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Stezo2k
August 28th, 2002, 23:37
heh looks like the final version of starfox 2 has been leaked to the public. At the moment it doesnt work on ZSNES, but on the ZSNES message board, it seems that the ZSNES team are at work with it and it will be supported in the new ZSNES. Woo hoo! :cool:
And even better, the game hasnt been released and will never be (unless ported) so it should be legal to download etc if u dont own it cuz its abandonware.

Pictures of the game working in the private beta of zsnes are located here:

http://www.sportkompaktwoche.de/

Stez

zorbid
August 28th, 2002, 23:55
w00t :)

Can't wait for playing it.

cooliscool
August 29th, 2002, 02:33
ok here's what gets me: if it wasn't released, than how do they dump it? hack into nintendo's computes and jack the data then convert it to one rom? :bs: :hehe:

DarkKnight38
August 29th, 2002, 02:46
What more than likely happened was an angered nintendo employee (from japan i bet) somehow got a hold of the game itself (by legal means or not so legal means) and gave it to somebody that dumped it into rom form. they don't typically keep things on servers, and if they were, they'd be in extremely tight security. If they hacked the server, you'd hear about it. This is my educated guess.
I haven't actually heard about this at all yet, and i doubt it's even true, for why would nintendo can a sequel to a hit game? And when games are canned, it's not usually when it's already complete

flow``
August 29th, 2002, 05:22
it is true. there were reviews of the game and nintendo said it was complete, but then got canned. i dont know, go figure.. it's nintendo

Slougi
August 29th, 2002, 07:21
Yeah. But if it's anything like the beta I stick to the original Starfox, ktnx.

Stezo2k
August 29th, 2002, 10:30
Originally posted by flow``
it is true. there were reviews of the game and nintendo said it was complete, but then got canned. i dont know, go figure.. it's nintendo

they probably figured the game wouldnt sell very well, especially with the release of the n64 not that far away (well in jap). They probably used parts of the game for starfox 64 (like part the engine etc)

Stez

blizz
August 29th, 2002, 10:34
I suspect the game elements were taken and put into StarFox64, or Lylat Wars as it's called here ;)

Snake785
August 29th, 2002, 16:03
Wow I never thought they actually completed this game...I always though that beta released was the latest one before they canned it....Anyways, I'm looking forward to this :)

pj64er
August 29th, 2002, 19:42
or the complete copies that they sent out to mags got leaked. Whatever it is, im real happy about this, i almost lost all hope for this game. :)

jvolel
August 29th, 2002, 21:14
i think the game got canned so that they could make the n64 version of star fox.. i if i remember correctly

DarkKnight38
August 29th, 2002, 23:59
kinda like what sega did to sonic adventure, i guess... Nintendo always have kids in mind, and if a kids parents just bought starfox 2 for the kid, do you think that a few months later they'd by starfox 64? Nintendo probably though no, so they didn't release starfox 2. This is just based on my knowledge of how nintendo works. There's a bunch of crazy people over there at nintendo, and only they would can a finished game.

pj64er
August 30th, 2002, 03:08
under pressure, the parents will. what else explains the bedroom full of poke-stuff at the height of the poke-craze? but darkknight, u have the right idea. releasing sf2 for snes will just canabalize sf64's sales, therefore n64's well-being. Nintendo wont hurt the n64 while its still so young would it?

btw, does anybody else find 'DarkKnight' and his sig, specifically 'And who the hell stole my name?' a bit interesting? ;)

pj64er
August 30th, 2002, 03:14
also, if anybody gets their hands on this rare bit of 'software', can you tell me how big is it? i need to verify if i have the right one.

DarkKnight38
August 30th, 2002, 05:20
I like to call myself the original DarkKnight. Am I? Hell if i know, but i signed up to ask a few questions regarding rice's plugins, and it said that the name DarkKnight was already taken. In all the emulation boards i've signed up as (emuworld, cherryroms, emulation galaxy, etc), my name was never taken. This board was the first, so i just decided to add that bit. It's not meant to be taken real seriously.

ANYWAYS, back to topic, parents seem to be getting more and more leanient these days. No way in hell would my mom buy me anything gaming related outside of christmas, never did, never will. Kids these days get everything they want, *grumble*. And back to the real topic, nevermind. I was about to ask where to get the rom, shame on me :blush:. Good thing i stopped myself. I'll check it out and see if i can find it.

chris026058
September 2nd, 2002, 02:39
I'd like to see Sonic X-Treme, the Sega Saturn game that was never released(so Sega could start working on Sonic Adventure for the Dreamcast), get leaked and dumped on the net to the public somehow. Seemed like a very fun game for the Saturn, one of my favorite systems(it could've been the savior to Sega Saturn).:)

DarkKnight38
September 2nd, 2002, 04:09
Well, what i think happened was that sega was going to release sonic adventure for the sega saturn. But it got delayed so damn much, they pushed it back to the sega dreamcast. I forgot the saturn name of the game, but sonic x-treme rings a bell...

BTW, anyone know the goodname (if there is one) for this starfox 2 game?

Engeljaeger
September 2nd, 2002, 16:53
Yeah...it's ages ago that I saw pics of the beta version and never heard of it again...
So it's really complete? :)
Cool! :D ...SNES was the best console ever anyway :D

Engeljaeger
September 2nd, 2002, 16:55
O_o *justlookedatthepics*
Wow...the graphics kick horse ass! (for SNES of course ;) )

blizz
September 2nd, 2002, 17:22
The saturn sonic game probably went the way of Shemue for the Saturn ;) but it couldn't have saved the Saturn (shame there wasn't a Panzer Dragoon game for the DC though)

DarkKnight38
September 3rd, 2002, 00:17
I was just wondering.. Is this game copywrited in any way? Because i'm downloading it right now, and i was just thinking maybe i could upload it some place and post the link here, if it's legal and everything of course.

cooliscool
September 3rd, 2002, 00:33
desktop shot, this game runs sweet in zsnes and the sound is great, as far as i can see, this version has completely faster sfx support, as the original starfox is lots faster. :)

DarkKnight38
September 3rd, 2002, 00:44
perfectly? It flickers like mad for me. Maybe i didn't get the final version, it said final beta in the file name though.

cooliscool
September 3rd, 2002, 01:19
you've got the wrong zsnes ;)

DarkKnight38
September 3rd, 2002, 01:49
Which version works? The latest one? I haven't updated in a while, i'll go do that now.

cooliscool
September 3rd, 2002, 01:51
Hmmm... looks liek the SFX2 has limited texture mapping support, some of the 3d objects actually have textures, not ships though. :(

cooliscool
September 3rd, 2002, 02:01
you can see it in this shot, this is something the original superfx chip did not have. :!!!:

Stezo2k
September 4th, 2002, 09:56
ok just for ppl that want to get their hands on starfox 2 (final) and/or the zsnes hack that allows u to play starfox 2 perfectly

The Rom:

~snip~

The Hacked Zsnes that plays Starfox 2 perfect:

http://stezo2001.homestead.com/files/zsnes_for_sf2.zip

Enjoy!

Btw sorry mods if u dont allow roms, but this rom is abandonware, so its legal, however, if u feel its not edit my post

Thank u for your time

Stez

blizz:

I'm not too sure it's abandonware mainly because it is would have to have been stolen from Nintendo, I'll leave ZSNES in for now, I have no problem with it since the emu is open source

DarkKnight38
September 6th, 2002, 01:20
Just because a game is old, doesn't make it legal to copy. As far as i know, a copywrite liscense runs out after 50 years. So unless this game is 50 years old, it wont be legal to copy.;) anyways, thanks for the link to the right emu :thumbsup:

B*A*G*G
September 6th, 2002, 02:19
the game was never released.
as far as i know its perfecly legal to copy and emulate

DarkKnight38
September 6th, 2002, 02:39
i think beta's are copy protected. Otherwise someone could just rip off and start making copies of say earth and beyond and get away with it. But EA would kick their ass in court because betas are indeed copy protected. It's a work that's in a fixed tangible form. Therefore it's copy protected. I think...

Renegade
September 24th, 2002, 13:06
now, where do I get the ROM? Hmmm. nobody tell me, this isn't supposed to be a ROM request.

:sly:

ShadowFX
September 30th, 2002, 11:54
Originally posted by Stezo2k
heh looks like the final version of starfox 2 has been leaked to the public. At the moment it doesnt work on ZSNES, but on the ZSNES message board, it seems that the ZSNES team are at work with it and it will be supported in the new ZSNES. Woo hoo! :cool:
And even better, the game hasnt been released and will never be (unless ported) so it should be legal to download etc if u dont own it cuz its abandonware.

Pictures of the game working in the private beta of zsnes are located here:

http://www.sportkompaktwoche.de/

Stez

To be honest, that ROM actually works in 1.36. The only heavy bug in the current release is the flickering in-game. Version 1.37 Beta or 1.38 should support it.

LD.
October 3rd, 2002, 05:12
So a leaked beta of GTA4 would be legal to copy and download now (if it existed) because it hasn't been released yet?

I don't think so.

Stezo2k
October 3rd, 2002, 15:23
Originally posted by LD.
So a leaked beta of GTA4 would be legal to copy and download now (if it existed) because it hasn't been released yet?

I don't think so.

thats different, GTA4 is brand new, where as Starfox 2 is around 7 years old:P even though years dont make much of a difference, but i highly doubt u'd be prosicuted for owning abandonware thats 7 years old.

Stez

Jaz
October 6th, 2002, 22:01
It's still copyrighted ****.

Nintendo could always turn around and say `yeah, but we were gonna finish it someday`. Desipite the fact they won't.

Unless Nintendo gives it up for free public download, it's illegal to `own` a copy of the ROM. :P

Stezo2k
October 7th, 2002, 00:10
yeah i know, i was just saying your more likely to be prosicuted for owning GTA4 before it came out, rather than a snes rom thats 7 years old and never got released.

Stez

tbag
October 9th, 2002, 11:02
Judging by the pics it runs off the Mode 7 engine of the Snes and possible inputs some of the Doom Snes version in it?

Anyhow looks quite nice one question will the Snes really ever die? I mean look people still develop for the Atari 2600!

I rest my case

Royal Fool
October 12th, 2002, 23:24
Copyrights stretch pretty far now at days, all the way to 1927 if not longer. (In America, that is)

This version of StarFox 2 is not abandonware. You'd be just as likely to be taken to court, because Nintendo owns the rights to it. They could release it anytime. No, it's certainly not likely they'd release a 7 year old game for a console that can't be found at retailers anymore, but that doesn't mean it's a possibiltiy. :D

tbag
October 13th, 2002, 03:02
Nintendo is a nice company unlike Mircosoft they dont sue Emu authors they just hate them and the fact its abandonware it should be 100% legal to copy i mean come on if anything some guy could have coded it as a Hoax it is possible. And another thing is Nintendo's Snes has two consoles above it with thousands of games not like there gonna care that much if anything they should be happy it gets to see the light of day ;)

DarkKnight38
November 2nd, 2002, 01:38
Well, abandonware ISN'T legal, simple as that. the N64 had like only 400 unique games for it, the GC doesn't have much over a hundred so far, not thousands. and it doesn't really matter whether they care or not, it's illegal, therefore, can't be distributed on this forum. BTW, nintendo doesn't take piracy matters into their own hands too often, most of it is dealt with the IDSA. They're the ones that crippled cherryroms.