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  08:28:58  27 September 2019
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Lord_Santa
>>opinions will differ>>
 

 
On forum: 07/04/2007
 

Message edited by:
Lord_Santa
09/27/2019 8:29:59

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What do you collect?

In addition to collecting older PC Games in the box and the Strategy Guides,
another thing I have is a nice collection of old Gaming peripherals. Some of
my favorites are the Microsoft Sidewinder series from 1995 to 2003 as shown:

Microsoft SideWinder Dual Strike
http://i.imgur.com/fJ8MB3w.jpg

Microsoft SideWinder Freestyle Pro
http://i.imgur.com/mBWWTOQ.jpg

Microsoft SideWinder Game Pad
http://i.imgur.com/aouyBki.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_SideWinder

Of course a lot of these are more suited to Driving or Flying Games where
a Game Pad is more applicable and useful. First Person Shooters don't apply.

TS
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back when, before the Playstation Dual Shock set the standard for controller-design; there are some truly quirky controllers out there and Microsoft's Sidewinder -series did have some interesting ones - I still have the joystick (3D Sidewinder Pro, I believe it's called) - a bit clunkier than the Logitech one, but apart from that, very similar in shape.

it's a bit of a shame that the only ones daring to make quirky controllers these days are basically Nintendo, even-though I do love my Steam-controller, which (incidentally) seem to have set a new kind of standard, what with having buttons on the underside, as well (or 'paddles', rather, perhaps), thus leaving easier access for (per example) a jump button (something which Microsoft, et. al have consistently insisted should be on the bottom face-button (i.e. the 'A' button on 360 controllers, or "X" on PS), which not only does not make sense, but makes every single jump, in every single FPS to feel extremely more awkward than necessary, due to having to move the thumb from the right stick, thus not being able to aim and jump at the same time)

on that note, I am currently playing through Dark Forces on the Playstation 1, which has no dual-analogue input of any kind, in fact I am playing it with the D-pad and use the shoulder-buttons (R1, etc.) to enter into 'aim-mode' and being able to use the D-pad in conjunction.

it's tricky, it's awkward, but it's the way they made it - I'm at level 5 by now, i think (then again, I did complete it on PC a couple of times back in the days, so I have the advantage of familiarity with the level-design)

*ahem*, on topic, I now have more OG Xbox controllers than I can be bother counting... I think... maybe... 25? 26? maybe more? I really need to clean up my gaming-peripheral-closet... it's chaos in there
  08:25:01  26 September 2019
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Tejas Stalker
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On forum: 05/12/2007
What do you collect?

30 collectibles that are now worthless
http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/30-collectibles-that-are-now-worthless/ss-AAGe4EN

TS
  10:12:54  4 April 2017
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Message edited by:
Tejas Stalker
04/04/2017 10:15:33
What do you collect?

In addition to collecting older PC Games in the box and the Strategy Guides,
another thing I have is a nice collection of old Gaming peripherals. Some of
my favorites are the Microsoft Sidewinder series from 1995 to 2003 as shown:

Microsoft SideWinder Dual Strike
http://i.imgur.com/fJ8MB3w.jpg

Microsoft SideWinder Freestyle Pro
http://i.imgur.com/mBWWTOQ.jpg

Microsoft SideWinder Game Pad
http://i.imgur.com/aouyBki.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_SideWinder

Of course a lot of these are more suited to Driving or Flying Games where
a Game Pad is more applicable and useful. First Person Shooters don't apply.

TS
  08:27:42  7 March 2017
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Tejas Stalker
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On forum: 05/12/2007
What do you collect?

I've bought from UK, Ukraine, Russia & China on E-Bay. No problems.

TS
  18:57:53  6 March 2017
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Audioave10
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On forum: 07/19/2008
Cool!
I've bought from the UK a few times with good results, but I've been a little unsure about buying from the Russian Federation, and that's where I've seen the best Collectors Edition version of the Stalker games. There doesn't seem to be any good versions in the US at all.

  14:18:22  5 March 2017
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nashathedog
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I just grabbed myself a collectors edition of SOC, It was secondhand but I will grab a new copy that's sealed if I can find one, I think there's a cardboard sleeve missing for this too. http://imgur.com/tJjL5p7

I'm now going to look for the Video card editions for the games, It's probably a bit late to find sealed ones but if I can find boxed secondhand ones I'll grab them.
  15:26:27  2 February 2017
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What do you collect?

Audioave10 & Lord_Santa

There's nothing finer than a big box game. Getting to hold it in your
hands and read & study the words and artwork used to entice a buyer
on the front and back of it. Opening it to find a large instruction manual
or the rare map. Having a physical CD ( sometimes even several discs )
or a DVD. Being able to find a companion Strategy Guide that's at least
100 pages or more helping guide you on things you could easily miss.
Before the internet and faster speeds downloading things, a Strategy
Guide was truly a work of wonder that you could read & take anywhere.

TS
  14:17:10  28 January 2017
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Lord_Santa
>>opinions will differ>>
 

 
On forum: 07/04/2007

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big box games from Origin so far:

Ultima Ascension: Dragon Edition
Ultima Online: The Second Age
Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger
Privateer II" The Darkening - Deluxe Edition
Times Of Lore (1988)
Wings Of Glory
Strike Commander

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very nice
especially Times of Lore - another favorite of mine from the C64 (had the cassette-tape version ^^ - big box, with manual/map, etc.) - also one of the first Hack 'n Slash games, I can think of (Rogue and its ilk, not withstanding)
  05:50:53  28 January 2017
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Audioave10
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big box games from Origin so far:

Ultima Ascension: Dragon Edition
Ultima Online: The Second Age
Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger
Privateer II" The Darkening - Deluxe Edition
Times Of Lore (1988)
Wings Of Glory
Strike Commander
  10:29:51  27 January 2017
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Lord_Santa
>>opinions will differ>>
 

 
On forum: 07/04/2007
 

Message edited by:
Lord_Santa
01/27/2017 10:30:42
Audioave10

Zak McKracken is one of my favorite games of all time - had a C64 for so long that I only had that and Maniac Mansion (and Labyrinth) to choose between, when it came to adventure-games, while all my friends got Amiga's (the computer) and played Monkey Island 1 and 2 (both of which I completed on said friends' computers, but even so - didn't have as much time to experiment with those games, so to speak )

also if you are interested in the Ultima games, overall - there's the wonderful Knights of Legend, which was released by Origin in 1989

it resembles the Ultima games to a certain extent, with regards to interacting with NPC's, top-down perspective, combat and so on; it also ties in with a character in Ultima VI (Segallion), whom you are questing to save in Knights of Legend

[it] has a brilliant and compelling combat-system, whereas you have the same overhead-view as in Ultima V, but there are multiple attack and defense options to choose for each character, as well as other more technical aspects, compared to the Ultima games (such as flying characters, hit-locational damage, etc., etc.)

I have the big box version with the 5,25" floppies (PC), map, manual, etc. - a worthy investement if you're a fan of Ultima or Origin in general (if you ask me)

it's a rather unknown game, but I spent many a year playing it on my C64 - it came on five floppies (5,25" ) and yes, they needed to be 'flipped' and switched out a lot,,, in the end I had bought 4 diskdrives for my C64, in hopes of not having to swap and flip so many floppies all the time...

 

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