What does abandonware mean?
What is the definition of Abandonware? Abandonware is a word that describes a piece of software no longer supported by its developers or its publishers and is no longer available for sale in any form (digital or retail).
Abandonware is usually referred to old games for systems no longer available to the public (for example: DOS, Commodore 64, Amiga, etc). Every abandonware game NOT released as freeware (liberated) is still subject to copyright laws.
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