Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-09 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Jim Leonard wrote: [snip] For that matter, anyone who wants any audio out of a game, music or otherwise, talk to me first. I also have a 386 with a Sound Blaster and MT-32 hooked up dedicated to recording older game sound/music. Actually, where can I find a collection of

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-09 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Jim Leonard wrote: Stephen S. Lee wrote: Actually, where can I find a collection of such extractions? I was I wasn't aware of a collection, hence my desire to someday make a radio station for it :-) There actually is a collection out there on the Web that has a whole

Re: [SWCollect] Repairing floppies (long)

2003-12-05 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Fri, 5 Dec 2003, Jim Leonard wrote: [snip] I should have clarified IBM PC action games. If anyone has ever heard of an older IBM PC non-adventure non-strategy game ever fetching more than $30 I would love to hear about it. An IBM version of Microsoft Decathlon is easily worth more than

Re: [SWCollect] Bard's Tale 1 packaging variations

2003-07-28 Thread Stephen S. Lee
I take it the Slash packaging doesn't count. :) Is there both a folder flat pack and an envelope flat pack? For IBM I've got Archon in both packagings. I wonder how many EA games this is true for? -- Stephen On Mon, 28 Jul 2003 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Someone asked me about these

Re: [SWCollect] You guys see this?

2003-07-20 Thread Stephen S. Lee
Yoicks. Was $200 the reserve? I suppose if you add up the value of each individual game, boxed and complete, you can get close to $200 ... These days I really regret not getting the Sierra collections before they became very very expensive. -- Stephen On Sun, 20 Jul 2003, C.E. Forman wrote:

[SWCollect] Value of Apple ][ Goldfinger

2003-07-20 Thread Stephen S. Lee
(sorry for the new subject line, I zapped the original e-mail without thinking about it.) Jim responded that it's worth $90-130. No way it's worth that much even if it's MS; it'd only be worth about that much if IBM and MS. Apple ][ Angelsofts show up semi-regularly on eBay and don't ever seem

Re: [SWCollect] Value of Apple ][ Goldfinger

2003-07-20 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Sun, 20 Jul 2003, Jim Leonard wrote: Stephen S. Lee wrote: Jim responded that it's worth $90-130. No way it's worth that much even if it's MS; it'd only be worth about that much if IBM and MS. My bad -- I thought it was IBM (didn't read too carefully). My collection is 600+ IBM

Re: [SWCollect] Value of Apple ][ Goldfinger

2003-07-20 Thread Stephen S. Lee
I think $50 is high for an opened Apple ][ Goldfinger, but if he's willing to pay that much ... I've rarely had Angelsoft work in searching on eBay; you have to search for the titles individually, which is a pain, especially since not much ever turns up. I'm fairly certain all the Angelsoft

Re: [SWCollect] Value of Apple ][ Goldfinger

2003-07-20 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Sun, 20 Jul 2003, Jim Leonard wrote: Stephen S. Lee wrote: I've never seen a for-sale copy of an Angelsoft game for IBM other than the two that I own, High Stakes and The Mist, which appear to be the most common titles for IBM. The Mist seems to be particularly common

[SWCollect] Tass Times in Tonetown

2003-06-05 Thread Stephen S. Lee
Hello ... I've got an IBM copy of Tass Times in Tonetown, coming in a smallish oblong teal one-piece box. What is it supposed to contain? Thanks! -- Stephen -- This message was sent to you because you are currently

RE: [SWCollect] Couple questions about recent unobtainables

2003-03-18 Thread Stephen S. Lee
- From: Stephen S. Lee [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, March 17, 2003 6:50 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [SWCollect] Couple questions about recent unobtainables Hello ... now that the list is back up, and now that I've decided to plunge back into purchasing (yay!), I've got

[SWCollect] Couple questions about recent unobtainables

2003-03-17 Thread Stephen S. Lee
Hello ... now that the list is back up, and now that I've decided to plunge back into purchasing (yay!), I've got a couple of questions about recent titles I'm having trouble locating. * Heroes Chronicles: The Final Chapters. I'm 95% certain this was never available in the United States.

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

2003-02-03 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Tue, 4 Feb 2003, Marco Thorek wrote: Heh, Pedro, you forgot me and my 30 years, which raises the mean to 29.11 and the median to 28 :-) Well, except that this is only accurate to two significant digits. :P You'd have to get exact birthdates from everyone for the digits after the decimal

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

2003-01-31 Thread Stephen S. Lee
I go away for a week and this mailing EXPLODES! Sheesh :) Anyway, I'm 29. I'd tell you how many months but no one else seems to be either, so there :) Referring to another discussion: I also own an Ultima II large box. In fact, I don't have either of the other two package types available for

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

2003-01-23 Thread Stephen S. Lee
Hello, yeah, I've also been largely absent because of busy-ness in real life, but I'm now furnishing a large room and am now thinking of filling the rest of the room with games :) I think a big problem with plastic boxes is that games just come in too many sizes. They also weigh a ton ... and

[SWCollect] Seastalker folio/grey box

2002-11-24 Thread Stephen S. Lee
Hello ... I've got a quick question. Is the sticker in Seastalker the same between the folio and the standard-box versions, or are they different? Thanks! -- Stephen -- This message was sent to you because you are currently

RE: [SWCollect] Found Empire, but still need it (and Fire-Brigadenote)

2002-11-12 Thread Stephen S. Lee
The DOS version of Wasteland does indeed have mouse support. Like the mouse support in the three DOS Bard's Tale games and Dragon Wars, it's not very useful mouse support, though. -- Stephen On Tue, 12 Nov 2002, Hugh Falk wrote: I don't remember Ogre or Wasteland having mouse support (for

Re: [SWCollect] [ SWCollect ] What's your favorite find?

2002-11-09 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Sat, 9 Nov 2002, John Romero wrote: Figured I'd switch topics here since it had to happen sooner or later! What's your favorite old software find that you have? I have a copy of Adventure in Serenia as well. Paid top dollar for it; it's always going to be the centerpiece of my collection,

Re: [SWCollect] Maxis Collectors?

2002-10-17 Thread Stephen S. Lee
I can't speak for RoboSport, but I do remember several times seeing the more obscure CIBU Sim titles like SimTower and especially SimHealth go for substantial sums (in the $50-70 range). It probably wasn't for collecting purposes -- at least at the time I saw these auctions they weren't among

Re: [SWCollect] Config Issue - Eye Of The Beholder 3

2002-07-25 Thread Stephen S. Lee
I think I know what the general problem is: digital sound isn't working at all. Eye of the Beholder I and II do not use the Sound Blaster's digital sound capability at all, so you'd never notice it if digital sound as a whole doesn't work. As for what the specific problem is: there's not

Re: [SWCollect] More ramblings

2002-02-20 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Wed, 20 Feb 2002, Jim Leonard wrote: [Tass Times in Tonetown] You could've always dug up a copy of Quest for Clues. Besides, there were plenty of great games to play back then, it's not like you were forced to play solely TTiTT during those 11 years :) Didn't know about Quest for

Re: [SWCollect] More ramblings

2002-02-19 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Tue, 19 Feb 2002, Jim Leonard wrote: Pedro Quaresma wrote: How I miss those days! :) I don't!!! I got stuck in Tass Times in Tonetown for ELEVEN FUCKING YEARS! There was never any hint book, Michael Berlyn refused to answer my mail, and I got generally frustrated (so frustrated that

Re: [SWCollect] More ramblings

2002-02-15 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Fri, 15 Feb 2002, Pedro Quaresma wrote: Being ill for some days has its advantages. For starters, you can always read those books you never seem to have time to on regular occasions. Thanks to a strong flu, I was forced to trade my keyboard for some books myself, and one I picked was

[SWCollect] Microprose's _Master of Magic_

2002-02-13 Thread Stephen S. Lee
Is there any significant gameplay difference between the CD-ROM and floppy versions of Master of Magic? I always thought there wasn't any, other than the bonus of the added convenience of the CD; however, the price bonus that CD versions get on eBay is giving me pause. (I don't have an

Re: [SWCollect] Wizardry, or the death of another Legend

2001-11-19 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Mon, 19 Nov 2001, Pedro Quaresma wrote: [snip] About Wizardry specifically, Stephen or others are more qualified to talk about it than I am, but I will start anyway. Andrew Greenberg and Robert Woodhead started the saga in 1984, which (arguably) reached its peak by

Re: [SWCollect] Ludicrous prices

2001-11-12 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Mon, 12 Nov 2001, Karl Kuras wrote: Was the CD version of Willy Beamish a talkie? If so you may have just gotten some competitiion and no lying now! :-) Well, the last time I saw this on eBay it fetched something like $250. That's wayyy higher than it's worth, but this is still

Re: [SWCollect] Killer Games (was Soccer Games (was shock))

2001-11-08 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Thu, 8 Nov 2001, Chris Newman wrote: [Rogue] I was killed by griffins more times than I can remember. There was simply no escape when unless you were near a catacomb or a staircase. Yeah, those things are killer. You have to be strong enough to take them on head-to-head without magic, as

Re: [SWCollect] Today's finds

2001-11-04 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Sun, 4 Nov 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: Hugh Falk wrote: FYI, of the 3 popular ones you mention, M.U.L.E. is possibly the most significant since it is from the original group of EA's first games. Archon (also from the original batch) ranks right up there with M.U.L.E. as an all-time

Re: [SWCollect] My curiosity is getting to me...

2001-10-25 Thread Stephen S. Lee
Right now, I'm playing Civilization II and Heroes of Might and Magic III (which are games I play on and off). I'm eagerly awaiting the impending release of Civilization III. Naturally, I've pre-ordered the Limited Edition thereof. ObSWCollect: I normally get these ASAP, because these are

Re: [SWCollect] My curiosity is getting to me...

2001-10-25 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Thu, 25 Oct 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: Stephen S. Lee wrote: I'll probably re-play Wizardry VII (for the 4th time) shortly. I probably won't buy Wizardry VIII until after it's been out for a while; I might wait on replaying Wizardry VII until I know what classes to end my characters

Re: [SWCollect] $1 Games, Starting This Weekend

2001-08-30 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Thu, 30 Aug 2001, C.E. Forman wrote: [snip] (Jim, I particularly wanted to let you know, since you have a definite interest in what the rest of us tend to dismiss as crap.) *sniffle* Hey, I like this crap too! Though I suppose not nearly as much as Jim, considering I focus most of my

Re: [SWCollect] Sniping

2001-08-28 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Fri, 24 Aug 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: [snip] 1. Why do you snipe when you can just enter in a maximum and walk away? * If you bid early, and you bid primarily on game software, bidding early says loud and clear, look! cool stuff! (I actually find some of the stuff I get by searching

Re: [SWCollect] Sniping

2001-08-28 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: Stephen S. Lee wrote: On Fri, 24 Aug 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: [snip] 1. Why do you snipe when you can just enter in a maximum and walk away? * If you bid early, and you bid primarily on game software, bidding early says loud and clear

Re: [SWCollect] Sniping

2001-08-28 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: [snip] Maybe this leads into another question: I would like to watch several auctions to see what happens to them, but doing so manually is a chore. Is there a (free) service or piece of software that will let me set up auctions to watch? What's

Re: [SWCollect] Sniping

2001-08-28 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: Stephen S. Lee wrote: On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: [snip] Maybe this leads into another question: I would like to watch several auctions to see what happens to them, but doing so manually is a chore. Is there a (free) service

Re: [SWCollect] The Wizard and the Princess

2001-08-15 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Thu, 16 Aug 2001 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Large folio version, Harlin the Malevolent inside, Great and Dreadful on back Small folio version Great and dreadful Harlin Boxed on box G+D in manual HtM Small yellow folder G+D Okay, thanks! Good to know a little more about the first game I

[SWCollect] The Wizard and the Princess

2001-08-14 Thread Stephen S. Lee
Could someone with the manual for The Wizard and the Princess (*not* Adventure in Serenia) look to see if the wizard's name is mentioned in the manual? Ah, games that are old enough not to mention the name of the Big Bad Guy in the game itself. Heh. Thanks -- this would be appreciated. --

Re: [SWCollect] Wing Commander LE

2001-07-30 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Fri, 27 Jul 2001 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [snip] Yah, also notice the two LE auctions at ebay, one current and one over are by the same person. Maybe the first person did not pay and they found or added some more stuff to the box? Is your box dif from mine? Mine is about 4 inches deep.

Re: [SWCollect] Anyone want me to pick these up?

2001-07-28 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Sat, 28 Jul 2001, Lee K. Seitz wrote: Stephen S. Lee boldly stated: On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Lee K. Seitz wrote: [snip] James Bond: Stealth Affair (5.25; probably $5) I already have both package types for this one, but this tends to sell for $25-30 on eBay -- go for it. I dunno

Re: [SWCollect] Daggerfall

2001-07-27 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: Pedro Quaresma wrote: There never was a deluxe version like we had with Arena. There was a special version for CompUSA, which had some extra quests and objects or stuff like that. There was also another version, which contained an Arena CD/Manual

Re: [SWCollect] Anyone want me to pick these up?

2001-07-27 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Lee K. Seitz wrote: [snip] James Bond: Stealth Affair (5.25; probably $5) I already have both package types for this one, but this tends to sell for $25-30 on eBay -- go for it. King's Quest (Sierra; enhanced version; 3.5; $5) You can probably get about $10 for this on

Re: [SWCollect] Awkward game packages

2001-07-27 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: Stephen S. Lee wrote: [snip] Wing Commander Premiere will generally bring it up, without any false positives. None are currently up, but one auction for a set that was missing lots of stuff concluded on July 13. Wing Commander III will get most

Re: [SWCollect] Awkward game packages

2001-07-27 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Stephen S. Lee wrote: On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: Stephen S. Lee wrote: [snip] Wing Commander Premiere will generally bring it up, without any false positives. None are currently up, but one auction for a set that was missing lots of stuff concluded

Re: [SWCollect] Wing Commander LE

2001-07-27 Thread Stephen S. Lee
The contents might vary from package to package, but I was told that mine was largely untouched and left mostly as-is; in particular, I was assured that nothing got *added* to the package. I do realize that the audio CD should be there; I know it should be in the can (there's room for one more

Re: [SWCollect] Comments

2001-07-27 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Dan Chisarick wrote: [snip] Magic Candle: Irony of ironies, it was in my watch list for 7 days for the Apple ][. Zero bids. I would have passed it by if it wasn't for some comments about it. One other person bid on it at the last minute, but I still got it. I

Re: [SWCollect] Comments

2001-07-27 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Dan Chisarick wrote: [snip] Speaking of Privateer, is there a CD version that comes in a standard-sized box? 'cause if there is, I haven't seen one, and would like it. Even the budget box, which is all I've ever seen or heard of, is worth $20 or so these days.

Re: [SWCollect] Infocom games' boxes

2001-07-26 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Pedro Quaresma wrote: Jim Leonard wrote: [I think there's a missing set of 's here] But there are 10 better RPGs than those, at least in my opinion. I really disliked Wasteland's save system, and Fallout is finisheable in less than a Wasteland's save system was a

Re: [SWCollect] Infocom games' boxes

2001-07-26 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Pedro Quaresma wrote: [snip] If you want a complete limited edition (not sure exactly what this is called offhand; if it's like ES:Arena it's the Deluxe Edition), *then* you should plan for a long hard search. (How hard is this one to get now?) There is a special

Re: [SWCollect] Awkward game packages

2001-07-26 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: Stephen S. Lee wrote: * Wing Commander III Premiere Edition. Easily the largest game box I own. There's no way this is going to fit on a bookshelf (it's way too large in two dimensions). Is that the film can? Anyone know where I can get

Re: [SWCollect] Awkward game packages

2001-07-26 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: Stephen S. Lee wrote: Someone said that only 1,500 of these were made, but given how often this shows up and given that EA sold it directly until 2-3 years ago, I think there were more than that. It's still easily worth $100+ if everything's

Re: [SWCollect] Ludicrous prices

2001-07-23 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Sun, 22 Jul 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: It's bad enough that it's viewable under Internet Explorer only, but $200 for a Black Cauldron? The CD version of Willy Beamish for $149? Wing Commander hintbook for $80?? (sealed, but still...) $149 for CD Willy Beamish isn't *that* far out of line

Re: [SWCollect] Ludicrous prices

2001-07-23 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Mon, 23 Jul 2001, Pedro Quaresma wrote: [snip] PS: Never mind, I think I figured it out: He's uneducated; he listed Fountain of Dreams as very rare Wasteland sequel. It's not rare at all, nor is it the true sequel. It isn't the true sequel, but it is fairly uncommon, and it was

[SWCollect] Latest eBay craze

2001-07-22 Thread Stephen S. Lee
I'm not quite sure why a copy of Timequest just sold for $100+ (and the high bidders weren't exactly flaming newbies either, which normally explains why this happens), but if you've got extra copies now's the chance to sell to the losing bidders. (Also, Pedro: the e-mail address you were

Re: [SWCollect] [OT] Roland LAPC-1

2001-07-13 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Fri, 13 Jul 2001, Pedro Quaresma wrote: [snip] And a bit more off topic, how easy would it be to get my hands on one of them? How much would I have to expect to pay for one and sorse still, what could I do with it on a modern rig? :) Concerning the LAPC-1, I'll tell you what I know ...

Re: [SWCollect] Old games and gaming rigs

2001-07-12 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Thu, 12 Jul 2001, Pedro Quaresma wrote: Personally, I believe I still have to find any other RPG that doesn't work correctly on my machine, most even on DOS boxes in Win98... If you can figure out what causes The Two Towers to glitch out in VGA mode (this happened on all three of the

Re: [SWCollect] LGoP2 mention

2001-07-12 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Thu, 12 Jul 2001, Pedro Quaresma wrote: [snip] They didn't. They're rational people. :-) In fact, one of them asked me for a copy of Megatraveller based on your writing. Megatraveller? Why? I only mentioned how interesting it is on the character creation department... it is indeed a

Re: [SWCollect] Old games and gaming rigs

2001-07-12 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Wed, 11 Jul 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: [snip] Secret of Monkey Island II behaves this way on my modern computer, as do a couple other that I have written down that I can't recall. You can force SoMI II's sound usage; supply a command-line option and it won't use it's detection routines

Re: [SWCollect] Some questions

2001-07-11 Thread Stephen S. Lee
Hugh was kind enough to respond to this too, so I'll keep his writing in mind here ... On Wed, 11 Jul 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: [snip] There is a poster that comes with the game, but I was under the impression that it only came with the Commodore versions (both C64 and Amiga). Now I've

Re: [SWCollect] Some questions

2001-07-11 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Wed, 11 Jul 2001, C.E. Forman wrote: (1) Champions of Krynn I've heard of an IBM version that also comes with it, and mentions the presence of the poster via a sticker on the box. How easy is this one to come by? I've never seen one, but then, I rarely pick these up since I'm not very

Re: [SWCollect] [OT] Roland LAPC-1

2001-07-07 Thread Stephen S. Lee
On Fri, 6 Jul 2001, Jim Leonard wrote: Stephen Lee wrote: [snip] I'm trying to install a Roland LAPC-1 I recently acquired in a 486 that I've set up to be a Killer Retrogaming Rig (tm). (Eventually, I'll get an XT.) I only got the card itself (no software or documentation). Music