Spyro the Dragon (Jul 19, 1998 prototype)

From Hidden Palace
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Title Screen
Spyro the Dragon (Jul 19, 1998 prototype)
Build date Jul 19, 1998 01:14:22
Build name Preview
Dump status Released, redump needed
Dumped by Gh0stBlade
Released by hwd45
File release date March 14, 2020
Origin CD-R
Labels Spyro the Dragon TM Preview Disc Spyro 7/19
Dump method CloneCD
Ownership Gh0stBlade
Game Spyro the Dragon
System PlayStation
Genre Platform
Final build JP Jan 6, 1999
EU Sep 1, 1998
US Aug 13, 1998
Release date JP Apr 1, 1999
EU Oct 1998
US Sep 9, 1998
Download Spyro the Dragon (Jul 19, 1998 prototype) (info)

A prototype of Spyro the Dragon for the Sony PlayStation.

Notes

The Cutting Room Floor research
  • This version of the game seems to have been given dongle protection to avoid it being used in standard consoles. A patched variant of the prototype has been provided alongside the original.
  • The game starts with a placeholder "Temporary Boot Screen"
  • There are no intro or ending cutscenes.
  • Many dragons are still missing the cutscenes and audio dialogue they'd use in the final game
    • A few of the dragon dialogue audio clips are missing their backing tracks
  • A number of dragons use different textures and colouring schemes to their final appearance
  • All dragons in the Beast Makers world are called "Silvus"
  • Gnasty Gnorc's level and Gnasty's Loot are called "Gnasty Place" and "Gnasty Booty" respectively.
  • Only a small number of music tracks are in this build, apparently unchanged since the June 15th prototype.
  • Gem placement is still unfinished in some places
  • A glitch in the Artisans world sometimes makes it impossible to complete, as the gem count sometimes totals to a value less than 100
    • Specifically, a group of gems near Town Square's portal only count towards the gem total if Sparx picks them up, rather than Spyro
  • There's one extra gem in Lofty Castle for some reason
  • There's still a number of noticeable gaps between polygons in some of the level models at this point in development

Screenshots

Videos

Files

Original:

File Type Date Size SHA-1
Spyro.ccd File 2016-06-28 15:50:41 773 bytes dff59d2e7b177d8b7079f48f1b09f5392247d8d5
Spyro.cue File 2016-06-28 15:50:41 69 bytes 689e4e11dc9223abda52788d92548386d6d67ae2
Spyro.img File 2016-06-28 15:50:44 526.25 MB 0c0145b1523c5e3a7436a7ae4e78ad13d112c277
Spyro.sub File 2016-06-28 15:50:44 21.48 MB 9ac3ebefadfb18da752c82a77c310cb8b7df9067

Patched:

File Type Date Size SHA-1
Spyro.ccd File 2016-06-28 15:50:41 773 bytes ec767d7201e3937ae33dace9b444cee941c5924a
Spyro.cue File 2016-06-28 15:50:41 69 bytes eccb47c328b5a69a8ab1bdbcdf280518916aa2f2
Spyro.img File 2020-03-09 17:45:35 526.25 MB 8d87e9f2bec79a46df57388915eab3fcea3d4fc7
Spyro.sub File 2016-06-28 15:50:44 21.48 MB 91e438e14ed92eff1cf2a6007e8565ea0db689cc

Origin

Acknowledgments

A very HUGE special thanks to hwd45 and Gh0stBlade for making this release possible!

See also