The Dragon King
Ignore the Man Behind the Curtain 
Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 07:00 PM - General Site News
Over the next few days you'll see some new blocks appear to the left and most of the links will be invalid. I'm gearing up for software releases, so I'm making additions to the site. Just ignore them for now and I'll make a proper announcment once they are ready.

Getting Back on Track 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 11:58 PM - General Site News
Man it's been a rough year. I won't bore you with the details but over the past 6 months there have been a few deaths in the family, two major power outtages, one during a heat wave and another during a cold snap and I've been very ill. And of course the site was broken for two months as well.

Needless to say in terms of my goals for the site this year, I haven't really gotten anything done.

My health isn't 100% yet, but I'm hoping to release some stuff soon. There are things down the pipe ready to be released and I really need to clear them out to make room for more projects. Hopefully I can get some stuff going later this month, but I wanted to let people know that I'm still around and I'm still working on stuff.

Back for real this time. 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 02:04 PM - General Site News
Unfortunately, about a day after I made that last post, the site went down again.

Things appear to be working now, so keep your fingers crossed.

Just for future reference:

When the site goes down I do NOT have access to the files! Please don't email me asking for files when this happens! I didn't reply to any of those emails, because there were enough to where that would have taken up all of my free time and that's no fun for me. When the site is down, visit byoac. I made an announcment over there explaining the situation.

Anyway, I'll have some new apps to add soon, so check back!

Pardon Our Dust! 
Sunday, August 5, 2012, 02:33 AM - General Site News
For anyone who had trouble downloading things in the past week or so I apologize. It was an unforseen result of BYOAC moving to a new server. I think everything is in working order again but if you have any issues please let me know.

Big thanks to SirWoogie for getting everything working again. He always handles all the byoac server stuff and the rest of us don't have to do squat. You should all shower him with reches and womenz and such. ;-)

Anyway, I have an app on the way so stay tuned for further updates!

SOPA and an Example of how it could effect this hobby. 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 03:39 PM - General Site News
If you went to BYOAC today you'll have noticed that the forums are blocked due to the SOPA protest. Because this little site is so low on traffic I thought rather than block the site, a better use of my time would be to try to educate everyone a little about how SOPA would effect the average page. You know, like this one. ;)

SOPA is advertised as a way to fight piracy, I'm not necessarily opposed to that, but their definition of piracy is so broad that it would effect far more than you can imagine.

Before we begin the breakdown understand that I am not a lawyer and I am merely posting examples based on how I understand the law. Also understand that I'm giving a worst-case scenario based upon the amount of power the law would give censors.

So lets have a rundown of how it would effect this site shall we?


Virtually every one would be deleted. You see under SOPA emulators are considered tools for piracy and thus not only could any emulator be deleted but any tools aiding in the use of said emulators. So mamehooker, my wrappers, my front-ends, my emulator helpers... all gone. What about my original games? Those would be gone as well. The 3d games I made re-create old em machines that lack any copyright holders BUT they include artwork from said games and thus are considered to be in violation of copyright even though the copyright owners are no longer in business. My microsoft pinball arcade wrapper? Yup even that would go because it could be considered "hacking" pinball arcade and thus violates the DMCA.


We'll those are all gone as well. Even though my links don't go to sites that contain roms they DO go to sites that contain information about roms and/or copyright artwork. So those are all censored. Actually, by SOPA law they could merely block my entire webstie due to the collection of links. This would be due to laziness more than anything else. The law is worded so that you can block an entire site for violations simply because that is easier than modifying the site and removing offensive links.

Blog Entries:

Not only can hosting applicatiosn or linking to applications be considered a violation, but giving information in regards to how to use this applications or how to hack things are considered violations as well. So 90% of the blog posts could be censored as well.

The Website Logo:

Even though it is an original work created by yours truely, I used other artists' work as a base. Now even in the art community this is acceptable and not considered stealing so long as you adequately modify the source material to create an original work (which I have). But under SOPA artists rules don't apply, I used copyrighted source and thus the logo could be pulled.

Long story short if SOPA were to go into effect and they used it's power to the fullest extent this site would probably be blocked. If not then probably the only thing remaining of the website would be the post you are now reading.

This seemingly well-meaning bill gives too much power to the goverment and history has shown us that when the goverment is given power they eventually start using it to it's fullest extent.

Anyway, to anyone you stumbles upon this I hope it inspires you to take a stand against online censorship.

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