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Advantages of homebrew over hacking:
1) No copyright/DRM issues if done correctly
2) You can use advanced coding languages and translate into MIPS
3) You don't have to worry about hard-coded mechanics or inscrutable code (since you're the one writing it)
4) ROM size problems can be ignored. If we're making a PC port, even RAM size is irrelevant since most modern PCs and laptops have far more usable RAM than the PSX/PSP (and it's highly unlikely we'll even use that much since we're probably not coding a 3D graphics/physics engine).
However, this requires us build EVERYTHING from scratch. Also, a good number of us are actually more proficient in ASM than in C++. In short, we will have to throw away everything FFT did right just to either jump through a legal hoop or to ensure total "freedom" to create a game.
Also, Havermayer, as a representative of both Christianity and 19th century Liberalism (falsely called conservatism today), I can say he is a complete moron and jerk face. He's turning off everybody equally... I hope. Otherwise the other people are a lost cause and are blind.
It's down to ron paul/mitt romney.
The sad part is that nobody's shocked that he said this. It's a total career killer and he doesn't even think he did anything wrong.