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Author Topic: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter  (Read 4747 times)

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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #1 on: 14:37, 16 December 12 »
The History of Ocean Software by Retro Fusion by Chris Wilkins - Kickstarter


I backed them :)
The project has been funded! :D It's a shame that I couldn't back it as I don't have a credit card. :(

I hope that Chris can offer some additional copies of the book for sale.

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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #2 on: 21:44, 16 December 12 »
Yeah, can't wait. Of course it's going to be something like 8 or 9 months, but oh well.

Btw, you could have paid by Paypal, I think, which also accepts bank accounts, not only plastic...

I bet if you contact him (the sooner the better) he'd arrange something for you!

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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #3 on: 17:08, 18 December 12 »
Btw, you could have paid by Paypal, I think, which also accepts bank accounts, not only plastic...

I bet if you contact him (the sooner the better) he'd arrange something for you!
Believe it or not, Kickstarter doesn't accept PayPal either! :( I'll try contacting Chris and see if there's anything he can do.

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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #4 on: 19:25, 18 December 12 »
Oh yeah, you're right, probably because it puts a hold on the funds you pledged - it doesn't charge you I think, just reserves the money. And Paypal can't do that...

If you ask him, let us know :)


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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #5 on: 20:01, 18 December 12 »
Rats, was completely unaware of this.
Would have backed this. Looks like it's gonna be a damn good read too. :)

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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #6 on: 16:24, 19 December 12 »
Tee-hee, love your avatat Shaun!

Hopefully he'll have some extra copies... 

I would have gone for the option with a custom Gryzor drawing from the original artist, but I found it too expensive :(


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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #7 on: 23:57, 22 December 12 »
I pledged so will get my copy :)

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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #8 on: 14:09, 23 December 12 »
I hope that Chris can offer some additional copies of the book for sale.


Hey Nich, did you ever contact him regarding additional copies for sale, and did he respond? :)

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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #9 on: 15:09, 23 December 12 »
Hey Nich, did you ever contact him regarding additional copies for sale, and did he respond? :)
I tried to contact Chris through the form on the Retro Fusion website, but I haven't received a response. :(

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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #10 on: 20:31, 23 December 12 »
I tried to contact Chris through the form on the Retro Fusion website, but I haven't received a response. :(


Unfortunate, as like yourself, I'd really like to get my hands on a copy of the book.
Maybe he's just taking a break for the Christmas. I might try drop him a message on the kickstarter site.


Will let ya know if i get anywhere. :)

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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #11 on: 22:08, 23 December 12 »
ping him on facebook, usually quite active there.

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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #12 on: 04:59, 24 December 12 »
ping him on facebook, usually quite active there.


Believe it or not, i'm one of the few people who isn't on facebook. Got rid of my account back in February.
Scourge of sociality.

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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #13 on: 10:00, 24 December 12 »
Facebook is very useful as a communication medium and when setup right is VERY social!

I will ping him and enquire  :)

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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #14 on: 11:54, 24 December 12 »
Regarding Credit Card Issues, I was advised that you now get a Visa Card which you can get from the Post Office which could work as a Disposable card. I don't know what other countries are doing or if it's available, though I was going to look into this more as a means to combat Internet Fraud which I was a victim of just recently.  ???
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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #15 on: 12:23, 24 December 12 »
Unfortunately Chris has been silent on the KS project page, too, where a few people (myself included) have been asking how to pay for additional postage costs. Maybe he's been taking a break...

@CP/M, that's a prepaid card, and always a good way to be safe. But, more expensive than a regular credit card...

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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #16 on: 02:29, 25 December 12 »
Hi Guys,


Thanks for the interest in the book - I will after the Christmas period put the book up for pre-order on my Retro Fusion site (Retro Fusion) so if you would like a copy then please do pre-order on there. I will only be doing one batch of these in all likeliness so please do get your order in :)


I am planning an event in May and hope to bring many of the Ocean gang along - take a look at the site for more info : Revival - be good if you can come along. Bob Wakelin, Mark Jones, Jim Bagley, Gary Bracey and Bill Harbison already confirmed. Martin Galway and Jonathan Dunn also likely to be there and I plan to get many more. They will be happy to sign all things Ocean.


I will keep coming by here to give you guys updates - thanks for your support on this and Merry Xmas!


Cheers, Chris

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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #17 on: 02:41, 25 December 12 »
Thanks for stopping in, Chris and keeping us posted.
Have a good Christmas :)

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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #18 on: 20:35, 25 December 12 »
Hey Chris, so nice to see you here!

If you happen to visit again, do let us know how we can pay for the extra postage! Someone told me you sent out emails on the subject, but I got nothing...

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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #19 on: 23:42, 25 December 12 »
Hi there,


Was gonna wait for the financials to sort themselves out as it takes 16 days after the Kickstarter finishes, so the funds have not arrived yet. I will then send out a survey to the pledgers to double check what people have pledged for and I hope during this time to verify the postage to make sure the book (and I) are covered.


Hope you all had a good retro XMAS day :-)


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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #20 on: 01:32, 28 December 12 »
I have put 3 products up on my site - http://www.retrofusion.me.uk/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=virtuemart&Itemid=25


UK order, European order and rest of the world.


These items are for pre-orders for the book - which I hope to have done by late Summer.


Thanks.

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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #21 on: 12:36, 28 December 12 »
Can't wait. Hopefully it won't be later than late August -it'll make a fine gift for my birthday :)


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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #22 on: 18:29, 28 December 12 »
Pre ordered mine! Can't wait now. :D

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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #23 on: 00:26, 24 January 13 »
Guys, the event in May that I am organising is coming along nicely.


Site is : Revival

Confirmed Ocean guests to the Revival event in May are as follows so far : Paul Hughes, Gary Bracey, Mark Jones, Bill Harbison, Simon Butler, Philip Trelford, John Palmer, Bob Wakelin.
There are many others as well, as well as arcade cabinets, pinball machines and retro consoles and computers. We are hoping for over 1,000 attendees each day.
Can any of you guys make it?
I am also looking for someone to do me an event 'New' Amstrad game - who could I talk to? I have the Spectrum and C64 already covered :)

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Re: History of Ocean book on Kickstarter
« Reply #24 on: 22:49, 08 November 13 »
It looks the book is already available here, these are the contents:
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Sure that i will enjoy, but... as i imagined, again pissing over the CPC. Come on!!! Even in other platforms is considered that the CPC versions of Gryzor and Renegade are wonderful, why did not they get an interview with the CPC Master John Brandwood?  >:(