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buying old books

Post 121

Afgncaap5

Neat. However, I'm generally interested in buying old video games instead of books. Don't know why. I'm thinking about going into trading them. If anyone has any old Infocom games, just turn to your old buddy on h2g2.smiley - smiley

I might check out that forum later. Thanks for the info!smiley - smiley


buying old books

Post 122

Bluebottle

If you find anyone selling Spectrum games, let me know. smiley - smiley
And thanks Argon0 for the info on the book - go to:
http://www.h2g2.com/forumframe.cgi?forum=11007&thread=40521
for more details about me getting it!


buying old books

Post 123

Argon0 (back for a bit)

I've got an old Spectrum+ in the Attic(Loft) of my Parents - Its got a load of games for it - interested?

Also - have you tried one of the Spectrum Emulators available for the PC - you can get hundreds of Games off of the Web - try a site like Tucows.com


buying old books

Post 124

Bluebottle

I'll have a look, thanks, but at the moment I don't have a modern PC, and my Amstrad Mega PC 386SX has a grand total of 4 megabites free...


buying classic games

Post 125

Afgncaap5

Bluebottle, this is how you solve the babel fish puzzle:

1) Hang your gown on the little hook
2) Lay your towel on the grating
3) Put Ford's satchel in front of the panel
4) Put the pile of mail (you *DO* have the mail from the beginning of the game, don't you?) on top of Ford's satchel. That's all there is to it! BTW, sorry if this was slightly redundant, but I've always liked that puzzle.

Say, you wouldn't happen to have an extra copy of that game, would you? I'm always interested in purchasing old Infocom IF.


buying classic games

Post 126

Bluebottle

Thanks - you've been a great help, but I've been bombarded with other helpers. Nice to know that if I ever get stuck with it, I've got a great resource here of the guide!


buying classic games

Post 127

Afgncaap5

Well, this was always one of Infocom's most sought after games. What I wouldn't give for an orignal . . .

Anyways, that puzzle is really the toughest. Except for (possibly) the final puzzle, which may cause you a ridiculous amount of extra work.smiley - smiley


buying classic games

Post 128

Blue Sky

I had a Spectrum and it was lovely and played with it every single day and had hundereds of games and I wrote loads of dodgy programs for it and I was so happy until it broke. Then! My rich Uncle came along and fixed it for me! Wa-hey! And I had loads of fun playing impossibly hard games and really easy games which I was rubbish at..and all of those games which are so addictive..."Bubble Bobble" was MY favourite...and "Paperboy" and "Arkonoid" and "Nebulus" and that dodgy game with the giant ball and you had to find a pill to keep him alive but we never found one after years of playing...and the magnificent "Live and Let Die" and loads of fun. Until it broke again. And got chucked out. But I always held that I waould hold on to the software and games until I ever got a new one. Then my parents chucked out all of my games. Don't like spectrum emulators. WANNA SPECTRUM!!! Then I went into Bubble Bobble withdrawel sympptoms and downloaded MAME and it off the internet and completed it within two days...MARVELLOUS STUFF!! Beats Startship Titanic any day.... (Sorry Doug..)


buying classic games

Post 129

Babel17

Well I still have (and occassionally use) my old MK2 48k Spectrum, complete with original box. (sad isn't it!). I still remember asking my dad exactly how long 28 days were ( as time dragged on to nearly 4 months and still no sign of this wonderful invention). I also have about 2 or 3 boxes of games. I also use a spectrum emulator on my PC and quite happily download many games from the World of Spectrum website at: www.void.demon.nl/spectrum.html (emulators available here too. The one i use is the zx32 freeware emulator). I just completed AticAtac again last week. Still can't get past level 6 on Manic Miner!
How I did it when I was 14 I will never know. Following a few links I did find a couple of places that do spares and reconditioned Speccys
Try Trading Post: www3.btwebworld.com/tradingpost/spares.htm for starters. Good Luck and happy hunting...

Jools


buying classic games

Post 130

Blue Sky

Thanks there - I may just try it!


buying classic games

Post 131

Bluebottle

I never completed Manic Minor, but I loved both that, Jet Set Willy and Atic Atac....
I'd love a working Spectrum Emulator, though. The main reason I stopped playing on it was that the games took longer to load then they do on any modern computer. Not that I have a modern computer...


buying classic games

Post 132

Babel17

Hey BB,
As I said to Regent Villa 'The World of Spectrum' (link above) is probably the best place to go for an emulator and for games. With over 10,000 downloadable titles I am sure there is something to suit everybody, regardless of age or taste. They also have emulators for various platforms, and not just spectrum emulators at that.
I also have a version of ManicMiner for the PC (DOS based I think) and that other classic of its time, Elite.
You can also get HHGTTG for the ole speccy too. smiley - bigeyes

Infact over the easter weekend, I may even check to see that my old speccy is still working OK. (Ihaven't checked it out for about 3 years, and I have moved house twice in that time!)

If anybody wants any of these, drop me a line at my homepage with email addresses and I will see what I can do. Most things will fit on a floppy disk so to email them it won't mean horrendous download times. But then if you are on an ISP with 0800 access it doesn't really matter that much, does it?

Let me know.....Jools


Young Zaphod Plays It Safe/Original HHGTTG Radio Scripts

Post 133

Ford Prefect

I don't really know about you guys, but I live in a tiny (pop. 100,000) town in Canada with a really small library, which HAS both of these books, (Young Zaphod Plays It Safe/Original HHGTTG Radio Scripts)albeit one copy each. And if one is really persistent they can use their school/work photocopier and get a copy of that.

It wouldn't do as a collector's item, of course, yet it would get you the actual contents, (anyways here, you can buy books off of the library).

that's just my personal opinion

smiley - fish


Young Zaphod Plays It Safe/Original HHGTTG Radio Scripts

Post 134

Irving Washington - Gone Writing

Ford,
Glad I caught up with you! You've got some unanswered messages on your homepage! Quite important! Well, not that important, but at least... just go check them out, alright?

~Irving


Old Zork Maps Found on Ebay

Post 135

Redshift

In case anyone is interested.. some of these items are up for auction at the moment..

Zork I map:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Infocom-Zork-Dungeon-Guide-Map-RARE-Vintage-Zork-Users-Group-Item-Commodore-/330655895783?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cfca090e7

Zork II map:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Infocom-Zork-II-Dungeon-Guide-Map-RARE-Vintage-Zork-Users-Group-Item-Commodore-/330654664808?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cfc8dc868

Zork III Map:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Infocom-Zork-3-Dungeon-Guide-Map-RARE-Vintage-Zork-Users-Group-Item-Commodore-/330654696818?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cfc8e4572


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