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Mega LD dumping project

#31 User is offline winterhell 

Posted 11 April 2014 - 04:08 AM

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Someone kept all the prototypes and is trolling?

#32 User is offline doc eggfan 

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Nah, different sellers.

There are less than a dozen 02-110's in circulation, but maybe only 1 or 2 02-111's. 111 is said to be in a nearer state of completion.

There are also rumours of an 02-114, but has only been seen in one grainy image.

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In for a penny, in for a pound. I've made an arrangement with the 111 seller, and now I'll be even more broke

donations accepted at my paypal address - [email protected]

I might even arrange some kind of raffle for the 110 disc (once it's dumped of course). I could even get Nem to sign it.

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If this ends up extending to the LDROM2 games (the ones that need the NEC PAC) it's going to be interesting to see who dumps Vajra 2. :v:

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View Postdoc eggfan, on 11 April 2014 - 08:37 AM, said:

In for a penny, in for a pound. I've made an arrangement with the 111 seller, and now I'll be even more broke

donations accepted at my paypal address - [email protected]

I might even arrange some kind of raffle for the 110 disc (once it's dumped of course). I could even get Nem to sign it.


Wow, you're crazy :p

The 110 should still hold it's value, don't spoil it by getting it signed. Will make a donation after a few auctions I'm bidding on end ... shipping overseas can be ridiculously expensive for magazines.

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Goddamn customs holding my laserdisc to ransom. I had to pay an extra $320 in GST in order for them to let it into the country. I understand the idea of tariffs is to prevent me from buying stuff cheaper overseas that I should buy locally to support the local economy, but surely that doesn't apply to a disc that is one of only about a dozen in the world that I can't possibly get from the local shops.
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I'm assuming they didn't buy that line of reasoning.

Yeah, customs are cunts no matter where you go - I've been stung on things before, though admittedly not that high.

#38 User is offline doc eggfan 

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Good News Everyone

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pretty sure these mocked up covers aren't based on anything official

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some fake instruction insert, nice touch

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right, this is specific to the prototype, eh?

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This is related to the bug that prevented this version from being released.

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If I may ask, how does the dumping process for MegaLDs n' whatnot work?

#40 User is offline Zeether 

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Nemesis had some description of the process in the SpritesMind thread I think. Something along the lines of how MAME devs dump LDs or something like that?

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Hm... Considering that, I wonder if these will be in DAPHNE at some point? Hah.

Either way, I'll be looking forward to progress on this stuff.

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View Postdoc eggfan, on 10 April 2014 - 08:50 PM, said:

After paying $2400 for the Myst 02-110 prototype, this happens:
Myst prototype 02-111

I'm holding out for 02-112 personally.

View Postdoc eggfan, on 13 April 2014 - 08:48 PM, said:

Goddamn customs holding my laserdisc to ransom. I had to pay an extra $320 in GST in order for them to let it into the country. I understand the idea of tariffs is to prevent me from buying stuff cheaper overseas that I should buy locally to support the local economy, but surely that doesn't apply to a disc that is one of only about a dozen in the world that I can't possibly get from the local shops.

Unfortunately, optical discs are specifically provided for in various tariff schedule books around the world and are considered an entirely different entity than "video games of a kind used with a television receiver." The latter are duty free in the US, optical discs are dutiable in a very small category. The first six digits of tariff codes are generally universal, so the same kind of logic can be applied in AU as in the US when Nintendo tried to get around paying duty on games imported by suggesting that their's were proprietary and only used with their systems. Here's a link to that ruling from US Customs. Had the game been on a cart of sorts, they probably could have gotten away without paying duty. Not sure if they'd still be duty-free in AU. Just looked it up. That game would have probably fallen under AU tariff code 8523.49.00 (Optical media, other), which is duty-free. Not sure what they classified it under that you had to pay duty. It would still likely fall under 8523, which is duty-free. In the US they still have a separate charge called "MPF (Merchandise Processing Fee)" that has a percentage regardless of commodity and is paid on top of the dutiable amount. That may have been what you had to pay. Again, I'm not at all familiar with AU Customs.

Note: I may have to revisit this post and make more sense of it later. My thoughts have changed three times while writing it and I'm hopped up on cold-medicine.
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Do we even know what that number means? It might not be version number but # of copy printed of the same version.

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View PostMeat Miracle, on 20 April 2014 - 09:02 AM, said:

Do we even know what that number means? It might not be version number but # of copy printed of the same version.

*groan* Well, I guess we'll find out. Supposedly, more than 1 "110" is floating around.

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5 more off to Nemmie for dumping. The only one missing now (apart from regional variations and the NEC LD-ROMs) is the last Mega LD game released - 3D Virtual Australia. It is estimated that less than 100 were produced, so they are hard to source and go for stupid amounts of money.

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