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Fantastic Free Retro Arcade games for Roku (Open Source and not available in Roku Channel store)

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These are fantastic reproduction of the original retro arcade games. The developer has also made them Open Source.

* Donkey Kong - removed due to take down notice
* Youtube -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA59qZk7fQU
* Add Channel -> https://my.roku.com/add/DonkeyKongPreview
* Github -> https://github.com/lvcabral/Donkey-Kong-Roku


* Lode Runner:
* Add channel -> https://my.roku.com/add/LodeRunnerPreview
* Youtube -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PizGMcdjIqQ
* Github -> https://github.com/lvcabral/Lode-Runner-Roku

* Prince of Persia
* Add Channel -> https://my.roku.com/add/PoPPreview
* Youtube -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFOKxBuw66o
* Github -> https://github.com/lvcabral/Princ...ersia-Roku
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These are perfect. I didn't know about Donkey Kong but I've been playing the other two for a while. Great stuff. Thanks for posting.
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Lode Runner...now that's a name I've not heard in a long time, a long time.
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sorry for the dumb question, but I just got a roku, and could use some information on adding these to my Roku. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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sorry for the dumb question, but I just got a roku, and could use some information on adding these to my Roku. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Same question.
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Isn't this illegal?
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any info or does the lack of info answer the legal question, not like I care lol. looks cool to look into.
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sorry for the dumb question, but I just got a roku, and could use some information on adding these to my Roku. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Same question.
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any info or does the lack of info answer the legal question, not like I care lol. looks cool to look into.
Click the "Add Channel" links in the OP. Roku calls apps, even games like these, "channels".
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sorry for the dumb question, but I just got a roku, and could use some information on adding these to my Roku. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Tap on the add channel links in the description. Sign in and tap on 'yes, add channel'
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thanks - it's a good idea to put a 8gb microsd in any roku3,
it will add to game ram and ram for menu gui thumbnails.
more than 8gb is not utilized by the roku os.
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Here's another one _ _ _ _ / _ e _ _ _
Hint : two words, its logo has red. Can anyone guess?
link / zelda
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any info or does the lack of info answer the legal question, not like I care lol. looks cool to look into.
I was ready to get these games, but I stopped as soon as people start throwing the word illegal around. From the TLI OP (Too Little Info) and another post, it appears you sign in to Roku on the website, click on the first link, and that magically downloads a game from somewhere on the web onto your Roku if you have a micro-SDHC installed. Is that right?

If yes, then where is the illegal part? Is this going through Roku's site so why would they host or be pointing to illegal software, or is it user customizable and they don't control where the software comes from?

Some more explanation would be nice as I wouldn't mind downloading these games, but first I'd like to know some details. These days it's not worth the risk of doing anything illegal in this inverted justice society. Who knows what sort of punishment you'd get these days for unknowingly clicking on the wrong link.
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I was ready to get these games, but I stopped as soon as people start throwing the word illegal around. From the TLI OP (Too Little Info) and another post, it appears you sign in to Roku on the website, click on the first link, and that magically downloads a game from somewhere on the web onto your Roku if you have a micro-SDHC installed. Is that right?

If yes, then where is the illegal part? Is this going through Roku's site so why would they host or be pointing to illegal software, or is it user customizable and they don't control where the software comes from?

Some more explanation would be nice as I wouldn't mind downloading these games, but first I'd like to know some details. These days it's not worth the risk of doing anything illegal in this inverted justice society. Who knows what sort of punishment you'd get these days for unknowingly clicking on the wrong link.
Reproduction games that basically copy intellectual property often run afoul of copyright law, because the original content is still under the legal control of whatever company created or controls that property. You can often create something like this for your own personal use, but as soon as you start sharing (i.e. distributing) and/or selling what you've made it's no longer for your personal use and is illegal. The big issue here is that they look and play nearly identically to the originals.

Game companies may not go after individuals that make or use these games very often, but certain companies (like Nintendo) are very protective of their property and public image.
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Just wanted to thank all of you who answered my question on how to add these to my Roku. It is nice having a community who works so well together for the most part. Thanks George

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