Police Quest 4

Posted on 2006-04-18
Last Modified: 2011-08-18
I bought all the Police Quest games back in the day but I no longer have the CD's. I've been able to find all of the police quest games except Police Quest 4: Open Season. Police Quest 5: SWAT would be nice but I'd really like to play PQ4 again.

Does anyone know where I can get a free copy of the game? I've searched everywhere. I've already found a place I can buy it for $5 & I may do that but I'd rather start playing it ASAP; Considering that Sierra no longer supports that entire series any longer, they should just make it abondonware.

Thanks in advance.
Question by:Marker0077
    LVL 4

    Expert Comment

    Abandonware is not a declaration of release into public domain/freeware. It simply means that in all likelihood they dont care what happens to it anymore so they probably wont sue you for downloading copies instead of purchasing anymore. Technically this still constitutes a violation of the law if the company with the rights to the game decides it is an infringement of their copyrights, etc., but as the burden lies upon said company to sue you and they're likely no longer interested in protecting an outdated product that would not garner revenue for them either way, you would likely not suffer legal reprecussions of any sort. That's the nature of abandonware. If a company declares that they still have intentions of pursuing legal action for what they view as infringement of their intellectual property rights, most abandonware websites simply remove the infringing content. Considering how Police Quest 4 is under the protection of the zealous ESA, it doesn't seem to be abandonware.

    At any rate, I recommend you just purchase it from eBay:
    LVL 4

    Accepted Solution

    That post was pointless. If you've already bought the games then this couldn't be infringement of that sort.

    Just download it from here:

    Featured Post

    Enabling OSINT in Activity Based Intelligence

    Activity based intelligence (ABI) requires access to all available sources of data. Recorded Future allows analysts to observe structured data on the open, deep, and dark web.

    Join & Write a Comment

    Suggested Solutions

    Title # Comments Views Activity
    High ping 4 514
    Looking for howto's on adding maps to various games 2 349
    Laptop Recommendation 17 387
    autodesk maya 9 243
    Article by: Joseph
    CONTENTS I.      What is a MOBA?   a. Definition   b. Origin   c. Current Generation II. The New Games   a. League of Legends   b. Heroes of Newerth   c. Dota 2   d. Smite III. Comparison IV. Conclusion ------------------------…
    Whether you're new to the game or an experienced player, you can never get enough help trying to have the best Pokémon. This guide will do its best to serve and be a living document.  It will evolve as I have more things to add or change.
    Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular for organizations both large and small. If you have made the leap to Microsoft’s cloud platform, you know that you will need to create a corporate email signature for your Office 365…
    Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

    732 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    18 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now