Re: [SWCollect] LGoP2 mention

2001-07-12 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Jim Leonard wrote: Pedro Quaresma wrote: Not to mention Arcanum, the RPG where you can play either with the magic side or the technological side (fireball vs sniper rifle! summon demon vs Tesla rod!) This came out and I missed it? Or is it a new release? It's gone Gold, Sierra will make

Re: [SWCollect] Old games and gaming rigs

2001-07-12 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Thu, 12 Jul 2001, Pedro Quaresma wrote: Personally, I believe I still have to find any other RPG that doesn't work correctly on my machine, most even on DOS boxes in Win98... If you can figure out what causes The Two Towers to glitch out in VGA mode (this happened on all three of the

Re: [SWCollect] LGoP2 mention

2001-07-12 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Thu, 12 Jul 2001, Pedro Quaresma wrote: [snip] They didn't. They're rational people. :-) In fact, one of them asked me for a copy of Megatraveller based on your writing. Megatraveller? Why? I only mentioned how interesting it is on the character creation department... it is indeed a

Re: [SWCollect] Old games and gaming rigs

2001-07-12 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Stephen, I will try it out and let you know, although my original TT suffered the most tragic disaster (borrowed by the wrong person -- I only have the manual now, and I think it's in Spanish!) I have the first Interplay Lord of the Rings RPG, which had the same interface/engine as TT, and it

Re: [SWCollect] LGoP2 mention

2001-07-12 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Thu, 12 Jul 2001, Pedro Quaresma wrote: [snip] Well -- in the opinion of both Computer Gaming World and Scorpia (significant overlap there, but they're not quite the same thing, especially after 1992), Megatraveller I is the absolute worst CRPG *ever*. I have Scorpia's guide to RPGs, on

Re: [SWCollect] LGoP2 mention

2001-07-12 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Stephen Lee wrote: On Thu, 12 Jul 2001, Pedro Quaresma wrote: [snip] Well -- in the opinion of both Computer Gaming World and Scorpia (significant overlap there, but they're not quite the same thing, especially after 1992), Megatraveller I is the absolute worst CRPG *ever*. I have

Re: [SWCollect] Some questions

2001-07-12 Thread Jim Leonard
Stephen S. Lee wrote: I was actually talking about Champions of Krynn, not Pool (never heard of Oh, Krynn! Yes, my friend had this given to him as a gift, and I distinctly remember a poster being included. (IBM PC version) I have seen MM1 for the PC with a spiral-bound manual, although

RE: [SWCollect] Some questions

2001-07-12 Thread Hugh Falk
I do have the original Might and Magic for the Apple. It is a 9 x 12 spiral bound book and did not come in a box. The Apple II 64K required sticker that would normally be on the outside of a box is placed on the jacket of the book. Hugh -Original Message- From: Jim Leonard

Re: [SWCollect] LGoP2 mention

2001-07-12 Thread Jim Leonard
Stephen S. Lee wrote: My point is, your view on Megatraveller I is very much a minority one. Scorpia isn't the only person I've seen hate it; so do a large majority of old RPGer's I've heard who've played it. If I liked I game that I knew many other people hated, I'd recommend it only with

Re: [SWCollect] Some questions

2001-07-12 Thread Jim Leonard
Hugh Falk wrote: I do have the original Might and Magic for the Apple. It is a 9 x 12 spiral bound book and did not come in a box. The Apple II 64K required sticker that would normally be on the outside of a box is placed on the jacket of the book. I think that answers the question,

Re: [SWCollect] Some questions

2001-07-12 Thread Lee K. Seitz
Hugh Falk boldly stated: I do have the original Might and Magic for the Apple. It is a 9 x 12 spiral bound book and did not come in a box. The Apple II 64K required sticker that would normally be on the outside of a box is placed on the jacket of the book. Hugh So did they repackage it after

Re: [SWCollect] Some questions

2001-07-12 Thread Jim Leonard
C.E. Forman wrote: I've given suggestions, but it never hurts to restate them. .. Excellent, excellent advice. Warms my heart to see stuff like that on this list. -- http://www.MobyGames.com/ The world's most comprehensive gaming database project.

RE: [SWCollect] Some questions

2001-07-12 Thread Hugh Falk
Yes, they repackaged it a couple of times. The original spiral book version was in 1986. In 1987 they came out with the small box version, which is about 9 tall. I have this for both the Apple II and C-64. There is also a slightly larger boxed version. It is the same width as the small box

Re: [SWCollect] Old games and gaming rigs

2001-07-12 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Wed, 11 Jul 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: [snip] Secret of Monkey Island II behaves this way on my modern computer, as do a couple other that I have written down that I can't recall. You can force SoMI II's sound usage; supply a command-line option and it won't use it's detection routines