Halo 1 "Test" Disc?

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  1. PFG

    PFG Rising Member

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    Any info on this? It is a green disc with a typical Xbox logo at the top. The bottom portion reads as follows:

    Left: Microsoft (their logo)
    Right: Halo TEST
    Bottom: MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIAL

    Trying to figure out if it is some sort of beta build, or if it is just a variant of the review disc that I haven't seen yet.

    Poor pics, I know:
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  2. Museman

    Museman Spirited Member

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    Considering that the pictures suck, I can't figure out anything on the disc. It is interesting though. Is this something that you own? If so take higher res pics.

    Edit: Also, anything beta for Halo would have been on an Alpha kit. That for some reason looks like it could run on final debug hardware. I'm just assuming that due to the holograms on the inside, and looks as if it was pressed at Microsoft. So maybe a near final build of Halo for testing?
     
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  3. jaunelapin

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  4. Museman

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    Well, I've never seen/heard of a Halo beta on final hardware. I've seen video and pics of the Halo beta on Alpha kits up to May 2001 (and that's pretty frikin late for an Alpha kit), only 4 months till Halo went gold. And I remember hearing on the podcast that Halo CE did go to the beta hardware before they went to final hardware. So, 1-2 months (not including the time before the E3 2001 beta build) is a pretty long time to keep a game in beta.

    http://bs.bungie.org/fanfestv/

    And if you go down to the 8:30PM section of pics, you'll see this pic.

    http://bs.bungie.org/fanfestv/photos/15160020.html

    I've just never heard of Halo CE beta on final hardware. I guess I can't really prove there wasn't one. I have no doubt that they had some kind of early build on final hardware.
     
  5. DeadperfecT

    DeadperfecT Gutsy Member

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    From catv246 on gamesniped:

     
  6. PFG

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    Thanks for the info! Someone apparently offered him $1,500. Terrible buy if that's really what it is.

    Teen case is hyped up way too much, though. I've had several. Still own two, and also have Teen posters as well as other items. The Mature display case is actually way harder to find.

    Seller is still pretty adamant it is prototype, though, despite not knowing what's on it. He seems to think it is prototype regardless of content, and that the only way it wouldn't be is if it were used in stores (which he insists they weren't).

    The question is, am I the only one who wouldn't consider it a prototype if it were a typical build? I believe he stated the disc was made only a few months prior to launch.
     
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  7. Borman

    Borman I was the high bidder on da fiddy cent X Staff Member

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    Debug builds of the original Halo exist. (Which run on final hardware obviously)
     
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  8. DeadperfecT

    DeadperfecT Gutsy Member

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    There is no way I'd risk paying that much for a 'retail build'. I think the seller is over-the-top optimistic considering it is a pressed disc that boots on a retail console and comes in a near-final retail box.
     
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  9. PFG

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    Retail box is completely unrelated, but that is my general sentiment as well.
     
  10. PFG

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    Ended up bumping into the buyer on another forum (cool guy). For anyone interested, I was told there is no multiplayer, no music, and that the background on the main menu is static.
     
  11. oldengineer

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    Pic's or GTFO.
     
  12. brendand

    brendand Fiery Member

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    intresting disk i have never seen one like that bid is 435 dollars i wouldnt pay that much for any game let alone what could be a demo disk or something tbh xD
     
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  13. PFG

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    The sale price was a bit over three times more than that price...

    Personally, I'd have only went up to about $700-800 on it unless I knew for sure it was something special.
     
  14. mestizo

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    lol PFG I only paid 750 ^_^


    And considering there are people out there that pay hundreds to millions for shiny rocks or soft decorative metal, any argument that its not "worth it" is void lol. If I have no intent on resale all that matters is what it means to me.
     
  15. PFG

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    Finally got one for myself:

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    Didn't realize that. I was talking to the seller when you bought it, and he kept telling me $1,500 was what it went for.
     
  16. CodeAsm

    CodeAsm Game Console Enthusiast

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    The data, can we get it from somewhere ?
     
  17. PFG

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    I'll dump it if someone wants to give me a place to upload.
     
  18. marcus667

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    ill give you an ftp account to upload it
     
  19. Borman

    Borman I was the high bidder on da fiddy cent X Staff Member

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    Id offer the same if there is anything different about it whatsoever. Dont want to be hosting a retail copy of Halo though.
     
  20. CodeAsm

    CodeAsm Game Console Enthusiast

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    Indeed, no need for retail here at all, but if confirmed or to be confirmed diferent (Can xbe be the same but contents of disk diferent?) anyway, I can host afterwards on FTP or whatever I need to setup. reminds me that I need to dump some demodisks...
     

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