@InventorTechie There IS an issue even if it's your private account, you're sharing copyrighted files on your account. Soon or late the account would be terminated and the entire project would fall.
I don't think he was suggesting that the files be sharable, but that you can host your own roms in the cloud.
Again a bad idea, the last things the devs of RetroPie could use is a lawsuit. This is just asking for problems.
This is true though. While 'asking for problems' seems harsh, it certainly opens the door for problems.
Well, cloud hosting costs money. Using a private cloud to host your collection of private roms is kinda weird if you ask me. Why would anyone want to do that? You can use even a 128gb SD card and if thats not enough you always can use an external HD.
The topic starter wrote:
"rather than downloading all the ROMs and hosting on a USB/HDD - now that the R/Pi3 is out (with WiFi) - any reason why we can't just connect to a cloud based drive which hosts all the ROMs?"
Even if it was his private collection he simply could buy a 1tb external hdd. But I think he meant a cloud based drive as in an official retropie cloud drive with all the roms. IMO bad idea. Just download them and put them on your SD card or USB drive.
@mattrixk LOL. How much lunch time do you have?