyone a diehard open source fanatic, it’s god awful how much retro stuff relies on a single guy happening to find an old disc in their basement and upload it to the internet, and a lot of the time that never happened and so the software is just lost forever and the only way hardware can be used is by people writing their own software completely from scratch and sharing it with others.

    And of course if they then don’t make it open source that’s extra fun.

    • I Cast Fist
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      27 months ago

      God bless the 8-bit guy and his dream come true, Commander X16.