BIGtrouble77 wrote on Aug 21, 2021, 20:02:
WannaLogAlready wrote on Aug 21, 2021, 18:40:It requires you to signup with a 3rd party and subjects you to their marketing material. It prevents you from including the game in software packs legally (rpie/MiSTer/etc). And you have to use tools produced freely by the community to play these games on modern computers. If it falls into abandonware, these games can live a much better second life in reto game archives rather than fragmenting them on various bundling sites that may not exist next year.
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Aug 21, 2021, 15:25:
I don't like these uninspired "giveaways" because they only exist to make sure the games can never be treated as abandonware, preventing the community from legally distributing them.
As they continue to be free after months, maybe years, that prevention seems rather doubtful ?
Have 150 freebies on Indiegala, many are really good.
Anyway, don't want these, but somebody will love them for the best reasons, thanks anyway
Thanks for the great info.
On my part, I'm fine with the game developers/publishers, as owners, deciding to abide by Indiegala rules.
I go assiduously to https://www.myabandonware.com/browse/recent/windows/
They have hundreds of games posted (sloooooowwwww speeds), with the proviso that if a possible owner objects, they are inmediately unavailable, with a link on where they can be purchased (if eventually there is one).
Forgettable ones aside, got dozens of great fantastic games there, old lost memorable favorites as well as new to me.
Most run perfect (win xp sp3, etc), though be mindful of old DRM with a few.