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  1. I think I have answered my own question. I test...

    I think I have answered my own question. I test installed all the games (except Earth 2160 since that one is missing CDs). Some did not require a key and of those which did, I was able to locate a...
  2. I also am not a guy who understood Probability...

    I also am not a guy who understood Probability and Statistics in college. But for all four 10 of hearts to appear in the first 11 cards? The odds must be astronomical.

    And this happens so...
  3. Well, all I can say is I don't feel there is any...

    Well, all I can say is I don't feel there is any way these cards are "shuffled" randomly. Just two examples (2 suit games)...

    Game 1 initial deal (10 cards): 9H (2 cards), 8H (2), 6S (2), 6H (1),...
  4. Information on PC Game Key Codes and Serial Numbers

    HI Guys,
    I recently purchased a lot of 20+ used PC games which came with CDs and manuals which look pristine. The problem is all but two of them came without key codes. The seller acquired these...
  5. Instead of rebooting the machine, it looks like...

    Instead of rebooting the machine, it looks like you can do what I did which was to insert another CD and copy a few files. That would appear to flush the cache from any previous CD. Maybe just...
  6. Does Win XP Cache and Hold CD Data?

    I bought a large lot of used CD games and was testing them out by seeing if I could copy all the files. I do this by selecting all the files on the CD and writing them to a directory on the HD. ...
  7. NOX - Disk 1 and Disk 2 are Identical

    As part of a large lot of games, I picked up an old Win 95 game of NOX which comes on two CDs. In making sure I could read the discs, I found both are identical which I found completely bizarre. ...
  8. I usually play with two suits. I've tried four...

    I usually play with two suits. I've tried four and won the first time I played. Every time after that has been a complete failure.

    I just don't see how the same card can come up multiple times...
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    That's my specialty...testing something no one...

    That's my specialty...testing something no one cares about!!!



    I know it won't work with a disk which has anything on it. I was just trying to see if I could "duplicate" the SYS command if I...
  10. Spider Solitaire - Can the Cards Really be Random?

    To pass the time I sometimes play Spider Solitaire (on XP). Too often, the same cards come up on each deal which seems impossible. There can be times when three of the same number/suit come up...
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    Hi Chuck, I'm sorry I wasn't clear. What I...

    Hi Chuck,
    I'm sorry I wasn't clear. What I meant to say is I think I remember formatting either a HD or floppy and then using the standard DOS COPY command to write the two system files to the...
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    I think I remember testing to see if the OS...

    I think I remember testing to see if the OS resident files (IBMBIO and IBMDOS or IO.SYS and MSDOS.SYS) had to be hidden by removing the hidden attribute after DOS was installed and it had no effect. ...
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    Thanks guys, that is what I thought. There is no...

    Thanks guys, that is what I thought. There is no functional purpose behind making a file hidden, it is only to "protect" it from prying eyes or accidental access. Unless some software, while...
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    Purpose of Hidden Files

    The other day I was copying files from hard disk to a CD. I found out when using native Windows XP to write the CD it results in the loss of the hidden attribute on all files. That got me to...
  15. I was able to do a DIR on the two 3.5" disks and...

    I was able to do a DIR on the two 3.5" disks and one of the 5.25" disks - the other two 5.25" disks are completely unreadable. I cannot copy all the files off any of them.

    Looks like the 3.5"...
  16. The seller did state "untested" but I thought I...

    The seller did state "untested" but I thought I would ask if he/she would offer a slight refund since the disks turned out to be bad. Turns out the seller did send a $2 refund as I asked and that...
  17. I have used the peroxide + sunlight on plastic...

    I have used the peroxide + sunlight on plastic before. Tried it with a slot car body and let it stay for a day or so. Made the body brittle and now it is in pieces.

    Just a follow-up about this...
  18. Cleaning Up an Original Software Box

    I recently purchased an old game (used) which came in the original box. It was the type with an outer sleeve which fits over a two part box (top and bottom). Everything about the item is great...
  19. Does anyone know what OS is required to run the...

    Does anyone know what OS is required to run the software for Supercard Pro or Kryoflux?

    Thanks...Joe
  20. I'm reading it now... Thanks...Joe

    I'm reading it now...

    Thanks...Joe
  21. I can take away from this discussion and the...

    I can take away from this discussion and the private messages that both boards function as advertised. Once I have the opportunity to start this project I am leaning toward buying both boards...
  22. So if I understand correctly, there are two main...

    So if I understand correctly, there are two main objectives in trying to copy a copy protected floppy.

    (1) The first is to make an exact duplicate of the disk on another floppy. This means you...
  23. Making Backups of IBM Formatted Copy Protected Floppies

    Hi Guys,
    I know this topic has floated about for many years and in many threads. All of those threads, while interesting, eventually go way over my head. I don't need to consider any formats...
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    I hope I didn't get bad ones. I recently...

    I hope I didn't get bad ones. I recently purchased 5 new/sealed Syquest drives and a dozen new internal Zip 100 IDE drives. That's in addition to a few new external Zip 100 and 250, along with the...
  25. Vampires vs. Zombies - Replaying Level 15

    Hi Guys,
    I guess this is not considered a vintage game, but it is old enough where there are no active forums. If you have never played this game, it has absolutely no instructions. So if it...
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