Please note people - This post is not a stab or non stab at anyone whos modded illegally, its just a idea on how to get Mods legal once and for all, for all old game titles on all platforms, including this Modders content on this site. That is all this post is aimed at doing, so dont worry if you are....
I saw your Zelda Ocarina of Time mod a couple of months ago, and I so wanted to play it. Because of the legality on emulators and old games, I decided not to play it. I was upset as your work you done is amazing. I tried to figure out why cant people use Mods legally? The theory I got was that game companies want people to buy new games for new consoles, so the rules stay as they are till an option comes forward that makes mods and rehashes legal. Old games, same as for movies, have the best entertainment content as they targeted fresh ideas first, so it should be allowed to play all old entertainment in the future. Its been crap we cant play old games safely so far but maybe some light I have found....
I think I may have solved it perhaps, and thought of you as a Modder so posting now. I thought id show you a proposal that may be good to spread around, that may finally work for modders and game companies, and also for other industries with old content that cant be used because of law.
Right, the game companies want people to play new games, so they make money off new titles. So what about this idea. Lets say for example we want to buy Zelda Ocarina of time 4k which you have modded to be in 4k. If say a new game is out called Zelda 2021 and its full price of £50. There could be a law made that stated, if you buy this new Zelda game for £50, you can sacrifice the game code you got, for a game code for the modded 4k Ocarina of time instead.
With what I just said, you can see that, the game company gets paid for the new Zelda game full price. The game companies dont really benefit from you playing the game. They do make the games, but the playing itself is not there real concern, except when it comes to reviewing the game itself. By sacrificing your new game code for the New Zelda game for a copy of 4k Modded Ocarina of time instead, you spend your game time playing only one of the two zelda games. This means youll be buying games as usual and not affecting the industry as a whole.
I think this idea is what game companies really would like to see I think if Mods are to exist as legal worldwide.
Modders could make a commision from this approach of modding and may pave the way to legalize modding world wide.
Another example, you bought Elder scrolls Skyrim game but want to mod it. If you havent played any hours in Skyrim yet, you can buy a DLC content voucher for the modding extension to be added to your game. Then mods will work with your Skyrim game. If however you started playing Skyrim already then wanted to mod the game, you then have to pay for a new copy of Skyrim to get the modded extension to work on your game. Game companies would like this secondary strategy, because you are only then playing one game at a time which doesnt affect the industry.
I thought maybe youd like to propose a solution based on this to Nintendo if you wanted to make money of Mods for nintendo games legally. Maybe you could spread it around if it works with the modding community in general, and money could be made of that too.
Have fun :)