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#102

Okay, false alarm. A little digging leads to information that it is “fake”. (Warning, Facebook, follow link at your own risk). It is, however, original art by Denis Loubet, the guy that did a lot of the actual Ultima box art, and it was meant to be the Ultima 7 box cover, before it was changed to the, IMHO, classy and timeless black one.

Somebody must then have translated the subtitle, for whatever reason.


#103

Can somebody please tell me the diameter of the codewheel of MI2 in the first boxed editions? I know that in later editions, the codewheel came in a tiny size.
I also noticed that some codewheels have red boxes on the numbers. Are they later editions?
Thank you everybody.


#104

It did help. Both interesting URLs, being the first the very one I was referring to. Thanks!


#105

Stumbled upon this thread by accident and thought, I could clarify:

Yex, there is an official, fully translated German version of U7 and the subtitle is indeed “Die schwarze Pforte”; it’s this box here: https://bigboxcollection.com/#Ultima7

The other one in my collection is a box that I’ve made up using the alternative artwork by Denis - with whom I have of course shared my fake box in order to get his OK, he really liked it :sunglasses: - for the front and elements of the original German box for the rest. That’s this one here: https://bigboxcollection.com/#Ultima7Alt

Anyway, happy collecting everybody :slight_smile:


#106

*mind blown* :exploding_head: . And here I thought there isn’t anything new to learn about Ultima 7!

In related news, the game has finally been covered by the Digital Antiquarian; an event I have been looking forward to for a long time.