I concur, I'd prefer it to be private.
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Josh Lulewicz
Sent: den 17 juni 2004 20:14
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: [SWCollect] Full archives are now online
I would prefer to keep the archives
got to ask, and hope that somebody more knowledgeable than myself will know the
truth.. I'm trying to compile the history of SSI and this game is really bugging
seems to be riddled in mystery. First of all, the box art it has (a pic of the
USS Enterprise from Star
I respectfully disagree. ;)
Sealed is a flag, much like IM, MMC and so 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.
From: Hugh Falk [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: den 10
I agree. There are already quite a few people on eBay who
sweep up as many bargains as they can, only to list them a week or two later for
a much higher price. Kind of destroys the hobby, methinks.
From: Stephane Racle
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: den 10 maj 2004
Oh, indeed! I didn't mean it that way. What I meant (but between the lines I
realize now) is that it kind of kills the market at times. In the end all
the bargains are gone, and all we're stuck with is some resellers who are
only in it for a huge lift-up. That is what I dislike. As long as we have
Yep, these were sold at big discounts (usually 50%), you can see them in
most catalogs. Typically they sold out remaining stock of items that just
got out of print.
As far as I know, there is no clear way of knowing if it's real or not.
I've got a couple of ziplocks that I know are from SSI
Hugh Falk wrote:
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
Another one that comes to mind is The Bard's Tale III.
Since I'm asking
Another one that comes to mind is
The Bard's Tale III.I've
seen Slash BT III box, is there a "normal" one too?
Hm, not sure about that, I don't have the boxed version, I've just
seen it on pics. Anybody has one and can
I noticed this too.. I'd call that a mental blackout if anything! Somebody
wanted it badly, and bid way too high, I think. It's not particularly rare,
in my opinion.
From: Tomas Buteler [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: den 3 april 2004 15:18
Me too. Perhaps it would be better, Hugh, if you just post a link to the
Excel sheet so we can download it? Office Web Components is seriously buggy
(still!), and works quite badly across versions / platforms. Or perhaps just
save the page (not the workbook, the sheet you wish us to see) as a html
I was just browsing through a 1985 catalog from SSI and noticed two posters
and a t-shirt I don't think I've seen before. Apparently there is a shirt
with Broadsides on it, and two posters, one with Knights of the Desert and
one with Questron. Did anybody actually see these in real life, or even
No no, I didn't buy it!! I'd have to be a gigolo for months to afford that..
It was Peter Olafson in the US who bought it.
From: Jukka Eronen [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: den 22 mars 2004 09:29
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [SWCollect] I'll be the
- Per-Olof Karlsson / Peter Olafson
- I'll be the first to say...
- It found a great new home
- it'll be immortalized in print soon..
Mmm, yeah, when you put it like that.. ;) And now you can figure out what I
*really* meant, hehe.
I'm stunned. I'm happy for Edward of course, but I couldn't dream of it
getting that high!
In any case, it found a great new home, and most likely it'll be
immortalized in print soon.. :)
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Sampling should be fine, especially with a
Vic tape which probably doesnt have any turbo-loader thingie built-in
(those tapes can be pretty tricky).
Just make sure you sample in MONO! On some
tapes you get better results by doing an 8-bit sample by the way, you might
want to try that
Oh, and I forgot: dont use any form
of equalization or Dolby noise reduction! That will certainly cause problems.
Karlsson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: den 15 mars 2004 15:42
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: [SWCollect] Here we
The C64 tapes Ive sampled myself
worked when done in mono but would give me loading errors if I tried stereo, so
I would not recommend using stereo for anything. Cant say Im for
or against 8-bit or 16-bit, I guess the best thing to do is some trial and
The image is out on the net, but I
One of the Dragons has also converted
it as well, into an IBM program. I'll look them up for you, if you wish.
If you can find the Vic 20 image Id
be really happy!
Go for it, Howard! :)
Thanks a lot,
From: Howard Feldman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: den 15 mars 2004 18:04
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Here we go.
I have the Vic-20 Drash emulator image file, I can send it to the list if
you want, its
I was just reading Shay
Addams Official Book of Ultima, which was rather nice I think.
One thing got me quite
puzzled though: he is leaving me with the impression that CPC sold no less than
30,000 copies of Akalabeth, and a mighty 50,000 copies of Ultima!? Can this
really be true? Am I
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Subject: [SWCollect] Per-Olof Karlsson
Anybody here heard from Per-Olaf recently? He bid on a bunch of my BidVille
auctions but seems to have disappeared, hasn't gotten back to me after
multiple e-mails. I hate the thought of leaving
Did anyone see this auction?
Seems pretty peculiar to me.. Why would somebody have 10 copies of these
thingies?? Apparently he's had more of these auctions out as well,
suggesting he's got at least 10, possibly more.
Excellent read, C.E. (as always, I love your columns!)
I remember the LGOP t-shirt all too well.. One shop here in Stockholm had
them for sale at the time, for a whopping 59kr (about $8 at the time). I
bought one, of course, and proudly wore it as often as possible ;) Then it
/follow-up). Ironic when you
consider a certain online newsletter that joked about 10 Drash's
On Feb 1, 2004, at 9:09 PM, Edward Franks wrote:
On Feb 1, 2004, at 7:40 PM, Per-Olof Karlsson wrote:
Did anyonesee this auction?
It's almost as bad as not buying the Starcross saucer back
in -84 (my local shop had three of them, priced at about $40).
Whenever I find myself lamenting not buying things at their regular prices
back then, I remember the good deals I *did* get
Indeed! No use in mourning past stupidities. :)
I think that for every given deal there is
a fair price. That price is simply what the buyer agrees to pay and what the
seller is willing to sell for. If both buyer and seller are in agreement, its
the right price for that item at the given time.
Of course, this doesnt match the
I recently built a new machine and attempted to get an old dual drive
like this working but couldn't :-( Light was constantly on, like the
cable was bad. I'll try again.
That does sound like a bad cable, or even a good cable turned 180 degrees.
Well, I kinda see it as preserving a legacy. How many originally
shrinked versions of a game will be around in fifty years?
Yeah, of course I understand this view. :) I'd much rather preserve the
whole package though. I like to make scans of the contents for instance,
which is rather hard when
Ive just told Stefan this, but for
folder-type games were shrinkwrapped when new, so this is obviously a used
on the disk sleeves is not supposed to be there, somebody probably but them
there due to damages on the sleeve.
I support this view too. Shrinkwrapped items to me are interesting mainly
because I know it's all in the box, and if mint also that it's all in
perfect condition. Other than that, I'm not too interested. I can be found
removing the shrink when I'm curious enough and don't have an open copy
I don't think it will go away, because computer game software has
*always* come wrapped or sealed in some way. Hell, even Akalabeth came
in a bag. That is completely different from comics, whose value was
*never* tied to bags, always condition, until companies started bagging
I'm not saying the sealed = more $$ formula is fair and just, but it
is extremely accurate in determining how much something will fetch on
ebay or in trade. I think it's unanimous that, in terms of dollar
value, sealed non-sealed. So the scale was built with that in mind.
Howard Feldman wrote:
Stay awhile.. stay forever.. bwa-ha-ha-ha
(sorry, couldn't resist)
Hehe, I knew it was only a matter of time ;)
Speaking of that game, is that perhaps the first time a sample has been used
in a computer game? I would think so, but I'm not really certain.
Wow! This is the stuff I dream about, thanks SO much for that link.. Never
heard of this before! Wasteland here I come...
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