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Offline DJTriforce

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Mupen64Plus AE Missing from Play Store Marketplace?
« on: April 07, 2012, 02:39:14 AM »
I can't seem to find it anywhere. I've searched on the phone, on the web, and even through my previously purchased apps. I was trying to make sure that the "automatic update" was selected so that I would always be current.

By the way, I love what you've done. You are a hero to gamers everywhere!

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Re: Mupen64Plus AE Missing from Play Store Marketplace?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 05:51:03 AM »
F**k, what happens ?  :o
Same here on my devices.  >:(
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Re: Mupen64Plus AE Missing from Play Store Marketplace?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2012, 05:55:37 AM »
I'm having the same problem.

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Re: Mupen64Plus AE Missing from Play Store Marketplace?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2012, 06:53:00 AM »
Well Even Snes9X was removed and excplusalpha follows most the open source rules to a T

Nintendo prolly requested it be taken down and Google complied...

Hopefully Mupen64 can be brought back or Paul continues his development of his projects on a third party app store like Slide me

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Re: Mupen64Plus AE Missing from Play Store Marketplace?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2012, 07:30:30 AM »
If you think about it, you never really hear about nintendo pulling anything down. I agree with the person in the shoutbox and that another idiotic dev filed a fals dmca claim of some form. N64 Player Pro and N64 D Droid have mch more obvious names. Oh well, paul should tell us soon

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Re: Mupen64Plus AE Missing from Play Store Marketplace?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2012, 08:33:06 AM »
I can see all versions...? free, donation and xperia
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Re: Mupen64Plus AE Missing from Play Store Marketplace?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2012, 08:36:14 AM »
I can't see them either... How the hell those apps could be removed if there are still some emulators which are not taken down and yet still getting downloads? It can't be Nintendo if other emulators are still there. I still don't understand how "N64 4 Droid" and others still aren't taken down after 2-3 years!?

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Re: Mupen64Plus AE Missing from Play Store Marketplace?
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2012, 09:52:34 AM »
...I just re-checked and they've disappeared...
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Re: Mupen64Plus AE Missing from Play Store Marketplace?
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2012, 12:01:49 PM »
Brad Geng has lodged a false DMCA complaint, resulting in Google removing my apps from the Google Play Market.  The text of that complaint:

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AutoDetectedBrowser: Firefox 1
AutoDetectedOS: Intel Macintosh OS X
IIILanguage: zh-Hans
IssueType: lr_dmca
Language: zh-Hans
agree1: checked
agree: checked
companyname:
country_residence: CN
description_of_copyrighted_work: Mupen64plus
dmca_signature: Huaining Geng
dmca_signature_date_day: 30
dmca_signature_date_month: 3
dmca_signature_date_year: 2012
full_name: Huaining Geng
geolocation: CN
hidden_dmca_category: image
hidden_product: androidmarket
location_of_copyrighted_work: http://code.google.com/p/mupen64plus/
represented_copyright_holder: Mupen64plus
url_box_1:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.n64.pro.emulation
url_box_2:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=paulscode.android.mupen64plus.free
url_box_3:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=paulscode.android.mupen64plus
url_box_4:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=paulscode.android.mupen64plus.xperiaplay

What this basically says is that my apps (as well as "N64 Pro Emulator") are illegal copies of Mupen64Plus!  Mupen64Plus is copyrighted by the GNU GPL v2, which clearly allows derived works to be created.  The obvious reason for this was to knock of all competition to his ad revenues he's getting from "N64 Player".  I've sent a counter notification, but I have no idea how long it will take to process.  For anyone interested, here is the text of my counter notification:

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The DMCA complaint sites Mupen64Plus as the copyrighted work.  It links to http://code.google.com/p/mupen64plus/  If you go to that website, you can clearly see under "Code license", that this work is licensed by the GNU GPL v2.  This is a common open-source license which authorizes derived works to be created and distributed following certain terms.  I have abided by all terms of this license.  See http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html for more details.  Finally, the individual who lodged the DMCA complaint, Brad Geng, has a copy of my work listed on the Google Play Market with advertisements slapped on it.  This is the very work that he is complaining is in violation of the DMCA.  Mr. Geng has it listed as "N64 Player".  Clearly, he lodged this false DMCA complaint to remove my original work that he copied, and to eliminate all competition to his ad revenues. (Please note that the "Add an additional field" script is broken under "Material in Question".  Please refer to the DCMA complaint for all three of my apps that were suspended)

Hopefully committing perjury will be enough to get this prick perma-banned from the Google Play Market.
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Re: Mupen64Plus AE Missing from Play Store Marketplace?
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2012, 02:03:05 PM »
I am starting to sense that the way Google acts with these processes is a heap of steamy shit...
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Re: Mupen64Plus AE Missing from Play Store Marketplace?
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2012, 02:52:31 PM »
Paul, your emulator is awesome, I hope this Brad Geng guy gets his arse kicked for what he did!

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Re: Mupen64Plus AE Missing from Play Store Marketplace?
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2012, 08:52:05 PM »
Hello I've bought Your emulator and now I can't redownload it again :( Is it possible to buy Your Mupen64Plus via PayPal? I'll pay for this great software once more time! It's just deserves this :)

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Re: Mupen64Plus AE Missing from Play Store Marketplace?
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2012, 09:45:18 PM »
Hello I've bought Your emulator and now I can't redownload it again :( Is it possible to buy Your Mupen64Plus via PayPal? I'll pay for this great software once more time! It's just deserves this :)

hey, you can download it free from this site, here: http://www.paulscode.com/forum/index.php?topic=96.msg2243#msg2243
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Re: Mupen64Plus AE Missing from Play Store Marketplace?
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2012, 06:21:19 PM »
Hello, I just signed up to let you know that I read about this and complained to google about this BS DMCA, you can do the same here http://support.google.com/googleplay/bin/request.py?hl=en&policy=apps&contact_type=contact_policy

The guy was nice and said he would pass along the info but the more voices the better.

Also, Bomberman64 and Bomberman64 Second Attack has issues, please look into this.

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Re: Mupen64Plus AE Missing from Play Store Marketplace?
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2012, 12:27:21 AM »
I have logged into that website and gave my 2 cents worth. Has Google ever brought back an emulator? it seems as if every time an emulator gets kicked off the Play Store/Android Market it disappears for ever. >:(