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posted by Anonymous on - last edited - Viewed by 1.3K users

I came across this site somehow and its pretty interesting. The best part is, its totally legal and free. Go figure for the internet. http://www.*************************.org/

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    Anonymous

    LOL, every underdog has its day... Mozilla Firefox even has a search-plugin for that unnamed site... ;)

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    Anonymous

    lol....nice dodging work

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    Anonymous

    Whatever dude. I think that it was totally wrong to edit this thread. That site is 100% legit and I'm sure that you're loving the site as I write this.

    Anyway, if anyone wants the real link, its on my profile.

    Any hate mail is appretiated.

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    Anonymous

    sorry man, i did'nt mean to upset you :) . thats just how the rules go.....

    at the bottom of you page you linked it says

    "Disclaimer: http:\\www.********.***does not claim rights to any software on the site. To the best of our knowledge, these titles have been discontinued by their publishers. If you know otherwise, please contact us and we will remove them accordingly. Thank you for your attention."

    a friend of mine writes this
    "Abandonware is not legal.
    If the copyright holder has given their permission to release a game for free, it becomes freeware. The majority of abandonware on the site has not been released by the copyright holder."

    she is compleatly correct in her staitment.

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    Anonymous

    Ohhh, that site, I've seen it before, I couldn't tell if it was legit or not.

    EDIT: Guybrush_Guy you can see the tittle of the thread if the last post was on this thread from the main page.

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    Anonymous

    i already know of this, thanx for the info though :D

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    Anonymous

    I feel I have to say something about this... :D

    Yes, the site referenced in this thread isn't 100% legal. However, the site maintainers seem very keen on making the site more and more legal, therefore asking companies to tell them if they should remove downloads from particular games, and they have shown that they make good on that promise (Team17 asked, for example, that all downloads of their games be removed, and they were indeed promptly removed). As such, I hold this site in somewhat greater respect than other so-called abandonware sites.
    They have also proven themselves by being chosen by several bigwig developers as the distribution channel of choice for some big official freeware downloads.

    I myself make sure to maintain contact with many developers from various big-name (or used-to-be-big-name) developer houses, and I hope that I have also in some small way contributed to those companies taking the decision to make some or all of their previous hit games freeware.

    I do also maintain links to those classics on another forum, to which I will link if the mods deem it appropriate.

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    Anonymous

    they have metal gear solid 1 pc!

    Woot :D

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    Anonymous

    [quote]they have metal gear solid 1 pc!

    Woot :D[/quote]
    ^ Which is definitely not legal. Don't think for a second that Microsoft would release it for free. To the best of my knowledge, only one free game (except for the Windows-bundled ones) has ever come out of Redmond, and that was "Allegiance". Amazingly, it also came with source, which is another first for the big M$.

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