Island of dr. Brain and Larry 5 cd version differences?

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Island of dr. Brain and Larry 5 cd version differences?

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Hi. I noticed mobygames has pictures of cd versions of both Thr Island of Dr Brain and Larry 5. Does anyone know if these are any different than their floppy versions? If you own one of these, I would be grateful if you could provide me with the version number:)

I'm betting Collector is able to answer this one.

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There was also LSL1VGA. I think they were just the floppy versions consolidated on a CD-ROM. Collector can certainly confirm if that's true, though.

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Thanks for the reply:) I'm thinking they are probably the same to, but I'm trying to get hold of the latest/"best" version released of each Sierra game, so knowing for sure would be nice.

Keep the answers coming!

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They are the same. Same version numbers, same MD5s of the main resource files. Dr. Brain 2 is just a dump of the contents of the floppy onto CD. LSL5 is too, but has extra content. I cannot say about LSL1VGA since I don't have the CD version of it to compare, but I always assumed that they were the same.

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Oh, great, than you so much for the reply! You've been most helpful:)

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never knew there were LSL5 CD version, especially Island of Dr. Brain. The only CD version available are LSL6, LSL7, and LSL collection/anthology which basically all collection of past LSL games exactly like their floppy counterpart.

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There's a picture of it on mobygames methinks:)

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Post by PsyCrow »

Hoyle Official Book Of Games Vol 3 also had a CD release. The packaging titled it as Hoyle Classic Board Games but it's really the same game. It appears to be the floppy version put on a CD. Both show as the same version in ScummVM.

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I'm pretty sure there are no cd talkie version for both games. As for compilation, that's a different matter.
I own majority of Sierra software and I'm pretty sure about that.

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They're not talkies, no. But CD versions do exist. As was mentioned, they are merely the contents of their respective floppy disks consolidated on one CD. They aren't any different or special like KQ5, SQ4, PQ4, etc.

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