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Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Joeytpg, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. Joeytpg macrumors 6502

    Joeytpg

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    come on guys don't be such a d*cks...........when i asked for games to download i was talking about "FREE GAMES"!...i thought Doom was Free or something............i've never been a gamer......so that's the deal.

    Sorry if you misunderstood the whole thing, and i know i'd get in legal trouble if i download pirated stuff.....duh!

    SO the same question AGAIN!..........what "FREE games" i can download to entertaint myself a little bit while traveling or whatever???
     
  2. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Not sure what games your looking for, but I have fun playing Pocket Tanks.
    Its a simple, yet rather entertaining game.

    You can find it at Download.com

    Its worth checking out.
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  4. Joeytpg thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joeytpg

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    like i said, i'm far from being a gamer..............the doom i know off was the 1rst Doom like backin 96 or something (the CD came with my PC from factory) so i don't know if it was free or what..........so stop bugging me.


    oh and it's weird to hear a lot of people here being all moral and stuff.......like any of you have never downloaded anything illegally (through Kazaa, limewire, adquisition.....etc.)



    so stop bitching guys for real.......i just wanted free games to download.

    thanks Koodauw for the reply :)
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    What's wrong with having morals? I've never downloaded any illegal stuff or stuff. Like.

    And for the record, that post wasn't closed because you asked for Doom 3 for free. That post was closed because Johnney Highschool suggested a warez app for getting software for free, which is not permitted by The Powers That Be on this Forum..
     
  6. MikeLaRiviere macrumors regular

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    Yellow, if you'll refer to the DMCA legal trouble thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=82158), you'll see that it's not a question of morals. I could write for pages on end about why licensing is bogus, and I'm talking about music, video, and software. Before you rebut, read the entire DMCA thread.

    Mike LaRiviere
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    It wasn't the warez app that got it closed.

    It was the thread starter asking people help him pirate software.

    What I don't understand is how anybody thinks that software that is for sale at CompUSA is ever available free legally while it's still on sale.

    If he thinks that it's legal, maybe he's willing to go down to the swapmeet and start selling a few hundred Predator vs. Aliens DVDs for this Chinese source.
     
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    And NO I haven't, nor have I even downloaded any P2P app nor increased my mega sized iTunes collection past 1 song.
     
  9. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Actually Doom is free now. The source code for the original Doom is under GPL now, but you'll still need a wad file to make it run. ID charges for theirs but there are free ones, including a good recreation of the original calld FreeDoom.

    Doom 3 though--certaily not free.
     
  10. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    No thanks. Because it doesn't matter to me what it's based on. I only used the word "moral" in response to the OP's use of it. It's illegal, end of story.
     
  11. MikeLaRiviere macrumors regular

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    You are correct that it is illegal. However, just because an act is illegal does not necessitate that it is morally wrong. Of course, most downloaders from peer-to-peer networks are not engaging in civil disobedience; they're just getting free stuff. However, I don't feel that they are wrong in doing so. You do feel that they are wrong in downloading, and you are lucky to have current law on your side.

    Mike LaRiviere
     
  12. slughead macrumors 68030

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    Uh doom 1 is free smart guy
     
  13. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    And since when is Doom 1 the new Doom, smarter guy?

    What? I can't hear you..
     
  14. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    All I can say, and I don't want to drag this thread any further off topic, is if I poured my heart and soul into wiriting a piece of software, you bet your @$$ that I'd be pissed if Johnny Peertopeer was giving my software away for free. I have cats to feed and a wife to bejewel.
     

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