However, I have now tried to reinstall these games on a new machine using the URL given in the original email and this goes to the games installation but when I try to acrtivate them I can't and only get a trial version!
To submit a ticket for issues with Pogo Download games, you would need to submit a ticket with iWin - Pogo's partner who runs the download features. You can submit a ticket on the following page: -us/requests/new
The ability to purchase/download games from Pogo has since been removed, iWin have their own site and system that has since been created once they were removed from the Pogo site (prior to the new HTML 5 updates). For assistance with an iWin product please reach out to their support:
Enter PopCap games, who offers up a whole suite of puzzle games that are designed to be run on Microsoft Windows and Apple's OS-X. Many of these games are single player games, and offer a whole lot of entertainment value.
Because all of these games are created primarily for users running Windows or OS-X, you will not find any native Linux games produced by PopCap. Nonetheless, and certain to be of joy to PCLinuxOS users, is that I have yet to find a PopCap game that will not play under Wine, without modification.
So, once you've installed Wine from Synaptic, all you have to do is download the .exe installation file(s) from the PopCap games web site, and double click the file to install it on your computer. Once installed, the program will appear under the Wine menu entry on your PC menu. Simply go to the program's menu entry there to launch the game. It really is that easy.
There literally are 50 different games in the PopCap PC Games download catalog. It would be next to impossible to cover and review them all here. So, instead, I'll review three of the ones I've downloaded and installed on my various computers.
To track down the treasure, you'll need to seek and find over 2,000 cleverly hidden objects in 25 amazing Caribbean locations. Piece together all the clues and solve tons of unique mini-games in over 100 levels, and you'll complete your adventure. Plus, when you find all the hidden skulls, you'll unlock two bonus game modes! Do you have what it takes to discover the cache of gold
Zuma resides near the pinnacle of addictive, action-puzzle games that offer endless hours of single-player gaming fun and challenging time wasting. Once you start playing, you will find it difficult to just walk away. Trust me on this one. The premise is simple: shoot various colored balls from the stone frog idol to make three or more color matches in a row. When you do, the chain of marbles will explode. You can also shoot various \"special\" balls to slow down the progression of the marbles towards the golden skull, explode large chunks of the marble chain, or improve the accuracy of your shots.
It's the classic gem-swapping game that started the casual games phenomenon! Swap adjacent gems to match three or more sparkling jewels. The more matches you make, the higher your score. Relax to entrancing music and graphics. Get hints-on-demand when you're stuck. And when you're ready for a bigger challenge, try the Time Trial in both advanced and expert modes.
Some games will require that you have a 3D graphics card. Others have exceptionally modest hardware requirements, and can be played on minimalistic computer hardware. It is a good idea to click on the \"System Requirements\" button on each game's web page to learn what the minimum hardware requirements are. Surprisingly, most of the games that I have tried fit into the latter category that has only modest hardware requirements.
The games in the PopCap Download Games catalog are intended as time-limited trial versions. However, I have yet to find a game in the catalog that you cannot play, in its entirety, under Wine. In some cases, you will receive a nag screen at the end of the 60 minute trial period, asking you to pay the $9.95 to continue to play the game. In such cases, simply closing the nag screen allows you to continue playing the game to its conclusion. In other games, the 60 minute trial nag screen never appears.
You won't go wrong downloading and playing the games that are in the PopCap Download Games catalog. They are very fun to play, and much of the time, present very challenging game play. They are truly designed to bring out the child that exists deep within all of us.
We may have multiple downloads for few games when different versions are available.Also, we try to upload manuals and extra documentation when possible. If you have additional files to contribute or have the game in another language, please contact us!
More than 300 games are available for Linux today. However,plenty more are out there that are available only to Windows users,and if there's one thing Linux users don't like to accept, it's that wecannot do something everyone else can do. To that extent, anumber of products and projects exist that make it possible to playWindows games under Linux (and to run other Windows programs as well). Aquick list of these options include the WINE Project, Win4Lin, CrossOverOffice, TransGaming's Cedega, VMware and the simple fact that somegames, such as many of those from Id Software (creator ofDOOM, Quakeand so on) actually have binaries available that let you run the gamenatively under Linux.
Let's take a look at each of these options, see how it fits into the bigpicture and how likely it is to run the types of games you like,keeping in mind that sometimes the games you'll be able to use areolder games rather than newer ones.
Due primarily to the expense (VMware Workstation costs nearly $200 US),most people who use VMware are doing so for work-related reasons. However, again,if you have this virtual machine tool lying around, and your computer ispowerful enough to run a VMware session quickly enough to play mainstreamgames inside without problems, then this is another avenue to explore. Onthe same machine in which Win4Lin with Windows XP crawled, Windows XPunder VMware runs at perhaps twice the speed.
Now, can VMware use the half-and-half CD withBejeweled Yes and no. Itrecognizes that both parts exist and allows accessing the files, but itcan't actually run the installer and doesn't seem aware of all of thefiles on the CD. The game does install and run though from files copiedoff of the CD and onto the hard drive earlier.Bejeweled will not runin hardware-accelerated mode either, so the experimental feature isn'tquite there yet. Still, as it improves, the chance of being able to useVMware for higher-end Windows games does too. Hopefully by that point,however, there will be more mainstream games available for Linux natively.
I've saved the most appropriate choice for last among the Windows-gamingoptions, so this section can end on an upbeat note. TransGaming's Cedegaproduct (see Resources) is essentially asubscription service where you pay a monthly fee for access to thelatest versions of the program in binary form, the ability to vote onthe games that you would like to see prioritized and more. Because thisproduct focuses on games and implementing the DirectX APIs and otherWindows features heavily used by game programmers, the likelihood of aWindows game working under Cedega should be better than under the otheroptions. However, it is not guaranteed.
There is no perfect solution for playing Windows games under Linux. Thebest solution is to look and see whether a Linux binary is provided forthe game, or to go find games that are written to play under Linux. IdSoftware and Epic Games both release Linux binaries for their games. Keepin mind that if you opt to use a solution such as Win4Lin or VMware,you have to own a valid copy of the Windows version you intend touse. Solutions such as WINE, CrossOver Office and Cedega implement theAPIs without requiring the operating system to be installed.
A study out of East Carolina University's Psychophysiology Lab and Biofeedback Clinic has suggested that playing casual games can rival traditional therapy and medication in the treatment of anxiety and depression. Huzzah! Take that all you snobby, hardcore, casual gaming haters.
Conducted in 2010, the study split 59 participants with depression into two groups: those that got to play Bejeweled 2, Peggle and Bookworm Adventures, and those that were made to surf the National Institutes of Mental Health's Web page (aka the control group). Lo and behold, the study found that the participants who played games noted dramatic improvements in their mood and anxiety levels, as indicated in follow-up questionnaires and sensory data.
Speaking to the implications of the study, research director Dr. Carmen Russoniello said, In my opinion the findings support the possibility of using prescribed casual video games for treating depression and anxiety as an adjunct to, or perhaps even a replacement for, standard therapies including medication.\"
PopCap could have been considered the most successful indie game company in the world up until this decision. Founded in 2000 and based in Washington state, they have produced several of the most popular casual games of all time, including Bejeweled and Plants vs. Zombies. Unlike most of their competitors in the casual space, they have succeeded at getting people to pay for their games, and thus take in $100 million in revenue annually. They employ more than 400 people at several offices, and were reportedly considering an IPO for later this year before EA made them an offer they couldn't refuse.
I see this working out well for both companies. EA can put their massive fiscal might behind promoting PopCap's well made (if not terribly inventive) games. PopCap in turn will give EA a well established gateway into a whole new market for them to control. This new combined entity could come to rule casual games or go the way of AOL Time Warner. The fickle whims of casual gamers will determine the outcome.
I tend to think this is more about buying out the (future) competition than acquiring the talents of the PopCap staff. Also PopCap is more of a marketing company than a game developer, they had complete market saturation with games that were fun but not really anything new or unique. 153554b96e