Go Back   Computer Forums > Gaming, Reviews, Handheld Devices | Classifieds > Gaming
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-16-2011, 08:25 AM   #21
..m.0,0.m..
Site Team
 
iPwn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 3,870
Default Re: Free download games for laptops.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Card View Post
Or go to an "abandonware" website for free full games. Abandonware means that the software is literally abandoned, they are not sold any more and you may download them legally.
From WikiPedia:
In most cases, software classed as abandonware is not in the public domain, as it has never had its original copyright revoked and some company or individual still owns exclusive rights. Therefore, sharing of such software is usually considered copyright infringement, though in practice copyright holders rarely enforce their abandonware copyrights

Just because it's not enforced doesn't mean it's legal...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Warren View Post
I never would advise tormenting due to the inherent security risks, but if you are feeling lucky, use a VPN that will mask traffic. BTGuard is a good one and will prevent you from being caught downloading on P2P sites. The best advice I could give is to download items that receive positive ratings and keep a good AV if you plan on downloading from torrents.
As with anything, there are always precautions you can take. However, let's not discuss the precautions you would need to take to steal something.
__________________

__________________
Me: You'd think as the dominant species we wouldn't be so effing stupid.
J: We're just intelligent enough to be completely effing stupid.
iPwn is offline  
Old 06-16-2011, 09:45 AM   #22
j03
~~~~~~~~
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Wales
Posts: 5,556
Send a message via MSN to j03
Default Re: Free download games for laptops.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Warren View Post
I never would advise tormenting due to the inherent security risks, but if you are feeling lucky, use a VPN that will mask traffic. BTGuard is a good one and will prevent you from being caught downloading on P2P sites. The best advice I could give is to download items that receive positive ratings and keep a good AV if you plan on downloading from torrents.
Tormenting is bad, M'kay
__________________

j03 is offline  
Old 06-16-2011, 12:10 PM   #23
In Runtime
 
Warren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 168
Default Re: Free download games for laptops.

Quote:
Originally Posted by j03 View Post
Tormenting is bad, M'kay
Yeah, I love Apple products but I absolutely loathe the IPad auto spellcheck feature.
Warren is offline  
Old 06-16-2011, 12:21 PM   #24
BSOD
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 582
Default Re: Free download games for laptops.

By free games I mean the legal kind.
clacker is offline  
Old 06-16-2011, 12:45 PM   #25
In Runtime
 
Warren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 168
Default Re: Free download games for laptops.

Good luck finding non-flash games!
Warren is offline  
Old 06-16-2011, 12:53 PM   #26
..m.0,0.m..
Site Team
 
iPwn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 3,870
Default Re: Free download games for laptops.

Quote:
Originally Posted by fractalr3 View Post
cant your friend just copy it on usb or other external device and give it to you?

you can download from piratebay (i dont i get my friends to do it) and they cant trace you or anything like that.
most games you will have to pay for. but if you have a steam account you can almost always buy the games cheaper that in the shops.
They can trace you. The United States Government is now holding ISP's responsible for illegally downloaded content. The ISP's will now flag accounts with higher than usual download bandwidth and then investigate the content of those data. Continued pirating will lead to a letter from either a legal/government organization or your ISP making you aware that you have downloaded X file and it was an infringement on Y copyright. Further pirating and torrenting of illegal products will result in either legal action against you, and/or your service being disconnected as it's simply a liability issue now with the ISP.

This thread has been taken into a zone that's not condoned by ComputerForums.org and has been locked. Please feel free to start another thread for the legal downloading of games (such as through steam or cnet (free)).
__________________

__________________
Me: You'd think as the dominant species we wouldn't be so effing stupid.
J: We're just intelligent enough to be completely effing stupid.
iPwn is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0