To the computing community, the words hackers and hacking have a myriad of meanings, and the connotations are not necessarily good. It is very important to note then specificly what it implies in this wikia.
Hacking here is reserved specificly to one of three actions:
- Use of cheat device codes to affect gameplay (GameShark/Pro Action Replay)
- Reverse-engineering of existing game code
- Expansion of the original game through importing new resources; ie. writting new stages, importing new models or images, etc.
This can and has long been done sucessfully within the guidelines of outstanding copyright law, and under no circumstances should it ever be implied that illegal activites are condoned much less executed.