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Old 07 June 2015, 18:02   #21
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I asked the guy who sells it on ebay but he doesn't own an Amiga any more and thus can't test it or even say whether the disk is still readable :/
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Old 07 June 2015, 18:13   #22
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it has Stefan. I guess that we will only know when someone will check inside the game code. btw, this version doesn't have the longtrack which protects the original retail retail.
Only the atari ST tracks remains

This version can be easily copied back with powercopy !
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Old 07 June 2015, 23:29   #23
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Personally, I think it's a simple case of loose sticker plus game box = super rare special edition. If it was genuine the seller would have some knowledge of its origins.
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Old 08 June 2015, 00:28   #24
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there are some differences, but those are buried in the game code.

This game required 512kb on the first retail version. If it needs 1mb on this one, it must have or use something else.

It's not a scam nor a fake.
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Old 08 June 2015, 11:29   #25
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Personally, I think it's a simple case of loose sticker plus game box = super rare special edition. If it was genuine the seller would have some knowledge of its origins.
But it's still strange that it's not only a sticker but it's even printed on the disk that it requires 1 MB.
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Old 08 June 2015, 20:15   #26
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But it's still strange that it's not only a sticker but it's even printed on the disk that it requires 1 MB.
Ah, I hadn't spotted that. Good point.

Just to confuse matters further, I found the attached image. The plot thickens.
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they have changed some things but which ones ?
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Old 09 June 2015, 14:59   #28
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Ah, I hadn't spotted that. Good point.

Just to confuse matters further, I found the attached image. The plot thickens.
Exactly where does it say it requires 1mb on that disk ?

All I see is the dubious "special edition" sticker.
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Old 09 June 2015, 16:35   #29
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Thanks for asking but it doesn't help at all. This is definitely James Pond 1 and it's very clearly marked as a limited edition needing 1mb. Apart from having stickers it's even printed on the disk that it requires 1mb. You can see the item here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/An-Amiga-l.../371343067370?
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Exactly where does it say it requires 1mb on that disk ?

All I see is the dubious "special edition" sticker.
look at that auction
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The ebay zoom crap might get in the way, tried to find the highest resolution possible, here you go.

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My bad, I thought it was the disk dreamkatcha attached a picture of.
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Old 09 June 2015, 20:28   #32
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Exactly where does it say it requires 1mb on that disk ?

All I see is the dubious "special edition" sticker.
I was just running with the general 'was there a spesh-ed of James Pond?' theme. I took that image from another auction for a multi-pack, which includes a version of the game.
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I tried the version uploaded to the zone by dlfrsilver and there is no difference with the common version

it works with 512mb and there is not improvements ( perhaps is not the same release on ebay)

yes it can be copied with powercopy
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if someone can pick the 1mb version ? Things will be cleared one end for all
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Anyone in here bidding on the auction? Was thinking of a***t @ US $9.99. Would be counterproductive to bid against each other, all it takes is one guy with PowerCopy.
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I came across a picture of the cover of a magazine (see attachment), which includes an article entitled, "Cover-up: the fi5hy story of James Pond". I wonder if the different versions get a mention in there.

Anyway, if anyone has a scan or original copy of it, it's issue 1 of Amiga CD! which came with International Amiga User magazine.

That eBay bidder isn't me or anyone I know.
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i have the collectors (chart attack) version of James Pond in original.

my physical copy has burnt in my parents' ex-house..... what remains is the dumps i did.

EDIT : And indeed, you're right ! I have so the 1mb version then !
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So are there any differences between the 1mb and the 512kb version?
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well i have not specifically notice any..... I put it in the zone, i let the people who wants to check it see if they find anything....
Well, I didn't notice any difference between the Chart Attack compilation and GBH budget versions I have here either. They both worked fine and with no differences on a KS1.3/OCS/512k A500 and a KS3.1/ECS/1MB A500+. Unfortunately, I couldn't find my original release to compare, but I would be surprised if it played differently.

I've made extended ADFs of both versions and have put them in the Zone for people who want to compare them with Denis' French Chart Attack compilation version.

FYI, the A500+ compatible GBH budget version was released in early 1992, while the supposedly 1MB Chart Attack compilation version was released for Christmas 1991.

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If it's supposed to need 1mb, wouldn't it complain or refuse to load on a 0.5mb setup?

All the disks uploaded so far run on WinUAE default 0.5 setup.

And yes....I AM IRONMAN...I mean a***t @ US $9.99
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If it's supposed to need 1mb, wouldn't it complain or refuse to load on a 0.5mb setup?

All the disks uploaded so far run on WinUAE default 0.5 setup.
Yep, which is why I think the 1MB version was probably just tricky marketing on Millennium's part. You wouldn't compromise sales and risk customer returns from 512k owners by including it in a Christmas compilation, would you? Still, stranger things have happened in the software industry!

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