RE: [SWCollect] The Warp Factor from SSI

2004-06-15 Thread Hugh Falk
. Joel -Original Message- From: Hugh Falk [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 9:56 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: [SWCollect] The Warp Factor from SSI Ill ask Joel Billings and let you know if he can remember. Hugh -Original Message- From: Per-Olof

RE: [SWCollect] Best copy protection?

2004-06-15 Thread Hugh Falk
One more example:  Rogue by Epyx It would let you play for a while (like 3 or 4 levels), then it would throw an indestructible monster at you and youd die.  Then it would show a tombstone that said Here Lies:  Pirate, scum of the Earth. I have several versions of the original, but I

RE: [SWCollect] Best copy protection?

2004-06-11 Thread Hugh Falk
I can remember two really BAD examples: - Chronoquest -- sorry for the long link, but there is a picture and a description here: http://www.classicgaming.com/gotcha/gamecenter/GAMECENTER_COM%20-%20Features %20-%20Collector's%20Edition%20PC%20Game%20Collecting%20Tips4.htm - Original versions of

[SWCollect] CURIOUS update

2004-05-29 Thread Hugh Falk
I just put up a new version of the CURIOUS guide: http://dynamic3.gamespy.com/~gotcha/PHP/curious_view.php This one contains some additions, corrections, a huge new section on Adventure International courtesy of C.E. and a section on Phoenix Software from Stephane (thank you, both!).

[SWCollect] And another...

2004-05-11 Thread Hugh Falk
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=8105218187

RE: [SWCollect] Ouch

2004-05-10 Thread Hugh Falk
Sorry to be anal, but that's one of my specialties :-) -- Mint sealed is MS not M(S). Hugh -Original Message- From: Alexander Zöller [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 6:34 AM To: BL; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Ouch Aaargh... yes, that always makes me

RE: [SWCollect] Ouch

2004-05-10 Thread Hugh Falk
on. And surely you don't write FMMC for a Fine copy with MMC? Or perhaps NMSTC? That'd make it a lot more cryptic than necessary, imho. - Peo -Original Message- From: Hugh Falk [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: den 10 maj 2004 17:27 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: [SWCollect] Ouch Sorry

RE: [SWCollect] SSI Ziplocs

2004-05-09 Thread Hugh Falk
Yes, I only have one. I will post a pic, but not for another weekmy wife has the digital camera and my scan doesnt do a good job on the bag. Hugh -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 6:11 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED];

RE: [SWCollect] YEAH-HA-HAAAAA!

2004-05-09 Thread Hugh Falk
Never heard of it...is there a story behind it? Hugh -Original Message- From: C.E. Forman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2004 1:22 PM To: Software Collectibles Mailing List Subject: [SWCollect] YEAH-HA-HA!

RE: [SWCollect] SSI Ziplocs

2004-05-09 Thread Hugh Falk
It fits the manual (standard SSI Big Box Manual) perfectly. There is about 1/8 of space on either side. There is about 1 between the top of the manual and the zip at the top of the bag. There is a red stripe at the very top of the bag about above the zip. Hugh -Original

[SWCollect] SSI Ziplocs

2004-05-08 Thread Hugh Falk
I just got some interesting information from Joel Billings (founder of SSI) about some SSI games that came in Ziploc bags: We never sold ziploc games in stores, but when our inventory ran low and we were out of boxes, we would put whatever manuals we had in ziploc bags and sell them that way

RE: [SWCollect] SSI games

2004-04-28 Thread Hugh Falk
Im pretty sure that the original President Elect only came in the big box. However President Elect: 1988 Edition came in the small box. Combat Leader came in a small box and in the RapidFire box. Hugh -Original Message- From: Peter Olafson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent:

[SWCollect] Retro PC game collecting officially became big business

2004-04-25 Thread Hugh Falk
I was waiting for things to die down a bit before bringing this topic up, but the last few weeks have brought an extraordinary amount of activity on eBayboth in the number of good, old PC games for sale and the prices being paid. My watch list has never been so full. In fact, Id say my

RE: [SWCollect] Retro PC game collecting officially became big business

2004-04-25 Thread Hugh Falk
Sorry to call out another person (not sure if he/she is on this list), but one auction in particular that amazed me was: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemcategory=4315item=8100294021rd=1ssPageName=WDVW Hugh -Original Message- From: Hugh Falk [mailto:[EMAIL

[SWCollect] CURIOUS Guide

2004-04-21 Thread Hugh Falk
After weeks of frustration and experimentation, I finally have a DB solution for the CUROIUS Guide up and running. You can get to it from my site (http://www.classicgaming.com/gotcha/) through the menu, but here is a direct link to the DB page:

[SWCollect] Games museum planned for E3

2004-04-07 Thread Hugh Falk
I'll be at E3 if anybody else is attending and interested in meeting... Games museum planned for E3 Intellivision and the Classic Gaming Expo announce that they'll have a games museum exhibit at this year's E3. Intellivision and the organizers of the Classic Games Expo (CGE) have today

RE: [SWCollect] Another Is this rare?

2004-04-07 Thread Hugh Falk
The only two EA games I know of that came in both Flat and Standard boxes are Wasteland and Starflight. However, I'm not a box-variation fanatic so it is possible others exist. Anybody know any? Since I'm asking questions: My Apple Wasteland has copyrights from 1986 - 1988 (depending on where

RE: [SWCollect] Is this particular version rare?????

2004-04-07 Thread Hugh Falk
Oh, Im very familiar with that syndrome, Peterweve probably victimized each other a couple of times. Welcome to the groupof course, now I cant publicly vent the next time you outbid me J By the way, congrats on the Drash. Hugh -Original Message- From: Peter Olafson

RE: [SWCollect] SSI Poster

2004-04-05 Thread Hugh Falk
they're folded more times though I haven't yet compared the print quality or paper style side by side. Any more of these anyone knows? (or SSI posters in general) - Jukka -- http://koti.mbnet.fi/psychic/ - Synchronic Web - Original Message - From: Hugh Falk [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL

RE: [SWCollect] First version of the CURIOUS Guide is up!

2004-04-02 Thread Hugh Falk
of the CURIOUS Guide is up! The Web Components thingy worked fine for me (WinXP, Office XP, latest SPs on both). Anyways, try Php/MySQL for a backend, your host supports that and its easy to learn (if you dont already know it) Make sure you get PHPMyAdmin too. Hugh Falk wrote: Okay, so

RE: [SWCollect] First version of the CURIOUS Guide is up!

2004-04-01 Thread Hugh Falk
Okay, so it looks like Web Components are a no-no. I've ditched them and put the info up in table format. Unfortunately, this will likely be a very slow load with no sorting capabilities, but at least you can look at the info. I'd appreciate feedback. Also, if anybody has any suggestions for

[SWCollect] First version of the CURIOUS Guide is up!

2004-03-31 Thread Hugh Falk
The first version of my availability guide is up and running. http://www.classicgaming.com/gotcha/ Click on the CURIOUS Scale link, then on the CURIOUS Guide link. I'd really appreciate some feedback (private or public). I'd particularly like to know if it even loads for you. I'm using a stupid

[SWCollect] FW: Buy a piece of Atari History!

2004-03-29 Thread Hugh Falk
Knock yourself out guys... -Original Message- From: Peter Curry [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 4:48 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Buy a piece of Atari History! As we continue to clean out the office Buy a piece of History. This is a one time offering of

RE: [SWCollect] SSI t-shirts / posters / oddbits

2004-03-23 Thread Hugh Falk
This talk of posters got me looking through my small stash. I put links to the best ones at the bottom of this page: http://www.classicgaming.com/gotcha/misccol.htm I think there are a couple in there you guys might fondly remember. I also have an SSI Pool of Radiance poster, but I can't find

RE: [SWCollect] I'll be the first to say..

2004-03-22 Thread Hugh Falk
I know and he snagged this one as well: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemcategory=4610item=2795287156 He is obviously a man of great means (and no wife! :-)) Sorry about any nervousness caused by my hoax. I hope C.E. doesn't write an article about me :-) Hugh -Original

RE: [SWCollect] Sam Max II

2004-03-22 Thread Hugh Falk
to be around $10M. Add on marketing costs and you better have a great game or you won't turn a profit. Hugh -Original Message- From: Marco Thorek [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, March 22, 2004 4:36 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Sam Max II Hugh Falk schrieb

RE: [SWCollect] Sam Max II

2004-03-21 Thread Hugh Falk
is making fewer games but more revenue: 2000 = 68 SKUS with $1.3B in revenue, 2002 = 58 SKUs with $2.5B Hugh -Original Message- From: Jim Leonard [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004 6:20 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Sam Max II Hugh Falk wrote

RE: [SWCollect] I'll be the first to say..

2004-03-21 Thread Hugh Falk
I was saving this info for after the Drash sold because I didn't want to ruin things for Edward. I recently picked up a stash of about 50 shrinked Drash's (among other things) from an old Commodore wholesaler. I'll give first dibs to people looking to trade from this list (and you better be

RE: [SWCollect] Sam Max II

2004-03-20 Thread Hugh Falk
Well it certainly couldn't hurt to have as many signatures as possible. However, based on the wording of the press release, it's unlikely to be an emotional decision, and I'm guessing we won't get around 500,000 + signatures to guarantee profit. The decision will likely be based on the ability to

RE: [SWCollect] Announcing the CGW Museum

2004-03-17 Thread Hugh Falk
Just checkedit was definitely the 200th issue (March 2001). The reproduction is paper and basically the same size as an SSI catalog. You can see it here: http://www.classicgaming.com/gotcha/CGW1repro.jpg However, it is only 14 pages and contains only excerpts from the original

RE: [SWCollect] Announcing the CGW Museum

2004-03-17 Thread Hugh Falk
PROTECTED] Subject: RE: [SWCollect] Announcing the CGW Museum That's odd...I'm a subscriber and I'm pretty sure I didn't get this reproduction. Stuart -Original Message- From: Hugh Falk [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 12:31 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED

[SWCollect] Hint Books for Trade

2004-03-17 Thread Hugh Falk
Sorry for the solicitation, but in my earlier list of items for trade, I neglected to list hint books. If youre looking for any of these, please just contact me directly. I have: Conquering Adventure Games (2 Copies) Dilithium Press F (VG) 1984

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: 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] Need a picture

2004-03-13 Thread Hugh Falk
I only have one copy so I can't be sure it is complete, but mine contains: - Cover sheet (pictured) - Disk with Verbatim sleeve. Believe it or not, I think this is original because the disk is also Verbatim with Broderbund labeling over it. - Blue-colored instruction sheet - Addendum to Galactic

RE: [SWCollect] Red Crystal, the Seven Secrets of Life

2004-03-11 Thread Hugh Falk
Does it have to be modem play does serial cable count? Hugh -Original Message- From: Jim Leonard [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 10:35 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Red Crystal, the Seven Secrets of Life Stephane Racle wrote: It was easier

RE: [SWCollect] Ok....melt wizard...

2004-03-06 Thread Hugh Falk
That's what I had guessed as well...never saw the game elsewhere. However, can you remember the game Fred Savage was playing at the beginning of Princess Bride? Hugh -Original Message- From: Matthew A. Murray [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, March 06, 2004 1:17 PM To: [EMAIL

RE: [SWCollect] Enchanter Trilogy

2004-03-04 Thread Hugh Falk
Im interesteddid you see anything from my trade list? http://www.classicgaming.com/gotcha/trade_list.htm Hugh -Original Message- From: Freddie Bingham [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 11:29 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [SWCollect] Enchanter

RE: [SWCollect] Enchanter Trilogy

2004-03-04 Thread Hugh Falk
stuff so the guys at the Apple II Reunion can sign it in July! :) - john -Original Message- From: Hugh Falk [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 9:36 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: [SWCollect] Enchanter Trilogy Im interesteddid you see anything from my

RE: [SWCollect] Castle Wolfenstein

2004-03-02 Thread Hugh Falk
That's a new one to me. On a related note, Silas Warner just died. Very sad news. Hugh -Original Message- From: Dan Chisarick [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 7:07 PM To: Software Collectibles Mailing List Subject: [SWCollect] Castle Wolfenstein I think Castle

[SWCollect] Anybody want to trade?

2004-03-01 Thread Hugh Falk
Ive been building up games to trade for years, but I hardly ever trade. Its time to fix that. Ive put up a private trade list: http://www.classicgaming.com/gotcha/trade_list.htm There are about 300 games that have been sitting on a shelf, waiting to be traded. These are all my

[SWCollect] eBay change

2004-02-28 Thread Hugh Falk
Did eBay just change their categories? Apple II gone? Hugh

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

[SWCollect] CURIOUS Committee

2004-02-24 Thread Hugh Falk
Okay, this will be my last e-mail on this topic until we get a preliminary draft done and Ill let you all know. Here are the current people working on the guide: Freddie = Lucasfilm games Hugh = Epyx, EA, Avalon Hill, SSI Marco and C.E. will be splitting Infocom. Here are the

RE: [SWCollect] spam?

2004-02-23 Thread Hugh Falk
None here. -Original Message- From: Lee K. Seitz [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004 7:39 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] spam? Jim Leonard stated: Is anyone seeing spam on the swcollect list? No. -- Lee K. Seitz [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [SWCollect] CURIOUS Scale

2004-02-22 Thread Hugh Falk
would like to join this committee and would be willing to contribute a little time, e-mail me privately. Hugh -Original Message- From: Hugh Falk [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2004 3:40 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [SWCollect] CURIOUS Scale Okay all

RE: [SWCollect] Publishers vs. Developers

2004-02-20 Thread Hugh Falk
I don't have a definitive answer for you. It is certainly possible that some early console manufacturer acted as a publisher at some point. Obviously Nintendo did, but Magnavox, Fairchild or Atari may have done it well before it became normal on PCs. (Unlikely though.) As for the PC, obviously

RE: [SWCollect] Ex-Origin Employee Selling on eBay

2004-02-16 Thread Hugh Falk
I can sense Joe taking out a second mortgage on the house as I write this. And who really needs a car anyway.. when there are this many Origin games and artifacts left to buy :-) The guy even mentions the Origin Museum in a couple of his ads. It's like he's taunting you, Joe :-)) Good luck,

RE: [SWCollect] Microsoft Adventure

2004-02-11 Thread Hugh Falk
Mine looks like the one on YOIS. I haven't seen the one you describe. However, I remember the one you won said it was the 'First Edition' Maybe you have a package variation, but I also remember he didn't show the vinyl cover in the picture, which was weird. Hugh -Original Message-

RE: [SWCollect] Hotel info

2004-02-09 Thread Hugh Falk
Hugh Falk wrote: Figure $100 a night for room rates, but it could be a little more or less depending on negotiations. I'd like to avoid July/August so we're not stepping on the toes of CGE. How about October, March, April or May -- very nice here in SD. One of my hopes is to recreate

RE: [SWCollect] Hotel info

2004-02-07 Thread Hugh Falk
people from the top, moving our way down the list as people turn us down...) Hugh Falk wrote: I've only gotten info from 3 local hotels so far. Keep in mind that these are nice places. I'm assuming 200+ people and two rooms. One that can sit ~200 people theatre style for lectures and another

[SWCollect] Microsoft Adventure

2004-02-04 Thread Hugh Falk
Typical how these two similar auctions ending at similar times fetched such different prices: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=3657903386 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=3074898993category=1 1047 Hugh

RE: [SWCollect] Oh my G*d!!!!

2004-02-04 Thread Hugh Falk
No way...that was 1992. Only $20 a letter and $2 per subtitle letter. Then you have to subtract for the sequel. I'd have to go with: The Activision Little Computer People Discovery Kit The value of this game is approximately: $49.99 + $4500 = $4,549.99 I normally wouldn't want to count words

RE: [SWCollect] Speaking of EA, got me thinking of Ali Baba..

2004-02-02 Thread Hugh Falk
. Hugh -Original Message- From: Per-Olof Karlsson [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Feb 2, 2004 12:21 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [SWCollect] Speaking of EA, got me thinking of Ali Baba.. Hugh Falk wrote: When we were at EA .. snip This reminds me of an old question I've never really got a good

RE: [SWCollect] Rarity Scale

2004-01-30 Thread Hugh Falk
to at least figure out how they've changed thier pages; which looks to be quite drastic. Brad - Original Message - From: Hugh Falk [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, January 30, 2004 12:03 AM Subject: RE: [SWCollect] Rarity Scale I think we'd have to limit it to hits

RE: [SWCollect] Rarity Scale

2004-01-29 Thread Hugh Falk
I think we'd have to limit it to hits in the title only. Otherwise, we would get hits for people who put things like, Come to my site and see pictures of Ultima: Escape from Mt. Drash. And it would look like there are 30 Drash's out there at any given time :-))) Also, let me reiterate, I'm not

[SWCollect] Hotel info

2004-01-29 Thread Hugh Falk
I've only gotten info from 3 local hotels so far. Keep in mind that these are nice places. I'm assuming 200+ people and two rooms. One that can sit ~200 people theatre style for lectures and another (smaller room) for tables and vendors. Prices ranged from $1500 to $2500 per day. This does

[SWCollect] Rarity Scale

2004-01-27 Thread Hugh Falk
Hey guys, This group has tackled the issue of a condition grading scale. Does anybody think its worth trying to put together a rarity scale? You knowto judge how common a game is. Id recommend we call is the CURIOUS scale: Common Uncommon Rare Imaginary Oddity Unique Shameless

RE: [SWCollect] Atari 2600

2004-01-14 Thread Hugh Falk
Very kind of you, Tomas, and welcome aboard. Likewise to you, Peo. Hugh -Original Message- From: Tomas Buteler [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 1:05 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [SWCollect] Atari 2600 Lee, Actually, the Atari 2600 was by far the most

RE: [SWCollect] Software Collecting Expo?

2004-01-14 Thread Hugh Falk
I think this was meant for the whole group (see bottom)... -Original Message- From: Brian the Fist [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 6:07 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Software Collecting Expo? Hugh Falk wrote: I don't mind scouting out

RE: [SWCollect] Software Collecting Expo?

2004-01-13 Thread Hugh Falk
I don't mind scouting out some local places (I'm guessing hotels) for prices. We should have a ballpark idea of the size event we're looking to put on. I'm guessing it will be relatively small (smaller than PhillyClassic) due to it being a first time and a pretty focused event (compared to CGE

RE: [SWCollect] Early MPOG

2004-01-13 Thread Hugh Falk
Of course, it depends on your definition of O as well. You could count Midi Maze: http://www.classicgaming.com/gotcha/gamecenter/GAMECENTER_COM%20-%20Feat ures%20-%20The%20Hall%20of%20Game%20Innovation5.htm And if you definition of MP is only 2 players, you could be talking about Flash Attack:

RE: [SWCollect] Another visitor..

2004-01-13 Thread Hugh Falk
Since you said computer game, I'll buy that...I can't think of anything earlier. But if you want the first voice in any type of commercial video game it's... http://www.classicgaming.com/gotcha/gamecenter/GAMECENTER_COM%20-%20Feat ures%20-%20Gaming's%20Triumphs%20and%20Tragedies6.htm Okay, I'll

RE: [SWCollect] Software Collecting Expo?

2004-01-11 Thread Hugh Falk
I know at least two people on this list are in San Diego. (Disclaimer: one of them is me.) Hugh -Original Message- From: C.E. Forman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2004 11:48 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Software Collecting

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

2004-01-10 Thread Hugh Falk
As standard procedure for the last few years I ask every seller to: Please pack in a box so the game isn't folded or crushed during shipment. I haven't had a problem since doing that. Hugh -Original Message- From: Dan Chisarick [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2004

RE: [SWCollect] Software Collecting Expo?

2004-01-10 Thread Hugh Falk
I'm all for it. It would be best if it was in a touristy area -- Florida, California, Vegas, etc. Then there would be more reason to go (for the family). Hugh -Original Message- From: C.E. Forman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 6:52 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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

2004-01-09 Thread Hugh Falk
Unfortunately, I am missing the disk for this. I only have the manual, but it looks just like Stephane's picture. Hugh -Original Message- From: Stephane Racle [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 3:13 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash

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

2004-01-06 Thread Hugh Falk
... hard to believe it's 20 years old now... Steve - Original Message - From: Hugh Falk [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 10:39 PM Subject: RE: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value In order for publishers or developers to be singled out

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

2004-01-05 Thread Hugh Falk
I store loose pieces anally...um...that didn't sound right :-) ...in a very organized way. They're in hanging alphabetical folders in a file cabinet. Hugh -Original Message- From: Lee K. Seitz [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 1:30 PM To: Software Collecting

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

2004-01-05 Thread Hugh Falk
That reminds me...I have a printout of the source code to Dungeon for the PDP-11. It's printed out on 15 line printer paper. According to the first page it was printed on Jan 26, 1981. I don't know who printed it...except I think it was for somebody named Javier, and it was definitely for user

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

2004-01-05 Thread Hugh Falk
In order for publishers or developers to be singled out on GOTCHA, they have to have a certain number nominees and awards for their games. As much as I like MUSE, their only games nominated were Castle Wolfenstein and Robotwar. Wolfenstein was the only winner. Believe it or not, there is a

RE: [SWCollect] TomMage's Holiday Auctions!! (worth a look ;))

2003-12-23 Thread Hugh Falk
Ha! Thats great! -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2003 10:57 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [SWCollect] TomMage's Holiday Auctions!! (worth a look ;)) eBay.com Seller List: www_tommage_com Visit my web

RE: [SWCollect] Vintage games w/fatal flaws

2003-12-04 Thread Hugh Falk
One of my all-time favorites, Ultima Underworld, had a fatal flaw. I'm guessing it was hardware specific and not on everyone's PC. After spending a couple of weeks with the game, some items from my inventory floated out of my backpack and into the air...with no way to retrieve them and no way to

RE: [SWCollect] Vintage games w/fatal flaws

2003-12-04 Thread Hugh Falk
What was wrong with Darklands.I dont remember having a problem. Hugh -Original Message- From: Dan Chisarick [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 9:07 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Vintage games w/fatal flaws One word: Darklands.

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

2003-11-08 Thread Hugh Falk
-Original Message- From: Lee K. Seitz [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 9:57 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Books on history of computer gaming? Hugh Falk stated: Just for reference, without going into detail, here is a list of books I have

RE: [SWCollect] Elite questions

2003-11-03 Thread Hugh Falk
I'm finally unpacked...after 1.5 years! A couple of outstanding questions I can now answer: - I only have one copy of Elite Plus and it is 2 5 1/4 disks (labeled A and B). Lee, I know that doesn't definitively answer your question, but take it for what it's worth. - Somebody mentioned a Star

[SWCollect] Copyright confusion clarified

2003-10-31 Thread Hugh Falk
I thought this was pertinent to the group: Copyright confusion clarified Recent Library of Congress exemption allows hacking obsolete titles for back-ups only, nothing more. A recent ruling by the Library of Congress' Copyright Office has left some gamers with the impression they can

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

2003-10-11 Thread Hugh Falk
Here's a guy who might know: Frank Traut [EMAIL PROTECTED] He put together a collection of TI Scott Adams games on a CD. Both the original code(will work with a TI if you hook the CD player up to it) and emulated versions. Rick Polvicka is a guy who should definitely know: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [SWCollect] Value of these items

2003-09-16 Thread Hugh Falk
If you mean the value on eBay, my guesses are below... -Original Message-From: MASTER [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]On Behalf Of Pedro QuaresmaSent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 1:25 AMTo: [EMAIL PROTECTED]Subject: [SWCollect] Value of these itemsHi, Since I'm definitely

[SWCollect] Dang, is the book something special?

2003-09-13 Thread Hugh Falk
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=3045965082category=27251 -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [SWCollect] Coin identification

2003-09-07 Thread Hugh Falk
a Dungeon Master game. Marco Hugh Falk schrieb: Sorry for including attachements, but I was hoping somebody could identify this coin for me. It came loose in a large box of Amiga and PC games. It may have come from one of the games or maybe not. On the heads side it says GOR

[SWCollect] Coin identification

2003-09-06 Thread Hugh Falk
Sorry for including attachements, but I was hoping somebody could identify this coin for me. It came loose in a large box of Amiga and PC games. It may have come from one of the games or maybe not. On the heads side it says "GOR" on the bottom. On the tails side it says "Danger Thus

RE: [SWCollect] Dark Queen of Krynn German release?

2003-09-02 Thread Hugh Falk
I've seen The Dark Queen of Krynn on eBay a few times before (not looking for it). In fact, there are a few on right now. Your linkhas different (European) packaging though. Usually it comes in a gold box. I have about 150 SSI games myself (not including dupes). If anyone has the

RE: [SWCollect] Dark Queen of Krynn German release?

2003-09-02 Thread Hugh Falk
From: Hugh Falk To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 4:55 AM Subject: RE: [SWCollect] Dark Queen of Krynn German release? I've seen The Dark Queen of Krynn on eBay a few times before (not looking for it). In fact, there are a fe

RE: [SWCollect] Ebay trader experiences

2003-08-31 Thread Hugh Falk
For what it's worth, I bought a Caverns of Callisto from them. It was not in shrink, but it is truly near mint. If they were in the business of re-shrinking games themselves, they could have easily done this one. Caverns ranks very high on the collectability scale. Hugh -Original

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

2003-07-18 Thread Hugh Falk
I've been really busy here to. FYI to all. I plan on going to CGE. Anyone else? Hugh -Original Message- From: C.E. Forman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, July 18, 2003 10:43 AM To: Software Collectibles Mailing List Subject: [SWCollect] Been Awhile, Hasn't It? Hey gang,

RE: [SWCollect] Shareware collection

2003-06-05 Thread Hugh Falk
The only shareware I actually pick up are the published versions of shareware games (you could get these in stores). Like all of the Apogee/id stuff published by Wiz technology. Hugh -Original Message- From: Lee K. Seitz [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 8:44 AM

[SWCollect] Mind Candy mention

2003-03-22 Thread Hugh Falk
Jim, Just thought I'd mention that mindcandydvd.com was given a plug in the last issue of Game Developer magazine -- page 14. There is an article about the demo scene. Mind Candy isn't specifically mentioned in the article, but it is listed in the reference section at the end. Hugh

RE: [SWCollect] Using MobyGames Info

2003-02-17 Thread Hugh Falk
Does eBay allow you to use a URL in the ads now-a-days? They didn't use to allow it. Hugh -Original Message- From: Jim Leonard [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 9:38 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Using MobyGames Info Oh, and just noticed

RE: [SWCollect] The first? -- Thread was King's Quest 1

2003-02-10 Thread Hugh Falk
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 6:32 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] The first? -- Thread was King's Quest 1 On Tuesday, February 4, 2003, at 02:53 PM, Jim Leonard wrote: Hugh Falk wrote: I don't even know what the first commercial game would have

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

2003-02-03 Thread Hugh Falk
According to the Official List of Computer Game Collectors I collect for these: Apple, TRS-80, Atari 8-Bit, TI, VIC-20, Amstrad, Sinclair, C-64, Atari ST, Amiga, Intel, Mac, Other My favorite is the Other, which was very popular at the end of the 20th century. Speaking of the Official List, if

RE: [SWCollect] The first? -- Thread was King's Quest 1

2003-02-03 Thread Hugh Falk
I don't even know what the first commercial game would have been. It all depends on your definition of Personal Computer. You could go back to the Altair or others that didn't have video screens. Games on those systems would have been personal computer games, but not video games. It would be

RE: [SWCollect] Genres

2003-01-28 Thread Hugh Falk
Was this too dull to read, or does everyone actually agree? -Original Message- From: Hugh Falk [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2003 11:17 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [SWCollect] Genres Sorry to dig up this thread again. My last e-mail was presented in terms

[SWCollect] Genres

2003-01-26 Thread Hugh Falk
Sorry to dig up this thread again. My last e-mail was presented in terms of how MobyGames deals with genre. However, I wanted to discuss how I deal with genre on my site. I'd appreciate your input. At its most generic, I only consider there to be two truly distinct genres (and a third, hybrid

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

2003-01-25 Thread Hugh Falk
Would this plastic case idea work if they simply had small vent holes in them? I'm most interested in them to prevent crushing during movement and damage from touching (or biting in the case of my dog or son). Hugh -Original Message- From: Alexander Zoeller [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]

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

2003-01-23 Thread Hugh Falk
Now that I'm on the west coast, I won't be making the Philly classic. But if anybody wants to arrange something around E3, that would work for me. Hugh -Original Message- From: Stuart Feldhamer [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 9:39 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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

2003-01-23 Thread Hugh Falk
You don't have to put everything in a case. I've got around 3000 games, but I'd be thrilled if I could just put a few hundred of the most delicate in plastic. Hugh -Original Message- From: Stephen S. Lee [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 8:20 PM To: [EMAIL

RE: [SWCollect] King's Quest 1

2003-01-18 Thread Hugh Falk
To add some validation however, this fact has been published by many soruces, including books, by Sierra itself, and in an article I worte for C|net (for what that's worth). And nobody has publicly stood up to dispute it yet. Hugh -Original Message- From: C.E. Forman [mailto:[EMAIL

RE: [SWCollect] King's Quest 1

2003-01-17 Thread Hugh Falk
PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] King's Quest 1 Hugh Falk wrote: Well, how do you define quasi-3D adventure? You could say that Mystery House, the first adventure with graphics, was also the first quasi-3D. Since the graphics had a 3D perspective (See attached). I wouldn't call that 3D -- it's

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

2003-01-16 Thread Hugh Falk
Para: [EMAIL PROTECTED] A/C: Ref: cc: Assunto: RE: [SWCollect] Some people push it... "Hugh Falk" [EMAIL PROTECTED] 15-01-2003 05:50 Solicita-se resposta a swcollect For

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