I will try to post links but if the link does not work anymore, this is where your internet skills come to use.
Please note that links died after some time and softwares get updated all the time. Since i can't come back here to update the link every 6 months or so, always google and check for the newest version and download them.
Do not download betas. Always download the stable final version.
If the newest version is not compatible with your version of windows or doesn't run well in your pc, consider downloading the next older version.
Always download from official website whenever possible. Do not download from 3rd party sites such as CNet, etc unless stated in the guide.
3rd party sites are known to be ridden with malwares/ potentially unwanted application.
When installing all the apps below, ALWAYS choose custom install, and uncheck all unwanted toolbars, apps, gadgets, search engines, etc. Always read a moment BEFORE CLICKING NEXT/YES.
If you spend 2 seconds just to read what is offered during install and decline, you will be just fine and malware/unwanted apps free.
Do not be afraid, it wont install secretly behind your back. These unwanteds only take advantage of people who are ignorant and too lazy to read and actually give those unwanteds permission to install itself.
How to use this guide:
- Each application and link will have the name, the clickable link, and the written link.
Always try the clickable link first, if it doesn't work, copy paste the written link in your browser, if that doesn't work, google the name of the app, then go and download directly from their official site.
- There are some intermediate level tips for more experienced users. These tips however are optional and you can skip them.
An "Advanced User Tip" will be post in front of the tip.
Note that i am using mobile weebly blogger app to write the noob complete guides, and since the app is not very stable, i apologize if there is any inconvenient mistakes.
Next: Noob Guide: Complete Guide 3: How to download free downloadable games - How to open and crack a game
! Advanced User Tip !
Mozilla Firefox and Noscript
Before you start downloading anything, download Mozilla Firefox browser if you haven't already. Then download the Noscript add-on. The add-on will prevent any annoying scripts and pop up ads from running. It is necessary because you are going to go into torrent sites in a moment.
Once you installed Noscript you will need to give permission first before scripts,embeds,links, address, etc to work on a site.
They are on the bottom right. Click on the Noscript logo and choose which element you approve.
For newbie who want to try this: the websites you view may suddenly look broken but it is not, it look like that because you havent give the site a permission yet. Allow just the site and block other elements in that site.
Try giving and revoking element permissions and see which one works and which one doesn't, which one is for what, and after awhile you'll get the hang of it.
Setting up your PC
1. Torrent Client
The first thing you have to do is download a torrent client. You need it to download the other softwares.
There are many different torrent clients but my favorite is UTorrent.
Download UTorrent directly from UTorrent official website:
UTorrent official website
Install it in your computer. Choose custom install and read carefully before clicking next! Uncheck all unwanted apps/features.
Ignore the annoying flashing ads in-app, they can be turned off.
!Advanced User Tips!
To turn off ads and offers, open Options > Preferences > Advanced. Here you'll find a large list of flags for the app and a filter box. Search for and disable the following flags by changing the value on the right to false.
The names might be slightly different according to your torrent version. If you are not sure how, just skip this step.
Spend some time reading on how to open your port, how to setup your utorrent and follow the guide there to maximize your download speed. The help section has all the information and basically everything you need to help you with setting your UTorrent. Sadly many people just overlook it and then bicker on the net when help is right in front of their face literally.
If you skip this step now you will regret it later when your download speed is as fast as a pregnant 120years old turtle grandpa with fake pregnancy syndrome.
So bear it and do it.
You will need it to extract some games that are compressed into .rar or .zip, the 2 most common compressions.
Another type of compression is .7z which can also be openned by winrar, so you do not need to install Winzip or 7zip too.
Some games on torrent are compressed to save space and make it easier to download. But all of the games in forums are compressed into .rar, .zip or .7z, since they use a 3rd party file hosting server that limits people to 1 file per download.
You will go nuts if you have to download 30.000 files one by one with 15 minutes gap in between.
Download Winrar from Winrar Official Website:
Winrar Official Website
Install the app and integrate winrar to window explorer during installation if there is an option to do so in custom install and not already done automatically.
This will then let you to extract compressed files by just right clicking and choose extract.
3. Good Antivirus
You will definitely need a good antivirus if you are about to download, install and play cracked games.
A good antivirus i recommend is ESET Antivirus. You can then get the keys by googling: Eset Nod antivirus key everytime your license key has expired. There are always unknown dudes out there who kindly posts free trial keys for your Eset.
Now is the time to use your UTorrent. Go to Kickass Torrent and register.
Site: Kickass Torrent
Then search: Eset Nod Antivirus
Choose which applicable to you, click the title and read the main description and the comment section.
Whenever you are about to download from a torrent site remember to ALWAYS READ the main description, and the comment section if any.
It will help you so you do not waste your bandwidth and time downloading the wrong / fake ones.
Click the "DOWNLOAD TORRENT" button.
It is common in torrent sites to have so many 'download' buttons. They are fakes. They are ads that will open up new tabs with loads of ads you don't want. If you click on the correct button, your UTorrent will open with a window showing the files you are about to download and where you want to save them.
Then after you finished downloading Eset, uninstall your antivirus first before installing Eset.
Read the instructions on how to install and crack Eset on the main torrent page or in a .txt included in your download.
If the key provided does not work anymore considering the amount of people using said keys, just google: Eset nod antivirus keys
4. Daemon Tools
Some game files are in .iso or .mdf extension. You will need Daemon Tools to open them.
Think .iso (the most common) as a virtual DVD. Daemon Tools lets you create a virtual DVDRom.
Go to Kickass Torrent, search: Daemon Tools
Choose which one you want to download, read the main description and comments, then click the DOWNLOAD TORRENT button.
Site: Kickass Torrent
When installing, choose custom installation and uncheck window gadget if any. Check integrate to windows explorer so you can just right click and mount those extensions.
Read the how to crack in main torrent page or .txt included in your download. I cannot tell you how because each version has different ways. Don't worry, it is very easy and you will be able to do it.
5. Iobit Advanced Systemcare
This is a very nice app to get your PC cleaned up and prepped up for maximum gaming performance, loading time and boost your game.
Go to Kickass Torrent, search: Advanced systemcare, choose and click DOWNLOAD TORRENT.
Site: Kickass Torrent
Install Advanced Systemcare and read the how to crack in torrent main page or .txt included in your download. It is very easy and most just require you to copy and paste the crack file to your install directory.
After installation and crack, you will get the PRO version. Run it and click on Uninstaller. It will download Iobit Uninstaller. Install Uninstaller to your PC. Do the same with Iobit Driver Booster. Usually the app will offer you to download Driver Booster, if not, download it from kickass torrent.
The Uninstaller let you uninstall in a very clean way. If you uninstall a game using normal installer, it might left some files still in your PC and left some keys in your registry. Uninstaller will really uninstall an app with no leftovers.
Driver Booster updates your drivers for you. You absolutely need the newest driver to play the newest release games. Outdated drivers will not run your new games.
You can have both apps on the free version without cracking them. But if you crack them, you will be open to more features.
Iobit Advanced Systemcare also have a nice mini app where you can monitor your memory and CPU usage. So if you are not opening anything and your CPU or Ram running high, you know your PC has been infected.
Another nice one is the Smartdefrag. It defrag your HDD when your system is idle.
Try all the features in Advanced Systemcate and cleanup your PC.
! Advanced User!
You need Dosbox to run older classic games from abandonware sites. Running Dosbox requires some basic knowledge of Dos. Since you must type in commands, it is not just point and click like in windows. Newbie with zero Dos knowledge will struggle a bit in running Dosbox. But as long you have the willingness to learn, it is not impossible to learn.
Dosbox Official Website
Scummvm software is needed to run scummvm games. Scummvm games can be downloaded directly from their site.
Scummvm Official Website