Sonic 3D Beta Title Card found

Discussion in 'Engineering & Reverse Engineering' started by JustMe, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. JustMe

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    I discovered that around a year ago, but i want to post it here in case if someone didn't see it :)

    Everyone (i think) have seen this prototype screenshot:
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    In Sonic 3D prototype 73 I found the title cards sprites, compressed in RNC format (AB6DC-ABB7B), and even title card loading code (located at F114).
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    Interesting thing (i hope):
    There is also code for act 2 and 3 + image data for them
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    That's it :)

    1: In case if someone wants the art and palette
    2: Playable ROM
     
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  2. Rika Chou

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    Good find!
     
  3. JustMe

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    Thanks!
    + Little fix to the post: RNC art ends at ABB7B, not ABB7C (ABB7C is a start of another one, isn't it?)
     
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  4. Lostgame

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    Hey; wow - just when you think there’s no more to find, here it goes!
     
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  5. Black Squirrel

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    Nicely done. I take it there's only text for Green Grove Zone, and not the others stages?

    (also someone wiki etc.)
     
  6. JustMe

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    Thanks :3
    Yeah, there are only letters for GGZ.
    Actually it stores art for each of the letters
    (picture can explain better)
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    (i did it via vertical tiles rendering and changing window size)
     
  7. Dark Sonic

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    I wonder if the rest of this title card could be merged with the final title card which is literally just white text on a black background.

    And my dumbass thought the red bar had lines on it, turns out it was just a crappy scan :specialed:
     
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  8. Prototype

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    Great find!
     
  9. BSonirachi

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    Whoa, never thought that would still exist. Good find!
    Got it covered.
     
  10. drx

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    Nice find!

    There’s plenty left to find. 90% of Sonic protos are wide open for someone to research, nobody has really bothered to do it comprehensively.
     
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  11. Lurker

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    Probably because people just assume they have all been picked apart already