Press coverage forces removal of UltraHLE ‘source’
But it was never genuine source code in the first place...
The programmer who posted so-called 'source code' for the UltraHLE Windows-based N64 emulator has pulled the code from his Web site. The self-styled 'GossiTheDog' blamed press intrusion, and clamed the coverage of his actions had generated far too much interest in his attempt to encourage ongoing development of UltraHLE by the open source software community. However, the real reason is more likely to do with the real value code he posted. Register readers were quick to slam the GossiTheDog's code as merely a disassembled version of the UltraHLE application and an almost impossible basis from which to work to develop the emulator further (see Programmers slam 'useless' UltraHLE source code). That makes GossiTheDog's claim that "if people had engaged their brains before [covering the source code release], you would probably have seen a complete C++ source to UltraHLE released in several months and Linux ports soon after" rather less credible. GossiTheDog also wrote on his own Web site that the press coverage gave "us far too much publicity before we were ready for it" -- or maybe it just exposed just how far his reach had exceeded his grasp? In any case, he had no right to the UltraHLE code, which was developed by 'RealityMan' and 'Epsilon', neither of whom have chosen officially to post the genuine source code, not least thanks to increasingly likely legal action against them by Nintendo (see Nintendo will sue UltraHLE developers ) ®
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