ban me for what its worth... but I dont see how anyone can complain about chankast not running homebrew stuff on its first release.
Basically, no emu has really existed that could be called usable, outside of its programmers own computers, until chankast hit the 'scene' on Saturday.
It runs some Commercial offerings - isnt that what an emulator is meant to do ?? Mame doesnt only run homebrew arcades(if they exist), Project64/UltraHLE predominantly run commercial roms...
These people should be congratulated for all the effort and time(and it must have been considerable) that they have put into their project in such a short time. Not bitched/putdown because their emulator, which has been worked on for only 3months is capable of reproducing the actually hardware/software that was designed to run on it and not some back bedroom OS that has been put together by a very intelligent group of people outside of the sega development team.
The comments about 'warez' I find to be slightly naive in that apart from some east asian parts of the world, to all intents and purposes the DC is out of commission (ie not sold/supported). The access to 'iso' files is certainly more limited today than it was 3 years ago when the DC was a commercial offering and I suspect that interest will wane quickly. 400-700mb for each 'iso/rom' will put off a lot of people from 'trading' dc files, as opposed to the frenzy over n64 roms at 16mb each.
I think, personally that the Chanka Team, should be left alone to continue development of 'Their' project at their own pace and with their own set of goals for what is at the end of the day theirs.
Surely we don't want a similar situation to the N64 fiasco, where development stopped on the emu's because people started demanding that it should do this and that and this...
Let them do whatever they want. Its their property which they decide to share with us. Lets not see it go underground please...