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(2015-04-01, 11:34)RockerC Wrote:
(2015-03-31, 17:10)enen92 Wrote: It lists and downloads games for dosbox emulator from archive.org.
Very nice! Used archive.org digital library for old movies and music before but didn't know they hosted public domain software, never mind have games to download!

https://archive.org/details/software

Looks like archive.org have downloadable games libraries for many more game consoles and computer platforms

https://archive.org/details/consolelivingroom

https://archive.org/details/tosec

Any plans to add games for other emulators to your plugin, or other public domain sources?

(2015-04-01, 10:08)Scourge Wrote: Just remember this 'store' will be limited to homebrew, free-/shareware and abbandonware.
Archive.org (Internet Archive) is a registered non-profit organization that only host content that is believed to be in the public domain, such as abandonware

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Archive

Doesn't that mean that anything available to be downloaded from their digital library should be fully legal to be downloaded from there for free?

I in fact had a look at most of those public domain/homebrew games websites the problem is:

1) That should be done for a game store addon and for that to happen the game library and new content types should come first to kodi otherwise it's a terrible waste of effort making specific xml for loads of skins or a xml interface that falls completely out of the bonds of kodi UI/UX. This script is not intended at replacing or making the game store idea a reality. It is really a simple, simple script for us to have something in the meanwhile.

2) Most of those websites lack either metadata or simple information about the game and you end up with a name and a link. You don't know anything about the game you're browsing in the big screen...

3) pdroms is in fact really nice but it's a complete mess. It's just a blog aggregator of another blog posts that redirect to another blog post. Terrible and almost impossible to scrape

Nicely done finding all those platforms, I haven't noticed them before. Just used the post from natham on the other thread to do "something" and to contribute to this amazing project. Adding a few more platforms to the addon is really easy. In fact I just added genesis, gamegear and atari 2600 since they have really sweet games there:

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Code changes: https://github.com/enen92/script.retroga...670526ea80
Download (same place): https://github.com/enen92/script.retroga...master.zip

There are also a lot of other platforms according to your links. Let's do something like this: you or someone else investigate which platforms do have libretro cores available and I'll make the changes needed to add all of them to this plugin. Most of them I haven't heard of to be honest, my first video console was an atari (don't ask me the model cause I had 3 years old) in 88 or 89 and then the sega genesis in 94/95.

Cheers
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Messages In This Thread
Public Domain ROM Sites - by garbear - 2013-09-12, 21:44
RE: Legal ROM Sites - by MasterPhW - 2013-09-13, 01:32
RE: Legal ROM Sites - by Hedda - 2013-09-13, 12:37
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by garbear - 2013-09-13, 12:59
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by zag - 2013-09-13, 17:18
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by N3MIS15 - 2013-10-03, 10:08
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by natethomas - 2013-10-12, 11:50
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by rushingjs - 2013-10-24, 05:06
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by MasterPhW - 2013-10-24, 20:46
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by rushingjs - 2013-10-24, 21:06
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by rushingjs - 2013-11-01, 02:34
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by MrGrymReaper - 2015-01-20, 00:48
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by hottrout - 2015-01-20, 12:30
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by garbear - 2015-01-20, 14:07
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by Hedda - 2015-03-09, 12:52
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by garbear - 2015-03-10, 02:21
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by enen92 - 2015-03-31, 17:10
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by RockerC - 2015-04-01, 11:34
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by enen92 - 2015-04-01, 17:13
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by RockerC - 2015-04-02, 11:12
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by enen92 - 2015-04-06, 12:41
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by bam80 - 2015-08-15, 16:12
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by enen92 - 2015-08-16, 00:29
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by natethomas - 2015-03-31, 19:23
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by Scourge - 2015-04-01, 10:08
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by zag - 2015-04-01, 11:06
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by Scourge - 2015-04-01, 13:20
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by enen92 - 2015-04-01, 15:32
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by Solo0815 - 2015-04-01, 17:00
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by Ragnarok - 2015-04-01, 18:27
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by enen92 - 2015-04-01, 19:04
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by natethomas - 2015-04-01, 19:59
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by Scourge - 2015-04-02, 11:57
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by garbear - 2015-04-03, 16:54
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by RockerC - 2015-04-08, 11:18
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by Adam7288 - 2015-04-08, 15:57
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by RockerC - 2015-04-09, 12:51
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by enen92 - 2015-04-06, 19:11
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by enen92 - 2015-04-09, 13:39
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by RockerC - 2015-04-09, 16:36
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by a1rwulf - 2015-04-09, 16:21
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by enen92 - 2015-04-09, 16:48
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by zag - 2015-04-30, 17:25
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by Scourge - 2015-05-01, 23:49
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by natethomas - 2015-05-02, 02:47
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by enen92 - 2015-04-30, 18:37
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by Scourge - 2015-05-02, 10:00
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by garbear - 2016-09-27, 18:16
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by docwra - 2016-11-10, 14:56
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by zachmorris - 2016-11-10, 18:54
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by vormun - 2018-07-21, 12:11
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by vormun - 2018-08-06, 22:54
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by a1rwulf - 2018-08-17, 15:34
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by atd2 - 2019-01-31, 21:21
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by yelo - 2019-05-08, 11:28
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by DarrenHill - 2019-05-08, 11:48
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by Mysticalp - 2019-06-24, 11:26
RE: Public Domain ROM Sites - by sutly - 2019-07-31, 00:29


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