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Forza Horizon 3 Debug/Developer Build

Discussion in 'Rare and Obscure Gaming' started by TheAdmiester, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. TheAdmiester

    TheAdmiester Member

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    Apologies in advance if this is the wrong place, I don't really post here often.

    Yesterday, 3/1/2017, instead of pushing an update for Forza Horizon 3 on PC, the developers made a HUGE mistake of accidentally uploading an unencrypted, debug-menu-enabled developer build of the game. A few people downloaded it, but fewer managed to get it running because of the game refusing to load a profile (very easy workaround).

    I think I'm one of the only people who got this running, I've dumped the vast majority of the files using a tool called UWPDumper (but it doesn't get everything unfortunately, some stuff is still locked behind permissions). I'm definitely keeping the dumped copy, and I'm just hoping right now that Windows won't overwrite my non-dumped copy (the one I actually start when I play the game) because I have no control over the files because of the silly permissions system.

    I'm not really sure what else to say other than maybe ask me anything?

    Proof:
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  2. Stipo360

    Stipo360 Dead Rising & XDKs

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    Very nice! saw an Imgur album about this today while at work from @PixelButts Which inevitably might be yours. Do you have any access to the games .exe file? Surely that would be the only major difference, and would contain the debug menu itself.
     
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  3. PixelButts

    PixelButts Well Known Member

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    Make a copy of the UWP, PM me to discuss what to do and I can handle the rest.
    My friend @aerosoul94 alerted me and is also looking for this. Would be great to have it saved
     
  4. TheAdmiester

    TheAdmiester Member

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    I have access to the files, yes. There are three files:
    - forza_x64_profile.exe
    - forza_x64_release.exe
    - forza_x64_release_final.exe

    The former two are used in the debug version, the latter isn't. The profile version runs as OpusProfile and is extremely slow, running at around 10FPS average because of extra debugging stuff in the background (I imagine, hence "profile"), OpusRelease has all the debug stuff but runs as well as the commercial game.

    I'll PM you, but I still have no idea how to get around UWP.
     
  5. PixelButts

    PixelButts Well Known Member

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    It has its quirks.

    As long as you can save the .Appx file itself (which is 53gb for this) then all is fine
     
  6. bearkilla

    bearkilla Robust Member

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    oh my word
     
  7. HEX1GON

    HEX1GON FREEZE! Scumbag Staff Member

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    Wow what a fuckup. Wish I knew about this, I would've loved to mess around with it.

    EDIT: After doing some googling apparently the 'behind the scenes' new Lamborghini which no magazine or auto journalist were allowed to announce the name of, has just been leaked by this accidental release.

    I'll gift 5million CR to anyone who could share more info about the menus :)
     
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  8. Nick

    Nick Rapidly Rising Member

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    Does it have ride-able kangaroos?
     
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  9. D3FEKT

    D3FEKT Newly Registered

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    Any chance you will be uploading such beauty?
     
  10. HEX1GON

    HEX1GON FREEZE! Scumbag Staff Member

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    So uhhh?

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  11. Chr0m3 x MoDz

    Chr0m3 x MoDz Newly Registered

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    PM'd you man, please check it out!
     
  12. Borman

    Borman Xbox Archivist Staff Member

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    Hah thats great, I thought they might have done that.
     
  13. HEX1GON

    HEX1GON FREEZE! Scumbag Staff Member

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    Make a drive image possibly, also maybe disabled the Windows Store from autoupdating at the moment.
     
  14. havric

    havric Newly Registered

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    Can you PM a download link ? Very much looking forward to the de-compile on this ;)
     
  15. TheAdmiester

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    A link to one of the.exes?

    I can back up the whole game but uploading it is a no-no for now because of the sheer size.
     
  16. HEX1GON

    HEX1GON FREEZE! Scumbag Staff Member

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    Can you view the car's stats/parameters?
     
  17. TheAdmiester

    TheAdmiester Member

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    Yep, they're all exposed in a database file, it works the same as the Xbox 360 Forzas if you've ever seen those.
     
  18. HEX1GON

    HEX1GON FREEZE! Scumbag Staff Member

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    able to Pm me with a paste of it?
     
  19. TheAdmiester

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    It's too big for just text but I can send you the file itself soon.
     
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  20. no1dead

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    You should most likely try and get a upload of this whenever you are able too. I'll look into any of these problems that @PixelButts mentioned.
     
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