Black Dawn (Jul 15, 1996 prototype)

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Black Dawn (Jul 15, 1996 prototype)
Build date Jul 15, 1996 20:12:00
Build name 1116
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date April 17, 2021
Origin CD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels Black Dawn 1116
Dump method PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716UF 1.11 03/23/07 15:10 (CloneCD)
Game Black Dawn
System PlayStation
Genre Flight Combat Simulator
Final build JP Nov 14, 1996
EU Nov 19, 1996
US Sep 5, 1996
Release date JP Dec 27, 1996
EU Nov 19, 1996
US Sep 30, 1996
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A prototype of Black Dawn for the PlayStation.


  • Different Black Ops logo animation, with no sound
  • No opening sequence, it goes straight to the title screen/main menu
  • The main menu is also different, presenting 1 and 2 player modes, as well as Options
  • Different "Insertion Points" font on the area selection screen
  • Many areas are selectable
  • Choosing an area plays the regular menu sound instead of the glass shattering one
  • Different loading/controller config screen
  • Slight diference in the control symbols of the briefing screen
  • Visuals appear much brighter
  • Different music plays in the first mission
  • No police siren is heard at the start of the first mission
  • Slight HUD difference
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable: Yes (as of April 17, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No.
    • Game contains debugging symbols: N/A
    • Dump was originally scrambled: No




File Type Date Size SHA-1
PSX - Black Dawn 1116.img File 2020-12-12 07:19:27 376.98 MB 809143c413e789e57e11f1d1e3058d40b7dd0470
PSX - Black Dawn 1116.cue File 2020-12-12 07:10:14 1.8 KB fdf62e03677193a79c04184ff04690d9a6fe15d5
PSX - Black Dawn 1116.ccd File 2020-12-12 07:10:14 8.8 KB 1f685ea2f89bb4cc63e329b3b7487c9d74a5c723
PSX - Black Dawn 1116.sub File 2020-12-12 07:20:06 15.39 MB 345c4fcfe07c198951de8b13a3fcf8294acf2362
PSX - Black Dawn 1116.jpeg File 2021-03-14 12:13:52 823.4 KB e996a816c1395eeff646d114452ec30b6bb14f61


A huge thanks to Iniche for doing the initial research on this prototype!

See also