BattleSphere Drawing Transcript
Below is the entire transcript of the chat. Be sure to read the lower part of this transcript if you are still in need of a BattleSphere cartridge!
ggeorge747: Hello Everyone! The Drawing will be at 8pm with chat starting at 7.
ggeorge747: It's about 6:20 EST now. The chat will begin at 7.
ggeorge747: But I'm here hanging out until everyone arrives.
paolo1: Hi George
paolo1: p.defelice here!
ggeorge747: Paolo, you made it.
paolo1: well it's half past one in the morning here in Italy, but I couldn't miss this meeting!
ggeorge747: Now we need something to do until everyone arrives.
ggeorge747: Wow! That's dedication!
paolo1: You know, Greg, I don't think I'm going to fell asleep, now. But is EST time like New York time?
ggeorge747: What kind of Jaguar do you have? NTSC or PAL?
ggeorge747: Yes. EST=Eastern Standard Time. It's the same as NY, Boston, Norfolk, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, Miami, etc...
paolo1: I bought it at VGLQ (or at flashback I can't remember, I bought so many Jag stuff...) and it is an NTSC Jag unit +CD, I plug it via RGB SCART connector
ggeorge747: I'll give away the first CD at 7:10.
ggeorge747: I've got a box full of little scraps of paper.
ggeorge747: Each represents one of the tickets you bought.
ggeorge747: I'll draw a name from the box, and that will be the winner.
ggeorge747: The CD drawing is a little different.
ggeorge747: Each contestant has one name in a box.
ggeorge747: I'll draw the name, and if they are here in the chat room, they will win an Atari CD.
paolo1: You know what? It would have been more interesting with a webcam: it would have added more thrill!
ggeorge747: True. But I haven't invested in a web cam yet.
paolo1: Is that thigs expensive in the US?
ggeorge747: Probably around $75-100.
ggeorge747: Welcome T2xlrl!
t2x1r1: i'm just catching up
ggeorge747: Catching up...?
paolo1: Wow! here you can find a good philips webcam at less than $50, but there is also something less good as 30$!
t2x1r1: about the cd drawing and how everything is being done on the draw
t2x1r1: are you taking attendence for the draw
ggeorge747: Well, I couldn't think of a better way to have the drawing.
ggeorge747: And I thought offering Atari CD's would be a nice consolation.
ggeorge747: No, there's no taking of attendance.
ggeorge747: The only reason for attendance is to win the Atari CDs.
ggeorge747: And, of course, to know immediately if you've won the game.
paolo1: Hi t2x1r1! are you a partecipant at the BS drawing?
t2x1r1: yeah, I'm anthony
t2x1r1: I assume you are too paolo1
paolo1: Yes I am. Are you from Europe or US?
paolo1: Your second name has something scottish in it
t2x1r1: actually I'm from Canada, and you
paolo1: (ah excuse me, I am Paolo De Felice)
t2x1r1: teh name is both scottish and english
paolo1: and I am from Italy
t2x1r1: cool, are you and avid jag collector
paolo1: Are you bilingual (EN+FR)?
paolo1: Are you bilingual (EN+FR)?I am using a stupid
t2x1r1: internet explorer, 5.1????? I think.
t2x1r1: I only know en
paolo1: Well, as avid as I can be so far from the ACTION!
ggeorge747: I was using Netscape 4.6 earlier, but it doesn't update this chatroom as good as IE5 does.
t2x1r1: what languages do you speak
paolo1: No! 4.0 Here at home I don't use Internet much, so I don't upgrade the browser!
atari_rob: hey everyone
ggeorge747: Hi Rob! Good to have you here!
paolo1: Italian and English (let's say I do my best with English, and I hope people understand me.
t2x1r1: don't worry I still have problems
paolo1: Hi Rob.
atari_rob: I speak English and French (I'll be going to Quebec in a few days)
t2x1r1: what are you going to Quebec for ?
paolo1: Are you from US Rob?
atari_rob: I'm going for school, and I'm from Canada
paolo1: So you study English the same amount of time you study French?
t2x1r1: where abouts, I'm from alberta
atari_rob: yeah, pretty much. At least 50% of all my subjects have to be taught in French.
atari_rob: I'm in Manitoba
paolo1: Is there a good (or great) Atari comunity in Canada?
csm3: I'm chris
paolo1: You know I bought some ST software at Homa Systems.
csm3: I'm just going to hang out and not say much, i'm kind of tired
t2x1r1: there is some, but not as much as I would like to see
paolo1: Hi chris!
atari_rob: not around here... I know of an Atari ST club but that's about all...
atari_rob: hey Chris
csm3: Thanks for the 3 TAT's, you didn't have to do that, but I appreciate it.
ggeorge747: Chris, not a problem. You sent me three stamps!
t2x1r1: hi chris
csm3: rob, do you have a new a new web page?
t2x1r1: is homa systems in canada?
atari_rob: yep, it's linked to my name.
paolo1: Yes. wait I check in my links...
csm3: hey about that atari, survivor, how many people do you have?
ggeorge747: BTW guys, if your site isn't already listed on my bookmarks page, you should let me know because...
paolo1: Yes. wait I check in my links... OTTAWA
atari_rob: I have 2 people so far.
ggeorge747: They will all end up becoming the site of the week.
atari_rob: Greg, can you list my site please?
t2x1r1: rob I can't open your site
csm3: man! I thought it'd be kind of funny. I'd do it.
atari_rob: argh, stupid geocities... I'll change the link on my name and see if that will work, one moment...
ggeorge747: Not a problem. (Unless I forget, which is why I do things immediately!)
csm3: You might have to cut it in half. What do you think
atari_rob: ok try that
paolo1: Hey greg, you know you have a very complete bookmarks page?
t2x1r1: still not working rob
ggeorge747: Ok. You guys ready for the first Atari CD draw?
csm3: no problem : )
atari_rob: crap... ok, try reloading the page a bunch of times, or clicking on the address bar and hitting enter even once it doesn't work...
ggeorge747: Here we go...
atari_rob: drum roll
ggeorge747: I don't think Patrick K. is here, is he?
atari_rob: doesn't look like it....
ggeorge747: Ok, let's try again...
paolo1: ... so ... anothere drum roll
ggeorge747: Ian's not here either... Grr...
t2x1r1: how many draws are taking place tonight?
csm3: are these full jaguar games that you programmed in your spare time? jk
ggeorge747: Anthony MacDonald! First Atari CD!
t2x1r1: what do I do now
ggeorge747: You're here, right?
t2x1r1: I'm anthony macdonald
ggeorge747: Ok. Cool. Look in the mail in a few days for your Atari CD.
ggeorge747: There are a total of 4 Atari CDs to giveaway plus the BattleSphere game.
t2x1r1: sweet, thak you so much
paolo1: Aha 4CDs. I didn't know this!
csm3: are you going to space these out?
ggeorge747: I'll give the next CD away at 7:30 est.
csm3: ggeorge, there have been a ton of TAT updates lately?
ggeorge747: (sarcasm on) Wonderful news guys...
ggeorge747: My area is in a severe T-storm watch...
t2x1r1: hhi bruce
ggeorge747: e the power doesn't go out.
ggeorge747: Oops. I HOPE the power doesn't go out.
t2x1r1: if it does will the draw be rescheduled
t2x1r1: brclarke how you doin
ggeorge747: Yes, we'd have a rescheduled draw.
ggeorge747: It looks pretty clear outside, but the power tends to go out around here even for a sprinkle.
t2x1r1: rob, can I get the link again
paolo1: Now we'll have lots of drumrolls...
ggeorge747: Chris, what was your question about updates?
t2x1r1: never mind
atari_rob: SHOOT! I posted the wrong link! no wonder it didnt' work
atari_rob: www.geocities.com (slash) jaguarcanada
csm3: it just seems lately, there everyother day, how long do you think you can keep them comming?
t2x1r1: thanks rob
csm3: Cause I know you said, before you got burned out.
t2x1r1: nice site
ggeorge747: Chris - A lot of it is stuff I've had for a while that has been redressed.
ggeorge747: What burned me out was folding 300 paper newsletters each month. For FREE!
csm3: i'm impressed... I still have some of your first
ggeorge747: There still is a lot of content that is new, like the AvP review, the Baseball Heroes review, and the Super Asteroids Missile Command.
csm3: 300 is a alot
ggeorge747: Ready for the next Atari CD?
atari_rob: I'm back, my PC crashed
atari_rob: thanks anthony
ggeorge747:Heh... Atari STs don't crash!
paolo1: How are you right!
ggeorge747: The 2nd Atari CD goes to....
t2x1r1: you're welcome
ggeorge747: George Yee... Not here...
ggeorge747: We'll try again...
ggeorge747: Bruce Clarke! Speak up if you're still here!
brclarke: What exactly is on the CD?
ggeorge747: I'm glad someone finally asked!
csm3: bootleg britany spears
brclarke: Wow! Her initials aren't BS for nothing!
ggeorge747: Lots of Atari stuff I've been collecting for years...
t2x1r1: that wasn't punny
ggeorge747: Atari TV commercials, Jaguar graphics, Lots of ROM images (no emulators though),
atari_rob: same initials as Battle Sphere....
brclarke: Sounds interesting. Does it have THE CAVE? Yahoo!
ggeorge747: MP3s for Defender 2000, Tempest 2000, BattleMorph, BattleSphere
ggeorge747: Bruce, Yes it has that cheesy infomercial on it.
ggeorge747: It also has the entire Atari Times website on it. (Everyone should have a copy...)
brclarke: Excellent! If you've never seen THE CAVE, it is a very hokey, unintentioanlly funny infomercial for the Jaguar...
atari321: I'm ready to win a CD
paolo1: Things for collectors, eh. It should be very nice.
ggeorge747: And you are... (atari321)?
Atarian2049: Evening, all
ggeorge747: Next CD draw will be at 7:45 est.
atari321: yes(no name)
ggeorge747: I'll be back... I'm going to eat some corn.
Atarian2049: mmmm corn....
paolo1: Pop corn? Boiled, ...?
brclarke: Hey, anyone see the aurora last night - they say you could see it as far south as Phoenix - but too cloudy for me to view it.
Atarian2049: Too many clouds....
t2x1r1: I didn't even know there was one
brclarke: Take a look later tonight - if it's clear you might get to see it as the solar storm is still on.
ggeorge747: Is Ian, Patrick, or George Yee here? Otherwise, I'm not including them in the CD draw.
ggeorge747: The next CD goes to...
ggeorge747: Thomas Humphrey here?
ggeorge747: If not, the CD goes to...
LordoftheBattleSphere: Does anyone know where I can download BattleSphere?
ggeorge747: The 3rd CD goes to Paolo!
t2x1r1: not bloody likely
csm3: yeah, there's a link on my atari emulator page
LordoftheBattleSphere: Cool, what's the URL?
t2x1r1: is there really?
brclarke: But _you're_ the Lord of the Battlesphere - don't _you_ know?
ggeorge747: Paolo, you here?
paolo1: Thanks, a lot!
LordoftheBattleSphere: I'm just _A_ lord of the battlesphere. Collect them all...
ggeorge747: One last CD to give away. At 8 just before the BIG draw!
paolo1: I understand this might cost a bit, so feel free to ask me to pay the postal expenses
ggeorge747: Hello Dan!
danavc: what did I miss,I just got home
t2x1r1: chris, where's your emulator page?
ggeorge747: We've given away three Atari filled CD so far.
t2x1r1: dan you missed the third cd giveaway
csm3: My jag emulator?
danavc: hey george
csm3: you can run it on a 486 full speed
LordoftheBattleSphere: I don't think you CAN emulate the jaguar.
danavc: what CD?
t2x1r1: yeah the jag emulator
ggeorge747: Who's George????
LordoftheBattleSphere: PCs are still stuck with 16 bit components
LordoftheBattleSphere: My best friend says BattleSphere sucks and I need to prove him wrong
ggeorge747: BTW everyone, the entire chat will be available later as a transcript.
danavc: I meant greg
t2x1r1: has your friend tried it
ggeorge747: Anyone working on Protector + landscapes?
danavc: who here is going to fest2k1
brclarke: The last I've heard no one had a Jag emulator that could run any commercial ROMs...
LordoftheBattleSphere: He says he downloaded it and played it on his flash rom
t2x1r1: i wish i could, how are the tickets selling dan?
ggeorge747: Where is Fest2K1 being held?
paolo1: I am (well, my graphic artist)
LordoftheBattleSphere: where is the fest this year?
danavc: chris, are doing the jaugualaror for the jaguar.
LordoftheBattleSphere: if chris has a jag emulator, he must be really smart
csm3: I was just kidding, sorry,
danavc: tickets are being sold by goat store
brclarke: Just think, in a few minutes some lucky person will get what might very well be the last copy of BattleSphere available... Ohhh history in the making.
ggeorge747: WI is a little too North for me. I wish we could have a show in Florida. Or even Georgia would be good.
danavc: goto goatstore.com
ggeorge747: BTW guys... This copy of BattleSphere has never been opened.
danavc: for tickets to jagfest2k1
ggeorge747: Never been played... (of course)
ggeorge747: It's never even been touched by my hand!
danavc: I've already got a copy of bs
ggeorge747: The last person to touch this box was Scott LeGrand.
t2x1r1: how come t-birds not here?
LordoftheBattleSphere: how many people here still haven't managed to get a copy of bs?
ggeorge747: It's been wrapped in the original bubble wrap since he sent it to me last year.
LordoftheBattleSphere: t-bird, is that that really rude doug guy?
t2x1r1: i don't have one.......yet
atari321: I don't have a copy
brclarke: I think there are quite a few Jaggy fans who have never even seen BS, never mind own a copy.
ggeorge747: I asked all of them to be here tonight. I didn't even get a response from them.
csm3: I've been waiting thoes 10 to go on auction for awhile
LordoftheBattleSphere: wow, that sucks, I couldn't buy one either.
ggeorge747: Are you guys ready for the final CD?
danavc: well,I'm going to check my e-mail and surf the net while but I'll be back
LordoftheBattleSphere: chris: did you get a copy yet?
ggeorge747: The last CD goes to...
t2x1r1: it seems those 10 will never be auctioned off
ggeorge747: David Matthews here?
LordoftheBattleSphere: I once emailed doug buy he never replied
ggeorge747: Ok, let's try again...
ggeorge747: Charles Nill here?
ggeorge747: This is why you should be here...
t2x1r1: i'm still here
ggeorge747: Mark Opasanick?
ggeorge747: Who are you, T2XLRL? You must be in the BattleSphere drawing to win a CD.
LordoftheBattleSphere: How does BattleSphere compare to Star Wars Starfighter?
LordoftheBattleSphere: My friend says the PS2 is much better than the jag
LordoftheBattleSphere: I don't believe him
t2x1r1: i'm anthony macdonald, but i already won a cd
ggeorge747: Who is here between Chris S., Aaron B., Jeff M. and Martin C.?
ggeorge747: Ok Tony.
LordoftheBattleSphere: Is Jeff Minter here? Wow
csm3: Chris S
csm3: Chris S
ggeorge747: Jeff Miller.
ggeorge747: Ok. Let's draw then...
csm3: right here
LordoftheBattleSphere: Damn, I wanted to ask Yak what his next Nuon game would be
ggeorge747: Jeff, you've won the last Atari CD! Congrats!
brclarke: drum roll the big moment is here...
atari321: Thanks.How do I get it?
ggeorge747: If anyone else is interested in a CD, email me!
LordoftheBattleSphere: So who's winning the BattleSphere?
paolo1: Now, let's make the Hystory...
t2x1r1: everyone cross your fingers
ggeorge747: Jeff, I'll mail it to you. Email me with your address.
ggeorge747: Here is the moment we've been waiting for...
LordoftheBattleSphere: If you threw a jaguar and a PS2 off a building, which one would hit the ground first?
ggeorge747: My wife is going to draw...
brclarke: According to the laws of physics, they'd both hit at the same time, Michael.
ggeorge747: And the winner is...
danavc: I'm back
ggeorge747: Jeff Miller has won the BattleSphere game!
atari321: Oh my god!
brclarke: Awww! Lucky bugger! :-)
paolo1: Wll, congratulations! It has been really fun.
ggeorge747: Congratulations Jeff!
LordoftheBattleSphere: I've got some hot BS carts which I'll sell directly to anyone that was crazy enough to come here tonight and didn't already have one...
atari321: This is unbelievable.Sorry to those who didn't win.
LordoftheBattleSphere: The rest are going to auction...
atari_rob: congrats, Jeff.
LordoftheBattleSphere: I'll let you figure out who this is :-)
ggeorge747: I wish I could give everyone a BattleSphere game.
LordoftheBattleSphere: I wish we didn't have to auction them myself...
LordoftheBattleSphere: ding ding ding
LordoftheBattleSphere: but the danged collectors are using the things to make money
LordoftheBattleSphere: Who's taking?
csm3: hey I'll buy one
t2x1r1: so is there any news on the auction
t2x1r1: on the other had I'll buy one
atari321: This is the first raffle I've won in my whole life!It's better than winning the lottery!
LordoftheBattleSphere: Chris: email me... They're $79.95 plus shipping...
ggeorge747: T-Bird, could you email me with the JDR address? Or have Scott or Steph email me?
LordoftheBattleSphere: That's the whole point... You guys get to skip the auction
LordoftheBattleSphere: I'm not T-Bird
t2x1r1: can I get one?
LordoftheBattleSphere: Just go to their web site www.jdf.org
ggeorge747: Well Jeff, I hope you enjoy it. Email me so we can get your story for TAT.
LordoftheBattleSphere: email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
ggeorge747: Cool. Thanks. Is there a BattleSphere fund or anything?
LordoftheBattleSphere: Not specifically
LordoftheBattleSphere: Now since this transcript is going to be public, I only see two people taking the offer
LordoftheBattleSphere: Anyone else?
ggeorge747: A reminder that most of the entry fees for the drawing are going to the JDR foundation.
brclarke: I'll take your offer. Expect to see my e-mail to email@example.com
ggeorge747: You're offering more BattleSphere carts for $79.95 + shipping?
paolo1: Excuse me, but I can't understand well. Is this a joke that you are selling BS cartridges?
t2x1r1: Thanks Greg, and BSB. I sent an email to you.
ggeorge747: Well, Paolo, he did work on the game after all.
LordoftheBattleSphere: not a joke...
LordoftheBattleSphere: I don't get many opportunities to find out who the speculators trying to resell battlesphere these days and the guys who really want it are...
paolo1: Oh well, then I'd like to buy a cart.
ggeorge747: I think this is a crowd who really wants it, T-Bird.
t2x1r1: Thanks again, I'm outta here.
LordoftheBattleSphere: email me...
brclarke: I'm outta here too. Don't forget to look at the sky tonight - maybe the aurora will be acting up again!!
LordoftheBattleSphere: Well, I'm outta here... Congrats Jeff!!!
LordoftheBattleSphere: later guys
ggeorge747: See yuh TBird. Thanks for dropping by.
brclarke: That's BSB, not T-Bird...
ggeorge747: Jeff, let me congratulate you again. Please be good to this game!
paolo1: I think this has been a really smart move to came here to check who is really interested in this game without speculating.
atari_rob: Jeff how many times did you enter to end up winning Battlesphere?
atari321: I'll guard it with my life!
ggeorge747: Contestant info is on the TAT website.
atari321: I must admit, I only gave $10!
ggeorge747: Nothing personal though. (Got your email Jeff.)
atari321: Should I check for a response?
paolo1: Thank you all for the chat. I had fun. It is sooo late here (3:30 AM) but it was fun.
ggeorge747: Jeff, I just want you to play and enjoy it. The poor guy's been wrapped up in bubble wrap for too long!
ggeorge747: Jeff, I'll get back with you soon. I'll send an interview of some kind.
danavc: anybody here
ggeorge747: Paolo, thanks for staying up late.
ggeorge747: Perhaps you'll win the next draw!
atari321: That I will.(I've been waiting quite a few years for this game!)
aberger30: anyone still around?
ggeorge747: Some are here, but we're dwindling fast.
aberger30: so who won the drawings?
ggeorge747: Jeff Miller won the BattleSphere game.
paolo1: You know Greg, I just need one cartridge
paolo1: But I will SURELY enjoy the ATARI CD :-)
aberger30: cool..who won the other things? there were other things wasn't there?
ggeorge747: Paolo, I wish I had another one for you to buy. Yes, enjoy the Atari CD. Don't worry about postage.
ggeorge747: Remember, Scott was here earlier offering BattleSphere carts for $79.95.
ggeorge747: The transcript for this chat will be available soon, so you can find out who won what.
paolo1: I just sent an e-mail to him!
ggeorge747: Paolo, let me know when you get one. I'd really like to know.
ggeorge747: Ok guys. That about wraps it up for TAT's first BattleSphere drawing.
ggeorge747: This was fun and I hope everyone who truly wants one gets a copy of BattleSphere.
ggeorge747: Bye everyone.