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Sega's accidental Christmas present

User is online   Altered Reality 

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I can't believe nobody here has ever mentioned it, considering that it's so grotesque it would sound like a joke... if only it wasn't absolutely real. But let's start from the beginning.

Last October, Sega released their latest arcade game: Daytona Championship USA. It's a remake of the classic Daytona USA, with far better graphics and identical physics. To let arcade owners update it easily, what Sega did was to make a PC game, place a PC into an arcade cabinet and call it a day. At the end of December, the first update came out, but Sega made two mistakes:
1) the "update" was actually a full, updated version of the game
2) it was stored in a public server, freely accessible with no password, and linked directly from the Sega Arcade web site.

So now, naturally, people are already playing it on their PCs, and the community at Arcade Controls is reverse engineering it!

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User is offline   Daedolon 

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Links?

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http://www.segaarcade.com/
You'll find the instructions on how to run it in the Arcade Controls thread I linked in my previous post.

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Already 404.

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Whoa. Then I'm not sure if I can post a direct link. That was okay because it was Sega, but if I link to another site that provides it, it could be interpreted as piracy.

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View PostAltered Reality, on 10 January 2018 - 04:19 PM, said:

Whoa. Then I'm not sure if I can post a direct link. That was okay because it was Sega, but if I link to another site that provides it, it could be interpreted as piracy.

It's not commercially available, you can't play the game on a PC by design so I don't see how it could be piracy.

Anyway maybe after this they'll release the game on Steam or whatnot.

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View PostZaxx, on 10 January 2018 - 11:06 PM, said:

It's not commercially available, you can't play the game on a PC by design so I don't see how it could be piracy.


Just because I left a window open in my house, doesnít mean you can come in and take my TV. Itís not commercially for sale either.

They own the software and intend to make money from it through arcade machines. Itís not abandonware or anything.

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Technically, it's closer to going through your window in your house to make an exact copy of your TV. Also, with a sign that says "here, take one!" THEY provided the link.

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View PostMicky C, on 11 January 2018 - 05:02 AM, said:

They own the software and intend to make money from it through arcade machines.

But that's the thing: through arcade machines, most likely in Japan because that's the only place you can still find that stuff. If there was a PC version I'd say it's piracy but there is none so a consumer base that was never meant to be served is accessing the game. How does that hurt SEGA?

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Oh well. The official Sega page still provides the file name. If you google it, you'll discover that other people have mirrored it.

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In all honesty, I don't think that this would have been playable for many people in the states had this leak not happened. Arcades are still popular in Japan and maybe some other countries but where I'm from, they're a vestige of the past and they were being phased out since the mid 90s. There's no chance that any arcade within 100 miles of me (all two of them) would have carried this.
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View PostPoorchop, on 12 January 2018 - 11:59 AM, said:

In all honesty, I don't think that this would have been playable for many people in the states had this leak not happened. Arcades are still popular in Japan and maybe some other countries but where I'm from, they're a vestige of the past and they were being phased out since the mid 90s.

Yep, same here. The only stuff you can find here and there are stuff from the 90s mostly, there are no new machines. I saw Virtua Fighter 3 once in my lifetime. :D

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