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I recently aquired a beta image of Rayman, but also have several other alpha/beta images for various games, both released and unreleased and I just started wondering what others are floating around out there...obviously there were probably Alpha/beta roms at least at some point for all the released jag games, but how many of those and "lost' titles are in the hands of Jag fans? Off the top of my head I know so far that these are out there, some have been released publicly, some not:

 

BI/WN

PhaseZero

SpaceWar 2K

Rayman

Thea Realm Fighters

Fight for Life

Doom

AvP

I-war

Robisons's Requiem

Barkley BB

F1 (WTR)

Native

 

What others are known to exist by users hear?

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A beta of Rayman huh?  What's different about it?

 

Tempest

 

Not sure yet as I haven't loaded it inot my flashrom to try yet. I was told by the person who gave it to me that there is no beginning animation sequence, it just starts out on a level, and that the "fairy" you get your poers from doesn't say anything, but that's all i know so far.

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An alpha of Tinytoons was just recently sent out. And I mean alpha. Neat to look at but lacks significant amount of gameplay.

 

Requires a dev system (Alpine or Flash) to use. Fits on a 2Meg cart. But with what little it has, it doesn't justify the cost of wasting the chips on.

 

Glenn

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Don't forget:

 

2 Different D2K betas

Highlander beta

Baldies Beta

Myst Alpha

Arena Football

Brett Hull Hockey (ROM & CD)

Atari Karts Beta

Ultra Vortek Beta

HyperForce Beta

Soccer Kid Beta

IS2 Beta

Varunas Forces

Virtual VCS

Brutal Sports Football Beta

Missile Command 2000 Beta (not 3-D)

Net-War (I-war)

Burn-Out (Before it was Super Burn Out)

 

Hmmm....that's all I can think of without looking...

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Don't forget:

 

2 Different D2K betas

Highlander beta

Baldies Beta

Myst Alpha

Arena Football

Brett Hull Hockey (ROM & CD)

Atari Karts Beta

Ultra Vortek Beta

HyperForce Beta

Soccer Kid Beta

IS2 Beta

Varunas Forces  

Virtual VCS

Brutal Sports Football Beta

Missile Command 2000 Beta (not 3-D)

Net-War (I-war)

Burn-Out (Before it was Super Burn Out)

 

Hmmm....that's all I can think of without looking...

 

These are the ones you have?

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Wow! If anyone is willing to give me information on what is different about those Jag protos (or let me borrow the images) I'll start my Jaguar proto page. I didn't think there were so many betas out there.

 

Tempest

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Don't forget:

 

2 Different D2K betas

Highlander beta

Baldies Beta

Myst Alpha

Arena Football

Brett Hull Hockey (ROM & CD)

Atari Karts Beta

Ultra Vortek Beta

HyperForce Beta

Soccer Kid Beta

IS2 Beta

Varunas Forces  

Virtual VCS

Brutal Sports Football Beta

Missile Command 2000 Beta (not 3-D)

Net-War (I-war)

Burn-Out (Before it was Super Burn Out)

 

Hmmm....that's all I can think of without looking...

 

These are the ones you have?

 

That's some of 'em. ;)

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I have an Iron Soldier [a1] image from '94 it says on the file, that I found on my HD (forget where I got that one). Not sure if it's an alpha or beta as I haven't tried it yet. Just mentioning it too, since no one else has.

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OK, almost 15 years later...
Is there an up-to-date list of these and also how many are "out in the wild" at this point? I see some are now sold as ROM cartridges.

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Wow, necropost with a necrouser! The best kind! :)

 

Welcome back Justclaws. Yeh I was reading this message thinking "what? They don't know the difference of the alpha of Rayman? That is common knowled.... ah... 2003.. got it." There have been a few posts, one where a prototype of Asteriods 2000 was found. My experience with the Jaguar in recent times is a good one to report for someone coming out of suspended animation...

 

1) The Jaguar has a good development system thanks to the Reboot folks and other effects. A lot of fan made games being made.

2) A lot of mythical alpha roms have been found and as you have seen, released for collectors.

3) Games ported from the Atari ST with Cyrano Jones. :D Has doubled the game count.

4) Doom wads being ported for new maps thanks to Saturn.

5) Recently discovered that some Atari 2600 games actually play on the Jaguar (Virtual VCS).

 

Hopefully we can find that updated list, but the Jaguar I believe has become a lot less "what if" to "here is what the Jaguar does".

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It's funny how some people complain about others starting new threads about old topics instead of using the search function.

 

Then will complain about necrobumps. <Huge eye roll emoji here>

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