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JonSick 16 May 2010 17:05

What to do with all my old disks...
I have approx 40 or so boxed amiga games and 5 disk boxes crammed full of "disks" - there's about 500 or so "blank disks".

What should I do with em. Do they fetch much on ebay? Should I sell individually, or as one joblot?

TCD 16 May 2010 17:42

For the boxed games, check if they are already preserved : http://www.softpres.org/games
If they aren't listed it would be great if you could preserve them first before selling them. Afterwards you should check which games sell quite well (or have a 'rare' tag on HOL...). Sell those individually and the rest as a pack. Also sell the 500 blanks as a seperate pack. You could offer them here first : http://eab.abime.net/forumdisplay.php?f=25 ;)

JonSick 16 May 2010 18:04

Hmmm... I just had a quick look, I seem to have 1 or 2 things that aren't listed (provided I'm doing it right).

I have Photon Paint 2.0 and it doesn't appear to be listed. Is that something that will want preserving, or am I doing it wrong?

wilshy 16 May 2010 18:09

Chuck them on ebay as a job lot. I Sold 29 boxed amiga games in various conditions for £80 as a job lot. :D

TCD 16 May 2010 18:10

SPS only lists games for now, but I'm sure they are interested in apps aswell. Make a new thread about that here (http://eab.abime.net/forumdisplay.php?f=45) and wait for an answer.

Crown 16 May 2010 18:10

Hi dude,

if you have amiga demos please let us know as these would deserve to be preserved too. I can help with that. :)

JonSick 16 May 2010 18:29

I shall certainly sort through what I have. I definately have some demos, I'll have to search.

From memory, I have a Scoopex demo, any good?

Crown 16 May 2010 19:26

yeah, anything you can find (demos, packs, diskmags, etc.) would be cool. :)

if you happen to have disks with music (modules) that would be fab


JonSick 16 May 2010 19:47

Cool. What I'll do is I'll have a sift throuhg. If anything is worthwhile, I'll get them where they need to be.

slk486 16 May 2010 20:08

Sounds like the right thing to do, and if you happen to have a boxed Dragon Wars, please let me know ;)

Peter 16 May 2010 21:04

Do you have any shareware or PD games - maybe even some full registered versions??
We would love to have them!

JonSick 16 May 2010 22:35

I remember being a fan of PD. I may have some pieces. If I can get some together, I'll happily share the wealth, no probs.

Peter 16 May 2010 23:06

Many thanks for this...

Crown 17 May 2010 19:42

Thanks mate for your help

junkmanuk 18 May 2010 09:13


Originally Posted by Peter (Post 669514)
Do you have any shareware or PD games - maybe even some full registered versions??
We would love to have them!

I've got some shareware games, I always thought they were on aminet so I never bothered too much with them?

Battlecars and Conquest are the only two I recall off the top of my head, because I played them a lot!

Peter 18 May 2010 11:18

A fair few shareware and PD games are still available via Aminet and various other Amiga web sites but there was a vast amount of these types of games released and some games have just disappeared over the years as people have sold their Amiga.

Especially rare are the full versions of games - (some games were only demo's and the authors requested a small fee for the complete game)

That is why I am especially grateful if members can check their old floppy disk boxes as you never know what games could have been hidden away!

We have been lucky and found a few gems over time.

Battle Cars and Conquest do seem to be available on-line - I saw both games for download on the Games Coffer's website... but as I say you never know what else members may still have in a box of old floppies....

JonSick 18 May 2010 13:58

I won't be able to look until Saturday. However if I do have anything useful to you guys, it may well be a case of passing them over to one of you guys to do the salvaging as I don't have easy access to an Amiga to do it.

prowler 20 May 2010 23:17

Hi JonSick,

I would happily convert any disks you have to images for uploading if you would like to lend them to me.

If you're in the SE London area I could even pick them up and return them to you.

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