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Re: Bought these games today

Postby GoblinUpTheRoad » 2017-10-31 @ 05:50

TheAbandonwareGuy wrote:Well, I bought basically 400 PC games in Jewel Case:

So for 131 dollars, did I get a good deal?


Yeah, I think so. Some duds in there of course, but should still keep you busy for the next decade or so :lol:
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby appiah4 » 2017-10-31 @ 06:49

Some great games in there, but I generally dislike jewel case only games unless it was an original budget release or something - there's something that really bugs my OCD self about a game that lacks its proper box..
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby TheAbandonwareGuy » 2017-10-31 @ 10:26

appiah4 wrote:Some great games in there, but I generally dislike jewel case only games unless it was an original budget release or something - there's something that really bugs my OCD self about a game that lacks its proper box..



I'm not rich enough to be the next LGR. There were quite a few titles I was specifically after and pointy of mystery games in there. I think with that copy of Baldurs Gate II I now own all of the Baldurs Gate games. There's also several C and C games I didn't have in there such as Red Alert.
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby sf78 » 2017-10-31 @ 13:39

appiah4 wrote:Some great games in there, but I generally dislike jewel case only games unless it was an original budget release or something - there's something that really bugs my OCD self about a game that lacks its proper box..


Same here, I'd rather buy an empty box and try to find the media/manual later as the cardboard is the most (to me anyway) interesting, and often most expensive, part of the set. Kinda like buying a vinyl record without the sleeve. I have dozens of NIB jewel case re-releases that I consider worthless, but that's not to say there's no point in collecting just the media. It all depends whether you need the manual for copy protection or CD-key and how you plan on storing your games (boxes take a lot of space). But that's just me, I know many console collectors go for the carts only and don't care about the boxes at all and others don't even buy anything less than a CIB.
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby vladstamate » 2017-10-31 @ 14:32

Well we cannot both frown at people for downloading games on abandonware websites and also frown at them for getting game CD-s in paper envelopes. A game is a game. Plus not all that buy games are collectors. Some just want to play them and not have to steal them :)
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby appiah4 » 2017-10-31 @ 15:32

Hold up, nobody is frowning. I *wish* I could be content with just CDs, it makes no logical sense for me to hunt down boxed games as I have absolutely no display space whatsoever.. I'm really glad he got the games, there are some really cool games in there that I wish I had. It's a mighty good haul for the price.
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby TheAbandonwareGuy » 2017-10-31 @ 15:47

vladstamate wrote:Well we cannot both frown at people for downloading games on abandonware websites and also frown at them for getting game CD-s in paper envelopes. A game is a game. Plus not all that buy games are collectors. Some just want to play them and not have to steal them :)


I consider myself a digital archivist. Also some of the games in this lot are basically not available to download, legal or otherwise. Flight Simulator 2000 for example.
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby vladstamate » 2017-10-31 @ 15:59

appiah4 wrote:Hold up, nobody is frowning.


True, I was too harsh, I take it back. Truth is I also love big boxes, and I AM collecting them as well.
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby TheAbandonwareGuy » 2017-10-31 @ 23:59

vladstamate wrote:
appiah4 wrote:Hold up, nobody is frowning.


True, I was too harsh, I take it back. Truth is I also love big boxes, and I AM collecting them as well.


Found these at a thrift store for 5 each. Turok is missing its manual and Duke it Out is a bit bent on the front but there otherwise complete and in good order. Is everyone happy now? They have more games but I only had $18 on me. I should be able to rescue 3 more Thursday: DaiKatana, Manhattan Project, and Hard Ball 6 since i should be collecting on a debt owed to me tomorrow.

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Re: Bought these games today

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Re: Bought these games today

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Re: Bought these games today

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Re: Bought these games today

Postby ynari » 2017-11-01 @ 10:11

Whether you got a deal or not really depends on how many of the games you actually want. There's definitely enough decent games in there for it not to be a particularly bad deal.

Hadn't seen that Icewind Dale 2 came on CD too - I presume the manual is a PDF or similar, as it's way too thick to put in the average jewel case.
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby TheAbandonwareGuy » 2017-11-01 @ 12:44

TheAbandonwareGuy wrote:
vladstamate wrote:
appiah4 wrote:Hold up, nobody is frowning.


True, I was too harsh, I take it back. Truth is I also love big boxes, and I AM collecting them as well.


Found these at a thrift store for 5 each. Turok is missing its manual and Duke it Out is a bit bent on the front but there otherwise complete and in good order. Is everyone happy now? They have more games but I only had $18 on me. I should be able to rescue 3 more Thursday: DaiKatana, Manhattan Project, and Hard Ball 6 since i should be collecting on a debt owed to me tomorrow.

[img]i.imgur.com/UNL4lbM.jpg[/img]


Btw does anyone else think that damage spot on Duke it out in DC blends into the art to look like a bullet hole? :)
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby Stiletto » 2017-11-01 @ 17:30

TheAbandonwareGuy wrote:Well, I bought basically 400 PC games in Jewel Case:

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Re: Bought these games today

Postby Synthoridity » 2017-11-02 @ 07:05

Quake Mission Pack 1.

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More pictures of contents:
* https://www.dropbox.com/sh/myyfwan97wl2 ... g9oWa?dl=0

Although both Mission Packs' boxes have the same cardboard insert design, MP1's insert was much easier to remove from the box (the MP2 copy I got probably happened to have abnormally tight packaging).

Edit: I decided to flatten MP1's insert anyway.
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby Synthoridity » 2017-11-26 @ 12:29

Some of the things I got over the past few weeks:

Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WW II Pacific Theater. Got this from a local op shop (thrift store) for $2.

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Some of the big and small versions of both Quake II and Quake III. :lol:

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* Quake II - US/Australian big box release, with embossed QII logos. This is larger than the big boxed European version, and also larger than the newer re-issue which uses a slightly thinner box (neither of which I own, but I have seen photos of them online).

* Quake II - Bog standard DVD case release, which does not contain a physical manual.

* Quake III: Gold - Big box release. The QIII logos, box art images, screenshots, and weapons depicted on the box all feature smooth, glossy printing.

* Quake III: Gold - Small box release. I have seen eBay sellers erroneously list this specific release as a "big box" game. The small box does not feature any of the gloss effects from the big box, and the manual's dimensions are smaller.


Quake II: Quad Damage - US version.

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Re-seal from CompUSA (that's what I'm assuming, since there's a CompUSA sticker on the shrink wrap). Box is in excellent condition. The box has tape seals under the shrink wrap on the top and bottom. All seals were intact when I received the game.

Unboxing pictures: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tw6u5bw674vz ... 1fyBa?dl=0

The expansion discs were all in their original, sealed jewel cases, although Quake II was only in a sleeve. Whoever packaged the cardboard insert tore it a bit. I think the insert is supposed to be opened from its sides, but they probably found it too cumbersome to have to remove the entire insert from the box each time to store or remove the discs and manual.

Before this, the only copies of the Mission Packs I owned were from the Quake 4: Special DVD Edition (which lacks the soundtracks). The Reckoning Mission Pack is okay, but the designers of the Ground Zero Mission Pack have a very unhealthy turret fetish.
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby liqmat » 2017-11-26 @ 14:52

Picked up a NIB copy of Q.A.D. (Quintessential Art of Destruction) from Germany (of course I use the English install). Unfortunately, the seller packed it in an envelope so the corners got slightly crushed. Really get annoyed when sloppy packaging is used. Works perfect in DOSBox @ about 100000 CPU cycles using the highest in-game 640x400 VESA mode resolution. I always compare this to a 3D sci-fi Choplifter, which it basically is.

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Re: Bought these games today

Postby stoof » 2017-12-02 @ 01:05

Got this recently:
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Psychonauts (sellers pic)

Another one for the backlog! Bought for peanuts, except for shipping. Paid extra for a shipping box; hopefully it will survive.
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby liqmat » 2017-12-02 @ 01:34

My latest retro PC game score. Some are still shrinkwrapped and most are mint with a few that have been roughed up a bit. Hoping all the floppies still work. The Addams Family Print Gallery is from HI TECH Expressions who also made the Jingle Disk which came out during Christmas 1985/86 for the IBM PC/Commodore 64/Atari 800/Apple IIe.

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