Battletech: Gray Death Legion (Jan 5, 1995 prototype)

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Battletech: Gray Death Legion (Jan 5, 1995 prototype)
Build date Jan 5, 1995 14:06:36
Dump status Released
Dumped by C.K. Chapman
Released by Omegaknuckles
Origin CD-R
Game Battletech: Gray Death Legion
System Sega CD
Genre Shooter
Release date Unreleased
Download Battletech: Gray Death Legion (Jan 5, 1995 prototype) (info)

An early prototype of Battletech - Gray Death Legion for the Sega CD.

Notes

Contained in this archive is a .bin ISO of Battletech: Gray Death Legion, Documentation on the game's controls and different features (In High and Medium-Resolution), and an MD5 and SFV hash of the ISO.

My personal apologies on the guerilla-style scans of the provided documentation. By the time I had archived the data I hadn't realized that the text on the pages were "bleeding through" each other in the images.

Technical info:

The Disc format is an ISO 9660 File System (.bin), with 113.9 MB of Data: 33 .war files 78 .bin files 3 .txt files 53 .rwf files

~Information provided by C.K. Chapman (LynxVGL) --> http://www.youtube.com/user/LynxVGL

There are no Redbook Audio Tracks on this disc.

This build has no audio at all for that matter with the exception of one specific cutscene in the Bridge menu where the last "death cinematic" has some form of laggy audio (not CD-related as tests on the ISO in Gens yield the same results), but nothing else.

The disc was tested on two Model 2 Sega CDs (NTSC-U) and with Gens Re-Recording v.11a using Sega CD Model 2 Bios v2.11x (NTSC-U).


Misc Information about Gray Death Legion (By C.K. Chapman - Former QA Lead, FASA Interactive):

"The disc supplied by Good Deal is not a commercial CD. It is clearly a burned copy on CDR with a inkjet label printed on the disc. There is no Redbook Audio on the disc at all.

.....It's a Beta copy at best, and with the lack of implemented audio, control issues with jumpjets and other partially implemented game features, I might lean more toward Alpha build level of completion.

.....I was the QA Lead at FASA Interactive back in the 90's and we had (lost now) a more complete version of the game. We used it as a training tool with new testers. It had audio and an almost playable mission."


Other Notes: Two things to note that are not included in the provided documentation (in full detail) are how to perform certain controls ike an ingame reset which I've listed below.

Soft Reset:

A + B + C + START

Change Throttle:

Start + UP OR DOWN (Up for increased Throttle, Down for Decreased. Increasing throttle to Max will engage a Jump which is listed as being charged by holding B, though it seemed to do this automatically during testing on my Model 2 and in Gens-RR)

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Uploaded by Omegaknuckles.

Special Thanks: C.K. Chapman (For providing me with not only TWO copies of Battletech: Gray Death Legion but also including the (unofficial?) documentation of the games contents/controls)

Honorable Mention: GoodDealGames (For Discovering the initial leaked discs and driving me to seek out a copy to dump the data on Theisozone and Underground-Gamer) ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=