Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-15 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Lee K. Seitz wrote: Second was a vintage Pac-Man tie. Again, I'd never seen one, just the ad in the back of a video game book I'd gotten in the early '80s. I put the fact I wanted one in my signature, so it got posted all over Usenet. Not sure if you're interested, but there's a pair of Pac-Man

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-14 Thread Lee K. Seitz
[Whoops. I just discovered (over a week later), this reply only went to Brian instead of the whole list.] Brian the Fist stated: On the other hand, there are some games I have been searching for for years and have not seen EVER on eBay (or anywhere else), even once, thus making them even more

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-12 Thread Jim Leonard
Edward Franks wrote: On Jan 10, 2004, at 9:14 PM, Marco Thorek wrote: Edward Franks schrieb: It is the Ultima VI special edition with the 10 years of Ultima cassette. What is the 10 years of Ultima cassette? It is a cassette where Richard Garriott talks about the first time

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-12 Thread Edward Franks
On Jan 12, 2004, at 9:38 AM, Jim Leonard wrote: Edward Franks wrote: I've got the C64 version. Did Pavlish work on that port? I did a bit of Googling on Wasteland, but didn't see a clear answer. SMACK Infidel! Use mobygames.com and you'll have the answer in seconds. I did. ;-) It is

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-12 Thread Marco Thorek
Edward Franks schrieb: It is a cassette where Richard Garriott talks about the first time years of Ultima. Is it an audio tape, as Jim hints? At first I thought it may be a video and the same that came as mpg with the Ultima collection. Marco

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-12 Thread Edward Franks
On Jan 12, 2004, at 1:36 PM, Marco Thorek wrote: [Snip] Is it an audio tape, as Jim hints? At first I thought it may be a video and the same that came as mpg with the Ultima collection. It is an audio tape. You can listen to a RealAudio version here http://www.netassoc.net/ultima/u6cass.htm.

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-12 Thread Jim Leonard
Edward Franks wrote: On Jan 12, 2004, at 1:36 PM, Marco Thorek wrote: [Snip] Is it an audio tape, as Jim hints? At first I thought it may be a video and the same that came as mpg with the Ultima collection. It is an audio tape. You can listen to a RealAudio version here

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-11 Thread C.E. Forman
] Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2004 3:03 PM Subject: RE: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value As standard procedure for the last few years I ask every seller to: Please pack in a box so the game isn't folded or crushed during shipment. I haven't had a problem since doing that. Hugh

RE: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-11 Thread John Romero
I can still contact Alan and ask him. :) - john The goal of the works of a genius' existance lies only in itself. -Original Message- From: Jim Leonard [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2004 6:41 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-10 Thread Edward Franks
On Jan 8, 2004, at 2:16 AM, John Romero wrote: [Snip] I have an interesting question for you guys Would you consigder a classic game more valuable if it was signed by the author? Yes I would. I don't care if it added a penny to the market value, it would be more valuable to me. One of my

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-10 Thread Dan Chisarick
- From: John Romero [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: C.E. Forman [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 10:23 PM Subject: RE: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value Hey therewhat happened with Dan Kitchen? He was my exec producer on my GBA title about 6 months ago... I personally don't

RE: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-10 Thread Hugh Falk
12:16 PM To: Software Collectibles Mailing List Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow! One of my most recent purchases was squashed like a bug. And this was from someone who sells vintage games, not someone cleaning out the attic (no one here). I wasn't

RE: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-10 Thread John Romero
Collectibles Mailing List Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value On Jan 8, 2004, at 2:16 AM, John Romero wrote: [Snip] I have an interesting question for you guys Would you consigder a classic game more valuable if it was signed by the author? Yes I

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-10 Thread Jim Leonard
Dan Chisarick wrote: Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow! One of my most recent purchases was squashed like a bug. And this was from someone who sells vintage games, not someone cleaning out the attic (no one here). I wasn't overly concerned about the title's condition, but I sent a message that I would have

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-10 Thread Edward Franks
On Jan 10, 2004, at 8:41 PM, Jim Leonard wrote: Edward Franks wrote: Yes I would. I don't care if it added a penny to the market value, it would be more valuable to me. One of my favorite Ultimas is the Ultima VI signed by both Richard Garriott and Denis Loubet. Holy cow. I never liked

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-10 Thread Marco Thorek
Edward Franks schrieb: It is the Ultima VI special edition with the 10 years of Ultima cassette. What is the 10 years of Ultima cassette? Marco -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread Pedro Quaresma
: [EMAIL PROTECTED] A/C: Ref: cc: Assunto: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value Stephane Racle [EMAIL PROTECTED] 08-01-2004 23:12 Solicita-se resposta a swcollect This is what mine looks like... There must have been a few variations. Edward Franks wrote: On Jan 8, 2004, at 2:58

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread Jim Leonard
Dan Chisarick wrote: While Mt. Drash itself could probably be considered 'exotic', a signed copy would probably be 'unique', especially if it was personalized. The best of both worlds is to have a spare copy. Ah, but who would sign it? Richard Garriott, who had NOTHING to do with Drash, or

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread Jim Leonard
Pedro Quaresma wrote: other Syn. Soft. games. If anyone's interested, I can share some stories/facts about those days in Syn. Soft. Hell yes, if it's not too much trouble! -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/ A delicious slice

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread AvatarTom
In a message dated 01/09/2004 11:36:34 AM Central Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Ah, but who would sign it? Richard Garriott, who had NOTHING to do with Drash, or the person/people involved in *actually* creating Drash? Keith Zabaloui (sp) of course, he's still around :) Tom Visit

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value Well, for one thing, some of the games (or variations) you mention below were produced in extremely small quantities, and I doubt that many copies survive to this day, except perhaps with the author or publisher - and even

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
It indeed is that uncommon. Much more so than a Starcross saucer, Suspended mask or sealed Fooblitzky. I have been on ebay now for five years and only saw it once and that one was even sealed. Hmm, I've had 3 or 4 of these (ZorkQuest II) come through the Shoppe over the years, but I can't say

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
-) - Original Message - From: Stephane Racle To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 7:30 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value I agree with you on actual vs perceived value. Actually, until last year, I didn't particularly care

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
] Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 3:15 AM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value Hugh Falk wrote: Those are neither folio nor grey. What you have are the Commodore re-issues of Infocom games. Unfortunately these are probably the most commonly available shrink

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
reys after that. - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 9:35 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value Those are neither folio nor grey. What you have are the Commodore re-issues of Inf

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
That reminds me, I have the Zork 1 poster from the Zork Users Group. Say, was that the only poster they made? I have some vague memory of a Zork 2 poster mentioned. There was a Zork II, it was in BW. -- This message

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
I recall someone saying the seller admitted to shilling on this auction. Can't find the original post, though. - Original Message - From: Stephane Racle [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 2:21 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 2:45 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value In a message dated 01/09/2004 11:36:34 AM Central Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Ah, but who would sign it? Richard Garriott, who

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread Stephane Racle
: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 8:34 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value Well, for one thing, some of the games (or variations) you mention below were produced in extremely small quantities, and I doubt that many copies survive to this day, except perhaps

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread Stephane Racle
a package I haven't seen before. B-) - Original Message - From: Stephane Racle To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 7:30 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value I agree with you on actual vs perceived value

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread Stephane Racle
- From: Stephane Racle To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 8:34 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value Well, for one thing, some of the games (or variations) you mention below were produced

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread C.E. Forman
Subject: RE: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value Hey therewhat happened with Dan Kitchen? He was my exec producer on my GBA title about 6 months ago... I personally don't have respect for him after that debacle. - John -Original Message- From: C.E. Forman [mailto:[EMAIL

RE: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-09 Thread Hugh Falk
Unfortunately, I am missing the disk for this. I only have the manual, but it looks just like Stephane's picture. Hugh -Original Message- From: Stephane Racle [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 3:13 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash

RE: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread John Romero
: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value I saw what I think was a re-packaged Doriath in the last 2-3 months but other than that, zip. Black Magic for the Apple was the first Apple game I bought off ebay. That was 2+ years ago, and I might have only seen one since

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Howard Feldman
I went to the Classic Gaming Expo in Vegas in August. There were tons of 'famous' people there, including Activision's founders, almost a dozen Blue Sky Rangers (Intellivision programmers), Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari and Chuck E Cheese, among other things). They all gave 1-2 hour

RE: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Feldhamer, Stuart
*Cough* Game Developer's Conference *Cough* -Original Message- From: Lee K. Seitz [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 10:40 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value Howard Feldman stated: I went to the Classic Gaming

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Jim Leonard
Howard Feldman wrote: I went to the Classic Gaming Expo in Vegas in August. There were tons of 'famous' people there, including Activision's founders, almost a dozen Blue Sky Rangers (Intellivision programmers), Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari and Chuck E Cheese, among other things). They

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Jim Leonard
Lee K. Seitz wrote: You do realize Mr. Romero is the man behind the Apple II Reunion (http://www.gamespot.com/features/apple2/), right? It was invitation John, were any documentaries or videotapes of that event released? -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Edward Franks
On Jan 5, 2004, at 9:59 PM, Dan Chisarick wrote: [Snip] I've done some downright stupid things (once I bought an Ultima II box just for the 1st edition manual w/the typo + the card that says this is one of the first copies... The disks were copies (didn't care, had a set), there was no map (I

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Edward Franks
On Jan 5, 2004, at 8:25 PM, C.E. Forman wrote: Aagh. Classic mistake. Searching on Drash but not Ultima for the VIC. I'm modifying my automated searches right now. Don't feel bad. I've been doing the same mistake for years! -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Edward Franks
On Jan 5, 2004, at 8:23 PM, C.E. Forman wrote: Here's what Brian told me when I asked:   There was no map. It was a cheap-looking 5 1/2 x 11 folded booklet, printed by some instant press outfit, with a typewriter typeface on maybe 12 white pages, and a light blue cover. It bears the original

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Edward Franks
On Jan 6, 2004, at 1:41 AM, Jim Leonard wrote: [Snip] I agree with you about demand. I've said it before, so forgive the repeat, but I have in my possession several pieces of software that are arguably rarer than Akalabeth simply because I know some of their history and have never seen them

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Stephane Racle
I still remember that $2000 Starcross saucer very well! Although IMO, someone drove up the price on that one... although if I recall, the buyer was more than happy with the result. Edward Franks wrote: I believe that most collectors have somewhat limited cash flow, and so I have never seen

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Edward Franks
On Jan 6, 2004, at 8:41 PM, Brian the Fist wrote: few of the early Synergistic releases. Interestingly enough, I have a manual for Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure, but no diskette... I have never seen one. http://deep.mshri.on.ca/people/feldman/vgmuseum/miscgame/ odysseycompleat-disk.jpg

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Stephane Racle
I also noticed just a couple of days ago that my Odyssey manual was actually very different from his. Mine is essentially black and white, almost newspaperish, while his has a full colour cover. I wonder if your disk goes with the one I have? Or do you have the same book as Howard too? Edward

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Edward Franks
On Jan 8, 2004, at 2:58 PM, Stephane Racle wrote: I also noticed just a couple of days ago that my Odyssey manual was actually very different from his. Mine is essentially black and white, almost newspaperish, while his has a full colour cover. I wonder if your disk goes with the one I have?

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Marco Thorek
Edward Franks schrieb: That reminds me of the old economic chestnut: While not everything scarce is valuable, everything valuable is scarce. Had never heard that one. Very neat! :-) Marco -- This message was sent

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Marco Thorek
Stephane Racle schrieb: I still remember that $2000 Starcross saucer very well! Although IMO, someone drove up the price on that one... although if I recall, the buyer was more than happy with the result. Oh yes, I remember that one, too. It was sealed, wasn't it? Still, $2000 is way more

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Marco Thorek
Stephane Racle schrieb: Interesting. Perhaps very few copies were published since it was the last of the four Infocomics and the other ones had relatively little success? Yup. The Infocomics weren't exactly successful, so production was stopped after they'd rolled out comparatively small

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Edward Franks
On Jan 8, 2004, at 5:12 PM, Stephane Racle wrote: This is what mine looks like... There must have been a few variations. Given the do-it-in-your-Mom's-kitchen standards of the day I would suspect your copy is one of the first editions. Anyone know for sure? -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Dan Chisarick
] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value I saw what I think was a re-packaged Doriath in the last 2-3 months but other than that, zip. Black Magic for the Apple was the first Apple game I bought off ebay. That was 2+ years ago, and I might have only seen one since then. Superb

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-07 Thread Lee K. Seitz
Dan Chisarick stated: Command HQ and Global Conquest: Both. Dan/Dani was brilliant. Interestingly, Dan(i) is not the only classic programmer to make a switch: http://atari.games.free.fr/atarixl/authors/william%20mataga_e.htm Jay/Jamie Fenton (creator of Gorf and other things) has as well. I

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-07 Thread Jim Leonard
Stephane Racle wrote: One package I had never seen on eBay until tonight was Zorkquest II. I've seen all the other Infocomics about a hundred times, but never that one. Is it that uncommon? One would think they'd be plenty of copies lying around... It is extremely uncommon, actually. I believe

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-07 Thread Dan Chisarick
I saw what I think was a re-packaged Doriath in the last 2-3 months but other than that, zip. Black Magic for the Apple was the first Apple game I bought off ebay. That was 2+ years ago, and I might have only seen one since then. Superb game. Does not take long to beat. Tower of Myraglen

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-07 Thread Marco Thorek
Stephane Racle schrieb: One package I had never seen on eBay until tonight was Zorkquest II. I've seen all the other Infocomics about a hundred times, but never that one. Is it that uncommon? One would think they'd be plenty of copies lying around... It indeed is that uncommon. Much more so

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-07 Thread Stephane Racle
Interesting. Perhaps very few copies were published since it was the last of the four Infocomics and the other ones had relatively little success? Yes, I was referring to the $19.99 "Buy It Now". That Deadline grey is interesting I just saw a shrinkwrapped Deadline folio go for $29.99

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-07 Thread Stefan Lindblom
2:30 AM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value Interesting. Perhaps very few copies were published since it was the last of the four Infocomics and the other ones had relatively little success? Yes, I was referring to the $19.99 "Buy It Now". T

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-07 Thread Stefan Lindblom
Stephane Racle To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 2:30 AM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value Interesting. Perhaps very few copies were published since it was the last of the four Infocomics and the other ones had relativ

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-07 Thread AvatarTom
In a message dated 01/07/2004 7:47:08 PM Central Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: My mistake, I meant I take these are the folio ones. I should probably go and sleep now before I get a label of stupidity here :) Well there are normal grey box and normal (big) folio releases Stefan. But

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-07 Thread hughfalk
:46 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value My mistake, I meant I take these are the folio ones. I should probably go and sleep now before I get a label of stupidity here :) /Stefan - Original Message - From: Stefan Lindblom To: [EMAIL PRO

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-07 Thread Stefan Lindblom
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 4:35 AM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value Those are neither folio nor grey. What you have are the Commodore re-issues of Infocom games. Unfortunately these are probably the most commonly availa

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-06 Thread Jim Leonard
Dan Chisarick wrote: What would I *really* love to have? Source code. To anything. Old Do some digging! A friend and I got the original ASM code to Jumpman on the PC/PCjr just by asking -- check out the jumpman lives! project (google) to see a rewritten version based on that code that runs

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-06 Thread Jim Leonard
Brian the Fist wrote: BRAIN DUMPAye karumba. Looks like that Vic auction lasted just 3 hours too! I fail to understand how people find these things so fast. Personally I can't afford to search eBay more than once a week.. Personally I don't believe in the collectibility of disks/tapes, I go

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-06 Thread Brian the Fist
Not to pick nits, but the true piece of art is the game code itself. The extras -- manual, cloth map, etc. -- are what make it collectable, but the art is the entire package, which includes the game. What good is the manual if you can't play? Perhaps I wasn't clear, I meant 'art' in

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-06 Thread Stephane Racle
Well, for one thing, some of the games (or variations) you mention below were produced in extremely small quantities, and I doubt that many copies survive to this day, except perhaps with the author or publisher - and even then, not in all cases. Furthermore, not many people know or care

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-06 Thread Brian the Fist
few of the early Synergistic releases. Interestingly enough, I have a manual for Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure, but no diskette... I have never seen one. http://deep.mshri.on.ca/people/feldman/vgmuseum/miscgame/odysseycompleat-disk.jpg :) -- --

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-06 Thread Stephane Racle
One package I had never seen on eBay until tonight was Zorkquest II. I've seen all the other Infocomics about a hundred times, but never that one. Is it that uncommon? One would think they'd be plenty of copies lying around... Incidentally, here's a few games I have never once seen (other than

RE: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-06 Thread Hugh Falk
That was a great game...I'll bring it up to the group next time. Hugh -Original Message- From: Stephen Emond [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 11:41 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value I quite enjoyed Space Taxi

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-05 Thread C.E. Forman
Urgle. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ViewItemitem=3068542018category=3545rd=1 Anybody on this group have anything to 'fess up? B-) Now we have a whopping two data points ;-) for just the cassette. $865 and $765. Trying to estimate or guesstimate the price of the complete game is

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-05 Thread Marco Thorek
Edward Franks schrieb: So, to revisit a discussion, how do the rest of you try to estimate the market value of these types of games? What would, say, the first release of Zork -- the PDP-11 version -- be worth? This is really the hard part of being a dealer of collectibles. What

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-05 Thread Stephen Emond
Yup, $765 is kinda pricey. Anyone have $100 and a time machine? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=3064724973category=3544 I'll let you all have a moment of silence to kick yourselves... Steve PS - As for the NEW owner of the Drash I do believe I saw him around here somewhere...

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-05 Thread Stephane Racle
So, to revisit a discussion, how do the rest of you try to estimate the market value of these types of games? What would, say, the first release of Zork -- the PDP-11 version -- be worth? Brian Moriarty estimates that less than 50 of these were ever sold. Look at his

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-05 Thread Brian the Fist
BRAIN DUMPAye karumba. Looks like that Vic auction lasted just 3 hours too! I fail to understand how people find these things so fast. Personally I can't afford to search eBay more than once a week.. Personally I don't believe in the collectibility of disks/tapes, I go for the manuals/boxes

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-05 Thread C.E. Forman
Aagh. Classic mistake. Searching on Drash but not Ultima for the VIC. I'm modifying my automated searches right now. - Original Message - From: Stephen Emond [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 7:12 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-05 Thread C.E. Forman
: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value So, to revisit a discussion, how do the rest of you try to estimate the market value of these types of games? What would, say, the first release of Zork -- the PDP-11 version -- be worth? Brian Moriarty estimates that less than 50 of

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-05 Thread C.E. Forman
Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value OK, now you have me curious. I acquired this about 10 years ago... I assumed it was some early ZUG map, but maybe not. Is this similar to the "map" you are talking about? In any case, does anyone recognize it? It's

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-05 Thread Dan Chisarick
I don't know if there's any pattern to what I will shell out for. I wouldn't pay much for Mt. Drash, Akalbeth or a shrinkwrapped 'saucer' box. I just can't see myself doing anything with them other than putting them on a shelf. I've tried the Pokemon strategy (gotta catch/get them all) in

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-05 Thread C.E. Forman
What would I *really* love to have? Source code. To anything. Old Atari games. Any Ultima (yes the original U1 is in basic), Empire, Karateka, Paradroid, whatever. Don't care. Sure many games were probably pure assembly, why bother with comments :), and most ancient source has likely

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-05 Thread Brian the Fist
Not exactlywhat you are talking about, but I have the 6507 assembler source for Atari 2600 Combat, with a bit of comments, if anyone's interested (think I have Atari 2600 Adventure too somewhere..) What would I *really* love to have? Source code. To anything. Old Atari games. Any Ultima

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-05 Thread Lee K. Seitz
Dan Chisarick stated: I've tried the Pokemon strategy (gotta catch/get them all) in trying to get every LAST title from certain publishers (EA, Origin, SSI, Muse, Sir-Tech, etc.) Does anyone have a list of all the titles published by these companies? Particularly Muse. (I've found two of

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-05 Thread Lee K. Seitz
On Jan 5, 2004, at 11:12 PM, Brian the Fist wrote: Not exactlywhat you are talking about, but I have the 6507 assembler source for Atari 2600 Combat, with a bit of comments, if anyone's interested (think I have Atari 2600 Adventure too somewhere..) Dan Chisarick stated: 1) Yes I'd like to

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-05 Thread Brian the Fist
Here we go, should be self-explanatory. If I find adventure (a much more interesting game...) I'll send that too Dan Chisarick wrote: 1) Yes I'd like to see it 2) Is it the original code or is it annotated disassembly made by someone else? ;From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Harry Dodgson)

RE: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-05 Thread Hugh Falk
: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value What would I *really* love to have? Source code. To anything. Old Atari games. Any Ultima (yes the original U1 is in basic), Empire, Karateka, Paradroid, whatever. Don't care. Sure many games were probably pure assembly, why bother

RE: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-05 Thread Hugh Falk
it or not, there is a group of people doing the voting...not just me :-( Hugh -Original Message- From: Lee K. Seitz [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 8:52 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value Dan Chisarick stated: I've tried the Pokemon