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#26 F#READY OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 5, 2015 11:48 AM

I have pole position on cartridge!;-)

#27 Stefan Both OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 5, 2015 2:49 PM

Not the rarest at all :? ... just a " 4 "... but ... it's the only thing

I own in original condition. Played it once with my lightgun.

There are probably much more impressive games out there.

 

 

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#28 Bryan OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 5, 2015 4:55 PM

I used to have some pretty rare stuff (Saucer version of Starcross, some rarer Scott Adams stuff, Synapse NYC), but I sold most of my collection. Right now it's probably my big-box Ultima II.



#29 Nebulon OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 5, 2015 5:23 PM

I nuked my post since it isn't Atari 8-bit specific.  I don't have anything all that rare in terms of Atari 8-bit stuff. The Atari 400 is about the rarest (which isn't an unusual machine by any means).


Edited by Nebulon, Thu Mar 5, 2015 5:47 PM.


#30 FastRobPlus OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 5, 2015 5:26 PM

I was given the master copy of this one on the maddening condition by the author that I don't dump the game (he seems to think it's still got commercial or IP value...):

http://www.atarimani...race_20350.html



#31 pixelmischief OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 6, 2015 5:54 AM

I don't know much about rarity ratings, but I can tell you what of my items were hardest to come by:

 

Karateka (Diskette) CIB

Conan (Diskette) NIB

World Championship Karate (Diskette) CIB

221B Baker Street (Diskette) CIB

Ultima IV (Diskette) CIB (with Ankh)


Edited by pixelmischief, Fri Mar 6, 2015 5:56 AM.


#32 pixelmischief OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 6, 2015 5:56 AM

Oh, and apparently these are quite rare:

 

2 x Pronto, The Home Information System Cart



#33 Ripdubski OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 6, 2015 7:30 AM

Productivity:

LJK Movie Maker  (NIB)       (only one I know of)

Atari Stock Charting  (NIB)   


Edited by Ripdubski, Fri Mar 6, 2015 7:31 AM.


#34 Allan OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 6, 2015 8:51 AM

To much to list.

 

Just recently scanned this one.

 

http://www.atarimani...calc_30208.html

 

Also turned these into WAV files to be used with Altirra.

 

http://www.atarimani...dures_6410.html

 

I like Jacobus's list. Would love to get scans of your three APX titles. I have made PDFs of at least half of the APX titles and have a bunch more coming. Hopefully by the end of 2015 we'll have all the APX titles turned into ATR/CAS images and all the manuals scanned.

 

Allan



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Posted Fri Mar 6, 2015 2:12 PM

To much to list.

 

Just recently scanned this one.

 

http://www.atarimani...calc_30208.html

 

Also turned these into WAV files to be used with Altirra.

 

http://www.atarimani...dures_6410.html

 

I like Jacobus's list. Would love to get scans of your three APX titles. I have made PDFs of at least half of the APX titles and have a bunch more coming. Hopefully by the end of 2015 we'll have all the APX titles turned into ATR/CAS images and all the manuals scanned.

 

Allan

I'm in the middle of a huge project at work, and DH at home so I will try to get to them soon.  (nag me in a few weeks if you haven't heard anything!)



#36 spookt ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 7, 2015 8:07 AM

Used to have an original copy of PL/65 with original printed manual (which at some point in the past I scanned and uploaded here).

Had Universe by Omnitrend which was pretty rare in the UK, complete with the huge manual.

Not sure how rare original boxed SpartaDOS X cart was but had that too and a RTime8 cart to go with it.

 

I sold off pretty much everything before I moved last year. I had piles of stuff from years of collecting, but now I'm down to an 800 with an Incognito, a broken 800XL, 600XL with Ultimate and stereo, and a happy 1050 along with a handful of carts. All of it in my folks attic about 230 miles away from me :(



#37 AHA OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 7, 2015 3:23 PM

i have a suncom cart, all ( i think) synapse games its labeled 19 of 50  :D



#38 Bryan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 7, 2015 5:02 PM

I was given the master copy of this one on the maddening condition by the author that I don't dump the game (he seems to think it's still got commercial or IP value...):

http://www.atarimani...race_20350.html

I totally respect that. Now, can I borrow it for a half hour or so?  :twisted:



#39 Atari8bitCarts OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:27 AM

When it comes to cartridges, I don't know where to start :)

I have something like 90% of all the carts.

 

Lifespan is up there.

The one and only personal fitness cartridge.

Romox's ECPC line-up

Roklan's proto/lab loaners

Boxed Mr Do's castle

All the Taiwan boxed carts

Magic Dump's

Cart clone

Matterhorn

Spark bugs both ECPC and prod shell mint

Infosoft 3000/5000

All the Chaukboard carts boxed

Poket modem complete

Proburner (2 versions)

Survival of the fittest

Rack em Up boxed and loose

Atari's Paddle jitter tester

CRM cart (for machine shop)

Atlantis and Demon Attack International versions.

Expando carts sealed with hardware.

 

come to mind



#40 Atari8bitCarts OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:21 AM

BTW, the rarity ratings on Atarimania are for boxed copies only.

And also note, many are outdated, as they have said themselves :)



#41 Kyle22 ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:24 PM

Game:  Ali-Baba and the Forty Thieves.  Rarity 8 on Atarimania

 

Utility: Richman's Word Processor.  So rare that Atarimania doesn't even know it exists.

 

Hi Fletch,

 

  If (and that's a big if) I remember correctly, I was able to crack the protection on Richman WP.  Next time you get it out, can you make a sector copy (and post it here)?  Use a program that ignores bad sectors and keeps going.  I'd love to take a crack at it again :)

 

Thanks!



#42 _The Doctor__ ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:27 PM

And the RIchman's WP crack and dump became a reality... thanks to some serious baseball Kyle22 knocked it out of the park!


Edited by _The Doctor__, Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:28 PM.


#43 Mclaneinc OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:50 AM

Threads like this are great but they also make me realise what a pillock I was, we used to have boxes galore of Ali Baba (I seem to remember it having a polystyrene case between two bits of paper?) and loads and loads of Temple of Apshai disks that simply got used as blanks in the shop because we had stopped focusing as Atari dealers. In the end a lot got sent back to head office to clear space but where deemed as throw away's so I could have taken them home and either used them of waited with them in storage. I very much doubt my wife would have been pleased :)

 

Oh well, that's life I guess...

 

Rarest thing I HAD was the proto board for the dumper / OS replacement board sold by Computer House here in the UK (I still can't remember the actual name of it, my apologies to Mike and Dave, the creators), sadly gone like the rest of my stuff.

 

Actual stuff I do have is not rare at all...



#44 Fred_M OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:35 AM

I have some software with rarity 9 or 10 at Atarimania. If the rarity is correct, I sometimes doubt it.

 

But, a few months ago I got the chance to add some rare Italian titles to my collection. Maybe not the rarest, but I think it was a very nice find  ;)

 

21llicz.jpg

 

Il_Papiro_Della_Pace_disk.jpg



#45 CharlieChaplin OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:26 PM

Alas, most of these Lindasoft releases are unauthorized (pirate) copies.

So you have rare pirate stuff, if someone treats pirated stuff as rare...  ;-)

 

Guerriero Laser = Laser Gunner by Compute magazine (Gary R. Lecompte)

Othello 3D = Superreversion by Analog Computing (P. Burgess)

Tic Tac snack = Tic Tac snack by Hi-Res (Duane Tutaj)

etc.

 

At least they do have nice packages and italian manuals...

http://www.atarimani...r_1656_8_G.html



#46 gambler172 ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:29 PM

I have a complete collection of AMC Soft titles....and a nearly complete KE Soft collection....
maybe i would trade it ...
greetings Walter

#47 Fred_M OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:40 AM

Alas, most of these Lindasoft releases are unauthorized (pirate) copies.
So you have rare pirate stuff, if someone treats pirated stuff as rare...  ;-)
 
Guerriero Laser = Laser Gunner by Compute magazine (Gary R. Lecompte)
Othello 3D = Superreversion by Analog Computing (P. Burgess)
Tic Tac snack = Tic Tac snack by Hi-Res (Duane Tutaj)
etc.
 
At least they do have nice packages and italian manuals...
http://www.atarimani...r_1656_8_G.html

 
I know ;-) Not everything Lindasoft published are pirated copies. In the top picture are also some titles not mentioned on Atarimania. If people are interested cover scans of all Lindasoft titles in my collection can also be seen on my website. The second picture "Il papiro della pace" is a disk title and is a graphic adventure featuring the Beatles and Beatles songs.
 

 



#48 CharlieChaplin OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:20 AM

Evil thoughts: Think I have an A8 game in my collection that has to do with the Beatles, not sure if it is a quiz or an adventure (but it contains some Pokey versions of Beatles songs); it uses english language. I better do not search for it, otherwise I may find out, that the above mentioned game is not an original one...   ;-)

 

But you are correct, not every Lindasoft title is pirated, thats why I wrote "most Lindasoft releases" above. Afaik, Hypnotic Land, Gangsterville, Conquest of the Crown and others are original titles...



#49 tep392 ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:54 AM

I have Super Zaxxon on floppy 9/10. I also have a CIB 810 archiver that I think is fairly rare since its never on ebay.

#50 ijor OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:30 AM

... I also have a CIB 810 archiver that I think is fairly rare since its never on ebay.

 

It is rare indeed, but CIB? Did it come on an actual box at all or just a bag? Can you post a picture please.






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