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Reply 180 of 193, by Joakim

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Some games are personal favourites, Silver for instance the Dig is a classic and Grim Fandango... I don't want people to ask me questions about grim Fandango.. The guy who turned these in had taste!

They are not mint but everyone except maybe 2 are in good condition imo. Maybe a few manuals are missing I'm not sure.

Reply 183 of 193, by bestemor

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keropi wrote on 2021-06-03, 19:22:
chrismeyer6 wrote on 2021-06-03, 18:45:

Nice. Where did you find that box?

bought from a closing business
I have not counted how many yet , perhaps some 30~50 or something like that, box is heavy 😀

What was the final fate of these ? Have you kept them all ?
(and what language are they in?)

Reply 184 of 193, by keropi

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bestemor wrote on 2021-08-21, 15:48:
keropi wrote on 2021-06-03, 19:22:
chrismeyer6 wrote on 2021-06-03, 18:45:

Nice. Where did you find that box?

bought from a closing business
I have not counted how many yet , perhaps some 30~50 or something like that, box is heavy 😀

What was the final fate of these ? Have you kept them all ?
(and what language are they in?)

yeah I kept all , still in box I have not had the time to mess with them
these are all English versions (Greek version exists and is 100% translated from paperwork to OS)

🎵 PCMIDI mpu site
🎧 Orpheus soundcard site
Action Rewind site
💻 WTB Amstrad PC7486SLC-33

Reply 185 of 193, by appiah4

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Joakim wrote on 2021-08-19, 18:13:
appiah4 wrote on 2021-08-19, 11:26:

Who would sell Pandora Detective? That is just borderline criminal.

Never played it, is it any good? (It was donated btw.)

I would say YES but interactive movie style adventure games were not everyone's cup of tea..

Retronautics: A digital gallery of my retro computers, hardware and projects.

Reply 186 of 193, by BetaC

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I was going to jokingly put this in hardware, since it’s a cartridge, but this’ll work just as well.

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Of course, I don’t have an Atari 800 to play it on, because when do you ever see those for sale…

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Reply 188 of 193, by BitWrangler

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Games are software, you mean application software 😜

2017: Basement full of ancient PC stuff, starting to go through it. 2021: Still starting, heh, many setbacks. So what's this BitWrangler guy's deal ??? >>> Taming the pile, specs to target?

Reply 189 of 193, by Gered

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Non-game stuff, yeah. I guess we've been getting more and more lax about it as time goes on. 😉

But yeah!!!! I wanna see more non-game software!!!! 😳

(I have one arriving today, will post later)

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P233 MMX/64MB/Voodoo2/Matrox/YMF719/GUS CD3
Duron 800/256MB/Savage4 Pro/SBLive (IN PROGRESS)
Toshiba 430CDT

Reply 190 of 193, by pan069

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If the title of this tread was more along the lines of "Bought this retro software today (non-game)" then that probably would have expressed the intend of the thread slightly better. Maybe OP can adjust/tweak if it's really such a big deal...

Reply 191 of 193, by Caluser2000

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There is a thread about x86 games laying about.

Re: Show us your IBM Compatible PC games collection

Not that new purchases of games in this thread is a major issue at all though. Or any other thread for that matter.

There's a glitch in the matrix.
A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉

Reply 192 of 193, by Gered

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Here I try to correct yet another transgression of my youth. Finally getting a legitimate copy of Microsoft Office 97 Professional! Sealed too. What a tragedy. Let's free it from its cage.

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Ahhh. That's better. And yes, I do want the address of the most important person at Microsoft.

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Installing on my Socket 7 PC. Skipped a few things, including Outlook and Powerpoint. Maybe later.

This guy. This guy right here is one cool dude.
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I mean just look at him go!

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But really, the above is why I really wanted this. Microsoft Access. Mmhmm. I believe I will use it to create a database to track all my retro software and hardware purchases, and then I will of course store this database on a shared network drive, as one can and should do with Microsoft Access databases.

(Also, fun fact, I actually also installed this just now on my Thinkpad R52 running Windows 2000 Professional ... and, apparently that was a mistake. Just did the "typical" install, and it never completed. Sat at the end with "Setup is updating your system" for 45 minutes hogging 100% of the CPU the entire time. Couldn't even open the Start menu, or open up Task Manager. Force-rebooted, and now the system reboots incredibly slowly (over 20 minutes until desktop is visible and then constant 100% CPU usage). Ugh. For reference, the install on my Socket 7 PC shown above completed within 5 minutes and didn't hang at the end at all. EDIT: Problem resolved. Rebooted into safe mode, tried to uninstall Office, said the install was corrupt. Re-ran original installer from the CD, ran with the same options as before. Of course, this time it completed successfully. Great job, Microsoft! Rebooted normally, and now the system acts normally. Fun times!)

486DX2-66/16MB/S3 Trio32 VLB/SBPro2/GUS
P233 MMX/64MB/Voodoo2/Matrox/YMF719/GUS CD3
Duron 800/256MB/Savage4 Pro/SBLive (IN PROGRESS)
Toshiba 430CDT