Crackers add nothing to the scene at all, if they disappeared tomorrow then the c64 users looking for games could still get them, however if the game developers disappeared then no new games would be made and the precious hobby of oneupmanship you thrive on is gone.
The sheer arrogance of some people to think that without CSDB there'd be no promotion of a game and it would be ignored
I actually don't care that the game gets cracked, whatever floats your boat. What I do care about is the fact that any number of people get the game for free when every other respectable person out there donates. I appreciate that the links to download are not put on the entry page, but there are plenty of people who can just go grab it from the BBS. It doesnt matter if thats 10 people, 100 people or 1, it's still basically stealing the game, and in this case (and this is what really makes me angry at you pathetic losers defending it) from a kids charity.
I've done more for the C64 gamer than some of you more vocal "crackers" have done in decades. We dont need you, but you need us!
..and with it sharing a charity release for free among themselves on bbs), while actually giving nothing back to the everyday C64 gamer.
I don't care that I don't have a CSDb profile to speak of, again another arrogant conclusion, assuming that CSDb is the only source of truth. Anyone that knows me, will know I spend almost every day creating content to help other developers and C64 users
who will steal from charity and those that will blindly defend it like it's ok
I mean seriously, just make a fricking patcher, then everyone still has to buy it and you can truly claim to support the devs!!! Or are crackers to lazy to even do this? I mean they are lazy enough to intro link without anything else added!