RE: [SWCollect] Full archives are now online

2004-06-17 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
I concur, I'd prefer it to be private. - Peo -Original Message- 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

[SWCollect] The Warp Factor from SSI

2004-05-31 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
Hi all :) I've 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 me.. It seems to be riddled in mystery. First of all, the box art it has (a pic of the USS Enterprise from Star

RE: [SWCollect] Ouch

2004-05-10 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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. - Peo -Original Message- From: Hugh Falk [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: den 10

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

2004-05-10 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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. - Peo From: Stephane Racle [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: den 10 maj 2004 18:28To: [EMAIL

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

2004-05-10 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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

RE: [SWCollect] SSI Ziplocs

2004-05-08 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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

RE: [SWCollect] Another Is this rare?

2004-04-08 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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 know any? Another one that comes to mind is The Bard's Tale III. Since I'm asking

RE: [SWCollect] Another Is this rare?

2004-04-08 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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 check? - Peo

RE: [SWCollect] Adventure Construction Set

2004-04-03 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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. Cheers, Peo -Original Message- From: Tomas Buteler [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: den 3 april 2004 15:18 To: [EMAIL

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

2004-04-01 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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

[SWCollect] SSI t-shirts / posters / oddbits

2004-03-23 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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

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

2004-03-22 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
No no, I didn't buy it!! I'd have to be a gigolo for months to afford that.. :D It was Peter Olafson in the US who bought it. - Peo -Original Message- From: Jukka Eronen [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: den 22 mars 2004 09:29 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] I'll be the

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

2004-03-22 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
- 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. - Peo

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

2004-03-21 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
3605! 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.. :) - Peo -- This message was sent

RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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

RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
Oh, and I forgot: dont use any form of equalization or Dolby noise reduction! That will certainly cause problems. From: Per-Olof Karlsson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: den 15 mars 2004 15:42 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: [SWCollect] Here we go. Sampling should

RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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 error. J - Peo From:

RE: RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
The image is out on the net, but I forget where. One of the Dragons has also converted it as well, into an IBM program. I'll look them up for you, if you wish. Joe If you can find the Vic 20 image Id be really happy! - Peo

RE: [SWCollect] Here we go.....

2004-03-15 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
Go for it, Howard! :) Thanks a lot, Peo -Original Message- 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

[SWCollect] California Pacific sales figures

2004-03-11 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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

RE: [SWCollect] Per-Olof Karlsson

2004-03-06 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
2004 21:19 To: Software Collectibles Mailing List Subject: [SWCollect] Per-Olof Karlsson Hey gang, 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

[SWCollect] Weird Ultima auction on eBay

2004-02-01 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
Did anyone see this auction? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemcategory=11050item=3075606212 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.

RE: [SWCollect] New Column Just Posted

2004-02-01 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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 just disappeared

RE: [SWCollect] Weird Ultima auction on eBay

2004-02-01 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
/follow-up). Ironic when you consider a certain online newsletter that joked about 10 Drash's suddenly appearing. 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? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll

RE: [SWCollect] New Column Just Posted

2004-02-01 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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. :)

RE: [SWCollect] Ethical question

2004-01-21 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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

RE: [SWCollect] 5.25s vs. 3.5s

2004-01-20 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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. - Peo

RE: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-16 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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

RE: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
Ive just told Stefan this, but for the rest: n All EA folder-type games were shrinkwrapped when new, so this is obviously a used game. n The tape on the disk sleeves is not supposed to be there, somebody probably but them there due to damages on the sleeve. n The tape on the

RE: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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 around.

RE: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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 them. This is

RE: [SWCollect] Need advice regarding a Wasteland purchase

2004-01-15 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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. Absolutely, sealed

RE: [SWCollect] Another visitor..

2004-01-13 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
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.

RE: [SWCollect] DOSBox: Getting DOS games to run easily

2004-01-13 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
Wow! This is the stuff I dream about, thanks SO much for that link.. Never heard of this before! Wasteland here I come... -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To