Re: [SWCollect] Labels and value (was: Ultimas)

2001-07-31 Thread Jim Leonard
Dan Chisarick wrote: Older drives use a mechanical switch (push-button), newer drives use a beam of light. While I've never done it, I can't imagine it being harder than connecting the wires that went to the mechanism to a toggle-switch... Since the only drives that I use to do this

Re: [SWCollect] Labels and value (was: Ultimas)

2001-07-28 Thread AvatarTom
In a message dated 07/28/2001 12:53:11 AM Central Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Ah, no you don't! Just take your disk drive out and modify it to close the circuit on the write-protect mechanism. I have one drive modified this way specifically for this purpose. Don't cut a hole

Re: [SWCollect] Labels and value (was: Ultimas)

2001-07-28 Thread Dan Chisarick
PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2001 8:54 AM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Labels and value (was: Ultimas) In a message dated 07/28/2001 12:53:11 AM Central Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Ah, no you don't! Just take your disk drive out and modify it to close the circuit on the write

Re: [SWCollect] Labels and value (was: Ultimas)

2001-07-28 Thread Lee K. Seitz
Jim Leonard boldly stated: Lee K. Seitz wrote: Anyway, one thing was an Apple II copy of Ulitma IV. (Only seems to be missing the Ankh.) I tried the first disk out (the program disk) and it doesn't work. Even worse, the disks came write protected from the factory, so to re-write the

[SWCollect] Labels and value (was: Ultimas)

2001-07-27 Thread Jim Leonard
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: In a message dated 07/27/2001 2:49:39 AM Central Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Tom, I think Jason's was handsigned too... But you probably know better, and as I've been stating so many wrong facts lately... :) Jason put his together from

Re: [SWCollect] Labels and value (was: Ultimas)

2001-07-27 Thread Pedro Quaresma
About Jim's original question, I agree. I would keep it safe, or frame it. In the very least, if I were to apply it to a floppy, it would have to be one exactly like the original. About the second question, I guess it's once again a Data Preservers vs Collectors thing. I'm with Chris, but I

Re: [SWCollect] Labels and value (was: Ultimas)

2001-07-27 Thread C.E. Forman
I may ask a third question: what determines if you have an original game or not? I think we all agree that I have the original game if I have the original floppies, but the question is (are?), do I have an original if a) I have manual, box, everything complete, etc but no original floppies?

Re: [SWCollect] Labels and value (was: Ultimas)

2001-07-27 Thread Jim Leonard
C.E. Forman wrote: Here's a moral/ethical question I'd like to pose to the group: If you have the original label but no disk, is it valid if you copy the original disk from somewhere and just slap the label on? I know that you can only get the label from RG in this case, but since

Re: [SWCollect] Labels and value (was: Ultimas)

2001-07-27 Thread Jim Leonard
Pedro Quaresma wrote: I may ask a third question: what determines if you have an original game or not? I think we all agree that I have the original game if I have the original floppies, but the question is (are?), do I have an original if a) I have manual, box, everything complete, etc but

Re: [SWCollect] Labels and value (was: Ultimas)

2001-07-27 Thread Lee K. Seitz
Jim Leonard boldly stated: If the disk went bad and you copied the code back, I would consider that restoration, much like restoring a classic 300-yr-old painting. But I'm very anal about this: It would have to be an IDENTICAL copy, bit for bit, even with copy-protection intact -- NOT a

Re: [SWCollect] Labels and value (was: Ultimas)

2001-07-27 Thread Jim Leonard
Lee K. Seitz wrote: Anyway, one thing was an Apple II copy of Ulitma IV. (Only seems to be missing the Ankh.) I tried the first disk out (the program disk) and it doesn't work. Even worse, the disks came write protected from the factory, so to re-write the data, I'd have to cut notches