After the user streeker tell us about a "final" version of Half-Life prototype in his post, I downloaded it. The latest prototype was released in *.nrg format and selfbootable by Xanadu in 2003-10-01. This version contains some updated files made in 2001-05-23, especially the file named as HALFLIFE_DC.EXE, and because of this, many peoples consider it the "final" version of this game. I had to convert this *.nrg image into a new *.cdi image to get all tracks correctly, because *.nrg image is awful to work with.
Extracting the boot sector and analyzing it, some flags like "WinCE" was disabled, the game was being identified as "CRAZY TAXI". Probably the guy that created the selfboot image used a boot sector from Crazy Taxi game, I suppose. It took me a while, but finally the Half-Life GDI using the latest released files can be downloaded here:Half-Life (May 23 Prototype) GDI:
Size (253.68 MB): https://www.mediafire.com/file/b1hra799mxtorsr/Half-Life_%2528Latest_Prototype%2529_GDI.7z/file
I tested this game using Flycast Emulator and DEmul v0.7, and the game is working perfectly! Unfortunately my modded Dreamcast is broken and I need to fix it in order to make my tests directly in the original console.MD5 Hashes:
track05.bin: 98FDC830F755F49CE01EBBDD6233BA05Final Notes:
- The game is checked as region U, like the game should be, if it had been officially released.
- The game is checked to enable VGA support. I tested in both emulators and the game runs fine in VGA mode.
- The game is checked to be WinCE compatible.
- The game has all tracks valid according to GD-ROM specification.
The download link will be in the first post too. Enjoy another exclusive Dreamcast game, now in GDI!