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UPDATES OF FEBRUARY 2000






02.29.2000 LATEST SCENE RELEASES
02-29-2000 Nuclear Strike 64 (German) EA Europe nil-ns64.zip 256mbit

PAL & NTSC FIXES
Not much to say about these other than if you're a PAL or NTSC user without a multimode TV (like a Sony one), then these are nice to have. Huge thanks to the Lightforce and High Soceity groups.

Jerry McGrath Supercross 2000 (USA) PAL-fix [download]
PGA European Tour Golf (EUROPE) NTSC-fix [download]
Southpark Rally (USA) PAL-fix [download]

POKÉMON STADIUM (US) CRACK
GameShark N64 Team has released a crack for NDT's release of Pokémon Stadium. A crack from Crazy Nation already exists, but this one allows the use of GameShark & GameShark Pro's In-Game Trainer to make your own cheat codes. Click here to download.

NEW DEMO FROM THE NOISY BOYZ CREW
The Noisy Boyz are back with another demo called "the N64 scene gallery" which contains tags from a huge number of N64 backup groups and scene info sources, N64 Scener not included tho, hmmm. Well click here to download the demo.



02.27.2000 LATEST SCENE RELEASES
02-27-2000 Pokemon Stadium Nintendo USA ndt-pkst.zip 256mbit
02-26-2000 Vigilante 8 2nd Offence Activision Europe nbcg-v82.zip 96mbit
02-26-2000 J. McGrath Supercross 2k Acclaim USA mnc-jmsc.zip 128mbit
02-26-2000 South Park Rally Acclaim USA tc-sprly.zip 128mbit

NEW INTRO REMOVERS AND A FIXED TRAINER
RedboX has created a couple of intro removers for the PAL versions of Fifa '99 and Rush 2 and fixed an old Crazy Nation trainer for Killer Instinct Gold. Read the nfo's for more info.



02.21.2000 NEW DEMO RELEASED!
Noisy Boyz Crew, quite unknown in the N64 scene, just released their first demo with drawings, mostly of their own logo. Click here to download the demo and/or here to go to our demos section.



note: these images are not made with an emulator!

STARCRAFT64 BETA CD64 FIX
Here's a fix made by Shronk for the beta release of StarCraft 64. He claims that some backup units are confused by this rom, but as far as I know neither the Z64 or V64 have had any problems running this rom and the fix is only tested on a CD64. Anyway, here's a StarCraft 64 fix for the CD64 owners, dont bother downloaing it if you dont have a CD64.



02.20.2000 LATEST SCENE RELEASES
02-20-2000 NBA In the Zone 2000 Konami USA mnc-zn2k.zip n/ambit

LEMASM TOOL
I've had this for awhile but I forgot to add it. Anyway here it is, LemASM is a rom assembler / disassembler and rom editor for Windows. Click here to download and/or here to go to our tools page.



02.16.2000 LATEST SCENE RELEASES
02-16-2000 ECW Hardcore Revolution Acclaim USA tc-ecwhr.zip 256mbit

PROBLEMS WITH YOUR RIDGE RACER 64 SAVE?
Well as far as I've heard the game features double eeprom for saving, which means you cant use a normal SRAM cart (Mario64, WaveRace64 and your DX256) or even the DS1 cart, it will claim it saves successfully, but it actually doesnt save at all and you get that "corrupted save" on the startup screen. What you need to do is get a cartridge with double eeproms, like Star Wars Episode 1: Pod Racer, and use it for saving.

PERFECT DARK DELAYED AGAIN
It has announced by Nintendo that Perfect Dark has been delayed, again. It was originally supposed to be out in December 1999, but was then delayed to April 11. Well the new release date is May 22. What did they have to say about this? "Both Rare and Nintendo are committed to only releasing the highest quality products and this extra development time will allow the game to be everything Nintendo 64 owners have come to expect."



02.15.2000 SUPER SMASH BROS COMMERCIAL
Well I grapped the Super Smash Bros commercial from the german MTV today, it's pretty leet, especially the beginning where these dudes, dressed as mario - donkey kong - pikachu and Yoshi, beats up each other. Well click here to go to the commercials page or here just download the commercial now (1.9mb asf video).

LATEST SCENE RELEASES
02-15-2000 Ridge Racer 64 Namco USA tc-ridge.zip 256mbit

MY MEETING WITH DOSHIN THE GIANT
I had this totally freaked dream last night where I got to meet Doshin the Giant, the N64DD mascot dude. Anyway, I was sightseeing in this old coalmine which was stuffed with old figures made out of stone, dunno why I went there, but I did. While looking around I notice a huge box behind one of the figures. There's a fence infront of the figure preventing people from getting too close, if they were touched they would break. Well I wait until there's noone else near me and I climb the fence, find my way to the box and open it and there woop a ton of old Nintendo 8bit carts. Hmmm I wonder what they were doing there, but I leave the box where I found it (what the hell am I thinking! I collect these things!) and start looking at this "art" stuff again (erh!).

Suddently I notice this rather tall fella hiding way back behing the fence in the "do not enter area". I cant remember who I just saw, but know that I've seen him somewhere before, so I decide to follow him, but making sure that he doesnt see me. Problem tho, I have to pee but luckly the dude is moving towards the entrance of the mine. Somehow I leave the mine before the tall guy does and I do what I have to do behind a candystand near the entrance. Wow! then he leaves the mine and I finally get a good look at the guy and its DOSHIN THE GIANT wearing a read and white stiped T-Shirt. Hmm so thats why I didnt recon him at first, cause he looked like Waldo (as in Where's Waldo).

Seems like Doshin had to pee to cause he's running the best he can towards some trees and a bit later a giantic "aaaah!" (sounding like thunder) is heard. Now this old lady comes running towards me screaming something, which I get to make the sense of a bit later. Seems that her husband have had a heartattack on the Parking lot. Meanwhile DOSHIN is done and walks towards me and the lady. I tell the woman to shut up and graps DOSHIN's arm and asks him for a N64DD brochure... Well my alarm clock goes off and I woke up. Grrr! now I dont know if he agreed to give me that brochure or not.

Well if you'll excuse me, I'll go get mental help now....

N64DD PAGE STARTED
Hmm its rather hard to find some decent N64DD material one the net, either the page which used to have some doesnt exist anymore or the stuff actually there is hopelessly outdated. So Doshin have inspired me to start a N64DD page. (click here to enter).

Also it seems almost impossible to get a N64DD if you live outside Japan, which is a shame for us collectors and others interested in the disk drive. There is one place here in the western world selling the unit, Madeiragames, but when the price is around $1200 is gets a bit out of my range (plus considering the DD is around $300 in Japan). Also, as far as I know both Mario Paint (Mario Artist) and Doshin the Giant (yeeehaw!) and packed with the unit (I'm 100% sure it is actually), but when/if you order from Madriragames you only get Mario Paint, so my question is.. what happens to the Doshin game which I actually pay for?



02.12.2000 A BUNCH OF HARDWARE AND ACCESSORY INFO ADDED
Check it out here.

ABOUT THE RROW ROM FIX
Zodi of The Corporation made me aware that 2 from the Menace group and 2 The Corp guys once each seperately dumped Rocket Robot On Wheels and all 4 dumps had the same error and they had been dumped with different backup units.

It could've been a bad production or maybe in this new version they didnt change the number (version 1.1).

LATEST SCENE RELEASES
02-11-2000 PGA European Tour Golf Infogrames European inc-n/a.zip 128mbit
02-11-2000 Diddy Kong Racing V1.1 Rare USA os-dkr11.zip 128mbit

RAREWEB SCREWED UP
the following is an article posted on rareweb, not the official rare site but a fan site (http://rareweb.datadynehq.com/home.shtml), about a Perfect Dark rom being dumped:

Yes, on a short visit to my freinds house yesturday, he showed me a currupted Perfect Dark rom on his PC. You Started off in the middle of a dataDyne corridor, with a Mauler, whitch isn't even suppost to be in that level, then 20 seconds later it crashes, and thats it. But boy, first impressions are great! it has no sound and you only encounter 1 enemey, wearing red and looking like a scientist guy. But I dont have a good 3D card on my PC, so I cant play it. I have no idea how these people got the rom out of ects, but they had DK64 and JFG Toys 'R us roms months agotoo, so they must be skilled in espionage :) Got any PD Rom questions? mail us! (espio@htloz.com)

First off, why would this rom ever end up in the hands of an emu user when it aint even available to the scene public. Also, Toys R Us etc never carried this demo rom because of the huge delay of Perfect Dark, so the demo rom was never distributed. Why the demo craches so suddently? well it wouldnt, it's just those crappy emulators. Openly admit that you play illegal roms, clever clever.

Anyway, feel free to mail them about this, mail address above.

TARZAN DEXDRIVE SAVE
Well I've been playing this game a bit and its actually not that bad. I've made a small compilation of controller pak saves, one save after each completed stage, and the last save lets you start off at the final stage in the game, the "conflict with clayton". Click here to go to the Tarzan DexDrive page, or here to do to the DexDrive main page.

FIX FOR ROCKET ROBOT ON WHEELS (US VERSION)
Remember how the dump of RROW US version had messed up graphics in one of the stages. Well it turns out that TC's dump was bad, what again heh, but here's a fix from the "oldskool" team to correct that.



02.11.2000 INFOGRAMES ABOUT THE CANCELLED TEST DRIVE RALLY
I talked to Infogrames of North America the other day and asked the dude why they cancelled this impressive looking N64 game, here's the only thing he had to say.

The title has been cancelled on that platform.

Wow, some companies are just so incredibly informative, geez. Well I probably should've asked them for the latest beta huh? :)

LATEST SCENE RELEASES
02-10-2000 Top Gear Rally 2 Kemco Europe pdx-n/a.zip 96mbit

MORE INFO ON THE DEXDRIVE DUMPING SRAM PROBLEM
Remember I once found out how the dexdrive would copy SRAM dumped with the Blackbag SRAM (Memory) Manager v2.0 from the controller pak to the PC and back. Well I just noticed why the dexdrive will screw up the SRAM if you dont use the "backup" button, but just the drag and drop. It seems that the problem lies in the DexPlorer software which doesnt copy the extension of a file if you use "drag & drop". The Blackbag program, as far as I know, gives sram saves an .srm extension (.s seen in the WaveRace controller pak manager) and because the DexPlorer software throws away the .srm extension the Blackbag SRAM Manager doesnt recognize the SRAM when its being uploaded to a controller pak from a Dex PC file. However when you do a complete "backup" of a controller pak, the DexPlorer doesnt throw away the extension and the SRAM is readable when being restored back on a controller pak.



02.09.2000 LATEST SCENE RELEASES
02-09-2000 Tarzan Activision USA tc-tarzn.zip 128mbit
02-08-2000 Supercross 2000 EA Europe hs-sc2pm.zip 128mbit

NICE GIFTS WITH THE LATEST ISSUE OF N64 MAGAZINE
If you havent already noticed, the latest issue of N64 Magazine includes two nice gifts. One is a nice storage box for Donkey Kong 64 and the old (or new) RAM expansion pak. The other gift is a double game guide for Super Smash Bros and Jet Force Gemini. The magazine itself includes top secret tips for Donkey Kong 64 as well as lots of previews. Brian Green takes a look at games in the past which starred Mario and/or Luigi. So there's no good excuse not to spend Ł2.95 on this brilliant magazine.



02.06.2000 LATEST SCENE RELEASES
02-05-2000 Iggy Kun No Bura Bura Poyon Acclaim Japan inc-iggy.zip 96mbit

TEST DRIVE RALLY BITES THE DUST
Infogrames of North America has cancelled Test Drive Rally, aka Rallymasters, for the Nintendo64. After the merger with Accolade, Infogrames changed the title of Rallymasters to Test Drive Rally and the game was supposed to first of a Test Drive serie on the Nintendo console.

Why the game was scrapped is not known. An Infogrames representative, who ign64.com spoke with, said that "the game simply didnt meet our standards". Well judging from the screenshots the game looked very impressive, but I bet we all remember V-Rally '99 which sure wasnt that enjoyable to play.

Well Test Drive Rally enters the crowded list of scrapped N64 game projects. Let's hope a beta of this game somehow reaches the hands of copier owners and collectors.



02.04.2000 LATEST SCENE RELEASES
02-04-2000 Cruis 'N USA v1.1 Midway USA os-cu11.zip 64mbit
02-04-2000 Toy Story 2 (German) Activision Europe nil-ts2.zip 96mbit



02.03.2000 LATEST SCENE RELEASES
02-03-2000 Virtua Pro Wrestling 2 Asimik Japan mnc-vpw2.zip 256mbit
02-03-2000 Resident Evil 2 Capcom Europe nil-re2p.zip 512mbit



02.02.2000 ENTERING FEBRUARY
Well the past month was a bit boring, when looking at the release list atleast. We did get a sequel to the super selling Mario Party, called something as innovative as Mario Party 2. Harrier 2001 which was supposed to be out in January got delayed until late 2000, leaving Mario Party 2 as the only US release this month. Europe got a few games which was already out in the US, such as A Bug's Life and Toy Story 2. German and French versions of these were also released for the scene's rom collectors. The release group "Menace" once again gave us a handfull of Japanese games, seems like they're our only source for japanese releases at the moment. Unfortunately I havent been able to check out any of these so I cannot comment wether the games were nothing but crap or there actually was a few good ones.

We've just entered February, in case someone didnt know, and it seems like this month will bring a bit more joy among copier owners, here's the US release list taken from ebworld.com:

Vigilante 8: Second Offense 	(ACTIVISION)	2/03/00
Ridge Racer 64			(NINTENDO)	2/15/00
Tarzan				(ACTIVISION)	2/16/00
ECW: Hardcore Revolution	(ACCLAIM)	2/17/00
Caesar's Palace	64		(CRAVE ENT.)	2/17/00
Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000 	(ACCLAIM)	2/21/00
South Park Rally		(ACCLAIM)	2/21/00
NBA In The Zone 2000		(KONAMI)	2/23/00
40 Winks			(GT SOFTWARE)	2/24/00
Europeans can look forward to (source: NOE):
ECW Hardcore Revolution		(ACCLAIM)
EPGA Golf			(INFOGRAMES)
Ruff & Tumble			(GT SOFTWARE)
Top Gear Rally 2		(KEMCO)

LATEST SCENE RELEASES
02-02-2000 Vigilante 8: Second Offence Activision USA tc-vig82.zip 96mbit

Eventhough its scheduled for release tomorrow, The Corporation managed to get the game one day early, well done.

CHEAP DEXDRIVE
www.ebworld.com has a pretty good offer on the DexDrive. While other stores sells it at $39.99, ebworld is able to sell you one at half that price. Check out their DexDrive offer here.

S-PALADIN V2 FRONTEND OUT!
A nice little Windows frontend for Hotblacks kickass PALadin tool, which lets you convert video-modes, change country code and does some cracking aswell. Click here to download.

JANUARY NEWS MOVED TO ARCHIVE
Well the topic says it all, the january news have been moved to the archive. I have updated the release list aswell.