It's been a long time since I played it ... memory, never marvellous, deteriorating with considerable age!
I wouldn't like to swear to it, but I have a feeling that the newest version primarily corrects various bugs/quirks but not the basic gameplay.
I'm rather surprised that you can't scan the bloody robe (swearing permitted here??
). I seem to remember that there was
some issue here ... maybe that's been cut out? If not, you *may* drop a point or two. I doubt this will cause you to get stuck later on.
I'm going to send a link of this post NOW to Chrille Blomqvist who made the game & is always very good at helping with queries.
I would guess that you'll get definitive answers from the horse's mouth ... some horse eh!