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Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? #1140792
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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.

Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10] #1140793
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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.

Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10] #1140794
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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.

Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10] #1140803
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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.

Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10] #1140844
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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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Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10] #1140852
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Thanks Mad. That's very reassuring.

Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10] #1140860
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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!
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Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: sanford] #1140861
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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

Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10] #1140883
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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!

Last edited by Adam Beals; 02/08/18 02:17 AM.

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Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: Marian] #1140886
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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

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

Enjoy Bicycle Bridge, Sandy! happydance

Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10] #1141175
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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.

Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: robedits] #1141184
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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

Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: Marian] #1141197
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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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Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10] #1141494
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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

Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: oldmariner] #1141536
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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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Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10] #1141591
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I was sooo happy to see Amber Journeys Beyond I can not wait to order it.


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Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10] #1141963
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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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Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10] #1142010
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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.

Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: oldmariner] #1142011
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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

Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: oldmariner] #1142016
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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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Re: Is https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/ a Legit Place to Buy Old Games? [Re: philthethrill10] #1142026
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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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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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I would think it's worth asking, oldbroad!


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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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