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Sega Rally 2 [DC] Early demo?

Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by doc eggfan, May 28, 2013.

  1. doc eggfan

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    Bought this off a collector. Came sealed in this plain jewell case. Looks identical to the retail disc, apart from something japanese "SAMPLE" around the spindle

    Seller described it as "SEGA Rally 2 (E3 build?) - Regionfree coded Japanese SR2-disc in sealed jewelcase"

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    Anyone know what this is?
     
  2. Shoemanbundy

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    I take it it's not in your hands yet?

    Retro's on a sample disc spree as of late :specialed:
     
  3. doc eggfan

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    I doubt this will turn out to be anything, most dreamcast sample discs tend to be identical to the retail versions.
     
  4. Meat Miracle

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    If the disc art is identical down to the serial number, there's a good chance that it's just the retail game.

    edit: nevermind, it's different, CRCs don't match to retail version:
    http://dumpcast.dcemulation.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=532
     
  5. doc eggfan

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    So it's been dumped, but doesn't work in emulators?... Interesting.
     
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  7. Meat Miracle

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    No, it didn't work on emulators 5 years ago.

    Then again, DC emulators haven't progressed anywhere the last 5 years.
     
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    As someone who owns a Japanese copy of SR2, this looks exactly like the copy I have, minus the text in the inside.
     
  9. Maybe it'd be a good idea to hack up a selfboot version of it to analyze?
     
  10. doc eggfan

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    Might have to palm this off to someone with a bit more experience and the necessary tools - my dreamcast is in storage at the moment.
     
  11. DavidCoq

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    Have you found out if it's a different version from the one on the market?
     
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    ...10 years is a hell of a bump there, lad. I imagine it's probably been checked in that time - please don't bump ancient threads like this.
     
  13. doc eggfan

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    I don't remember if I did anything about this or not. I wouldn't have had the expertise to do anything with it myself, but not sure if I sent it to anyone else. I'm pretty sure it wasn't anything special. If it was an E3 build, it would have likely been burnt to a GD-R and have "E3 build" scrawled in marker across the front. "Sample" discs are usually the same as final production runs, but used in demonstration kiosks and displays etc.
     
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    This is likely a real disc used at E3, as the Sonic Adventure E3 disc is the same thing. It uses the final Japanese cover on top but has the word sample printed on the center. They likely made GD-ROMs of the games to serve as either preview copies without the need of a system disc 2 or they didn't want to bother with disc swapping on the show floor. To my knowledge your disc hasn't been dumped before and is quite rare.

    If you don't have the means to dump it, send an email to [email protected] and we can dump it for you and get it submitted to redump.
     
  15. doc eggfan

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    Really!? Bugger, I don't have it any more. I feel bad now.
     
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    I exhumed the post because I wanted to gather some more information since at E3, a version of the online was used, as shown in this video(19.15 minutes), and I wanted to understand if they had made a different configuration than the one that already existed in Japan.
     
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