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Console Games added to GOG.com (using emulators, like with DOS games)

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Technically, DOS is just another OS that needs to be emulated to make it run. Well, Surely GOG could team up with Znes producers, PsxE, VBA, ect and try and get some console games on GOG. Set them up in such a way that it comes with an inbuilt emulator that runs when you click .exe like has been done with DOSbox, afterall, it is just an emulator. Only downside would be, you could only really add old games, but hey. Surely companies like square enix would love to make money from the huge scene of people who emulate their old content like final fantasy VI.

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Alright, so people are saying that console games cannot be put on <a href="http://GOG.com" class="light_un" target="_blank">GOG.com</a> because of various legal reasons related to emulation. That's not really true. <br /> <br /> Most emulators, especially for older consoles, do not require any ROMs. For instance, the NES (which had quite a few unlicensed games you might get permission to release on GOG - I don't know, the old CodeMasters NES games could work here?), SNES, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, GameBoy, GameBoy Color and many other consoles of that era do not require ROMs. Other systems, such as the GBA and PS1, do benefit greatly from ROMs, but emulation is good enough for many titles to not require them. This means that no intellectual property of the console manufacturer is distributed and that the emulator can be distributed with or without their permission. <br /> <br /> The bigger problem, however, is the contracts that those game developers have with Nintendo or Sega which might forbid such practices, or their relationships with the two which might make such practices unwelcome. This is why I mentioned the idea of contacting the creators of previously unlicensed games for the platforms, or homebrew developers, or companies which no longer create games but might be interested in profiting from their old intellectual property. The ones which are still involved with the big companies usually release their games through them anyway, but what about the little, forgotten developers of the era? They might be willing to join such a project. <br /> <br /> (Besides, DOSBox is also an "emulator" of sorts, and not a very accurate one at that - PCem is much more accurate - and nobody seems to complain about it)

Jun. 9, 2016
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I didn't vote for it, but I like the idea of distributing just the ROM's. I would like to legitimately buy the original ROM files without extracting them from cartridges myself. I don't think GOG should be in the business of handling the emulator itself unless it did so in a 'recommended tools' section or something separate from the game. Even then, that's a lot of duplicate maintenance for GOG to ensure up to date versions of emulators that should really be left to the emulator developers or the internet archive. The legality surrounding console emulators in the first place is sketchy at best. Simply a for-pay original ROM repository I'm in support of though. As others have commented, verifying emulation correctness is not on GOG, if an emulator goes south or development stalls, they could be in hot water. Maybe offer a recommendation for an emulator, but claim you only offer legit official ROM files. I'm pretty sure the SOP for Nintendo and Sega is to resell only the most popular old games on new console for $60 anyway. I Would love an alternative for the lesser known games that didn't have console obsolescence built in.

May. 13, 2016
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would be cool, but unfortunately i suspect it would put GOG in the position of distributing the console emulators, none of which i believe are currently actually acknowledged as legit by the original console manufacturer. <br /> <br /> Sony, Nintendo, etc. would no doubt like to keep games for their old platforms to their own newer platforms.

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That would be highly unlikely. You can't sell a game unless you can be 100% certain that it'll work the way it was programmed. Unfortunately, console emulation is much more difficult than one may think. Even old consoles have hardware features that simply don't exist on a modern PC and has to be emulated via software. While technically feasible, a software implementation of a hardware feature will always run much slower than it should. At some point you need to compromise between performance and accuracy. If the feature is too accurate, the game might slow down at inappropriate times. If it's too optimized, it might cause glitches in games that make use of a very specific quirk that simply isn't present in the "fast" code. Not to mention when a dev has optimized his game to fully utilize features, bugs, and even the whims of hardware-internal timings; a slight change can break a game beyond repair. Remember these old games that suddenly ran way too fast to be playable, if the hardware was too powerful? Yeah, good times, good times. GoG would either sink a ton of resources to develop, test, debug, optimize, and test their emulators again, or they'd invest less money into it in exchange for giving those games away for free. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

Mar. 8, 2016
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I wouldn't vote for PSX, N64, Dreamcast... emulation though, as these always have graphical glitches going on

Feb. 18, 2016
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A lot of good old console games out there that would be nice to have here. I wouldn't mind some Bonk and other TurboGrafx-16 stuff...as well as Sega, Nintendo, Atari, Playstation games and so on.

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+1 for this. SEGA has a large collection of classic titles available on Steam through a proprietary SEGA emulator. Wouldn't be any more work than establishing a licensing contract to get these available on GOG, DRM-free.

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Would be nice..and also..no more faulty emulators...i already have some of those....and yes..even though old in some cases (Nintendo, MSX, Sega, there's some cool games on those..i just wish there was a way to hook up a really old 2 button handheld joystick..)

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Makes me recall how Bleem (I think it was), a Playstation emulator got purchased (officially licensed or something along those lines). Was good except the regular updating stopped after it became 'official'. <br /> <br /> Still, I'm surprised that game producers don't re-release old games even if they state that they're no longer supported. I still play a bunch of old stuff (even fire up my consoles) because some of the old games have better gameplay than newer ones.

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If you're mentioning how GOG uses DOSbox to run some Good Old Games, you might as well mention that GOG uses <a href="http://ScummVM.org" class="light_un" target="_blank">ScummVM.org</a> to run the games that use it (eg The Dig). It's strange you say "Only downside would be, you could only really add old games" when GOG is all about Old Games!

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SE makes remakes? <br /> <br /> Sure, they do, but have you ever played one? <br /> <br /> Terrible controls, bugginess to make Ubisoft blush, and DRM that makes Origin and UPlay seem like an epic win by comparison. <br /> <br /> Actually, I take that back, SE is so bad with their DRM that I'd consider buying a new Rockstar game before I re-bought a Final Fantasy/Dragon Quest title.

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This may be a good idea but a bit ambitious given the legal questions around ROMs / Emulation in the first place and hosting the actual game ROMs.

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The emulators themselves tend to be legal. <br /> The games to run on them tend not to. <br /> Some of them (Pcsx2) require BIOS to work, which must be ripped from a console, and are also not legal. <br /> <br /> With GOG handling the licensing and bundling and such, the second two problems could go away, at least for the end user.

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I love this idea! Why just PC, why not all Good Old Games?

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SE makes so many re-releases of FF that emulating them illegally is hardly an excuse.

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I don't think that this is impossible, but I think some might disagree with this. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think one of the reasons why console games using emulators may not be a good idea is because of the different quality that the game might show compared to the game itself when being played by a console. Sometimes, the game's quality would drop to 480p from 720p. But yeah, I don't know much about this kind of stuff.

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Yes, I think GOG should have all Good Old Games. I've used Fusion364 emulator to play my old Sega MegaDrive (Genesis) and MegaCD games. It works perfectly, no issues.

May. 12, 2015
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Before we ask GOG to do this can we have them do something on a similar note but in keeping with PC games? I would like to suggest everyone here first ask GOG to make as many PC98(the big Japanese PC platform back in the day) available here and compatible with Windows PC. I would love the original version of Xanadu by Nihon Falcom and many other related games to be available on here.

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I am aware of the many difficulties and challenges, and I still think this is a good idea. For a few old console games at least. <br /> For I have never (what some commenters have called lazy) bothered to collect my old (abandonware) games, install the emu, fiddle with various settings, tread through crashes and trial & error in hopes of playing an old video game. Now if GOG offered a bug-free version to play on my computer today I would purchase it. <br /> <br /> So yeah I could trouble myself with the time consuming hassles of playing Sega or super Nintendo emu on my PC and each year I still have not done it.

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GOG has gotten some emulated Amiga games and stuff, so this isn't impossible, there would probably a lot of redtape and technical difficulties to deal with though.

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wow is gog seriously filled with this many idiotic people?

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I don't know if this will everbepossible, but if so, it will be HUGE. :)

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@cataclism Yes, they can be used to play games, but this doesn't mean they were created with the intent of allowing people to play games, and this is very relevant. In this context, the emulators themselves are legal, while providing Rom images is not. Because of this, the emulators must be available for free and may not be distributed with ROM images. <br /> <br /> And in the case of PSN, you're talking about emulation of a system owned by it's creator on another system by the same creator. The problem here is not only acquiring the rights to the games, but also the rights to the emulated platforms. <br /> <br /> And one last thing, most games people suggest here (especially the ones you suggested) are readily available on many platforms, making this pointless.

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@MagmaDragoon. Emulators can totally be used to play games, what the objectives of MAME's team are is completely irrelevant. That why THEY wanted to do and their vision does not have to be and shouldn't be imposed on anyone else. Your entire post is preposterous. <br /> The concept of selling older games on digital channels which use emulation to run said games in newer systems is hardly alien anyway. Many older games sold through PSN for example use emulation. The PS3 (all models) can play PS1 games through emulation. <br /> Regarding GOG themselves, a good place to start could be Chrono Trigger and the SNES Final Fantasies. Square Enix already has a deal with GOG to sell Eidos games (SE owns Eidos) and SE has already released most FF games on Steam, though those are mostly reworked versions with some unpleasant changes. GOG could make a deal to sell the original SNES versions.

Nov. 25, 2014
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Totally no. What people either forget or don't realize is that emulators weren't made for people to play games (free or otherwise). Their main objective is documentation and preservation. <br /> <br /> Here is an excerpt from MAME's documentation: <br /> <br /> "MAME is strictly a non-profit project. Its main purpose is to be a reference to the inner workings of the emulated arcade machines. This is done both for educational purposes and for preservation purposes, in order to prevent many historical games from disappearing forever once the hardware they run on stops working. Of course, in order to preserve the games and demonstrate that the emulated behavior matches the original, you must also be able to actually play the games. This is considered a nice side effect, and is not MAME's primary focus."

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+1 / This we need! I can understand that Nintendo games (NES & SNES) can be hard to get or perhaps even impossible to get because they have their own system (WII & WIIU) for which they are releasing their older games already - and I don't think they want any competition. <br /> <br /> But Sega games are already being released for Steam and Amazon etc. You should totally get your hands on a good piece of emulator and start selling Sega games packs or even individual games on GOG!

Nov. 10, 2014
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IMO the best PS1 emulator would be "pSX emulator" (whose official site I can't seem to find now, though), not ePSXe, because it doesn't alter the graphics in any way.

Oct. 25, 2014
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PC ports of console games? Yes. <br /> Running by emulation? No.

Aug. 24, 2014
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just no. <br /> <br /> gog should stay a pc games platform, or it will be overrun with the back catalogue of the console (and other old computer systems) games and will extinguish any indie development. <br />

Aug. 22, 2014
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Why not give it a try with a single game like Pokémon Red or Link's Awakening? That's not a risk for anyone really, especially considering that GOG can stop selling it at ANY point, and that those are as easy to download as typing their names already. When 10'000 copies are sold after a week, the rightholders will see that there's a lot of profit to be made with those.

Aug. 18, 2014
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Getting old games on a new console is a bonus but very few people will buy a console which costs several $100 just so they can buy old games at an inflated price. PCs are fairly ubiquitous, everyone already owns one, so why wouldn't Nintendo etc want to expand into such a market? <br /> <br /> I think some manufacturers, (Nintendo in particular) would object to the default PC game pad (the keyboard) because it is pretty rubbish for platform games and degrades the quality of the experience. <br /> Because free roms are available, legal roms have to be kept cheap or no one will buy them. ($20 for Mario World, be serious!) This means they will have to undercut the prices they are charging on their consoles which could alienate the core market. <br /> <br /> On the upside, many console game developers don't have much experience with the PC market so teaming up with gog would reduce cost and risk and maybe, gog coud recomend a licenced game pad for use with the console games to get Nintendo et al onside.

Aug. 17, 2014
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@nhydock I, too, would gladly buy a lot of older games from here (not those I already own, because thank God my collection is still mostly intact... I'm sorry about what happened to you. :( ), mainly those from consoles I never owned or games I missed back in the day. <br /> <br /> But yes, I think that the publishers are the main obstacle here. Why would Sony and/or Nintendo let go of their older exclusives, given that they run their own digital market? I mean, they COULD do it, and they would certainly make money out of it, but I doubt they'd let someone else make any profit out of it. Especially Sony, maybe Nintendo COULD let go of some very old stuff, games they themselves don't sell anymore, but I wouldn't bet too much on it. <br /> <br /> It'd be awesome indeed. There's so many games from the older generations that I missed...

Jul. 30, 2014
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@MordredMS One advantage of GoG is the extent that they go for preserving older products. Even though people can easily just go on google and download roms and emulators for free (which they can do the same for any game here on GoG really), getting things like quality PDF scans of game manuals and strategy guides is really precious and awesome to have. <br /> <br /> My console game collection a few years ago got damaged by a flood, and a lot of my game manuals and covers have been ruined because of it. I'd totally repurchase a lot of those games on GoG if it meant having all that material back again. Plus, like with the advantage of PSN/Virtual Console/Xbox Live where you can download some older games digitally, in a lot of cases there's plenty of rarer games that you could get for only a few dollars because of it just being roms. <br /> <br /> Still, the problem with having console games comes down to more than just the game development studio. For older consoles, like NES and SNES, the console development company had direct say and control over what games could be published on their system. Trying to wrestle rights to have roms on GoG from them would be impossible when they run their own virtual console market. <br /> <br /> Only consoles I could see being supported by GoG would be Atari, Intellivision, NeoGeo, some MAME compatible games, and some Sega games possibly up to Dreamcast. Nintendo is out, and so would be Sony exclusives.

Jul. 26, 2014
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The idea is great, but I fear it won't happen easily. <br /> <br /> First of all, why would retro-gamers who download ROMs and emulators for free want to BUY them? If not for the laziness of not having to rape Google for them, I guess. It would be a risk move for GOG and for publishers alike. <br /> <br /> Secondly, if publishers care so little about their back catalogue that they create consoles with no retrocompatibility and let their older games die a slow and miserable death, I'm afraid they wouldn't move much of a finger to bring it back to the marked. <br /> <br /> Thirdly, as it has been pointed out already, not all emulators work well with all games. Should GOG let people use whatever emu they like? Or maybe include one with the purchase? Or maybe merely recommend one? <br /> <br /> It can be done, it would be awesome if it were done, but unfortunately it isn't simple.

Jul. 24, 2014
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And I really love how this wish is #10 of the top voted ever. You can tell people want this :)

Jul. 20, 2014
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Well, I have the equipment to dump my old games myself, and I tend to buy those games that I missed in my childhood just to dump them and play them in an emulator. I'm a console enthusiast when it comes to older games, and I would definitely love such games on GOG. While I wouldn't need most of the games that I like from this era because I've already dumped them myself, I would seriously consider buying them again just for the extras. A good, official cover image is worth a lot to me and complements a collection. Same goes for a PDF game manual. And if we can get the soundtracks, that'd be even better!

Jul. 20, 2014
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Yes. oxydated, you should get an Origin account instead.

Jul. 20, 2014
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Sure I'd be happy to pay for ROMs. It's really an untapped market. Either you have to use a Wii or GC disk in your drive, or you have to download ROMs illegally. <br /> <br /> Is this the start of iTunes for old console games?

Jul. 16, 2014
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I'm in two minds about this, one one hand there are lots of emulators out there and you'd need to have a choice of which to use (A lot of games run we;ll in one but not another) on the other hand... If GOG could get an in house team to create their own emulator for said games that worked flawlessly this could be a winning idea. <br /> <br /> The only problem then I think would be that there are so many publishers of console games that no longer exist and the big guys most probably won't be interested.

Jul. 2, 2014
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I am for the idea, though I would prefer to download the ROM (finally a legal way!) and receive a message like "This game requires a &lt;&lt;insert_console&gt;&gt; emulator in order to run". So not to have too many ROMs with the same emulator built in. And in the GOG way, to have the manual, and wallpapers and covers if available. <br /> <br /> Let's hope for the various game producers to agree to sell those ROMs at a fair price (no more than $0.99 a game would be fair), so that they could see a revenue out of them and let us play emulators without feeling dirty.

Jun. 22, 2014
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Great idea! But I agree with ssokolow, if this happens, please use a format that runs in any emulator for the system. I don't believe that Sony or Nintendo would do that, though. Maybe Sega, since they have been already porting some of their classics to PC.

May. 22, 2014
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Blizzard just recently re-released Rock n Roll Racing on <a href="http://Battle.net" class="light_un" target="_blank">Battle.net</a> as a ZSNES executable, so using emulators is perfectly legal.

May. 15, 2014
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This would be so cool if they could get it to work. Off the top of my head I can think of 8 games that I would buy right away.

May. 12, 2014
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To be honest, if they were to ever do this, I'd like it to be on a separate home page entirely as GoG is known mostly for their PC games, and Emulators are still very clunky to use. Unless GoG could program a smooth, well-rounded Emulator and got permission from other gaming companies to put their products on an Emulator part of the website, then I wouldn't find this a very good idea. But this is GoG we're talking about, a little faith in their capabilities couldn't hurt.

Apr. 10, 2014
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As long as they were suitably cheap, I'd buy ROM+Emulator bundles from GOG. <br /> <br /> (But please not in some proprietary format like the SEGA Classics collections. Converting those to something a native Linux emulator can play is annoying.) <br /> <br /> It's like DOS games in DOSBox. Sure, I could probably easily find torrents of them, but I take pleasure in legally owning my games. <br /> <br /> (Yes, I have ROMs of games like Super Mario World... but I've got old SNES cartridges buried somewhere in the garage.) <br /> <br /> ...now Amiga games, on the other hand, are something I'd REALLY pay for. In my youth, I missed the opportunity to learn first-hand which ones were "Good Old Games" and I seem to have an unsatisfied craving for isometric RPGs.

Mar. 15, 2014
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Emulators on gog would only be feasible for old computers, not consoles. You only have to google to realize that there are literally thousands of games available for emulators on the web already, with some even being sold on dvd with rom collections (despite a questionable state of legality around such acts). It would be a waste of gog's time. Anyone that currently uses emulators would unfortunately have no inclination to purchase on a game by game basis for any emulator if they already know where to obtain them. <br /> <br /> Many of the most successful games developers from past console titles are still around in some form, and would likely rather release such a service on their very own, eg through a virtual store for the latest consoles using their bundled emulator, than through any third party company for the pc. Releasing via console also makes it easier to impose limitations on usage. <br /> <br /> Gog is drm free and not many console companies agree with that, even in 2014, and releasing games in such a form on a PC, where it can be very easy to share or copy games, raises a major problem. They just prefer not do it.

Mar. 13, 2014
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I doubt this will ever happen. Nintendo would only let this happen with an emulator of their systems over their dead bodies (ironically considering the Virtual Console), and most emulator packages out there (SEGA classics that aren't a Taxman port, for example) run on pretty outdated emulation software. And to top it off, you can forget DRM-Free because of console devs. <br /> <br /> The only way I would like to see this working out would be maybe MAME (because it's well, MAME) because having arcade ports would be pretty neat.

Mar. 7, 2014
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