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Anyone with experience swapping batteries on NES carts?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by James D S, Oct 26, 2001.

  1. James D S

    James D S Well-Known Member

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    I want to play Zelda again, but that batteries gotta be over a decade old. I popped the cart to find the battery tack-welded, I can remove it, but replacing it will be a chore.
    Is there an easier solution?
    (Besides EMU [​IMG] )
     
  2. Morgan Jolley

    Morgan Jolley Well-Known Member

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    Emulation is the easiest answer (and only one I know of). Since you own the cart, its not illegal (I heard somewhere that you have the right to make a backup but not purchase a backup, so just don't pay for the ROM-download it for free).
     
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    This is what Nintendo.com has to say about ROMs.......
     
  4. Morgan Jolley

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    But you can still create your own ROM and run it on an emulator (since emulators are not illegal, unless they are gotten illegally). Its OK if you create your own ROM.
     
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    Luckily, the Sega carts had a little battery holder on most Master system stuff. Reminds me I need to replace Phantasy Star's [​IMG]
    Oh, and Nintendo is bullshitting you. The courts ruled you have the right to make a backup copy. There is nothing that says that someone can't make it for you. As long as you own the cart, you're clear
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    You can have someone make a copy of it for you, but if you download it from someone, there is a risk that it has been tampered with. Some people would reprogram small parts of SNES games to include a little animation saying who made the ROM or something. If you get a ROM in its entirety that has not been messed around with and you also have a legal copy of the original game, you are OK.
     
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    Emulation has its place, but there is no substitute for plopping down on the couch and using the television and the real controller. Fix the cart.
     
  9. James D S

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    I don't get it. Nintendo doesn't make any money off of NES games any more. They haven't for almost a decade now. I can't believe they would give a rats ass about emulating those old games. I can understand it if they worry about copying their current software (N64 and GCN mostly), but copying the old stuff doesn't cost them any money since they don't make any revenue from it.
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