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

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
Technically they are not "re-issues" either. They were the firstInfocom releses for C64. Commodore insisted on doing their own packaging up until Cutthroats, then they wised up and realized Infocom's boxes were better. Infocom re-released the C64 titles in the standard greys after that.

Re: [SWCollect] A new member to the Origin Museum Family!

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
I found a PC port of Drash awhile back while digging around for a column: http://www.peroxide.dk/drash/mtdrash.zip It's pretty hack-n-slash, but I like the monsters, 'specially the gremlin, he's cute. - Original Message - From: Feldhamer, Stuart [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
That reminds me, I have the Zork 1 poster from the Zork Users Group. Say, was that the only poster they made? I have some vague memory of a Zork 2 poster mentioned. There was a Zork II, it was in BW. -- This message

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

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
I recall someone saying the seller admitted to shilling on this auction. Can't find the original post, though. - Original Message - From: Stephane Racle [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 2:21 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market

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

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
I hear he doesn't have a lot of patience with people talking about Drash, though. He's done a number of other games since then and apparently dislikes the fact that everyone only seems to care about the one crappy game he did two decades ago. - Original Message - From:

[SWCollect] Software Collecting Expo?

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
This idea comes up every now and then, but we never seem to get past the we should do this stage. If everybody's serious, we could put something like this together. First we'd need to agree where to hold it, of course. East coast? West coast? Middle of the country? (Of course it's going to

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

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
It's still up on my news page (www.yois.biz/news). I still get pissed when I think about it or look at the package, so I don't think I'll retype it here. - Original Message - From: John Romero [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: C.E. Forman [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 10:23 PM

Re: [SWCollect] Don't you hate it when...

2004-01-05 Thread C.E. Forman
I've probably discussed this before, but don't you hate it when you find a game manual (or other piece) and there's no sign of the rest of it? Yeah, always leaves me wondering if there was a rest of it, and somebody just beat me to it. So, do you guys have boxes full of pieces of games

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

2004-01-05 Thread C.E. Forman
Urgle. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ViewItemitem=3068542018category=3545rd=1 Anybody on this group have anything to 'fess up? B-) Now we have a whopping two data points ;-) for just the cassette. $865 and $765. Trying to estimate or guesstimate the price of the complete game is

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

2004-01-05 Thread C.E. Forman
Aagh. Classic mistake. Searching on Drash but not Ultima for the VIC. I'm modifying my automated searches right now. - Original Message - From: Stephen Emond [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 7:12 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and

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

2004-01-05 Thread C.E. Forman
Here's what Brian told me when I asked: There was no map. It was a cheap-looking 5 1/2 x 11 folded booklet, printedby some "instant press" outfit, with a typewriter typeface on maybe 12 whitepages, and a light blue cover. It bears the original Faneuil Hall company address.Probably less

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

2004-01-05 Thread C.E. Forman
It's possible, I will have to check. This looks like an earlier version of the ZUG map. Like I said, once I dig mine out I'll be able to describe it better. - Original Message - From: Stephane Racle To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 9:18 PM

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

2004-01-05 Thread C.E. Forman
What would I *really* love to have? Source code. To anything. Old Atari games. Any Ultima (yes the original U1 is in basic), Empire, Karateka, Paradroid, whatever. Don't care. Sure many games were probably pure assembly, why bother with comments :), and most ancient source has likely

[SWCollect] Fw: Sierra game software

2004-01-04 Thread C.E. Forman
Hey gang, got another one for you. Anyone here familiar with Sierra's early non-game products? This guy's e-mail is [EMAIL PROTECTED], if anyone can help him. - Original Message - From: Josh Henry To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, January 02, 2004 11:29 PM Subject: Sierra game

Re: [SWCollect] My RARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! auction

2003-12-31 Thread C.E. Forman
Hmm, people selling collectibles described as being in better condition than they really are. Why does that sound familiar? (MINT!!! B-) - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 2:13 PM Subject: Re:

Re: [SWCollect] When did you discover ebay?

2003-12-27 Thread C.E. Forman
I signed up on October 23, 1998, but I knew about the site a year or so before that. Had some reservations (can't remember what they were now) that kept me away from it until then. - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday,

[SWCollect] eBay's Latest

2003-12-20 Thread C.E. Forman
Has anyone else noticed this? I just went to do a completed-auctions search on eBay, and it made me sign in first! There's a page that now says you have to be registered with eBay to do a completed search. It's only a matter of time before they start charging for this.

Re: [SWCollect] 'Tis the season to be stingy?

2003-12-18 Thread C.E. Forman
Hi Jim, I seem to recall you expressing some reluctance at using MobyGames to draw attention to your auctions. Not sure if you still feel that way, but it'd be a great way to get people to notice. Use all resources available to you. Like Tom says, maybe wait for a free listing day

Re: [SWCollect] ultima 1 sealed on ebay

2003-12-10 Thread C.E. Forman
I recognize the seller, he's bought from me before, plus he's got a bunch of other good items up. I'd say it's far more likely the shrinkwrap job would be non-original than the box. But this seems like the real deal, it's got the shrink seal on 3 sides, like my sealed Origin Ring Quest.

Re: [SWCollect] Apologies

2003-12-06 Thread C.E. Forman
Total agreement. I'd estimate a good 30 -40% of my Shoppe transactions involve overseas collectors, and I have never had any problems with any of them. - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2003 6:21 PM

Fw: [SWCollect] Repairing floppies (long)

2003-12-05 Thread C.E. Forman
(Sorry for the duplicate message to you, Jim, didn't realize you had replied in private.) - Original Message - From: C.E. Forman [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Jim Leonard [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 2:28 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Repairing floppies (long) Yes

Re: [SWCollect] Repairing floppies (long)

2003-12-05 Thread C.E. Forman
Games enjoy a particular virtue in that their data is digital and can be copied exactly 'till the end of time (to a point, but that's another story about nibble counts and the like). So even if you made an exact copy of the game, using the same data on the same media, has it retained its

Re: [SWCollect] Vintage games w/fatal flaws

2003-12-05 Thread C.E. Forman
Infocom's Spellbreaker. There's a puzzle early on where you have to get past an ogre to get a scroll and gold box in the next room. There's a time-stop spell, and if you use it, the ogre is frozen, but so are the scroll and gold box, so you can't take them. In a few turns the spell wears off

Re: [SWCollect] Repairing floppies (long)

2003-12-05 Thread C.E. Forman
I should have clarified IBM PC action games. If anyone has ever heard of an older IBM PC non-adventure non-strategy game ever fetching more than $30 I would love to hear about it. An IBM version of Microsoft Decathlon is easily worth more than $30. That's Microsoft's ONLY action game of

Re: [SWCollect] How to protect against theft of big-money items?

2003-12-01 Thread C.E. Forman
Agreed, BidPay is very safe (Western Union owns it and they've been around for decades so they know what they're doing). It's also convenient since it allows overseas buyers to pay with a credit card. - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [SWCollect] How to protect against theft of big-money items?

2003-11-29 Thread C.E. Forman
I would recommend signature confimation with insurance. The confirmation will act as proof that it was delivered, the insurance will give you some protection if it's damaged en route. And it's not too expensive. For items like this you may want to call the buyer on the phone before you ship,

Re: [SWCollect] How to protect against theft of big-money items?

2003-11-29 Thread C.E. Forman
Oh yeah, Tom will probably say this too, but you're safer if you DON'T take PayPal for something this expensive. It's just too darn easy (and tempting) for a scammer to pull a chargeback. - Original Message - From: Jim Leonard [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday,

Re: [SWCollect] Evil vs. Evil

2003-11-24 Thread C.E. Forman
So it sounds like sniping about 10-30 minutes before the end is the best of both worlds -- get your max bid in late to avoid watchers, but early enough to ensure it gets into the system. Actually my new strategy says bid about 2-3 hours before the close. When eBay goes down, it can stay down

Re: [SWCollect] Evil vs. Evil

2003-11-23 Thread C.E. Forman
While not game collecting per se, PayPal has gotten a good amount of debate here so I figured it was relevant. Yes. Go ATT. (Lesser-of-two-evils thing.) On an unrelated note, shocked that CE didn't take a swing at the Platypus stamps :) Oh, I did. eBay's worthless bidding system shit its

Re: [SWCollect] Books on history of computer gaming?

2003-11-07 Thread C.E. Forman
Excellent list, Hugh. I would also recommend "The Computer Entrepreneurs" by Robert Levering, Michael Katz (no relation to Eyal) and Milton Moskowitz. It was published in 1984 and is sort of a snapshot of the up-and-coming companies at the time. Includes the obvious ones (Atari, Apple,

Re: [SWCollect] Books on history of computer gaming?

2003-11-07 Thread C.E. Forman
? That book sounds great. FYI, there are several on half.comÂ…I just bought one for $6. Thanks for the tip. Hugh -Original Message-From: C.E. Forman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 5:37 AMTo: [EMAIL PROTECTED]Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Books

[SWCollect] Auction of Interest

2003-11-03 Thread C.E. Forman
It's way beyond the point of bidding for me, but I've been following this one with interest: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=3055787719category=11047 rd=1 128 games. Seems like an awfully high bid, as most large lots don't fetch nearly the combined value of the individual

Re: [SWCollect] Auction of Interest

2003-11-03 Thread C.E. Forman
in there. Oh and in case brofae should turn out the winner, he might end up having to put down another $120 or so for having it all shipped to Germany,... surface, that is. Alexander -Original Message- From: C.E. Forman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 2:22

Re: [SWCollect] Good alternative to paypal for sellers

2003-10-13 Thread C.E. Forman
Tom, It looks to me like you have to provide a bank account when you sign up, that's how they pay you? Or did I miss something? - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 7:24 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Good

Re: [SWCollect] Good alternative to paypal for sellers

2003-10-13 Thread C.E. Forman
From reading ProPay's FAQ it looks like they charge $0.35 + 3.5%. - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 7:25 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Good alternative to paypal for sellers In a message dated

[SWCollect] TI-99/4A Tape to Game File

2003-10-11 Thread C.E. Forman
Hi gang, I have a guy who recently found a tape of an old TI-99/4A game he wrote himself many years ago. He ants to convert the data to an image file for use with an emulator. I have no experience with this, nor do I have a working 99/4A at the moment. Anybody here done this before, or know

Re: [SWCollect] Half and Bidville experiences?

2003-10-07 Thread C.E. Forman
Thanks very much for your experiences. How many units a month do you move out of your bidville account? More than 10? Normally I'm a patient guy, but I need to move this stuff in less than six weeks, so I'm trying to gauge if it's worth it or not. Actually business is pretty light. I do a

Re: [SWCollect] Half and Bidville experiences?

2003-10-07 Thread C.E. Forman
Ah, that's right, I forgot about the signup fee. IIRC it's $5 for 6 months? Still a bargain, considering eBay charges you an absolute minimumof 30 cents just to list a single auction. - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday,

[SWCollect] Electronic Arts Joystick Adapter?

2003-10-05 Thread C.E. Forman
Hey gang, I have a small black device here, sort of hexagonal, that has two female 9-pin joystick ports on the back, and four male 9-pins on the front. In the middle of the male ports are the Electronic Arts name and logo (cube, sphere, pyramid). I found it connects to my Commodore 64. Tried

Re: [SWCollect] Hello!

2003-10-04 Thread C.E. Forman
Yeah... If the winner is on this list, would you care to step forward? (Mr Romero, perhaps? B-) - Original Message - From: Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2003 1:44 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Hello! On Monday, September 29, 2003, at

Re: [SWCollect] Paypal, even worse

2003-10-04 Thread C.E. Forman
I already went this year. B-) Whether I go next will depend on time, money, and whether my German collector buddy comes over here again. And if he does, whether he'll choose Philly or the one in Vegas. - Original Message - From: Feldhamer, Stuart To: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]'

Re: [SWCollect] Paypal, even worse

2003-10-04 Thread C.E. Forman
Tom, This is interesting stuff (although I'm sure it must be frustrating for you). I'd like to do a column article warning people about some of these loopholes, would you mind if I quoted you? Won't identify you if you prefer, since I understand PayPal gets pissed at stuff like that. But

Re: [SWCollect] Big Brother is watching you - and documenting (the eBay/PayPal merger)

2003-10-04 Thread C.E. Forman
Just getting around to reading this now. Thanks for the interesting read, Alexander. Frightening implications, though I'm not sure I buy 100% of it. The part about them keeping track of everything everyone has bought and sold since the beginning, for instance. To be able to really use it,

[SWCollect] Anyone Know This One?

2003-10-04 Thread C.E. Forman
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=3050850521category=41068 rd=1 I've never heard of this title, but it's unusual to see a combat sim go this high. Anybody familiar with it? -- This message was sent to you

Re: [SWCollect] Hello!

2003-09-23 Thread C.E. Forman
Welcome aboard, Josh! Now that all the confirmedDrash owners are in one place, I was curious about something. I notice from the pics on Tom's page -- http://members.aol.com/barbgame/Drash/drash.html-- your instruction cover (with "The Game" on it) doesn't have the Ultima: EFMD title above

Re: [SWCollect] Usurper Mines of Qyntarr - piracy?

2003-07-28 Thread C.E. Forman
Aww geez, not another faker... *sigh* I'm not even done with the last one yet. I've asked him for a picture of the orb, we'll see what it looks like. Will forward. (Guessing it's like a marble or something he threw in.) - Original Message - From: Stuart Feldhamer [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [SWCollect] Star Trek V Mindscape

2003-07-28 Thread C.E. Forman
When we were digging through those 100+ boxes of stuff in your storage unit I found several of these. Some came with the pin, some didn't, but IIRC a lot of that stuff was product returns, maybe the original owners kept the pins. I think there was a sticker somewhere on the box that

Re: [SWCollect] Paypal protection plan

2003-07-28 Thread C.E. Forman
Within the U.S. there is C2IT, which is free, but I think they charge a flat $10 fee for international transactions. I get a lot of one-item buyers from Europe so this is kind of out of the question. I wonder if escrow services have improved any since I first looked at them? I notice the point

[SWCollect] DSL *ROCKS!*

2003-07-27 Thread C.E. Forman
(Sorry if some of you get two copies of this. I wasn't sure who all was on the swcollect mailing list and who wasn't.) Just got my DSL connection working (finally!), and it R3WLZ! I'll be dropping the dialup soon, so [EMAIL PROTECTED] will no longer be valid. Here is the new address: [EMAIL

Re: [SWCollect] Value of Apple ][ Goldfinger

2003-07-24 Thread C.E. Forman
My collection is 600+ IBM titles and I *still* don't understand why IBM software collectables go for almost twice as much as other platforms. Any theories? Space, perhaps. You can slap an old 5.25 drive in your modern PC and probably get most games to work with enough fiddling. But do most

Re: [SWCollect] Value of Apple ][ Goldfinger

2003-07-24 Thread C.E. Forman
1) I agree that IBM Angelsofts are fairly rare. In fact I think Angelsofts are rare in general. The ones I have for IBM are High Stakes, The Mist (Hi Stephen), and Goldfinger. Personally I'd use the term uncommon, but also because rare is so overused. B-) 2) I don't think Goldfinger is

Re: [SWCollect] Been Awhile, Hasn't It?

2003-07-24 Thread C.E. Forman
IIRC she's not *visibly* naked. Sure, she's naked, but most of her is in the hot tub. I haven't seen the box cover for a while though. No, she's not. You can see cleavage but that's about it. -- This message was sent to

Re: [SWCollect] Thanks for all the info Re Goldfinger

2003-07-24 Thread C.E. Forman
Just so everybody knows, I *will* trade my PC Angelsofts for non-PCs in identical condition (buyer pays postage both ways). - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, July 21, 2003 10:38 PM Subject: [SWCollect] Thanks for all

[SWCollect] You guys see this?

2003-07-20 Thread C.E. Forman
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=3536027272category=11047 rd=1 $200, and that's sans box! -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe,

Re: [SWCollect] You guys see this?

2003-07-20 Thread C.E. Forman
Yoicks. Was $200 the reserve? Don't think so There are two bids for the same amount, which means one was placed earlier as a proxy, the second one just happened to match it exactly (so the earlier bid won). I suppose if you add up the value of each individual game, boxed and complete,

Re: [SWCollect] Been Awhile, Hasn't It?

2003-07-19 Thread C.E. Forman
Around here, well, I got word from Ken Love, producer at Activision, that they are planning a Zork IV. We've had occasional email contact since then and it looks like it might take off, but it has been awhile. Really? That surprises me. The last I'd heard, Activision had dropped the Zork

[SWCollect] Been Awhile, Hasn't It?

2003-07-18 Thread C.E. Forman
Hey gang, Been working on a lot lately. First off, my BidVille items (for those of you who aren't subscribed to the YOIS mailing list). http://www.bidville.com/search/user_search.asp?user_id=morrodoxshop_type=al lsort_by=title+asc I think this is going to be my new site for auctions, as I've

[SWCollect] Fw: I'm looking for information and/or a game.

2003-06-22 Thread C.E. Forman
I wasn't aware there was a sequel. Anyone know it? - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, June 20, 2003 8:50 PM Subject: I'm looking for information and/or a game. Hi...hope I'm not bugging you or anything. I just get these really annoying

Re: [SWCollect] Shareware collection

2003-06-05 Thread C.E. Forman
Same here. I have a few adventure shareware CD-ROMs that look commercial, and some 3.5 floppy disks in paperboard pouches (Jungle of Doom, the Hugo series, etc). - Original Message - From: Hugh Falk [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 2:49 PM Subject:

[SWCollect] Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe - New Column

2003-03-22 Thread C.E. Forman
(Apologies to those of you on my YOIS mailing list, who are getting this message twice.) I've just updated Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe with a new column. Articles this time include an interview with Eli Tomlinson -- he's the guy who auctioned a quarter-million games for a quarter-million dollars

Re: [SWCollect] The Origin Museum is in DANGER!

2003-02-22 Thread C.E. Forman
Aww, MAN... Joe, I am really sorry to hear about your misfortune. If there's anything I can do to help out, LMK, and I will. - Original Message - From: Origin Museum [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2003 4:09 PM Subject: [SWCollect] The Origin Museum

Re: [SWCollect] Philly Classic or BUST! :)

2003-02-19 Thread C.E. Forman
11:40 AM Subject: [SWCollect] Philly Classic or BUST! :) Greetings All! Well, I've just confirmed my tickets and room for the Philly Classic (Mar 28-30), and wanted to sort out a few details for our 'Meet and Greet'. So far on the list, we have: C.E. Forman Dan C. Stuart F. Joe G

[SWCollect] House (Off-Topic)

2003-02-08 Thread C.E. Forman
Hey gang, Getting way off-topic here, but I'm looking at buying a house, soon, and could use some advice from anyone who's been down this road before. (Feel free to take this to private e-mail so we don't pollute the group too much.) Thanks in advance.

[SWCollect] Re: House (Off-Topic)

2003-02-08 Thread C.E. Forman
PM, C.E. Forman wrote: Hey gang, Getting way off-topic here, but I'm looking at buying a house, soon, and could use some advice from anyone who's been down this road before. Here's a couple of thoughts just off my head: I'd suggest getting a home inspection, especially if your state

[SWCollect] Fw: Looking for a game...

2003-02-08 Thread C.E. Forman
This ring a bell to anyone? I couldn't identify it. - Original Message - From: Sarah [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 7:24 PM Subject: Looking for a game... I've got a question for you. There was a game I played on an Apple computer when I was

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2003-02-05 Thread C.E. Forman
I'd downgrade to Fine myself, but that's just me. If I see NM (S) anywhere I will know what it means. - Original Message - From: Lee K. Seitz [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 12:21 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Greetings Jim Leonard stated: I

Re: [SWCollect] Once and Future

2003-02-02 Thread C.E. Forman
PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2003 6:58 PM Subject: RE: [SWCollect] Once and Future I tried that already. Unfortunately, he told me that all remaining stock was destroyed several years ago. :( Stuart -Original Message- From: C.E. Forman [mailto:[EMAIL

Re: [SWCollect] Once and Future

2003-02-01 Thread C.E. Forman
Try contacting the author, a Gerry Kevin Wilson. He probably still hangs out on the r.*.i-f newsgroups. (A hintbook and map book -- separate items -- were sold too, BTW.) - Original Message - From: Stuart Feldhamer [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, February 01,

[SWCollect] $1000 Game Cartridge

2003-01-31 Thread C.E. Forman
Just had to point this Atari 2600 auction out: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemcategory=3528item=3002715789; rd=1 -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list.

Re: [SWCollect] Chris Foreman's Gay Pride Shrine

2003-01-30 Thread C.E. Forman
He probably realized that and took it down. He has a tendency to do things without thinking first. Don't worry about me, gang, I'm having a blast with this guy! B-) - Original Message - From: Stefan Lindblom [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Re: [SWCollect] Chris Foreman's Gay Pride Shrine

2003-01-30 Thread C.E. Forman
Actually he did worse than this a couple of weeks ago. He tracked down my work phone number through the OSF HealthCare page and left some threatening (and a couple of really stupid) messages on my Audix. He's been quiet for a couple of weeks, until now. If this is the best he's got after 2

Re: [SWCollect] Gosh, you look weird

2003-01-30 Thread C.E. Forman
I do plan to post pics of myself eventually, however I'd like to wait until things settle down with this T-shirt jerk first (and would ask everyone coming to Philly Classic to respect this). - Original Message - From: Jim Leonard [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday,

Re: Re: [SWCollect] Chris Foreman's Gay Pride Shrine

2003-01-30 Thread C.E. Forman
. - Original Message - From: Origin Museum [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 8:07 AM Subject: RE: Re: [SWCollect] Chris Foreman's Gay Pride Shrine C.E. Forman wrote Don't worry about me, gang, I'm having a blast with this guy! B-) GO GET HIM, C.E

[SWCollect] Resources, Part II

2003-01-30 Thread C.E. Forman
Ok, here's a few more... Can anyone help me get started on checking someone's criminal background? What about psychiatric records? (I'm serious--I think we're dealing with someone who isn't quite playing with a full deck.) Anyone know anybody who worked at Activision in 1993? Anyone know

Re: [SWCollect] Resources

2003-01-30 Thread C.E. Forman
: [SWCollect] Resources Try this site to find his address from his phone number, not sure if it'll turn up anything if he's unlisted but give it a try. http://www.reversephonedirectory.com/ Steve - Original Message - From: C.E. Forman [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Software Collectibles

Re: [SWCollect] Heads Up

2003-01-29 Thread C.E. Forman
: Re: [SWCollect] Heads Up Hm, he's at it again: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=3004111440category=4315 Marco C.E. Forman schrieb: Hey gang, Wanted to warn everyone here. If you've noticed the Infocom T-shirts being sold on eBay by islandseven, don't bid on them

Re: Re: [SWCollect] New topic--Collectors UNITE!

2003-01-29 Thread C.E. Forman
else wanna meet up? Chris Newman--don't you live in the Jersey area? Paula and I will each bring a few items to show...I hope everyone else does the same! Show and tell in Philadelphia! :) It's not too late! If you want to join us, post soon! Joe C.E. Forman [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL

Re: [SWCollect] New topic--Collectors UNITE!

2003-01-29 Thread C.E. Forman
meet up? Chris Newman--don't you live in the Jersey area? Paula and I will each bring a few items to show...I hope everyone else does the same! Show and tell in Philadelphia! :) It's not too late! If you want to join us, post soon! Joe C.E. Forman [EMAIL

Re: [SWCollect] New topic--Collectors UNITE!

2003-01-29 Thread C.E. Forman
There's another thought I had concerning this: many of us have games in their original shrinkwrap. The manufacturers of these games probably never figured they would ever stay for so long in that shrinkwrap, so might we actually create ourselves a problem if we leave those precious games in

Re: Re: [SWCollect] New topic--Collectors UNITE!

2003-01-29 Thread C.E. Forman
., Stuart, Joe +Paula)...anyone else wanna meet up? Chris Newman--don't you live in the Jersey area? Paula and I will each bring a few items to show...I hope everyone else does the same! Show and tell in Philadelphia! :) It's not too late! If you want to join us, post soon! Joe C.E. Forman

Re: Re: [SWCollect] New topic--Collectors UNITE!

2003-01-29 Thread C.E. Forman
would... -Original Message- From: C.E. Forman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 1:34 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Re: [SWCollect] New topic--Collectors UNITE! Now, next question... Would someone who lives closer (driving distance) be willing

Re: [SWCollect] Heads Up

2003-01-29 Thread C.E. Forman
: Re: [SWCollect] Heads Up Based on his auction details (DaftShop Funny T-Shirts and Stuff, plus the obviously silly description) I would think it would be pretty obvious that the shirt is not authentic. Were his previous auctions this obvious? C.E. Forman wrote: Yeah, I'm the Ye Olde Geek

Re: [SWCollect] Heads Up

2003-01-29 Thread C.E. Forman
where he changed Infocom to Infocum? Stuart -Original Message- From: Marco Thorek [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 2:30 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Heads Up C.E. Forman schrieb: Yeah, I'm the Ye Olde Geek with no girlfriend he's

Re: [SWCollect] [Fwd: Question for seller -- Item #3004111440]

2003-01-29 Thread C.E. Forman
I know, he keeps acting like this is news of some sort. B-) - Original Message - From: Chris Newman [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 2:23 PM Subject: [SWCollect] [Fwd: Question for seller -- Item #3004111440] Wow -- talk about a hypocrite.

Re: [SWCollect] Think you got everything?

2003-01-27 Thread C.E. Forman
I'm also still missing some of the Ultima mascara. B-) - Original Message - From: Marco Thorek [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 9:02 PM Subject: [SWCollect] Think you got everything? Fat chance, you probably don't have the Zork coffeetable:

Re: [SWCollect] New topic--Collectors UNITE!

2003-01-25 Thread C.E. Forman
Agreed, but strategically-placed holes to allow a minimum of dust to get inside. - Original Message - From: Hugh Falk [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2003 12:49 PM Subject: RE: [SWCollect] New topic--Collectors UNITE! Would this plastic case idea

Re: [SWCollect] New topic--Collectors UNITE!

2003-01-24 Thread C.E. Forman
do this on the Sunday of Philly Classic as opposed to Saturday? Stuart -Original Message- From: C.E. Forman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 9:34 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] New topic--Collectors UNITE! *snip* If I can get

Re: [SWCollect] New topic--Collectors UNITE!

2003-01-23 Thread C.E. Forman
To add to what Joe wrote, my cousin currently holds a management position at a plastics company. If we can get a large enough order to justify the expense involved, I'd be glad to talk to him about a production run, see what's involved. (Haven't gotten around to it yet, Joe, this Infocom T-shirt

Re: [SWCollect] Not Fair

2003-01-21 Thread C.E. Forman
What, if anything, can I do about it? I know, probably nothing, right? Did you talk to the seller and ask why the auction was ended early? If he replies that he sold it to someone who made him an outside-eBay offer, you can forward that to Rules Safety and possibly get both him and the buyer

Re: [SWCollect] re: Not Fair

2003-01-21 Thread C.E. Forman
Here's a shortcut to the Rules Safety reporting page (a good one to bookmark): http://pages.ebay.com/help/basics/select-RS.html The topic I'd use is Questionable Content - Listing Issues - Fee Circumvention. Include the full header from the message he sent to you. Depending on whether he's

Re: [SWCollect] Heads Up

2003-01-21 Thread C.E. Forman
I can't find the auction, so would this be the A dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste shirt? Yeah, that's the one. Here's the auction, while eBay still has it: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=2152015718category=153

Re: [SWCollect] Heads Up

2003-01-21 Thread C.E. Forman
Indeed, that's it. But having just looked at it I probably mixed it with another one and all I can remember of the latter was that the description said it had glue stain on it. I think it was a Zork T-shirt. That was a sweatshirt from one of Infocom's Bring Your Own Brain parties they used to

Re: [SWCollect] King's Quest 1

2003-01-18 Thread C.E. Forman
(1) The first adventure game with text + graphics was Mystery House. All adventure games before Mystery House were purely text. http://www.xyzzynews.com/xyzzy.7f.html Don't put too much stock in anything in XYZZYnews... I'm the one who wrote this, back when I was first getting into game

Re: [SWCollect] Some people push it...

2003-01-15 Thread C.E. Forman
Yeah, I believe the QFG Anthology was a Europe-only release, so it's harder to come by. (At least, I've only ever seen it in a European box - multiple languages in the back description manuals.) - Original Message - From: Pedro Quaresma To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent:

Re: [SWCollect] Star Saga up and MobyScale question

2003-01-11 Thread C.E. Forman
Box - Good Disk 1 - Good (BM; original sleeve missing) Disk 2 - Good? (data status unknown; original sleeve missing) History of Britannia book - Fine Book of Magic - Excessive Defects (spell components underlined; some writing; blank pages in back written on) Apple II Reference Card -

Re: [SWCollect] Current MobyGames poll

2003-01-10 Thread C.E. Forman
Personally I love it when I list an item with a very reasonable BuyItNow, but some lowballer gets greedy and tries to have it for the starting bid of $2, then a couple of newbies fight over it and end up making me $20 more than I thought possible. B-) - Original Message -

Re: [SWCollect] Slash versions of Sierra titles?

2003-01-03 Thread C.E. Forman
My question: Has anyone else seen Slash releases of Sierra 1987-1990 titles? I've seen Slash versions of all the King's Quest I-IV and Manhunter games, plus Zeliard. They were all identical to what you described. Since Sierra titles were hugely popular, it's a safe assumption Slash did budget

Re: [SWCollect] Wizardry maps

2002-12-08 Thread C.E. Forman
Look closely at the credits on the image (maps drawn by Jerry Hewett) and compare it to the seller's ID (jerhewet). Apparently he still has quite a few left over from those days, like Garriott and his Computerland Akalabeths. I can't find any info on A-Maze-Ment Grafix, but there were a bunch of

Fw: [SWCollect] Wizardry maps

2002-12-08 Thread C.E. Forman
I just asked the seller, he confirmed that he is in fact the guy who originally drew them. - Original Message - From: Alexander Zoller [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, December 08, 2002 5:03 AM Subject: [SWCollect] Wizardry maps Hi all, this appears to be one of

Re: [SWCollect] Grading question

2002-12-03 Thread C.E. Forman
Putting games in plastic is one thing. Putting plastic ON games is quite another. But can the plastic be removed without affecting the condition of the box? If so, that would solve your grading problem... From what I saw of my German friend's work, it looked pretty irreversible. But yeah,

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