I used cracked software on the C64 but when I upgraded to my A1200 I ditched the cracks. Since it wasn't compatible, it was easy to get out of the habit.
I think that what you said about Assembly code is correct. If only shared library code that encapsulated hardware banging was used, we would be in better shape. I'm starting a project just for that purpose.
I have owned MorphOS, AROS and OS4 systems. They can use a passthrough library that does the same as the other ones but the hardware banging has to be encapsulated.
Also, I have been using free tools because that's what is available. I have a bachelor's degree in computer science but am working as a janitor. I need to be paid.
Last edited by Samurai_Crow; 09 September 2015 at 06:44.