Apple Approves, Removes C64 Emulator

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ssalim

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It's to protect them. I agree with "applications are not allowed to install or launch other executable code "by any means"
 

ryanegeiger

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Seriously though... basic? How harmful could it be? It's self contained within the app and doesn't allow code to leave the app environment or access network connections.
 

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That's too funny - they are worried about running Commodore 64 version of Basic?! Games for the C64 were never written in Basic anyway, they were coded in assembler (often hand-coded in hex too!!).
 

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Commodore BASIC is like an "Application inside and Application".
Even using "Peek" and "Poke" commands, you will stay in the app environment, like others have said.
I suppose someone will think Atari 2600 Basic is also a threat.
 

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Actually, games WHERE programmed in Basic too. Not awesome games of course... but games yes. Its a C=64 emulator. BASIC is pretty much part of the OS.
 
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what exactly to they expect someone to do with BASIC in a self contained piece of software that doesnt have access to anything outside of the app itself.

are they worries someone is going to pirate apple software by re-writing allready released games line for line in BASIC?

apple need to quit pulling stuff with these stupid excuses.
 

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ffs... when people will finally realize that Apple is another Microsoft... except they are not the current Microsoft... they are the Microsoft from 10 years ago... stupid, stubborn and exploiting you!
Morons - stop buying apple products - maybe they will get the point eventually..
 

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Apple sucks Sh*T

C64 BASIC wont hurt sales in any way. Its basic! It allows people to be creative on the devices. Its emulated, i don't see how it could be a security risk.


Anyways, its just about time someone should sue Apple, as far as I am concerned I bought a $700 PC in my hands, and I should be allowed to do what I want... I had no idea when I bought the iphone that Apple would f**k me over so much.

Apple can go Shove their one button mouse up their arse.


No wonder why people jailbreak their iphones.
 

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[citation][nom]ShqTth[/nom]Apple sucks Sh*TC64 BASIC wont hurt sales in any way. Its basic! It allows people to be creative on the devices. Its emulated, i don't see how it could be a security risk.Anyways, its just about time someone should sue Apple, as far as I am concerned I bought a $700 PC in my hands, and I should be allowed to do what I want... I had no idea when I bought the iphone that Apple would f**k me over so much.Apple can go Shove their one button mouse up their arse.No wonder why people jailbreak their iphones.[/citation]
Yeap, stop bitching, and jailbreak it.
Simple enough. =D
 

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If Apple sheep keep going along with crap like this, pretty soon you will all be wearing Apple approved clothing, driving Apple approved cars to Apple approved jobs where you work in an Apple approved building. You are giving your life to Apple. Ok so I am being overly dramatic...but the point is valid nonetheless.
 

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[citation][nom]Maxor127[/nom]I still like MULE. I play it with my brothers occasionally. Like someone else said, I can't imagine BASIC doing any harm.[/citation]
Oh man, that takes me back! I loved MULE! The C64 was such a cool computer for its day. It's too bad that Apple is so threatened by a C64 emulator just because of the BASIC programming language/command interpreter.

Speak of the C64, I remember the big controversy of that time was the practice of cutting a notch on the left side of a 5.25" disk to allow use of the back side for storage. :)
 

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Looks like Apple has not gotten over the C64 - Apple II+ wars of the 1980s....There just jealous that no one want a II+ emulator!
 

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[citation][nom]Belardo[/nom]Actually, games WHERE programmed in Basic too. Not awesome games of course... but games yes. Its a C=64 emulator. BASIC is pretty much part of the OS.[/citation]


Telengard was B.A.S.I.C
 
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