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BooJaka
09-05-2002, 03:17 PM
There was recently an auction for Afterlife (I don't care what anyone says, it's a great game) on Ebay the other day in a really weird box. It kinda opened at the middle I think rather than at the top or whatever and looked quite cool. I didn't win because of that damn proxy bid rule but that's not important. The important thing is that since then the only ones I've been able to find like that are Mac versions. Did they only releasr that box for the Mac versions or am I just blind?

Jake
09-06-2002, 04:00 AM
I think what happened is they only made one run of the Mac version, and multiple runs of the PC one. I know with the DOTT box, the first manufacturing run had the funky triangle shaped box, but retailers were annoyed because they didnt stack or sit on shelves properly, so they started putting it in the square box. Odds are they did this with Afterlife too, but the Mac versions, having a much smaller number made, were all or almost all in the oddly shaped first-run boxes, wheras the PC, with tons of copies and multiple printings, has a larger number with the normal sized and shaped box. That's just my guess though.

Wizball
09-06-2002, 04:12 AM
Do you still have the link to this auction ?
Never saw a special box for Afterlife...

QueZTone
09-06-2002, 05:41 AM
actually I ordered Afterlife for the pc in July or so when it was still available in the Lucas (online) Company Store and I was kinda amazed too how this box worked. It has the size of a normal gamebox. As you know the boxart is split up in a top part and a bottom part. Heaven and hell. And the border between these is in the middle and you actually open the box with two flaps that come together in the middle. So it was not just the mac version that had that kind of box.

Also I was in extremely luck cause the Outlaws adventurer was actually in the box! Afterlife mustve sold so badly I still got a version from their shelf from the old days.. w00t! :)

Jake
09-06-2002, 06:08 AM
I wish I had Afterlife. Hm, I could probably still get the Mac one.

BooJaka
09-06-2002, 06:36 AM
The picture of the box was not on the auction. I had to ask for it and the guy sent me the picture. If I can I'll upload it tonight though.

BooJaka
09-06-2002, 06:46 AM
I've just had a thought. Did the same as what Jake said happen to the Full Throttle boxes, in the way that few PC boxes are that weird square shape (which I own :)) but loads of Mac ones are?

Wizball
09-06-2002, 09:29 AM
Wired square shape ?

Do you refer to this ? ->

http://www.findall.de/home/wizball/throttle.jpg

BooJaka
09-06-2002, 12:09 PM
That I do.

BooJaka
09-06-2002, 12:48 PM
And also (damn my double postings) speaking of the DOTT box, did the triangular box only get used for the disk version or was there one made for the CD version too?

Hellbeard
09-06-2002, 04:10 PM
I got my CD version of dott in a triangular box!

BooJaka
09-06-2002, 04:22 PM
Damn you! I hate you all! I have to wait for one of them to come on Ebay now (unless someone can tell me how to make one...)

Or if somebody just feels oh so generous right now I would be very honoured...

elTee
09-07-2002, 04:39 PM
I just bought outlaws, so the only LEC game I need is afterlife. I was well annoyed though, cos its still sealed so I can't open it. I really wanna play it too.

scabb
09-08-2002, 11:11 AM
LT: Don't think you're getting away that easy, I know there's quite a few of LEC games that came before Maniac Mansion - Even a pre-SCUMM adventure - Labryinth? - I do believe?

elTee
09-08-2002, 12:06 PM
Oh man! I know about all those games, like Fractalus and Labyrinth, but they aren't adventures!! Ohhhhhhhh. I'm gonna be broke. Ok! I'll buy them. But on your head be it when I can't afford tuition.

QueZTone
09-08-2002, 02:17 PM
LOL :D

heh my list of games i still need boxed is still fairly large :(

monkey 2, loom, indy lc action, indy foa action, zak and maniac mansion

*sobs*

i got afterlife tho! :p so im still one particular game ahead of you :p

elTee
09-09-2002, 06:09 AM
Yeah but Quez, you know about that dodgy thing with the Indiana Jones Actiob boxes - my Last Crusade one is small! Like that other guys FoA one is! But my FoA one is big! And his Last Crusade one is big! Oh man. And my Zak is wrong. I mean, its the right size from the from, but it isn't the PC release so its thin. It isn't a box, its a sleeve. Bastards.

scabb
09-09-2002, 03:24 PM
Originally posted by LucasTones
Oh man! I know about all those games, like Fractalus and Labyrinth, but they aren't adventures!! Ohhhhhhhh. I'm gonna be broke. Ok! I'll buy them. But on your head be it when I can't afford tuition.

TUITION!

*stupid tutored bastard*

Wizball
09-09-2002, 06:24 PM
Concerning the Zak box:

All my 3 PC releases are in the thin boxes and the AMIGA one is also.

My original Maniac Mansion box is thin also.
Think they used the bigger ones for Maniac Mansion Enhanced version first.

I think your copy is the right one (never saw any trace of a bigger one besides with the numerous cheap label re-releases).

elTee
09-10-2002, 03:19 PM
No, there's a proper boxed version. With a lid.
*sigh*
Scabb, is this a "stupid tutored bastard" like when I told you I had a Gamecube and you said I was gay, but it was because you were jealous?:D
Somehow I doubt that. But I'm at college anyway, no Uni till next year.

Wizball
09-10-2002, 06:09 PM
Hm.
What is in this lid box then ?

Mine contain this (also backed by the front label):

1. 256k version -> 3,5 and 5,25 disks (yellow label)

2. 384k version -> 3,5 disks (blue label)

3. 384k version -> 5,25 disks (blue label)

Also containing the copy protection and the newspaper.

We really need something like http://www.vintage-sierra.com :)

elTee
09-11-2002, 04:14 PM
The contents are the same. It makes no sense that all the LEC adventures are released in a proper box except Zak McKracken. There must be one. No, there is, I've seen it on Ebay.