The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Jun 21, 2002 prototype)

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Jun 21, 2002 prototype)
Build date Jun 21, 2002 21:09:48
Build name Preview
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date September 18, 2021
Origin DVD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Rings preview
Dump method Memorex MRX-650LE v6 AM61 (PowerISO)
Game The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
System Xbox
Genre Action-Adventure
Final build JP Unreleased
EU Oct 19, 2002
US Sep 9, 2002
Release date JP Unreleased
EU Nov 8, 2002
US Sep 24, 2002
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A prototype of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring for the Xbox.

Notes

  • Compiled two and a half months before the final US build (the first retail build).
  • Preview build.
  • Different title screen.
  • Starting a New Game loads up a level select. Some levels crash the game. However, the test maps work.
  • Different HUD.
  • Different background on the pause menu.
  • Different inventory screen.
  • Different character bio screen (this build uses a 3D model while the final uses a 2D background image).
  • Sky box is darker and lacks detail.
  • XBE information:
    • Internal Name: Lord of the Rings
    • Maker ID and Product Number: \x00\x00-1
    • Executable Name: DEFAULT.XBE
    • Executable checksum (MD5): a408e92eb49a3d566aa19ec65d045d13
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable: Yes (Xemu) (as of September 12, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No.

Screenshots

Origin

Files

File Type Date Size SHA-1
Xbox - Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Rings preview.bin File 2021-03-28 03:34:45 2.11 GB 5d11b4ff3e7906994a693c97a7cb130948f9f99f
Xbox - Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Rings preview.cue File 2021-03-28 03:30:28 122 bytes 9e4f69fbda16d027f7f91411a6515a9208f96a84
Xbox - Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Rings preview.jpeg File 2021-04-09 22:15:17 1.54 MB ffa336d4b9911d04b5527ef681f3b9fdb527d806

Acknowledgments

A huge thanks to ehw for researching this prototype! And a huge thanks to the anonymous donor that allowed for this release to happen!

See also