Leaked commercial game source code (sort of)

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Leaked commercial game source code (sort of)

Post by Yagotzirck » November 12th, 2013, 4:11 am

This isn't exactly "breaking news" since I've read about this on a yahoo groups discussion dating back to 2001, but since nobody posted about it yet I feel like I should 8-)
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[...]
On Beatmania Best Hits (a Japanese game), there is a file named DUMMY. Copy
it to your hard drive and name it as an LZH file. Inside this LZH is the
source code to Beatmania 5th Mix (a different Japanese game).

If you compile the source, the game WILL run with the 5th Mix CD in the
drive, but getting it to compile and run is a pain. The makefile has all
sorts of hardcoded directories. Since 5th Mix is an "append" disk, it
relies on data passed to it from 2nd Mix. So it takes a few tricks to get
it to run, too. The source is not the final version of 5th Mix, but it's
close.
[...]

-- Barubary
If someone feels this has good potential for didactic purposes I can host the said file somewhere and provide a link :)

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Re: Leaked commercial game source code (sort of)

Post by jman » November 12th, 2013, 8:03 am

woohoo thanks for the lead! Very interesting!
#---------------------- Makefile for BeatMania
# ( ref. Makefile for MetalGearSolid )
^nice :)

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Re: Leaked commercial game source code (sort of)

Post by t0rxe » November 12th, 2013, 3:41 pm

Nice find! Didn't think developers would hide their source on a commercial game.
Just downloaded and uploaded it: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=470
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Re: Leaked commercial game source code (sort of)

Post by jman » November 13th, 2013, 9:07 am

t0rxe wrote:Nice find! Didn't think developers would hide their source on a commercial game.
Just downloaded and uploaded it: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=470
I think that someone, somewhere, lost his job because of this joke ;-)

Actually what I don't understand is why did they put that 31mb dummy file. In a following re-release of the game the source code was replaced with a garbled binary file.

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Re: Leaked commercial game source code (sort of)

Post by FatherlyNick » January 23rd, 2015, 3:18 pm

Nice find. As for loss of work, I really hope it was an intern or something.

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