LSL1 VGA - 16 Color Version?

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LSL1 VGA - 16 Color Version?

Post by soundchaser » Thu May 24, 2012 1:09 am

Hello everyone; I'm new to these forums, and I had a quick question that someone more knowledgeable than I will hopefully be able to answer.

A few months ago, I purchased (for $1.99 on eBay) a boxed copy of what I thought was the original pink-box EGA version of LSL1. When I opened up the box, I was surprised to see the copy protection materials from the VGA version inside. I've done a bit of research, and this seems to be a 16-color EGA version of the VGA remake. It includes two 5.25" floppies as its media. My question is: does anyone know anything else about this version, i.e. rarity and why it's in the pink-box and not the blue one? I can post pictures if necessary.

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Re: LSL1 VGA - 16 Color Version?

Post by Tawmis » Thu May 24, 2012 3:17 am

I'd be interested in seeing pictures...

A 16 color version of the VGA remake... that just doesn't seem to make sense. :lol:

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Re: LSL1 VGA - 16 Color Version?

Post by soundchaser » Thu May 24, 2012 3:33 am

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The box is copyright 1987, but the disks themselves are copyright 1991. The back of the box even references the text parser.

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Re: LSL1 VGA - 16 Color Version?

Post by Collector » Thu May 24, 2012 4:21 am

Off hand I would have said that it is the EGA version of the SCI remake mismatched in the AGI box, but for the requirements label listing that it supports sound cards. It is an odd duck. I have several EGA versions of the VGA games and all of them have the same box as the VGA, just with a different requirement label.
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Re: LSL1 VGA - 16 Color Version?

Post by Tawmis » Thu May 24, 2012 11:27 am

I just checked. I have a 16 color version of the VGA remake as well. But it's in the VGA box.

Methinks Collector is onto something. I think the 16 Color VGA disks ended up in the EGA LSL box.

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Re: LSL1 VGA - 16 Color Version?

Post by Collector » Thu May 24, 2012 3:31 pm

But the puzzling thing is the requirements label. It says "Supported: Roland MT-32, LAPC, CM-32L, Ad Lib, Sound Blaster, PS1, and Game Blaster". That never appeared on an AGI box that I can think of. I would suggest the possibly of an early release, but the disks say VER#2.0.
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Re: LSL1 VGA - 16 Color Version?

Post by soundchaser » Thu May 24, 2012 4:15 pm

The side of the requirements label also claims that a 256-color version is available as well. I've talked to MusicallyInspired over on another forum, and he's told me this: "Sometimes the remakes come in the original boxes. The same has been known to happen with Space Quest 1 and the box with stars and the space ship without the screenshot on the front."

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Re: LSL1 VGA - 16 Color Version?

Post by Collector » Thu May 24, 2012 4:42 pm

On a side note, I see that your avatar explains your user name.
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Re: LSL1 VGA - 16 Color Version?

Post by Tawmis » Thu May 24, 2012 4:45 pm

That is weird. (Because it also says MCGA, which I don't think the remake could do)

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Re: LSL1 VGA - 16 Color Version?

Post by soundchaser » Thu May 24, 2012 4:51 pm

Collector wrote:On a side note, I see that your avatar explains your user name.
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Tawmis wrote:That is weird. (Because it also says MCGA, which I don't think the remake could do)
From what MobyGames has said, the remake had MCGA graphics as well as VGA.

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Re: LSL1 VGA - 16 Color Version?

Post by Collector » Thu May 24, 2012 5:12 pm

Well, that got I've Seen All Good People stuck in my head :) .
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