zapblast wrote on 2020-03-05, 20:31:
I'm well aware of that, however you can make the same argument about copying disk games also a large amount of people were not using BBS let alone cracking or distributing illegally either, especially compared to today.
How do you think this software spread if not through BBSs or people swapping disks with one another? Do you think modems didn't exist before the Internet? Yes, cracked commercial software is illegal, but these trainers were always meant for free distribution.
If you're saying piracy wasn't common back then, then I really don't understand where you're getting your ideas about an "authentic experience" from. I might further venture that if people were really interested in buying programs like Infinity Machine instead of downloading free trainers from BBSs, the software would probably be much easier to find. But that's getting speculative.
Still stand 100 percent behind what I said, in additional I like physical ownership and the usage of such a product at the same as I like owning dos installation disks, upgrades and the like.
But finding this software is "insanely time consuming", and I thought you didn't like stuff that was "insanely time consuming".
Whatever. I clearly do not understand. I'll stop talking now.