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Possible protos in eBay lot... that I was outbid on.

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#1 viande OFFLINE  


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Posted Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:37 AM



Haven't posted here in ages.

Was looking for some VIC-20 Carts when I found this auction 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151740178264 with the unlikely title of VTG-COMMODORE-VIC-20-COMPUTER-SYNTHESIZER-CHIPS-LOT-57-GAMES

While those were clearly 2716/2732 eproms of atari 2600 titles.

Now why would someone burn 'backup copies' of all these games when eprom burners were pretty rare and expensive at the time, instead of buying those carts

from the store? They must have been from an old employee, and in which case probably there are not always the final versions of those games.


In any case I was outbid since it was too much of a gamble for me. I do HOPE that someone HERE snagged it though.

I really regret it know, please tell me one of you has it! :)





Edited by viande, Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:40 AM.

#2 R.Cade OFFLINE  



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Posted Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:21 AM

Very unlikely to be anything but bootleg copies of released games...

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#3 atari181 OFFLINE  


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Posted Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:33 AM

I have a bunch of these loose. As said above, most likely just bootlegs. Highly unlikely that they are from an employee with multiple companies' games.

#4 TheObscureGamer OFFLINE  



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Posted Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:01 AM

Yeah I agree, they are more than likely bootlegs, and also welcome back to the scene!

#5 viande OFFLINE  


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Posted Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:02 AM

Both the 'multiple manufacturers' and some misspellings (Berserk) made me think it could just be bootlegs (and hence my low max bid).

Though what was the price of eprom writers or about 1980? (not later since stuff like the C64 'Promenade' were common) I guess if you already had one....



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