Re: [SWCollect] Infocom games' boxes

2001-07-27 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Yes, Return to Krondor is considered a bad game, in all possible aspects. I can't think of anything interesting about the game (except for the game to unlock chests). Betrayal in Antara was much more interesting. Pedro R. Quaresma [EMAIL PROTECTED] / [EMAIL PROTECTED] All your base are belong

Re: [SWCollect] Ultimas (was: Infocom games' boxes)

2001-07-27 Thread Pedro Quaresma
No, no, it's _really_ the only one. You see, all copies that he sold (12) were numbered. He himself has the non-numbered copies at his place, ones that never sold. He only traded one of them, and to Jason Cobb. Pedro R. Quaresma [EMAIL PROTECTED] / [EMAIL PROTECTED] All your base are belong to

Re: [SWCollect] Ultimas (was: Infocom games' boxes)

2001-07-27 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Tom, I think Jason's was handsigned too... But you probably know better, and as I've been stating so many wrong facts lately... :) Pedro R. Quaresma [EMAIL PROTECTED] / [EMAIL PROTECTED] All your base are belong to us

Re: [SWCollect] Awkward game packages

2001-07-27 Thread Pedro Quaresma
My love for Darklands (and Daggerfall) resides specially for the fact that they are both games that you always return to. (Although Daggerfall has main quests and an endgame, it's not the most important part of the game, IMO) But as far as Darklands goes, you're right, it doesn't end. Isn't

Re: [SWCollect] Infocom games' boxes

2001-07-27 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Jim Leonard wrote: Pedro Quaresma wrote: Actually, http://www.mobygames.com/game/credits/gameId,287/ disagrees with you. I don't see Tim Cain associated with Wasteland at all. Why do you think Tim Cain was associated with Wasteland? Err... I was pretty sure he was the one

RE: [SWCollect] Awkward game packages

2001-07-27 Thread Pedro Quaresma
All the Eidos boxes have that shape? Then I don't know if it's an European feature or if the following just happened in Portugal, but both Final Fantasy 7 and Tomb Raider 3 sold in these parts have ye olde regulare rectangulare boxe. Pedro R. Quaresma [EMAIL PROTECTED] / [EMAIL PROTECTED] All

RE: [SWCollect] Awkward game packages

2001-07-27 Thread Pedro Quaresma
It seems they're released in that unusual box in the USA, and in a normal box in Europe (or, as I mentioned, at least in Portugal). I'm starting to hate these European packages... now the latest (?) craze seems to be selling PC games in those small DVD boxes. :/ Pedro R. Quaresma [EMAIL

[SWCollect] Labels and value (was: Ultimas)

2001-07-27 Thread Jim Leonard
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: In a message dated 07/27/2001 2:49:39 AM Central Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Tom, I think Jason's was handsigned too... But you probably know better, and as I've been stating so many wrong facts lately... :) Jason put his together from

Re: [SWCollect] Awkward game packages

2001-07-27 Thread Jim Leonard
Pedro Quaresma wrote: That box description reminded me of another two games with unusual box shapes: Prince of Persia 2 (I think it was 2), the box was shaped like an hourglass. You're right; scans of that are also on MobyGames. -- http://www.MobyGames.com/ The world's most comprehensive

Re: [SWCollect] Awkward game packages

2001-07-27 Thread C.E. Forman
All of the original TR releases, plus Thief I and II, Deathtrap Dungeon. - Original Message - From: Hugh Falk [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, July 27, 2001 9:28 AM Subject: RE: [SWCollect] Awkward game packages I have FF7, Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider II and Conquest

Re: [SWCollect] Labels and value (was: Ultimas)

2001-07-27 Thread Pedro Quaresma
About Jim's original question, I agree. I would keep it safe, or frame it. In the very least, if I were to apply it to a floppy, it would have to be one exactly like the original. About the second question, I guess it's once again a Data Preservers vs Collectors thing. I'm with Chris, but I

Re: [SWCollect] Labels and value (was: Ultimas)

2001-07-27 Thread C.E. Forman
I may ask a third question: what determines if you have an original game or not? I think we all agree that I have the original game if I have the original floppies, but the question is (are?), do I have an original if a) I have manual, box, everything complete, etc but no original floppies?

Re: [SWCollect] Ultima and RPGs

2001-07-27 Thread AvatarTom
In a message dated 07/27/2001 1:14:32 AM Central Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Slash releases of MC come with a color map. Hmm thanks for the info, at least MC1 Slash has a map. My MC2,3s did not so I assumed 1 did not either, anyone have Slash MC2,3 with map? Tom

Re: [SWCollect] Labels and value (was: Ultimas)

2001-07-27 Thread Jim Leonard
C.E. Forman wrote: Here's a moral/ethical question I'd like to pose to the group: If you have the original label but no disk, is it valid if you copy the original disk from somewhere and just slap the label on? I know that you can only get the label from RG in this case, but since

Re: [SWCollect] Labels and value (was: Ultimas)

2001-07-27 Thread Jim Leonard
Pedro Quaresma wrote: I may ask a third question: what determines if you have an original game or not? I think we all agree that I have the original game if I have the original floppies, but the question is (are?), do I have an original if a) I have manual, box, everything complete, etc but

Re: [SWCollect] Daggerfall

2001-07-27 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: Pedro Quaresma wrote: There never was a deluxe version like we had with Arena. There was a special version for CompUSA, which had some extra quests and objects or stuff like that. There was also another version, which contained an Arena CD/Manual

Re: [SWCollect] Labels and value (was: Ultimas)

2001-07-27 Thread Lee K. Seitz
Jim Leonard boldly stated: If the disk went bad and you copied the code back, I would consider that restoration, much like restoring a classic 300-yr-old painting. But I'm very anal about this: It would have to be an IDENTICAL copy, bit for bit, even with copy-protection intact -- NOT a

[SWCollect] Anyone want me to pick these up?

2001-07-27 Thread Lee K. Seitz
Hello, all. I hit a couple thrift stores and saw these. Anyone want them? I don't expect any collector to really be dying for these, but I like to give games a good home if possible. I'll charge what it costs me (including tax), plus shipping and $2 (per game) for gas time. All games are

Re: [SWCollect] Anyone want me to pick these up?

2001-07-27 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Lee K. Seitz wrote: [snip] James Bond: Stealth Affair (5.25; probably $5) I already have both package types for this one, but this tends to sell for $25-30 on eBay -- go for it. King's Quest (Sierra; enhanced version; 3.5; $5) You can probably get about $10 for this on

Re: [SWCollect] Awkward game packages

2001-07-27 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: Stephen S. Lee wrote: [snip] Wing Commander Premiere will generally bring it up, without any false positives. None are currently up, but one auction for a set that was missing lots of stuff concluded on July 13. Wing Commander III will get most

Re: [SWCollect] Awkward game packages

2001-07-27 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Stephen S. Lee wrote: On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: Stephen S. Lee wrote: [snip] Wing Commander Premiere will generally bring it up, without any false positives. None are currently up, but one auction for a set that was missing lots of stuff concluded

[SWCollect] Comments

2001-07-27 Thread Dan Chisarick
I was on this list for a few days, and its like 1-2 messages (unless I was being filtered :) Now its like 30-40+ messages a day. Anyway... Choplifter: A quick peek at the Copy ][+ 9.1 parameter file shows me no entry for Choplifter. It may not be copyable using a standard Apple drive.

[SWCollect] Wing Commander LE

2001-07-27 Thread AvatarTom
Now that I've taken another look, I don't have the audio CD in my copy. Damn. I wonder if all that stuff really comes with it though. My box only mentions the 35 mil film can, the shirt and the making of WCIII CD. There is no sticker on the film can. I am starting to think there is more than

Re: [SWCollect] Wing Commander LE

2001-07-27 Thread Stephen S. Lee
The contents might vary from package to package, but I was told that mine was largely untouched and left mostly as-is; in particular, I was assured that nothing got *added* to the package. I do realize that the audio CD should be there; I know it should be in the can (there's room for one more

Re: [SWCollect] Wing Commander LE

2001-07-27 Thread AvatarTom
In a message dated 07/27/2001 8:17:07 PM Central Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: The contents might vary from package to package, but I was told that mine was largely untouched and left mostly as-is; in particular, I was assured that nothing got *added* to the package. I do realize

Re: [SWCollect] Comments

2001-07-27 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Dan Chisarick wrote: [snip] Magic Candle: Irony of ironies, it was in my watch list for 7 days for the Apple ][. Zero bids. I would have passed it by if it wasn't for some comments about it. One other person bid on it at the last minute, but I still got it. I

Re: [SWCollect] Comments

2001-07-27 Thread Dan Chisarick
Magic Candle I was actually very well advertised. Glossy flashy ads in Computer Gaming World, not to mention a strong endorsement by Scorpia and high ratings via ye olde RID, gave it a good presence. Hmmm, I may have been hiding under a rock. I'm just poking around vintage sites and

Re: [SWCollect] Comments

2001-07-27 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Dan Chisarick wrote: [snip] Speaking of Privateer, is there a CD version that comes in a standard-sized box? 'cause if there is, I haven't seen one, and would like it. Even the budget box, which is all I've ever seen or heard of, is worth $20 or so these days.

Re: [SWCollect] Labels and value (was: Ultimas)

2001-07-27 Thread Jim Leonard
Lee K. Seitz wrote: Anyway, one thing was an Apple II copy of Ulitma IV. (Only seems to be missing the Ankh.) I tried the first disk out (the program disk) and it doesn't work. Even worse, the disks came write protected from the factory, so to re-write the data, I'd have to cut notches

Re: [SWCollect] Awkward game packages

2001-07-27 Thread Jim Leonard
Stephen S. Lee wrote: On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: Stephen S. Lee wrote: [snip] Wing Commander Premiere will generally bring it up, without any false positives. None are currently up, but one auction for a set that was missing lots of stuff concluded on July 13. Wing

Re: [SWCollect] Awkward game packages

2001-07-27 Thread Jim Leonard
Stephen S. Lee wrote: On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Stephen S. Lee wrote: On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: Stephen S. Lee wrote: [snip] Wing Commander Premiere will generally bring it up, without any false positives. None are currently up, but one auction for a set that was