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 PostPost subject: [OFFER] Various Windows apps and DOS games        Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:22 pm 
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Hello,

I have been collecting my childhood DOS games and Win 3.1/95 apps for years and only now stumbled upon this site. Currently I am looking to find all those missing Microsoft Home releses that I seem to be unable to find even on eBay for sale.

So, apologies for not being completely familiar with the site rules yet. To start off, I have physical copies of the following software on CD-ROM that I can offer to you:

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- Worms United and reinforcements (DOS)
- Bioforge (DOS)
- Tank Commander (Domark 1995, DOS)
- Man Enough (Tsunami Media 1994, DOS)
- Starlord (Microprose 1993, DOS)
- The Lawnmover Man (Media Safari 1993, DOS)
- Lords of Midnight (Domark 1995, DOS)
- Cyberbykes (Sofkey 1996, DOS)
- Descent to Undermountain (Interplay 1997, DOS)
- Playtoons 1 - Uncle Archibald (Sierra 1994, DOS)
- Cyberswine (Multipath movies 1997, Windows 95)

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- Microsoft Home - The Ultimate Frank Lloyd Wright - America's Architect
- Microsoft Home - Julia Child - Home Cooking with Master Chefs
- Microsoft Home - Isaac Asimov's The Ultimate Robot
- Microsoft Home - Art Gallery

I am pretty sure that you already have most of these in your archive. But, I hope some of these programs are unique to your collection and thus enable me to make a contribution.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [OFFER] Various Windows apps and DOS games        Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:31 pm 
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Actually, all of these would be very interesting for our archives. They are older titles and harder to get. So if you would archive these for us it would be great!

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 PostPost subject: Re: [OFFER] Various Windows apps and DOS games        Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:04 am 
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I am delighted to hear that you like what I have to offer. Perhaps my collection is rare because I have always collected the "so bad it's good" games that nobody else really wants...

Oh and I forgot to mention, I have the following:

- Animal (Microtime 1996, DOS)
- Cybergenic Ranger, a very obscure (and bad) DOS game, original 3,5" floppies with box, manual and a horrendously ugly poster. It is in absolute mint condition (I doubt that anyone ever wanted to play it ;).
- Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge (GTE 1995, Win 3.1)

Of the titles I mentioned above, boxed versions are: Asimov's Robots (worn out box), Art Gallery (worn out box), Tank Commander (mint), Starlord (mint) and Man Enough (mint). The others are unfortunately only original Jewel cases with the title booklet and manual, and in worst case (Uncle Archibald, Worms United) only the original media.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [OFFER] Various Windows apps and DOS games        Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:20 am 
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FTP is standing by :).

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 PostPost subject: Re: [OFFER] Various Windows apps and DOS games        Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:23 am 
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Ok, will start dumping now with A120% :) Will probably upload somewhere next week as scanning the materials will take some time (I don't own a scanner myself) and I also have to figure out someone with a USB floppy to rip Cybergenic Ranger.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [OFFER] Various Windows apps and DOS games        Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:42 pm 
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Okay so, I will start with Starlord. :) It's now uploading to the FTP.

I hope I managed to name everything clearly enough, and that the scans are decent.
Unfortunately the other manual had a really nasty spine, so it was very difficult to align the pages properly orthogonally.

Please let me know if there are problems with the upload and I will do my best to correct (also sorry beforehand if i cause you to waste your time :()

Edit: just out of curiosity, the rules say that "check if an upload already exists" - what if the existing upload is incomplete (missing manuals etc.)? Is there a way to know?

Btw, just to let you know, Starlord is 100% complete with everything included (it was sealed when I got it).

I will continue with the other uploads as soon as I know if this one is ok.

Here are the checksums for the files:

Code:
Filename    SHA1    File Size
Starlord (Microprose 1993).7z.011   be40de6467238eafd6d0f8670069cb2af9595430   108 999 880
Starlord (Microprose 1993).7z.010   bfda6ae5f191cb3c78594de0d62cbead5af15dd7   734 003 200
Starlord (Microprose 1993).7z.009   00e14ebed5f8e26b9daa1d9983b6aeb783f1c4f6   734 003 200
Starlord (Microprose 1993).7z.008   d1a67e7c041206d93f3480926b32884f9a7407c1   734 003 200
Starlord (Microprose 1993).7z.007   a1dcbed795edc0521e928cd86071297f75855648   734 003 200
Starlord (Microprose 1993).7z.006   d15d433b01195bdc4a91b1da15fb543b77c298a3   734 003 200
Starlord (Microprose 1993).7z.005   25894be3f960592e98e6aae5a105936a862d7ea7   734 003 200
Starlord (Microprose 1993).7z.004   f40733e1ab846fa5bf4da1352a6a2bbd66fa1ef6   734 003 200
Starlord (Microprose 1993).7z.003   559c6334599abc098aa0877f00bb594dd05bea03   734 003 200
Starlord (Microprose 1993).7z.002   c883cceeed1119faa806c567b53684a6ab7cfcb1   734 003 200
Starlord (Microprose 1993).7z.001   a75f994de62441042f720f79bd973a935a121c38   734 003 200


I had to rename the extensions to get them to upload, so here they are in the format 7zip created them

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 PostPost subject: Re: [OFFER] Various Windows apps and DOS games        Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:54 am 
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@Mrjipey:

Ok, there are now three games uploaded.

Cyberbykes and Animal were Jewel case only releases, so they are 100% complete as well.

And about the jewel case manuals and covers, my scanner unfortunately does not have adjustable focus, so scanning the actual jewel case results in a blurred scan (cannot focus on the paper if it is 1mm from the glass). This is why i took all the papers out and scanned them separately. I hope it is ok, my reasoning was that it is more important to archive the actual print and its contents than just a view showing that "it's in a jewel case box". Is this ok?

Those three are now completed :)

Oh and btw, how should I prove that I own these? Is it ok just to take a photo of the boxes and jewel cases piled on my laptop :D

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 PostPost subject: Re: [OFFER] Various Windows apps and DOS games        Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:00 pm 
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That's why you remove the cover from the jewel case and scan only the paper parts... the guide specifically says this as well :). So you did exactly what you were supposed to do :).

Considering you scanned and uploaded these it should be proof enough, and if there's anything that needs to be adjusted in the scans I can just ask you for rescans, which will be easier if you actually own these titles :).

I will check your uploads when I get home.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [OFFER] Various Windows apps and DOS games        Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:59 pm 
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Here are hashes for the rest of uploads:

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Filename    SHA1    File Size
Animal (Microtime 1996).7z      37b051a47a718f3e608c796a8fa790a4cc6de912   824 280 613
Cyberbykes - Shadow Racer VR (GameTek 1995).7z   b517c090e5590778096f285e073e9e26fcc7c4b4   614 335 890
Rolling Stones - Voodoo Lounge (GTE Interactive Media in 1995).7z   75022dab46ad78c35874d591f2e34effbcb0298e   877 781 687
The Lawnmower Man (Sales Curve Ltd 1993).7z      6ba3de636adce39967d874e7d2c05f9d37291404   418 160 659


I also sent a photo of the boxes to the ftp as a proof of ownership :)

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 PostPost subject: Re: [OFFER] Various Windows apps and DOS games        Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:55 pm 
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The rest is coming as soon as I get some 5,25" floppies ripped with the help of a local preservation group :)

Also, mrjipey, what can I do with a poster that's way too big to be scanned? Scan in pieces with generous overlapping and proper aligning? That way it would at least be scanned completely and can be stitched later in the future if wished

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Please, it's mrpijey, not mrjipey....

If you can scan it in bits with overlapping (at high quality) then do so and I'll stitch it together myself as best as I can. Be sure to unwrinkle the folds first for best scanning results. Otherwise if you got a very good camera you can snap a pic of it, but scans would be much better.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [OFFER] Various Windows apps and DOS games        Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:16 pm 
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Damn, I usually roll eyes *myself* when people misspell names, I really don't know how that slipped past my eyes... I blame the keyboard, it must have interpreted my keystrokes incorrectly, wasn't me! ;D

Good to now that about posters and other material too big for the scanner!

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 PostPost subject: Re: [OFFER] Various Windows apps and DOS games        Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:07 pm 
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Ok there goes, Frank Lloyd Wright CD is up as well as corrected scan of the Lawnmower Man cover

More uploads coming soon...

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 PostPost subject: Re: [OFFER] Various Windows apps and DOS games        Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:17 pm 
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Ok now uploading The Road Ahead by Gates, as the version in the archive was missing the booklet and sleeve covers. Also IIRC it didn't have the audio tracks of the CD-ROM.

Uploading soon also Microsoft Home Art Gallery but it is a PITA to scan because the box is a bit damaged and it is super hard to keep the scanner surface clean & box surface straight

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