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hunter November 17th, 2003 09:08 PM

Marc is looking at producing a CDRom of the original GDW MegaTraveller material. This would include a dozen or so books in an editable/searchable PDF format, all on a single CDRom.

hunter November 17th, 2003 09:08 PM

Marc is looking at producing a CDRom of the original GDW MegaTraveller material. This would include a dozen or so books in an editable/searchable PDF format, all on a single CDRom.

hunter November 17th, 2003 09:08 PM

Marc is looking at producing a CDRom of the original GDW MegaTraveller material. This would include a dozen or so books in an editable/searchable PDF format, all on a single CDRom.

hunter November 17th, 2003 09:09 PM

If you have any particular comments or suggestions regarding this idea, please post them below.

Hunter

hunter November 17th, 2003 09:09 PM

If you have any particular comments or suggestions regarding this idea, please post them below.

Hunter

hunter November 17th, 2003 09:09 PM

If you have any particular comments or suggestions regarding this idea, please post them below.

Hunter

kafka47 November 17th, 2003 09:33 PM

Yes, I would like to see a MegaTraveller errata corrected CD ROM. However, I would like to see calculable tables and lots of artwork and the Challenge articles.

Sound like I am asking too much? Considering how long we have to wait for a product. I think this is very feasible.

Marc also dig deep and pull out some treasures that were never published, as he has tons of Traveller stuff and MegaTraveller was probably when Traveller had just peaked.

kafka47 November 17th, 2003 09:33 PM

Yes, I would like to see a MegaTraveller errata corrected CD ROM. However, I would like to see calculable tables and lots of artwork and the Challenge articles.

Sound like I am asking too much? Considering how long we have to wait for a product. I think this is very feasible.

Marc also dig deep and pull out some treasures that were never published, as he has tons of Traveller stuff and MegaTraveller was probably when Traveller had just peaked.

kafka47 November 17th, 2003 09:33 PM

Yes, I would like to see a MegaTraveller errata corrected CD ROM. However, I would like to see calculable tables and lots of artwork and the Challenge articles.

Sound like I am asking too much? Considering how long we have to wait for a product. I think this is very feasible.

Marc also dig deep and pull out some treasures that were never published, as he has tons of Traveller stuff and MegaTraveller was probably when Traveller had just peaked.

daryen November 17th, 2003 09:45 PM

Depending on price, yes I would be interested.

But I am more interested in FFE finishing out the CT Reprint run.

daryen November 17th, 2003 09:45 PM

Depending on price, yes I would be interested.

But I am more interested in FFE finishing out the CT Reprint run.

daryen November 17th, 2003 09:45 PM

Depending on price, yes I would be interested.

But I am more interested in FFE finishing out the CT Reprint run.

clementk November 17th, 2003 11:35 PM

Per the poll:

For $40 if it has a dozen or so books that I can copy text from (i.e. OCR) with errata at the *very* least included (if not fixed within).

Fancy packaging isn't that big a deal. Some basic label or text on the cd itself would be fine. Paper sleeves are ok though the slim cd jewel cases would also be fine.

Interactive forms would be great but I'd prefer to have the cd if having stuff like that caused too many problems.

Casey

clementk November 17th, 2003 11:35 PM

Per the poll:

For $40 if it has a dozen or so books that I can copy text from (i.e. OCR) with errata at the *very* least included (if not fixed within).

Fancy packaging isn't that big a deal. Some basic label or text on the cd itself would be fine. Paper sleeves are ok though the slim cd jewel cases would also be fine.

Interactive forms would be great but I'd prefer to have the cd if having stuff like that caused too many problems.

Casey

clementk November 17th, 2003 11:35 PM

Per the poll:

For $40 if it has a dozen or so books that I can copy text from (i.e. OCR) with errata at the *very* least included (if not fixed within).

Fancy packaging isn't that big a deal. Some basic label or text on the cd itself would be fine. Paper sleeves are ok though the slim cd jewel cases would also be fine.

Interactive forms would be great but I'd prefer to have the cd if having stuff like that caused too many problems.

Casey

hunter November 18th, 2003 01:41 AM

per Marc:

'So it should be clear that it would have the entire MT canon. In text editable and printable and searchable PDFs. '

Hunter

hunter November 18th, 2003 01:41 AM

per Marc:

'So it should be clear that it would have the entire MT canon. In text editable and printable and searchable PDFs. '

Hunter

hunter November 18th, 2003 01:41 AM

per Marc:

'So it should be clear that it would have the entire MT canon. In text editable and printable and searchable PDFs. '

Hunter

mike wightman November 18th, 2003 02:33 AM

Great news :cool: [img]smile.gif[/img]
When can I send the mony? [img]smile.gif[/img] [img]smile.gif[/img] [img]smile.gif[/img]
Any idea when this will be released?
Who will be distributing this?
When will you start taking advanced orders?

mike wightman November 18th, 2003 02:33 AM

Great news :cool: [img]smile.gif[/img]
When can I send the mony? [img]smile.gif[/img] [img]smile.gif[/img] [img]smile.gif[/img]
Any idea when this will be released?
Who will be distributing this?
When will you start taking advanced orders?

mike wightman November 18th, 2003 02:33 AM

Great news :cool: [img]smile.gif[/img]
When can I send the mony? [img]smile.gif[/img] [img]smile.gif[/img] [img]smile.gif[/img]
Any idea when this will be released?
Who will be distributing this?
When will you start taking advanced orders?

theSea November 18th, 2003 08:32 AM

A couple of thoughts...

Erratta corrected is a definite plus - almost a must, although 'editable' implies we can correct it ourselves if needs be.

Articles from Challenge also would be a definite plus.... since the CT 'canon' also includes JTAS and Challenge - MT 'canon' should do likewise. 'twould be nice to have all of the MT Challenge material gathered in one place as the MT content gets a mite thin in later issues...

'Editable forms' tables etc. are much more likely to occur if Marc doesn't have to do the work. Petetion your favorite Guru.

Packaging is not a big deal - black with red text would do just fine :D

my cr0.02

--michael

ps I'll be buying it just as soon as there is something to buy - but then, Marc could write 'Traveller' on a piece of cardboard in felt tip pen and I'd probably buy it...... TravWhore that I am.

theSea November 18th, 2003 08:32 AM

A couple of thoughts...

Erratta corrected is a definite plus - almost a must, although 'editable' implies we can correct it ourselves if needs be.

Articles from Challenge also would be a definite plus.... since the CT 'canon' also includes JTAS and Challenge - MT 'canon' should do likewise. 'twould be nice to have all of the MT Challenge material gathered in one place as the MT content gets a mite thin in later issues...

'Editable forms' tables etc. are much more likely to occur if Marc doesn't have to do the work. Petetion your favorite Guru.

Packaging is not a big deal - black with red text would do just fine :D

my cr0.02

--michael

ps I'll be buying it just as soon as there is something to buy - but then, Marc could write 'Traveller' on a piece of cardboard in felt tip pen and I'd probably buy it...... TravWhore that I am.

theSea November 18th, 2003 08:32 AM

A couple of thoughts...

Erratta corrected is a definite plus - almost a must, although 'editable' implies we can correct it ourselves if needs be.

Articles from Challenge also would be a definite plus.... since the CT 'canon' also includes JTAS and Challenge - MT 'canon' should do likewise. 'twould be nice to have all of the MT Challenge material gathered in one place as the MT content gets a mite thin in later issues...

'Editable forms' tables etc. are much more likely to occur if Marc doesn't have to do the work. Petetion your favorite Guru.

Packaging is not a big deal - black with red text would do just fine :D

my cr0.02

--michael

ps I'll be buying it just as soon as there is something to buy - but then, Marc could write 'Traveller' on a piece of cardboard in felt tip pen and I'd probably buy it...... TravWhore that I am.

William November 18th, 2003 11:53 AM

Heh. I've only been asking him to do this for the past several years... I'd buy it in a heartbeat. $40? That all? Paper sleeve is fine too.

The biggest problems for me are how long would it take to put such a disk out and how would it impact the other reprints - I have been chomping at the bit for T2K V2 sinve V1 shipped, for example and as much as I would love this disk, I don't want to see the other reprints get significantly slowed by this.

At present Marc has committed to the CT reprints which are mostly completed, the T2K reprints which are just started, and the 2300 reprints that haven't even begun. Plus there are a number of other GDW products that he owns the IP for that I would love to see reprints of (anyone here ever play Assualt?). The MT material is desireable, but the real question in the end, for me, is what is the non-monitary cost?

William

William November 18th, 2003 11:53 AM

Heh. I've only been asking him to do this for the past several years... I'd buy it in a heartbeat. $40? That all? Paper sleeve is fine too.

The biggest problems for me are how long would it take to put such a disk out and how would it impact the other reprints - I have been chomping at the bit for T2K V2 sinve V1 shipped, for example and as much as I would love this disk, I don't want to see the other reprints get significantly slowed by this.

At present Marc has committed to the CT reprints which are mostly completed, the T2K reprints which are just started, and the 2300 reprints that haven't even begun. Plus there are a number of other GDW products that he owns the IP for that I would love to see reprints of (anyone here ever play Assualt?). The MT material is desireable, but the real question in the end, for me, is what is the non-monitary cost?

William

William November 18th, 2003 11:53 AM

Heh. I've only been asking him to do this for the past several years... I'd buy it in a heartbeat. $40? That all? Paper sleeve is fine too.

The biggest problems for me are how long would it take to put such a disk out and how would it impact the other reprints - I have been chomping at the bit for T2K V2 sinve V1 shipped, for example and as much as I would love this disk, I don't want to see the other reprints get significantly slowed by this.

At present Marc has committed to the CT reprints which are mostly completed, the T2K reprints which are just started, and the 2300 reprints that haven't even begun. Plus there are a number of other GDW products that he owns the IP for that I would love to see reprints of (anyone here ever play Assualt?). The MT material is desireable, but the real question in the end, for me, is what is the non-monitary cost?

William

Flynn November 18th, 2003 12:22 PM

I'd like to add my voice to the emphatic YES! group. [img]smile.gif[/img]

Do we know when this might be available?

Thanks,
Flynn

Flynn November 18th, 2003 12:22 PM

I'd like to add my voice to the emphatic YES! group. [img]smile.gif[/img]

Do we know when this might be available?

Thanks,
Flynn

Flynn November 18th, 2003 12:22 PM

I'd like to add my voice to the emphatic YES! group. [img]smile.gif[/img]

Do we know when this might be available?

Thanks,
Flynn

FlightCommanderSolitude November 18th, 2003 01:07 PM

My thoughts on this:

I'd certainly purchase a copy, no matter the packaging. Nice packaging would be a plus, but is inessential for such an otherwise uncollectible item.

I'd be interested to know how these materials will be presented. I'm assuming as PDF, with the text being either a) dumps from whatever electronic source materials GDW originally used or b) OCR'd from product scans and presumably spellchecked and reformatted. Will these try to be "facsimile" versions, or just huge blobs of text?

In any case it sounds like a fair amount of work, and a fair price! There are still a number of CT materials that I hope to purchase in reprint, but I would certainly support an MT digitial release if a paper reprint is unfeasible.

FlightCommanderSolitude November 18th, 2003 01:07 PM

My thoughts on this:

I'd certainly purchase a copy, no matter the packaging. Nice packaging would be a plus, but is inessential for such an otherwise uncollectible item.

I'd be interested to know how these materials will be presented. I'm assuming as PDF, with the text being either a) dumps from whatever electronic source materials GDW originally used or b) OCR'd from product scans and presumably spellchecked and reformatted. Will these try to be "facsimile" versions, or just huge blobs of text?

In any case it sounds like a fair amount of work, and a fair price! There are still a number of CT materials that I hope to purchase in reprint, but I would certainly support an MT digitial release if a paper reprint is unfeasible.

FlightCommanderSolitude November 18th, 2003 01:07 PM

My thoughts on this:

I'd certainly purchase a copy, no matter the packaging. Nice packaging would be a plus, but is inessential for such an otherwise uncollectible item.

I'd be interested to know how these materials will be presented. I'm assuming as PDF, with the text being either a) dumps from whatever electronic source materials GDW originally used or b) OCR'd from product scans and presumably spellchecked and reformatted. Will these try to be "facsimile" versions, or just huge blobs of text?

In any case it sounds like a fair amount of work, and a fair price! There are still a number of CT materials that I hope to purchase in reprint, but I would certainly support an MT digitial release if a paper reprint is unfeasible.

T. Foster November 18th, 2003 01:31 PM

I'd rather see a print re-release in 3 volumes (v1: boxed set + Rebellion Sourcebook + Ref Companion; v2: COACC, SSotFI, Knightfall, Hard Times, 3 folios; v3: collected Challenge articles) but I suppose that's not feasible. To be honest, a CD release isn't very interesting to me and I doubt I'd buy it.

T. Foster November 18th, 2003 01:31 PM

I'd rather see a print re-release in 3 volumes (v1: boxed set + Rebellion Sourcebook + Ref Companion; v2: COACC, SSotFI, Knightfall, Hard Times, 3 folios; v3: collected Challenge articles) but I suppose that's not feasible. To be honest, a CD release isn't very interesting to me and I doubt I'd buy it.

T. Foster November 18th, 2003 01:31 PM

I'd rather see a print re-release in 3 volumes (v1: boxed set + Rebellion Sourcebook + Ref Companion; v2: COACC, SSotFI, Knightfall, Hard Times, 3 folios; v3: collected Challenge articles) but I suppose that's not feasible. To be honest, a CD release isn't very interesting to me and I doubt I'd buy it.

FlightCommanderSolitude November 18th, 2003 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by T. Foster:
I'd rather see a print re-release in 3 volumes ...
Yes, I should have stated that I'd prefer to purchase paper reprints over a CDROM ... but would prefer a CDROM to nothing!

FlightCommanderSolitude November 18th, 2003 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by T. Foster:
I'd rather see a print re-release in 3 volumes ...
Yes, I should have stated that I'd prefer to purchase paper reprints over a CDROM ... but would prefer a CDROM to nothing!

FlightCommanderSolitude November 18th, 2003 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by T. Foster:
I'd rather see a print re-release in 3 volumes ...
Yes, I should have stated that I'd prefer to purchase paper reprints over a CDROM ... but would prefer a CDROM to nothing!

daryen November 18th, 2003 02:49 PM

Marc has pretty definitively stated that any MT reprints would only be done on CD-ROM, not on paper.

Based on the wording of Hunter's posts, I assume this position has not changed.

daryen November 18th, 2003 02:49 PM

Marc has pretty definitively stated that any MT reprints would only be done on CD-ROM, not on paper.

Based on the wording of Hunter's posts, I assume this position has not changed.

daryen November 18th, 2003 02:49 PM

Marc has pretty definitively stated that any MT reprints would only be done on CD-ROM, not on paper.

Based on the wording of Hunter's posts, I assume this position has not changed.

shield November 18th, 2003 03:26 PM

Yes, it would be good - go for it.

The various rules expansions from challenge should be includes (wet navy rules etc.)

Would it include the various digest group MT stuff?

Cheers
Richard

shield November 18th, 2003 03:26 PM

Yes, it would be good - go for it.

The various rules expansions from challenge should be includes (wet navy rules etc.)

Would it include the various digest group MT stuff?

Cheers
Richard

shield November 18th, 2003 03:26 PM

Yes, it would be good - go for it.

The various rules expansions from challenge should be includes (wet navy rules etc.)

Would it include the various digest group MT stuff?

Cheers
Richard

theSea November 18th, 2003 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by RichardP:
Would it include the various digest group MT stuff?
Unless the current copyright holder to the DGP material has a major shift in attitude (similar in magnitude to Saul on the road to Damascus) or passes into the next world and his heirs have a different point of view.... the 8 ball says not likely.

Marc does not own the rights to the DGP stuff and the current copyright holder's standing price for the rights is... not feasable.

--michael

theSea November 18th, 2003 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by RichardP:
Would it include the various digest group MT stuff?
Unless the current copyright holder to the DGP material has a major shift in attitude (similar in magnitude to Saul on the road to Damascus) or passes into the next world and his heirs have a different point of view.... the 8 ball says not likely.

Marc does not own the rights to the DGP stuff and the current copyright holder's standing price for the rights is... not feasable.

--michael

theSea November 18th, 2003 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by RichardP:
Would it include the various digest group MT stuff?
Unless the current copyright holder to the DGP material has a major shift in attitude (similar in magnitude to Saul on the road to Damascus) or passes into the next world and his heirs have a different point of view.... the 8 ball says not likely.

Marc does not own the rights to the DGP stuff and the current copyright holder's standing price for the rights is... not feasable.

--michael

vutpakdi November 18th, 2003 05:03 PM

A CD-ROM of PDFs would be much cheaper, easier, and faster for Marc to produce and sell. I'd like to have both since paper is easier to read but PDFs are easier to search and are more transportable.

That being said, a CD-ROM of PDFs would definitely be on my buy list. Since the CD-ROM won't be sold in stores, I don't think that fancy packaging would add much other than production cost and delay.

Ron

vutpakdi November 18th, 2003 05:03 PM

A CD-ROM of PDFs would be much cheaper, easier, and faster for Marc to produce and sell. I'd like to have both since paper is easier to read but PDFs are easier to search and are more transportable.

That being said, a CD-ROM of PDFs would definitely be on my buy list. Since the CD-ROM won't be sold in stores, I don't think that fancy packaging would add much other than production cost and delay.

Ron


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