Oric Games Trade

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Oric Games Trade

Post by Dbug » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:43 pm

[The current list of trades is at the end of the post, names in bold are the firms offers I received]

A few years ago (time flies...) I started (again) collecting Oric games for the sake of preservation, but also for documenting and making articles about the various publishers, how games were released, their packaging, etc...

In the process I ended up with a bazillion of duplicates, and since there are regularly people here who ask "who has this game", "where can I find this game", etc... it looks like there's an actual need for physical games by people.

Since eBay is a very evil place (people trying to sell l'Aigle d'Or at 150 euros???), and since I'm looking for some programs which are missing in my collection, I'm going to give a shot at seing if we can do some trade.

Some software are obviously much more rare than other ("Manic Miner" vs "Welcome to Oric Atmos" for example), so the idea is not to do a 1 vs 1 trade, but just a trade where both party feels satisfied.
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Here is a list of my duplicates as of today (I will update the list based on what happened):
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IJK
- 4 Xenon 1
- 4 Zorgons Revenge
- 1 Trick Shot
- 1 Probe 3
- 1 3D Maze & Breakout [Symoon]
- 1 Superfruit
- 1 Invaders
- 1 Ghost Gobbler
- 1 Fantasy Quest
- 1 Chess
- 1 Don't Press The Letter Q

Tansoft
- 5 Defence Force
- 9 Welcome to Oric Atmos
- 3 Rat Splat
- 1 Oric Base
- 1 Oric Calc
- 3 Super Advanced reakout
- 2 OricMunch
- 2 Ultima Zone
- 2 Killburn Encounter
- 2 Nowotnik Puzzle
- 1 Zodiac
- 2 Chess
- 2 House Of Death

Loriciels
- 4 Le Manoir du Dr Genius
- 1 Le Diamant de l'Ile Maudite
- 3 L'Aigle d'Or
- 3 Super Jeep
- 1 Doggy
- 1 Frelon
- 1 3D Munch
- 1 Le Secret Du Tombeau
- 1 Flipper
- 1 J'apprend l'Anglais
- 2 Moniteur 1.0
- 1 Galaxion
- 1 Lorigraph

PSS
- 2 Light Cycle
- 3 The Ultra
- 3 Hopper
- 1 M.A.R.C

Ere
- 2 Triathlon
- 1 Macadam Bumper
- 1 Le Rendez Vous De La Terreur
- 1 Mission Delta

Softek
- 3 Galaxians
- 3 Acheron's Rage [Symoon] [------] [------]
- 1 Super Meteors
- 1 Dracula's Revenge

Ocean
- 1 Road Frog
- 1 Hunchback
- 1 Mr Wimpy

Severn Software
- 1 Oricade
- 1 Dinky Kong
- 1 Moria
- 1 Grail
- 1 Jogger [Symoon]

Microdeal
- 1 Space Shuttle

Software Projects
- 2 Manic Miner [Symoon] [------]

Durell
- 4 Harrier Attack!
- 2 Scuba Dive

Joe The Lion
- 1 Loki

Arcadia
- 1 Mushroom Mania

Superior Software
- 1 World Geography [Symoon]

Orpheus
- 1 Krillys

Lothlorien
- 1 Two Gun Turtle

No Man's Land
- 1 Zoolypmics

Melbourne House
- 1 The Hobbit (with the actual matching Tolkien book)

Norsoft
- 1 Tyrann

Landscape
- 1 Starter 3D

Domark
- 1 Dangereusement Votre

Cobra Software
- 1 Cobra Pinball
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Please note the following information:
- Not all the games are in good shape: Some had corners of labels torn, were written on to indicate various information, etc...
- Some have the manuals, some don't
- For a few I only have the tape but not the inlay
- Some inlays don't match the game (ex: Oric 1 tape with an Atmos Inlay)
- Some inlays are faded out (probably sun exposure), scratched, or even have holes because they were incorrectly folded
- Some cases are damaged, but I plan on swapping out the case by one in good shape/appearance before sending
- I also have a few inlays without the tapes (Triathlon, Karate, ...)
- Some of the programs I consider as "free": If you want a Welcome to Oric Atmos, Chess (Tansoft) or House of Death (Tansoft) I can add them for free as part of a trade
- I can't guarantee that they load fine, or that a specific version loads on Oric 1, Oric Atmos, is a French or UK version (If you have strong preferences I can try to figure out, but well, all I have is an Atmos, so if it does not load, it may just be that it's an Oric 1 version, or maybe that it's broken?)
- For games I have in multiple versions, I will trade the ones in best shape first

Now, in regard to the games/programs I'm looking for, here is a small list:
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- Oric-CAD (Tansoft)
- Detective Story (No man's land)
- Don Juan (No Man's Land)
- Le Fer d'Amnukor (Norsoft)
- Psychiatric (sprites)
- Masterpaint (Ere)
- SAGA (Ere)
- Le Millionaire (Ere)
- Lost In Space (Salamander)
- Fishy Business (Salamander)
- Dungeon Adventure (Level 9)
- Ring of Darkness (Wintersoft)
- 3D Battlestar (Topaz)
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if you have other things that you think are worth trading, just tell, I'll check (I have a fondness for programs with nice box art, like most Ere informatique games for example), and things that come complete with manuals are welcome (example: Oric-CAD) :)

Regarding the prices, I suggest we use common sense and avoid being offensive by generously offering 1 euro for Manic Miner: I did not get these games for free, it just happens that sometimes when you want to get one particular program, you have to get a 4th copy of Zorgon's Revenge in the process - and I still had to pay for it -.

Regarding the trade, you tell me what you'd like and what you have to propose in exchange, I take close up photos of the games, you do the same, and we agree for the exchange. I'm not sure for the postage, one one hand I like to use tracked package because that avoids misfortunate event leading to angryness and lack of trust, on the other hand that costs an arm and a leg when sending and receiving packages with Norway.


Actual requests I received (in order of arrival):
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Steve: Interested by French games [except "L'Aigle d'Or" and "Le Diamant de l'ile Maudite"] "The Ultra" (French) <-> has "Lost in Space" and "Ring of Darkness"
Symoon: Interested by: "Manic Miner", "Jogger", "Acheron's Rage" [Red Atmos], "World Geography", "3D Maze" [French] <-> "Terminus", "Le Diamant de Kheops", "Objectif Élysée", "Loritel"
Ibisum: The more the merrier
Baz: Interested by "Cobra Pinball", "Macadam Bumper", "Flipper" and "Lorigraph" (Loriciels) <-> "Oric-CAD", "Psychiatric", "Ring of Darkness"
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Re: Oric Games Trade

Post by Dbug » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:40 pm

Before taking any decision, I will let people have a chance to give offers, say one or two weeks, but I will first favor exchanges against other programs that I don't have, and then only I'll consider selling the rest :)

But I will take everybody's wishes and offers in consideration, don't worry. (I was also contacted by direct messages and emails)

Technically I even have some duplicates of books and magazines (mostly French ones though), and even some non Oric games that by mistake ended up in Oric packages (Like a Thomson version of l'Aigle d'Or!)

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Re: Oric Games Trade

Post by Dbug » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:29 pm

Steve M wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:25 pm
I have L'Aigle d'Or and Le Diament de l'ile Maudite already.

I might have Ring of Darkness - I'll have a look.
I've found a CAD but it's only got the back of the inlay.

Do you have the O.P.E.L joystick interface and software package?

I have a lot of books if you're interested.
I do have the OPEL interface in the large plastic box with a tape with it already, that being said, I'm not trying to do a collection of all things Oric, I've a limited amount of space, so I'm limiting myself to things that I either had before but were sold with my Oric back in the days when I had to buy an Atari ST, software I like because of artworks, some just to complete some sets that I have, and the rest is for the Tansoft/Oric software/hardware project (that one requires software that looks like it's in pristine condition with documentation and stuff).

In order to keep the thread readable, I added the requests at the end of the original message, and I will delete the intermediate posts, so it does not extend to pages and pages of text.

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Re: Oric Games Trade

Post by Dbug » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:37 pm

Steve M wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:08 am
Not everyone looks in everyday - it's not Facebook ;o)

I was looking at the pic and spotted the Ultra tape looks like the French version - so I'm interested in that.
Yes indeed, that being said, on these PSS games only the inlay is in french, with the localized instructions, the tape itself is the same red label english version.

EDIT: Updated the list of offers on the first post

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Re: Oric Games Trade

Post by baz1967 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:51 pm

It's been absolutely ages since I posted on Defence Force - I am sorry Oricians - and that was when I needed some help so I hang my head in shame that I don't revisit more often and contribute some more - I will do my best to improve on my past performance from here on in.

Yes, I will go through my possible swaps with you, Dbug, as the tapes I have mentioned so far, which you seek, are not (like yours) duplicates so we shall just have to see if your pinball style games manage to tempt me to give up my one and only originals, as it were! Oh, look, I've already got Macadam Bumper... I'm sure I haven't got the others you have though.

I am sure we can do a deal or two once you've weighed up the other offers you have got from Steve and Symoon etc.

Cheers and good to be back on DF.

PS. Quick pics of my French & a little English software which Muso says "I'm the man" to check em out with!? :lol:

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Re: Oric Games Trade

Post by Dbug » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:00 pm

baz1967 wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:51 pm
Yes, I will go through my possible swaps with you, Dbug, as the tapes I have mentioned so far, which you seek, are not (like yours) duplicates so we shall just have to see if your pinball style games manage to tempt me to give up my one and only originals, as it were! Oh, look, I've already got Macadam Bumper... I'm sure I haven't got the others you have though.
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PS. Quick pics of my French & a little English software which Muso says "I'm the man" to check em out with!? :lol:
Some nice stuff there!
I'll look in detail tomorrow :)

EDIT: Well, I'm still interested by the same games, so among what you have, these ones:
- Oric-CAD
- Don Juan
- Psychiatric
- Lost in Space

Note sure if that could interest you, but I do have some non Oric games as well:
- Stormlord (Spectrum)
- Impossible Mission (Spectrum)
- Manic Miner (C64)
- Super Sprint (C64)
- L'Aigle d'Or (Thomson MO5/TO7-70)

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Re: Oric Games Trade

Post by baz1967 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:40 pm

Hi, Dbug.

Thanks for the offer but other than Atari and BBC, I only collect Oric software, really.

I shall have a look at those remaining "pinball" tapes you have and we'll look into a possible swap.

I am sure Oric CAD - unless you're negotiating with either Steve or Symoon - is possible.

Thanks - it's all very interesting all the same and I shall look to become more active on D.F. as it's a fine (the finest?) information source for Oricians.

Best wishes.

Baz.

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Re: Oric Games Trade

Post by Dbug » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:44 am

baz1967 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:40 pm
I shall have a look at those remaining "pinball" tapes you have and we'll look into a possible swap.
I took photos of the flippers (and lorigraphs), took the inlays out of the box so you can see in which shape they are:
flippers_top.jpg
flippers_bottom.jpg
I am sure Oric CAD - unless you're negotiating with either Steve or Symoon - is possible.
Looks like Steve was not able to find his Oric CAD, so I guess that's just you :)

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