Gba4ios shut down by nintendto

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  1. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a

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    It seems Nintendo has shut down gba4ios.

    If you didnt get it, you are out of luck.
     
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  3. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Not a big surprise. Nintendo isn’t a really big fan of emulation unless they are the ones selling the emulated games and the emulator is themselves written and distributed by them. There isn’t much they can do against emulators themselves, but if these companies even try to touch distributing rome, they are toast.

    Most video game publishers would probably take a similar stance to Nintendo here.
     
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    Truth. It's just really too bad that they won't open their eyes to what mobile devices could do for them.
     
  5. FrancoisC macrumors 6502

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    I don't think nintendo has anything to do about that.

    True, no console company must like emulators, but on the law side, there is absolutely nothing illegal about them.

    ROMs on the other hand are a completely different matter.
     
  6. FrancoisC macrumors 6502

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    After some reading, I see that gba4ios included a rom finder/downloader; this was a mistake as it put it on the wrong side of the law :(

    Maybe it will come back, and if it does I'm pretty sure people will have to find and install the games themselves.
     
  7. RiddlaBronc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well gba4ios is up again. Just check their fb #
     

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