System Shock 2 - Big Box Variations (Updated)

I own two U.S. versions of System Shock 2, and they feature different front covers. Can anyone supply any additional information on these two box variations? GreyGhost & zombi, I'm looking at you!

Normal U.S. Version

http://tinypic.com/r/5n9c11/6
Normal, opening cover with no plastic sheet - http://tinypic.com/r/11tbpu8/6
http://tinypic.com/r/xds4tt/6

Textured, Glossy Variation Of U.S. Version Purchased From U.K. Seller

http://tinypic.com/r/10ruvdi/6
Opening cover with glossy, textured plastic sheet - http://tinypic.com/r/29z27fk/6
http://tinypic.com/r/2viib82/6

Thanks in advance for any input!

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miko508 said:

Can anyone supply any additional information on these two box variations?

At first my post was going to be going 'wtf? what kind of information could you possibly want?' Then I went and dug for my own ss2 box which I purchased retail in 2001. I can tell you that it is different than either of those you have. The cover is lifted off like a board game box would be, not like a normal video game box does. That's all the info I can give you, what mysteries and secrets your boxes hold I cannot say.

After all that I've just realized I've wasted 10 minutes of my life thinking about cardboard boxes.

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Since when does the difference between NTSC and PAL apply to games that run on Windows?

I'm no help here; I've never seen an SS2 box.

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Aliotroph? said:

Since when does the difference between NTSC and PAL apply to games that run on Windows?


It doesn't. This was a mistake on my part.

Quast said:

After all that I've just realized I've wasted 10 minutes of my life thinking about cardboard boxes.


Well sir, I do appreciate you taking the time.

I'm just trying to see if the glossy version is special for any reason.

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miko508 said:

I'm just trying to see if the glossy version is special for any reason.


Can't you just compare the content on the two disks?

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Archy said:

Can't you just compare the content on the two disks?


I can't, unfortunately, as both boxes are sealed. I do think, however, that the two game disks and box contents are the same (both are the U.S. release). Just the front cover is different, leading me to believe that the glossy copy is some sort of re-release.

Vaporizer said:

I think the people at http://www.systemshock.org/ know something.


I'll give that forum a try...

Thanks for all of the responses so far!

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Vaporizer said:

Common in EU releases.

I live in the states though. It's not common here, but not unheard of in any event. At least before the move to the tiny boxes.

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Quast said:

I live in the states though.


Is your copy the "Classics" version?

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