BattleSphere Drawing Transcript
Did you get in on it?
By BattleSphere FansMarch 1, 2001
We did, in fact,have the BattleSphere drawing on March 31, 2001 at about 8:10pm EST. The
winner was Jeff Miller, and was he excited! I'm glad to see him so happy
at winning and hope he enjoys the game as it should be enjoyed. An
interview with him will follow shortly.
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
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
t2x1r1: are you taking attendence for the draw
ggeorge747: Well, I couldn't think of a better way to have the
ggeorge747: And I thought offering Atari CD's would be a nice
ggeorge747: No, there's no taking of attendance.
ggeorge747: The only reason for attendance is to win the Atari
ggeorge747: And, of course, to know immediately if you've won the
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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
ggeorge747: There are a total of 4 Atari CDs to giveaway plus the
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
ggeorge747: Chris, what was your question about updates?
t2x1r1: never mind
atari_rob: SHOOT! I posted the wrong link! no wonder it
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
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,
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
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_
ggeorge747: Paolo, you here?
paolo1: Thanks, a lot!
LordoftheBattleSphere: I'm just _A_ lord of the
Collect them all...
ggeorge747: One last CD to give away. At 8 just before the BIG
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
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
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
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
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
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
LordoftheBattleSphere: My friend says the PS2 is much better than
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
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
paolo1: Now, let's make the Hystory...
t2x1r1: everyone cross your fingers
ggeorge747: Jeff, I'll mail it to you. Email me with your
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
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
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
ggeorge747: Cool. Thanks. Is there a BattleSphere fund or
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
ggeorge747: You're offering more BattleSphere carts for $79.95 +
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
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
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
ggeorge747: Ok guys. That about wraps it up for TAT's first
ggeorge747: This was fun and I hope everyone who truly wants one
gets a copy of BattleSphere.
ggeorge747: Bye everyone.