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Re: Archaeological dig: old Indys from Acclaim Entertainment unearthed

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:28 am

Silicon Classics,

Do be sure to upload all of this content you find somewhere. Likely, not here or anywhere due to the illegal nature of this, but maybe in a bittorrent or on some other site somewhere.
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Re: Archaeological dig: old Indys from Acclaim Entertainment unearthed

Unread postby foetz » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:12 pm

outstanding! just watched the video ... nice use of the internal speaker :P

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Re: Archaeological dig: old Indys from Acclaim Entertainment unearthed

Unread postby uunix » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:22 pm

Excellent find, comparing it to a metal detectorist finding an ancient roman coin. Sweet!
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Re: Archaeological dig: old Indys from Acclaim Entertainment unearthed

Unread postby vishnu » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:07 pm

That is a find of staggering proportion! :shock:
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Re: Archaeological dig: old Indys from Acclaim Entertainment unearthed

Unread postby SiliconClassics » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:59 am

Quite a wave of butthurt from angry geeks who are upset that I won't be openly engaging in copyright violation at great personal expense (looking at you, Pentium). As was my intention from the beginning, I'm going to post each of these Indys to eBay with their original contents intact, with 20% to charity. Anyone who takes issue with that can take a hike.

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Re: Archaeological dig: old Indys from Acclaim Entertainment unearthed

Unread postby Dodoid » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:29 am

SiliconClassics wrote:I'm going to post each of these Indys to eBay with their original contents intact, with 20% to charity.


I fully understand your choice. Two questions, though;

Will you say which Indy is the one that has the Turok source on it?

Do multiple Indys have the source, or just one?
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Re: Archaeological dig: old Indys from Acclaim Entertainment unearthed

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:47 pm

Aaron/SiliconClassics

I didn't know you were an attorney but it's good to know you're wanting to cover your ass - I'm disappointed but I respect your choice. I appreciate your sharing with the community and I'm sorry that some of our members have attacked you personally, I also see from your Youtube videos you got a shitload of dislikes. I'm sorry for that and I hope to get one of these boxes.


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Re: Archaeological dig: old Indys from Acclaim Entertainment unearthed

Unread postby SiliconClassics » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:35 pm

Thanks, it's not unexpected - these kinds of reactions are typical. And Dodoid, yes, I will detail the contents of each Indy to the best of my ability in the item description. The Turok source Indy will be going up in a few hours.
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Re: Archaeological dig: old Indys from Acclaim Entertainment unearthed

Unread postby Y888099 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:43 pm

SiliconClassics wrote:Thanks, it's not unexpected - these kinds of reactions are typical.


I wonder why. It's so irrational :roll:
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Re: Archaeological dig: old Indys from Acclaim Entertainment unearthed

Unread postby Dodoid » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:43 am

Y888099 wrote:
SiliconClassics wrote:Thanks, it's not unexpected - these kinds of reactions are typical.


I wonder why. It's so irrational :roll:


I think people are upset that he (claims he) didn't take a backup. People are unhappy that he is effectively throwing a rare artifact to the wind. I don't know if I agree with them, and SiliconClassics is certainly stuck between a rock and a hard place here, but I see the source of the anger. While I doubt it, someone could buy that Indy and light the drive on fire. People don't like that very much.
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Re: Archaeological dig: old Indys from Acclaim Entertainment unearthed

Unread postby SiliconClassics » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:38 am

It's currently over $2,000 on eBay with three days left in the bidding. That would be an awful lot to spend on a computer just to take a sledgehammer to it.
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Re: Archaeological dig: old Indys from Acclaim Entertainment unearthed

Unread postby Dodoid » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:15 am

SiliconClassics wrote:It's currently over $2,000 on eBay with three days left in the bidding. That would be an awful lot to spend on a computer just to take a sledgehammer to it.


I know. I don't think that will happen, but I think a lot of others suspect it will or more likely that someone will buy it and not release anything (which they are totally allowed to do but would piss a lot of people off). I'm just trying to figure out their rationale, not agree with them.
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Re: Archaeological dig: old Indys from Acclaim Entertainment unearthed

Unread postby smj » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:33 pm

SiliconClassics wrote:It's currently over $2,000 on eBay with three days left in the bidding. That would be an awful lot to spend on a computer just to take a sledgehammer to it.

But then again, sometimes they do. That's a note on the classiccmp list where Gene B mentioned Boeing buying up two independent simulators for $2,700 so they can scrap them, taking them off the market and consequently destroying some rare old minicomputers.

Yes they're bigger and deal with much more expensive equipment, but it's hardly unreasonable to think the folks making money off Turok on Steam wouldn't want to secure this related IP before it somehow threatens their existing investment.
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Re: Archaeological dig: old Indys from Acclaim Entertainment unearthed

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:01 pm

Since the highest bidder has 138 transactions and has transactional history in computers and networking, I'd suffice to say the current high bidder is a collector.
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Re: Archaeological dig: old Indys from Acclaim Entertainment unearthed

Unread postby uunix » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:56 pm

and then it got lost in the post..
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