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rabidabid
Posts: 119/120
Nintendo Player released/wrote about a proto of Pirates! Gold for Genesis.
Hiccup
Posts: 748/748
This wasn't dumped by the user, just shared. It was seemingly just passed between collectors before.
Aceearly1993
Posts: 10/10
https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/index.php?topic=9526.0

A rare U.S. prototype of Castlevania Bloodlines had been dumped by a CVdungeon discord user

Author Partial Blooverine quotes:
Please note: This is not the famous .5 build that the guy payed $4k for. This is earlier.


I assume this version is 0.3 build according to ROM header:

SEGA GENESIS (C)T-95 1993.NOVVAMPIRE KILLER CASTLEVANIA BLOODLINES 03GM T-95076-00 J

Header of New Generation Beta:

SEGA MEGA DRIVE (C)T-00 1993.DECCASTLEVANIA - THE NEW GENERATION (BETA) CASTLEVANIA - THE NEW GENERATION (BETA) GM PR-1993-00 e E


Header of Final build (Vampire Killer)

SEGA MEGA DRIVE (C)T-95 1994.MARVAMPIRE KILLER Vampire Killer GM T-95043-00 m J

Header of Final build (Bloodlines)

SEGA GENESIS (C)T-95 1994.MAR CASTLEVANIA BLOODLINES GM T-95076-00 J

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Header of Final build (New Generation)


SEGA MEGA DRIVE (C)T-95 1994.MAR CASTLEVANIA THE NEW GENERATION GM T-95076-00 R E


They really made hordes of progress in a sole month...It's so sad since the zeppelin and hot steel scenes were not included in this build either, maybe we won't know the actual structure of them if the 0.5 build is already lost and never dumped

EternalSoft
Posts: 72/72
i dont suppose anyone has seen this before,havent seen it mentioned anywhere but somehow stumbled upon it after seeing some youtube videos about it,this is a damaged rip of a beta version of neversoft's spiderman game for psx:

http://www.theisozone.com/downloads/playstation/psx-isos/spider-man-beta-version/
rabidabid
Posts: 118/120
TurfMasta released a couple personal protos on his Twitter.

Viewpoint (Genesis) | Download
Matsumura Kuni Hiroden: Saikyou no Rekishi wo Nurikaero! (SNES) | Download
BMF54123
Posts: 5851/5853
Originally posted by Skrybe
Here's a recent dump I made of a sample version of Meikyuu Kumikyoku (Milon's Secret Castle) on the Famicom. It cuts off after you beat the first boss. It looks like a lot of the graphics for the later stages have been gutted, so I'm not sure if it would be playable even if you hacked past the cutoff.

This is a pretty fascinating sample! If you wait for a few seconds at the title screen, you'll notice the game goes into a very long gameplay demo, something the retail version doesn't have. It plays through the first level, visits the shop, shows off the bonus stage, visits the shop again, and then fights (and dies against) the first boss. In order to fit all the input data for this demo in the ROM, the developers had to gut two pages of CHR data and everything after $F000 in the PRG ROM (it streams data from PPU $0000-$1FFF, and then switches to PRG). The input data is entirely uncompressed and streamed directly to RAM every frame, which is why it takes up so much space; they probably could have fit it in PRG ROM with some basic compression, but I guess they didn't think it was necessary for a one-level sample.

Thanks for uploading this!
Skrybe
Posts: 21/21
Here's a recent dump I made of a sample version of Meikyuu Kumikyoku (Milon's Secret Castle) on the Famicom. It cuts off after you beat the first boss. It looks like a lot of the graphics for the later stages have been gutted, so I'm not sure if it would be playable even if you hacked past the cutoff.
Flargy_Filler
Posts: 4/4
Surprised I haven't found this earlier, but a 2001 alpha build of Lego Bionicle: The Legend of Mata Nui was found and posted online a few months ago. It has been confirmed to work on most Windows operating builds when set to Windows XP compatibility mode.

I've got it working by the following:

Installing the game, first. Then downloading the launcher, and inserting it into the game's install directory and installing the launcher then running it to patch the game up to run. Then you just run the "Lego Bionicle" executable.

It can be downloaded here:

http://biomediaproject.com/bmp/the-legend-of-mata-nui/

Just to note. I've had issues getting it running in windowed, it's also very prone to crashing from how early of an alpha it is.

einstein95
Posts: 313/315
Direct MEGA link
Flargy_Filler
Posts: 3/4
So, recently the Halo 2 multiplayer alpha was dumped. It's a different build than the one that's listed on TCRF, and actually functions if you load it up on modified servers. From what I've seen, it's a pretty barebones multiplayer on the first game's engine with unfinished assets.

Gameplay of the build can be found in the video below, the download of the alpha is also included in a MEGA link in the video's description.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL4h-c6g0n8

rabidabid
Posts: 114/120
Well here's something amusing I just discovered.

The version of Comix Zone released on Virtual Console in the US was actually a prototype lol. The ROM is just called "ComixZone_USA.SGD" but it's identical to this Jun 9, 1995 prototype on Hidden Palace.

The European and Japanese ROMs are identical to the final releases, so they got that right at least.
einstein95
Posts: 308/315
Originally posted by Cuber456
Originally posted by divingkataetheweirdo
Moreover, there's no NR cartridge or NR reader in sight. Seriously? No pictures to prove it's real. I think that's a Wii below the TV too, but hard to say. bowser22 was oddly not specific about what was in the prototype too.

Just recently, a picture of the supposed prototype GameCube (NR reader) CD was posted on page 4. It's something I suppose but still doesn't give anybody much of an idea if [1] the prototype is legit and [2] if it contains something different from the retail release.

That thread is starting to go cold so I'm not holding my breath.




The build date (04/12/02) dates to just 2 days before the US GC Demo Feb 2003 (06/12/02) [1] so I don't place much hope in it being much different from final
Cuber456
Posts: 766/776
Originally posted by divingkataetheweirdo
Moreover, there's no NR cartridge or NR reader in sight. Seriously? No pictures to prove it's real. I think that's a Wii below the TV too, but hard to say. bowser22 was oddly not specific about what was in the prototype too.

Just recently, a picture of the supposed prototype GameCube (NR reader) CD was posted on page 4. It's something I suppose but still doesn't give anybody much of an idea if [1] the prototype is legit and [2] if it contains something different from the retail release.

That thread is starting to go cold so I'm not holding my breath.
Cuber456
Posts: 764/776
Glover 2

I suspect it is the same ROM image that has already been leaked a few years back but I’m not really sure.
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Edit:
On second inspection, maybeee this is Glover 1??? The listing doesn't have a 2 in the title and the dates on the back of the cart preceded the release date of Glover 1 on N64. Not sure what the N64 cart of the Glover 2 proto looked like and if the images on the listing here differ from that leaked ROM. On the other hand, there's very few pictures and I wouldn't be surprised if the seller accidentally omitted the "2" in the title listing so who knows.
divingkataetheweirdo
Posts: 794/813
Moreover, there's no NR cartridge or NR reader in sight. Seriously? No pictures to prove it's real. I think that's a Wii below the TV too, but hard to say. bowser22 was oddly not specific about what was in the prototype too.
Cuber456
Posts: 763/776
So this is more of a bullshit alert than anything else but wanted to convey my thoughts in case anyone else came across this page. Hopefully this will be entertaining for anyone reading this if anything.

Someone claims to have found a Wind Waker prototype at the following link.

https://assemblergames.com/threads/zelda-windwaker-proto.68016/

Now, of course, I can’t say with absolute certainty that it isn’t real and I’ll gladly eat my own words 3 times over if this is legit. Here is what facts I can gather:

-For one, there’s only 3 or 4 pictures in the whole thread.
-The pics more or less are just of the title screen, one is of the debug mode enabled
-The title logo is gold-ish vs red
-There is the word “confidential” on the title screen

Now here is why I think it’s bullshit and some of this was mentioned in that very thread:

-For such a “prototype”, the person who found it doesn’t show too much besides the title screen. Who cares about that, play the game, dive in and report back what’s different with pics and videos.
-Its been known for a while how to bring up the debug mode in the final retail version of the game. It was found by a TCRF user. Not hard to just enable it and snap a picture.
-The simple color change of the title screen and the addition of the “confidential” text is piss easy to do by someone with a little motivation. Trust me, if an idiot like myself can hack a level into the game then you know that this “prototype” reeks.
-From all the legit first party protos I can remember like OoT and the GBA Metroid games, I never remember any of them being labeled with “confidential”. If anything, I believe they had build dates or debug text.
-No pictures of the game disk itself. It’s not that hard to do.
-Of course, the pictures are just blurry shots taken off of a TV screen. The true sign of quality

But I suppose you shouldn’t take my word for it just because I said so.
Skrybe
Posts: 20/21
Just posted a dump from a sample version of Cadillac for the Famicom.
divingkataetheweirdo
Posts: 773/813
Originally posted by Cuber456
Pokemon blue prototype

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Pokemon-Blue-Prototype-Nintendo-Gameboy/263342141055?hash=item3d506a2e7f:g:FYEAAOSwFyhaF-Ez

The longer I look for prototypes, the more cynical and pessimistic I become with listings like this


More like "prototype". There's no screencaps of the prototype, the cartridge lacks "Nintendo" before "Game Boy", and it seems some labels were ripped off the cartridge.

Yeah, that auction is so bad. To be honest though, this doesn't look any better.

Company auctions are a more viable route at this point.
Cuber456
Posts: 755/776
Pokemon blue prototype

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Pokemon-Blue-Prototype-Nintendo-Gameboy/263342141055?hash=item3d506a2e7f:g:FYEAAOSwFyhaF-Ez

The longer I look for prototypes, the more cynical and pessimistic I become with listings like this
iniche
Posts: 12/12
Those Super Probotector protos are final or dumped.
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