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How to Re-Enable Games in Windows

Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP come with a variety of games pre-installed. These games usually include one or more solitaire games, chess, Mahjong and Minesweeper. If these games do not show in the Programs menu under "Games," the feature may be turned off. Turning them back on only takes a few minutes and can be done by anyone with administrative access to the machine.

How to Make Yard Games

A favorite at any graduation party or family reunion, yard games are an easy way to provide some family fun at summer parties. Using supplies most people have in their garage, or can be bought cheaply at stores, yard games can kindle some friendly competition for the whole family---young and old.

How to Run PS2 Games From Flash Drive

If you have a Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) game console, you are probably accustomed to inserting a disc in to unit and then playing your games. However, you can play games on the PS2 from a USB flash drive or hard drive instead of using discs susceptible to damage from scratches or even sunlight. Playing games from a USB storage device will also save on wear and tear of the laser lens inside the PS2. You must use third-party software products to play games from a USB drive, but the result will allow you to store hundreds of games on a single flash drive or hard drive.

How to Make Mobile Phone Games

The Mobile game market is a multi-billion dollar industry that shows tremendous signs of growth over the next 10 years. Also with new SDK's (software development kits) being released on most major platforms and millions of potential customers it is easier then ever to make your own mobile game. For the purpose of this exercise we will concentrate on the Android SDK (for all those android/google phones out there including the G1 and palm-pre).

How to Play the Card Game Pig

The card game Pig is tons of fun when a lot of people play. Keep your eye on everyone else's nose in this game so you don't make a pig of yourself.

Things You'll Need
4 to 13 players
A deck of cards
Set Up
Remove a set of four of the same number or face card from the deck for each player. It doesn't matter what you choose. Set aside the rest of the deck-use only the sets you've removed for the game.

How to Patent a Game Idea

Many inventors of games (both board games and computer games) have indeed made fortunes from their inventions, though the odds are certainly against it. The first thing you should know is that you cannot patent a mere idea for a game, anymore than you can copyright a mere idea for a novel. (And it's important to understand the difference between a patent, a copyright and a trademark. That's all spelled out on the website of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; see Resources below). You need a detailed design to qualify for patent protection, and it must meet certain criteria. Once you've developed your idea, and think you are ready to present it to an eager public, here's how you proceed.

How to Download a Game to SD for DSI

You can add DS games to a microSD card to transfer and play on your Nintendo Dsi. SD cards can store gigabytes worth of DS games. After downloading the games to the card, you can easily play them on your system by using an R4i adapter. The R4i card also allows you to view and save media on the DS.

How to Play Double Speed Card Games

Double Speed, or Double Flip, is a relatively new two player card game. The players use a standard deck of 52 playing cards. A player attempts to rid his hand of cards before his opponent does the same. Both participants place cards simultaneously, so each has to race his opponent to complete available moves and shorten his card stack. The first player that gets rid of all of the cards in his hand is the winner.

How to Play Copied XBox 360 Games

The Xbox 360 gaming system allows you to play video games, music, and movies. There are two methods available to access and play video games on the Xbox 360. You can choose to play games directly from the disks they are manufactored on or directly from the system's hard drive. Playing a game copied to your Xbox 360's hard drive helps to eliminate fan noise, speed up load times and extend the life of your gaming system.

How to Download Shockwave Games

Shockwave games range from car racing to fashion, jigsaw puzzles to sports. You can download a free player and then take the games for a test run. The player runs on both PCs and Macs. You can download trial versions of games for free, buy games (usually for around $20) or sign up for one of several membership deals. Here is how to download games from the official Shockwave website.

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