Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Edward Franks
On Mar 15, 2004, at 1:43 AM, Josh Lulewicz wrote: Edward what are earth are you thinking!?!?!?!? That I'd like to keep my house. Seriously, the seasonal job I have covers most of my bills, but not all. If Drash goes for what I think it will go then I've made a house payment. That buys

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Edward Franks
On Mar 15, 2004, at 1:54 AM, Stephane Racle wrote: Indeed... why selling? Are you truly selling off your entire Ultima collection? No, I've kept the stuff that truly means something to me. I've still got some of the fun Ultima stuff (CPC/Progame Japanese version of Ultima, CPC Akalabet with

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Vincent Joguin
At 04:47 15/03/2004 -0600, you wrote: The three year journey of finding Drash was as important to me as actually holding it in my hands. That's something I'll never lose. Now it is time to allow someone else to have their journey with Drash. Eh! I haven't been here for a long time, but I

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Alexander Zoller
That I'd like to keep my house. Seriously, the seasonal job I have covers most of my bills, but not all. If Drash goes for what I think it will go then I've made a house payment. That buys me just that much more time to find a full time job. I didn't do this lightly, but in the end I know

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread AvatarTom
In a message dated 03/15/2004 5:03:53 AM Central Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Really, I'd feel bad if a complete Drash game quit the circle of this group before being properly preserved... I have made copies of the tape so it will not be lost. Though I don't have a box,

[SWCollect] VIC20 available

2004-03-15 Thread AvatarTom
I know someone selling a VIC with tape and disk drive if anyone is interested. Visit my web page for many games for sale/trade and screen shots of Ultima Escape from Mt. Drash, Tom's Ultima, Infocom and RPG page

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Vincent Joguin
At 06:54 15/03/2004 -0500, you wrote: Really, I'd feel bad if a complete Drash game quit the circle of this group before being properly preserved... I have made copies of the tape so it will not be lost. Though I don't have a box, yet... To what medium did you copy it? WAV

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread AvatarTom
In a message dated 03/15/2004 6:10:11 AM Central Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: To what medium did you copy it? WAV file or another tape? Another tape. Visit my web page for many games for sale/trade and screen shots of Ultima Escape from Mt. Drash, Tom's Ultima, Infocom and RPG page

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Vincent Joguin
At 07:12 15/03/2004 -0500, you wrote: In a message dated 03/15/2004 6:10:11 AM Central Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: To what medium did you copy it? WAV file or another tape? Another tape. Mmm. Not the best (although that's already a very good thing). Since you're not going to sell

RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
Sampling should be fine, especially with a Vic tape which probably doesnt have any turbo-loader thingie built-in (those tapes can be pretty tricky). Just make sure you sample in MONO! On some tapes you get better results by doing an 8-bit sample by the way, you might want to try that

RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
Oh, and I forgot: dont use any form of equalization or Dolby noise reduction! That will certainly cause problems. From: Per-Olof Karlsson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: den 15 mars 2004 15:42 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: [SWCollect] Here we go. Sampling should

RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Freddie Bingham
Going down the fm-towns road, did you ever acquire the Fm Towns Wing Commander. I ask because I noticed you chronicle the wing commander series on your website. (see attached picture) Freddie Vintage Gaming - http://www.vintagegaming.org -Original Message- From: Edward Franks

RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Vincent Joguin
At 15:42 15/03/2004 +0100, you wrote: Sampling should be fine, especially with a Vic tape which probably doesn’t have any turbo-loader thingie built-in (those tapes can be pretty tricky). Just make sure you sample in MONO! On some tapes you get better results by doing an 8-bit sample by the

RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
The C64 tapes Ive sampled myself worked when done in mono but would give me loading errors if I tried stereo, so I would not recommend using stereo for anything. Cant say Im for or against 8-bit or 16-bit, I guess the best thing to do is some trial and error. J - Peo From:

RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Vincent Joguin
At 16:29 15/03/2004 +0100, you wrote: The C64 tapes I’ve sampled myself worked when done in mono but would give me loading errors if I tried stereo, so I would not recommend using stereo for anything. Can’t say I’m for or against 8-bit or 16-bit, I guess the best thing to do is some trial and

Re: RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread ommail
The Origin Museum has all of the Wing Commander for FM-TOWMS, except for Wing 2--that seems to be the difficult one to get. Haven't played many of them yet, but the Armada is AWESOME! Joe From: Freddie Bingham [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 2004/03/15 Mon AM 09:59:01 EST To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread ommail
The image is out on the net, but I forget where. One of the Dragons has also converted it as well, into an IBM program. I'll look them up for you, if you wish. Joe From: Per-Olof Karlsson [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 2004/03/15 Mon AM 10:29:36 EST To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE:

Re: RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Vincent Joguin
At 11:13 15/03/2004 -0500, you wrote: The image is out on the net, but I forget where. One of the Dragons has also converted it as well, into an IBM program. I'll look them up for you, if you wish. Thanks! I've got the PC convertion, but I'm looking for the image. Vincent.

RE: RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Feldhamer, Stuart
OK, I'll bite (finally). What is FM-TOWNS? Stuart -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 11:11 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: RE: [SWCollect] Here we go. The Origin Museum has all of the Wing Commander for FM-TOWMS,

RE: RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
The image is out on the net, but I forget where. One of the Dragons has also converted it as well, into an IBM program. I'll look them up for you, if you wish. Joe If you can find the Vic 20 image Id be really happy! - Peo

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread AvatarTom
In a message dated 03/15/2004 10:21:39 AM Central Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: OK, I'll bite (finally). What is FM-TOWNS? Japanese computer/gaming machine. Visit my web page for many games for sale/trade and screen shots of Ultima Escape from Mt. Drash, Tom's Ultima, Infocom and

RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Feldhamer, Stuart
Come on...I figured that much out. I was hoping for some more info, and some guy saying how the games are so much better on that platform or something like that. Stuart -Original Message-From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 11:30

RE: RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Vincent Joguin
At 11:21 15/03/2004 -0500, you wrote: OK, I'll bite (finally). What is FM-TOWNS? The FM-TOWNS is a Japanese computer that was release in the early 90s. I think it featured a 386 processor and a CD-ROM drive, with some impressive graphics and sounds capabilities for the time. Many western games

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread AvatarTom
In a message dated 03/15/2004 10:32:58 AM Central Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Come on...I figured that much out. I was hoping for some more info, and some guy saying how the games are so much better on that platform or something like that. Well I know Towns version of UVI has

RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Freddie Bingham
Fm Towns -- http://assembler.roarvgm.com/FM_towns_computers/fm_towns_computers.html Vintage Gaming - http://www.vintagegaming.org From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 4:37 PMTo: [EMAIL PROTECTED]Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Here we

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Vincent Joguin
At 11:36 15/03/2004 -0500, you wrote: Come on...I figured that much out. I was hoping for some more info, and some guy saying how the games are so much better on that platform or something like that. Well I know Towns version of UVI has voices for one. Don't have the computer so have never

RE: RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Feldhamer, Stuart
Now are any of these games actually better on the FM Towns? Any of the 3 that you mentioned? Stuart -Original Message- From: Vincent Joguin [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 11:34 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: RE: [SWCollect] Here we go. At 11:21

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread AvatarTom
In a message dated 03/15/2004 10:47:31 AM Central Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: http://www.jcec.co.uk/fmtown_emu.html Hey thanks Vincent :) Visit my web page for many games for sale/trade and screen shots of Ultima Escape from Mt. Drash, Tom's Ultima, Infocom and RPG page

[SWCollect] How did you find your Drash?

2004-03-15 Thread Jim Leonard
To all Drash owners on this list: How did you find yours? To at least one person, I recall it fell into their lap -- for Edward, it was a 3-year journey. How did you all (including Edward) find your Drash? Or any of your most prized software posessions, for that matter? Any good stories

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Jim Leonard
Can someone repost the auction link? Either ebay search is braindead, or I am... Josh Lulewicz wrote: Edward what are earth are you thinking!?!?!?!? Let the circus beginI think you all know what I am referring to. -josh -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest

RE: RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Vincent Joguin
At 11:56 15/03/2004 -0500, you wrote: Now are any of these games actually better on the FM Towns? Any of the 3 that you mentioned? Zak is clearly a LOT better (it's a VGA version, 256-color version being more accurate for the FM-TOWNS). Loom is also a 256-color version, from what I've heard,

RE: [SWCollect] How did you find your Drash?

2004-03-15 Thread Feldhamer, Stuart
For me, it would have to be my Personal Software Zork. It wasn't easy sneaking into that guy's house in the middle of the night. There was a dog, and it was on the third floor...don't ask! And then when the lights came on and the whole family started yelling for the police, well, I just couldn't

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Howard Feldman
I have the Vic-20 Drash emulator image file, I can send it to the list if you want, its quite small. Works on emulators too (like Pfau-Zeh). I didn't think it seemed like such a bad game, for a Vic20 game... Per-Olof Karlsson wrote: The image is out on the net, but I forget where. One of the

RE: RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Feldhamer, Stuart
Isn't there a 256 VGA PC version of Zak? Stuart -Original Message- From: Vincent Joguin [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 12:04 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: RE: [SWCollect] Here we go. At 11:56 15/03/2004 -0500, you wrote: Now are any of these games

Re: [SWCollect] How did you find your Drash?

2004-03-15 Thread Vincent Joguin
At 11:01 15/03/2004 -0600, you wrote: Or any of your most prized software posessions, for that matter? Any good stories out there? My most prized possessions are not really software: original Dragon's Lair, Dragon's Lair 2 and Space Ace LaserDiscs. Got them off eBay a few years ago. Vincent.

RE: RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Vincent Joguin
At 12:05 15/03/2004 -0500, you wrote: Isn't there a 256 VGA PC version of Zak? Not that I know of... Now, of course, ScummVM can run the FM-TOWNS version, so there is sort of a PC version... Vincent. -- This message was sent

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Vincent Joguin
At 11:03 15/03/2004 -0600, you wrote: Can someone repost the auction link? Either ebay search is braindead, or I am... You are ;-) Search for Drash. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=3084975541category=62053 Vincent.

Re: [SWCollect] How did you find your Drash?

2004-03-15 Thread AvatarTom
In a message dated 03/15/2004 11:06:11 AM Central Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: To all Drash owners on this list: How did you find yours? To at least one person, I recall it "fell into their lap" -- for Edward, it was a 3-year journey. How did you all (including Edward) find your

RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
Go for it, Howard! :) Thanks a lot, Peo -Original Message- From: Howard Feldman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: den 15 mars 2004 18:04 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Here we go. I have the Vic-20 Drash emulator image file, I can send it to the list if you want, its

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Howard Feldman
Interesting, it seems to have mysteriously disappeared from the FUNET archive where I got it (search www.alltheweb.com, FTP search for Drash and you will see it, but the links are all dead).. bizarre. Anyhow I'll send it when I get home tonight. Am I really the only one on this list who found

[SWCollect] Analog Tape Archival

2004-03-15 Thread Jim Leonard
Vincent Joguin wrote: At 16:29 15/03/2004 +0100, you wrote: The C64 tapes Ive sampled myself worked when done in mono but would give me loading errors if I tried stereo, so I would not recommend using stereo for anything. Cant say Im for or against 8-bit or 16-bit, I guess the best thing to do

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Jukka Eronen
I have the Vic-20 Drash emulator image file, I can send it to the list if you want, its quite small. Works on emulators too (like Pfau-Zeh). I didn't think it seemed like such a bad game, for a Vic20 game... I actually liked it somewhat too, though I've played the PC-conversion but there

Re: [SWCollect] How did you find your Drash?

2004-03-15 Thread Jukka Eronen
Or any of your most prized software posessions, for that matter? Any good stories out there? Well, I might share some of my lucky fell into lap-stories (if anyone's listening :). Don't take it the brag-way - I enjoy reading these kind of things from others too so come and share :) I bought

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread C.E. Forman
I'd just like to (as always) voice my concern about how widely these images would get distributed. Not that I'm against preserving it, I'm just worried about it falling into the wrong hands and we get inundated with fakes being sold as originals. Before actually sending the game to the high

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread C.E. Forman
Also let me just say (and I'm sure TomMage agrees), VERY wise choice not to take PayPal on this auction, Edward. B-) -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To

RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Feldhamer, Stuart
Don't take this the wrong way, but I have an image in my head of the vultures circling the Franks house, eagerly awaiting the Drash and whatever else might be in there. And then they all swoop down at exactly the same time and SNIPE! Stuart -Original Message- From: Edward Franks

RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Josh Lulewicz
I totally agree. Howard I don't think distributing this image of your is a good idea and I encourage to think twice and not do it. -josh -Original Message- From: C.E. Forman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 12:58 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect]

Re: [SWCollect] How did you find your Drash?

2004-03-15 Thread C.E. Forman
Or any of your most prized software posessions, for that matter? Any good stories out there? Marco (Infocom-IF) and I just bought a box of film, slides, etc., of some of the late-term (early- to mid-1990s) Infocom package designs from a guy at Activision. Photos they took for the package,

RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Josh Lulewicz
Although... I think with bidpay you can only do a maximum of $700, correct? -Original Message- From: C.E. Forman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 1:04 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Here we go. Also let me just say (and I'm sure TomMage

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Jim Leonard
Vincent Joguin wrote: At 11:56 15/03/2004 -0500, you wrote: for Wing Commander, I don't know, but would suspect some enhancements. Speaking of Wing Commander enhancements, I was jaw-droppingly surprised at the Sega CD version of Wing Comander: Not only does it play okay (the Sega CD had some

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Jukka Eronen
Also let me just say (and I'm sure TomMage agrees), VERY wise choice not to take PayPal on this auction, Edward. B-) Indeed. What's the current PayPal procentual fee for a seller or does it vary? Is it straight or linear? (meaning; the higher bid, same procent or the higher procent) And the

RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Feldhamer, Stuart
Jim, Did you play the game on an actual Sega CD, or on an emulator? Is there a way I can get a CD image to try it for myself? Stuart -Original Message- From: Jim Leonard [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 2:24 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Here

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Howard Feldman
Ok Ok, don't want to upset my fellow collectors, though I still fail to see your logic. You can't make a fake anything from the 4K computer file and I highly doubt it will devalue the game as a collectible to anyone. Are you going to suddenly not want it anymore once you have the emulator

[SWCollect] What ‘Path’ are you currently on?

2004-03-15 Thread ommail
I find it fascinating that our hobby takes us down many different paths, far and away from software collecting. Sometimes they’ve taken us deep into unknown territory, hunting for that possible elusive copy, and we get a bit of culture with our favorite dish. Sometimes they’re good, and

[SWCollect] Preserving original games

2004-03-15 Thread Vincent Joguin
At 13:22 15/03/2004 -0600, you wrote: I totally agree. Howard I don't think distributing this image of your is a good idea and I encourage to think twice and not do it. I didn't plan to do this e-mail as early, but here we go ;-) I hope Jim will comment on this. As you may know, I am the author

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Stephane Racle
I guess we'll have to see if CNET (I think that's who it was) was right when they stated that a complete Drash could sell for up to $2000! Edward Franks wrote: On Mar 15, 2004, at 1:43 AM, Josh Lulewicz wrote: Edward what are earth are you thinking!?!?!?!? That I'd like to keep my

[SWCollect] Distributing Drash (and all old software)

2004-03-15 Thread Jim Leonard
As the creator of this list, I was asked by a few people to comment on Howard's offer to post the Vic20 emulator .tape format of Mt. Drash to this list. Everyone who contacted me deemed it a bad idea. I hate to break this to everyone who doesn't like the idea, but the Vic20 emu file of Mt.

RE: [SWCollect] How did you find your Drash?

2004-03-15 Thread Josh Lulewicz
* If this shows up twice, I apologize I am having problems with my net connection * Well mine was certainly and adventure... :) One day I was sifting through the gobs of spam that I usually receive on my vintage-sierra account and I noticed one titled Mt. Drash. I tried not to get too excited

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Jim Leonard
Feldhamer, Stuart wrote: Jim, Did you play the game on an actual Sega CD, or on an emulator? I played on an actual Sega CD, my present to myself last holiday season. I have original Sega CD (with 32X) and about 35 original SegaCD games, WC being one of them. Is there a way I can get a CD

Re: [SWCollect] What are you currently on?

2004-03-15 Thread Jim Leonard
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: OPEN FORUM TIME: What unusual paths has your gaming obsession taken you to? Creating the first mailing list (and grading scale) specifically dedicated to software collecting ;-) -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:

RE: [SWCollect] How did you find your Drash?

2004-03-15 Thread Vincent Joguin
At 14:08 15/03/2004 -0600, you wrote: Would you consider making backups of the tape and documentation before it is lost forever? - If I can figure out a way of course, I was thinking about making an MP3 of the tape (not sure if that is possible) NO MP3! ;-) It's a lossy compression, so only WAV

Re: [SWCollect] How did you find your Drash?

2004-03-15 Thread Jim Leonard
Josh Lulewicz wrote: After a few more e-mails we agreed on a price, a place, and time to meet and I booked the earliest flight I could. Booked a flight?!? Just how much did you offer/pay for your Drash? Now keep in mind he did NOT have a camera so I did all this without ever seeing the game. I

Re: [SWCollect] Ultima bucks :)

2004-03-15 Thread Jim Leonard
Howard Feldman wrote: Tom (and anyone else), please stop sending such large files as attachments. Some of us have size limits to our inbox and you may burst them.. Personally, I like attachements as long as they're under 250K (I'm on a modem for most of my email time). -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL

RE: [SWCollect] Preserving original games

2004-03-15 Thread Josh Lulewicz
Vincent, I agree wholeheartedly with what you are saying. I am very much for preserving our games so that they may be played for years to come without the fear of using unstable/unpredictable floppy disks. I am, however, against distributing these images/backups/etc on a large scale.

Re: [SWCollect] How did you find your Drash?

2004-03-15 Thread Lee K. Seitz
Jukka Eronen stated: Finnish-version of Videopac's Quest for the Rings Sormusten etsintä almost new and complete for about $18. http://koti.mbnet.fi/psychic/_eng_games_videopac.html (Videopac is European and don't know if I'm the only euro-person here but anyone knowing is this possibly the

Re: [SWCollect] Preserving original games

2004-03-15 Thread Jim Leonard
Josh Lulewicz wrote: I have been backing up my collection with a program called winima40. It WinImage only makes images of unprotected disks. If you have used it to make any images of protected disks (any game made before 1990), your images are useless. By they way does anyone actually know

RE: [SWCollect] Preserving original games

2004-03-15 Thread Vincent Joguin
At 14:29 15/03/2004 -0600, you wrote: I am, however, against distributing these images/backups/etc on a large scale. Granted. Personally, I believe that given the right tools and materials a game like Mt. Drash (in fact any older game as we have seen with Eyal) could be reproduced and sold as an

RE: [SWCollect] Preserving original games

2004-03-15 Thread Vincent Joguin
Sorry, I skipped a part of my mail. I know it sucks and I don't want to sound like an old miser, because I would love for everyone to enjoy these games in the way I have. But at this point 85% of the Sierra disks you can get off ebay still work so if people want to play these games they are

[SWCollect] Amiga CDTV Loom and Indiana Jones Crusade

2004-03-15 Thread Freddie Bingham
Does anyone know the real story on these two titles? I've been told that they were produced in German but were destroyed before they were to go on sale. Now I know they exist thanks to eBay and I own Indy Crusadebut I'm trying to get a feel for just how rare they actually are. Freddie

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Edward Franks
On Mar 15, 2004, at 8:59 AM, Freddie Bingham wrote: Going down the fm-towns road, did you ever acquire the Fm Towns Wing Commander. I ask because I noticed you chronicle the wing commander series on your website. (see attached picture) Wrong person. ;-) -- Edward Franks

RE: [SWCollect] Preserving original games

2004-03-15 Thread Josh Lulewicz
Jim Leonard wrote: WinImage only makes images of unprotected disks. If you have used it to make any images of protected disks (any game made before 1990), your images are useless. Wow! Interesting, I didn't know that! Great... :(

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Edward Franks
On Mar 15, 2004, at 1:13 PM, Feldhamer, Stuart wrote: Don't take this the wrong way, but I have an image in my head of the vultures circling the Franks house, eagerly awaiting the Drash and whatever else might be in there. And then they all swoop down at exactly the same time and SNIPE!

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Edward Franks
On Mar 15, 2004, at 1:03 PM, C.E. Forman wrote: Also let me just say (and I'm sure TomMage agrees), VERY wise choice not to take PayPal on this auction, Edward. B-) If I did have a brain cramp and go the PayPal route I wouldn't ship internationally. I bet you would really hear the howls for

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Edward Franks
On Mar 15, 2004, at 1:18 PM, Jukka Eronen wrote: [Snip] What's the current PayPal procentual fee for a seller or does it vary? Is it straight or linear? (meaning; the higher bid, same procent or the higher procent) I believe it is a percentage amount of the total (standard credit card processing

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Edward Franks
On Mar 15, 2004, at 5:02 AM, Vincent Joguin wrote: [Snip] Before actually sending the game to the high bidder, do you think you could completely preserve it? I could, but I won't. At this point because of the high price I think this game will command I'm not going to touch it more than

Re: [SWCollect] Preserving original games

2004-03-15 Thread Edward Franks
On Mar 15, 2004, at 3:19 PM, Josh Lulewicz wrote: Jim Leonard wrote: WinImage only makes images of unprotected disks. If you have used it to make any images of protected disks (any game made before 1990), your images are useless. Wow! Interesting, I didn't know that! Great... :( Copy

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Edward Franks
On Mar 15, 2004, at 2:02 PM, Stephane Racle wrote: I guess we'll have to see if CNET (I think that's who it was) was right when they stated that a complete Drash could sell for up to $2000! That was Hugh Falk. I could have strangled him for that statement as he made it before I had my Drash.

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Jim Leonard
Edward Franks wrote: I recently had one person very politely lecture me about listing stuff at inconvenient (for European bidders) times. I apologized, but explained that most of my buyers are from the US so I set my auctions accordingly. After the US I seem to sell equally to Europe and

RE: [SWCollect] How did you find your Drash?

2004-03-15 Thread Josh Lulewicz
Well mine was certainly and adventure... :) One day I was sifting through the gobs of spam that I usually receive on my vintage-sierra account and I noticed one titled Mt. Drash. I tried not to get too excited because typically people that send these kinds of e-mails either want to buy, want to

RE: [SWCollect] Preserving original games

2004-03-15 Thread Josh Lulewicz
So I am reading correctly that these FDI files only work with emulators? What if you don't use an emulator? I don't because when I play my games I must have my MT-32!! -josh -Original Message- From: Jim Leonard [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 4:34 PM To: [EMAIL

Re: [SWCollect] Distributing Drash (and all old software)

2004-03-15 Thread C.E. Forman
To arguments of fakes: Yes, I agree that is a concern. But since the image is already out there, as well as .JPGs of what the casette and box look like, that possibility already exists. True, but you'd need a decent size image to be able to print a box from and make it look halfway

[SWCollect] Re: [SWCollect] What 'Path' are you currently on?

2004-03-15 Thread C.E. Forman
Well, one time we took a family trip to St Louis. My dad and I drove around to places looking for stuff. (He thinks my hobby is neat and tries to keep an eye out for stuff when he and my mom go places, but he's not 100% up on what's collectible vs. what's crap.) So anyway, he's driving, I'm

Re: [SWCollect] What ‘Path’ are you currently on?

2004-03-15 Thread Marco Thorek
One thing that fascinates me about our hobby is: We are from Scandinavia, Portugal, the USA, Canada, Germany, etc., essentially half the globe, and it connects us. This is probably not unique to our hobby, but still, in our microcosm we span the macrocosm. Marco [EMAIL PROTECTED] schrieb: I

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Marco Thorek
Edward Franks schrieb: I recently had one person very politely lecture me about listing stuff at inconvenient (for European bidders) times. I apologized, but explained that most of my buyers are from the US so I set my auctions accordingly. After the US I seem to sell equally to

Re: [SWCollect] How did you find your Drash?

2004-03-15 Thread Howard Feldman
I guess my luckiest find (that I can recall) was probably Softporn Adventure. I got it complete for $5 on USENET. Ironically, although I knew it was the precursor to LSL, I had no idea of its value. Since I mostly collect RPGs I was hesitant to even buy it! Glad I did though :) Oh, and I got

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Dan Chisarick
Collect games so I can play them: Guilty (though as of late its collect games so I can rip my hair out imaging them so that SOME DAY I can play them). Also, thanks for all the tape-archiving advice. I have 1 or 2 tapes and was meaning to get around to them sometime real soon now. I have a

Re: [SWCollect] How did you find your Drash?

2004-03-15 Thread Stephane Racle
I bought most of my Infocom grey boxes from a place called Compsult, in California, back in 1991. They still sell stuff on eBay as Software Outlet or something similar... I think I purcshased 15-16 titles, brand new, still in the shrink for $5 each... Sci-Fi classics with the slipcase for $15.

Re: [SWCollect] Preserving original games

2004-03-15 Thread Howard Feldman
I have to agree with Vincent. If we start living in fear of preserving the games in our collections digitally because of the Eyal's out there, then the terrorists have won. (sorry, couldnt resist) I am only a few days from finishing a fully working version of Disk2FDI, then will start imaging

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread AvatarTom
In a message dated 03/15/2004 8:25:09 PM Central Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: You can't make a fake anything from the 4K computer file It's not just making "fakes" either, part of it is the mystique of Drash. Was more so before those last few cassettes showed up and Josh got his

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread AvatarTom
In a message dated 03/15/2004 10:27:02 PM Central Standard Time, AvatarTom writes: Oh crap, this was supposed to be a personal mail, oh well... You can't make a fake anything from the 4K computer file It's not just making "fakes" either, part of it is the mystique of Drash. Was more

RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Josh Lulewicz
I'll just say I was offered a LOT more than 2K for mine without the box. I too have been offered A LOT more than 2K for mine. -josh

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Stephane Racle
Oh well, it happens. I will comment on it even though it's not for me... :-) From reading your message and others earlier today, I had to comment... I just think wanting to "keep it a mystery" is a fine line. And I don't just mean for Drash. Certainly a good part of the fun is finding new

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Stephane Racle
Maybe Edward has a hot tip for another Drash, he's not just telling us and seeing what he can get for this one. :-) Josh Lulewicz wrote: I'll just say I was offered a LOT more than 2K for mine without the box. I too have been offered A LOT more than 2K for

RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Hugh Falk
I don't know if anybody noticed, but there is now another Drash on eBay. Sorry Edward... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=4002446579category=1572 Hugh -Original Message- From: Vincent Joguin [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 9:06 AM To: [EMAIL

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Howard Feldman
I too have been offered A LOT more than 2K for mine…. Not that I doubt it, but let me just comment that what people offer, and what they will actual pay are not always the same thing... This is my personal experience anyways. One time I offered someone something like $150 for a game I wanted

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread AvatarTom
In a message dated 03/15/2004 11:13:37 PM Central Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I don't know if anybody noticed, but there is now another Drash on eBay. Sorry Edward... Eh heh, I might buy that one, I think it is in my price range ;) Visit my web page for many games for sale/trade

RE: RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Hugh Falk
I've got Drash as a WAV file (about 2MB). Damn, there's about 100 e-mails today and I haven't read half of them so I don't know if anybody cares at this point. Hugh -Original Message- From: Vincent Joguin [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 8:19 AM To: [EMAIL

Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread AvatarTom
In a message dated 03/15/2004 11:25:57 PM Central Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I've got Drash as a WAV file (about 2MB). Damn, there's about 100 e-mails today and I haven't read half of them so I don't know if anybody cares at this point. Just don't post it as a bulk upload please,

Re: [SWCollect] Distributing Drash (and all old software)

2004-03-15 Thread Lee K. Seitz
Jim Leonard stated: Intellectual Property Rights: In a nutshell: Companies own copyrights on the images, code, etc. contained in a software program for as long as they protect them. That means that, as long as a company asks you to take down that copy of King's Quest from your website, you