Clint Dyer is NOT responsible for the 1,000 proto release

Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by MathUser, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. MathUser


    3rd top wiki contributor Researcher

    This article says Clint Dyer is responsible for sneaking out that Proto archive that drx released sometime back. The article also talks about the origins of Sonic Crackers. Apparently a guy mass copied them onto spare eeprom boards before he left Sega and thought they would sell cause of name recognition. It's not a true prototype as in they were used for testing. Kinda a repro but not really since it used official dev boards.

    Clint Dyer apparently was in the special thanks section of Knuckles Chaotix credits.
  2. Trunks


    AGAIN TRY Oldbie
    That's a pretty cool find. It's a shame no one's able to get ahold of him.
  3. Black Squirrel

    Black Squirrel

    staying alert on the beach Wiki Sysop
    Northumberland, England
    quipu two metres apart
    You're a few months behind me :eng101:

    I came across the name while hunting for Sega Neptunes. I noticed a single Neptune prototype has journeyed across the US for the best part of 20 years - it's recognisable by the bits of white paint near the cartridge slot. As far as I can tell there is only one in public hands, and this lad is believed to have put it there.

    It's now part of a travelling collection. Much like that "Play Station" SNES prototype that showed up recently.
  4. MathUser


    3rd top wiki contributor Researcher
    [15:04:07] <drx> most definitely not
    [15:04:18] <drx> clint sold all his stuff in the early 2000s
    [15:04:19] <drx> before my time
    [15:04:32] <drx> he sold the crackers carts in ~1995-1996
    [15:04:44] <drx> for like $40 a piece

    [15:04:57] Oh, they could be his but whoever bought them sold to you?
    [15:05:39] <drx> no
    [15:05:53] <drx> definitely not
    [15:06:07] <drx> they had nothing to do with clint dyer

    I guess it wasn't clint dyer after all.