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Okay, so here is the deal. I purchased a copy of Oregon Trail from Handango.com ... 3rd Party BlackBerry Software forum

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    Help with a game I bought today. . .

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    Okay, so here is the deal. I purchased a copy of Oregon Trail from Handango.com earlier today, not knowing the headache it would initially cause me. Anyways, after paying for the software, it asked if I would rather have the link for the download sent to my phone via SMS, or if I would rather download the .zip file of the software to my computer. I chose the first of the two, because A) I was at work and B) I did not have access to a computer at the time, (or so I thought. I work for Alltel and all of our computers are firewalled, but I later discovered that handango.com wasn't blocked.) Anyways, about 2 hours later, I still had not received the text from Handango with my download link.

    So I resubmitted the number and waited again for the text. Still nothing. So now I opted for option two and downloaded the .zip on my computer at home. When I opened the .zip file and tried to use PocketMac to add the program to my blackberry, I discovered the format of the file was in .jad when it needed to be in .Alx. Angrily I searched for the remainder of my lunch break on ways I could utilize the file that would not work with PocketMac.

    The first thing i tried was sticking the .jad and the .cod file that was in the .zip file on my memory card and running it on the phone. It gave me a weird error, can't remember what it was exactly, (something like error 907, missing components of ZIP file. Something along those lines. Ill recreate the issue if it will help.)

    So now, I am stuck. I have actually contemplated putting the two files on my private server and browsing them using the Blackberry's browser and downloading it OTA, but that is a huge Copyright Infringment that I dont want to chance. If any of you guys can help me out and give me any suggestions it will be more then appreciated. I have already tried to contact Customer Service at Handango and explained what happened, now I am waiting for them to email me with an answer. What should I do?

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    sorry i can't help but do have a question.how can it be Copyright Infringment if you purchased it and put it on your server for your use only?
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    from what I understand if you put anything up that can be downloaded by other people anywhere it is flagged as copyright infringement. I think, at least. . .

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    If you are hosting it on your own server and do not post the link for others to use then how can it be a problem? But your best bet may be to email Handango Customer Care. I have dealt with them before and they have always been prompt to respond to my issues.
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    Okay, well i have tried to email them twice already, but that was yesterday and I still have no response. =(

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    Lol, I'm not laughing at your situation or you, but at Handango. I've had more dumb, frustrating problems with that site, I swear... I hope you get it all sorted though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by green_light View Post
    Lol, I'm not laughing at your situation or you, but at Handango. I've had more dumb, frustrating problems with that site, I swear... I hope you get it all sorted though.

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    Good call on the pinstack store I will definitely check that in the future.

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