This question is the one in question, it being a ROM hack of FireRed.

This is not an officially released game, but a modified version of an official game.

My question also extends to hacks like randomizers such as Zelda: Link to the Past.

Is this type of question allowed, based on these games not being officially released?

  • Do we allow questions about obvious intellectual property theft, such as Pixelmon? I'd say we treat ROM hacks and randomizers the same way, which is to allow them.
    – Frank
    May 30, 2018 at 16:15
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    We allow questions about mods, 'ROM hacks' arent any different, just a different name for the same thing, and Randomizers are just a popular subgenre of mods/ROM hacks. On legality issues: Most ROM hacks are distributed as ips patch files with wholly original code, avoiding any legality issues regarding redistributing copyrighted works. tbh I'm struggling to see any reason why we wouldn't allow them.
    – Robotnik Mod
    May 30, 2018 at 23:06

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Yes, asking questions about these types of games is perfectly fine, as long as you're not asking how to acquire hacks/ROMs. We've even got a tag for the with a well-received question already. It's basically just a mod on the original game, and we've accepted mod questions for a long time.

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