How to know whether a game really is an abandonware and can be legally downloaded then? Are the Strategic Simulations Inc games definitely abandonware or are they in "standby" waiting for a purchaser? Besides I'd love to see games like the Ravenloft's serie or Eye of the Beholder appearing on GOG. SSI now belonging to Ubisoft, I see no reason not to add them to GOG...any thoughts? Thanks for enlightening me and Happy New Year to you all.
Abandonware is not a legal term, it just means "no longer officially sold or supported". Ravenloft & most of the old SSI games are abandonware, but you can not legally download them, as that is, from a legal point of view, just as bad as downloading a newly released game.
Morally though, that can be argued.