Re: [SWCollect] Presenting the reincarnated Computer/Book RPG/Adventure Museum

2004-02-25 Thread Jukka Eronen
Hi! Excellent update on your site! Seems faster too. It's just great to browse the many old cool game and fantasy covers not to be found anywhere else on the net. And all those item pics are honorable. Though there is this one thing still; I sometimes like to open the page in a new window that

Re: [SWCollect] Sierra/Lucas/Tolkien/Ultima/ADD/SSI - info and questions

2004-02-25 Thread Jukka Eronen
Thanks for all the answers and welcomes! (I would have joined sooner, but as Feldman said, one had to find here :) BTW, how many people are on this list approximately? Stefan Lindblom wrote: I have most of the SSI catalogues, but not the ones from 1981, let me know if you want me to take pics or

Re: [SWCollect] Sierra/Lucas/Tolkien/Ultima/ADD/SSI - info and questions

2004-02-25 Thread Jim Leonard
Jukka Eronen wrote: Thanks for all the answers and welcomes! (I would have joined sooner, but as Feldman said, one had to find here :) BTW, how many people are on this list approximately? Over 40. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:

Re: [SWCollect] Sierra/Lucas/Tolkien/Ultima/ADD/SSI - info and questions

2004-02-25 Thread Jim Leonard
Marco Thorek wrote: Hehe, how old were you Jim, can't beleive they charged you $5 after you rode all that way and being a kid and all. Yup, they should have rewarded his determination. In retrospect, they should have. I was playing the DOS version, which had a typo in the damn dictionary and

RE: [SWCollect] Sierra/Lucas/Tolkien/Ultima/ADD/SSI - info and questions

2004-02-25 Thread Feldhamer, Stuart
In this case I'd define a lurker as someone who's never posted to the list at all... Any grues lurking? : ) Stuart -Original Message- From: Chris Newman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 3:10 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect]

Re: [SWCollect] Sierra/Lucas/Tolkien/Ultima/ADD/SSI - info and questions

2004-02-25 Thread Jukka Eronen
[LucasFilm/LucasArts] ** I am almost 100% certain there is no other versions of Zak Yeah, it's probably time to take that out from my list :) (Though there is that KiXX XL two-piece box, but it doesn't count to me.) But I don't know if you disregarded that there are these 2 one-piece boxes that

Re: [SWCollect] Sierra/Lucas/Tolkien/Ultima/ADD/SSI - info and questions

2004-02-25 Thread Jukka Eronen
Do you have both of these? Do you think it is possible that these two copies are for two different systems, i.e. Amiga or IBM or C64. Yep, as said the ones at this page are from my collection (click on mini pics to enlarge covers): http://koti.mbnet.fi/psychic/_eng_games_lucasarts.html My C64

Re: [SWCollect] Sierra/Lucas/Tolkien/Ultima/ADD/SSI - info and questions

2004-02-25 Thread C.E. Forman
BTW, I noticed you had a pic of the LOTR limited edition Nazgul hologram - any idea how rare this is? Did you pick it up somewhere or are you the original owner? These things were expensive so I cant imagine they sold many?? Is that the one offerred in the Melbourne House game? Can you

Re: [SWCollect] Sierra/Lucas/Tolkien/Ultima/ADD/SSI - info and questions

2004-02-25 Thread C.E. Forman
Reminds me of when Mindscape used to be here in town (used to be in Northbrook, IL). I rode there on my bicycle in 1987 when I was stuck in The Mist and needed hints. The receptionist was surprised when she learned I just got on my bike and rode about 7 miles to ask questions. It was my

Re: [SWCollect] Sierra/Lucas/Tolkien/Ultima/ADD/SSI - info and questions

2004-02-25 Thread Jim Leonard
Freddie Bingham wrote: ** I am almost 100% certain there is no other versions of Zak I have (pirated) copies of both a Zak McKracken using the low-res SCUMM (160x200 graphics) and also redrawn high-res (320x200) graphics. Based on the file dates and times I am sure these are different

Re: [SWCollect] Sierra/Lucas/Tolkien/Ultima/ADD/SSI - info and questions

2004-02-25 Thread Jim Leonard
Jukka Eronen wrote: But I don't know if you disregarded that there are these 2 one-piece boxes that have different background screenshots (1988 and 1989): I also have an Australian Zak package with a frame border around the front and back. I suppose that could be a further package variation? --

Re: [SWCollect] Sierra/Lucas/Tolkien/Ultima/ADD/SSI - info and questions

2004-02-25 Thread Jim Leonard
Jukka Eronen wrote: Is the list going to be only adventures/RPGs or other type of games too? God, I hope not! I would hope it would be pretty much any genre of game. Hugh? -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED])http://www.oldskool.org/ Want to help an ambitious games project?

Re: [SWCollect] Sierra/Lucas/Tolkien/Ultima/ADD/SSI - info and questions

2004-02-25 Thread AvatarTom
In a message dated 02/25/2004 10:45:58 PM Central Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I also have an Australian Zak package with a "frame" border around the front and back. I suppose that could be a further package variation? How about this, "SelectWare" Classic Collection on CD Rom.

Re: [SWCollect] Sierra/Lucas/Tolkien/Ultima/ADD/SSI - info and questions

2004-02-25 Thread Howard Feldman
I haven't followed the current gaming for some time; is either Full Throttle 2 and Sam Max 2 anymore on production? Yes to the latter, hope they dont mess it up! http://www.lucasarts.com/products/freelancepolice/ -- Howard Feldman, Author of The

RE: [SWCollect] Sierra/Lucas/Tolkien/Ultima/ADD/SSI - info and questions

2004-02-25 Thread Hugh Falk
No, THAT would be silly. The CURIOUS Guide will cover ALL games...that are action/strategy games made between 1981 and 1983 for the VIC-20. :-) That was a joke...it will cover any game from 77 - 93 plus any game deemed collectible or interesting after that timeframe. I'm going to send out all

RE: [SWCollect] Sierra/Lucas/Tolkien/Ultima/ADD/SSI - info and questions

2004-02-25 Thread Freddie Bingham
Oh I don't really consider those budget re-releases where they throw different games together. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 8:49 PMTo: [EMAIL PROTECTED]Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Sierra/Lucas/Tolkien/Ultima/ADD/SSI - info

RE: [SWCollect] Sierra/Lucas/Tolkien/Ultima/ADD/SSI - info and questions

2004-02-25 Thread Freddie Bingham
The hi-res version if Zak that you have is the FM Towns (Japanese PC Console) 256 color version that is playable on the SCUMM emulator. I do own a shrinkwrapped copy of this one. I do believe the enhanced maniac mansion is the one from DOTT as it was not released on the FM Towns. Freddie

Re: [SWCollect] Sierra/Lucas/Tolkien/Ultima/ADD/SSI - info and questions

2004-02-25 Thread Jim Leonard
Freddie Bingham wrote: The hi-res version if Zak that you have is the FM Towns (Japanese PC Console) 256 color version that is playable on the SCUMM emulator. I do No, it is not. What I have is clearly a 320x200 @ 16 color version, not FM Towns 256-color version. Here is a screenshot of the