Bas wrote:After Philips released the 4xx series it turned out the 7th Guest didn't play on it. It crashes when a puzzle was loaded, while the 2xx series did play fine. So in 1995, Philips had to rebuild the disc, and a new version came out eventually.
The new version was released in a video cd jewelcase. I hardly see any of these anymore, I guess the majority is of the first batch.
The case is a very bad way to tell what version it is. The jewel cases get broken a lot, so a lot of people replaced the box.
Is there any other way to tel what version the disc is?
I mainly have "the 7th Guest discs" that were released in the Netherlands (English disc with Dutch manual).
If I look at the number at the center of the disc I get 8110033V113 and on others 8110033V203 . Is that the way you can tell the software versions apart? (at least for the European version? )
Not all v203 discs come in VIDEOCD cases (2 out of 3 do) and not all V113 discs had CD-I printed on the case (1 out of 11 came in a videoCD case, but the previous owner may have switched the case, I don't know)
I own 15 copies of the 7th Guest (it isn't very rare) 1 US title (a different pressing so no number) 11 discs are marked v113 discs (1 UK, 10 Dutch), and 3 are V203 discs (Dutch). So if this is a representative group, that would mean 1 in 5 discs are V203.
But this number may also just be a pressing number, that has nothing to do with software. Could anyone tell me how I can tell? At what point in the game should there be a problem with the puzzle?
btw. I'm selling a 7th Guest v113 in a VideoCD case on Ebay.co.uk. Please look for a link in the Market place section if you are interested, I don't want to spam outside of there.