July 21 (Portaltic/EP) –
The emulator known as Dolphin Emulator It will not finally reach the Steam cloud video game platform, after having a series of problems with Nintendo, which requested that the product developed by Valve prevent its arrival on its cloud service.
An emulator is a ‘software’ that has the capacity to simulate the functionalities of a ‘hardware’ or another ‘software’. In this way, a Game Boy or Android emulator for PC allows you to use console games or mobile applications and services on a computer.
To work, these emulators make use of the so-called reverse engineering, that is, a legal process that allows users to create new systems or improve existing ones. obtaining information from a finished product.
To use an emulator for a gaming platform, such as a game console, the computer on which it is implemented must have specific characteristics. Among them, a large storage space for the basic input and output system (BIOS) and the keys that help extract the games.
Despite the fact that this ‘software’ is usually legal, some companies consider it illegitimate, since it replaces their services. This is the case of Nintendo, which at the end of May asked Valve not publishing Dolphin on Steam.
It was then that the creators of Dolphin, who had announced the launch of the emulator on this platform in March, indicated that this integration had been postponed indefinitely because Nintendo had issued a cease and desist, citing the American Copyright Law of the Era. Digital (DMCA).
Nowthose responsible for this emulator have indicated that Dolphin will not finally reach Steam and They have clarified what has happened to reach this determination, specifying that Nintendo has not taken any legal action against Dolphin or Valve at any time.
After Dolphin was offered to Steam, Valve contacted Nintendo to learn more about its release on Steam. It was then that the lawyer representing the video game developer made allusions to the DMCA to stop this integration.
Valve, for its part, sent a statement from Nintendo’s lawyers to inform the creators of Dolphin that they should be the ones who would have to reach an agreement with Nintendo for its launch on the cloud video game platform.
Dolphin has recognized that, given the difficulties that Nintendo may present with the launch of the emulator on Steam and given the company’s stance on the legitimacy of emulatorsconsiders it “impossible” for Nintendo to approve this implementation.