Introduction: Getting Games at School

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Say your teacher has blocked all game websites, what do you do? You hack! copy files! All you need is a computer at home, Firefox installed, and a file transfer method, cd/dvd-r, or flash drive. Here is the [〈=en-US link] if you do not already have Firefox, the best web browser known to man.

Step 1: Get Your Games!

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Now that you have Firefox installed, you're ready to get your games. Go to a game website, i chose FreeWorldGroup. Select your game and wait for it to load.

Step 2: Save the Games

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Your game has loaded, right? Go to File -> Save page as. Now a little dialog box appears save it as the name of the game and select where you want to save it to, usually desktop. Then the download window appears, it will magically download at hyper speed, even without showing you the progress bar.

Step 3: Find Your Files

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Now you have to find your files, since i download my files to desktop, that's where they will be.

Step 4: Open the File.

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Open the saved file and find a SWF document, that is your saved game.

Step 5: Transfer

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Now drag & drop the files to the destination folder. Because i have many games saved, they are all compiled in one file.

Step 6: Burn It

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Now you have to transfer the files. My favorite option is CR-RW. You could also use a flash drive, or as kate_27 suggested, you could email them to yourself. I like to be able to give games to everyone in my class, so emailing them is not an option.

Step 7: Open

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So now all you have to do is bring the CD/flash drive to your classroom and drag the files to the harddrive.
To open the file, right click on it and select "Open With" and select your web browser.



tgferreira184 (author)2013-12-26

Or do this.

Mutantflame (author)2011-09-10

Would this work with other browsers such as chrome or opera, or newer versions of Firefox?


Sandisk1duo (author)Mutantflame2011-09-12

Yes it would.

Mutantflame (author)Sandisk1duo2011-09-12


TheOneAndOnlyMissingNo. (author)2009-11-12

I have one question. Does this work when the two computers are different operating systems, so like, does it work when one computer is Windows, and the other is Mac?

as long as it has a flash player... and a HDD

it should work

account3r2 (author)2010-10-26

you could also do this from NeverWrex

M4industries (author)2010-07-12

I'm not an expert with TCP/IP, but wouldn't the firewall be thwarted by using Firefox off of a flash drive? Then go through a good proxy in FF. This is because IE has been set up to block proxies at our school.

thekid (author)M4industries2010-08-05

it depends; if the firewall is just a add on to ie then yes. if it is a actual firewall then no because it monitors all the http traffic which would be n e browser.

M4industries (author)thekid2010-08-05

Thanks, I haven't had a chance to try it though. Summer is still here!

ted395 (author)2008-07-22

This wouldn't work on our pcs because we have three tech support guys who watch everything we do on our computers from their computers. they are like the biggest nerds in the world

thekid (author)ted3952010-08-05

if they monitor through the connection you could just unplug the ethernet cord and then they couldn't see

Sandisk1duo (author)ted3952008-07-22

lol, just play the game off a memory stick or cd, don't transfer the files to hardrive

Decepticon (author)2008-08-18

We watch for all new proxies and tunnels and block the ports they use, so any new 'way to get around a schools filter' may work for a while, but we usually find them in about a week or so. I know this cause I am a network admin at a school. If your school's IT dept is any good at all, the new ways will be blocked in no time at all.

thekid (author)Decepticon2010-08-05

yah; the only problem is that most IT people are blissfully unaware or unskilled and can't do much :-) im not saying all but the ones i know are less knowleageable then me

qwertos (author)Decepticon2008-08-19

ha ha ha ha ha ha!! that made me laugh. a question for the masses... is it possible to block tor?

Decepticon (author)qwertos2008-08-19

Yes. All we did was configure our IDS to recognize the protocol and block it.

qwertos (author)Decepticon2008-08-20

Very interesting... tor is the only thing not blocked by my school. When ever something gets blocked, some kids in my CS class huddle over a computer and think about how to get passed it. The access controls at the school are fairly strong but we can get around it. We haz teh toolz.

Decepticon (author)qwertos2008-08-20

Yes, I know all about the tools of the trade. I have used them (well when I was in school, things were a tad different in the 90's). But,'s part of my job to research different ways to get around the filters and stop it from happening. Most of the kids at my school/job do not like me! ;D

qwertos (author)Decepticon2008-08-20

My CS class would like an FTP server and a dedicated unfirewalled network port. Would you be for or against this as a school IT person? (and yes the CS teacher is for it.)

Decepticon (author)qwertos2008-08-21

It depends. I assume CS class is computer sciences. I would need to know what it is being used for, when it would be used (ie: I would have the port open during school hours only if it was for a class project/lesson) and how much bandwidth will be needed. If I monitor and start seeing huge files being xferred, then it would be quickly shut down unless there is a darn good excuse as to why most of our bandwidth is being used for a large file xfer. As soon as I see any 'questionable' files being sent or received, it would be shut down no matter what the excuse. Basically, if it starts to become a public repository for misc files, then it would be a no go. Just keep in mind that these rules are determined by a committee and not by me.

Sandisk1duo (author)Decepticon2008-08-19

well now you know how us "kids" mess around in class

Ferrite (author)Decepticon2008-08-19

Ya, I noticed that they block sites after a while, I guess they can see commonly visited sites.

jongscx (author)2008-09-17

a flash drive is a lot more compact and inconspicuous than a CD...

bounty1012 (author)jongscx2010-03-04

Some schools are paranoid of flash drives containing viruses, so a CD would be much easier.

Sandisk1duo (author)jongscx2008-09-17

true, but i did not have a flash drive at the time

Justin Lam (author)2008-09-03

proxy servers make life so much easier!

Sandisk1duo (author)Justin Lam2008-09-03

ya, but you can't play any games off of them :(

evanwehrer (author)Sandisk1duo2010-01-08

I use an ssh tunnel from my server at home

evanwehrer (author)evanwehrer2010-01-08

But flash games are a waste of time. I go for stuff like HL2 and Morrowind

bounty1012 (author)evanwehrer2010-03-04

Lol, our computers would barely run half-life 1.

Lance Mt. (author)evanwehrer2010-02-27

 lol, your school computers will take Source? Our do but.. Ouch, its a shameful sight.

Anyways, good one to start is Starcraft. Cs 1.5 (with The Specialists). Some good ol'Quake. 

scott! (author)2009-08-05

or go to or go to

Sandisk1duo (author)scott!2009-08-05

some schools block those websites

Iridium7 (author)Sandisk1duo2009-10-22

 ironic isn't it?

ben_k (author)2009-09-27

Another way that works without having to burn a disk is to make a personal wiki or blog from a free website like wikispaces, and then embed the games into it, or attach the game files to the page.

Sandisk1duo (author)ben_k2009-09-27

some schools block blogs too

knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2009-06-08

or you could just go to

wee_man (author)2008-11-11

WoW! cool will have to sort this out i can't use explorer at school can i just open firefox and go open. i was thinking of emailing it but they might check it

Sandisk1duo (author)wee_man2008-11-12

As kate_27 suggested, you can email yourself the files, but if you want to give games to all your buddies, burn it to disc, or put it on a flash drive

Gamer917 (author)Sandisk1duo2009-02-28

email them to your friends. P.S I call rules banning games " anti-fun rules'

gun487 (author)2008-12-09

lol well at my scholl the hd's are locked but you can download stuff but whats REALLY interesting is there all hooked to one large computer thats located were everybody walks by every day so im thinking of emp,then make new site,making it look like a cheap history site , adding a hidden link , play! lolz it take them a while to get everything back online and working then they ahve a whole list of sites to find and block in the meantime were all playing GAMES lol but that day im prolly not taking my cellphone

Nikos1993 (author)gun4872009-02-25

just go to your firefox Internet options, where it says "configure how firefox connects to the Internet" then click manual proxy. on the bottom bar where you can type in a proxy, type "" , with the port set at 1080. then click on the checkbox for "SOCKS V4" and apply the changes. It changes where your computer accesses the Internet from, so it bypasses your school blockers. sorry if it's not too clear, I'm writing this from memory.

Sandisk1duo (author)gun4872008-12-09

just put the files onto an flash drives, and then play them off of there

rada194 (author)2009-02-11

Does it work with

Sandisk1duo (author)rada1942009-02-11

it might but only if you want to show a specific video

GamingRobot (author)2008-12-10

lazy mans way is to use a proxy but then you run into the problem of that the proxy sites are blocked.... So use a program you can use UltraSurf its a .exe and you can put it on a flashdrive and run it from there. =P please use responably!!!!

Sandisk1duo (author)GamingRobot2008-12-10

never heard of it, i'll have to try it

kate_27 (author)2008-09-20

Just email yourself the files.

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