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Floppy verification

Postby Rudy » Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:24 pm

Can anybody confirm if the floppy in this box is authentic?
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Re: Floppy verification

Postby Collector » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:48 pm

I have a couple of copies, but can't check them until I get home. I think that they had different labels. The rest of the packaging looks authentic, even the sleeve. Unfortunately, they both used the Tandy format and are unreadable on modern PCs. If you get it, let m know if the disk is readable.
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Re: Floppy verification

Postby Rudy » Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:13 pm

Thanks, Collector. I'd like to know before i throw 50 or so bucks on it. The auction ends in about 4 hours, so it would be great if you could check your copies before that and confirm whether or not the floppy looks the same.
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Re: Floppy verification

Postby Rudy » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:34 pm

Never mind. I just raised my bid to $55 and the other bidder is still above it. It simply isn't worth that much and will come back another time. I believe i hear somebody's teeth crunching though :lol:.

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Re: Floppy verification

Postby Collector » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:40 am

Well, for future reference, here is a scan of my floppy. It might be a difference between what was sold by Radio Shack and what others offered.
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Re: Floppy verification

Postby QuestCollector » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:35 pm

It looks like we were bidding against each other Rudy! I set a high bid before I left on a trip to Louisiana. You almost outbid me!

The floppy is authentic and somewhat rare. Obviously its a Tandy version. I just bought a King's Quest 1 clamshell which had the same type of diskette as this Donald Duck game did. I've also seen King's Quest II have them.
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Re: Floppy verification

Postby Collector » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:02 pm

My copy that I made the scan from is the PC Jr version.
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Re: Floppy verification

Postby Rudy » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:26 pm

QuestCollector wrote:It looks like we were bidding against each other Rudy! I set a high bid before I left on a trip to Louisiana. You almost outbid me!


Awww, lol... On the bright side, what i saved on Donald Duck, i can use to upgrade my nuke on a special auction which ends in a few hours ;). Hopefully i'll make it this time. This particular item has slipped through my fingers twice already over the past few years. Can't let it happen a third time, though i do expect the auction to end well above $200. There's 170 potential bidders watching it, and the current bid is already around $90. Keeping my fingers crossed. This one's a toughy.
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