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31. August 2017 at 7:38 #4847
I bought the floppy disk version of The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes The Case of the Serrated Scalpel on Amazon.com. I tried to install it on my Windows computer by using DosBox so that I could move the installed files to my Chromebook. I bought an external floppy drive on newegg.com, an electronics website. The installation program couldn’t read the floppy disks. I tried recovery programs but they said the disks were not formatted properly or they were corrupted. What should I do with the floppy disks?31. August 2017 at 9:44 #4848
The game is 25 years old, the disks are most likely corrupted after all this time.
Or you can keep it, for nostalgia (I can’t recommend you *officially* to download it, of couurse…?)31. August 2017 at 9:55 #4849
I don’t need to download it Al ex. I already have the CD version and I made an iso. I bought the floppy version by mistake. I thought I was ordering the CD version. I got the external floppy drive because I thought I could easily install the game from the floppy disks. Now I have a bunch of corrupted floppy disks sitting around that I can’t return because I bought the floppy disk version last year. I have no use for the external floppy drive either. I was planning on buying more floppy disk games to play on DosBox but after this incident I’m not going to bother. I can’t return the floppy drive either because I bought it last year. Any suggestions on what to do? I’m not big on collecting things that I will never use.31. August 2017 at 10:01 #4850
Ah, OK. I thought you had just ordered it, and it’s wonderfully easy to refund stuff on Amazon. 🙂
Alright. In this case, it’s either throw it all away, or sell on ebay. I avoid ebay for small stuff, because it’s not worth the hassle IMHO, but perhaps you can make a few bucks.31. August 2017 at 10:23 #4851
I’m just going to throw away or recycle the floppy disks and the external floppy drive unless you know someone who would want them.31. August 2017 at 10:44 #4852
Lol, no. I don’t even know someone who’d want my external DVD drive anymore. 😉31. August 2017 at 10:55 #4853
I’d take it off of your hands if my chromebook supported DVDs. It would save me time of converting my DVDs to video files.31. August 2017 at 11:04 #4854
I’m still using it occasionally, to rip audio tracks from CDs or DVDs. So I don’t really want to give it away, but that’s about it. I’m hardly using my Bluray player anymore, either. It’s Amazon all over my place now… 🙂31. August 2017 at 11:23 #4855
The same could be said about my garage. My brothers and I have a lot of video game systems and games that we can’t part with.31. August 2017 at 11:30 #4856
Yeah, going through the stuff in my basement is sort of like digging up dinosaur fossils. C16, C64, NES, SNES, dozens of spare PC parts from 286 up to Core2 Duo stuff, etc., etc. Plus lots of matching games. ?31. August 2017 at 19:15 #4857
Wow. I would love to see your collection. It would be like going to a museum.
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