Diablo® III

Free diablo 1 and hellfire expansion download

So while i was browsing today i came across a site and found this and it says
"Diablo Hellfire is completely free. You may play it as much as you like without paying a single buck. In exchange for playing it, you are instead asked for a small favour. You are encouraged to send any comments you might have about this game. "

so i downloaded it and to my delight, it works perfectly!

so my question is - is this legit legal? if it is, i would like to post the link.
Blue please reply.

It was found on an old abandonware site.
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I downloaded Warcraft 2 and its the only way these days to play It online with people. I believe its legal to download. I have been having fun lately playing the game I started with on battle.net blizzard.

Castles no air
bgh no air
GOW
Chop till you drop

mad fun getting some ladder wins :)
Edited by NeLLy#1854 on 10/10/2013 2:45 PM PDT
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i still own warcraft 2 BNE haha
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10/10/2013 02:45 PMPosted by Zekey
i still own warcraft 2 BNE haha


I do too but I dont think blizzard runs online servers for it anymore and hence why you download it and can play with people who downloaded it online.
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10/10/2013 02:49 PMPosted by Archangel
I doubt anything Blizzard owns the IP of is legally on an abandonware site.


Actually i believe the rights to diablo 1 and hellfire sit with sierra.
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bump
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think many of those sites are just people distributing pirated software and trying to legitimize it by calling it abandoneware. Even old game IP are mostly still owned by someone.


My unresearched impression of "abandonware" is that it may or may not still be owned as intellectual property by somebody or some company, but that it has been abandoned in that they're not going to enforce piracy of it.

An example would be a company that didn't really make it and whose owner moved on to other ventures.

I agree I doubt any Blizzard game would end up as abandonware.
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ive been playing it for a bit now today and surprisingly, it doesnt even have blizzards name on it.
Sierra
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ive been playing it for a bit now today and surprisingly, it doesnt even have blizzards name on it.
Sierra


That's hellfire. I assure you D1 has blizzards name on it lol
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If I want to buy it from you, you give me no way to buy it from you, you have previously made it available to the general public, and me having a copy doesn't mean someone else loses theirs, I'm taking it.
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Sweeeeeeet!!!!
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Is it legal? No. Will you get in trouble? Most likely not. Usually abandonware is the result of a company that has been sold or went out of business, or just chooses to stop supporting or enforcing copyright for any particular piece of software. While someone does own the rights and can sue if they please, usually a cease-and-desist letter is the extent of it and even then it's rare.
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10/10/2013 06:43 PMPosted by Zekey
ive been playing it for a bit now today and surprisingly, it doesnt even have blizzards name on it.
Sierra


I've got a actual copy in my hand right now. There's no mention of sierra, only blizzard.
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I doubt anything Blizzard owns the IP of is legally on an abandonware site.


Actually i believe the rights to diablo 1 and hellfire sit with sierra.


not Diablo 1, only hellfire but Sierra is long gone also Activision is the current owner of the Sierra brand so maybe I should start bugging them for Half Life 3 and a new Kings Quest game
Edited by Tsuko#1870 on 3/5/2014 6:52 PM PST
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Hellfire kinda sucked in all honesty.

Makes sense now...it was by Sierra
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03/05/2014 06:55 PMPosted by PowerCosmic
Hellfire kinda sucked in all honesty.


Except the part about running in town, the added monk class, new item affixes, eight more dungeon levels with quests, oils to change item stats, new spells, shrines and items.

But aside from all that.
Edited by triscuit#1949 on 4/3/2014 7:21 PM PDT
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