Lets imagine, for a moment, that someone thinks "Ah, I used to play a game - I'm damned if I can remember what it's called though". How can they search for that? At least with my program they could click through the machines until they saw a picture of a machine and "Bingo! THAT'S what I've been looking for!!!".
I've got every layout ever publicly released for MFME etc. I also have in game pictures for every layout. This has been common knowledge since year dot. Also the DVD etc etc etc... so really all people had to do is ask. If that's not too much trouble...
God guys,someone tries to add something I personally think could be really good for the scene and everyone starts biting the poor guys head off,bloody filthy,no wonder its been so friggin turbulent throughout time,and so many peeps have gone awol it's just not good for morale.I can't understand why people wouldnt want their creations dispersed amongst the public,so they can enjoy playing them just as much as the layout designers enjoyed creating them,lets face it,it's always been the same,secrecy and cliquey,marred with greed and backstabbing as far back as i can remember,take the small ammount of peeps who had the tools to create layouts and noone else was allowed them,only due to a hacked 9.4 it would possibly still be the same.all i can say is thank god the actual fruit machine companies have not got the same attitudes as I can see here.I thought this scene wasnt about money but it seems to me thats exactly what its become,im bloody damn well saddened by it.
Like Pook said, HOMEWORK. The guy has been around the scene long enough (under a different nickname) to know what the 'score' is. I'm fairly sure he was aware of the possible outcome of this. I mean even Wizard posted a 'is it okay if I release a new emulator...' type thread before he did it. Would it have been good form to post this tool as a WIP first to gauge response.. I think so.
Same secrecy, cliquey backstabbing etc etc... you know why? Because people like yourself and fruitnutter etc turn up back here with new nicknames too 'afraid' of your past to admit who you really are then 'demand' we follow your tune.