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Castlevania Bloodlines 0.5 Prototype ROM released!
« on: August 12, 2021, 09:11:42 AM »
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Posted here:

https://www.segasaturno.com/portal/exclusividad-en-segasaturno-iexclla-rom-beta-0-5-del-castlevania-bloodlines-vt10077.html

MEGA Link:

https://mega.nz/folder/TxlSDAYB#aH8-7B6EqGwZ9G94MZuFNQ

A few pics I posted on Twitter. I only played it a bit to see new areas, but it'll be cool to see the ROM hackers pick it apart and see what's different from the final release. This is indeed the one with the foundry and the blimp!

https://twitter.com/HG_101/status/1425830700075343872


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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2021, 09:39:15 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2021, 11:32:05 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2021, 03:41:25 PM »
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Wowa so this is groundbreaking. Will check it later since I'm currently too busy on other game projects...
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2021, 04:07:32 PM »
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Holy crap, this is crazy news!  The legends about this version have circulated for decades.  I didn't think it would ever surface.  Did you make this happen, Kurt?

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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2021, 04:19:42 PM »
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I got as far as 4-5 and the room with the coals. Couldn't progress further. I wanted to see the blimp!!!

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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2021, 04:26:53 PM »
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I think there's a stage select secret command which can help. Same command adapted from 0.1
https://tcrf.net/Proto:Castlevania:_Bloodlines/Version_0.5
That deleted molten steel areas were plagued with bugs. Maybe also try some player 2 command combinations?
https://tcrf.net/Proto:Castlevania:_Bloodlines/Version_0.1#Controller_2_Commands
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2021, 08:33:08 PM »
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The game has the final Drac battle.....in stage 4-10! You still get the 3 forms, but they die easily anyway (thanks to that second controller stage skip code to see what the game has to offer). Stage 5 is completely devoid of enemies, save for the swinging vines, which are now garbage sprites, and the Princess of Moths, who now looks completely different in human, and moth form. Almost a cartoony look for the original prototype form, but likely just placeholders till the final Princess of Moths design was finalized.

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Re: Castlevania Bloodlines 0.5 Prototype ROM released!
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2021, 09:22:30 PM »
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Holy crap, this is crazy news!  The legends about this version have circulated for decades.  I didn't think it would ever surface.  Did you make this happen, Kurt?

Nope, the guy who had it just decided it was time.

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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2021, 08:46:17 PM »
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The game has the final Drac battle.....in stage 4-10! You still get the 3 forms, but they die easily anyway (thanks to that second controller stage skip code to see what the game has to offer). Stage 5 is completely devoid of enemies, save for the swinging vines, which are now garbage sprites, and the Princess of Moths, who now looks completely different in human, and moth form. Almost a cartoony look for the original prototype form, but likely just placeholders till the final Princess of Moths design was finalized.

I wish they expanded upon the original design for the moth form in the beta instead of completely changing it for the final version. The one in the beta looked pretty cool.
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2021, 10:18:42 AM »
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Damn! That's awesome news!
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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2021, 05:53:27 PM »
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t7jG5LpnJQ

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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2021, 02:11:11 PM »
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Nope, the guy who had it just decided it was time.

I guess the rom was circulated among private circles for a while prior to the owner of the rom deciding it was time to release it to the public. So there were others who had advanced copies of the rom but just kept it to themselves in order to not burn bridges with the original owner. This is likely how we got the "fixed" version of the rom along with the original version released at the same time.

I actually did a runthrough of all of the differences between the 0.5 beta and the final game build that I could find. I'm sure I missed a few. I also only recently found out the 0.1 beta had already been dumped as well, though it looks like there were a whole lot of significant differences between the 0.1 beta and the 0.5, except for tweaks to the game intro, mechanics and a few unused tunes. The sprite differences remain in 0.5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6pim59re5k

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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2021, 09:49:02 AM »
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I liked the vid! One thing I noticed is that you talked about the zombies that have flies buzzing around them in the prototype but not in the final version. That's actually not the case. Playing through Bloodlines multiple times in the past (even on console) I have encountered the occasional zombie that does indeed have flies buzzing around them. It's not something that happens frequently but more rare. But it is definitely in the final release.
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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2021, 08:11:09 PM »
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It seems the MEGA link has gone down. Could anyone share this again?

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