Dev Kit Katana Dreamcast Release

Summary of the page:

  1. Release of a Eurocom Katana Dreamcast dev kit with a version of NBA Hoopz

  2. Release of an Appaloosa Dreamcast Katana dev kit with versions of Ecco The Dolphin 1 and 2

  3. Release of a Katana Dreamcast dev kit from No Cliché with a version of Agartha and many other things

  4. Redump of 2 Katana Dreamcast dev kit containing the unreleased Hell Gate

  5. Redump of a Katana Dreamcast dev kit containing Giant Killers builds

Inside a Dreamcast Dev Kit
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We might have missed things in exploring Dev Kits. Do not hesitate to redo the whole process (recovering deleted data, checking the functionality of the builds ect) to be sure. You can contact me without further ado if you discover new things about them.

Eurocom Dev kit Katana

Eurocom Dreamcast Dev Kit release.

Thanks to Sizious  to check the contents of the dev kit.

Thanks to Drac  for its help in making the hard drive image.

Its original content:

  • Functional build of Nba Hoopz

Data retrieved (to be checked):

  • Corrupted build of Hydro Thunder.

 

Nba Hoopz functional:

NBA Hoopz (Jan 9, 2001 prototype)

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Appaloosa Dev kit Katana

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Appaloosa Dreamcast Dev Kit release.

Thanks to Sizious  to check the contents of the dev kit.

Thanks to Drac  for its help in making the hard drive image.

Its content before and after recovery of erased data:

Different version of Ecco 1:

 

  • Build 1 : (does not work, the game starts but remains blocked, to be fixed)

  • Build 2 : (does not work, the game starts but remains blocked, to be fixed)

  • Build 3: (does not work, the game starts but remains blocked, to be fixed)

  • Build 4: (does not work, the game starts but remains blocked, to be fixed)

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Download the SET5 Dreamcast dev kit used by the Eurocom studio:

Eurocom Dreamcast Katana Dev Kit

Different version of Ecco 2;

 

  • Build 1:

This build has the same version and same date as the ecco 2 found in 2016. However, when searching the files, we can see some differences. The game is launched only on an emulator (to be fixed), map 1 does not work, the load remains blocked.

 

  • Build 2:

This build has the same version and same date as the ecco 2 found in 2016 as well as my ecco 2 above. The differences are notable as new levels. Unfortunately, it crashes on the loading of one of the unpublished maps (predefined loading). To see to load the games on the title screen or on another map. Build to fix if possible.

EDIT: The loadings would have to be hacked, to be removed in order to be able to play the games.

The recovery of deleted data must be checked.

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No Cliché Dev kit Katana

No Snapshot Dreamcast Dev Kit release.

Thanks to " Hidden Palace ", " Sifting " and " Metallic " for checking the dev kit content.

Thanks to " James Kremer "  for making the hard drive image. The dump caused problems, only 1 partition of the HD could be done. Another dump will come.

Its original content:

  • Functional build of Agartha and a Network Toll " Flash Edit "

  • Non-functional build of Quake 3

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Data retrieved (to be checked):

  • f1841089.iso is normal ISO image, it appears to be corrupted  and related to Agartha .
    f1618113.iso is a normal ISO image,
      it only contains 3 text files. The files  appear to be empty.
    f1618241.iso is not an ISO image at all. It starts with an identifier ' CHCD ' and has a completely different structure. It contains Agartha files.

  • 130 zip files, some are corrupted but there are many that can be opened. All zip files appear to be assets from the Quake 3 port. The textures are in pvr format (approximately 3000), the sounds in yalmaha adpcm format. The templates, maps and more are all in normal Quake 3 format as far as I know.

  • Photos with the Marseillais of the Dreamcast advertisements.

  • Text files being animation scripts, the 80% for Agartha

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Download the SET5 Dreamcast dev kit used by the No Cliché studio:

No Snapshot Dreamcast Katana Dev Kit

Horny Dog or Dreamon Dev Kit Katana

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Redump of 2 Dreamcast Dev Kit from Horny Dog or to the studio that took care of the Dreamons demos. We find the photo of the credits of Dreamon.

Thank you to "bart_simpson" from forum "Obscurgamers" for contacting me by offering me to recheck his old release around 2010.

There is no image of the hard drive, its owner had done the necessary at the time.

Content of the development kits:

  • Lots of prototype versions of the Unreleased Hell Gate on Dreamcast. Some betas are operational by making "Frankenstein" (take in one to put in another). As they all had problems (bug, crash), I cannot suggest them to you. Nothing prevents you from watching again, maybe we missed something.

  • Source code for Hellgate. If someone has the skills to work on it, we might have a nice surprise.

Download the 2 SET5 Dreamcast dev kit used by the Horny Dog or Dreamon studio:

Horny Dog or Dreamon Dreamcast Katana Dev Kit (2 kits)

Smoking Gun Productions Dev Kit Katana (Giant Killers)

Thank you to " bart_simpson " from forum "Obscurgamers" for contacting me by offering me to recheck his old release around 2010.

There is no image of the hard drive, its owner had done the necessary at the time.

The development kit contains several builds of the game Giant Killers. At first glance, there is nothing you can do to make them playable. We never know.

Download the SET5 Dreamcast dev kit used by Smoking Gun Productions studio

Smoking Gun Productions Dreamcast Katana Dev Kit

Hell Gate Dreamcast

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