After recent increases in .daa files, being a veteran that has always used DT and .isos, I decided to check out if the devs here were going to add .daa support. After a quick search on the forums it seems you guys have gave a definitive 'NO', which is concerning.
I can understand you being hostile towards certain software devs, but isn't it better you can emulator their extension rather than forcing end users to install their software?
Personally I don't want to change platforms Deamon Tools has always served me well, but there is an increase in .daa and may also be forced to.
.daa lacks several important capabilities. And most important:
can you tell me where you see the "increase"? Where exactly
did you see an increase? I really hope you do not tell me some
shit like "I frequently download games via torrent" or such crap.
I really hope you can give us one good example, some kind
of valid argument that! Let's discuss on a professional basis!
Give us good arguments here, convince us and tell us what is
possible with .daa that can't be done via .mds/mdf!
or ANY of the other formats that we support.
In general I do not get your post completely, after all you should
anyway create the images for yourself - at least when it
comes to something like Game/Application-backups.
And mdf/mds also support encryption (AES 256) and
I would be astonished if you tell me that someone use .daa
to image linux-distributions or something else. Honestly, I'm
really curious what you mean with "increased files in .daa"
- atm, I can't think of what you really mean - and I'm pretty
sure (at least hopefull) you do not mean any illegal shit.
So there might be something that we overlooked, some
exact. We believe that most .daa-crap is some distributed
illegal content. Thats why we wont support it. Thats for sure
what you meaned, correct? Then you're right..
Also we believe there are already enough choices - DT is
capable to mount alot of different formats, we see no need
to support even more - after all, WE must maintain then all
the formats and watch out for every change the format-
We find it also strange that some commercial apps are
capable to read e.g. mdf/mds-format, although we did NOT
licensed this to competitors except Alcohol-Soft. Because
some companys seems to care shit about our copyright,
we might nevertheless do the same and support their
format, too (except .daa)
we see no reason to "support" vcd, it is competitor..
And apart from that we also do not offer support for mds/mdf
to other companys except Alcohol-Soft.
And as we already begun to change our format to new specification and
this time it is "secured", we doubt that VCD will offer mdf/mds
support for a long time (except of course the "old" mdf/mds format )