5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 23, 2010 6:35 PM by deggie
ozzion Level 1 (0 points)
I HAD a mac, bought a few click wheel games on itunes on that mac, put them on my 4th gen ipod nano, and then the mac died.

I reformatted my ipod so I could use it on my windows XP, and therefore all my games were deleted off of it. When I went to download the games again, it asked me if I wanted to BUY THEM AGAIN. You can download previously purchased ipod touch apps for free by clicking the 'buy now' button. It then says 'You have already purchased this item -- would you like to download it again for free?' and you can hit 'ok' to download it for free. So how can I get my click wheel games onto my ipod without buying them again?

- a disgruntled PC
  • Niel Level 10 (298,372 points)
    Click here and ask. Backing up your purchases is your responsibility.

    (51591)
  • ozzion Level 1 (0 points)
    The problem isn't that I didn't back up my library -- I can download my music and ipod touch apps directly because they're linked to my account. iTunes knows I've already bought the games, and they have the files uploaded -- so what's different between downloading ipod touch apps again and downloading ipod nano apps again?
  • Niel Level 10 (298,372 points)
    so what's different between downloading ipod touch apps again and downloading ipod nano apps again?


    The fact that Apple pays a royalty for each download of the iPod nano games. With applications, they only pay on each purchase.

    (51593)
  • ozzion Level 1 (0 points)
    why?
  • deggie Level 9 (52,662 points)
    Because the click-wheel games predate the apps store and operate under a different royalty contract that mirrors the ones for music, movies, etc. And you also cannot download them twice.