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#21 Knan

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 11:36 PM

Hehe. So do you get the japanese x-com on whatever the japanese equivalent of ebay is? :)

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 11:48 PM

Yup, that's the theory at least. Except, I don't think there is a Japanese eBay yet. This site is similar, but isn't affiliated with eBay. Suppose I could try there, but my knowledge of the Japanese language is 0. :)

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

#23 Knan

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 12:25 AM

Suspect freight charges are going to be a killer. I have memories of enquiring about the price of a computer, and being quoted something like +40% in freight :)

http://www.okshon.co...ction/b72174555


Oo, look what I found:

http://cgi.ebay.de/A...1QQcmdZViewItem

(CD32 UFO!)

#24 Zombie

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 10:30 PM

Can't believe this topic is over a year old. But like I mentioned at xcomufo, I just received Enforcer today. Can I hear a "Hoo-rah!" from everyone? Now all the games in the X-COM series are represented. I almost won a PAL PSX version of EU a while back but someone outbid me at the last moment. Bummer. :oh:

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 01:39 AM

That's nice, Zombie :oh: where did you buy Enforcer?
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 02:08 AM

eBay of course. If a person has a bank/checking account, all you need to do is set up an account with PayPal and all your purchases will be deducted from there. Personally, I like the safety of a credit card as well as the end of month purchase statement, so I use that as the primary payment method via PayPal. This has worked great since 2001 when I used eBay to nab a replacement copy of UFO: Defense for the Playstation. The trouble with auctions is that you never know if a bidding war will suddenly erupt and blow past your max, that, and the last minute bidder who comes by 1 minute before the end and screws you over. :P

Amazon.com is also good for getting things rather cheaply and over there you don't have to worry about being outbid. Everything is "Buy It Now" and the price is firm. This helps you to get an idea if a item is worthwhile to get through an auction or just to buy it privately. Once I decide that I will purchase through Amazon, I go to StrategyCore's Shop page and buy through there. Every transaction made through there gives Pete a little monetary kickback to help defray the costs of running this site. :oh:

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

#27 Zombie

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 08:51 PM

Well, I just won a PAL copy of UFO: Enemy Unknown for the Playstation yesterday, so that's another game off the list! I ended up spending ~$50 USD on it though. The US dollar has been very weak against international currencies lately (especially the British Pound) so the conversion was a killer. Still, I needed it. There were a couple PAL copies of TFTD floating around eBay too but they were something like $75 USD and when I contacted one seller about shipping, he refused to post to the United States. It's for the best really. That's a little to rich for my blood. Anyway, hurray for eBay.co.uk! :)

Just as a note, Pete informed me that we no longer have a shop feature through Amazon.com. That kind of sucks as every once and a while I purchase something through there. Ah well, not many people besides me used it anyway.  :)

So it looks like my next priority is the TFTD PAL PSX version or perhaps the original Eurpoean EU on 3.5" floppies. Whatever comes first, right? :)

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

#28 Knan

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 08:59 PM

Congrats, Zombie! We Europeans love the current dollar. I'm grabbing all sorts of obscure hardware while it lasts. :)

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 09:02 PM

Nice one Zombie! Think I will do some shopping of my own with the current dollar (and maybe even have a vacation in the states this summer). Maybe you should start some sort of X-COM museum at some point? You can start with an interactive one here at StrategyCore! :)


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Posted 14 April 2008 - 09:24 PM

View PostSlaughter, on 14th April 2008, 3:02pm, said:

Nice one Zombie! Think I will do some shopping of my own with the current dollar (and maybe even have a vacation in the states this summer). Maybe you should start some sort of X-COM museum at some point? You can start with an interactive one here at StrategyCore! :)
Actually, I was thinking about doing just that. I'll have to take some scans of the smaller items and get some digital pics of the stuff too big and dump them in a site page soon. :)

You guys are welcome to spend your money over here. We need the influx of cash to help the economy. But do we have anything you want? That's the big question.  :)

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 03:36 PM

Success! Last night I purchased a PAL copy of TFTD for $6 less than the EU PSX version (including shipping). So there you go, another version accounted for. :)

I have been looking for the Japanese equivalent of Enemy Unknown but haven't found it yet. Copies of that game are nearly impossible to get a hold of. Now, I was doing a little bit of research into PAL/NTSC formats today and it looks like Japan is in NTSC like the United States. That means I should be able play the game on my system assuming I ever get a copy. Sweet! :)

Unfortunately, I haven't found a way to play PAL discs on my NTSC Playstation yet. At one time I thought a mod chip would do it, but I'm not sure anymore. Anyone with experience in this area please contact me. In the meantime, I'll keep looking for a way. :)

I updated the list in my first post in this topic to reflect the new changes. A also added the two Amiga versions which I need yet - the A500 and CD32. I have a feeling the A500 might be just as hard to find as the Japanese PSX version. :(

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:19 PM

Hehe. You could be right there. In case you'd like to read a review of the less-than-well-received Amiga 500 version...

http://mysite.wanado.../51/ufoa500.htm

Amusing :)

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 09:05 PM

http://www.coverbrow...-games/46#i2288

There is the non-us "Unknown Terror" (ufo+tftd dos) collection as well, in case you go completist on us :)

This looks like the japanese version, btw:
amazon.co.jp

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 10:38 PM

Thanks for the great info and links, Knan! The Amiga500 review was priceless. :)

Right, almost forgot the "Unknown Terror" title. I think that comes bundled with the Official Strategy Guides if I'm not mistaken. That's probably the reason why I left it out: I already have multiple copies of the Strategy Guides. BTW: did you see the cover directly after the X-COM stuff entitled Xenocide? I think Project Xenocide (over at the Xcomufo forums) knows about it, but I never saw the cover. Neat! :)

Seems my email and password don't work at the Japanese Amazon.com. I tried a babelfish translation of the page and didn't see anything about shipping to the United States in there. Anyone with a working knowledge of Japanese: please help! Anyhow, the price isn't too bad considering the exchange rates these days. $12 USD is quite reasonable actually. :)

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 10:57 PM

View PostZombie, on 14th April 2008, 11:24pm, said:

Actually, I was thinking about doing just that. I'll have to take some scans of the smaller items and get some digital pics of the stuff too big and dump them in a site page soon. :)

You guys are welcome to spend your money over here. We need the influx of cash to help the economy. But do we have anything you want? That's the big question.  :)

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Hmm, we could even invite others to contribute. If someone has rare X-COM related items that you do not, they could help complete the museum. Would be very interesting...


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Posted 16 April 2008 - 12:19 AM

View PostZombie, on 16th April 2008, 1:36am, said:

Unfortunately, I haven't found a way to play PAL discs on my NTSC Playstation yet. At one time I thought a mod chip would do it, but I'm not sure anymore. Anyone with experience in this area please contact me. In the meantime, I'll keep looking for a way. :)
Dunno how well it'll work, but if you have an X-Box you could try emulating the game on that... UFO with a fast forward button, anyone?  :)
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Posted 16 April 2008 - 03:26 AM

Ah, well I don't have an X-Box so I guess that's out of the question. (If you can believe this, the last gaming console I purchased was the PSOne). :)

I found (and purchased) a somewhat rare item just before: the German version of Interceptor. Nice, and very cheap too! Everything is supposedly in German - all the game controls and documentation. Would be interesting to test my knowledge of the language by playing the game, eh?  :)

@Slaughter: that's a great idea. I suppose the biggest stumbling block is getting people to give me first crack at the item before they put it up for sale. Most are just after the cash anyway, so we have to convince them that their item is going to a good home and their help would be appreciated not only by myself, but the community as a whole. I think it's important to get these items all in one location too. :)

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 09:46 PM

And even if they do not wish to sell it, they can always provide pictures, footage and so on for an interactive museum.


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Posted 17 April 2008 - 07:15 AM

Just imagine starting up a little cafe, with glass/perspex cases, with the various games on velvet cushions and a bit of delightful lighting all on display for customers to gaze at while they sip a cuppa.

Very niche, I'd say. :)

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 07:46 PM

Hehe, nice idea! Probably wouldn't get much business though. Don't know how much stuff i could get to fill the place up either. Might need to expand the horizons a bit. What to name it? Perhaps X-Cafe or CoreCafe? :)

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!




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