Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-15 Thread Pedro Quaresma
: Pedro Quaresma/SCAETANO) Assunto: Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics Marco Thorek [EMAIL PROTECTED] 15-06-2004 03:40 Solicita-se resposta a swcollect Pedro Quaresma schrieb: I still do that now and then to be honest. In Portugal many times we have to wait months or even years to get

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-15 Thread Marco Thorek
Pedro Quaresma schrieb: Haha, portuguese people don't earn enough money to be able to buy soccer game tickets at leisure :) :( Totally OT, but out of interest: How much are the tickets anyway? Let's say I'd want a medium priced seat close to the middle of the field. Which also reminds me of

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-14 Thread Pedro Quaresma
: cc: (bcc: Pedro Quaresma/SCAETANO) Assunto: Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] 09-06-2004 21:33 Solicita-se resposta a swcollect On Jun 9, 2004, at 3:20 PM, Stephane Racle wrote: Following up on this thread - the software industry often mentions billions

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-14 Thread Marco Thorek
Edward Franks schrieb: What I find an interesting observation of human nature in action is the fact so many folks that download stuff illegally turn the whole business into some noble moral imperative. But that's a whole 'nother topic. Humans tend to legitimize their actions, so

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-14 Thread Marco Thorek
Pedro Quaresma schrieb: I still do that now and then to be honest. In Portugal many times we have to wait months or even years to get a game on the shelves. Most recent example is Prince of Qin, one of the best RPGs of 2002, started being sold in Portugal last month, and at full retail price

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-11 Thread Jim Leonard
Edward Franks wrote: I have done this for some music -- download music illegally, listen to it, buy the CD. Nowadays I just listen to streaming radio and/or download it for later listening. The golden-goose questions are how many people download illegally/buy later and just what percentage

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-11 Thread Edward Franks
On Jun 11, 2004, at 11:02 AM, Jim Leonard wrote: Edward Franks wrote: I have done this for some music -- download music illegally, listen to it, buy the CD. Nowadays I just listen to streaming radio and/or download it for later listening. The golden-goose questions are how many people

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-10 Thread Dan Chisarick
Of all the people to pick... (FYI Ray Charles RIP 06/10/04) As an aside, emulation of vintage synthesizers is getting pretty damn good (Hammond, Clavinet, Fender, etc.) Some are direct samples, some are emulated. Even the cheaper ones sound respectable. Of course you did say exactly.

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-10 Thread Edward Franks
On Jun 9, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Jim Leonard wrote: [Snip] I have done this for some music -- download music illegally, listen to it, buy the CD. Nowadays I just listen to streaming radio and/or download it for later listening. The golden-goose questions are how many people download illegally/buy

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-09 Thread Jim Leonard
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: By the way, with the help of some Australian friends, I was able to actually extract the speech from the FM-Towns Ultima 6--a 3 year quest for me (AND a few others in this forum!) Geez, you should have asked me. I have been screwing around with PC audio for two decades

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 Jim Leonard
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 :-) planning to do this myself for a bunch of older games (Might Magic III-V, Civilization I, Lands of Lore I, etc.)

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-09 Thread Tomas Buteler
--- Jim Leonard [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: So yes, I'm a pirate, but it's not like I'm trafficing Madden 2005 into China or anything (which *IS* a real concern, third-world countries are responsible for actual revenue loss in the software industry). Ouch! That hurt... :) As a third-world

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-09 Thread Jim Leonard
Tomas Buteler wrote: Ouch! That hurt... :) As a third-world resident, allow me to clear a couple of issues: I should have explicitly mentioned Asia, since that was what I was thinking about -- sorry! -- Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) World's largest electronic gaming project:

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-09 Thread Stephane Racle
Following up on this thread - the software industry often mentions billions in losses due to piracy. But is that based upon an estimate of how many illegal copies of software packages are in use, or is it based on an estimate of how many people use copied products but would actually have paid

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-09 Thread Tomas Buteler
They estimate the demand for software, then compare it to the actual shipment of legal products - the difference is the percentage of pirated software (which would be option number 1 in your question, I believe). From there, they multiply that number by market size and reach a monetary estimate on

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-09 Thread Jim Leonard
Edward Franks wrote: On a personal level, I've met few people that would actually copy something illegally and then pay for a legit copy when it was available. YMMV I have done this for some music -- download music illegally, listen to it, buy the CD. Nowadays I just listen to streaming

Re: Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-09 Thread ommail
didn't deserve the credit (after all, it WAS their file). Nice to see that they understand the historical value enough to share it with the world. :) Joe From: Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 2004/06/09 Wed PM 04:26:37 EDT To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend

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: Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-09 Thread ommail
***Stephen wrote: What I was wondering was if there's a shortcut that would enable me to take a game, extract all the Roland sound files from it, and convert them directly into *.WAV files, but from what you say and from what I've read, this isn't possible. **

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-09 Thread Jim Leonard
Stephen S. Lee wrote: OK, I didn't know that DOSBox could do that. I'll look into that! Remember, the emulation is about 95%. It sounds good, although the Adlib emulation gets a couple of volumes wrong for some reason. So if it doesn't quite sound the way you remember it, don't blame your

Re: [SWCollect] Time to blend topics

2004-06-09 Thread Jim Leonard
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Understand that 'Roland Files' are actually plain, old MIDI files, played on a special sound card called the Roland Sound Canvas, or SCC1 or Roland RAP 10. In most cases, the music was composed on this type of card, because it had the best samples of it's day. Actually,