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  1. I've also contacted him in the past, and he was not particularly cooperative.
  2. Most if not all of the Atari silver boxes (including the Atari Club exclusives) were glued and shrinkwrapped. I believe Atari started wrapping their games in late 1981 or early '82.
  3. Ed actually sent me the source code to Nitro back in 2019, but the disk copy he sent seemed to be corrupted and would not resolve to a text file. I never did get to the bottom of the issue but it's good to see this stuff was able to be rescued regardless. He did show me his original notebook sketches from the game's development plus some other stuff.
  4. Details and pics were originally posted here. Looks legit to me. Assuming he's telling the truth about where and when it was found, I'd say the chances of it being a fake are basically nil.
  5. I had issues like most others did on my desktop but finally decided to give it a try on my phone and was able to snag what turned out to be the penultimate copy. ...or Wilf Paiement.
  6. Long gone. I purchased mine at 5:08 PM EDT and received #99.
  7. Interesting. I have a copy of this buried somewhere. I'll have to check and see which version it is.
  8. The in-game color scheme was changed (including changing the background from blue to black) but that's about it.
  9. A copy of the big box reissue for the C64 just sold on eBay last week. As far as I know, there's really only one version of that box. You guys are making wild assumptions based on scans and photos posted online that don't necessarily reflect the true color of the box.
  10. Dude, relax...it's just a figure of speech. You are WAY over analyzing a simple expression. Obviously not...don't be silly. CollectorVision can hypothetically publish his games if they so choose but I can't imagine why they would want to considering how many people might refuse to buy them. Let's be fair here. There were multiple copies of Pink Panther in circulation for many years but no one who actually paid money for a copy of the prototype was willing to release it free of charge (or able to do so due to supposed technical difficulties). Either way, it should be noted that the individual who ultimately released it did not pay thousands of dollars for a copy of it.
  11. Are you sure it wasn't his dog? You know...the same one that ate his homework. Unfortunate but life is filled with disappointment.
  12. Not that I'm aware of. This has been mentioned numerous times over the years but I've personally never seen any proof that it exists and it was not mentioned here as one of the titles being worked on at Atari.
  13. i'm not so sure. C64 cart are quiet similar in term of size. I can imagine that to reduce cost they used also similar case for the cartridge From what I remember, most of the early Sierra boxes contain a small, white, and very flimsy plastic tray like this one that is pretty generic and holds any size cartridge regardless of format. All versions of Sammy Lightfoot (which was only released in the smaller box) would use this tray. The very early releases on cartridge with the tan and brown labels (such as Crossfire for the Atari 8-bit computers) lack this tray. I don't own any of the larger boxes, so I'm really not sure, but ColecoVision cartridges are significantly bigger than Commodore 64 cartridges (which are closer in size to Atari 8-bit carts) so their respective big boxes may have unique trays inside.
  14. Not a rumor. I'm pretty sure one of the original Atarisoft programmers (Matt Householder) has or at least had a copy of it. He's a member here. If I remember correctly, the only prototype is stuck in debug mode and is not playable.
  15. Ha...the sockpuppet posts alone would justify banning him. 5k well spent I'd say. What a clown.
  16. Is this guy from Portland? He reminds me of Troy Saling.
  17. I'd be inclined to do that if the box alone became available for a fairly low price but that's an unlikely occurrence. And I think I'd need the instruction card also...I honestly can't remember if have it or not. If the box pops up I'll grab it, but if not it's no loss. I'm far beyond the point of worrying about such minor things at this point in my life.
  18. Actually, as rare as it is, I think the ColecoVision port is the most common version of the game. I've been looking for a box and manual for my loose C64 cartridge for years.
  19. In 1984, computer software typically came in oversized boxes and I would assume the later variant was produced with that type of consumer in mind, whereas when the SierraVision line of cartridges had first been introduced they were intended to be marketed as "video games". I don't believe there ever was a unique box. Pretty much all the Sierra boxes are generic ones with stickers applied, and both variations of Oil's Well are no different.
  20. And yet he was originally asking the seller for a video of the prototype to determine whether he should bid or not. Ironic, isn't it?
  21. Thanks for the scan. It appears to be a dealer flyer that was probably only included with promo copies of the game, which would explain its rarity.
  22. The person questioning you doesn't have a track record either, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.
  23. I'd still like to know who actually developed this game, whether it was K-Byte or someone else.
  24. It must've been a short-lived item because this is the first time I've ever seen it.
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