Question about fallout 1 big box?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Tedster95, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. Tedster95

    Tedster95 First time out of the vault

    Jul 11, 2016

    recently obtained a few big box copies of fallout and was wondering something. i have 3 copies, one of them has a glossy finish and more vibrant colors (left). The other 2 i have have a matte finish and the colors are little washed out kind of (right). if someone can explain why this is whether they be fakes or 1st prints i'm not to knowledgeable when it comes to different releases. thanks in advance. sorry if i posted this in the wrong section.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2016
  2. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    The picture doesn't work, for me at least.
    Not sure what it could be. I guess colours can bleach out over time (especially if it was kept in the sun, like a shop window. A telltale sign would be that the colours have a blue tint), but most big boxes I know have a glossy finish that would stay unless it's heavily abused.
    Not sure how many box versions there are, though. Is the content any different?
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  3. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    The picture didn't work for me either.
  4. Tedster95

    Tedster95 First time out of the vault

    Jul 11, 2016
    i fixed the image i think, the content is slightly different. the inner box packaging is made differently i will show pictures. not sure if it could have came from another big box game i wouldnt think so because of the odd size this is.
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  5. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Mojave Express Employee of the Month

    Mar 16, 2013
    I would say the wastes of time is what's causing the different coloration.
  6. DerGogan

    DerGogan It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 21, 2014
    Sir, you should take a cleaning rag and go over your controller and keyboard.
    There's a serious amount of dust on them 8]
  7. Tedster95

    Tedster95 First time out of the vault

    Jul 11, 2016
    i know! i live in a cabin in the woods this place gets so dusty its ridiculous. thanks for your concern fellow vault dweller haha :newevil:
  8. Tedster95

    Tedster95 First time out of the vault

    Jul 11, 2016
    hmm could be a cause.... haha yeah im really stumped with this i'm also not sure why it has a matte finish i have no idea why they would print these like that i like it though!
  9. Tyree_Cooper

    Tyree_Cooper First time out of the vault

    May 8, 2018
    Sorry for bumping this old thread, but it's the only one I found that asks the same question I have.

    My copy of Fallout has very noticeable spotty "sand effect" all over the box, like the box was made to look old and dirty, this is very hard to describe but it certainly looks like it is made on purpose, to give it a post-nuclear effect (I guess I see what they tried to do here...).

    All the copies I can find on eBay or Google don't seem to have this so I wonder if it was a 1st print thing or something similar?

    The box on the right side from the OP here doesn't seem to match mine, it looks matte too, but doesn't seem to have any of that sandpaper effect on it.

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  10. Sentinel

    Sentinel First time out of the vault

    May 5, 2018
    I used to own big box editions of F1 and F2 but they got lost when I moved out of my parent's place (I still have the original CDs, though).

    Is it possible to obtain high-res box art that could be printed as a poster?