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#76 Alfred OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:26 PM

I guess my two rares would be Six Forks, which isn't even listed on Atarimania, although it never came in a box either, and this DATASM program, whose manual and disk I think I uploaded here a while back. I didn't tend to buy a lot of software then, just hardware ;)



#77 MrFish ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:39 PM

I guess my two rares would be Six Forks, which isn't even listed on Atarimania, although it never came in a box either...

 

It's listed there; they just call it Assembler & Linker.



#78 davidcalgary29 ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:47 AM

I owned a CIB copy of Arex for a while, but needed to sell it: Arex
 
I don't know if it was the rarest title I've owned, but certainly one of the more interesting rare titles. A lot of rare titles aren't very interesting, which is partly why they're rare in the first place.
 
BTW, the rarity ratings on Atarimania are for boxed copies only.


If only boxed copies count, then I have few to no rarities, although I do have two carts of Mr. Do!’s Castle. And I’ve only heard of two people who actually have a box. Shouldn’t it be a 10?

Boxed only, my rarest titles are the Chalkboard carts. I think I also now have all of GR8’s cart releases boxed.

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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:20 AM

If only boxed copies count, then I have few to no rarities, although I do have two carts of Mr. Do!’s Castle. And I’ve only heard of two people who actually have a box. Shouldn’t it be a 10?

 

It's not that unboxed copies don't count, they just don't include ratings for them on AtariMania. Mr. Do!'s Castle is certainly a 10 as a loose copy. I suppose with a box it's actually more like an 11.  :P



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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:30 AM

My latest rare acquisition. I'm not really sure how rare though, even though it seems to be rare in Atari land, it is a combination program with C64 on one side and Atari on the other, so it may not be so rare, just that most are in the hands of Commodore users...I know of one other AA member that has it too.

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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:19 AM

I think I know a good deal of people who's net worth is beyond whatever assets and money they have say their worth ;) just saying:)

 

Although I like the software, I think a better name could have come about in financial circles.


Edited by _The Doctor__, Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:22 AM.


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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:08 AM

That's right, you see, you use a modern program as your "official" books, then this old one on an old computer that most don't have a clue how to use anymore to keep track  of your "real" book of assets. ;) Just let the IRS man try and discover it! After all, they see that old Atari and all they see is a game machine, not a financial record keeper! :P


Edited by Gunstar, Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:10 AM.


#83 MrFish ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:16 AM

I don't own either of them anymore, but these were probably the most rare (and interesting) items I used to own.

 

[Edit] Up till this point, both are the only known copies.

 

 

Big Five - Activator Cart

 

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K-Byte / K-razy Shoot-Out Box

 

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Edited by MrFish, Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:37 AM.


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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:44 AM

got an 810 with ARCHIVER/EDITOR and all documentation.... are they rare nowadays?



#85 Alfred OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:57 AM

Well if we include hardware, then I guess the rarest thing I have is an 80 column board for the XL/XE machines. I paid Chuck at DataQue to design it for me, but we never did produce it. Looks kind of like a Black Box, although not as wide, like maybe 6x9, has VGA output. I forget now, it has two chips, one I think is a 6845? character set generator and the other one is the video chip. I used to have a1090XL til I threw it out, and I have a Thompson ProBurner which might be a little bit rare.



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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:11 PM

Well if we include hardware, then I guess the rarest thing I have is an 80 column board for the XL/XE machines. I paid Chuck at DataQue to design it for me, but we never did produce it. Looks kind of like a Black Box, although not as wide, like maybe 6x9, has VGA output. I forget now, it has two chips, one I think is a 6845? character set generator and the other one is the video chip. I used to have a1090XL til I threw it out, and I have a Thompson ProBurner which might be a little bit rare.

always interested in the add on video displays, and this ties in with a project I was discussing, maybe you and and Curt should get together, It would be nice to see a few choices for the display card within the 1090XL. The DataQue card might be built up a little or just reproduced in it's current form slightly re imagined. There are a few folks that like this sort of thing these days ;) Lenore, Macrorie, Curt, tf-hh, well you get the idea and myself as well...


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#87 davidcalgary29 ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:36 PM

 I used to have a1090XL til I threw it out,

 

WHAT?! I think I can now forgive myself for throwing out my Infocom collection in '94. :-D

 

Is Chuck still around? Let's bug him and get him to work on more neat things I Must Have.



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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:59 PM

I used to have a1090XL til I threw it out...

 

WHAT?! I think I can now forgive myself for throwing out my Infocom collection in '94. :-D

 

Doc was mourning me selling an 800 and Incognito... At least I got money for my treasure...



#89 Alfred OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:24 PM

Ive been looking for Charles Steinman for more than a year with no luck. I never knew his real address and his phone number went dead more than twenty years ago.

#90 Alfred OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:29 PM

always interested in the add on video displays, and this ties in with a project I was discussing, maybe you and and Curt should get together, It would be nice to see a few choices for the display card within the 1090XL. The DataQue card might be built up a little or just reproduced in it's current form slightly re imagined. There are a few folks that like this sort of thing these days ;) Lenore, Macrorie, Curt, tf-hh, well you get the idea and myself as well...


Pointless. The problem is all these projects are independent and can’t be plugged in together on the pbi. What we need is something like a new MIO/BB with say SD for Hdisk space, Ethernet, vbxe/80 cols, rs232 and printer. It’ll never happen.

#91 Sugarland OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:13 PM

My rarest items might be The!Cart and AVGCART. :) Very few were ever made.


Edited by Sugarland, Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:14 PM.


#92 davidcalgary29 ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:23 PM

My rarest items might be The!Cart and AVGCART. :) Very few were ever made.


Really? What are the numbers?

#93 Alfred OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:25 PM

 

WHAT?! I think I can now forgive myself for throwing out my Infocom collection in '94. :-D

 

Is Chuck still around? Let's bug him and get him to work on more neat things I Must Have.

 

Well I was selling my house and I had to get rid of tons of stuff to downsize. Over 4 thousand paperbacks, plus all sorts of computer junk. I looked at the 1090XL and thought, doesn't work, has no cards, never going to use it, have no use for it, and into the metal bin it went. Never occurred to me that people would pay money for it on ebay. Probably one of the dumber things I've done.

 

At least I still have both ATR-8000 units. I threw out the 8 inch drives and the 40lb power supply, but I was smart enough to keep them. Probably not rare things though.


Edited by Alfred, Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:26 PM.


#94 Sugarland OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:39 PM

Really? What are the numbers?

 

Very few I don't have exact numbers. Much less than 1000 total for both combined I guess. I think it's easy to forget that some of the modern custom made devices the community is making today are very rare by old standards.



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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:59 PM

I think I know a good deal of people who's net worth is beyond whatever assets and money they have say their worth ;) just saying:)

 

Although I like the software, I think a better name could have come about in financial circles.

 

Life is about People, NOT MONEY! Listen to Pink Floyd's song Dogs from the album Animals.

 

The end of the song perfectly describes what happens to greedy people (such as my [employer]).

 

Here are the words:

 

Who was only a stranger at home
Who was ground down in the end
Who was found dead on the phone
Who was dragged down by the stone

 

The LOVE of money is the root of all EVIL!

 

:)






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