Anyone have Invasion of the Vorticons mail order floppy?

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Anyone have Invasion of the Vorticons mail order floppy?

Post by springpop » Sun Jan 27, 2019 14:12

Hi guys,

I recently purchased Invasion of the vorticons ( one contains ep 1-3) original 3.5" apogee disk for around $40 from a private seller. Turns out after paying, the selller without asking me just felt like removing some small writing with an eraser but ended up damaging and smugding the entire label.

i'm in the process of returning it back now.

Does anyone have a original copy invasion of the vorticons copy you could sell. I'm a bit traumatized and maddened by this event and so would really appreciate it.

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Post by Benvolio » Wed Feb 06, 2019 17:54

Hi springpop and welcome to PCKF. Doesnt look like anybody noticed your topic. I don't own that disk (and lamentably I cannot find the magazine 5 1/4 disk I had Keen1 on). It does sound like a bizzarre thing that happened to you/your disk. Have you any pictures to show us???

It would be interesting to find out who owns what sorts of copies of the various Keen games... perhaps I will make a poll om the topic.

Are you a collector of video game related items in general? Or is your enthusiasm focused in a more specific way towards Keen (the latter being the case for most members of this forum)?

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Re: Anyone have Invasion of the Vorticons mail order floppy?

Post by Mobiethian » Fri Feb 08, 2019 0:47

From what I remember as a kid, the floppy disk games were ordered from a game magazine with teaser screenshots. The diskettes that I got were always 5 and 1/4 and had labels printed with the game title.

If I find my old Keen 1 diskette, I'll get it to you somehow. Unfortunately I haven't seen it since it was packed away several years ago.

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Post by springpop » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:40

Mobiethian wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 0:47
From what I remember as a kid, the floppy disk games were ordered from a game magazine with teaser screenshots. The diskettes that I got were always 5 and 1/4 and had labels printed with the game title.

If I find my old Keen 1 diskette, I'll get it to you somehow. Unfortunately I haven't seen it since it was packed away several years ago.
Hi sorry for the late response please let me know if you have it. Thanks

Would you also consider selling a boxed copy of good bye galaxy?
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Re: Anyone have Invasion of the Vorticons mail order floppy?

Post by springpop » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:43

Benvolio wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 17:54
Hi springpop and welcome to PCKF. Doesnt look like anybody noticed your topic. I don't own that disk (and lamentably I cannot find the magazine 5 1/4 disk I had Keen1 on). It does sound like a bizzarre thing that happened to you/your disk. Have you any pictures to show us???

It would be interesting to find out who owns what sorts of copies of the various Keen games... perhaps I will make a poll om the topic.

Are you a collector of video game related items in general? Or is your enthusiasm focused in a more specific way towards Keen (the latter being the case for most members of this forum)?

Hi thanks for the response. Do you have any games yourself? I will make a post about it

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Re: Anyone have Invasion of the Vorticons mail order floppy?

Post by Benvolio » Sat Apr 13, 2019 13:57

I have no collection of games sadly. Unless a 3drealms Keen CD from circa 2003 counts. It might not be a collector's item now but give it another 20 or 30 years!

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Re: Anyone have Invasion of the Vorticons mail order floppy?

Post by RoboBlue » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:32

Benvolio wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 13:57
I have no collection of games sadly. Unless a 3drealms Keen CD from circa 2003 counts. It might not be a collector's item now but give it another 20 or 30 years!
That actually is something interesting. Can you scan the box art?
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Post by Benvolio » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:55

I will do so when next I get home! It just came in a jewel case, the only artwork is on the CD.

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Post by Nisaba » Tue Apr 23, 2019 22:04

Benvolio wrote:
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Re: Anyone have Invasion of the Vorticons mail order floppy?

Post by RoboBlue » Fri May 03, 2019 6:55

Benvolio wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 21:14
https://imgur.com/a/ryV0epA
Thanks!
Out of curiosity, have you ever ripped it?
It's 20 years old, so who knows how much longer it'll last.

Maybe there's something interesting hidden in the "unused" portions of the disc that Recuva could pick up.
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