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#201 Zwackery OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 2, 2012 6:03 PM

Maybe I missed something, but is Mr. Stack okay with a repro being made?

#202 Miss 2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 2, 2012 7:29 PM

Maybe I missed something, but is Mr. Stack okay with a repro being made?


Shhhhhh....ixnay on the eproray.

#203 Mxyzptlk OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 2, 2012 10:49 PM

Maybe I missed something, but is Mr. Stack okay with a repro being made?

Yep, he is completely O.K. with it.

#204 Galeforcerm OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 2, 2012 11:44 PM

I thought someone contacted him and he said no. I think it was in the thread about the ad being found.

#205 Miss 2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 6, 2012 4:25 PM

It's on! Medium Bob's just listed their auction on eBay!

Just placed the first bid! A whopping $300! Dang! Didn't reach the reserve! That's OK. I bid before I saw the shipping price of $62.89! Are they sending it in a metal crate?

Edited by Miss 2600, Thu Sep 6, 2012 4:28 PM.


#206 MediumBob OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 6, 2012 4:30 PM

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 320978189140

#207 Miss 2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 6, 2012 4:46 PM

I contacted them about the shipping. They're looking into it. I don't think they realized how much it was for certain parts of the country. They thought it was $25.

#208 Schizophretard OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 7, 2012 1:17 AM

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 320978189140


Oh yeah! :-D

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Posted Fri Sep 7, 2012 4:42 AM

I thought someone contacted him and he said no. I think it was in the thread about the ad being found.

Steve believed it was still his property and would not give his blessing on doing a run of Repros. Not much he can do now 29 years later.

#210 Miss 2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 7, 2012 4:59 AM

Wow! It's already ahead of the first auction in $. I will be very disappointed if neither reaches the reserve. If one reaches the reserve, though, it will be Medium Bob's. It's nice seeing the end label--also in better condition than the first cart found.

#211 DeusExMachina OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 7, 2012 5:34 AM


I thought someone contacted him and he said no. I think it was in the thread about the ad being found.

Steve believed it was still his property and would not give his blessing on doing a run of Repros. Not much he can do now 29 years later.


Currently in the United States the term for software copyright is the life of the author plus 70 years. He can file suit against anyone who infringes on his copyright. Given the auction values that might be realized on these games, he would likely recover substantial damages.

#212 gdement OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 8, 2012 12:54 AM


I thought someone contacted him and he said no. I think it was in the thread about the ad being found.

Steve believed it was still his property and would not give his blessing on doing a run of Repros. Not much he can do now 29 years later.


The code is still his property, but if somebody was in position to make repros they could offer him a royalty.

Edited by gdement, Sat Sep 8, 2012 1:05 AM.


#213 atari181 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 8, 2012 4:20 AM



I thought someone contacted him and he said no. I think it was in the thread about the ad being found.

Steve believed it was still his property and would not give his blessing on doing a run of Repros. Not much he can do now 29 years later.


The code is still his property, but if somebody was in position to make repros they could offer him a royalty.

He wasn't motivated by a couple thousand to go look to see how many more he may have in storage. He was absolutely against reproing, do you think a few bucks per cart would change his mind?

#214 Dino OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 8, 2012 8:30 AM

We may not need repros. These auctions may just be the incentive he needs to look in his attic ;)

#215 marillion ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 8, 2012 9:46 AM

If he doesn't look, that will piss me off. Some of us aren't lucky enough to be sitting on tens of thousands of dollars of stuff.

Must be nice.

Peace,

Chip

#216 gdement OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 9, 2012 8:13 AM




I thought someone contacted him and he said no. I think it was in the thread about the ad being found.

Steve believed it was still his property and would not give his blessing on doing a run of Repros. Not much he can do now 29 years later.


The code is still his property, but if somebody was in position to make repros they could offer him a royalty.

He wasn't motivated by a couple thousand to go look to see how many more he may have in storage. He was absolutely against reproing, do you think a few bucks per cart would change his mind?


It's been a long time since I read that thread, but from what I remember it sounded to me like he took offense when he perceived that people wanted to start copying his game. It sounded to me like a respect for copyright issue. But it's a distant memory and I don't feel like digging up the thread.I've never met the guy, I have no idea if a royalty would change his mind. But it would be an appropriate way to open the conversation.

#217 Andrew Davie OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 9, 2012 8:51 AM

Best-case scenario: RSC sells at auction for (say) $25K and Stack decides to look in the attic. He has 50 or so, so he dribbles them out for a few years at $1000/pop. Then he makes ANOTHER run of 100, only he uses exactly the same labels (he has a few hundred sitting around)... and suddenly we can't tell the difference between the originals (found in the wild), the NOS (from the attic) and the new (made yesterday). Unless, perhaps, we mangle the label to open up and check if the EPROMS are new/old. I'm running out of popcorn, but it's been fun to watch so far. I wonder if Stack would reconsider looking if contacted by an atheist who claims to have a message from god that he should, like, get the word out by finding those carts.

#218 Zach OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 9, 2012 9:03 AM

Last time I checked the buyer of the boxed Air Raid didn't plan on making reproductions, and that didn't dissuade him from spending a high amount.

#219 HelloAtariJason OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:57 AM

So what do you guys think about the ending price of $13K? High / low?

#220 Propane13 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:32 AM

For those who missed it-- someone's making repros:
http://www.atariage....d-sea-crossing/

#221 onlysublime OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:20 PM

wow... I didn't come across this title until the IGN article:
http://www.ign.com/a...-who-hate-money

It's amazing it sold for $10400...

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#222 Propane13 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:30 PM

Does that say it came with a tape narrated by Roy Rogers?

#223 Mitch OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:31 PM

Does that say it came with a tape narrated by Roy Rogers?


No, his wife Dale.

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Posted Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:41 PM

I hope the ROM is released someday. I would like to try this out on Stella.




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