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Post by STranger81 » Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:57 am

Ive only just recently got into DOSbox emulation, and every site go on when I use google seems to have mostly shareware and freeware games.

Are there any legal sites that host free full games? Ive seen some that require "free registration" to proceed but I dont know if these sites are dodgy? Anyone encountered this?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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Post by Belgarath » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:16 am

He said legal.

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Post by pantal00ns » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:34 am

There is this one, make up you mind for yourself of the legal aspect.

http://liberatedgames.org/gamelisting.php

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Post by Zagrebo » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:42 am

I'm sure there are a few games that have been released as freeware for various reasons - the original Elder Scrolls game Arena is one such.

There are a lot of "abandonware" sites but they aren't actually legal. Abandonware is more of a moral than a legal issue since they distribute games that are no longer commercially available or supported. Abandonia, for example, removes downloads for game either if the IP holders request it or if they discover that someone is still selling the game for commercial purposes. However, unless the IP holder has explicitly said the game can be distributed freely then distribution remains technically illegal although it's doubtful any action would be taken against the sites.[/i]
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Post by STranger81 » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:43 am

Thanks for the suggestions. I was just unsure with never really bothering with DOSbox before what was the best course of action as regard getting games and most sites offered shareware.

A lot of googled suggestions are torrent links for full downloads which I obviously steer well clear of.
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Post by Opa-Opa » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:46 am

DOSbox does play original titles as well, you can buy loads of great games from e-bay, charity shops etc and use DOSbox to get them to run..

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Post by Dudley » Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:24 am

Or indeed the people at http://www.gog.com
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Post by Zagrebo » Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:30 am

pantal00ns wrote:There is this one, make up you mind for yourself of the legal aspect.

http://liberatedgames.org/gamelisting.php
Many of the games listed there are those I know have been made freeware so that site's probably legit.
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Post by hydr0x » Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:07 am

Zagrebo wrote:
pantal00ns wrote:There is this one, make up you mind for yourself of the legal aspect.

http://liberatedgames.org/gamelisting.php
Many of the games listed there are those I know have been made freeware so that site's probably legit.
it is indeed, all other mentioned sites are not

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Post by Dudley » Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:25 am

Actually no it isn't, several of those were released by the publishers for distribution from their own site only. The Codemasters ones for a start.

From the licence agreement they even supply.

YOU SHALL NOT:

* Copy the Program.
* Sell, rent, lease, license, distribute or otherwise transfer or make
available to any other person the Program

And yet they're doing both of those things.
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Post by Matt_B » Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:32 am

Dudley wrote:Actually no it isn't, several of those were released by the publishers for distribution from their own site only. The Codemasters ones for a start.

From the licence agreement they even supply.

YOU SHALL NOT:

* Copy the Program.
* Sell, rent, lease, license, distribute or otherwise transfer or make
available to any other person the Program

And yet they're doing both of those things.
They haven't copied the program or broken the agreement. The download link goes directly to the Codemasters site.

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Post by hydr0x » Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:25 pm

Matt_B wrote:
Dudley wrote:Actually no it isn't, several of those were released by the publishers for distribution from their own site only. The Codemasters ones for a start.

From the licence agreement they even supply.

YOU SHALL NOT:

* Copy the Program.
* Sell, rent, lease, license, distribute or otherwise transfer or make
available to any other person the Program

And yet they're doing both of those things.
They haven't copied the program or broken the agreement. The download link goes directly to the Codemasters site.
exactly

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