If all you did was bring it to Barry's attention etc. that's one thing. However, you didn't question the "authority". You undermined it. There is a very distinct difference there you just don't understand.Neillparatzo wrote:And what happens when that false authority is questioned? You're helpless to do anything but lash out with juvenile insults and hilarious conspiracy theories. It's simultaneously pathetic and entrancing to watch.
Alphamame as is was where 99.9+% of anyone even considering cheating intentionally wouldn't. Ok, so there might be one hacker out there that would break the security etc. and then make a bunch of fake inps for games they can't play for crap even. However, when you break it then publicly release or make some conversion utility that then just about anyone can easily cheat...that's a different matter. It's no longer 0.1% or less that could fake an inp...but now anyone that wants to do it could.
I love the mentality of hackers like you. You are the type of person that breaks into someone's house and robs them of possessions and money then tells them that was a lesson that they need better door locks and an alarm system. Gimme a break.
This place is friendly. It's a community. In a community the players generally respect each other and their ability to play games well. When someone like you shows disrespect toward Barry and the community by undermining it the way you did, then what kind of attitude do you really expect to see from us?When I want "friendly competition", I look somewhere friendly, and when I want to post scores for the hell of it, I've got my own page for that already. I don't like your attitudes. Coincidentally, that's also why I did the INP hack. You only brought it on yourselves.
Of course among a large group there will always be a few that aren't as friendly etc. so what? Are you using that 1 or 2 people to misrepresent what MARP is all about? Even if you did...why does that motivate you to attack the group?
If you had discovered how easy it was to break alphamame and the encryption then you could have just e-mailed Barry about it....as a warning that it's not that secure so if he wants more security for alphamame then he should use a different encryption code or technique in doing things...and as a hacker you could likely even provide a few pointers to assist if Barry was interested in doing that.
However, you didn't do that at all.
As far as the open source license agreement with MAME etc., that's all true to an extent. Barry fulfilled that just fine by having all of the source available for alphamame except for the encryption part. The encryption part is NOT part of the mame project...so doesn't fall under that license.