I'm new here so hello.
I've recently become aware of two pretty unique games (in that they differ significantly from other versions of them) I really want to play, on original hardware if possible. I've tracked down the games (Super Wing Commander & Wing Commander III), so that's been the easy part.
The most difficult part is, because of their nature, I *only* want to bite the bullet on the console if I can find a Flightstick Pro for it, and so far I haven't had any luck (searching on places like eBay). There are tons of PC Flightstick Pro's (I have two myself) but the 3DO version is a tough find.
Assuming I can find the former, I'd also really like to get a 3DO, preferably a refurbished one that's guaranteed working and also has a fresh save battery. Either FZ-1 or FZ-10 should be fine. I've found plenty of old hardware, but few options that refurbish 'em. Is this a possibility?
Finally, I'm acquiring legit copies of both games in good condition (possibly sealed - we'll see). Would most of you recommend going ahead and using the discs? Or do you suggest burning backups and using the backup? I've seen reports of scratched discs. (Yes, I know if I do get a sealed copy, breaking the seal immediately loses value, but part of me would get a kick out of using the original disc because I'm nuts. =oP).
Thanks all for any advice/assistance!