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 Post subject: Why is Dotemu so infamous?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:10 am 



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I noticed the majority of Dotemu releases are often blamed for lacking optimization, faithful emulation, bad controls,etc.....

Every time I consider buying an old game and I see Dotemu, I feel a bit anxious because feedbacks are often terrible.

People didnt like their release about Double Drgon Trilogy, Blazing Star, and most of their games.I had a look at Raiden Legacy and eople criticized stuttering(which is apparrently fixed now).

Why do they have so much troubole optimizing old games. Is it a matter of lack of effort, qualified people?


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 Post subject: Re: Why is Dotemu so infamous?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:26 am 


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The most common explanation I see is that it isn't profitable to put time and effort into polishing the emulation because the product most likely won't pull in a big enough audience.
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 Post subject: Re: Why is Dotemu so infamous?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:47 am 


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For a time they were also likely violating the old MAME license by using its code for commercial sale. DotEmu is as good an argument as any other to ask the question "What's the point?" The community of hobbyist coders has long since produced better emulation and feature sets than just about any small developer could be expected to produce with limited time and resources, especially when IP squatters often refuse to let the developers they outsource to even access the source code for old games (and sometimes have lost it entirely). Seriously, why bother? Just sell the players a ROM license already and let us use whatever emulator we please.
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 Post subject: Re: Why is Dotemu so infamous?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:45 pm 


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I agree, if the emulation is not as good as Mame then what's the point? But if a port has good emulation and nice extra features, then for me its worth it, especially on console. I just never enjoyed straight emulation that much for some reason. Maybe the overwhelming choice of games somehow cheapens the experience.

When it comes to ports like the recent City Connection Psikyo ports? Even though they're not that bad, I'd rather go with Mame for those.


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 Post subject: Re: Why is Dotemu so infamous?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:43 pm 


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Their Neo Geo track record is enough for me to hate them tbh. Image

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 Post subject: Re: Why is Dotemu so infamous?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:19 pm 


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Man those Neo Geo ports sound rough. For anyone who likes those be sure to check out any of the Sega Smash Packs on DC. That's some pure gaming bliss right there :roll:


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