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Jorrit
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:05 pm     Post subject: Liberated Games Reply with quote

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Liberated Games is dedicated to cataloging all full commercial games that have been liberated and made free in playable form to the public.

You can take a look at this interesting website here: http://www.liberatedgames.com/index.php

There are quite a lot DOS games.
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Wally
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:18 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey thanks Jorrit..

Should help with my site.

It kinda gets me wondering why some of the older games that dont get sold like prehistork 2 and the keen series aren't made freeware.
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Ro@m
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:13 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

isn't that because of the 75 year law?
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Interon 2.0
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 9:59 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Sort of. But perhaps companies don't like the idea of giving away something and not getting something in return.

Or maybe the hope of someday being able to commercially exploit their ancient software. (put it in a game pack like 100 games on one CD, have a 20th anniversary special, sell the rights to another company, etc.)
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Frenkel
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:16 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Commander Keen still gets sold.

I also like this site: http://legalaw.cjb.net/
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Joris
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 12:47 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, LegalAW is a very good site to see what games are legal to download and what games are not legal to download Congratulatory I downloaded almost every game they have there.
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mbarton
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 9:44 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

For those who may not know, Liberated Games is run by Matt Matthews, the same guy who does the Curmudgeon Gamer. He's very much against abandonware sites that don't get permission from copyright owners, so he created his own site with legal downloads instead. I really hope that he'll be able to persuade more companies to donate their games and source code to the public.
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