Buying Games for IPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by missileh, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. missileh macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    This is a very general question...

    When i buy a game from iTunes for iPhone, do i get an executable for the game or i have to play the game online? If i do not use internet can I play an already bought game?

    Whatever the mechanism is, Will it be the same with iPad too?
     
  2. AAPLaday Guest

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    Once downloaded you can play it without an internet connection. Unless of course its an online only game :p
     
  3. missileh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, in that case, can i make an application that presents the user with a list of (downloaded) games and then user can select one of those games and play.

    I know iphone (or ipad) already shows us the list of downloaded games. But what if i am developing an application that contains - say 'Leisure' section in which these downloaded games are listed and they can be 'lauched' from this section...

    [To clarify, the application will be developed for iPad and not iPhone]

    And finally, if i download a game, is it necessary that i have to play that game on the particular iPad/iPhone using which it was downloaded? Can i play the game on other iPhone or iPad?
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    iPods, iPhones, and iTunes on computers all authorize themselves with a single iTunes store account.

    Any device that is logged into the same account can download and use the same programs for free.

    When I buy an app on my iPhone, my wife can instantly download it for free on her iPhone. When I buy a movie on my Macbook, my wife can copy it to her Macbook or her iPhone or my iPhone or my daughter's iPod.

    I think there's some upper limit on the number of devices you can use on a single account, but it's high enough that I'll never bump into it.
     
  5. dickdaney macrumors regular

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  6. missileh thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    as far as i know that's computers. iphones, ipods, ATV's, etc is unlimited
     
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I dunno...here's what I use for 1 iTunes account:

    2 iPhones
    1 iPod Touch
    1 Apple TV
    2 Macbooks
    1 Mac Pro


    So that's 4 devices and 3 computers. Still falls within your numbers so it doesn't really help us proove anything. But I can promise that at least that much is ok!
     
  9. androiphone macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure its also unlimited iphone, ipods, ect just limited to 5 computers at a time
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's correct. 5 different computers not devices.
    I got over 10 Apple devices using my iTunes account with no
    probs.
     
  11. missileh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, once i buy & download a game on my computer, can i copy the downloaded game to my iphone or do i need to download on iphone from itunes only?

    (i understand i need not purchase it again!)
     
  12. AAPLaday Guest

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    Once its on your computer you just sync it across to your phone
     

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