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Paperback Jack
January 30th, 2010, 07:05 PM
I got some vintage computer software in an auction lot a few weeks ago, and wanted to ask if these are still of interest to collectors of that kind of thing. I grew up on the Apple II+/e and Commodore 64s. But thereafter I lost touch with the world of computing until just a few years ago--so there is a vast 20 year gulf in my personal experience, and I have forgotten much of the early stuff.

What I've got are 2 of the Sierra boxed LSL sets, with both 3.5" and 5.25" disks. LSL Goes Looking For Love (IBM, Tandy, MS-DOS compat.) from '88 and LSL Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals (same) '89.

They've got all the books and extras (postcards, faux magazines, whatever) and although I can't test them, look in pristine condition. Gifts from "CompuAdd, Inc".

These would run on what vintage computers exactly? The early IBM PCs, I assume?

Cheers, Jack

Anonymous Freak
January 31st, 2010, 12:25 AM
These would be for systems of the 286-486 vintage. LSL generally required at least EGA graphics.

Fallo
January 31st, 2010, 04:31 PM
These would be for systems of the 286-486 vintage. LSL generally required at least EGA graphics.

These are SCI games. They'll run on an 8088 with CGA, but you wouldn't enjoy that very much (I've tried it). A 286+ PC and EGA aren't required, but are necessary for acceptable performance.

Anonymous Freak
January 31st, 2010, 09:18 PM
These are SCI games. They'll run on an 8088 with CGA, but you wouldn't enjoy that very much (I've tried it). A 286+ PC and EGA aren't required, but are necessary for acceptable performance.

I suppose my use of "required" was a bit off, yeah. I should have said recommended. I, too, played some of them on an 8088 with CGA. It was painful.

saundby
February 2nd, 2010, 12:03 AM
Prior to the addition of graphics to the games, the 1970's text-only precursor to LSL was known as "softporn" and played on an Apple II+ or Apple II with the appropriate upgrades. ;)

The first of the graphical games is practically the same, at least so far as I played it.