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Eye of the Beholder on eBay . . . . only $10,000


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I am anxiously awaiting a cart run for this and Relief Pitcher and Hot Dog. I would *really* like for me to be able to give someone my money for these. . . . .well, an amount of money DEFINITELY VERY south of 10k. Antarctica south of that figure. (okay Tierra del Fuego south, perhaps)

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Damn... I sold my Lynx and all the games when the Lynx died a few years ago. I hadn't even thought about the system.

 

I didn't know they had Double Dragon, or Eye of the Beholder on the system... that is so cool?! I assume Eye of the Beholder is a home-brew / aftermarket release... I can't imagine they would sell a cartridge with a massive EPROM soldered to the side of it... hahah...

 

Bet it's pretty cool.

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EotB was actually a prototype game created back when the Lynx was still supported, but never saw release. There were some (not sure how many) original prototypes (this isn't one as far as I know) that were being traded around, and then cloned in small runs and sold. EricDeeLee made a larger, cheaper run a couple of years ago and quite a few people got that version.

 

I believe the original prototype had a battery backed RAM for game save!

 

PS. Anyone feel free to correct me where I'm wrong about any of this.

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EotB was actually a prototype game created back when the Lynx was still supported, but never saw release. There were some (not sure how many) original prototypes (this isn't one as far as I know) that were being traded around, and then cloned in small runs and sold. EricDeeLee made a larger, cheaper run a couple of years ago and quite a few people got that version.

 

I believe the original prototype had a battery backed RAM for game save!

 

PS. Anyone feel free to correct me where I'm wrong about any of this.

 

Atari created some special chip that contained the ram. If I remember correctly this part was impossible to get which made duplication kind of hard.

 

In the version made by Eric there seems to be some kind of modern 16k storage chip. At least there is no battery on my copy of EOTB and the saves work perfectly. A lovely piece of computer archeology.

 

PS. my copy is not for sale.

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Precious.. LOL. Someone already used that term on his EotB cart a few years ago. As for that save feature, my EotB has 28c64 which is a 64Kbit (8KB) EEPROM.

 

I wonder if I should sell my EotB copy for oh say $1,000 and advertise 90% cheaper than other seller!!! There's bound to be rich collector who would quickly blow money without researching and finding out Eric is planning another production soon.

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Precious.. LOL. Someone already used that term on his EotB cart a few years ago. As for that save feature, my EotB has 28c64 which is a 64Kbit (8KB) EEPROM.

 

I wonder if I should sell my EotB copy for oh say $1,000 and advertise 90% cheaper than other seller!!! There's bound to be rich collector who would quickly blow money without researching and finding out Eric is planning another production soon.

 

The RAM code is in one place of the EOTB binary. I assume that someone changed this to work with EEPROMs. As a matter of fact I can think of exactly one person here at AtariAge who would have the skills and energy to do it.

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ebay auction is about to end.

I sent my offer to the seller.

If you do not accept, I doubt that he will sell it.

If someone is really willing to sell it, you can contact me.

For the price I can come to your hand, but forget $ 10,000

Don't offer him anything.

The game is not worth the money. It will be produced again.

And it is not official either. Nothing to make that version special compared to the new run.

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Or maybe just showing off and bragging about having a rare custom CIB set? He never responded to my message about the lowest he would accept.

 

Guess I'll stay with just one CIB I have. It would have been nice if I could get 2 so I could have spare if something happens to my box or manual.

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