Reply 2880 of 3123, by Stevogamer
terryfi wrote on 2022-04-26, 19:12:IcySon55 wrote on 2022-04-26, 16:14:terryfi wrote on 2022-04-26, 15:18:
One of key issues this project did not gain much traction was the copyrighted ROM. I wonder why __shock or other main contributors didn't consider making the ROM optional.
It is optional isn't it? Based on earlier discussion above, the ROM chip is not required to use the card. As long as you have the SIMM slot and enough ram, you can load up the full sample set (for MIDI) and also the improved sample-based music playback. Unless I misread something?
Maybe I didn't elaborate enough. I was baffled why guys didn't bypass the ROM licensing issue by make it optional part of the product; manufacture and sell card fully assembled cards without ROM.
My guess is the whole point of the project is to clone the GUS PnP as close to the original as possible in function and was never meant to be a commercial product. But I could be wrong, just a guess.