THE ITEM LOOKS NOTHING LIKE WHAT I ORDERED
As it was clearly stated, All images are for
illustration and may differ from that supplied, however
the contents of the CD or DVD you received will be the
same as advertised
THE CD-ROM CONTAINS MORE GAMES THAN I ORDERED
Some of the CD's we sell are compiled and published to
make money for some charities including: Cancer
Research, Shelter and Unicef. Butterfly-Media donate
£1.00 to these charities for every Charityware CD sold.
Charityware CD's may contain games that are not 100%
compatible with WindowsXP, so you simply need to use
the DOSBOX software supplied on the CD-ROM to run the
game you ordered.
Supplied as new in sealed DVD case. Artwork shown is
for illustration and may differ. Screenshots are from
actual game. All Trademarks Acknowledged. E&OE ;Sent by
Royalmail 1st Class
Commercial Software is that that has a copyright and/or
been released by a publisher in the last ten years or
so into the mainstream market. Most publishers after
this time generally make their wares available free,
but this is not always the case. the general route and
life expectancy of a commercial release is as follows:
Year 1: Full Price, Full Packaging
Year 2: Release as a Budget title, sometimes with
limitations with minimal packaging.
Year 3: Rereleased at a potentially lower price.
Year 5-9: Discontinued Item
Year10+: Maybe placed into the Public Domain for free
Shareware is software that has limitations built in,
such as not being able to save etc. this is overcome by
paying the author a small fee. Copyrighted software
that is available free of charge on a trial basis,
usually with the condition that users pay a fee for
continued use and support.
Freeware software is completely free, you can download
it from the net or for a minimal fee you can purchase
it on CD from many sources.
This is a concept thought up way back in AMIGA days. It
is generally used for smaller publishers where they
licence a game or piece of software at the cost of a
small royalty for every sale they make.
Public Domain Software (PD)
Another "AMIGA" concept. Basically this is freeware
that has no copyright and the author has no control
over distribution or limitations of the distribution. A
software title or game can be downloaded for free or
sold on CD for whatever the "publisher" feels it's
value is worth.
This is a reletively new concept, and relies on
Commercial Publishers placing their old games or
software into the Public Domain.
Charityware / Careware
Generally this is software that has been dumped by it's
owner or publisher and is used to raise money for
worthy causes as the publisher is not required to pay
any royalties on each sale. Software for which
either the author / publisher suggests that some
payment be made to a nominated charity or a levy
directed to charity is included on top of the
PC Games and Software-Terminology Explained
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