Dead Man's Hand (Oct 15, 2003 prototype)

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Dead Man's Hand (Oct 15, 2003 prototype)
Build date Oct 15, 2003 14:51:35
Build name Beta
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date September 18, 2021
Origin DVD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels Dead Man's Hand special beta build
Dump method Memorex MRX-650LE v6 AM61 (PowerISO)
Game Dead Man's Hand
System Xbox
Genre First-Person Shooter
Final build JP Unreleased
EU Mar 4, 2004
US Feb 7, 2004
Release date JP Unreleased
EU Apr 29, 2004
US Mar 2, 2004
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A prototype of Dead Man's Hand for the Xbox.


  • Built almost 4 months before the final US build (the first retail build).
  • Main menu is missing the System Link option.
  • The game has B - Cancel in the main menus, while the final has B - Back.
  • Pressing the Back button activates and deactivates God Mode during gameplay.
  • On the mission selection screen, pressing the LB or RB buttons unlocks all missions in the game, allowing you to choose any mission in any order.
  • Every screen has "Preview copy for: PLAY" watermarked while the game is running.
  • Different loading screen.
  • XBE information:
    • Internal Name: Dead Man's Hand
    • Maker ID and Product Number: IG-39
    • Executable Name: default.xbe
    • Executable checksum (MD5): a9de25ab394b8fcdf1bb3eab8d7b1af5
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable: Yes (Xemu) (as of September 12, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No.




File Type Date Size SHA-1
Xbox - Dead Man's Hand special beta build.bin File 2021-03-27 17:16:40 1.36 GB d7c94a41fd7074514e7e178b25232697d1a7f749
Xbox - Dead Man's Hand special beta build.cue File 2021-03-27 17:12:29 107 bytes abcfcb451bf7c9b77059347bd4999fbeec7d5735
Xbox - Dead Man's Hand special beta build.jpeg File 2021-04-09 22:14:10 2.7 MB a01676422479116ae76506a3d4a98d2fece1a754


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

See also