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Message started by olivieryuyu2000 on 07. Apr 2013 at 14:17

Title: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by olivieryuyu2000 on 07. Apr 2013 at 14:17
Heya N64 lovers  :D

Recently some mysterious N64 protos carts & special carts were sold in Japan.  :)

Though I didn't buy them myself, I got the chance to get the roms of those  8-)

And here they are:

http://uptobox.com/fn5bp3gw2mv1

The 2 proto carts is called photoviewer and 64GB Checker V1.05.

One of the "normal" carts in grey were a kind of special tests which I was not able to use. The other one is just Killer Instinct European version.

The blacks carts is a kind of demo, with nice a music. Interestingly some of the assets (but not all!!) can be found in the N64 devkit (chrome demo for instance). Date are 1996!

Thanks Gilgamesh and an anonym contributor for such roms.

:) ;) :D :o 8-) ::) :-*
mdgyf554-img600x450-1359542416kxwlzo54276.jpg (61 KB | 66 )
mdgyf554-img600x450-1359544255489id390673.jpg (60 KB | 43 )
mdgyf554-img600x450-1359543579vy14er2070.jpg (46 KB | 48 )
U64.jpg (124 KB | 45 )

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by Ultra64 on 07. Apr 2013 at 15:29
That is awesome! an Ultra64 logo! :-)

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by Martin on 07. Apr 2013 at 17:24
Awesome... just awesome! :-)

I'm curious abou the Killer Instinct cart tho, it is a mass production board, or some sort of prototype board

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by CoinCollector on 15. Apr 2013 at 04:19
Suh-weet.  I'm off to test these right now.  Thanks Olivier, Gilgamesh, and Mysterious Shadow Donor.  ;D

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by takeshi385 on 15. Apr 2013 at 21:46
Thank you for this.

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by bUrAkEr on 23. Apr 2013 at 14:22
WOW Very Nize! My New N64 Screensaver ist the ULTRA 64 LOGO =)

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by RegalSin on 26. Apr 2013 at 21:36
The U64 type logo is indicating it is a western product. That six looks kinda odd

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by radorn on 06. May 2013 at 06:09
Hello, first post here.

The "Unknown Test.n64" rom's screen header text says "Dolphin Controller Test". I suppose they were testing GAMECUBE prototye controllers using the N64.

The black carts say something I can't make out: "EEJINGU cassette". No matter how hard I try, I can't reverse EEJINGU into anything meaningful.

The EMI cart says "FURASSHU cassette"... which seems to mean "Flash", as the big GB64 cart also says FURASSHU in the blue label, and these are known to be flash based.

Interestingly, the big GB64 cart says "KAATORIJJI" (cartridge) instead of "KASETTO" (cassette) like the smaller ones.

I can only do basic kana/syllabics reading, so all the kanji/logograms are out of my reach :P. Hope it was helpful, though probably most of you already knew, but since none posted, I did.

OH, and thanks for the roms!

EDIT: could the u64 demo have anything to do with the touted Unreal N64 port?
EDIT2: The U64 rom's header says AGING ROM in the title area... I guess that matches the mysterious "EEJINGU", making it japanese, so most probably unrelated to Unreal or anything from the west, both because of the language and that 1996 date on the label...

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by Martin on 06. May 2013 at 07:38
U64 is short for Ultra 64, what the N64 was supposed to be called...

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by radorn on 07. May 2013 at 08:42
well, yeah, I know about Ultra 64, since I coincidentally started buying magazines about that time. The thing is that the "font" used for that model in the ROM reminded me of Unreal's logo, specially since Ultra 64 would more properly suggest a capital U, but the that u64 logo model uses minuscule, like Unreal's logo.
But nevermind that, the other factors overrule this anyway :P, and also, upon actually searching for Unreal's logo, it's quite embelished, while the "u" here, while of the same type, it's rather standard.

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by Roko Yuki Hime on 02. Jun 2013 at 17:19
This is Awesome!

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by RegalSin on 04. Jun 2013 at 18:15
They probably meant to call it, the whole project "Dolphin" from the very start, ( since the controllers are shaped like Dolphins, if you haven't noticed ).

Maybe it is a nickname for the type of people who are Nintendo fans. Since Japan, is the only place on Earth that has a dolphin hunting season.

Nintendo fans  = dolphin.

I just bet, it is some sorta, Japanese slang for consumers.
Beat the rods enough against the boat, to make them come out of the water, and be confused. Just like how gamers are.

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by Martin on 04. Jun 2013 at 21:48
huh? the gamecube was codenamed dolphin, not the n64

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by RegalSin on 21. Jun 2013 at 19:20
It is obvious from those carts and the shape of the N64 controller, the whole Nintendo 3d project -SONY was undoubtfully Dolphin.

Then their is the rumor that Nintendo brought the R2 and refashioned it into the GCN as well as some arcade units.

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by Martin on 22. Jun 2013 at 20:15
undoubftfully? I have no idea where you have this seemingly confirmed info from, please enlighten me

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by johnf on 12. Jul 2013 at 16:17
those are like cool looking ..... :)

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by asdf on 15. Dec 2013 at 19:18
Hi. I know this thread is several months old, and I usually don't like reviving old threads, but could you (or anyone who has it) please reupload the demo ROM? I don't care about Killer Instinct, but I really want that demo. Thanks in advance, and again sorry for the bump (although this thread is at the top of the board anyway...).

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by johnf on 19. Dec 2013 at 18:24
thats like cool, something that you dont like see every day

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by sevin0seven on 06. May 2014 at 00:14
if anyone can upload the demo rom link, that would be appreciated. would like to try it out.

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by Roko Yuki Hime on 14. May 2014 at 05:20
I got it right here.

https://app.box.com/s/q7hslsr0kj607z14n1ri

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by sevin0seven on 15. May 2014 at 04:18

Roko Yuki Hime wrote on 14. May 2014 at 05:20:
I got it right here.

https://app.box.com/s/q7hslsr0kj607z14n1ri


awesome! thanks for sharing.  :)

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by Roko Yuki Hime on 16. May 2014 at 00:29
You're welcome.

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by thebigman on 29. Sep 2014 at 11:09

Roko Yuki Hime wrote on 16. May 2014 at 00:29:
You're welcome.


Yeah thanks :-D

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by Bobo Mcloud on 02. Oct 2014 at 04:50
Very jealous of this haul, cool stuff!

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by SubDrag on 25. Jan 2015 at 21:45
FYI - U64 Demo is an overdump, it's only 0x400000 as far as I can tell (and very cool though).  You can rip the instruments using N64 Sound Tool, and the midi is pure midi (added to N64 Midi Tool though).  I believe it's just the standard midi soundbank.  Here's a copy of mid, sounds same on console:
http://goldeneyevault.com/priv/u64demo.mid

Anyone know how to use Photo Editor. I got it to show the sky once, not sure how.

Title: Re: Test/Demo Carts found & dumped
Post by Juan on 26. Feb 2015 at 07:16
link is broken
somebody reupload the demo ROMs again?

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