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framer
March 25th, 2010, 04:10 PM
I've seen these sell for around $100.00. I got one with all the trimings about 6 months ago for $70 and that was nuts.

This one went for $305.00. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220572696940

I'm speechless...

framer

Anonymous Coward
March 25th, 2010, 05:04 PM
Time to sell.

dorkbert
March 25th, 2010, 05:20 PM
heh, I'll sell my deluxe option board for $200 :D

strollin
March 25th, 2010, 05:47 PM
heh, I'll sell my deluxe option board for $200 :D
I'll do better than that. $199.99 with FREE shipping! :D

Unknown_K
March 25th, 2010, 05:50 PM
Keeping mine and it was much less then the $70 you paid (a few years back).

How many people here actually buy computer gear just in hopes it will be worth more down the road? I have enough trouble finding space for all the junk I want to play with as it is.

billdeg
March 25th, 2010, 07:50 PM
I agree - buy and use! That's my motto.

mikey99
March 25th, 2010, 08:05 PM
There were two Copy Option boards on ebay, one ended the day before and went for $308.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220573824078&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT


:confused:

per
March 26th, 2010, 12:55 AM
I've seen these sell for around $100.00. I got one with all the trimings about 6 months ago for $70 and that was nuts.

This one went for $305.00. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220572696940

I'm speechless...

framer
All because of me... I have no idea what that guy's max bid was, but I know it was at least above $300 (I was crazy enough to bid $300, see the other thread).

I understand that the Enhanced Deluxe board went for $$$, as it is quite rare (in terms of the other option boards).

Unknown_K
March 26th, 2010, 01:15 AM
All because of me... I have no idea what that guy's max bid was, but I know it was at least above $300 (I was crazy enough to bid $300, see the other thread).

I understand that the Enhanced Deluxe board went for $$$, as it is quite rare (in terms of the other option boards).

Out of curiosity what were you planning on doing with it?

Marrr
March 26th, 2010, 01:40 AM
BTW: weren't there some ideas for another VCF project - to reproduce (and possibly extend) that card's functionality using some modern microcontroller?

per
March 26th, 2010, 02:58 AM
Out of curiosity what were you planning on doing with it?

I was in fact planning to use it, in case I (someday) come over some protected disks.

I know offering $300 was kind of stupidity from my side, but at that time, I really wanted the card. One other factor is that last-10-minute-bidding-wars really pushes up your adrenaline, and adrenaline has an side effect of disabling all form for common sense. Originally I decided to stop at $75.

mikey99
March 26th, 2010, 10:56 AM
I was in fact planning to use it, in case I (someday) come over some protected disks.



COPYIIPC or COPYWRIT software will copy almost anything. Also there are numerous game specific patches to bypass
the protection on most old games. My advice.... spend the money on something else :-)

billdeg
March 26th, 2010, 11:32 AM
I was given one of the deluxe boards a year or so ago. I have the software and the box, etc. I did not realize they were so sought after. I remember using these when they were newer.

There are many forgotten anti-copy protection programs and devices out there, it might be an interesting exhbit to demonstrate cracking a game/program.

bd

mikey99
March 26th, 2010, 11:41 AM
I remember back in the early days of the IBM PC, early 1980's , the chess game Sargon
was a tough one to copy. COPYWRIT would copy it, wheras COPYIIPC at that time
would not. Actually I don't recall ever finding any game one of these two programs
wouldn't copy.

If you want to backup old copy protected software it makes more sense to patch
the code to bypass the protection. Then it can be copied using DISKCOPY.

Unknown_K
March 26th, 2010, 12:02 PM
I think the original code and copy protection should be saved. Sure you can get a cracked version of most apps/games online but I prefer having originals (which will degrade sooner or later).

strollin
March 27th, 2010, 07:18 AM
I've had my COPYIIPC OB since about 1985. Probably haven't actually used it to copy anything since 1987 or so. I really don't have any use for it anymore.

Maverick1978
March 29th, 2010, 06:55 AM
Any of you guys have a spare Deluxe Option Board or are willing to part with yours? I can offer trades if you're interested in Commodore 64/Amiga items, or cash. While I don't usually visit trade boards like gametz, I am a 10+ year ebay member with 100% positive feedback.

I've wanted one of these boards since back in the early 90's when I was a teenager. Now, I'm in the process of preserving some old booters and other protected disks, and am looking to create exact images of the originals rather than just cracking them.