Colin McRae Rally 04 (Jul 16, 2003 prototype)

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Colin McRae Rally 04 (Jul 16, 2003 prototype)
Build date Jul 16, 2003
Build name Review Code Prototype
Dump status Released
Dumped by Hamm Mann
Released by Hamm Mann
File dump date November 11, 2023
File release date November 11, 2023
Origin DVD-R
Labels PS2 PREVIEW
Files CODEMASTERS.CDR
Dump method Disk Doctor
Ownership Hamm Mann
Game Colin McRae Rally 04
System PlayStation 2
Genre Racing
Final build EU Aug 9, 2003
Release date EU Sep 19, 2003
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A trimmed down prototype of Colin McRae Rally 04 for PlayStation 2, intended for game journalists to play and review before the game came out.

Notes

  • The menu sounds are entirely different
  • Inside the files, there is an unfinished livery for the Ford Focus, this is either the cut livery of the "Ford Focus RS WRC '01" Which appeared in the previous game, or an early version of the main Ford Focus livery entirely. Although the name does suggest the former
  • Within the same folder there is also an unused texture for drivers who have the "Toyota" logo on their shirt. This suggests that at some point the Toyota Celica ST-185 was intended to be playable, but was cut similar to the 6R4 and the Cooper
  • An unused value is present on most stages in the bottom left of the screen. It's likely that this is a scrapped feature which counts how many miles you've travelled on the stage, an idea that would be revisited and implemented into Colin McRae: DiRT
  • You can access two part tests straight from the menu, a feature that would be locked behind a cheat code in the final game
  • The menu sounds are different from the final game
  • Some cars have unfinished physics ported over from Colin McRae Rally 3
  • The Audi Quattro and the Lancia Delta's engine audio are both unfinished, So they reuse the Subaru Impreza's engine sounds
  • The UI for the timer and splits is thinner
  • The timer is completely broken. Sometimes reversing, sometimes stopping, sometimes flashing green in the middle of the race, etc
  • The USA Special Stage is unfinished, not having most of the detail and having more spaces to clip out of bounds
  • Losing all engine power is far easier in this version
  • The UI disappears when finishing a race
  • An unfinished file in the temp folder called "MUSIC_ogg" only exists in this version. It sounds like a psychedelic but overall funky tune that doesn't fit the game whatsoever