Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-07-02 Thread Pedro Quaresma
CE Forman wrote: Speaking of Infocom boxes: does anybody know if Mines of Titan was ever released in a Gray Box? No, as Infocom wasn't even publishing the grey boxes by that time (1989). Even a couple of years prior, their text games had moved to the slipcased style. However, Mines was

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-30 Thread C.E. Forman
No, as Infocom wasn't even publishing the grey boxes by that time (1989). Even a couple of years prior, their text games had moved to the slipcased style. However, Mines was previously released by Electronic Arts under the name The Mars Saga. For PC? I think for other platforms,

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-29 Thread Pedro Quaresma
CE Forman wrote: Not even on extreme situations? Here's a Myth, a Lucifer's Realm and a handsigned Akalabeth for your LGoP2. Will you trade it now? ;) No, because then I'd feel guilty about totallly ripping you off. B-) I didn't tell say I was offering originals, now did I? Nor who's

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-29 Thread Jim Leonard
Pedro Quaresma wrote: Speaking of Infocom boxes: does anybody know if Mines of Titan was ever released in a Gray Box? Nope. It wasn't part of that line of marketing. Covers (albeit one is extremely dark for some reason) are here: http://www.mobygames.com/game/covers/gameId,1242/ --

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-29 Thread Jim Leonard
C.E. Forman wrote: Speaking of Infocom boxes: does anybody know if Mines of Titan was ever released in a Gray Box? No, as Infocom wasn't even publishing the grey boxes by that time (1989). Even a couple of years prior, their text games had moved to the slipcased style. However, Mines

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-28 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Lee K. Seitz wrote: Jim Leonard boldly stated: I am building an online museum of old/classic PC sound hardware, and while I have a lot of neat devices to put online with pictures, sound clips, etc., I no longer have my Life-Size Sound Enhancer. Does anyone have a copy of LGOP2 *with*

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-28 Thread Pedro Quaresma
I would, 'cept my LGoP2's wrapped. Damn! Which means that I either need to trade you something permanently for it, or I need to pry it from your cold dead hands. :-) Uh, no, that means the cold dead hands thing is your only option. (I don't trade from my personal collection. B-) Not

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-28 Thread C.E. Forman
Not even on extreme situations? Here's a Myth, a Lucifer's Realm and a handsigned Akalabeth for your LGoP2. Will you trade it now? ;) No, because then I'd feel guilty about totallly ripping you off. B-) -- This message was

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-28 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Not even on extreme situations? Here's a Myth, a Lucifer's Realm and a handsigned Akalabeth for your LGoP2. Will you trade it now? ;) No, because then I'd feel guilty about totallly ripping you off. B-) I didn't tell say I was offering originals, now did I? Nor who's the signature on

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-28 Thread C.E. Forman
Not even on extreme situations? Here's a Myth, a Lucifer's Realm and a handsigned Akalabeth for your LGoP2. Will you trade it now? ;) No, because then I'd feel guilty about totallly ripping you off. B-) I didn't tell say I was offering originals, now did I? Nor who's the signature on

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-27 Thread Pedro Quaresma
KKLGoP2 had the little plug thing included in all the games, I believe it was KKa copy protection/sound accessory. I have an old two page add for the game, KKhas this hottie KKin a black teddy on it, and the tag line If this is who is trying to take KKover earth... Is the planet REALLY worth

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-27 Thread Jim Leonard
C.E. Forman wrote: Jim, you said you talked to one of the LGoP2 programmers? Did they happen to offer any explanation for why the game sucked so bad? Programmer != Designer. :-) Or are you saying it sucked badly because it was programmed incompetently? Since nobody responded to my LGOP2

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-27 Thread Jim Leonard
Lee K. Seitz wrote: Jim Leonard boldly stated: I am building an online museum of old/classic PC sound hardware, and while I have a lot of neat devices to put online with pictures, sound clips, etc., I no longer have my Life-Size Sound Enhancer. Does anyone have a copy of LGOP2 *with*

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-27 Thread C.E. Forman
Jim, you said you talked to one of the LGoP2 programmers? Did they happen to offer any explanation for why the game sucked so bad? Programmer != Designer. :-) Or are you saying it sucked badly because it was programmed incompetently? Well, considering it was prone to unexpected hangs,

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-27 Thread Jim Leonard
C.E. Forman wrote: Well, considering it was prone to unexpected hangs, yeah, I'd call that sucking. I could ask him, but I don't think he'd know -- he just did the sound replay routines. Since nobody responded to my LGOP2 offer, I'll make another one: Does anyone have a LGOP2 with

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-27 Thread C.E. Forman
I would, 'cept my LGoP2's wrapped. Damn! Which means that I either need to trade you something permanently for it, or I need to pry it from your cold dead hands. :-) Uh, no, that means the cold dead hands thing is your only option. (I don't trade from my personal collection. B-)

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-26 Thread Jim Leonard
Karl Kuras wrote: Also, I remember Vixen, was the same, or very similar game engine to Thundercats. Hottie on the cover they just don't put hot chicks on enough covers anymore. Does anyone else remember games like Turbo Girl, Game Over, Phantis and Megacorp? Now THAT was cover

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-26 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Also, I remember Vixen, was the same, or very similar game engine to Thundercats. Hottie on the cover they just don't put hot chicks on enough covers anymore. Does anyone else remember games like Turbo Girl, Game Over, Phantis and Megacorp? Now THAT was cover art. either that or

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-26 Thread Karl Kuras
Pedro Quaresma wrote: Also, Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2 had a photo of two pretty girls on a gas station on the box... which reminds me of another question: I once saw in Spain a special (??) version of LGoP2 that included a serial port sound system of some sort. Was it really a

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-26 Thread Jim Leonard
Pedro Quaresma wrote: is Forsaken (1997). Check out the front, back, and the calendar inside the package :-) What about Elvira 1? It has Cassandra Peterson on the box in her usual Elvira makeup and costume. Yes, but I thought the question was about new packages. Also, Leather

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-26 Thread Jim Leonard
Lee K. Seitz wrote: Pedro Quaresma boldly stated: Also, Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2 had a photo of two pretty girls on a gas station on the box... which reminds me of another question: I once saw in Spain a special (??) version of LGoP2 that included a serial port sound system of some

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-26 Thread Lee K. Seitz
Jim Leonard boldly stated: I am building an online museum of old/classic PC sound hardware, and while I have a lot of neat devices to put online with pictures, sound clips, etc., I no longer have my Life-Size Sound Enhancer. Does anyone have a copy of LGOP2 *with* the device that they would be

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-26 Thread C.E. Forman
LGoP2 had the little plug thing included in all the games, I believe it was a copy protection/sound accessory. Just a sound accessory, for players who didn't have sound cards -- and it was 1993, there were still people like that back then. It was included in all versions. I have an old two

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-21 Thread Karl Kuras
for an original on eBay now :-( Hugh -Original Message- From: Karl Kuras [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 4:53 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question Weird... your copy didn't come with a regular poster. Mine has not other

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-21 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Well, this is a long shot, but I got my copy about 2 years ago in a small mom and pop computer shop in Panama City, Florida. Hmmm, right next door! ;) I was on spring break, it was raining and I just started walking around (our car had died as well... and yes, we had a good time). They still

RE: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-21 Thread Hugh Falk
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question Well, this is a long shot, but I got my copy about 2 years ago in a small mom and pop computer shop in Panama City, Florida. Hmmm, right next door! ;) I was on spring break, it was raining and I just started walking around (our

RE: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-21 Thread Hugh Falk
2 years is a long time, but thanks...I'll stick to eBay :-) -Original Message- From: Karl Kuras [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 8:30 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question Well, this is a long shot, but I got my copy about 2

RE: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-20 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Good point on that one Pedro. I have that similar poster from the UK version of Barbarian II stored in plastic...very...nice. :-) Hugh :) Didn't Barbarian I have a poster too? Any chance you could tell me the exact contents of each of them? And, more important, for which platform do you have

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-20 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Well, I have Barbarian II in a small quasi-5.25 box (slightly larger). It has the famous cover pic in front, a brief background story on the back (in I believe English, German and French), the contents include a poster of the cover (MAria Whittaker... ah), the game on 5.25 and a small

RE: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-20 Thread Hugh Falk
The poster I have is from a UK magazine -- CV+G. It's folded into four panels, each is 8 x 11.5 -Original Message- From: Pedro Quaresma [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 9:07 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question Well, I have

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-20 Thread Karl Kuras
PROTECTED]] Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 9:07 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question Well, I have Barbarian II in a small quasi-5.25 box (slightly larger). It has the famous cover pic in front, a brief background story on the back (in I believe English, German

RE: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-20 Thread Hugh Falk
:53 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question Weird... your copy didn't come with a regular poster. Mine has not other markings, but the ones from Palace. Hugh Falk wrote: The poster I have is from a UK magazine -- CV+G. It's folded into four panels, each is 8 x

[SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-19 Thread Pedro Quaresma
I have this hypothetical question I'd like to present to all of you: Imagine game X, made by company Y. Company Y is from Germany, so X is released in german. X is then released in the USA in english, by company Z. Same box, same contents, only translated, and different company logo on the box.

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-19 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Actually, Karl, you were close. It wasn't one of the Amber* RPGs (which I'd love to get, no matter the language!) or the Arkania saga, of which I really prefer the US version because I don't (yet) understand too much of german and I really like the saga. It was actually Legend of Faerghail,

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-19 Thread Karl Kuras
: [SWCollect] hypothetical question Well, I'm guessing it's one of the Amber games or the Schwarzeauge games (can't remember what they called it here in the states, maybe realms of Arkania). Now considering that I'm German, I'm a wee bit biased and woudl buy the German version if I don't have too pay

RE: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-19 Thread Hugh Falk
] hypothetical question Actually, Karl, you were close. It wasn't one of the Amber* RPGs (which I'd love to get, no matter the language!) or the Arkania saga, of which I really prefer the US version because I don't (yet) understand too much of german and I really like the saga. It was actually

RE: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-19 Thread Hugh Falk
]] Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 3:36 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question Hey, since Barbarian has been mentioned, I have a UK copy of Barbarian II: Dungeons of Drax (the actual Palace sequel, not the Psygnosis game), does anyone know if that game was ever published

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-19 Thread C.E. Forman
first. - Original Message - From: Pedro Quaresma [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 9:26 AM Subject: [SWCollect] hypothetical question I have this hypothetical question I'd like to present to all of you: Imagine game X, made by company Y. Company Y

Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question

2001-06-19 Thread Jim Leonard
:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 3:36 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] hypothetical question Hey, since Barbarian has been mentioned, I have a UK copy of Barbarian II: Dungeons of Drax (the actual Palace sequel, not the Psygnosis game), does anyone know