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Old Jan 3 2007, 12:24 AM   #41
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Jube, so did you get BOTH of the Mayfair board games? The first one they put out the playing board is like a large 4 piece jigsaw puzzle you put together and then later they put out another with the board as a foldup one piece. Just thought you should know since you're collecting.
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Old Jan 3 2007, 07:06 PM   #42
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Hopefully she got at least one of them...there have been a few of them on ebay lately...and the prices haven't been to bad on at least two that I saw.
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Old Jan 4 2007, 02:56 AM   #43
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True, Maelin; I saw them too
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Old Jan 4 2007, 03:06 AM   #44
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some of you guys try too hard. You can get the old commador game at theunderdogs.com and the emulator to run it on a win95+ system. I've never heard of the mayfair stuff so I'll look into it later.

There's also all kinds of atari emmulators out there and sites with literally thousands of games.
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Old Jan 4 2007, 10:30 AM   #45
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makenzie, I think you might be talking about a different game than we are...there are board games out there that are also being looked for to add to some of the collections of Anne McCaffrey.
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Old Jan 4 2007, 04:36 PM   #46
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that might be the mayfair bit...but anything for the commadore you can get from theunderdogs (or BearShare, Napster, Kazaa, and a dozen other sources).
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Old Jan 5 2007, 03:33 AM   #47
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Makenzie, this has nothing to do with trying too hard.
This is the collectors forum and some of us want the atari/commodore game in the original version and package (I know I did) and not to play. You can read that Maelin, for instance, bought a CD with 15,000 games. That's meant for people wanting to play the game (with an emulator yes) who want fun and don't want to spend much time downloading illegal/virus prone stuff from the illegal rubbish programs you mentioned. Personally I was thrilled by these kind of games when they were new but would only buy them as a colleactable now!

The Mayfair games are (indeed) boardgames, issued in two versions with wonderful artwork by artist Robin Wood, and highly collectible. I think there's a thread around by Nefermiw who bought and actually played it. So if you are interested, search for that.
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Old Jan 5 2007, 05:29 AM   #48
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gotcha...never really paid attention to the "colletor's forum" thing. I always use the new posts search and it's not always really evident.
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Ah, that explains it

No problem, Makenzie, all posts and answers serve a purpose (at least, that's my experience).
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Old Jan 5 2007, 10:12 AM   #50
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I agree Hans! Well put!
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Old Jan 6 2007, 07:35 PM   #51
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Hans.. that was indeed well said.

One thing though!!! We never did go buy one of those game disc. I thought about it for a while and realized I will never have the kind of free time that is needed to play with them...at least not as long as I can do my art work and read.. .. and I would much rather do both of those than sit and play games.
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Lady Maelin, I completely agree with you. Reading has always topped my to-do list! Plus, I don't know anyone offline that has read Anne's books, so I'd have to play the board game by myself!
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I've found an online place where you can download C64 games- looks official.

There are several dragon games but I don't know which, if any, is the right one!

http://www.c64.com/games/no-frame.ph...om=0&range=113

Edited to say: I found it!
I might try to download it tonight.
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Glad that you found it Edi! Hope you have a very enjoyable time with it this weekend.
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The download is tiny! But... you'll also need to download one of the emulators somewhere to be able to play it onn a computer of today.

You got a C64 in the attic? How were you going to transfer the file you got to its RAM?

Anyway, here's the answer provided on 64.com (what a nice site full of nostalgia; thanks Edi!)

What do I need to play it?
A game or a demo and an emulator. For the PC, there's two really good ones. VICE is the one I use and recommend, but there's also CCS that's really good. For the Macintosh, Power 64 is the only choice.
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Old Mar 16 2007, 12:24 PM   #56
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Drat! Didn't read that bit!
Oh well!
Might do that- or get the CDrom!
Trouble is- I haven't much co-ordination!
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Edi, You don't need much with those old C-64 games...thankfully or I wouldn't have been able to play them either...LOL
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Maelin, did you actually get to play the old Dragonrider game??? Was it fun??
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For those who don't have it : There's a complete and good looking C64 Dragonriders of Pern Box for sale on ebay (Austria).

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
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