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This is the most common method of protection that RealArcade uses.
"RealArcade" will be referred to "RA" from now on.
This method works in the following manner:
When you install a game from the RA installer after downloading it from the RA browser,
it copies several files to reference the game for loading and then it copies the actual game
After the game is closed, the file is deleted and you are none the wiser that you were just playing the full version of the game and now it's gone...at least until you want to play again...on a time limit. Now that's some good protection! :)
OK. Let's have some fun!
Some games also decompress data files upon their first launch, if that is the case then you will need these too (i have only seen a small handful of these).
NOTE: if you paste into the same folder, you will have a file called "Copy of gamename.exe" instead of gamename.exe. Simply rename this file after the game is closed.
Please see the "Illustration" portion for this method if you are confused or would just like an illustrated example to help you better understand.
These files can also be deleted, but is not necessary:
readme.txt <<< sometimes this file does not exist.
These are the files that the RA software uses to determine game and user information.
If you do decide that you actually like any of these games and you find yourself playing one for long periods of time on a daily basis, then PLEASE PAY FOR THE GAME!