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Old 02-01-2018, 12:18 AM
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Re: owning movies

Originally Posted by Batman55
Is there a market for Infocom boxes, manuals, etc. without the actual floppy disks?

I don't know. What I do know, based on my own collection that I examined maybe 15 years ago, is that even if you did have the floppies, the magnetism would have long since faded and be useless. Was it an Infocom product that wryly quipped how the floppy made a great teething ring and could fit at the bottom of a bird cage? Well that's all they could do now.

I have some of those boxes, not horrifically damaged somewhere, but definitely not in mint condition or stored particularly properly. Who knows what damage they may have sustained in successive moves, that I didn't conduct that were out of my control. I would expect the Starcross flying saucer to not fare well due to its size, nor the Suspension mask. And finally, the very plastic may have degraded over time.

On the other hand, the Infidel materials should be nearly pristine, because they were doing a sort of folio format at that point.

Gewgaws like the Spellbreaker trading cards are probably scattered all over the place in a box and who knows what shape they're in. Hitchhiker's Guide "Don't Panic" pin could be squashed, chipped, or rusted.

Last year I tried playing all the "Zork" titles that I missed the 1st time around. As much as I was a fan of I, II, and III, I just couldn't get into the other stuff. I'm older, I've experienced a lot more stuff in games, and I even try to be a game developer myself. The terse, spartan text just couldn't do it for me, and I didn't enjoy getting stuck on a headbanger. When I was 11, computers were primitive and we had a lot less stuff!

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