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Re: Take the Bullet Beta GD-ROMs Found! + More!

Post#51 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:16 am

Good news and bad news.
Metropolis Street Racer Japanese GD-R is found! :)
https://www.facebook.com/TheDreamcastJu ... =3&theater

Promo video can be watched here http://www.segagagadomain.com/movie-pag ... leased.htm

Bad news is that as well as other games in this topic it most likely will not be shared with Dreamcast fans. :(

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Re: Take the Bullet Beta GD-ROMs Found! + More!

Post#52 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:12 pm

pcwzrd13 wrote:Tom doesn't actually own any of these games with the exception of Take the Bullet which was given to him by the actual owner of the games. The owner is a friend of his who is an ex-Sega employee. He's currently looking into the legality of releasing them, so whether they will be or not is up in the air at this point. You have to keep in mind that some of these companies are still around, including Codemasters, so chances are, he would need permission from them or legally he can't release them.


I think that raising a legality issue for not releasing the games is nonsense. Even if we assume that the company behind the "Take the Bullet" (IF they still exist as a legal entity), or Codemasters, or any other company for that matter, would go into the trouble of pursuing the case legally, how would they EVER be able to track the person who leaked the Dreamcast game?

In the case of Half Life or Propeller Arena, someone leaked a fully playable game at a point in time which was much closer to Dreamcast's production life and there was not even a whisper from Valve or Sega. How on Earth would someone make an issue out of a 15-year old version of a game that hadn't even reached Alpha version? Releasing these videos is fine but not such a big deal. Releasing the games has actual and practical value for the community.

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Re: Take the Bullet Beta GD-ROMs Found! + More!

Post#53 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:04 pm

VasiliyRS wrote:Good news and bad news.
Metropolis Street Racer Japanese GD-R is found! :)
https://www.facebook.com/TheDreamcastJu ... =3&theater

Promo video can be watched here http://www.segagagadomain.com/movie-pag ... leased.htm

Bad news is that as well as other games in this topic it most likely will not be shared with Dreamcast fans. :(

Well it's not much of a loss since last I knew about 2/3rds of Japan's population can speak English. But still, whoever can be sneaky and quietly release a very small printing of the game like how the NTSC-U copy of Deep Fear on the Saturn came to be.
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Re: Take the Bullet Beta GD-ROMs Found! + More!

Post#54 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:21 pm

scaryred24 wrote:Well it's not much of a loss since last I knew about 2/3rds of Japan's population can speak Engrish.

FTFY

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Re: Take the Bullet Beta GD-ROMs Found! + More!

Post#55 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:00 am

scaryred24 wrote:Well it's not much of a loss since last I knew about 2/3rds of Japan's population can speak English. But still, whoever can be sneaky and quietly release a very small printing of the game like how the NTSC-U copy of Deep Fear on the Saturn came to be.


Where did you get the info that 2/3rds of the population can speak English? Most barely know a few common words and that is about it.

http://blog.gaijinpot.com/cant-japanese ... k-english/

It is pretty rare to hear Japanese speaking English, and even when they do they struggle with the pronunciations. I know some German and Spanish myself, and although not really fluent I do struggle a little with pronouncing words but not on the level of the Japanese on most English speaking.
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Post#56 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:51 pm

VasiliyRS wrote:Good news and bad news.
Metropolis Street Racer Japanese GD-R is found! :)
https://www.facebook.com/TheDreamcastJu ... =3&theater

Promo video can be watched here http://www.segagagadomain.com/movie-pag ... leased.htm

Bad news is that as well as other games in this topic it most likely will not be shared with Dreamcast fans. :(


Wow, nice to see the JP version was actually pressed! :D I remember reading about this on another forum back in 2007 but no pictures to verify.....

I should point out the SegaGagaDomain video linked above shows an early version of the game before the Honda cars were removed...and it's a Honda NSX that's doing the hill jump at the end. So I doubt the cars do leave the floor in the JPN version either. Of course I could be wrong.....
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Re: Take the Bullet Beta GD-ROMs Found! + More!

Post#57 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:22 pm

Anthony817 wrote:Where did you get the info that 2/3rds of the population can speak English? Most barely know a few common words and that is about it.


A lot of the information that I know were told form word of the mouth. So I should of have backup by statement with some reliable resources. Sadly what I said did not have any. Thank you for the correction. I should have known better not to post something without using my gut instinct.
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Post#58 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:50 pm

Hehe nah it is ok, we are so used to Japanese games having so much English text in them and everything it can be easy to guess a lot of them speak English fluently but they don't. In all other places heavily influenced by America a lot of the population speaks English, like South Korea for example, but still my guess would be not a lot like in European countries.
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Re: Take the Bullet Beta GD-ROMs Found! + More!

Post#59 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:36 pm

Caspian wrote:
pcwzrd13 wrote:Tom doesn't actually own any of these games with the exception of Take the Bullet which was given to him by the actual owner of the games. The owner is a friend of his who is an ex-Sega employee. He's currently looking into the legality of releasing them, so whether they will be or not is up in the air at this point. You have to keep in mind that some of these companies are still around, including Codemasters, so chances are, he would need permission from them or legally he can't release them.


I think that raising a legality issue for not releasing the games is nonsense. Even if we assume that the company behind the "Take the Bullet" (IF they still exist as a legal entity), or Codemasters, or any other company for that matter, would go into the trouble of pursuing the case legally, how would they EVER be able to track the person who leaked the Dreamcast game?

In the case of Half Life or Propeller Arena, someone leaked a fully playable game at a point in time which was much closer to Dreamcast's production life and there was not even a whisper from Valve or Sega. How on Earth would someone make an issue out of a 15-year old version of a game that hadn't even reached Alpha version? Releasing these videos is fine but not such a big deal. Releasing the games has actual and practical value for the community.


Well said sir!

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Re: Take the Bullet Beta GD-ROMs Found! + More!

Post#60 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:40 pm

One more unreleased stuff is discovered: Megadrive Collection for Dreamcast!
https://www.facebook.com/TheDreamcastJu ... =3&theater

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