Help with opening files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Laure, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Laure macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2006
    I don't know how to open downloaded zip files. I click on them and it will unzip and then open script editor which brings up an error message.
    I'm trying to download games from limewire...maybe they are not compatable. Are there and games that I can download for a mac?
  2. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    The Software Recommendations thread has links to some "Free Games" threads. You could also look through or search the Games forum.

    If you are looking for freeware or shareware games that you can legally use, I doubt you need to use Limewire. You shouldn't have trouble unzipping games from versiontracker and other such sources.

    If you want help with commercial games you don't have a license to use, MacRumors is not the website for you.
  3. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

    elfin buddy

    Sep 16, 2001
    Tuttlingen, Germany
    Like Doctor Q says, pirating is very-much frowned upon around here, even though I'm sure quite a few members do it anyway (whether it be music, software, etc).

    If you're looking for games to download for free, there is a repository of old Mac "abandonware" called The Macintosh Garden. Though I suppose it could be technically classified as a breach of copyright, the owners are very transparent about it and immediately remove any games if the intellectual property owner requests it. Games are classified as "abandonware" when the developers are no longer selling it or making money from it. As such, theory goes that they shouldn't care whether or not their games are available to the public.

    There are some real gems in there :)

    PS. If any mod has a problem with this post or considers it a promotion of illegal activity, please feel free to delete and reprimand me as you see fit ;)

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