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Re: Free Game List
« Reply #1140 on: September 20, 2019, 10:56:00 am »

Hey, free is free, and therefore qualifies for the thread. Some folks use EGL, and that's fine. I don't like Epic as much as the next guy, but this is not where you grind the axe about it. Shoo, shoo.
Fair enough. Nothing against others using it, that swipe was just for myself

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Re: Free Game List
« Reply #1141 on: September 26, 2019, 09:52:18 am »

GOG's got Freespace 2 free for the next 22 hours.
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Re: Free Game List
« Reply #1142 on: September 26, 2019, 11:21:03 am »

Freespace 2 is a truly fantastic game, even without any mods, and GoG offer it free without DRM ? ... Don't let it escape your click to claim it !
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Re: Free Game List
« Reply #1143 on: September 30, 2019, 08:48:57 pm »

Abandonware and pirated games
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Re: Free Game List
« Reply #1144 on: September 30, 2019, 08:56:59 pm »

Well, in order to pirate something, some type of theft has to occur, and theft generally involves taking something someone was trying to sell for more than zero pennies.
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Re: Free Game List
« Reply #1145 on: September 30, 2019, 08:57:18 pm »

Abandonware and pirated games

I'm tentatively stickying this.  If the list attracts abandonware or other "free" games, I'll have to take it down entirely.
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Re: Free Game List
« Reply #1146 on: September 30, 2019, 09:01:10 pm »

It wasn't abandonware though, it was just free temporarily.
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Re: Free Game List
« Reply #1147 on: September 30, 2019, 09:37:25 pm »

It wasn't abandonware though, it was just free temporarily.

Freespace 2 was not, no. But I'm pretty sure Craftsdwarf was trying to add to the list by saying 'abandonware and pirated games,' which as the OP states, is a good way to get this thread nuked.
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Re: Free Game List
« Reply #1148 on: September 30, 2019, 10:02:10 pm »

Well, in order to pirate something, some type of theft has to occur, and theft generally involves taking something someone was trying to sell for more than zero pennies.
Nah. Copyright infringement, yeah, but dat's not theft, per se. Piracy can involve stuff that ain't being sold anymore, after all.

... still, as per the toad, this ain't the thread for linking to that sort of thing regardless. Or the forum, for that matter. Free games thread also ain't really the place for a more meta discussion on the issue, now that I think about it. Eh. Typing in a tablet's a pain, so sunk cost post a gogo.
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Re: Free Game List
« Reply #1149 on: October 03, 2019, 04:45:18 pm »

Looks like if you're willing to get yet another steam/epic/store/drm launcher thingy on your system, Rockstar gives you GTA San Andreas for free if you download and install their Rockstar Launcher :
https://socialclub.rockstargames.com/rockstar-games-launcher
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Re: Free Game List
« Reply #1150 on: October 05, 2019, 04:09:58 am »

And if/when you grab GTA: SA, make sure you get Silent Patch for it. Mine crashed semi randomly until I installed the patch, but after that it has worked flawlessly. You don't get as many fixes as you would if you downgraded to 1.0, but every little bit helps.

I really ought to get my disk version down and install that instead so I can install mods (the Rockstar launcher version is aggressively not modable right now), but I don't have easy access to a dvd drive nowadays...
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Re: Free Game List
« Reply #1151 on: October 05, 2019, 06:22:06 am »

Usually people used to launch Freespace 2 with the SCP new FSO executables either by adding commands line to the shortcuts when you knew what you were doing or using a launcher to easily configure things.

With new releases and versions of the FSO executable old launchers weren't compatible anymore, and so came Knossos

Knossos is an open source launcher and a mod/FS engine game manager all in one :
https://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=94068.0

As you can see in screenshot it has a modern interface too in comparison to launchers of old.
But why i mention it on this thread is that even if you don't have Freespace 2 (and missed the GoG free offer) you can still use Knossos to download, configure and play the standalone fan games made with the FSO .
Wing Commander Saga is truly excellent, The Babylon Project has some good stuff for B5 old fans , Diaspora and Beyond the Red Line are great Galactica games, and there are more of those standalone games (but not tried myself so i can't say much about the other games)

Note : in window 10 the Knossos installer will trigger the SmartScreen thing because the installer is not signed (happens regularly with open source stuff), but you can ignore it without problem.
If you don't want to use the installer, you can just extract the installer with something like 7zip and launch the knossos executable (it will not trigger SmartScreen this way)
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Re: Free Game List
« Reply #1152 on: October 05, 2019, 06:43:27 am »

Not sure if anyone else recommended it, but Unturned is a great game. You can download it for free on steam.
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Re: Free Game List
« Reply #1153 on: October 05, 2019, 08:08:44 pm »

Not sure if anyone else recommended it, but Unturned is a great game. You can download it for free on steam.
No micro-transactions except for a cheap DLC which allows for user customization.
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Re: Free Game List
« Reply #1154 on: October 05, 2019, 08:17:31 pm »

So...is that good?
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