Dead Man's Hand (Sep 17, 2003 prototype)

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Dead Man's Hand (Sep 17, 2003 prototype)
Build date Sep 17, 2003 04:35:06
Build name N/A
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
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 5 months before the final US build (the first retail build).
  • Multiplayer options are in a different menu
    • Multiplayer menu has a split screen option that isn't in the final
  • Mission descriptions use a different font
  • Opening cutscene is missing, and jumps straight into gameplay
  • You start the first mission with weapons
    • There is some debugging text noting that in the final game you won't start with weapons in this area
  • A mouse cursor appears on the screen during gameplay
  • Pressing BACK will toggle God mode
  • Various debugging messages appear during gameplay
  • Music is missing during gameplay
  • There is an icon that shows when played on an Xbox with over 128MB of RAM
  • If you die during a mission you have the option to respawn immediately
  • XBE information:
    • Internal Name: Dead Man's Hand
    • Maker ID and Product Number: IG-39
    • Executable Name: default.xbe
    • Executable checksum (MD5): 90387a7b16a8e2696a59d851ff9f39dd
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable: No (as of September 12, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No.




File Type Date Size SHA-1
Xbox - Dead Man's Hand.bin File 2021-03-27 17:12:28 913.25 MB 060a8f4dee52363007c6adad14bf3a557cbc43a2
Xbox - Dead Man's Hand.cue File 2021-03-27 17:09:26 88 bytes a82020bcd53a6c8e0e2f27573435b48f8dd33eb3
Xbox - Dead Man's Hand.jpeg File 2021-04-09 22:14:09 2.72 MB a20cb13867d2ef49eea48886f464cff3cfcfd56f


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

See also