Zelda windwaker proto

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  1. bowser22

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    I am considering letting go of a piece I've had in my collection for some time. It appears to be a windwaker proto on NR media. The title screen includes a gold Zelda logo and the word confidential in place of the copyright as well as the debug console enabled. What would the value of a first party proto like this be ?
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  2. pstrick1

    pstrick1 Site Supporter

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    Whoa. I think it's worth however much you want.
    You have the zelda name, the nostalgia of the gamecube, the obvious title screen differences, and the console debugger. Based on that alone you could easily get a few thousand for it.

    (you could consider doing a community fundraiser for its release)
     
  3. darkspire17

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    looks like a hack tbh, i doubt its real.
    But if it is real, it could go for quite alot, first party builds allways go for alot, ive owned a few in my lifetime, never sold mine.
     
  4. bowser22

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    I'd dump so I can analyze it if I knew how, I'm kind of anxious. Darkspire, how would one confirm it's legitimate? I acquired it a number of years ago loosely banging around inside of an nr reader.
     
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    segaloco Enthusiastic Member

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    As far as gameplay goes have you noticed any obvious differences? Things that could be compared to the final? Any differences would be good cases for official vs modified.
     
  6. Diablodin

    Diablodin Robust Member

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    Where did you get this NR Reader?
    I must say it's not very typical to have "confidential" instead of a (C) followed by year(s)...
     
  7. jetmagnum

    jetmagnum Magnum Inc

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    Im able to dump nr disks you meed a nr writer or rvt r writer in order to dump the disk so if you need help dumping it bowser pm me
     
  8. bowser22

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    I contacted a seller on ebay years ago who was listing some other dev equipment, managed to work out a partial trade plus cash for various other items he had at the time. The main haul was my 4 npdp carts (not for sale), as well as the NR reader and mem card emulator.
     
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  9. Cat man

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    Hopefully you have an NPDP console for those carts. Do you know any data is on the 4 carts?
     
  10. bowser22

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    Yes, they all contain various builds of Freedomfighters, as well as some weird controller test program and what looks like a mini ninjas intro screen with some type of counter on it.
     
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  11. Cat man

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    Thats awesome. Nice find.
     
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  12. darkspire17

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    well all i did for mine is simpily ask the guy i got it from where they originaly came from. check things like serial numbers, check the serial on the NR reader, id say dump it first, check its data, look for any strings of text giving a build date. id say sell it later once you can verrify it.
     
  13. Tyree_Cooper

    Tyree_Cooper Peppy Member

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    Comparison:

    the snapshots are 99% in the same place, you can see the boat is exactly matching,
    all i can say is the clouds look different and are not in the same place
    birds also not appearing at the same place and time
     

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  14. Pikmin

    Pikmin Resolute Member

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    Why wouldn't they use the same font on confidential. I have a soft spot for gamecube demos and demo disks in particular so it would be interesting to see the differences.
     
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  15. Kao

    Kao Gutsy Member

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    Looks a bit too elaborate to be a hack in my opinion. The debug table looks pretty convincing. Having the logo be that gold color looks an odd choice, though.

    But yeah, if it's legitimate, you could easily get several thousand for it.

    Thanks for sharing the photos.
     
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  16. Tyree_Cooper

    Tyree_Cooper Peppy Member

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    CONFIDENTIAL seems to use the same font as used in the debug table and commands, which kind of makes sense.
     
  17. darkspire17

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    it could be a "behind closed doors" type E3 build.
     
  18. Bad_Ad84

    Bad_Ad84 The Tick

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    I can dump the disc and have handled private stuff before. Feel free to contact me if you would like me to dump it for you.

    Not interested in holding the data, it's your stuff. People round here should be able to vouch for my integrity in these matters.
     
  19. Knuckles500

    Knuckles500 Spirited Member

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    Have you tried using other controllers in different ports (different button combos, etc)? If there's a debugger enabled, maybe perhaps the map select is as well? If you can get to the map select, the build date is printed on there.

    Nice find, btw. I would definitely get this dumped first, this is an opportunity of a life time. :)
     
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  20. Kpuerta28

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    Nice. Pretty rare
     

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