Dinosaur Planet N64

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  1. rcmadiax

    rcmadiax Spirited Member

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    Does anyone know if any promotional material related to RARE's Dinosaur Planet for the N64 ever got released. Posters, T-Shirts, Pens, Lanyards, VHS, etc. It would be cool to get something with at least the logo on it.
     
  2. xdaniel

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    A German gaming magazine (the Total! maybe?) presumably made their own poster, with the game's logo and some of the common concept art, back in the day, which came free with one of the mag's issues. Nothing "official", I'm guessing. Had it on my bedroom wall at my mom's place until I moved out and should still have it somewhere, but I don't know where exactly.
     
  3. Bangulo

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    i found this photo online dscn0015f8k3z.jpg
     
  4. rcmadiax

    rcmadiax Spirited Member

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    Is this a fake? Or was the game that close to release that there may be some of these floating around?

     
  5. Zoinkity

    Zoinkity Site Supporter 2015

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    Could be a mock-up of the cover. Just like mock boxes promoting games well before their release (or in some cases games that never would be released) it was fairly common to make mock guide covers for, say, magazine promotions and preorders.
     
  6. Borman

    Borman Digital Games Curator

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    It looks low resolution, meaning it was probably an image on another document, not a guide itself.
     
  7. ave

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    It looks like the picture was taken from a magazine because of the seemingless transition in the bottom right corner and since the resolution is pretty low, it was probably cropped quite a bit. Maybe someone should check their entire Nintendo Power-collection from that era to find it? :p
     
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  9. A.J. Ross

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    I'm with Zoinkity, I think it's a mock-up. If not, it's fan-made. No way a guide in any form exists for Dinosaur Planet, it didn't get far enough along into development before switching IPs.
     
  10. Faded

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    It might not exactly be what you are looking for but stumbled across this in my favorites:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOVBRJToVDY

    EDIT: As for promotional items, I can't recall if any were ever released in the form of merchandise. I know there is also some VHS Rips on YouTube, but I don't know if they'd necessarily be of any use.
     
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  11. A.J. Ross

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    Thanks for the video, I hadn't seen it before.
     
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    There was an E3 goodie bag back in the day that sold on ebay for $500 or so that had a Dinosaur Planet puzzle in it. No idea what it looks like sadly. Whoever bought it though knows!
     
  13. Gaudy

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    This image is real, is a preview of possible cover on Nintendo E3 2000 magazine. I requested to Gilgamesh who uploaded the image.
     
  14. Gilgamesh

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    Hi

    I have explained on other forums. I took this photo from an advertisement, to be supplied with Nintendo Power at the time of E3.
    The game is almost fully developed, not surprising that the guide is ready before its official release.
     
  15. CoinCollector

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    *Calling all experienced N64 hacker people*

    They've been taking apart the SFA E3 disc over at jul, and the last few days they've been looking at the possibility of the entire 64 game being on there! But it looks like they need some help from someone more familiar with N64 tech.
     
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    sounds like a pretty ambitious undertaking
     
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    Can't imagine the likelihood of the whole game being on there, I'm still lost how they're sure all the files they see correspond to the N64 version and not the GC version, but then again I know nothing about this stuff :p

    We had a N64 dev here before from what I remember. Was it subbie? Or some guy named marshall, my memory is fuzzy. I remember they were making a racing game engine.
     
  18. derekb

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    from what I could gather they're matching some of the compressed textures they've found with textures that can be seen in that extended play preview footage, how they plan to manage to take raw files and make a workable playable copy of the rom though beats me
     
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    Well actually I have a potential sales estimates/ marketing book/ near complete storyline write out/ character history For Dinosaur Planet
    GEDC0159.JPG GEDC0158.JPG

    It also has the same picture from that guide of the secondary character Sabre on a marketing or mock up paper. its says copyright 27 January 2000 Rare

    I really haven't read to deep into it but it seems to be a near complete storyline with highlights and mark outs from where someone has made adjustments
     
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  20. the dude

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    wow, that's pretty interesting! care to scan or take pictures of it? that would be awesome.
     
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