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Re: Are we opening sealed copies of old games?

in Milliways
It depends on the game. Some older games are miserable to play without the manuals and/or maps. I wouldn't buy a sealed copy only for the manuals. But if it's not substantially more than an opened box, then why not? It's a better experience than squinting at a phone or using a janky homemade map.

Re: Are we opening sealed copies of old games?

in Milliways
And if the main concern is playing, you can just buy the game on GoG for probably the fraction of the price of a sealed physical copy and print the manual/map (or open it on your phone/tablet). Low-volume professional printing is expensive though. Unless the game is very rare, it's probably cheaper …

Re: Are we opening sealed copies of old games?

in Milliways
I don't go out of my way to buy sealed copies, but if they are about the same price as opened then I'll get the sealed one just because. When/if I get around to playing the game, I have no problem cracking it open. My one exception is if the game is incredibly rare, and I know there's basically …

Re: Are there games that run playable on a XT 8088 PC can take advantage of either EMS or UMB?

The EMS spec didn't exist until 1985, so any programs that use EMS are going to be after that. By the late 80s, anyone still using an original 4.77MHz PC/XT probably wasn't spending big bucks on an expanded memory board. So there is a very narrow window where it would make sense for game developers …

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