> Ok, I spoke with the owner of this game, and he said I can dump it. He also said if I > wanted to I could ship it somewhere to be dumped, as long as he gets it back before > the end of winter. > > He was actually excited about the prospect of preserving it's code, it's his favorite > game of all time > > I can get back to the machine as early as next week, and it's "mine" to work with > however I need until end of winter. > > Not to mis-represent myself to him, I told him I'd be in touch with you guys to seek > advice on how to dump it, that it's not something I normally do. > > So, if TrevEB, or RB, or Smit or whoever wants to give me some concrete directions to > follow, I can get started on dumping this bad boy. I would guess first step would be > photographs so you can see first hand what we're dealing with (dongles etc). Keep in > mind, we can ship it to the experts if we have to... pending shipping funds. I COULD > ask him if he would pay the shipping to dump his machine... but that just sounds like > asking too much and taking advantage of his kind cooperation. > > If one of you guys want to speak to the owner directly we can arrange that, but I > won't post his info here on the open forum. > > > I want this to work out positive... my first potential dumperooni.
Awesome work Gat !!
My advice: be as fully prepared as possible before even touching the machine (see TrevEB's, RB's, Guru's and other advice), especially if you are going to try and do this on-site. You don't want to look like an amateur. Get all the advice you can from the experts here, buy any equipment you need, etc, and then tackle it. (Personally, I'd rather do it off-site, so you can take your time, have a proper / quiet work area, buy any extra stuff you need if you discover something is needed, etc - but this may not be possible ...) And, definitely don't go asking the guy for any money to cover shipping or whatever.
I'll kick in $100 to help cover any expenses - via the DU or whatever you say is the best way.