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Emulation (Games)

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MarcQuadra
MarcQuadra writes "A recent Ask Slashdot wondered how to get vendors to release the source for old-but-important applications, like our favorite games from the 1990s and earlier. Seeing as how many of the vendors show absolutely no inclination to open-source such goodies as SimCity 2000, A-10 Attack, or the original StarCraft, many of us are left to either keeping ancient hardware (which won't last forever) or running emulators, many of which are unpolished or starting to not compile on modern systems. As an avid retro-gamer who can't code, what can people like me do to attract developers to important emulation projects like BasiliskII or SheepShaver that let us run old operating systems and programs on today's desktops?"
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