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Posted on 10-29-15 06:16:19 PM (last edited by Tacomaster at 10-29-15 06:16:53 PM) Link | Quote
When I reading a news that tells Mega drive/Genesis is 27 years old now.
They put in this youtube movie https://youtu.be/lCnaw07LaS0?t=4m40s

I noted a thing the VD of Sega America shows a ANOTHER prototype Sonic 3 or & knuckles which starts with level select when it starts up. Also this video shows another games in development state.

Also another Youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M8RIc6Ek0Q would be interesting.
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Posted on 10-29-15 08:07:45 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Hiccup
~Super Mario 3D Land~
==Unused Text==
===SystemMessage===
====GuideLine.msbt====
Nine
The SD Card's photo limit has been
reached. Cannot save any more
photos.
====WindowConfirmSingleMessage.msbt====
Five
Saved to SD Card.

You can view saved images
in Nintendo 3DS Camera.


The unlockable photos can be saved to the SD card in both 2D and 3D form. Would not at all be surprised if these lines are used.
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Posted on 10-30-15 11:14:02 AM Link | Quote
Oops. I've added some actually unused text from the prototype instead.
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Posted on 10-30-15 06:13:45 PM Link | Quote
I found something interesting in a text dump of Big Sky Trooper on the SNES.

Cheaters never REALLY win, you know!
But you DID score well on my tests,
so I guess you can join up as...


These lines come right before what is normally said after you put in your name (You scored SO HIGH on my tests that I'm going to start you off as... ...a 21-star GENERAL!) and fits right in with the next line so it's obvious where this goes. There's one more use of the word "cheating" later in the text during the ending dialog from the Secret Agent listing your achievements.

As far as I know there weren't any cheats released for this game, so it looks like there might be some undiscovered cheat codes to find here. Considering where the line about cheating comes in, my guess is the cheats are activated by name entry. I haven't found anything in the text that looks like a name entry cheat though.
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Posted on 11-03-15 01:43:15 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by AndyNPC
I found something interesting in a text dump of Big Sky Trooper on the SNES.

Cheaters never REALLY win, you know!
But you DID score well on my tests,
so I guess you can join up as...


These lines come right before what is normally said after you put in your name (You scored SO HIGH on my tests that I'm going to start you off as... ...a 21-star GENERAL!) and fits right in with the next line so it's obvious where this goes. There's one more use of the word "cheating" later in the text during the ending dialog from the Secret Agent listing your achievements.

As far as I know there weren't any cheats released for this game, so it looks like there might be some undiscovered cheat codes to find here. Considering where the line about cheating comes in, my guess is the cheats are activated by name entry. I haven't found anything in the text that looks like a name entry cheat though.


Sometimes text like that is found if a checksum fails, so try some Action Replay codes and see what happens.
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Posted on 11-04-15 09:30:39 PM (last edited by BMF54123 at 11-04-15 10:10:04 PM) Link | Quote
I figured out how to activate the cheat, but I'm unfamiliar with the game so I don't know what it does:

1) During the second test, choose the butterfly five times.
2) During the third test (name entry), enter the name FLIMFLAM.
3) Profit???

Hopefully you can figure out the rest from here!

[EDIT]
Seems you can press X on controller 2 to instantly clear and deploy a transport relay on any planet. Maybe there's more?
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Posted on 11-06-15 02:49:03 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by BMF54123
I figured out how to activate the cheat, but I'm unfamiliar with the game so I don't know what it does:

1) During the second test, choose the butterfly five times.
2) During the third test (name entry), enter the name FLIMFLAM.
3) Profit???

Hopefully you can figure out the rest from here!

[EDIT]
Seems you can press X on controller 2 to instantly clear and deploy a transport relay on any planet. Maybe there's more?


Pressing start on controller 2 at any time gives you maximum health, suit power, fuel drums, smart bombs, spy fly eggs, neon signs, and transport relays. It doesn't give you the igniter or the incubator, so you can't actually use the fuel drums or spy fly right away. Pressing X on the map screen instantly teleports you to that planet, clears the surface, and deploys a transport relay. You can also skip the space combat mini-game with controller 2.

There's some other unused text in the game:

Hello World!
Mesa Sugar?


Probably just test strings

Error Configuration
???? Configuration
Normal Suit Enabled


These are in the suit mode strings. This deserves some explaining because of how obtuse this game mechanic is. If you took a look at the game, you might have noticed that slider puzzle thing in the corner of the item screen. Once you've got suit modules, you have to mess with that slider puzzle to hook them up and activate different weapons and utilities. So yeah, you have to play a slider puzzle to change your weapon in this game.
The first two of those unused lines are probably error handlers for when modules get arranged in ways that aren't normally possible. The third one would have displayed if no modules are connected, but that would have made it impossible to see the name of the part you're highlighting.
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Posted on 11-10-15 08:40:28 PM Link | Quote
Footage of an early build of Super Mario 64 (50% complete) from Shoshinkai 1995 was linked to over on ASSEMblergames, which can be found right here.

1) The Stage Select menu, for which text has been found and documented on TCRF, can be seen in action at ca. 6:21. I've added that to the article.

2) An on-screen minimap, not unlike that of Zelda OoT (especially earlier versions, with the topographical map), can be seen sliding in from the top of the screen at ca. 7:52, and reappears in another part of the footage at ca. 9:36. Has this ever been documented before, been seen in screenshots?
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Posted on 11-11-15 06:00:17 AM (last edited by ICEknight at 11-11-15 06:03:04 AM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by xdaniel
Footage of an early build of Super Mario 64 (50% complete) from Shoshinkai 1995 was linked to over on ASSEMblergames, which can be found right here.

Oh my god, Mario's voice at 11:14 and 12:45. :O
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Posted on 11-11-15 06:10:08 AM (last edited by Hiccup at 11-11-15 06:10:24 AM) Link | Quote
Never seen anything like it in any SM64 prerelease stuff, but it interesting to note that SM64DS has minimaps. Though they never looked like these ones (in the final or any prerelease footage I know of).
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Posted on 11-15-15 04:46:09 PM (last edited by Foxhack at 11-15-15 04:46:21 PM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by ICEknight
Originally posted by xdaniel
Footage of an early build of Super Mario 64 (50% complete) from Shoshinkai 1995 was linked to over on ASSEMblergames, which can be found right here.

Oh my god, Mario's voice at 11:14 and 12:45. :O

I don't think that's his voice. It might be from another game playing in the background.

Also, HOLY CRAP. Game Zero? I hadn't seen that name in years, and that girl in the logo was drawn by Chris Morrison! God, I feel old now.
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Posted on 11-18-15 12:52:15 PM Link | Quote
That Super Mario 64 footage reminds me of this Ocarina of Time footage where right at the start you can see the arrows connected to the six quest medallions on the item screen. That fits with the three unused damage types after the elemental arrows in the enemy damage charts.
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Posted on 11-20-15 12:46:02 PM Link | Quote
So... according to Penny Arcade, Tycho and Gabe were almost in Minecraft: Story Mode as cameo characters. It seems they got so far as to record some lines for the game.

Knowing Telltale's penchant for leaving unused stuff in their games, the voice lines might still be in the game files. I don't own the game so I can't check, but it might be worth taking a look.
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Posted on 11-23-15 10:23:03 AM Link | Quote
SMT4

AR app text:
Burroughs
Oh, one more thing...
There’s an App I really think you
should try out, Master.

It’s called ”AR.” Do you want me to
explain how it works?

”AR” has been added to the list of
unlockable Apps.
AR is a short for Augmented Reality.
When using AR, information on shops,
stairways, entrances, and exits will be
projected before you.

If you intend to use AR guidance,
don’t forget to pick up that app.
Until next time, Master.
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Posted on 11-25-15 11:49:28 PM Link | Quote
Sonic Chronicles
http://board.sonicstadium.org/topic/7947-sonic-chronicles-secrets/
Some information unlisted on tcrf:
On another Chronicles related note, Xoreos and Xoreos Tools have some support for the game, along with a .herf unpacker I could not get to work. (technical person I am not. if someone could tell me that'd be great.)
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Posted on 11-27-15 02:21:15 AM Link | Quote
All of the unused enemies found in the SNES version of Umihara Kawase are included both in the DS and the fresh PC port of the game.
I can't confirm if they're fully functional in anything but the SNES game but at least the graphics are still there.
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Posted on 12-05-15 09:28:56 AM (last edited by Schezo at 12-05-15 09:30:13 AM) Link | Quote


The Capcom Smiley™ has a friend in Wario Land 4.

The palette is from the debug room, except modified to make the borders black. This game has a lot of stuff, but this is the highlight for now.
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Posted on 12-05-15 09:46:25 PM Link | Quote
Blood Bros.' original title was "Cabal II in West"... as found in Sky Smasher.

http://blog.system11.org/?p=1732

Pretty cool!
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Posted on 12-06-15 10:58:01 AM Link | Quote
Looking through the hex for the EXE of Battle of the Eras (a bad DOS fighting game made by high schoolers)


This copy of Battle of the Eras is the master copy
Address is Seimeni Street, Cernavoda

Don't even bother to change the registration text because it will do no good!
I will still know who you are and where you live.


Some kind of anti-piracy thing that I don't think pops up in the game itself (or maybe it does at the DOS prompt and just goes by fast)


If you're gonna cheat, do it right!
You bloody cheater!!!
I told ya not to be greedy!


I guess there's a cheat mode, but I have no idea how it's activated.
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Posted on 12-08-15 04:00:29 PM Link | Quote
emulated, Sonic Jam's Blue Sphere title music (No way! No way?) seems to be faster than both the Megadrive S&K+S1 title music and the Sonic 3&K competition results music it's originally from. Can anyone test this on hardware?
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