Free download games

  arbez 18:41 12 Feb 2009
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I understand nothing about computer memory. I would like to play the new 'Around the World in 80 Days' advertised on this website. Does it take up memory only whilst it is downloaded, and can I delete it when I've tired of it? ( I'm not really a gamer. and don't want to clutter up my system.
arbez

  tullie 18:56 12 Feb 2009

You can delete it when finished as with any other file,its only a one hour trial though.

  Diodorus Siculus 21:01 12 Feb 2009

It will not take up "memory" until you play it; when you quit the game, the memory will be released -a reboot of the machine will ensure this.

However, it will take up hard drive space which will be used until you delete it by uninstalling the game.

  Diodorus Siculus 21:06 12 Feb 2009

For what it's worth, people often confuse computer memory (which is RAM - the temporary space which the PC needs for operating) with hard drive space which is where everything is stored.

  arbez 21:41 12 Feb 2009

Thank you both.
arbez

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