Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-09 Thread Jim Leonard
are documenting the game and the game's experience for historical reasons, you have nothing to worry about. (If you had the ENTIRE speech online and were SELLING it, well then that would be a problem.) -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-09 Thread Jim Leonard
. Regardless of how you get the sound, if you're going to preserve it properly in MP3 format, use LAME with --preset standard if you want to ensure nearly transparent quality without unnecessarily wasting space. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-09 Thread Jim Leonard
Tomas Buteler wrote: Ouch! That hurt... :) As a third-world resident, allow me to clear a couple of issues: I should have explicitly mentioned Asia, since that was what I was thinking about -- sorry! -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-09 Thread Jim Leonard
radio and/or download it for later listening. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice of the demoscene:http://www.MindCandyDVD.com/ Various oldskool PC rants and ramblings: http://www.oldskool.org

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-09 Thread Jim Leonard
what you say and from what I've read, this isn't possible. Not by a longshot. But a Rolant MT-32 emulator is currently being worked on, so who knows, maybe in a few years... -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED])http://www.oldskool.org/ Want to help an ambitious games project

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-09 Thread Jim Leonard
not sound right if you simply play the file. Tom of Quest Studios has a whole website on this: http://www.queststudios.com/ -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED])http://www.oldskool.org/ Want to help an ambitious games project? http://www.mobygames.com/ Or check out some

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-11 Thread Jim Leonard
. But at least I'm honest about it ;-) -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice of the demoscene:http://www.MindCandyDVD.com/ Various oldskool PC rants and ramblings: http://www.oldskool.org

[SWCollect] No market for Macintosh collectables?

2004-06-11 Thread Jim Leonard
, how come there's no market for Sports game collectables (any platform)? Normally I'd rack up #2 as the if it's not an adventure, it's not collectable mentality that 95% of the software collecting scene shares, but that doesn't explain #1. I'm very confused...! -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [SWCollect] No market for Macintosh collectables?

2004-06-11 Thread Jim Leonard
suspect sports gamers are so geared to playing with the current rosters that they don't look back as much as, say, adventure gamers. I had forgotten about the roster aspect. However, this doesn't explain non-roster games like golfing, racing, etc. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest

Re: [SWCollect] No market for Macintosh collectables?

2004-06-11 Thread Jim Leonard
to learn more about this? -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED])http://www.oldskool.org/ Want to help an ambitious games project? http://www.mobygames.com/ Or check out some trippy MindCandy at http://www.mindcandydvd.com

Re: [SWCollect] No market for Macintosh collectables?

2004-06-11 Thread Jim Leonard
Awesome, thanks for the reference. Unfortunately, he was responsible for the embarrassment that was Free D.C.! as well ;-) Freddie Bingham wrote: Maybe some more light could be shed by emailing this fellow: http://www.channelzilch.com/doug/resume1.htm -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [SWCollect] Previously owned games resold by chains

2004-06-11 Thread Jim Leonard
and address. Maybe I'll drop him a post-card and ask him if he has anything else to sell. THAT technique was first suggested by Chris, no doubt about it ;-) -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED])http://www.oldskool.org/ Want to help an ambitious games project? http

[SWCollect] Best copy protection?

2004-06-11 Thread Jim Leonard
showed a paint-by-numbers (outline) picture and asked you what color the section that was currently flashing was. How could you tell? The picture was in full color on the back cover of the manual. :-) - Star Control. Codewheel was just plain funny. Anyone else have fond memories? -- Jim Leonard

Re: [SWCollect] No market for Macintosh collectables?

2004-06-12 Thread Jim Leonard
] wrote: HEY! I LIKED Free D.C.! :) Joe From: Jim Leonard [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 2004/06/11 Fri PM 07:00:19 EDT To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] No market for Macintosh collectables? Awesome, thanks for the reference. Unfortunately, he was responsible for the embarrassment that was Free

Re: [SWCollect] Best copy protection?

2004-06-12 Thread Jim Leonard
on white sheets of paper. :-) -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED])http://www.oldskool.org/ Want to help an ambitious games project? http://www.mobygames.com/ Or check out some trippy MindCandy at http://www.mindcandydvd.com

Re: [SWCollect] Best copy protection?

2004-06-13 Thread Jim Leonard
95% of the time. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED])http://www.oldskool.org/ Want to help an ambitious games project? http://www.mobygames.com/ Or check out some trippy MindCandy at http://www.mindcandydvd.com

[SWCollect] Game Music

2004-06-14 Thread Jim Leonard
-- I have a Roland SCC1, MT-32, Adlib, CMS, IBM Music Feature, Gravis Ultrasound, Adlib Gold, and other exotic hardware :-) -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice of the demoscene:http

Re: [SWCollect] Best copy protection?

2004-06-14 Thread Jim Leonard
-- Starforce 3 is the only thing that actually provides a challenge nowadays). -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice of the demoscene:http://www.MindCandyDVD.com/ Various oldskool PC rants and ramblings

Re: [SWCollect] Best copy protection?

2004-06-14 Thread Jim Leonard
Jim Leonard wrote: Still, as clever as Starforce 3 is, I've seen worse. In fact, I was wondering when better protection was going to come along (copy-protection became a bit of a joke once Windows and CDROMs rolled around -- Starforce 3 is the only thing that actually provides a challenge

Re: [SWCollect] Best copy protection?

2004-06-14 Thread Jim Leonard
. Anyone else know of original designers or teams remaking older games? -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice of the demoscene:http://www.MindCandyDVD.com/ Various oldskool PC rants and ramblings: http

Re: [SWCollect] Huge Japanese console auction

2004-06-15 Thread Jim Leonard
can see $10K-$20K for this stuff, but not $100K. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice of the demoscene:http://www.MindCandyDVD.com/ Various oldskool PC rants and ramblings: http://www.oldskool.org

Re: [SWCollect] Best copy protection?

2004-06-15 Thread Jim Leonard
a bad copy it would continue to let you play *but* the sea battles would get progressivly harder and harder until it was impossible to win. Sneaky! -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice of the demoscene

Re: [SWCollect] Best copy protection?

2004-06-15 Thread Jim Leonard
differently every time you read the disk -- only problem is, the original disk itself would fail the check half the time! -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice of the demoscene:http://www.MindCandyDVD.com

Re: [SWCollect] Interplay (was: Re: [SWCollect] Best copy protection?)

2004-06-15 Thread Jim Leonard
and Electronic Arts. :/ Take Sierra out of the picture and you'd be right :-( -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice of the demoscene:http://www.MindCandyDVD.com/ Various oldskool PC rants and ramblings

Re: [SWCollect] Home Computer Wars book

2004-06-15 Thread Jim Leonard
finished _Hard Drive_, about Microsoft and Bill Gates up through c. 1993. Next will probably either be _Hackers_, which I started once but didn't finish, or John Sculley's _Odyssey_. I'd like to recommend Accidental Empires by Robert X. Cringely. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest

Re: [SWCollect] Best copy protection?

2004-06-15 Thread Jim Leonard
guess that's cheating ;-) -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED])http://www.oldskool.org/ Want to help an ambitious games project? http://www.mobygames.com/ Or check out some trippy MindCandy at http://www.mindcandydvd.com

[SWCollect] Mailing List Maintenance

2004-06-16 Thread Jim Leonard
I cannot ignore the problems with the mailing list software any longer, so I will be upgrading the software starting right now. Please try to not send any email to the lists until I am done, because it will most likely disappear. I will email again when I'm done. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL

[Swcollect] Mailing list is back in business

2004-06-16 Thread Jim Leonard
TO THIS LIST. If anyone has problems, please contact me. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED])http://www.oldskool.org/ Want to help an ambitious games project? http://www.mobygames.com/ Or check out some trippy MindCandy at http://www.mindcandydvd.com

[SWCollect] Spam has been squashed

2004-06-17 Thread Jim Leonard
, that the list members were only available to other members of the list. The email addresses are still obfuscated, however. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice of the demoscene:http://www.MindCandyDVD.com

Re: [Swcollect] Mailing list is back in business

2004-06-17 Thread Jim Leonard
was the largest size I could comfortably download. If anyone has arguments to increase or decrease this number, let me know. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice of the demoscene:http

[SWCollect] Full archives are now online

2004-06-17 Thread Jim Leonard
a reminder of your password (and changing it, if you don't like it). I personally would like the list archives to be public. Anyone opposed to public archives? -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice

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