Time Stalkers Dreamcast prototype release

Time Stalkers, also known as Climax Landers  in Japan, is a role-playing video game released in 1999 on Dreamcast.

The game published by Sega was developed by Climax Entertainment. The game brings crossover aspects from several Climax Entertainment games.

Time Stalkers on Dreamcast is a role-playing game that draws you into a mysterious world of strange lands and winding mazes. Play as Sword and discover the origins of your world. The quest leads the hero to use weapons and magic spells in turn-based combat, with each success gaining experience and at the same time becoming more powerful.

Time Stalkers (Apr 11, 2000 prototype) dreamcast:

Time Stalkers dreamcast prototype map se
Time Stalkers beta dreamcast
  • The 50 Hz or 60 Hz selection menu is basic (without music).

  • The option menu is buggy.

  • The font in the Load Game menu is incorrect.

  • There are translation issues.

  • The lines of dialogue, in the bubbles, are sometimes on 1 line instead of two.

  • The dialogues can go outside the text box.

  • In the inventory menu, for example by choosing Item, "View Current Equipped Items" goes out of the box reserved for it. We find this difference in other options of the inventory menu.

  • In the inventory menu, choosing Status, missing symbols like ":" or "/".

  • Some boxes, for example when the game asks us if we want to enter a dungeon, are larger.

  • A debug menu is present, it is documented below (database etc.)

The documented debug menu:

Time Stalkers Dreamcast prototype Hz selection.jpg
Time Stalkers GD-R Dreamcast glitch.jpg

With Pad A: START - Scroll down to DEBUG and you will have the option to change the following:

  • Item (ID / LV), Select and add will put the item in your inventory.

  • Skill (ID / LV), as above.

  • Spell (ID / LV), as above.

  • Monster (ID / LV), as above.

  • Level (ID / LV), selecting "set" will define your level.

  • True Exp (ID / LV): I don't understand how to use it.

  • Quest (ID / LV): I don't understand how to use it.

  • Well used (Check OFF / ON): I don't understand how to use it.

-Item

-Skill

-Spell

-Technical Range

  • Close

prototype Dreamcast Time Stalkers debug menu

With a controller in the 3rd port of the console:

Time Stalkers Dreamcast Debug Menu proto
  • Y - debug stats, seems to correlate with player x / y / z coordinates

  • L - memory, flag viewer?

  • A - walk fast, hold A and move with the PAD 1

  • X + Dpad to maintain - change the lighting and shadows of the characters

  • Start - Pause the game

  • Y + UP (dpad): Select Screen Debugger (will only appear if debug statistics are enabled by pressing Y, use controller 1 to navigate inside)

- Piece / Dungeon (followed by X / Y / Z coords)

  - Map No

  - Man No

Rao

Nigel

Pyra

Lady

Marion

Sword

The Old Man

You have more playable NPCs but I don't know their names. After number 6 you will still see Sword in the status.

- Action No: I don't understand how to use it.

  - Collision Draw: setting it to yes will only display collisions on the map.

  - Camera No

  - Music No: to listen to all the different musics.

  - SE No: to listen to sounds.

  - WAVE No: to listen to other sounds.

  - Save

Time Stalkers prototype debug dreamcast.
Time Stalkers prototype Dreamcast flight.png
Times Stalkers Sword prototype Dreamcast.png

Once debug menu 2 has been unlocked, to navigate inside, you will need to use the joystick connected to port A of the console. The left trigger will allow you to choose from 5 different specific option windows such as:

Lighting configuration screen

Time Stalkers dreamcast beta light debug

Monster select screen

Time Stalker dreamcast GD-R Monster sele

Dungeon screen

time Stalkers donjon debug menu.png
Time Stalkers beta light debug dreamcast

Information screen

Time Stalkers information screen prototy

Quest screen

Time Stalkers Dreamcast prototype debug menu.png

Item database:

Set Sword to level 1

ID  

1

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

32

LV  

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Name of the item

Sharp Word

Soul Caliver

Challenger

Soul Stealer

Witch s staff

The piercer

Golden lance

Spell Caster

Owl Staff

Glass Staff

Frost Wing

Owl wing

Power x bow

Flame x bow

Bear knuckle

Storm claw

Demon claw

Power spar

Venus Whip

Sword s vest

Rao s Armor

Nigel s vest

Pyra s scarf

Lady s dresser

Marion s gear

Gaia shield

Blessed boots

Star Ring

Ring of fire

Frost ring

Spack ring

Set Sword to level 6

ID  

95

96

97

98

100

101

102

103

104

105

106

107

108

109

110

111

112

113

114

115

116

117

118

119

120

121

122

123

124

125

126

127

128

129

130

131

132

133

134

135

136

137

138

139

140

141

142

143

144

145

146

147

148

149

150

151

152

153

154

155

156

157

158

159

160

161

162

163

164

165

166

167

168

168

170

171

172

173

174

175

176

177

178

179

180

181

182

183

184

185

186

187

188

LV  

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Name of the item

Ice knuckle

Poison

Riot knuckle

Knuckle knockout

Glass Fist

Spars

Spiked spars

Doom spars

Stress spars

Whip

Gale whip

Stun whip

Iviy whip

Light vest

Padded vest

Flame vest

Frost vest

Storm vest

Hero's vest

Light armor

heavy armor

  Flame armor

Frost armor

Storm armor

Leo armor

Tunic

Padded tunic

Flame Tunic

Frost tunic

Storm tunic

Focal tunic

Light scarf

Battle scarf

Flame scarf

Frost scarf

Storm scarf

Sage scarf

Light Dress

Padded Dress

Flame dress

frost dress

Storm dress

Lucky dress

Gear

Battle gear

Flame Gear

Frost Gear

Storm gear

Aegis gear

Defender

Deflectors

Libra Shield

Star shield

Virgo shield

Shield

Heavy Shield

Elfin shield

Power Shield

Pride Shield

Leo shield

Boots

Elunde boots

Heal boots

Vigors Boots

Focus boots

Ninja boots

Speed boots

Lucky boots

Rune boots

Sky boots

Shift boots

Detect Boots

Sense boots

Mastery ring

Lucky ring

Lazy ring

Armor ring

Defense ring

Flame ring

Ice ring

Storm ring

Steal ring

Yogurt ring

Sense ring

Blast ring

Holy ring

Aid Ring

Astral Ring

Sun Ring

Moon ring

Demon ring

Angel ring

Earth ring

Set Sword to level 6

ID  

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

49

50

51

52

53

54

55

56

57

58

59

60

61

62

63

LV  

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Name of the item

Long sword

Ace sword

Quest Sword

Biting sword

Shred Sword

Ripple sword

Power sword

Flame sword

Frost sword

Storm sword

Life Drainer

The vampire

Glass Sword

Heavy sword

Battle sword

War sword

Avenger

Fire blazer

Wonder blade

Equalizer

Enchant

Boost sword

Rod

Stricke rod

Frost Rod

Stun rod

Rune Rod

Wooden spear

Penetration

swing

Blood sacker

Set Sword to level 6

ID  

189

190

191

192

193

194

195

197

198

199

200

201

202

203

206

207

208

209

210

211

212

213

214

215

216

217

218

219

220

221

222

224

225

226

227

228

229

230

231

232

233

234

237

238

240

241

242

243

248

249

250

251

252

253

254

255

256

257

258

261

263

264

265

266

267

268

269

270

271

273

274

275

276

277

278

279

280

281

282

283

284

285

286

287

288

289

290

291

292

293

294

299

300

LV  

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Name of the item

Wind ring

Wise ring

Stone ring

Heal ring

Rune ring

Trap ring

Truth ring

hades ring

Clover ring

Taurus ring

Molten ring

Glacier ring

Thunder ring

Nourish ring

Amubush ring

Heal fruit

Rune fruit

Yummy fruit

Vigor fruit

Fruit cure

Holy fruit

Tasty fruit

Savory fruit

Revive fruit

Flame fruit

Frost fruit

Storm fruit

Quake fruit

Wind fruit

Luck fruit

Peace fruit

Stab fruit

Power fruit

Guard fruit

Rust fruit

Slow fruit

Wimp fruit

Pocket fruit

Fruit bonus

Swap fruit

Climax fruit

Stone fruit

Jewel fruit

Fruit forge

Sweet fruit

Reveal fruit

Truth fruit

Copy fruit

Truce fruit

Mute fruit

Trap + fruit

heal fruit

Freeze fruit

Mp 200 fruit

Wizard fruit

Molten fruit

Icicle fruit

Shock fruit

Adept fruit

Jinx Jewel: 9

Flame Jewel: 6

Frost Jewel: 6

Storm Jewel: 6

Libra Jewel: 4

Tasty Jewel: 2

Jewel Strength: 3

Jewel Prime: 5

Jewel Boost: 8

Jewel Crush: 3

Sun Seed

Moon seed

Vigor seed

Snap Bomb

Crackle bomb

Pop bomb

Strong seed

Speed seed

Aegis seed

Will seed

Wisdom seed

Charm seed

Chance heal

Luck rune

Chance level

Detect Traps

Eagles eye

Repair seed

  Refine seed

Level seed

Black seed

Evil seed

Beefcake

Will EXP

Set Sword to level 6

ID  

64

65

66

67

68

69

70

71

72

73

74

75

76

77

78

79

80

81

82

83

84

85

86

87

88

89

90

91

92

93

94

LV  

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Name of the item

Spear Zone

Scream

Glass Spear

Wooden staff

Power Staff

Rune Wand

Pluto staff

Owl Staff

Poison Staff

Aid Staff

Astral Staff

Blast staff

Holy staff

Boomerang

Iron sword

Ley breaker

Hard striker

Storm wing

Dark Gale

Glass wing

Cross bow

Paralyze

Silence

Stress Maker

Panic X-bow

X-bow threat

Tranquilizer

Knuckle

Iron knuckle

Poke knuckle

Fire knuckle

Set Sword to level 6

ID  

301

302

324

325

326

327

328

329

330

331

332

333

334

335

336

337

338

339

340

341

342

343

344

345

346

347

348

349

350

351

352

353

354

355

356

357

LV  

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Name of the item

Diploma S

Charm Q

Venus

Philosophize

Rare Raccoon

Rare Stone

Moai

clay figure

Holy grail

Guardian Han

Guardian Junio

  Knight armor

Warrior armor

See no evil

Speak no evil

Hear no evil

Ancient scroll

Cloth

Yogurt Adv VMU

Doll House

Dungeon IV

Moonlighter

Legent of?

Stuff

Editor

Escape fruit

Yum Chicken

Rune cola

V-UP cola

Yogurt Adv S

Dungeon IV S

Moonlighter S

Legend of? S

Stuff S

Editor S

Great Game S

Map database:

 No Name of the map of indication

Outside the clock tower to go to the ruin area

To go to the sword house, damn square

Stranger House

Church

Noiman House

Helder s House

Daisaku s House

Doll house

Works but no access ??? The island where you found maybe the last dungeon.

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

Kings tomb

Pownstown

Shrine Entrance

Master Cave

  Inside Sword House, the bed is old. 

Inside Sword House, bed is new and the house look different.

Now loading crash

Now loading crash

To clock Tower, near the ruin area. If you walk you flight

Now loading crash

To the fountain square, inside the shop

To fujimi town, the shop

To fujimi town, a house

To fujimi town, a other house

To z33 colony

Dr Alan House

To down town, Howard detective house

Map

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

It is possible to do the same for Dungeons

Time Stalkers DC map debug

 No Name of the map of indication

 

To down town, Ash shop

To fire mountain, Nattie House

To fire mountain, Sansan and Tongorie House

To king ruin, Hammerin Sean and Pouding Mike Shop (Blacksmith)

Now loading crash

To Battle Forest, Mystery Man House (Rao house if you wan, depend the moment of the games

To Noiman s piece, Funny Rabbit and Bunny Noiman House. Where you can take quest, not sure

To Central Area, cavern where you can see Sword in PNJ

Monster House, where you can use you VMU ect

Monster House, where you can see your monster

Monster House, where you can see your monster, Room 1, different thats the other

Monster House, where you can see your monster, Room 2, different thats the other

Sword house, old look

Sword house, new look

Beetween Clock Tower and Fountain Square

Beetween Ring World and the final Cavern. If you go oustside to ring world, you flight

Where you start the games

Now Loading crash

Piere to go to the clock tower, only 1 Access `?

Sword house museum

To kings Ruins, only 1 Access? Maybe end of dungeon

To Fountain square, only 1 Access? Maybe en of dungeon

To Downtime, only 1 Access? Maybe end of dungeon

Beetween The Shrine area and Shrine

Now loading crash

Now loading crash

Map

26

27

28

29

30

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

49

50

51

52

Monster database:

Set Sword to level 6, I don't know if level affects this option. You can only have a few monsters in your inventory.

ID  

72

73

74

75

76

77

78

79

80

81

82

83

84

LV  

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

Name of the monster

Burgla

Roller

Ghos

Goblin

Balloon

Stone

Armor

Watchdog

Cerasaur

Wyvern

Magician

Hard bug

Skeleton

ID  

85

89

98

99

112

113

114

116

117

118

120

121

122

LV  

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

Name of the monster

Green Slime

Dragon

Cooks

Yoshio

Power Goblin

Armor Goblin

Ninja Goblin

Spirit

Gasoline

Poltergheist

Steel armor

Jewel Armor

Execute

ID  

123

124

125

126

127

128

129

130

131

132

133

LV  

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

Name of the monster

Fire thief

Ice thief

Assassin

Evil Eye

Hard Hat Bug

Obsidian Bug

Red Whip

Blue whip

ilver Wind

Red balloon

Blue balloon

Time Stalkers Dreamcast Monster Debug Menu.png
Time Stalkers Dreamcast beta monster debug menu.png

You can download the games below

Time Stalkers (Apr 11, 2000 prototype) (BBA redump)

Time Stalkers (August 21, 2000 prototype) dreamcast:

  • The debug menu is still present, even above for its documentation.

  • The sidebar in Load Game looks larger than the one in the retail version.

  • The colors are less vivid in the cutscenes. It's darker at times (to be confirmed).

  • We are 1 month away from the final version dated September 20, 2000.

  • This would be build Version 1.009. The final build is version 1.003, it's surprising.

  • The photos below show the progress of the development between the 2 builds.

  • I had problems extracting the GD-R, it may be that the dump is not done correctly.

Time Stalkers prototype
Dreamcast Time Stalkers prototype version.jpg

Time Stalkers (Apr 11, 2000 prototype)

Time Stalkers Dreamcast prototype light V0.800.jpg

Time Stalkers (August 21, 2000 prototype)

Time Stalkers Dreamcast prototype light V1.009.jpg
Dreamcast Time Stalkers prototype translation problem V0.8000.jpg
Time Stalkers Dc prototype translation problem V1.009.jpg
Time Stalkers Dreamcast GD-R V0.800.jpg
Time Stalkers Dc GD-R V1.009.jpg

You can download the games below

Time Stalkers (August 21, 2000 prototype)

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