As many of you will be aware, we at Mixnmojo have been helping Aaron Giles track down some of the obscure international releases of the LucasArts games to ensure that they're supported in his brilliant DREAMM emulator. This has been somewhat tricky because some of the LucasArts adventure games have been released in countries as far flung and diverse as Israel, China, South Africa and Brunei, and while in most cases these were released with localised boxes and/or manuals, the games themselves have remained in English. So, as far as DREAMM is concerned, there's no difference between the English release of Escape From Monkey Island and the South African release, because the resource files are identical. However, some lucky countries received these games in a fully localised form, be it either translated texts, or a fully voiced re-dubbed talkie version. These ones of course have different resource files to the English versions, and DREAMM can now identify and run effectively all of them. This is a remarkable achievement and I salute and thank Aaron Giles for taking the time to make sure that these relatively obscure versions of the game work as originally intended.
Now, the reason I'm posting this is to share the master list of versions we've compiled, and to request that if you know of any translated versions of games that aren't on the list, to please let us know about them (and wherever possible, to send a copy of the game files to Aaron so that he can check them out and add them to DREAMM's list of recognised titles). I'm not particularly interested in English releases in foreign countries (the list of these is incomplete because DREAMM will always be able to recognise the English versions of the resource files, so it simply isn't a pressing issue), but if you live in say Bulgaria and happen to know that a local distributor did sell eg. Monkey Island 1 with a Bulgarian manual, please feel free to share this in the comments.
Also, if anyone happens to have a copy of the Japanese DOS/V version of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis with the Japanese game text, please share a copy with Aaron as we've been unable to find this particular game anywhere outside of extremely expensive Japanese auctions!
As a separate project I'm collecting scans of boxes, disks and manuals of any international versions for the Mojo games database, so if you happen to have any images of obscure versions please share them in this thread (assuming you're happy for Mojo to make use of the images in future). I'll share some images and scans of the more interesting versions I've found in replies to this comment.
For now, here's a chart documenting what we've found, and thanks in advance for any contributions you can make to this!
(Upated 11-Sep-23 with Israeli releases courtesy of Daniel Albu; 12-Sep-23 to correct Fate of Atlantis errors courtesy of Laserschwert).
(The below was a separate post, but the forum merged them.)
So, as promised here are a few interesting versions I've come across in the last few days:
China / Taiwan Soft-World releases
Korean Dongseo Game Channel releases (I love these long boxes!)
Hebrew MechKat releases:
By necessity these images have been acquired from around the web, so if I've used a photo that belongs to you here and you'd like it removed, please let me know.