Abandonware - software titles that are no longer being sold or supported by the copyright holder. Should you wish to play a title that has fallen into this category then you'll either need to search eBay relentlessly - or download a copy of the game from one of the darker corners of the internet, entirely illegal, but what other option do you have?
We've put together a campaign in an attempt to provoke a response from game publishers regarding this issue, maybe they could re-release the title at a budget price in a downloadable form (no instructions, box or technical support) - or perhaps they could release the title as 'freeware', and let the gaming community find a copy and distribute it through sites such as Liberated Games (click here). In no way do we want the Company to relinquish their copyrights – the game, characters, artwork, music and anything else related, will still be entirely theirs – all we want is a chance to play the games again.
You can view a sample of some of the 'abandoned' games (url=click here) that we'd like the chance to play again.
Then maybe read through our entire Abandonware Campaign article (click here), and then, if you should happen to agree with what we're trying to achieve you could sign the online petition (click here) we've set up.
To help further, you could post about this campaign on other forums you frequent - the more support we get, the more likely we are to attract the attention of the people that can actually make this happen.