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    Question WD Trivia/Storytime Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by vicireland View Post
    The true betas had level selects and debug options. The press versions didn't as far as I recall. I also am pretty sure that all the SEGA CD era betas/press copies were on actual gold-colored discs, not the silver you see mostly now. All the SEGA-CD betas I have stored are gold discs.
    You have beta Sega CD WD discs?
    You wouldn't happen to have any sealed WD TGCD games lying around in a box somewhere would ya?

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    The gold cd-rs they used back then all looked the same across regions right? iirc Sega used region specific discs for Saturn, can't remember for Dreamcast though (just recall there being white and orange labels).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabrizo1 View Post
    The gold cd-rs they used back then all looked the same across regions right? iirc Sega used region specific discs for Saturn, can't remember for Dreamcast though (just recall there being white and orange labels).
    They varied sometimes. Here's a pic of a couple pages from 2 of the 10 or so binders I have with alphas, betas, etc in them:

    alpha-beta-discpic.jpg

    The SEGA CD/TG binders aren't as easily accessible, so these are PS era ones (including pre-Vanguard Bandits discs that still say Detonator Gauntlet)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicireland View Post
    They varied sometimes. Here's a pic of a couple pages from 2 of the 10 or so binders I have with alphas, betas, etc in them:

    alpha-beta-discpic.jpg

    The SEGA CD/TG binders aren't as easily accessible, so these are PS era ones (including pre-Vanguard Bandits discs that still say Detonator Gauntlet)
    What's the difference between an alpha and beta?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaster21 View Post
    What's the difference between an alpha and beta?
    It depends on which set of whiny teenagers you ask. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaster21 View Post
    What's the difference between an alpha and beta?
    Greek alphabet to denote how "early" the version is. We never really got to gamma or delta, nor have I seen that from other pubs, either. So, generally, the alphas are very early, and the betas are when they're close to done.

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    Sorry to go slightly off topic, but is there a reason why you guys never bothered to release any Working Designs games on the Sega Dreamcast, or were any planned, but got shelved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by storino03 View Post
    Sorry to go slightly off topic, but is there a reason why you guys never bothered to release any Working Designs games on the Sega Dreamcast, or were any planned, but got shelved?
    ...and then it got ugly. >_>

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    Quote Originally Posted by storino03 View Post
    Sorry to go slightly off topic, but is there a reason why you guys never bothered to release any Working Designs games on the Sega Dreamcast, or were any planned, but got shelved?
    When Bernie Stolar actively tried to kill our projects and market on the Saturn, we were out (google the Bernie Stolar/WD E3 incident - it was unbelievable to live through it, and more outrageous than the accounts on the internet). As long as he was running SEGA into the ground, I had zero interest, and it was clear from interacting with the guy that he was the moron that would finally kill SEGA in the US - and he did for all practical purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicireland View Post
    When Bernie Stolar actively tried to kill our projects and market on the Saturn, we were out (google the Bernie Stolar/WD E3 incident - it was unbelievable to live through it, and more outrageous than the accounts on the internet). As long as he was running SEGA into the ground, I had zero interest, and it was clear from interacting with the guy that he was the moron that would finally kill SEGA in the US - and he did for all practical purposes.
    I am curious about one thing. After Stolar was out and Peter Moore stepped in, was there any dialogue there, or were you already effectively married to the PSone projects at that point?

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