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Tetris download for windows 7

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hello,
an older guy wan s TETRIS on his PC
i'm looking for a download that can be installed - not run over internet

are ther any FREE ones ?  i could not find them, but am sure they exist
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by:rindi
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Check the PortableApps site. it includes a 3d Tetris among other games. I suggest to get portableapps and install that, then use the tool to download all the other apps he wants, not just the games. That way updates are handled for all apps via the portableapps tool, and there are so many useful apps that you can reduce the amount of standard software you usually install:

http://portableapps.com
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by:nobus
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rindi - i tried portable apps, however tetris was  not listed, only T*3 which is a 3 D version
viki - most do not download tetris, but a download manager
however, i was able to get a tetris version from one - but since trying 4-5 links, i had several infections, so i can't really recommend them
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by:nobus
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speed?   i'm not sure what i have to do to get Tetris
it seems there is no more anywhere a file with Tetris. exe to download - you have to install a downloader (i still don't know what good it does), or jump thru hoops before finding the download file, or install a lot of crapware
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by:speed_54
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Actually, I'm not sure that the original exists as a download. All I've seen is knock offs or games based on the original.
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by:nobus
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that seems not logical  fur such a worldwide game
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by:rindi
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The original tetris was a DOS program and it probably won't work under Windows 7. You might have to use "DOSBox" (also a portable app which is included in the "games" section.

http://vadim.oversigma.com/Tetris.htm
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by:nobus
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rindi, i saw that page before, when looking in the portable apps; but i was unable to download any game, only the displayed start page, when i select the original tetris download
tell me if i do some thing wrong

i know it was a dos program - but i can't believe this is so hard getting one that works

internet does not get any simpler over the years imo..
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by:viki2000
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by:rindi
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I clicked on original download, and it downloaded directly as a "tetris3.zip" file. I extracted the exe from the zip file and tried running it, but it wouldn't run. The error message I got implied that it could be a problem because I'm using a 64 bit version of Windows 7 (maybe on a 32 bit version it might run, although you might have to try other compatibility modes. I then tried running it using DosBox and there I could start it.

Further options would be to use Linux. There are several tetris copies that run under Linux. You could run a Linuzx distro on the Windows 7 PC using VirtualBox for example.
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by:nobus
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viki - the one you pointed to downloaded ok, but playing it is not easy; it uses letters instead of arrows, and does not perform as expected

here the link to the problems i got by downloading some : http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Anti_Spyware/Q_28607836.html

** i must say the malmare gave no problem downloading or installing ....   :-))
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by:viki2000
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One more link with direct downloads, no adaware:
http://www.freewarefiles.com/category_1_28.html
I tried SSuite Tetris 2D 1.017  on Win 8 64 bits
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by:viki2000
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Here is a different version of it:
http://www.blockout.net/blockout2/
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by:nobus
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this was a very disappointing outcome for me
i never expected that so many virus, crapware, and downloaders were tagged to it.
internet is not proceeding in a more user friendly way, i think
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by:viki2000
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Yesterday i started to download and test by myself many links, juts by curiosity. I tested at least 5 or 6 Tetris games which worked.
http://sourceforge.net/ is clean, always.

The rest of the links have those advertisings during installation, you have to be careful and click "Decline" at different unwanted offers. Once you passed those steps, then the program installs without additional "crapware".
The old clean Tetris from Microsoft is 16bits and does not run on 64bits.
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