[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

[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

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] 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] 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

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] 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] 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] Another one?!

2004-06-08 Thread Jim Leonard
to do this, email me for FTP site upload to make it easy for you. And thanks :) -- 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] Another one?!

2004-06-08 Thread Jim Leonard
+ DVDs. I do buy things, you know :-) I just don't feel I need to collect something just to give it a shot. -- 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

[SWCollect] Tom Snyder Productions

2004-06-08 Thread Jim Leonard
-together? -- 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] Another one?!

2004-06-08 Thread Jim Leonard
the string Wing Commander somewhere in the title, that I would get sued even if I wasn't selling the thing. -- 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

Re: [SWCollect] Another one?!

2004-06-08 Thread Jim Leonard
about copyright and intellectual property laws without actually being lawyers. :-D -- 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

Re: [SWCollect] Tom Snyder Productions

2004-06-08 Thread Jim Leonard
the scenes using crude vector graphics! Ah huah huah huah ha ha ha ha! People not familiar with TV's Tom Snyder can ignore the above :) -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice of the demoscene:http

Re: [SWCollect] Another one?!

2004-06-08 Thread Jim Leonard
is in place currently, however the RIAA prosecutes anyone found streaming video it did not pay them a license for. So I don't think I'll have a problem streaming video/computer game music. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com

Re: [SWCollect] Fm Towns Origin Stuff

2004-06-08 Thread Jim Leonard
to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of 'unsubscribe swcollect' Archives are available at: http://www.mail-archive.com/[EMAIL PROTECTED]/ -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice of the demoscene:http

Re: [SWCollect] Fm Towns Origin Stuff

2004-06-08 Thread Jim Leonard
in the attachment? Let me know ASAP if you are. Thanks Freddie Lucasarts Museum - http://lucasarts.vintagegaming.org http://lucasarts.vintagegaming.org/ -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic

Re: [SWCollect] Fm Towns Origin Stuff

2004-06-08 Thread Jim Leonard
as a sound option for DOS games. Any other differences I should know about? Do FM Towns machines themselves crop up on ebay or are otherwise available? Emulators? I would love to document some of the FM Towns-specific versions for MobyGames... -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest

Re: [SWCollect] Another one?!

2004-06-08 Thread Jim Leonard
don't understand this. When I pirate a 20+ year old game to try it out, people sometimes tell me that I'm short-changing the author -- what, like buying a 2nd-hand copy on ebay gives the author money? -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http

Re: [SWCollect] Another one?!

2004-06-04 Thread Jim Leonard
Para: [EMAIL PROTECTED] A/C: Ref: cc: (bcc: Pedro Quaresma/SCAETANO) Assunto: Re: [SWCollect] Another one?! *Jim Leonard [EMAIL PROTECTED]* 03-06-2004 16:53 Solicita-se resposta a swcollect Are these particularly rare? I wouldn't imagine this fetching a lot, but then again I'm

Re: [SWCollect] Kids and Classic Gaming

2004-06-04 Thread Jim Leonard
Stuart Feldhamer wrote: Of course, back then I didn't know what Montezuma's Revenge really was, hence why Panama Joe (or whatever his name was) was running so fast : ) OMG... I just *now* got the joke, after playing the game for 15+ years! -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest

Re: [SWCollect] Another one?!

2004-06-03 Thread Jim Leonard
-- 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] Kids and Classic Gaming

2004-06-03 Thread Jim Leonard
:* Monday, May 31, 2004 8:54 AM *Subject:* [SWCollect] Kids and Classic Gaming Cute ;) http://www.egmmag.com/article2/0,2053,1487038,00.asp -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice of the demoscene

Re: [SWCollect] June 22, 1979

2004-06-03 Thread Jim Leonard
Stephen Emond wrote: This year IS the 25th Anniversary of Akalabeth (and by extension, Ultima). However I believe June 22, 1979 was the date Infocom was formed. Correct. Is Activision planning any sort of special celebration? -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming

Re: [SWCollect] June 22, 1979

2004-06-03 Thread Jim Leonard
Feldhamer, Stuart wrote: LOL! That's a good one, Jim! I wasn't joking :-( Oh, well... -- 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

Re: [SWCollect] Kids and Classic Gaming

2004-06-03 Thread Jim Leonard
. Another quest that nearly consumed him was Airball, and also King's Quest 2. -- 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] June 22, 1979

2004-06-03 Thread Jim Leonard
Peter Olafson wrote: I could be wrong, but I doubt anyone remains at Activision from the Infocom days to remind them. True, but they were all gone when Activision published those Infocom compilations, so I thought there was some small hope. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest

Re: [SWCollect] Sierra cover artists (was: Drash...)

2004-05-25 Thread Jim Leonard
Jukka Eronen wrote: BTW does anyone here own original game art? Cover art or ingame? Nope, but I wish I did of a few titles (I would love the Starflight cover, for example). The closest thing I have would be my Rocket Ranger comic book. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest

Re: [SWCollect] Nit-picking at its finest

2004-05-24 Thread Jim Leonard
8 Lynx units! It was very refreshing to see that kind of mentality for a change. So there's my $0.02. -- 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

Re: [SWCollect] Nit-picking at its finest

2004-05-23 Thread Jim Leonard
ZERO. See above. Garriot has done this and the value wasn't zero. -- 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

Re: [SWCollect] Nit-picking at its finest

2004-05-21 Thread Jim Leonard
then probably best to give buyer the choice? Honestly, I just don't like unattached stickers :) but of course I don't want to diminish the worth by attaching it. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice

Re: [SWCollect] Nit-picking at its finest

2004-05-21 Thread Jim Leonard
on -- wouldn't that be worth just a tiny bit more? -- 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] Nit-picking at its finest

2004-05-21 Thread Jim Leonard
it. Eh heh, you got bumper stickers on your car Jim? If so I hope they say Go White Sox Tom -- 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

[SWCollect] Nit-picking at its finest

2004-05-20 Thread Jim Leonard
or not to attach the sticker to the can (like I found it on my first one). Advice? -- 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

Re: [SWCollect] Nit-picking at its finest

2004-05-20 Thread Jim Leonard
be converted into A, A must be worth at least as much as, if not more than, B. : ) Stuart -Original Message- From: Jim Leonard [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, May 21, 2004 12:00 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [SWCollect] Nit-picking at its finest Even with my superior powers of anality

Re: [SWCollect] So obviously Mt. Drash is no longer rare....

2004-05-16 Thread Jim Leonard
John Romero wrote: Actually, we had a NeoGeo at id back at the start of 1991 You're correct, my dates are off. Still, $650 for a console? And looking on ebay, we see... $550? Sheesh. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED])http://www.oldskool.org/ Want to help an ambitious

Re: [SWCollect] So obviously Mt. Drash is no longer rare....

2004-05-15 Thread Jim Leonard
Geo games via emulation, and while some are pretty good, they're not THAT good. -- 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

[SWCollect] Mailing list work

2004-05-13 Thread Jim Leonard
to tell which is real/fake, etc.) -- 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] Mailing list work

2004-05-13 Thread Jim Leonard
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: ***Jim Leonard wrote:* (The motivation behind this is part of my Master Plan(tm) for softwarecollecting.org, which is to become a big helpful source of software collecting for people new to the hobby: a FAQ, an illustrated list of MobyScale grades

Re: [SWCollect] So obviously Mt. Drash is no longer rare....

2004-05-12 Thread Jim Leonard
remaining? For the former, no. For the latter, who can ever know? -- 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] Ouch

2004-05-11 Thread Jim Leonard
to take well-lit pictures with a 3MP or higher camera from multiple angles, it isn't going to represent the item properly. -- 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] Ouch

2004-05-11 Thread Jim Leonard
the mailing list over the past three years -- you know, resources for people who want to get into software collecting. I'm hella busy right now, but it's definitely on my todo list. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED])http://www.oldskool.org/ Want to help an ambitious games project

Re: [SWCollect] Ouch

2004-05-11 Thread Jim Leonard
mint, etc. They didn't come from the factory this way... That's a new one. How about NM (funk: ED) ;-) -- 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

Re: [SWCollect] Ouch and I Don't Like This threads

2004-05-10 Thread Jim Leonard
Stuart Feldhamer wrote: Hmmm... If I had to summarize: Most people are unhappy that the prices are going ridiculously high. There is a big argument about whether it should be MS or M(S). Nobody sees the connection between these two threads? I don't, actually...? -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL

Re: [SWCollect] Ouch and I Don't Like This threads

2004-05-10 Thread Jim Leonard
more participants, and more participants means more items that get shaken loose... -- 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

Re: [SWCollect] I don't like this at all...

2004-05-10 Thread Jim Leonard
-- there will always be people like that, so the industry will shift all the time. Until we get to be a bigger industry, we won't have the same common-sense protection that, for example, the comic book industry has against reprints being considered as worth a lot. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest

Re: [SWCollect] I don't like this at all...

2004-05-10 Thread Jim Leonard
a problem with that at all. Most hobbies have support business on the side, (scrapbooking, coin collection, comics, etc.) so this is to be expected with our hobby as well as it gets larger. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com

Re: [SWCollect] Ouch

2004-05-10 Thread Jim Leonard
Driver from Spectrum Holobyte, and I would like to replace it with a full retail copy one of these days. -- 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

Re: [SWCollect] I don't like this at all...

2004-05-10 Thread Jim Leonard
to be worth, or is it worth what even 1 person is willing to pay, even if it's a lot more than that? Things are worth whatever someone is willing to pay for them. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice of the demoscene

Re: [SWCollect] Ouch

2004-05-10 Thread Jim Leonard
to clarify that. -- 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] Ouch

2004-05-10 Thread Jim Leonard
; any other opinions out there? And Jim, once opened, it can no longer be mint. No question about that. Just making sure :-) -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice of the demoscene:http

Re: [SWCollect] Ouch

2004-05-10 Thread Jim Leonard
-- everyone is a free person :) and can do whatever they want to. But for the purpose of being consistant and avoiding confusion like this, many (if not most) of us here on the list use the MobyScale, because we invented it and came to a consensus. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's

Re: [SWCollect] Ouch

2004-05-10 Thread Jim Leonard
: Dufus! You proudly displayed your complete Mt. Drash in your apartment window for a week for bragging rights? Of course this would probably yellow the BOX and not the wrap ;) -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice

Re: [SWCollect] Ouch

2004-05-10 Thread Jim Leonard
they have to use the MobyScale, or any scale for that matter, as long as everything is properly described. -- 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

Re: [SWCollect] Ouch

2004-05-10 Thread Jim Leonard
: Mint Sealed items are obviously worth more than Near Mint items, but as to *how much more* is completely open to debate (and in some cases, not very much more at all). -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice

Re: [SWCollect] Ouch

2004-05-10 Thread Jim Leonard
the condition of the wrap in the abbreviated form. Excellent. I've added it to the MobyScale, which now inches up to revision 1.03. The full permanent location of the MobyScale, as always, is http://www.mobygames.com/info/MobyScale;. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic

[SWCollect] Mailing list update

2004-05-04 Thread Jim Leonard
I am in the process of upgrading the mailing list software that powers this mailing list. It is possible that the list will cease to function while I do this. If it does, please hang tight while I fix it. I expect to be done upgrading by the weekend. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [SWCollect] OT: Your real life adventures?

2004-05-03 Thread Jim Leonard
PROTECTED] with a subject of 'unsubscribe swcollect' Archives are available at: http://www.mail-archive.com/[EMAIL PROTECTED]/ -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice of the demoscene:http

Re: [SWCollect] Even marginally ethical?

2004-04-27 Thread Jim Leonard
Dan Chisarick wrote: Evil? Immoral? Risky? All of the above. It's called shilling on ebay, and gets you booted'n'banned. Not in favor of it. :) -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED])http://www.oldskool.org/ Want to help an ambitious games project? http

Re: [SWCollect] Even marginally ethical?

2004-04-27 Thread Jim Leonard
on wrist) -- 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] Even marginally ethical?

2004-04-27 Thread Jim Leonard
for $40 4-5 years ago... price fixing would help me earn some cash. But I'm not willing to trade my morals and ethics for it :) -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice of the demoscene:http

Re: [SWCollect] Even marginally ethical?

2004-04-27 Thread Jim Leonard
Stephane Racle wrote: That is, a lot of white-collar criminals only get a slap on the wrist. Sad to say, that is true. :-( -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice of the demoscene:http

Re: [SWCollect] New Article from The Origin Museum

2004-04-26 Thread Jim Leonard
Vincent Joguin wrote: If it's 1 sec. in the emulator, then it's a bad emulator ;-) For those who didn't get the joke, Vincent has written several emulators. :-) -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice

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

2004-04-25 Thread Jim Leonard
3 individual sellers had lots to offer: -- 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] New Article from The Origin Museum

2004-04-25 Thread Jim Leonard
, consulting add-ins/feelies. I feel that it is imperative that the game be experienced before it can be considered truly preserved. So just collect two of everything ;-) -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED])http://www.oldskool.org/ Want to help an ambitious games project

[SWCollect] Lost my email

2004-04-17 Thread Jim Leonard
I just accidentally deleted all of my inbox, which was about 80 messages of things to do for other people. If you are/were waiting on me for a favor or something, please email me again so that it doesn't get lost to the ether. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED])http

Re: [SWCollect] Computist

2004-04-12 Thread Jim Leonard
a .zip (with no compression of course) with all the images. BTW, if you would like the exact images I scanned, I still have them on the hard drive -- I'm not just making numbers up, you can see the test files for yourself. Just tell me where to email them. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [SWCollect] Computist

2004-04-12 Thread Jim Leonard
(but the text will still be hidden and searchable). That is probably the only reason to use PDF. Otherwise, as you found out, it's better to just archive a series of image files, properly numbered. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com

Re: [SWCollect] Computist

2004-04-12 Thread Jim Leonard
Jim Leonard wrote: Dan Chisarick wrote: JPEG: I guess I was lazy because the scanner supports JPEG, TIFF, PCT and PSD as native outputs. I can scan each page w/its own settings (color vs BW pretty much) in TIFF format and post-process the scans into PNG. One more thing I wanted to add

Re: [SWCollect] Another Is this rare?

2004-04-08 Thread Jim Leonard
on the shelf in flatbox, then 6 months later the PC version in standard box. He's most likely wrong. Yep. My experiences contradict his ;-) -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED])http://www.oldskool.org/ Want to help an ambitious games project? http://www.mobygames.com

Re: [SWCollect] Another Is this rare?

2004-04-08 Thread Jim Leonard
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You know Jim I have this and it is NOT slash version I think (it is in Three total versions: flat in 1986 standard in 1988, supports EGA Slash in 19??, 3.5 disks only. Sorry if I wasn't clear about that. -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic

Re: [SWCollect] Another Is this rare?

2004-04-08 Thread Jim Leonard
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Re: [SWCollect] Is this particular version rare?????

2004-04-07 Thread Jim Leonard
Peter Olafson wrote: I don't think -any- of the versions of Maniac Mansion are rare. Apple releases are some of the rarer releases of MM, but I think the current bid price of $157 is about $57 more than sane :) -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http

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

2004-04-07 Thread Jim Leonard
, welcome! -- 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] Is this particular version rare?????

2004-04-07 Thread Jim Leonard
Freddie Bingham wrote: Its all relative to what you want and if you value sealed with original stickers to be worth more. I found the $3600 price of Drash to be about $2600 above sane. That's because it was, in my personal opinion. However, I'm broke, so my perspective is a bit warped :) -- Jim

Re: [SWCollect] Another Is this rare?

2004-04-07 Thread Jim Leonard
to have an album cover release of Wasteland for IBM (faintly rumored to exist but I've never seen one). -- 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

Re: Legacy Sound (was Re: [SWCollect] DOS sound in Win 98SE)

2004-04-01 Thread Jim Leonard
switches or sometimes just KVMs (Keyboard/Video/Mouse). You can get them as cheap as $29 for an all-in-one solution (a box attached to cables), or up to $100 for a 4-port switch. Here's one for comparision: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=545813 -- Jim

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