Secret of Monkey Island 1992 mystery release

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Secret of Monkey Island 1992 mystery release

Post by Whig Boop » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:09 am

I found a copy of MI1 on CD-ROM in a cardboard sleeve, IBM PC version from 1992, and I was wondering if anyone has a clue as to where it came from? I can't locate any releases on CD-ROM that came in this particular packaging online.

I realize this might not be a very relevant topic on this site, so feel free to say so. Anyways, thanks from Norway!

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Post by Longcat » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:04 pm

Could be a promotional copy or a re-release?

Could you post a photo of the sleeve and cd-rom and list the contents of it?


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Post by Raziel » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:58 pm

Wikipedia states that this is the CD_ROM re-release from 1992

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Post by Whig Boop » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:40 pm

I'm a bit of a collector, and so I kind of obsess about particularities and differences of releases, I guess games aren't very often archived in the same way as say vinyl records, but I can't find this version in a similar presentation.

Still will look pretty killer on the shelf.

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Post by ezekiel000 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:09 pm

I would have thought that as it's manufactured by Creative Labs that it was originally given away with a Creative Labs CD-Rom drive or sound card.

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Post by Whig Boop » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:24 pm

That's probably it! Makes perfect sense, damn, my detective skills fell through on that one. Thank you so much.

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:03 am

I think this is the same copy that my dad bought back in the day. It didn't come in a box, but was shrink-wrapped with that cardboard CD case and the manual. I still have it. He cut the cardboard case up to fit it inside a standard jewel case, though. He just found it on the rack in a computer store. Don't remember which one at all. I remember being there, though. We were both confused why it didn't come with a box. Didn't come with a sound card but that doesn't mean it didn't initially. Maybe it was refurbished or something?

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Post by Whig Boop » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:15 pm

Thanks for the replies, I just ran through the game and it seems to be the same as other PC CD-ROM 256 color releases as far as I could tell. My first run on a legitimate version since early 90's.

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Post by Simonnex » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:12 am

Creative Labs is such a throwback in itself...wow. I can't believe you even remembered that.

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Re: Secret of Monkey Island 1992 mystery release

Post by Aractus » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:15 am

That's the standard 5-language PC CD-ROM version. It was released in two ways - with the disc, the slip-case, and a manual (printed in 5 languages) with a blue colour EULA attached to the back, and that was the main release, the second was in a big-box and the EULA is printed on a white card and is not stuck to the back of the manual in that version but they are otherwise the same.

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