Crash Nitro Kart (Oct 4, 2003 prototype)

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Crash Nitro Kart (Oct 4, 2003 prototype)
Build date Oct 4, 2003 03:47:12
Build name Gold Master
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date March 20, 2021
Origin DVD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels Crash Nitro Kart Gold Master
Dump method Memorex MRX-650LE v6 AM61 (PowerISO)
Game Crash Nitro Kart
System PlayStation 2
Genre Racing
Final build JP May 19, 2004
EU Oct 21, 2003
US Sep 16, 2003
Release date JP Jul 8, 2004
EU Oct 21, 2003
US Nov 11, 2003
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A prototype of Crash Nitro Kart for the PlayStation 2.

Notes

  • A "Gold Master" build apparently post-dating the final NTSC-U build and predating the final PAL build. Despite this, the build is an NTSC build and does not contain alternate language options.
  • According to the exes, this build post-dates final by about two weeks. However, going off primary volume creation dates, the Gold Master inexplicably has a date in early 2002, compared to the final's September 17th 2003.
  • The disc header contains evidence of the disc being a gold master - a couple strings:
20030822PlayStation Master Disc 2.0
CDVDGEN 1.50
  • A number of the files differ from the final build.
    • The executables differ.
    • "ASSETS.GFC" and "ASSETS.GOB" differ.
    • "LEGITA.TGA" seems to be incorrectly spelt as "LEGITGA" in the final.
    • A number of "ARENA" music files are only present in the final.
    • A number of files in VIDEO/CUT and VIDEO/TRACKS differ between the two.
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable (in PCSX2): Yes (as of March 17, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No.

Screenshots

Origin

Files

File Type Date Size SHA-1
PS2 - Crash Nitro Kart Gold Master.bin File 2020-06-10 08:15:52 2.93 GB 1d84d4acb6da7d7d0d4143d3386872ea7997b078
PS2 - Crash Nitro Kart Gold Master.cue File 2020-06-10 07:20:41 100 bytes f7da01b25edfd9eb24cb53170c9dec21a020e00e
PS2 - Crash Nitro Kart Gold Master.jpeg File 2020-06-13 11:58:54 2.08 MB ab17a44b77963dc3762cf9e353a16c28e0f57f2a

Acknowledgments

A huge thanks to Hwd45 for doing the initial research on this prototype! And a huge thanks to the anonymous donor that allowed for this release to happen!

See also