Space Quest 3 EGA tag on side of box

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Space Quest 3 EGA tag on side of box

Postby beigemore » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:03 pm

I was looking at copies of Space Quest 3 on eBay and noticed that all of them have a slightly different sticker/tag than the one my has on the side. Mine says "EGA" in big letters like the VGA games do. I'm guessing this is just a later version of the box?

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Re: Space Quest 3 EGA tag on side of box

Postby Collector » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:14 pm

Probably just different releases. There is no VGA version. Besides slight revisions, i.e. 1.0 vs 1.018, there might be a Slash re-release. MI might know of the different versions. There would also be releases for other platforms.
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Re: Space Quest 3 EGA tag on side of box

Postby beigemore » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:12 am

Yeah I unfortunately picked up the slash versions of SQ2 and PQ2 as a teen, and they just look nasty next to the real thing. I wondered why the disk labels and packaging quality were so different for the longest time.
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Re: Space Quest 3 EGA tag on side of box

Postby MusicallyInspired » Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:00 am

The stickers were quite different between certain platforms. I have KQ3 for IBM/DOS and another for the Tandy Color Computer 3 (TRS-80 variant) and the stickers are quite different. The former is a grey-ish one similar to the one you posted and the CoCo one is a black sticker with yellow writing. Also, 16-colours can fall under the VGA definition. It was probably a technicality loophole to garner more interest. Some of the EGA Sierra drivers are named "EGA/VGA" in the installation programs, IIRC.

The different boxes having different stickers between versions is probably similar to how different versions of Sierra games had different disk colours and stickers. I believe there were 4 or 5 different types of standard Sierra designed disks.
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