Dr. Brain CD version

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Dr. Brain CD version

Post by Rakeesh » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:31 am

I learned that at least Castle and Island of Dr. Brain had been re-released in CD. I found absolutely no information about those versions other than scans of the packages and jewel cases. I think they were released in or around 1996.

Does anyone know how different they were from the original floppy versions? Were they upgrades (Eg. expansions, more videos or speech) or just a repackage of those versions? What were the contents of the disks?

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Re: Dr. Brain CD version

Post by Tawmis » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:34 pm

I only had the floppy versions. So I am not sure if the CDs have new bangs and whistles.

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Re: Dr. Brain CD version

Post by Collector » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:38 pm

They are just rereleases.
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Re: Dr. Brain CD version

Post by Rakeesh » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:24 pm

Thank you for the reply Coll. So it's like 6 MB of a game burned in a CD? Is there any information about what they filled the package/disk with?

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Re: Dr. Brain CD version

Post by Collector » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:32 pm

This is something that Sierra did, often with the Sierra Originals re-releases. Even though they were padded out with a number of demos there generally was more unused space on the discs than the game and all of the demos needed. for example Dr. Brain 1 only used about 140 MB of the disc. The Castle of Dr. Brain files are in the base of the disc with demos in subdirectories. Included demos were a Director presentation of the Adi children's games, an interactive Dr. Brain 3 demo, Non-interactive demos of the Playtoons games, an interactive TIM3 demo, an interactive demo of 3-D Ultra Pinball, Win32s for Windows 3x, and WinG setup.
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