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Overview -  Front cover -  Back cover -  Inside cover 1 -  Inside cover 2 -  Floppy -  Booklet -  Card -  Card PC -  Sticker version -  PC version -  Alternate PC manual -  Special double edition -  Australian edition -  Australian inlay -  Australian tape and manual -  Australian disk re-release -  Dutch tape -  Dutch tape back -  Swedish tape version
  • The US disk version has an elegant LP-style double foldout cover, containing the floppy, a small booklet (or, coming from a mystery edition, a large booklet) and a standard Accolade warranty card. There has been a cartoon character sticker on at least some of the the original games, presumably to give the impression of a new product, while reusing the old packaging. I also put similar-looking editions from other countries here.
  • Note how the warranty for the PC edition lists more computer and game types, a nice documentation af a rapidly evolving market.
  • The Australian tape version came in videotape style clamshell case, with a charmingly handmade, typewritten "addendum to manual", explaining how to load from tape, and a $5000 giveaway promo by Ozi Soft, the distributor. Unfortunately the original owner apparently took part in the promo, so I have no details.
    The manual is shorter than the standard one; see the comparison page for details.
  • The Dutch tape cover translates to this:
    After HARDBALL! and LAW OF THE WEST another great game from Accolade: PSI 5 TRADING COMPANY, with graphical highlights, an ingenious "plot" and the subtle Accolade humor. As captain of a spaceship with a very special mission, the player chooses his own crew; there are 6 candidates for each department. Personality and capacities of the applicants are different. Common sense, the right crew and a leader with a vision are the key to success!
    The candidates! When the player has made his choice, a record of service will appear. Will the choice be "Welcome to the Crew?" or "Exit?"
    Al (Bullseye) Zott Age: 23 years. Unmarried. Weapon specialist. An old hand in the field. Stress-resistant, but a bit rebellious. Individualist and hothead. Hire?
  • The Swedish version comes with a folded typewritten instruction sheet. It's a very reduced version of the original, with the most basic information. See this slightly smoothed machine translation.

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