Baldur's Gate game manuals???
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 3:20 pm 
 

Are there any collectable value to PC game manuals? I have a manuals for Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate 2.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 3:39 pm 
 

The Wraith wrote:Are there any collectable value to PC game manuals? I have a manuals for Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate 2.

Thanx for any help.

My guess is that they don't have any collectable value -- but you may get something for them on eBay if someone desperately needed one.  In my experience many of these manuals aren't very well done, and the best way to learn the game is to just jump in.  

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:26 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:My guess is that they don't have any collectable value -- but you may get something for them on eBay if someone desperately needed one. In my experience many of these manuals aren't very well done, and the best way to learn the game is to just jump in.


That's kinda what I had figured, but just wanted to make sure.

Just threw out some old EverCrack manuals the other day. Guess these will join them.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:31 pm 
 

The Wraith wrote:
deimos3428 wrote:My guess is that they don't have any collectable value -- but you may get something for them on eBay if someone desperately needed one. In my experience many of these manuals aren't very well done, and the best way to learn the game is to just jump in.


That's kinda what I had figured, but just wanted to make sure.

Just threw out some old EverCrack manuals the other day. Guess these will join them.

Hell, if you are going to throw them out, I'll take them. Never know when you may need spares. 8O


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:43 pm 
 

I collect the strategy guides. There is one for Baldur's Gate, too. I think the manuals are only collectible, as long as they're inside the original game box with the rest of the stuff (CD or Floppy Disk etc.).


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 5:54 pm 
 

Ralf Toth wrote:I collect the strategy guides. There is one for Baldur's Gate, too. I think the manuals are only collectible, as long as they're inside the original game box with the rest of the stuff (CD or Floppy Disk etc.).


I'm a rich man then.
Got all the Gold Box series, Baldur's Gates, Icewind Dales...all in boxes still.
Anyone ever hear of Darklands? I can no longer play my copy (DOS 4.0 game). Real time combat in medieval germany game. Very cool. Came on 11 (IIRC) 5.25" floppys.


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 1:14 pm 
 

Very belated reply on this, but I haven't visited this site in a while and am doing a lot of catching up. I collect older PC games and can tell you that the manuals by themselves are probably not worth much. Complete games sell for much more than fragmented ones.

As far as the gold box series, they generally don't fetch much of a premium on eBay, even though they were very popular, well done games for the most part. There must be many of them still floating around. I know I wouldn't sell mine, however. =)

Ultimas are a different story, and the early ones can bring premium prices on eBay, if complete with cloth maps, etc.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 1:26 pm 
 

The Planescape: Torment strategy guide does fairly well on resale.


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