Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-15 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Lee K. Seitz wrote: Second was a vintage Pac-Man tie. Again, I'd never seen one, just the ad in the back of a video game book I'd gotten in the early '80s. I put the fact I wanted one in my signature, so it got posted all over Usenet. Not sure if you're interested, but there's a pair of Pac-Man

Re: [SWCollect] Modern classics

2004-01-15 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Howard, How old is The Search for Freedom? About 7 or 8 years ago, when RPGs were hard to come by, I scavenged the net for about every shareware RPG in existance, and I remember playing one that looked a lot like tSfF. Shareware RPGs... ah... those were the days! :D Pedro PS: A big Bem

Re: [SWCollect] DOSBox: Getting DOS games to run easily

2004-01-15 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Thanks for the report Jim, looking forward to check that one out too. Nevertheless, the important question remains: will it run Ultima 7 with its Voodoo Memory System? ;) -- Pedro R. Quaresma Salvador Caetano IMVT Div. Sistemas de Informação / Systems and Information Division Administração e

Re: [SWCollect] Modern classics

2004-01-15 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Edward Franks wrote: On Jan 14, 2004, at 11:07 AM, Pedro Quaresma wrote: [Snip] Me too, but it's still too arcade-ish. It didn't seem that way to me, but then I play a fair amount first person shooters. Combat seemed reasonably fluid. It is a good thing we have some variety

RE: [SWCollect] Software Collecting Expo?

2004-01-15 Thread John Romero
I went to a small Classic Gaming convention in Austin last year and there were several hundred people in attendance - at one time. I'm pretty sure we'd have quite a few people at this event. - john The goal of the works of a genius' existance lies only in itself. -Original Message-

Re: [SWCollect] Modern classics

2004-01-15 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Jim Leonard wrote: Pedro Quaresma wrote: extremely enjoyable. It's actually my 2nd favorite combat system ever. What's your 1st? Faery Tales Adventures 2: Halls of the Dead. Combat is turn based, but if you leave the left mouse button pressed, each turn runs faster until it becomes real

RE: [SWCollect] Atari 2600

2004-01-15 Thread Tomas Buteler
Both console (and components) and games were manufactured in Brazil, but strictly the same as their import equivalents. I believe there are none exclusive Brazilian games (maybe compilations, I don't know too well), but most hits for the console were reproduced by a Brazilian company called CCE.

Re: [SWCollect] Modern classics

2004-01-15 Thread Howard Feldman
I released 1.0 in 1994 I believe, and there were two minor updates to v1.2 in 1995 or 1996. It was actually one of only about 4-5 'real' shareware RPGs available at the time. Pedro Quaresma wrote: Howard, How old is The Search for Freedom? About 7 or 8 years ago, when RPGs were hard to come

RE: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
Ive just told Stefan this, but for the rest: n All EA folder-type games were shrinkwrapped when new, so this is obviously a used game. n The tape on the disk sleeves is not supposed to be there, somebody probably but them there due to damages on the sleeve. n The tape on the

Re: [SWCollect] Modern classics

2004-01-15 Thread Pedro Quaresma
I think back in 1994 I did play your game. To be honest, if it's really the game I'm thinking of, it didn't attract me much :( You probably remember the Age of Mystics homepage that had almost every shareware RPG in existance. I downloaded from there several shareware RPGs I'll never forget,

Re: [SWCollect] DOSBox: Getting DOS games to run easily

2004-01-15 Thread Edward Franks
On Jan 15, 2004, at 3:29 AM, Pedro Quaresma wrote: Thanks for the report Jim, looking forward to check that one out too. Nevertheless, the important question remains: will it run Ultima 7 with its Voodoo Memory System? ;) Yes, though not perfectly. -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] DOSBox: Getting DOS games to run easily

2004-01-15 Thread Pedro Quaresma
That is excellent news indeed! But what do you mean by not perfectly? With slowdowns/choppy? -- Pedro R. Quaresma Salvador Caetano IMVT Div. Sistemas de Informação / Systems and Information Division Administração e Desenvolvimento Lotus Notes / Lotus Notes Administration and Development [EMAIL

Re: [SWCollect] Modern classics

2004-01-15 Thread Jim Leonard
Marco Thorek wrote: Jim Leonard schrieb: (Ironically, Wheel of Time, a game based on a Robert Jordan novel, is actually a very good game. The ancientspeak is thick and heavy but since it's an action adventure it's not as irritating.) Although commercially it failed, IIRC. It was by Legend,

RE: [SWCollect] Modern classics

2004-01-15 Thread Feldhamer, Stuart
It doesn't seem odd to me...Legend has abandoned its core competency - adventure games. Stuart -Original Message- From: Jim Leonard [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 12:09 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Modern classics Marco Thorek wrote:

Re: [SWCollect] DOSBox: Getting DOS games to run easily

2004-01-15 Thread Jim Leonard
Pedro Quaresma wrote: Thanks for the report Jim, looking forward to check that one out too. Nevertheless, the important question remains: will it run Ultima 7 with its Voodoo Memory System? ;) According to all sorts of patches I keep reading about, that's no longer an issue (there's some

Re: [SWCollect] DOSBox: Getting DOS games to run easily

2004-01-15 Thread Edward Franks
On Jan 15, 2004, at 10:19 AM, Pedro Quaresma wrote: That is excellent news indeed! But what do you mean by not perfectly? With slowdowns/choppy? The sound and music were messed up. I got some of the opening music, but none of the Guardian's speech. I haven't played into the game yet, but

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread Jim Leonard
BL wrote: Is there an auction link you can provide? I don't know too much about Wasteland, but I do know that if it's not in the original shrinkwrap, it technically is not NEW. If he had it already, why would he open it? Some inexperienced sellers/collectors will call something NEW if it

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread Jim Leonard
Per-Olof Karlsson wrote: think the best way to describe a really new game is MINT SEALED as suggested by BL. Sealed but crushed games are also covered in the MobyScale :) See previous post. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:

RE: [SWCollect] Modern classics

2004-01-15 Thread Feldhamer, Stuart
I am a huge fan of Bob Bates, but I don't think he did that much on the Gateway games or Xanth. Likewise for Unreal 2 - I wasn't under the impression that he was that involved with the design. Stuart -Original Message- From: Jim Leonard [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread BL
My bad Jim, I'm actually a little rusty! :) That descrepency with Near Mint's definition that we had a conversation about last year was never ironed out though huh? (the descrep. being that Near Mint: No noticable defects, but not sealed, which makes a Sealed but not in perfect Mint condition

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread Jim Leonard
BL wrote: My bad Jim, I'm actually a little rusty! :) That descrepency with Near Mint's definition that we had a conversation about last year was never ironed out though huh? (the descrep. being that Near Mint: No noticable defects, but not sealed, which makes a Sealed but not in perfect Mint

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread BL
Well yeah, I am aware you could do that, but it could be confusing to those who don't know. I'm just thinking it could be streamlined to some degree. Why assume or not assume any sealed quality on any of six grades if there is a modifier to handle the condition? I would propose a 2 changes to the

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread BL
Jim, I understand the scale, there is just the point with Mint Sealed and Near Mint implying the state of the shrink on the product while there's also a modifier for Sealed.. It just seems redundant to me. In essense MS and NM are the same thing, except for the wrap. So why not M with or

RE: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread Feldhamer, Stuart
This thing with shrinkwrap reminds me of when the comic book companies started to polybag some of their comics...essentially to shrinkwrap them. There was a whole debate as to whether polybagged comics that had been opened were worth less than sealed copies. The consensus eventually was something

RE: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
I support this view too. Shrinkwrapped items to me are interesting mainly because I know it's all in the box, and if mint also that it's all in perfect condition. Other than that, I'm not too interested. I can be found removing the shrink when I'm curious enough and don't have an open copy around.

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread Jim Leonard
Per-Olof Karlsson wrote: things, but I wouldn't be too surprised if this attitude would go away much I don't think it will go away, because computer game software has *always* come wrapped or sealed in some way. Hell, even Akalabeth came in a bag. That is completely different from comics,

RE: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
I don't think it will go away, because computer game software has *always* come wrapped or sealed in some way. Hell, even Akalabeth came in a bag. That is completely different from comics, whose value was *never* tied to bags, always condition, until companies started bagging them. This is

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread Jim Leonard
BL wrote: I understand the scale, there is just the point with Mint Sealed and Near Mint implying the state of the shrink on the product while there's also a modifier for Sealed.. It just seems redundant to me. In essense MS and NM are the same thing, except for the wrap. So why not M with or

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread Jim Leonard
Per-Olof Karlsson wrote: I don't think it will go away, because computer game software has *always* come wrapped or sealed in some way. Hell, even Akalabeth came in a bag. That is completely different from comics, whose value was *never* tied to bags, always condition, until companies

RE: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
I'm not saying the sealed = more $$ formula is fair and just, but it is extremely accurate in determining how much something will fetch on ebay or in trade. I think it's unanimous that, in terms of dollar value, sealed non-sealed. So the scale was built with that in mind. Absolutely, sealed

RE: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread Feldhamer, Stuart
I think this is partially because on ebay, we have to assume that nobody can be trusted. If the game had a good pedigree, it might not matter as much whether or not the shrinkwrap was still there. Stuart -Original Message- From: Per-Olof Karlsson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent:

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread Lee K. Seitz
Jim Leonard stated: BL wrote: I would propose a 2 changes to the scale: (I should warn you that changes to the scale were debated heavily for months before being finalized. If the scale is constantly changing, nobody will use it. Therefore, in order for a change to be made to the scale,

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread BL
Jim wrote: You write M with or without S but you seem to be overlooking the fundamental definition of Mint: Mint items must be sealed. Hehe, I understand fully the concepts at hand; but it's that way because that's the way you guys made the scale.. what I was suggesting would require a change

Re: [SWCollect] Modern classics

2004-01-15 Thread Edward Franks
On Jan 15, 2004, at 4:13 AM, Pedro Quaresma wrote: [Snip] Oh yes, no doubt. The problem is you never get all the things you want in the same game! :) True, but what would we collect if we had the perfect game? ;-) [Snip] Ah yes the Atronach sign. 85% of Morrowind's players, spellcasters or

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread Edward Franks
On Jan 15, 2004, at 3:31 PM, Jim Leonard wrote: [Snip] Hey, I'm in total agreement with you there. In fact, I routinely crack the wrap on my software if I want to play the game (instead of downloading a badly-cracked copy, or running a different version in an emulator, etc.). Of course, this

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread Marco Thorek
Stefan Lindblom schrieb: Hello group, My name is Stefan and I am gamoholic. :) I need some advice, preferrably from someone who knows what a NEW copy of Wasteland should look like. I have included a picture of a game I just bought. He declared it to be NEW, and said he got this one

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread Marco Thorek
Per-Olof Karlsson schrieb: I support this view too. Shrinkwrapped items to me are interesting mainly because I know it's all in the box, and if mint also that it's all in perfect condition. Other than that, I'm not too interested. I can be found removing the shrink when I'm curious enough

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread BL
Ed said: Leaving a game in the shrinkwrap is like buying a valuable painting and then locking it away never to look at it or like having a girlfriend and never kissing her. ;-) Well unlike vintage sealed computer games, you can unwrap a chick over and over again. There's no comparison

Re: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread BL
I always like to throw a bone in the gears.. It's not so hard to get access to a shrinkwrap machine. It's not impossible to tell the difference between an original and reshrink job. Here's some snippets people made from a thread about re-shrinking early last year: - Not sure if this applies