GMBed: (Illegally) Embedding Games
March 31, 2008
Over the last few days there have been many posts about Free Instant Play Alternatives. As soon as TGMG posted a topic in the GMC titled ‘Gmbed :- Browser Embed Games‘ it led to the topic to be filled with many replies praising him, the system and occasionally mentioning the odd bug.
The system did actually work, many test games were upload; SadBot and Hit the Ball are a couple.
This was all great, however the dream could end very soon, as Mark Overmars made an appearance with some shocking news.
I am sorry to say that what you are doing is actually illegal. You are not allowed to split the game executables and get the data out of it and download only that part. According to the license agreement you are not allowed to changed the game executables.
I am not commenting here on the project in general. Just on the fact that you are only downloading the data part of the games. That is not allowed.
He also explained that the YYG system can be made to embed games to website, however they chose not to.
B.t.w. it would be very easy for YYG to embed the games in the website. The reason we did not do that is that it would put restrictions on the size of the window that is used in the game (because it has to fit in the layout of the game page) and it would no longer allow changes of the game play window. As we want our tool to be generic we decided to run the games in a separate window.
It went from wonderful dream to disaster in less than 24 hours.