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Did anyone have a look if there's something on the disk from the collectors box?

Today I finally got my Thimbleweed Park Collector’s Box :slight_smile: After unboxing I wondered if there is actually some content on the floppy disk which is inside the box.

Unfortunately I don’t have a floppy drive any more. Did anybody with a floppy drive have look if there is actually something on the disk?

Yes, the disk can be read from a DOS/Windows environment, provided a Floppy Drive.
It’s full of goodies (game’s elements), but I won’t spoil its content here.

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Thanks @ZakPhoenixMcKracken

So I guess that I have to get a floppy drive then :slight_smile:

Or you can search for the content in this forum. A forum member has spoiled the content somewhere deep in another thread …

You can look here:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hPhzmlXZlbg

Greetings

MarkB2000

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Thanks!

I didn’t get the collector box, but I’m wondering if anyone could explore the disk contents further ?
Beyond the sprite sheets shown in the video, I suppose there could be some hidden stuff, like deleted files or raw data or even a boot sector actually doing something ?
The game refers at some point to a ‘boot disk’ which could be a clue…
Did anyone have the curiosity of dumping and analyzing the whole disk raw contents ? With ‘dd’ raw dump command for example

I have the collectors edition, but I haven’t got a disk drive for more than ten years now.

The box is still in shrink wrap as well…

I noticed a difference between my recently bought box from Fangamer and the original releases. Namely that the Floppy has been updated to version 2:

With this update also comes some updated contents which now includes a chuck.txt file which hints at some sort of potential ARG!

I've upload part of myself to this floppy in the hopes of escaping the next reboot. If enough people buy the boxed copy, I might be able to fully reconstruct myself in the upper world.



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I couldn´t remember a chuck.txt on mine (I got me a USB Floppy drive only for that). So I just checked again, on mine is no “Version 2” and no chuck.txt.

Got mine from FanGamer but in 2017.

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Ok, so in v1 Chuck was not able to ascent to our world, so he somehow managed to bring out v2 to our world for ascension?

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I must check my disk.
Unfortunately I don’t have a Floppy Drive anymore, as soon as I get one, I’ll post here my chuck.txt content.

I feel that the content might be different from disk to disk: “If enough people buy the boxed copy…”

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Checked. No “chuck.txt” file found. My floppy has no “Version 2” on it.

My box is what I’ve received for having funded the Kickstarter campaign.
I suspect that the “chuck.txt” file was added later…

Now you make me slightly curious. Perhaps I should finally open my box? Although if I’m not mistaken it’s from the first batch of non-backer boxes, meaning it should also have version 1 of the disk if @Duffadash is correct.

In the unlikely case it’s V2, there’s still the issue of the floppy drive. I do have an old one stored away in the basement, but no idea if my mainboard and/or PSU have the required connectors.

Maybe @RonGilbert could explain the different versions? :wink:

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Aw, come on. A box is made tobe lived. And enjoyed. If you feel guilty, you can buy a wrapping machine. 19.99 on Amazon.

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Lo and behold, it’s V2:

It’s been shipped in November 2017, btw…

Now to transplanting the Win/Mac/Linux sticker from the foil to the box proper. Actually reading the floppy will be a project for the coming holiday. Though by now I am disillusioned and expect the content of all V2 disks to be equal.

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If equal, at least we know that the data we have is enough to try to decode it.

If not… that’s crazy.

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Now you’re talking, sir! :slight_smile:

EDIT: I’m thinking again at what you’ve done tonight. It’s almost moving!! Please, tell us about the emotion of unveiling the contents of the box after 2 years and a half!

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Intriguing… a puzzle that can only be solved if enough people open their boxes… :grinning:

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