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#1140792 - 02/06/18 08:13 PM Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games?
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I found this website last night, and I'm wondering if it's legit. https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/

It claims that the old games it sells will run on newer computers with a compatibility disc. I tried looking up reviews to see if it's legit or not, but I had no luck.

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#1140793 - 02/06/18 08:15 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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I recognize this eBay seller. We have several members here who have purchased games from him, and the games have all run without problems.

Here is one of his ebay listings. You can check out his feedback on that page.

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#1140794 - 02/06/18 08:43 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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I've never ordered from the website (didn't even know it existed) but I have ordered from him through eBay and have had no problems.

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#1140803 - 02/07/18 01:49 AM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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Thanks Marian and oldbroad. I'll add his website to my favorites, and order a few of the children's games for my niece, once she's old enough to play games. My sister is having her first child in June. 80% chance it's a girl.

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#1140844 - 02/07/18 02:08 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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I can add a recommendation grin

I've bought several "tweaked" games from him over the past few years and they have all worked perfectly thumbsup
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#1140852 - 02/07/18 02:46 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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Thanks Mad. That's very reassuring.

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#1140860 - 02/07/18 04:30 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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WOW, I just went to that site, and was able to purchase the game: BICYCLE BRIDGE, guaranteed to run on my WIN 10 PC. Once I receive it, then install it, I will let you know if it DOES work for me. HAPPY GAMING!
Sandy

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#1140861 - 02/07/18 04:51 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: sanford]
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That's great, Sandy. It shouldn't take long for the package to arrive either, as the seller is in New York. smile

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#1140883 - 02/08/18 01:13 AM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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I've bought a number of games through him.

He also sells stuff through eBay (no auction just buy now)

and same great Great customer service too!


Edited by Adam Beals (02/08/18 01:17 AM)
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#1140886 - 02/08/18 02:39 AM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: Marian]
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It DID arrive (the download file).I installed it and it's running on my WIN 10 PC PERFECTLY. I still have the original "Floppy" disc version on my shelf, but that doesn't work on the newer Windows computers.
I now have a new source from which to buy games, and completely LEGIT. HAPPY GAMING, fellow Boomers.
Sandy

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#1140951 - 02/08/18 08:18 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: sanford]
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Thanks for letting us know, Adam. smile

Enjoy Bicycle Bridge, Sandy! happydance

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#1141175 - 02/10/18 09:51 AM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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Just bought AMber Journeys Beyond from the site. Been waiting to replay this for YEARS! I hope it's as simple as he says it is.

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#1141184 - 02/10/18 10:24 AM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: robedits]
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Originally Posted By: robedits
Just bought AMber Journeys Beyond from the site. Been waiting to replay this for YEARS! I hope it's as simple as he says it is.


Based on what I have heard, it really is that simple. yes

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#1141197 - 02/10/18 11:21 AM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: Marian]
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I recently bought that too - but haven't tried it yet.

[I found the original release pretty difficult to cope with - for one reason or another yes]
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#1141494 - 02/12/18 11:55 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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Okay I gave it a shot. I just purchased Lost in Time. If you read my review and walk through here you know I really liked that game. Oh yes the original disk is still around and the game is presently installed on my PC through Dosbox and the front end program D-Fend Reloaded. Actually all I have to do is put the disk in the drive open D-fend and click on the icon in that program and it fires right up. So why buy this? If it works it never hurts to have a backup. Thanks for the link smile

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#1141536 - 02/13/18 11:28 AM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: oldmariner]
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That's one of the games I purchased from him too, oldmariner, and like all the others it worked a treat dance dance
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#1141591 - 02/13/18 06:27 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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I was sooo happy to see Amber Journeys Beyond I can not wait to order it.
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#1141963 - 02/17/18 12:39 AM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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I searched his site for Black Dahlia could not find it. That game has 8 disks and the swapping drove me nuts I never finished playing it. Oh well, you can't have it all. Mad I can not wait until you play Amber Journeys and tell us your opinion.
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#1142010 - 02/17/18 02:20 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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This is interesting, as I posted above I purchased Lost in Time. For those of you who have questions it
arrived today. I received two disks one is an install disc to enable an easy install updated version. You can either install from the exe file or paste it to your hard drive for a faster install. A desktop icon appears click on it and the game starts up it is running just fine on my Win 7. The problem is I got stuck on what to do (How to get the cork plug out of the wall?) That's fine except I'm the clown who wrote the walk through found on this site, DUH. Well it's been eleven years since I've played it. You don't need a disc in the drive to play the game. A very nice easy setup.

A second disc is included it is the original Sierra game disk must be a copyright issue. This should tell you it is a safe place to buy.

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#1142011 - 02/17/18 02:31 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: oldmariner]
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Thanks for giving us the details, oldmariner. It's appreciated.

After eleven years I certainly would not remember everything about a game, even if I had written the walkthrough. smile

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#1142016 - 02/17/18 03:16 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: oldmariner]
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Originally Posted By: oldmariner


A second disc is included it is the original Sierra game disk must be a copyright issue. This should tell you it is a safe place to buy.



That is exactly why it is in there, otherwise it would be illegal for him to sell them. He has no rights to the games, he is basically selling original versions with an added benefit of being able to run them. If he runs out of originals, he can't sell that game any more.
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#1142026 - 02/17/18 04:53 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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I wonder if a person can send their own disc to him and have it returned along with an install disc.

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#1142028 - 02/17/18 05:14 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: oldbroad]
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Originally Posted By: oldbroad
I wonder if a person can send their own disc to him and have it returned along with an install disc.


Now that is a good question. I suppose you could send a query to him via his website.

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#1142033 - 02/17/18 07:14 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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I would think it's worth asking, oldbroad!
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#1142086 - 02/18/18 12:30 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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I have bought alot from this guy!! woozy He is very pricey, cry excellent customer service, thumbsup and you can wheel and deal with him!, I bought 9 games from him and told him I only had money for 5 of them and he threw the rest in free! happydance
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#1142129 - 02/19/18 03:21 AM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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I also just bought "Amber The Journeys Beyond" from this game seller as well, my second purchase from them in about a week. I don't remember if I EVER played this game before, so I'm looking forward to it. There are TWO great walkthroughs here on GB for this game, so I'm printing out one of them right now. I just received the successful confirmation of my order from the seller in my e-mail, so I expect to get the "Download" link e-mail very soon so I can install it.
HAPPY GAMING!
Sandy

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#1142226 - 02/19/18 04:51 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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I too bought Amber Journeys and got my confirmation email today. I will download the walkthrough and get ready for the game download I hope will be real soon.
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#1142227 - 02/19/18 04:53 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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Sanford and lexxy - I'm confused. You are getting downloads from this seller? Not discs?

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#1142244 - 02/19/18 06:33 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: oldbroad]
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I always got disks. So I'm wondering, too woozy
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#1142257 - 02/19/18 08:59 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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I was confused too until I got an email moments ago in which he states the game is being dispatched by USPS.
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#1142277 - 02/19/18 11:05 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: oldbroad]
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Hi oldbroad, ordinarily they DO sell these games as downloads. I bought "Bicycle Bridge" as a download. however, I just bought the download of "Amber-Journeys Beyond", downloaded the setup file, but it would NOT install, so I contacted the seller and he is shipping the DISC version to me, and I should receive it around Wednesday in my "snail mail". I will let you know how THAT works out.
Sandy

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#1142279 - 02/19/18 11:09 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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Hm. I didn't know he sold the games as downloads also. Thanks for that info.

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#1142282 - 02/19/18 11:19 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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Interesting...
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#1142286 - 02/19/18 11:20 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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I was confused too until I got an email moments ago in which he states the game is being dispatched by USPS.
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#1142288 - 02/19/18 11:24 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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To my knowledge, Amber has never been legally sold as a download.

The allvideo guy sends an original game disc along with his custom install DVD.

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#1142294 - 02/20/18 12:36 AM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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The "all video guy's" name is CHRIS, and he assured me that the DVD disc WILL work for me. He has been doing everything to try and help keeping this customer HAPPY, so when I get the disc, I will let you know if it DOES "work" for me. Thanks for everybody's input.
Sandy

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#1142315 - 02/20/18 07:15 AM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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I just bought Pandora's Box and Ultimate Yahtzee. Chris sent an email and he is including Tetris Gold and Sorry with them, WoW. wave2
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#1142530 - 02/21/18 08:17 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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Hi everyone. I wanted to post and say a big thank-you for posting this website address. I have SO many old games that I'd love to replay, plus many that I never played back in the day and would love to play now, but I have a newish laptop with Windows 10, and so I thought I'd have to buy an old computer and run Win 95 or 98 to be able to play them. This is awesome and I can't wait to see what games this guy has for sale!

Tracy : )
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#1142596 - 02/22/18 02:55 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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Hello again,
I did receive the disc of "AMBER", installed it but it did not run. I contacted Chris at Allvideo, and he sent me some files to patch and upgrade the game, and now it's running very well, as he had promised. He IS a man of his word, so now he has a steady customer. If you see this thread, Chris, thank you for being here for me.
Sandy

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#1142597 - 02/22/18 03:18 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: sanford]
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Very good to know, Sandy. wave

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#1142623 - 02/22/18 05:02 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: Marian]
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He's a very nice man and I've always found his customer support to be second to none !!!! thumbsup
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#1142737 - 02/24/18 03:51 AM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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I got my copy of Amber Journeys Beyond today followed the instructions and it is working like a charm. Chris also included Lighthouse on the disc and it also works as promised. I am one happy camper. Amber brings back some good old memories of when I first became an adventure gamer.
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#1142770 - 02/24/18 12:13 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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I just ordered a disc from him. I have the original ROTS game but can't get it to play on
Win 10 so he is sending me an install disc so it will play on Win 10. I'll let everyone know if everything works out.

Marie

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#1142776 - 02/24/18 01:07 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: marie]
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I promise you will not be disappointed.
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#1142802 - 02/24/18 03:47 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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I received my discs and am very happy with them. smile
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#1142899 - 02/25/18 04:09 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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I absolutely love this seller! - I got to play Callahan's Crosstime Saloon after being sent the original + install disc which was a game I was always intrigued by & has turned out to be a favourite! I have bought other hard to get games too, yes pricey but the seller always threw in a few freebies! joy

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#1143074 - 02/26/18 11:17 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: chrissie]
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Hi Chrissie,
in my not so humble opinion, The price I pay for his (CHRIS's) games is well worth the higher price. Just the thought of playing the "old" games and\or re-playing them. is not an issue with me. I have bought two games from his site, had a problem with one of them "Amber Journeys Beyond" and he worked with me until he got it "fixed",by sending me an actual disc. Now the game is up and running, and Chris has another "satisfied" customer, You can't ask for more than THAT, and I think you will agree with me.
HAPPY GAMING!
Sandy

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#1143307 - 03/01/18 01:06 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10]
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I received my ROTS install disc. installed everything and the game is running fine no problems.

I'm very satisfied with my purchase, and I will probably purchase from him again in the future.

Marie

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#1143309 - 03/01/18 01:11 PM Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: marie]
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That's great news, Marie. Enjoy the game. wave

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