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[Col] Colonization Gold Multimedia !?!?

Discussion in 'Other Sid Meier Games' started by Lantizia, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. Lantizia

    Lantizia Chieftain

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    Hey,

    So I've been enjoying Colonization a lot recently, I like to play the Windows 3.1 version as I get to see more of the map and the audio is better. I play it through Wine on Linux and it's an absolute joy as I've got some handy scripts/launcher UI which take care of the CD audio without actually needing to put the disc in etc...

    For a while now I've just had this jewel cased CD version which states it is for Windows 3.1 & 95 together...

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    But then I noticed on eBay the other day that there was a big boxed version by a different publisher, which doesn't mention Windows 95 at all - so must be an earlier release. It also comes with charts and a proper manual etc... This is the one I just bought... https://www.ebay.com/itm/143457854770

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    I should also point out that I'd never even heard of Colonization being for Windows at all until *much* later on in life, always played the DOS version. But then I don't think either of the two Windows releases above ever actually came out in the UK -- which might be why. Unless someone out there knows of a Windows UK release of Colonization?

    One thing that isn't shown in that eBay image though, is this little bit of paper which was inside...

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    ANOTHER VERSION!?

    Sure enough it seems in magazines at the time... this was being advertised, see this link to see page 156 of "Computer Gaming World" issue 131... https://archive.org/details/Computer_Gaming_World_Issue_131/page/n156

    Someone even seems to have taken that advert and hosted it on Tumblr as well (I only found this image via Google Images/Pinterest)... not sure why they uploaded it to Tumblr?...

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    Does anyone know anything about this version, does it actually exist?

    There seems to be very little information about it.

    Lantizia
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2019

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