Borderlands (Aug 14, 2009 prototype)

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Borderlands (Aug 14, 2009 prototype)
Build date Aug 14, 2009
Build name Preview
Dump status Released, redump needed
Dumped by Anonymous
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date December 25, 2022
Origin DVD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels Borderlands preview code
Dump method Memorex MRX-650LE v6 AM61 (PowerISO)
Game Borderlands
System Xbox 360
Genre Action role-playing, First-person shooter
Final build JP Aug 27, 2009
EU Aug 27, 2009
US Aug 27, 2009
Release date JP Feb 25, 2010
EU Oct 23, 2009
US Oct 20, 2009
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A prototype of Borderlands for the Xbox 360.


  • Predates the final retail build by 13 days.
  • Requires the console date to be set to a date closer to when the build was created. It is unclear what the cutoff is. Setting the console to August 14, 2009 allows the game to boot
  • Displays Press Preview Build text during loading
  • Additional differences are unknown.
  • XEX information:
    • Header Maker ID: TT
    • Header Product Code: 2023
    • Header Title: Borderlands
    • Header PE Name: default.exe
    • Header Executable Name: /default.xex
    • Header: Executable Checksum (MD5): bc53cc23d81f2d336349d5d6564d6aa3
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable in either Xenia or Xenia-Canary: No (as of December 25, 2022).
      • Issues: Xenia itself crashes at boot with no warning.

On hardware, it causes the console to reboot. If launched from an XDK menu, it leaves a crash dump




Archive Contents:

File Type Date Size SHA-1
X360 - Borderlands preview code.bin File 2021-10-10 07:24:38 1.5 GB 74c0c083ee5aa4a692bf30818d58eaac49ccd498
X360 - Borderlands preview code.cue File 2021-10-10 07:20:11 97 bytes d9cc199b7b8111def93de7a0cf8616d0febdf764
X360 - Borderlands preview code.JPG File 2021-10-24 01:10:54 1.75 MB 58eeb24a0d63ab6e482c5fa330e6bd3f079ce53e

Download File:

File Type Date Size Comment SHA-1
Borderlands (Aug 14, 2009 prototype).7z 7zip Archive 2021-10-25 12:20:53 1.18 GB Download file 883f6cc5ac7964d603820d81a4022cc72bb7e978


A huge thanks to Sazpaimon for researching this prototype! And a huge thanks to the anonymous donor that allowed for this release to happen!

See also