Downloading Games to Macbook

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Trustington, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Trustington macrumors newbie

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    Hello Everyone,

    I am new to this forum so any hello's or advice people want to pass on would be lovely. I have been trying to download a game from the internet and it keeps just giving me a textedit doc and I dont know what to do to get to play it! Any ideas? I am probably being a total div!
     
  2. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    The game, is is listed as compatible with Mac? I had some windows types before that would give me that response, until I realized the problem.
     
  3. Trustington thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. windowpain macrumors 6502a

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    Just want to check..are you downloading a bittorent document file?
     
  5. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    You are downloading a torrent by the sounds of it and also it is illegal in many countries (Unless your in the EU and you own said game).
     
  6. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Hang on, I want to know more about this.
    In the EU you're legally allowed to download a pirated game so long as you own the original?

    I've done this in the past (Worms Armageddon, even in BIG BOX format) but had no idea it was legal.
     
  7. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    If it is for backup I think it is OK just make sure you own the original, Personally I'd just backup the game myself.
     
  8. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    Nope but there are articles around if you search which I can't be bothered to do at this time.
     
  9. Dagless macrumors Core

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    So is this actually true or just something you heard from a friend or at college or something? Because this sounds like one of them there computar myths.
    I'm pretty sure it's illegal to download content you own in another format. The same law applies to owning an LP but feeling the entitlement to download a new MP3 version of the song.
     
  10. northy124 macrumors 68020

    northy124

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    It is true if I could be bothered I'd find it in charter (?).
     
  11. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    Let's not write the OP off for downloading pirated software just yet.

    Trustington, can you give us a link to where you're attempting to download the game from?
     
  12. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    One would assume the "mac site" means Apple's download page. I'll give my self a 40% chance that I'm wrong on this. :)
     
  13. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    I'm not sure about "legal". More like it wouldn't stand up in court.
     
  14. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    I'm almost entirely positive that it is illegal. You can make a backup from your CD but you can't download another persons.
     
  15. windowpain macrumors 6502a

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    Could you give us more information about this? We don't have a lot to go on, so can only speculate.. hence the slightly off topic debate.:)

    While wikipedia is hardly the definitive source, this article might be of interest to others on this thread.
     

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