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Old 08-10-2019, 05:34 PM
Anglachel is offline
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Originally Posted by ftg View Post
In "The Irish Pub Formulation" Sheldon is playing a text-based adventure game (possibly Zork) using an emulator. The use of such emulators to play copyrighted games is a no-no. Some companies sue and since copyright violation is now a criminal matter there's that as well.
I don't know the specifics of the episode, but using an emulator to play games isn't illegal or even a no-no if you are playing a licensed copy. The only purpose of the emulator is to allow the user to play a game on a different platform. Steam has a ton of old games available for purchase and play that require an emulator (DOS Box).