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Thread: Shock2-Beta For Dreamcast Found.

  1. #1
    Member
    Registered: Jan 1999
    Location: Denmark

    Shock2-Beta For Dreamcast Found.

    Some guy has recovered a beta of System Shock 2 for Dreamcast, AND what appears to be an alpha of Thief2 for Dreamcast. I don't know if this will ever get released but it sure is interesting, if it's not a hoax:

    http://dreamcast-talk.com/forum/view...php?f=2&t=2047

  2. #2
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2004
    Location: Toronto, Canada
    Awesome find! And good work Kolya for jumping on this one....you never know what they may recover off that HDD. If at any point the source for dark was on there, it may yet be possible to recover it from the disk so long as it has not been overwritten. That would be sweet. I wonder how many other hard drives are floating around in unknown hands.

  3. #3
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    I didn't see anything that immediately looked like source code files. I did notice several .SFD files... these are apparently the Dreamcast's native video format.

  4. #4
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2005
    Location: Croatia
    Is this of any relevance:

    ops1.mis
    OPS1___.MIS

    Unrelated, maybe we can hope for unstripped missions

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2005
    Location: Hiding in Garrett's wardrobe.
    I took a quick look through the Thief2 directory listing. I did not see anything that suggested source code.

    I work as a graphics engineer for a major game studio and develop for PS3/X360/PC (DX9 and DX11). If we do manage to get any source code I'd probably be able to do something with it, though I imagine it would be a lot of work and I don't expect it to be easy.

  6. #6
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2006
    Location: Moscow
    Still no files uploaded? Incredible...

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2005
    Location: Check
    So what's the going rate from dreamcasts these days? I'd be very interested in getting my hands on one if this ever sees the light of day.

    Christ it's been a while since I've been here

  8. #8
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: LTSI
    Somewhere between $50 - $100 (link). Why would you want to play it on a DC though?

  9. #9
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2005
    Location: Check
    Possibility for additional content, content that was cut from the final release of SS2, retro/wank factor, etc.

    Plus it'd be nice to own a peice of gaming history.

  10. #10
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: LTSI
    Chances for additional game content are slim. I'm quite sure this is a regular PC version, meant to run under WinCE on the Dreamcast. I wrote a bit more about that here.
    Note that most resource files date to July 1999, just as on any PC install. The files that have a later date (August 2000) are CRF files from the official 2.3 patch, with a ZIP extension.

    If this ever gets released and if they get it to run on a DC and if the changes necessary for a DC game controller were ever finished and if the game doesn't lag due to WinCE's incompatibilities with the hardware, THEN you'd have an unmoddable vanilla SS2 on a DC you still need to buy.

    Let me start again: If this ever gets released it might be of technical interest.

  11. #11
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Well the guys not posted in over 2 months. Hope something good comes of it. And the fact that the maps were left in their native .mis format is always something.

    Just hope its not all a big hoax or somethin. How come hes not uploaded the files online for everyone else to have a look at?

  12. #12
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2004
    Location: --->
    Lazyness? People tend to put the internet on a back burner and forget its even there if they have more pressing matters. There thousands of blogs, files, etc. out there that got halfway done and will never be finished because the OP dosen't care.

    That said, I heartily endorse this concept.

  13. #13
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2006
    Location: Moscow
    So? Any news? Where can we download content of this dreamcast hdd?

  14. #14
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: LTSI
    Nowhere. That guy who found it is still busy getting his cock sucked over at dreamcast-talk.com.
    Doesn't really matter though as the chances of getting it to run on a DC are slimmer than posh spice.

  15. #15
    Administrator
    Registered: Oct 2000
    Location: Athens of the North
    Looks like the files have now been uploaded. (Mothra has just started a thread in the thief forums)

  16. #16
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    Neat! Here's the direct link to the download directory:
    http://dreamcast-talk.com/beta/

    EDIT: Woah.



    Yeah, definitely a work in progress. I'm guessing "MFG toggle" was supposed to be "MFD toggle".

    The .SFD files in the archives are Sofdec video files. Basically MPEG-1 with a custom audio codec. Media Player Classic will actually play them, albeit without audio. Looks like they were just transcoded from the Indeo files instead of the originals, unfortunately.
    Last edited by ZylonBane; 9th Sep 2010 at 18:08.

  17. #17
    New Member
    Registered: Nov 2009
    Location: Ger many(Many! you get it?^^)
    Seems like there are no unstripped missions

  18. #18
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2003
    Location: In His hands
    Wow...those controls suck. But yeah, probably a WIP.
    But no unstripped missions or even better video files? Crap. I guess now it's more of a novelty than anything.

  19. #19
    Clearinghouse
    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Siberia, Russia
    http://www.assemblergames.com/forums...8&postcount=72
    you can start a game, load a game, change ingame settings, play a multiplayer game and view the help screen which is a picture of a Dreamcast controller with the button assignments (similar to what you see when you play a demo of a game)

  20. #20
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2006
    Location: Moscow
    What emulator you used to launch betas?

  21. #21
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: LTSI
    I wonder why the intrface stuff is all discoloured. It is as reddish in the release as above.

  22. #22
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2004
    Location: Toronto, Canada
    So is everything in this archive 1:1 when compared to the PC release? (aside from the obvious differences related to the port) Anything we might be able to use or substitute even if it's a mere novelty?

  23. #23
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    ooo. Nice to see more pics.

  24. #24
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2006
    Location: Rochester, NY
    Those controls look pretty bad- Who on earth got the idea to assign 'strafe right' to the button to the left of strafe left?

    Also, I find the difficulty settings amusing.

  25. #25
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2003
    Location: In His hands
    So apparently, as mentioned on SMA, the PC these archives came from had a CD with it. The CD's contents have been uploaded here. The folders look pretty much like a mess of files, but they seem to be a mess of source files! Included are files for SS2, Thief, and Deep Cover!

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