News/Feb 2020 Group Buy (Part 3) – October Fest

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Battle Arena Toshinden URA (Nov 7, 1996 prototype)
Bust A Move (Jul 30, 1998 prototype)
Cool Boarders 3 (Jul 1, 1998 prototype)
Dancing Stage Fusion (Jul 8, 2004 prototype)
Dancing Stage Unleashed (Jul 1, 2003 prototype)
Diver's Dream (Jan 14, 1999 prototype)
Fighter Maker (Oct 7, 1999 prototype)
Freedom Fighters (Jul 15, 2003 prototype)
Full Spectrum Warrior (Mar 22, 2005 prototype)
Gradius III and IV (Sep 11, 2000 prototype)
Kensei: Sacred Fist (Nov 2, 1998 prototype)
MTV Sports: Snowboarding (Sep 17, 1999 prototype)
Maximum Force (Jul 24, 1997 prototype)
Mega Man Legends (May 8, 1998 prototype)
Mortal Kombat 4 (Apr 2, 1998 prototype)
Mortal Kombat Trilogy (Aug 26, 1996 prototype)
Psychic Force 2 (Nov 9, 1999 prototype)
Rival Schools: United by Fate (Aug 13, 1998 prototype)
Rogue Ops (Nov 6, 2003 prototype)
Sega GT Online (Oct 3, 2003 prototype)
Shaolin (May 25, 1999 prototype)
Streak Hoverboard Racing (Oct 3, 1998 prototype)
Strider 2 (May 30, 2000 prototype)
The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home (Sep 17, 1999 prototype)
Time Crisis: Project Titan (Feb 9, 2001 prototype)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown (Jan 21, 2005 prototype)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (Jul 10, 2000 prototype)
U-Move Super Sports (May 21, 2004 prototype)
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Last month we were offered yet another pick from the same lot. The community came through and were able to acquire a little over 50 of the 60 or so discs available!

Just like last time, the majority of the prototypes were dumped using Redump standards where possible. There were some discs that have mastering mistakes that caused issues with DiscImageCreator, so we had to use CloneCD instead. Otherwise, we only had four discs from this lot that had issues being dumped at all. We had a prototype of Beatmania that refused to read correctly in any drive (and was only barely recognized by our PX-4012 drive). We had a Blade and Shaolin review prototype that couldn't be dumped correctly due to being burnt on one of the worst CD-Rs imaginable (Princo CD-Rs). And finally, we had a disc of Star Gladiator: Episode 1 The Final Crusade that wouldn't dump correctly. However, there were no serious defects that would ever prevent the disc from being read ever again, and might be fixable someday. We'll review the prototypes we weren't able to dump someday when new opportunities come up to try again, either through disc resurfacing or perhaps something that can read the disc through other means.

We'd like to thank all those who donated for all the prototypes featured in this lot. We'd like to thank andlabs, b-damandude, baruk0, Cliff Racer, DarthDub, Demon, DRW, burninrubber0, ehw, Fred Wood, GoldS, Hexatendo, HorrorTroll, kabojnk, KailoKyra, Kneesap, kuriatsu, LedInfrared, mementomori, Missle, OKeijiDragon, Protodude,, Sappharad, Sazpaimon, StarlightChaos, The Swarming Dark, TheAdmiester, TiKAL, TONY9675, XJR9000, mlk, ndiddy, Quazz, Xkeeper, ZeaLiTy, and Zoda-Y13. Without your help we would have never been able to acquire and preserve so many prototypes.

Stay tuned for some more treats very soon!

Until next time!