Thank you for your information... You are a moderator right? Well, what if I made the hack myself and sold it? No its not that I want to impose a fee for playing or download my hack, but just for general knowledge or maybe something I could do.. If I'm not successful in life?
Can we distribute Rom Hacks on Game Paks or Catridges? I've seen games like Darkcry, Shiny Gold and Crystal version(GBA) which are not Nintendo's creation,in the market... and because I've asked them for a walkthrough(they said that it was not Nintendo's games.) for Shiny Gold where I could not continue after entering CherryGrove Town/City.
I need some clues? I want to distribute the game.. but who knows it might be illegal? And last question..., is it ILLEGAL?
That's called 'piracy'. If you play any late version of Shiny Gold, the hack, you'll notice the words 'Say no to Piracy' are used quite often. This is because Zel, the hacker who created Shiny Gold, was aware that people were selling his hack. It is illegal, yes, because the pirates are taking credit for work they do not actually do. Hacks are intended to be free, and these pirates put hacks (that are often incomplete- explaining why you couldn't get to Cherrygrove) onto cartridges in order to make a quick buck. I know for a fact that there are markets in Turkey that sell hacks illegally on cartridges, and I've no doubt that this occurs elsewhere in the world.
To sum up: it's illegal to sell hacks on game packs/cartridges. If you try to sell someone a hack on a cartridge, you are ripping them off. If you buy a hack on a cartridge, you are being ripped off, because they are made to be distributed freely.