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Huge game collection lost in aussie floods

Post by oli_lar » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:04 pm

Saw this on another forum - the chap must be devastated, tons of rare stuff lost to water and mud. The pic of the 3 X68000s in particular made me weep a little!

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:10 pm

Google Chrome seems to've gone crap overnight and won't open any picture links - got any pictures of it to put on here?
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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:27 pm

Cheers for that... All so utterly worthless now, but you'd still have a hard time putting them in the skip. I was devestated when I left a book outside in the rain once, imagine what this guy's thinking? I mean, besides losing his house and everything else he's ever owned too.
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Post by Fred83 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:47 pm

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:Cheers for that... All so utterly worthless now, but you'd still have a hard time putting them in the skip. I was devestated when I left a book outside in the rain once, imagine what this guy's thinking? I mean, besides losing his house and everything else he's ever owned too.
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Re: Huge game collection lost in aussie floods

Post by Megamixer » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:34 pm

A Neo Geo and a FZ-10 3DO bite the dust...'tis a sad day indeed :(
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Re: Huge game collection lost in aussie floods

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:39 pm

That's why I made sure I got an upstairs flat - in the entirely likely event of Merseyside disappearing under five metres of water during the next few years, I should be just about okay.
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Re: Huge game collection lost in aussie floods

Post by thl » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:04 pm

Have to feel sorry for this guy who seemed to be very ambitious with his gaming collection. It looks very damaging afterall.

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Re: Huge game collection lost in aussie floods

Post by DPrinny » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:19 pm

I will say this.

I have seen dirtier consoles on car boots

I was looking for a crap console amongst that lot and didnt find one as I was gonna say "Drowning is to good for it"
But that Neo Geo stick looks pretty cool like that.

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Re: Huge game collection lost in aussie floods

Post by c0nfu53d » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:25 pm

I hope he had insurence.

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Re: Huge game collection lost in aussie floods

Post by oli_lar » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:33 pm

Some of it should be salvageable, depending on what the console contains. For example you can wash arcade PCBs in dishwashers so the same should be true of cart systems, at least as long as the PSU is separate.

Lot of valuable systems in there FM Marty ~£250, 3x X68000s worth similar boxed AES etc not to mention the big TV. You'd be devastated.

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Re: Huge game collection lost in aussie floods

Post by nokgod » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:49 pm

...but glad to be still breathing, no?
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Re: Huge game collection lost in aussie floods

Post by TheSpeedOfSex » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:59 pm

c0nfu53d wrote:I hope he had insurence.
Insurance companies won't pay up. It's all over the current affairs/news.

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Re: Huge game collection lost in aussie floods

Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:10 pm

nokgod wrote:...but glad to be still breathing, no?

Exactly. Got to put these things in perspective
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Re: Huge game collection lost in aussie floods

Post by RMLF » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:15 pm

much of that should be salvageable to some degree, ive recovered some right dogs before now to play, dried out properly and cleaned, its likely they will work
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