Re: [SWCollect] [Fwd: Echelon]

2001-07-17 Thread Dan Chisarick
So, to everyone here who is a die-hard: Do you ever think you'll stray? I go through adjustments over time, when collecting starts consuming more of my time than it should and I back off. But since I've been doing it for 14 years, I don't see myself stopping cold turkey anytime in the

[SWCollect] Comments

2001-07-27 Thread Dan Chisarick
I was on this list for a few days, and its like 1-2 messages (unless I was being filtered :) Now its like 30-40+ messages a day. Anyway... Choplifter: A quick peek at the Copy ][+ 9.1 parameter file shows me no entry for Choplifter. It may not be copyable using a standard Apple drive.

Re: [SWCollect] Comments

2001-07-27 Thread Dan Chisarick
Magic Candle I was actually very well advertised. Glossy flashy ads in Computer Gaming World, not to mention a strong endorsement by Scorpia and high ratings via ye olde RID, gave it a good presence. Hmmm, I may have been hiding under a rock. I'm just poking around vintage sites and

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

2001-07-28 Thread Dan Chisarick
This is pretty much what I do as well. I'll embellish a little... I had a copy of M.U.L.E. with a sticker w/a plastic coating, so goo-gone wouldn't soak through it (BTW, goo-gone $1.75 at K-Mart, its in a clear bottle and is a yellow color). First, remove the contents of the game box :) I

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

2001-07-28 Thread Dan Chisarick
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... - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL

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

2001-07-31 Thread Dan Chisarick
1) You could always write a script and pipe it through DEBUG 2) When I was in HS or college I wrote a small assembly-language interpreter ( 400-600 bytes or so), and wrote a Pascal program that generated byte code. The interpreter was solely for making sector edits. The pascal program

Re: [SWCollect] Shrink think

2001-08-12 Thread Dan Chisarick
I was thinking about what C.E. said regarding holes, and thought the same thing Hugh said about a single hole. Chris, can you elaborate a little on a single hole, as I know I've seen them on original wrap. Anyway, in addition to what was already said, things I look for with original

[SWCollect] Double posts?

2001-08-12 Thread Dan Chisarick
Am I the only one getting 2 copies of the same message? I get one copy w/the boilerplate at the bottom, and one without. Its intermittent, and only this list... -- This message was sent to you because you are currently

Re: [SWCollect] Questron 3?

2001-08-15 Thread Dan Chisarick
Ah, now this is good info. I beat Legacy of the Ancients for the Apple II, and loved it. Questron II on the IIgs, loved that too. I have Blacksilver (and never started it) so I guess that means I have to dig up Questron I (which probably didn't have a IIgs version). Add one to the list...

Re: [SWCollect] Questron 3?

2001-08-16 Thread Dan Chisarick
of this game, but it might exist. Hugh -Original Message- From: Dan Chisarick [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 11:57 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Questron 3? Um, yeah, gimmie a hit of that doobie when you've got a sec... I

[SWCollect] Privateer

2001-08-18 Thread Dan Chisarick
Was someone looking for Privateer not too long ago? If so... http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=1266326652 -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing

Re: [SWCollect] Sniping

2001-08-28 Thread Dan Chisarick
46 new messages, 44 from this list, its unlikely I'll contribute any new insight. But for the record, I'll snip anything except when the auction ends when I can't be in front of my PC. Anyway: - I use the watch list so people don't search for my bids - I also use the watch list to cut back

Re: [SWCollect] Sniping

2001-08-28 Thread Dan Chisarick
46 new messages, 44 from this list, its unlikely I'll contribute any new insight. But for the record, I'll snip anything except when the auction ends when I can't be in front of my PC. Anyway: - I use the watch list so people don't search for my bids - I also use the watch list to cut back

[SWCollect] Shrinkwrap again

2001-08-28 Thread Dan Chisarick
Read the bottom of this description (about the shrinkwrap). Sound reshrunk? http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=1266478226r=0t=0sh owTutorial=0ed=999065385indexURL=0rd=1 -- This message was sent to you

[SWCollect] Bi-directional game value

2001-08-31 Thread Dan Chisarick
Since people here have at least a better idea of what a game is worth, does that sense of values work both ways? For instance, C.E. has a used copy of Witness. The last 4 copies on eBay sold for $250. Sure Witness is a good game, but its not worth that much. Someone makes an offer to C.E.

[SWCollect] Quarterstaff on a PC

2001-10-23 Thread Dan Chisarick
A little off the path here... Some of the experiments I've done recently got me an Apple II .NIB image of Choplifter (didn't think it was possible really with those wonderful spiral half-tracks). Other research produced a cookbook for configuring Basilisk (a free MAC emulator for the PC) to

[SWCollect] Infocom RPG list

2001-11-03 Thread Dan Chisarick
Anyone got the list of all the graphic RPG titles Infocom made (Quarterstaff, Battletech, Journey, Arthur, etc.) and their platformshandy? I was looking around the usual places, and so far all I found was a page in Italian and this pink Ninja-looking guy...

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

2001-11-09 Thread Dan Chisarick
From: http://cvsweb.netbsd.org/bsdweb.cgi/basesrc/games/rogue/zap.c?annotate=1.1s ortby=log Hmmm... 7 (probably non-printing characters). This is from the Free BSD version. I read somewhere a while ago that the code was a red herring. It may very well be, and this might be a revised

Re: [SWCollect] New eBay fees

2002-01-21 Thread Dan Chisarick
All of ebay's new features: Another case of over-engineering where the designers are not users. To add to C.E.'s comments, somewhere burried under all the crud is something that says Its you're auction, you're in control. That's why you can block bidders, cancel bidders, and end early.

[SWCollect] Void me + new trend?

2002-06-21 Thread Dan Chisarick
I was reading through the manual to Track Attack (Broderbund title for the Apple ][) and it said that in order to save your high scores to the (very copy protected) disk, you had to notch the disk yourself. If you do, it will void your warranty. It was right in the manual, in those words.

RE: [SWCollect] Buy 1 get 2

2002-09-17 Thread Dan Chisarick
Title: Message I'd say that legal ownership of the software has zero to do with either the media OR the box. Take a non-game package like Photoshop. My house burns down or is robbed. My copy was registered w/Adobe. I can call them up and purchase a new copy of the media for $20 (the

RE: [SWCollect] Buy 1 get 2

2002-09-18 Thread Dan Chisarick
I have a loose disk + a manual to it (lost the box somehow). Bought it new in Maryland when it came out (visiting relatives). I recall looking at it w/a sector editor trying to cheat :) when I saw references to a COPY PROGRAM embedded on the original. If that isn't asking for it, I

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

2002-11-10 Thread Dan Chisarick
Too anal? Certainly not for me, and I doubt for most people here... I didn't want to blab/stray off-topic or I'd go off for 50 pages. I image all the floppies (either normalize them or make nibble images) copy them over a string of computers and burn the images on CD for use on an

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

2002-11-11 Thread Dan Chisarick
- From: Dan Chisarick [mailto:junk6;bellatlantic.net] Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2002 7:27 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: [SWCollect] [ SWCollect ] What's your favorite find? I spent about 22+ months tracking down every last EA title (complete) made for the Apple ][ (flat, box, game

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

2002-11-11 Thread Dan Chisarick
; they were one of my favorite game companies (which is also why I loved working for them in the 80's!) I have a mint Caverns of Callisto...heh... ;) - John -Original Message- From: Dan Chisarick [mailto:junk6;bellatlantic.net] Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2002 9:27 PM

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

2002-11-11 Thread Dan Chisarick
BTW I have all 89 issues of Computist + the four errata issues. The Super IOB images are on Asimov. Mail me if you're interested in any sort of info, etc. I'm not great, but I've normalized a good stack that weren't in any of those issues. John, if you don't mind yet another

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

2002-11-12 Thread Dan Chisarick
.??? - John -Original Message- From: Dan Chisarick [mailto:junk6;bellatlantic.net] Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 10:27 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: [SWCollect] [ SWCollect ] What's your favorite find? BTW I have all 89 issues of Computist + the four errata issues

[SWCollect] Phantasie II

2002-11-30 Thread Dan Chisarick
Anyone got an idea what the original box contents were? Of the few that I've seen, the manual says Phantasie I II on it. If anyone has it handy, can you enumerate what originally came with it? Thanks. -- This message

RE: [SWCollect] Phantasie II

2002-11-30 Thread Dan Chisarick
, there should be some kind of reference card also. It's the only copy I had though. /Alexander -Ursprungliche Nachricht- Von: Dan Chisarick [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Gesendet: Saturday, November 30, 2002 11:53 PM An: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Betreff: [SWCollect] Phantasie II Anyone got

RE: [SWCollect] Sega Master System III

2002-12-02 Thread Dan Chisarick
Yeah, then you read this and shudder... http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/97888_sega30.shtml -Original Message- From: Jim Leonard [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 8:53 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [SWCollect] Sega Master System III For our

RE: [SWCollect] Micro League Baseball

2002-12-03 Thread Dan Chisarick
Really? I found a shrinkwrapped John Madden Football (but for the C64) for $3 a little over a year ago on a clearance rack. Couldn't sell it for $5. Are you referencing a particular platform? -Original Message- From: Hugh Falk [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Tuesday, December 03,

RE: [SWCollect] Warez version of Masterpieces?

2002-12-04 Thread Dan Chisarick
Yeah, but he pays for shipping. How bad can it be? Not as bad as this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=1940100411 I e-mailed the guy. No disk, no box, no manual. He'll e-mail you a file (that he downloaded from the Internet I'm sure). How can a file be in

RE: [SWCollect] Some people push it...

2003-01-14 Thread Dan Chisarick
Title: Message Yeah, that is pretty bad. He cites in his description "this is an extremely rare game". Anyone who has anything that is truely desirable typically starts the bidding under $10 knowing that hordes will jump all over it. To change the change of topic slightly, anyone got some

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

2003-01-23 Thread Dan Chisarick
Boxes: Not sure of the sizes. I'd say something big enough to hold an SSI wargame should be about right. I'd definitely order at least 100 of them if they're in the $1.50/ea range. Philly classic: That gets my vote (so what if its 35 minutes from my house). John Romero's

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

2003-01-25 Thread Dan Chisarick
I had a pipe burst above one of my boxes of games once. They were spared because of some cheap loose-fitting bags sealed with a single piece of tape. Breathable but servicable too. Certainly one can't expect plastic boxes to protect them from everything, but I strongly agree with the

RE: [SWCollect] Chris Foreman's Gay Pride Shrine

2003-01-30 Thread Dan Chisarick
Well the link is there but the actual offensive picture seems to have disappeared. I printed the auction out to a PDF file w/the aforementioned picture just in case someone needs some backup reporting this guy, if they haven't already. Speaking of pictures, if no one wanted their

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

2003-02-01 Thread Dan Chisarick
Since everyone else is sharing... (ages, pictures, e-mail addresses, what next?) http://homepage.mac.com/chisarickd/dan.jpg -Original Message- From: Alexander Zöller [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, January 31, 2003 8:09 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] New

RE: [SWCollect] Software collecting videos

2003-02-04 Thread Dan Chisarick
$15 is reasonable. -Original Message- From: Jim Leonard [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 3:57 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Software collecting videos Here's another quick question: Assuming I create a DVD of all these various

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2003-02-09 Thread Dan Chisarick
A few questions about InfoDOS... - I'm assuming it was written from scratch. What did it have that DOS/ProDOS didn't? Smaller footprint, faster, no Apple royalties :)? - How long did it take to write? - Last, were you pretty much on your own writing it (here's a buncha requirements, get us

[SWCollect] Platform

2003-02-21 Thread Dan Chisarick
Guess what platform its really for: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/ eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemcategory=3561item=3008682923rd=1 -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To

Re: [SWCollect] The Origin Museum is in DANGER!

2003-02-23 Thread Dan Chisarick
Joe, That's a pretty gut-wrenching visual. I'm glad you saved the most prized items, and hope you can minimize any further damage. After reading your post I was wondering if dehumidifiers and silica gel packs (the do not eat packs in aspirin bottles and such) would help, but it sounds like

Re: [SWCollect] Museum....Out of Danger?

2003-02-23 Thread Dan Chisarick
I had a pipe burst over one of my boxes. Several books took the hit. Sadly one was the hint guide for the Ultima Collection (go figure). That was the full extent of the damage. Even though the books were soaked like they were tossed in the shower, no mildew formed on them (though they

Re: [SWCollect] Shareware collection

2003-06-05 Thread Dan Chisarick
While I don't have any shareware in my collection (OK, I have the pile of DOOM levels but that's it) you do raise an interesting point. Some commercial games have been re-released as shareware (most notably through magazines that had optional disk subscriptions and certain computer clubs).

[SWCollect] Surprised

2003-07-21 Thread Dan Chisarick
For no particular reason I stopped in the local Game Stop. I've been grabbing all the fullsize Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale titles (and their add-ons) for $10-20 each lately. 6 down, 2 to go. Anyway, guy behind the counter, couldn't have been more than... 19. I mention something about

Re: [SWCollect] Housecleaning

2003-07-24 Thread Dan Chisarick
Yeah, the originals that I got my hands on when they were current and not collectors items definitely have the most value to me. The funny thing is, I remember what I was doing, where I bought it from, and other events surrounding acquiring these. I don't even remember what I had for

Re: [SWCollect] Paypal protection plan

2003-08-10 Thread Dan Chisarick
My $0.02... I can't help but noticed that a lot of the auctions I've won lately don't take PayPal. I use BidPay in those cases (whose fees are a little stiff at times but checks are for all intents and purposes like cash. BidPay gives me proof of payment sent so its worth the extra $1 to me).

Re: [SWCollect] Ebay trader experiences

2003-08-31 Thread Dan Chisarick
I've purchased items directly from their website, and from ebay and have generally been satisfied. My only complaint was that once I tried buying a game from their site (Legend of Blacksilver I believe) and got no response for days. Suddenly I see it listed on ebay a week or two later. I

[SWCollect] Doriath

2003-09-05 Thread Dan Chisarick
Anyone ever hear of a game for the C64 called Doriath? I think it was published by Virgin. I found an image of it long ago, but I've never seen a copy for sale anywhere. I used to play it for hours (despite it being one of those super-annoying start from the beginning/one life/no save sort

Re: [SWCollect] Copyright confusion clarified

2003-11-01 Thread Dan Chisarick
Good article. Grey areas I'd have to wonder about: - I'm a non-technical user who wants to backup my Commodore 64 copy of M.U.L.E. According to this I have a legal right to do so. However, I'm technically incapable of doing so on my own. This law says I have a right, but is it legal for

[SWCollect] Evil vs. Evil

2003-11-22 Thread Dan Chisarick
While not game collecting per se, PayPal has gotten a good amount of debate here so I figured it was relevant. http://money.cnn.com/2003/11/20/technology/att_paypal.reut/index.htm? cnn=yes On an unrelated note, shocked that CE didn't take a swing at the Platypus stamps :)

Re: [SWCollect] How to protect against theft of big-money items?

2003-11-30 Thread Dan Chisarick
Less trustworthy? Of course not. But there's zero recourse if anything goes awry with an overseas transaction, even if its simply damaged in shipping. He's referring to the policies, not the people. Personally I've sent things to the UK, Israel, Portugal and Australia with zero problems.

Re: [SWCollect] [Fwd: Re: 5.25 disks?]

2003-12-03 Thread Dan Chisarick
Good article. They really had focused on an achievable goal and did a good job, too. The shift to consoles away from computers for first-run big titles pretty much tells the story with regard to protecting games from piracy (and for support reasons too). If that 'secure computing

Re: [SWCollect] Vintage games w/fatal flaws

2003-12-04 Thread Dan Chisarick
That reminds me about The Immortal on the PC. *Twice* I played it to the dragon, twice the @#(%@(#*% thing froze on me on that board. I swear I love the mood of that game (simple as it was). I called support and they said It shouldn't do that. Never got to the end. It'd probably take me an

Re: [SWCollect] Vintage games w/fatal flaws

2003-12-04 Thread Dan Chisarick
e same problem. I found out only recently that the problem is a coding bug. Drove me nuts! I spent many hours playing that game only to give up completely frustrated. - Original Message - From: Dan Chisarick [EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Thursday, December 04,

Re: [SWCollect] Sandalwood box (was: Vintage games w/fatal flaws)

2003-12-09 Thread Dan Chisarick
It sounds like the briefcase in Pulp Fiction :) Still, I would have never made that connection. I had to stare at the wall thinking for a bit to remember it from U5. On Dec 9, 2003, at 4:02 AM, Pedro Quaresma wrote: I never understood the reasoning behind needing a sandalwood box. I'm

Re: [SWCollect] eBay's Latest

2003-12-20 Thread Dan Chisarick
While ebay and paypal are the root of all evil, its possible its also to prevent bots from harvesting user info for targeted spam. Most ebay users use their exact e-mail address as their username. Something else I noticed is sometimes I have a hard time logging in. It has told me more than

Re: [SWCollect] 'Tis the season to be stingy?

2003-12-22 Thread Dan Chisarick
I wish ebay charged by the exclamation point... On Dec 21, 2003, at 7:27 PM, Edward Franks wrote: On Dec 18, 2003, at 2:09 PM, Jim Leonard wrote: [Snip] Is this particular time not the best time to be listing stuff for auction? Or is it just a fluke? I don't want to go through all this

Re: [SWCollect] TomMage's Holiday Auctions!! (worth a look ;))

2003-12-24 Thread Dan Chisarick
How much extra for the autographed copy of the RARE item? On Dec 24, 2003, at 1:23 AM, Hugh Falk wrote: x-tad-biggerHa! Thats great!/x-tad-bigger x-tad-bigger/x-tad-bigger x-tad-bigger-Original Message-/x-tad-bigger x-tad-biggerFrom:/x-tad-biggerx-tad-bigger[EMAIL PROTECTED]

[SWCollect] Technology never ceases to amaze

2003-12-26 Thread Dan Chisarick
While I was visiting my parents for xmas I did another marathon archiving session (Floppy - disk image - CD). I've lost track of how many times I've said this is the last time. The sessions get further and further apart, but each time I flip the switch(es) the machines keep coming back for

Re: [SWCollect] When did you discover ebay?

2003-12-27 Thread Dan Chisarick
September 17, 2000. I originally joined to hunt down some comic books (Lobo and Golgo 13). A few months later I discovered they had vintage games. Typical newbie syndrome I overbid on lots of stuff. Over time I discovered A) patience and B) that ebay wasn't the best outlet (cost-effective

Re: [SWCollect] Technology never ceases to amaze (long)

2003-12-29 Thread Dan Chisarick
.) Oops. I have (no kidding) at least 10 copies of 'Omega', probably more. I still can't bring myself to destroy just *one* copy of the massive manual to scan it :) On Dec 29, 2003, at 5:57 PM, Jim Leonard wrote: Dan Chisarick wrote: When I was done w/this batch (61 disk images) and waiting

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

2004-01-07 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

2004-01-08 Thread Dan Chisarick
Apple II games signed by their authors and I've gotten some nice reactions from them - john The goal of the works of a genius' existance lies only in itself. -Original Message- From: Dan Chisarick [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 2:51 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED

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

2004-01-10 Thread Dan Chisarick
. -Original Message- From: Dan Chisarick [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 2:51 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] 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

[SWCollect] Early MPOG

2004-01-12 Thread Dan Chisarick
Most of the more recent games that I would have mentioned have already mentioned... (whoever mentioned Deus Ex, what about System Shock 2, and Thief)? SS2 was really good, but Thief didn't really do it for me as far as gameplay. I love the atmosphere, but the game struck me as tedious in

Re: [SWCollect] 5.25s vs. 3.5s

2004-01-20 Thread Dan Chisarick
Ok, someone who collects classic games and they're surprised by a 5.25 disk? They got the shame on me part right, but have no right being upset at you, and doubly so for not talking to you first. At the hight of my media conversion insanity, I had everything on a 4-port KVM. Now all the old

Re: [SWCollect] Ethical question

2004-01-21 Thread Dan Chisarick
I guess that depends on how you assess the value. No one here has bought a classic game that they themselves wouldn't have paid a few more dollars to have. Some come at the breaking point, but I'd reckon most don't hit that level. Also, sometimes you see two newer collectors on ebay overbid on

Re: [SWCollect] Modern classics

2004-01-21 Thread Dan Chisarick
Between games being super-realistic (compared to classic games at least) and most new gamers not knowing how good a well-packaged game could be, the buyers don't know what they're missing and could probably care less. I bet these same people don't watch AMC either. Gotta love writing for

Re: [SWCollect] Ethical question

2004-01-21 Thread Dan Chisarick
Ok, you win that. Just curious, how often does that particular piece of code see instruction pointer (the one that lowers bids)? On Jan 21, 2004, at 6:36 PM, C.E. Forman wrote: How many sellers would tell a buyer they are paying too much? Yo. B-) The Shoppe, anyway. If the person uses the

Re: [SWCollect] 5.25s vs. 3.5s

2004-01-22 Thread Dan Chisarick
Guilty of the exact same thing. My friend was over one day and say Why don't you try walking around instead of just rebooting? Then I remember frantically searching FOR the whirlpool not long afterwards. Ultima III is on the top 5 games I want to replay. On Jan 22, 2004, at 1:08 AM, Jim

[SWCollect] Deal on the side???

2004-01-27 Thread Dan Chisarick
While certainly it could be for legitimate reasons, when all of a sudden a cluster of desirable, related items is ended early, I can't help but wonder if there was a little backroom negotiation. I've only done it a few times myself (usually the seller declines) but in all cases is was because

Re: [SWCollect] Deal on the side???

2004-01-27 Thread Dan Chisarick
: Dan Chisarick [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Software Collectibles Mailing List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 2:18 AM Subject: [SWCollect] Deal on the side??? While certainly it could be for legitimate reasons, when all of a sudden a cluster of desirable, related items is ended early, I

Re: [SWCollect] Rarity Scale

2004-01-28 Thread Dan Chisarick
I love the idea. While a clever acronym I'm not sure what is more rare than 'unique', let alone what word starts with 's' that embodies that. I'd suggest just letting 's' stand for 'scale'. Of course then you run into usage like ATM Machine (where if you expand the acronym the sentence sounds

Re: [SWCollect] Rarity Scale

2004-01-28 Thread Dan Chisarick
Ultima II is also in the Ultima Trilogy :) Distinct from the others because the splash screen says Origin and not Sierra. On Jan 28, 2004, at 1:18 PM, Howard Feldman wrote: Sounds cool. I'd agree that TWO ratings might be better - one for 'rarity' and one for 'value'. The Giant list of

Re: [SWCollect] Talking about rarity/value

2004-01-30 Thread Dan Chisarick
As an aside I've gotten creamed by this guy on several occasions. I think he just 'safety bids' on everything :) I'd love to see his collection. Perhaps an invite to the list? On Jan 30, 2004, at 12:10 AM, Stephane Racle wrote: Wow... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?

Re: [SWCollect] Weird Ultima auction on eBay

2004-02-01 Thread Dan Chisarick
Member since '99, no activity for years, then has 10 of these fine items. Hell, even if they ARE fake, I don't mind a spare map to play with. I think I'll send some questions... On Feb 1, 2004, at 8:40 PM, Per-Olof Karlsson wrote: Did anyone see this auction?

Re: [SWCollect] Weird Ultima auction on eBay

2004-02-01 Thread Dan Chisarick
Did a Google on Lord_Pall (including the underscore, no quotes). Several hits in newsgroups to that handle around the time his ebay account was created in '98. All hits... referenced Ultima Online. Ya know, for $18, I can live down being scammed :) I bought one. On Feb 1, 2004, at 9:44 PM,

Re: [SWCollect] Weird Ultima auction on eBay

2004-02-01 Thread Dan Chisarick
My PayPal/ebay confirmation came back w/his name: D Rubenfield, which does xref to Lord Pall/Dan Rubenfield working for Origin. Maybe I should get two. On Feb 1, 2004, at 9:44 PM, Edward Franks wrote: On Feb 1, 2004, at 8:20 PM, Stephane Racle wrote: Perhaps someone who worked at Origin in

Re: [SWCollect] spam?

2004-02-23 Thread Dan Chisarick
No but I run a spam blocker so even if there was there's a good chance I wouldn't see it. I didn't think it was even possible for spam to get past the subscription mechanism. On Feb 23, 2004, at 6:32 PM, Jim Leonard wrote: Is anyone seeing spam on the swcollect list? -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL

Re: [SWCollect] eBay change

2004-02-28 Thread Dan Chisarick
Yup. I saw the category disappear from my 'favorites' list. I thought I deleted it by accident somehow. Seems its now Computers | Apple,Macintosh | Vintage | Vintage or some such. On Feb 28, 2004, at 3:19 PM, Hugh Falk wrote: x-tad-biggerDid eBay just change their categories?  Apple II

[SWCollect] Castle Wolfenstein

2004-03-02 Thread Dan Chisarick
I think Castle Wolfenstein should win the most package variants of any software title ever. Not counting overseas packing and I don't think they had 'budget' packing, there's like 4-5 variants of the Apple II version perhaps? I never saw this one before:

[SWCollect] Funny typo

2004-03-06 Thread Dan Chisarick
Its a very long description, but the typo (about 2/3 of the way down) is priceless: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ViewItemcategory=1183item=3178965064 -- This message was sent to you because you are currently

Re: [SWCollect] Spyware

2004-03-08 Thread Dan Chisarick
While it is a little off-topic I can't help but throw in my $0.02... LavaSoft is excellent. Spybot seek destroy is also excellent. A previous post had both links. My father recently had a problem (dozens of spybots), and now he runs both. One will find ones the other won't. No complaints,

Re: [SWCollect] Wireless Optical Mouse and ebay

2004-03-09 Thread Dan Chisarick
While the MX 700 is a wonderful piece of hardware (its what I'm using now) it is REALLY fussy about how far away it is from its base station. They advertised a max of 6'. More like 2' for truly reliable use. Of course I have a wireless network and possibly other sources of RF interference.

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

2004-03-15 Thread Dan Chisarick
Collect games so I can play them: Guilty (though as of late its collect games so I can rip my hair out imaging them so that SOME DAY I can play them). Also, thanks for all the tape-archiving advice. I have 1 or 2 tapes and was meaning to get around to them sometime real soon now. I have a

[SWCollect] PhillyClassic

2004-03-19 Thread Dan Chisarick
I realize it wasn't organized like last year, but is anyone going? Its this weekend. -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL

Re: [SWCollect] Announcing the CGW Museum

2004-03-19 Thread Dan Chisarick
I just got a chance to take a look (its been a truly awful week @ work), and it is a thing of beauty. Crisp scans, good color, (an appropriate watermark)... definitely a next best thing (to owning the actual mags). I was going to scan my Computist collection as PDF files. While I've never

[SWCollect] Sam Max II

2004-03-20 Thread Dan Chisarick
Appears to have been shelved: http://lucasarts.com/press/releases/85.html An appeal from the masses for reconsideration: http://www.petitiononline.com/LACOSAM/ Sigh. OK everyone, back to your 3D shooters and RTS eye candy...

Re: [SWCollect] PhillyClassic

2004-03-20 Thread Dan Chisarick
see no reason to go. Stuart -Original Message- From: Dan Chisarick [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2004 12:24 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [SWCollect] PhillyClassic I realize it wasn't organized like last year, but is anyone going? Its this weekend

Re: [SWCollect] PhillyClassic

2004-03-21 Thread Dan Chisarick
w/the DVD. On Mar 21, 2004, at 1:12 AM, Jim Leonard wrote: Dan Chisarick wrote: Howard Scott Warshaw was there (wrote Yar's Revenge, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and E.T. I think) Nice to see a classic developer trek all the way over from CA. He was cool. I bought a copy of Once Upon Atari from

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

2004-03-23 Thread Dan Chisarick
of the games that got me trolling ebay for vintage software. Kinda reminds me of a primitive version of Dark Spyre. On Mar 23, 2004, at 4:03 PM, Edward Franks wrote: On Mar 22, 2004, at 8:08 PM, Dan Chisarick wrote: [Snip] I'm hoping the higher-than-expected sale price of Drash will allow you to keep

Re: [SWCollect] Chris?

2004-03-28 Thread Dan Chisarick
I've seen variations on this theme that irritate me. One was an Apple disk archiving kit for $25. Basically it was the documentation and (free) software for transferring Apple II disk images to a PC (using a serial cable and something like xmodem. Bah! Primitive.) Of course the images

Re: [SWCollect] Chris?

2004-03-28 Thread Dan Chisarick
Seems to have been a lot of this lately (people accidentally replying to the list instead of an individual). If at all possible, if you're going to accidentally e-mail something to a list that's read by dozens and archived for viewing by potentially millions, at least make it interesting...

Re: [SWCollect] Roadtrip to Washington, D.C?

2004-03-29 Thread Dan Chisarick
H sounds good. I'll probably go. On Mar 29, 2004, at 1:18 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all. just thought I'd open an invitation to a historic event, that officially justifies our hobby. The Smithsonian Institution is now having a seminar on 'An exploration on the art and science

Re: [SWCollect] Adventure Construction Set

2004-04-03 Thread Dan Chisarick
for it, to no avail. - Original Message - From: Dan Chisarick [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: swcollect Mailing List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2004 6:14 PM Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Adventure Construction Set Two people who had the same urge at the same time. I know I had a little trouble

Re: [SWCollect] Is this particular version rare?????

2004-04-07 Thread Dan Chisarick
Always seems someone has unlimited disposable income... right about the time you see something you'd like to have. For insanity like this, I wonder how insurance companies would compute the value of such an item. Purchase price? Average cost? Replacement value (whatever that is)? When you

[SWCollect] Another Is this rare?

2004-04-07 Thread Dan Chisarick
Deluxe Edition of Wasteland??? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ViewItemcategory=4610item=4121816523rd=1 Aside from lines like Casual collectors may wish to pass this by and each disk verified by Copy II Plus (which I'd love to know how he did that since the protection on Wasteland was

[SWCollect] Computist

2004-04-11 Thread Dan Chisarick
So after cleaning up from fixing a few stray disk errors on my laptop (soft errors, backup, reformat, restore, life is good), getting pasted by GNU Chess (a vintage game in every respect) in the afternoon, I contemplate how I can keep that momentum going. So I tried scanning in one of my

Re: [SWCollect] Computist

2004-04-12 Thread Dan Chisarick
: Dan Chisarick wrote: Any feedback appreciated before I make 93+ more mistakes... (remaining issues). While I'd like to say you should run it through OCR, I can see from the content (which kicks f**king ass, btw) that OCR would most likely murder it. But 43MB per issue is nuts. So, my

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