This is topic No one owns Gameshark codes. in forum Sakaki Tower at The Azure Heights Forum.

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Posted by cfalcon (Member # 19) on 07-10-2000, 09:37 PM:
No one does. A Gameshark code is a form of editing the memory in a game. That non electronic equivalent would be if I told you to turn to page 134 in your History book and change letters positions 0 through 6 of the 23rd word in the second paragraph from "Emancip" to "Masturb", so that you can read about Abraham Lincoln's Masturbation Proclaimation.

Did it take effort to come up with that modification? Sure it did. Does that mean I own the modification? Not really, even if I'm the first and I can prove it (not likely). Simply put, anyone with patience and a bit of know how can find Gameshark codes. Posting them is a friendly way of saving other people the troubles of doing it themselves. When the sharkery page goes up in full, we'll have credit thrown around left and right, but it won't really matter. Simply put, I'm personally grateful for anyone who has taken the time to go and find a cool, wierd, powerful, or otherwise entertaining code or sets of code. This is all I expect whenever someone uses a code "of mine". Just because I can't find a code somewhere doesn't mean it doesn't exist, and certainly doesn't give me some sort of exclusive license to it. The only codes I look for are the ones that I need and can't find. Others mess with the memory at random, others watch it and see what happens when they change variables. This is how we get all the awesome codes we have: but please remember that I can only list a few people. Even if you've been around since the beginning, you can't name every sharker... more importantly, it can be shown that some hacks are just plain trivial to do, but highly useful. 99 items? Easy to find. Walk through walls? Not so easy. No one owns these codes... polite people try to give credit where credit is due, but there isn't anything we can do to stop the rude idiots.

I can see being upset when someone yanks a completed compendium and tears your name off of it: that isn't right. However, you have to expect it to happen. Just calm down and realize that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Also be glad that you didn't lose any money.

Simply put, if a poser yanks any kind of compilation or whatever from the Internet and puts his name to it, you won't be able to stop them unless you copyrighted the material thoroughly (and you probably won't be able to copyright a shark code, I couldn't imagine it to be possible). All you have missed out on is that some people will see the poser's name and not yours. Calm down. You don't care what these people think. If you are in the position to be upset by this, just think about this: you went through research to obtain and organize codes, and they just yanked them without doing anything. Why did you do yours? For status? C'mon people, this is video games. There's no status here... we're losers, right? No, you did yours to help people out. He did his for no reason whatsoever, except to look cool to people he will never meet and probably never share even an online contact with.

For this reason, if you spot a work of yours being stolen straight up, email the asshole, but don't be a jerk. Don't mail bomb him, don't organize a jyhad here at the fool.

Our business isn't to take credit, it's to inform. People with a clue will know what's going on.

Do you care about the rest?

Posted by mewtwo's fortress (Member # 591) on 07-10-2000, 10:02 PM:

From Jackdaws sig:
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They just plain sucked! I've seen teams suck before, but
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Posted by starCaliber (Member # 268) on 07-13-2000, 07:42 PM:
Hey, how'd I miss this thread? Very eloquently put cfalcon. Very nice.

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Posted by Footitch (Member # 663) on 07-13-2000, 08:12 PM:
Nicely said, mr. falcon. Also, since the game is already property of nintendo and the gameshark property of interact, modifying them in anyway doesn't make it yours; its your modification, but the material is still copyright of the company, so you couldn't copyright a gs code. Who would want to go to the trouble anyway?

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Posted by Givera (Member # 234) on 07-23-2000, 03:50 PM:
Originally posted by cfalcon:
so that you can read about Abraham Lincoln's Masturbation Proclaimation.


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Posted by Vandergant (Member # 626) on 07-23-2000, 05:23 PM:
Heh Cf.

It amazes me how it seems like everytime you create a topic, it always has a good sence of humor..


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Posted by Jenova (Member # 727) on 08-19-2000, 11:34 AM:
cfalcon likes reading about Abraham Lincoln's Masturbation Prcolamation, ne?
lol, very nicely demonstrated

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Posted by Starwolf (Member # 809) on 08-19-2000, 01:06 PM:
I Knew that ages ago

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