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CHAL Gaming

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can any Dreamcast romhackers help me out with something?
« on: March 03, 2021, 02:11:57 pm »
Ok, so has anybody heard of the dreamcast game "Wacky Races" before? i certainly have. it was my definitive childhood game, and quite possibly the first game i ever got. (more specifically the PS2 version, but that's not the point i'm trying to get at) I made this account specifically to request this from the dreamcast hacking community, because i found a bearly doccumented prototype of the game that was given out to magazines and the staff team so that they could take screenshots to go on the back of the box, in the manual, in magazines etc etc etc. but here's the thing... there are 3 worlds in this game with 5 diffrent gamemodes, the worlds being Snowfall Peaks, Wild Frontier and Redwood Valley. and the modes being Track Challenge, Wacky Cup, Golden Muttley, Battle Arena and Team 00 Knockout Challenge. so that's all fine and dandy... but for reasons that i really can't explain, every single sign in the game is forced to bring you to the redwood valley track challenge for no reason. and i think you can see why this is a problem. because this was a prototype, it featured a lot of early features... but i can't see most of them if it locks me into redwood valley track challenges! so my request is that somebody is to hack the file so that all the tracks are accessible. and please, don't spoil what's on there, i want to make a blind video playthrough myself.
Link to the prototype: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nKEjaV2zIWxVnPBsnHSgoKYAQTTwan_K?usp=sharing
Video of me playing the Prototype: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y5rqt8_xIY&t=2684s&ab_channel=CHALGaming%2F%2FHammMann (the second one i do)
when it's been done, send a link to it in the replies.
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Re: can any Dreamcast romhackers help me out with something?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2021, 11:15:13 am »
There is not a lot of Dreamcast hacking around these parts in general.

Are the people at Hidden Palace or The Lost Levels aware of this prototype?
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Re: can any Dreamcast romhackers help me out with something?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2021, 02:46:32 pm »
Hidden palace uploaded one of the earlier prototypes, but this one was discovered by somebody else. do you think that they could unlock the rest, or something? or would it just be more convenient to be up?

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Re: can any Dreamcast romhackers help me out with something?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2021, 06:00:51 pm »
Ok, so has anybody heard of the dreamcast game "Wacky Races" before?

I have! Played the hell out of that game about 8-10 years ago -- took me a while, but I got 100% with the Creepy Coupe. My wife and I still quote lines from the game at each other on occasion, e.g. "Most certainly!", since we had a small apartment at the time and she had to listen to me play it.

Can't help with the hacking, but do you have a list of the main differences between the proto and the released game (at least as far as you've been able to see thus far)?

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Re: can any Dreamcast romhackers help me out with something?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2021, 10:24:07 pm »
do you think that they could unlock the rest, or something?
They do tend to have a keen interest in that sort of thing, do they not?

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Re: can any Dreamcast romhackers help me out with something?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2021, 02:01:59 am »
interest about dreamcast romhackers too, anyone can share  :angel:
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Re: can any Dreamcast romhackers help me out with something?
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2021, 03:47:47 am »
who knows, that might just be the answer to my struggle, i'll go ask Hidden palace what they can do.

and as regards to the diffrences, i think my video that i put explains it well.

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« Last Edit: March 06, 2021, 01:19:04 am by KingMike »