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Toejam and Earl III (Unreleased) - ZakhooiTM Update Information
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Well guys and girls, it's finaly done. It has been released!

Q&A
Q: Did you get SEGA's permission?
A: Nope, I didn't get any response. As this is a beta of a game for a console that's already dead for 10+ Years
I think they woudn't care. And as long I don't make any money from it, I'm not conflicting their intrests(I hope).
I'm releasing this at my own risk.
Q: What about Greg Johnson?
A: There are pieces of the code that Greg and Mark don’t own(SDK's, Katana Library's, stuff that other people from Visual Concepts made) ,
so even though they don’t object to me sharing this within the community of Dreamcast enthusiasts, they can’t really give permission

As for the Intellectual Property goes, Greg and Mark wont sue me for using the IP in this context.
However, there is ONE limitation and that is that it should never be sold or pressed to disc
This would go past the whole "community release" thing.


Again to make it perfecly clear : He did not give me permission for releasing this game,
he just turns his head the other way when it comes to the use of the Intellectual Property itself.



Q: What about donating?
A: The donation campaign idea has gone out of the window and the game is released for free.
However, if you really want to thank me, I found a destination where a donation could go to.

And that is Mardan School, its a special school located in America for kids that fall between the cracks with the normal school system.
Kids for example that have Autism, ADD, ADHD and other learning issues, Mardan helps them to get them educated with extra care and time.

As you might see in my profile, I live in the Netherlands but when I was younger, I fell between the cracks and had a terrible childhood.
Later I got on a school that simmilair to Mardan and that was a life saver for me.

So, if you wanted to donate to me. Please donate to the school instead, they need it harder then me and do fantastic work.
I have been working together with the school to get international donations working so everyone that wants to donate, can donate :)
Here is the link : http://www.mardanschool.org/about/support-mardan.php
A small note here : If you get an error after the donation, DONT PANIC! it's a known issue and is being worked on :)

The Devkit
Q : How did you get your devkit ?
A : I got my devkit from ebay, bought it for around $1200 (plus additional costs such as customs and taxes)

Q : On what medium did you discover the game ?
A :
When I received the devkit I was eager to see what was on the internal hard drive (all devkits have one, except older versions)
I connected the kit to my PC and opened Windows Explorer, there where the raw files of the game.
However, I had to rebuild the GD-M (GD Emulator) project file in order to get it to boot, when I got it to boot I went to AssemblerGames and showed my discovery.
So there are no GD-ROMs that are discovered, I just got very lucky to find the game assets AND the binary to boot the game :)

The game
Q : Did you know ToeJam & Earl before the discovery ?
A : Before I had this devkit, I even didn't really know ToeJam & Earl (I got a megadrive in the time, but was a hardcore sonic fan at the time and didn't have ToeJam & Earl)
But when I got it working on the devkit, I found it hilarious and to my amazement it works really smooth and looked quite good for a beta/alpha.

Game play

Q: How is the game ?
A : I've seen some video's of ToeJam & Earl 3 version and it's quite different from the version I found on the devkit.
The version on the devkit is more like the original on the megadrive but then in 3D. So no bosses, gates, keys, mini-games and hub connected world.
Also no cutscenes, you just begin at the begin of the map and go to the elevator then can go to the next level.

Q : What about stability ?
A : I found however that the game is becoming more unstable as you go through the levels. Levels 1 to 9 are stable, none to very few lockups.
From level 10 and up, lockups become more frequent, however I was ble to get to Level 12, so it is possible :)

So that are the most frequent questions answered I hope, if I know more I will update this post.

One note for burning it to disc, the image requires to be overburnt as the image is exactly 80 Minutes


Source released by ZakhooiTM

The overburn was not needed but I didn't want to touch the image. It is only 2kb to big and would fit without overburn but with it being so small I left it as my IMGBurn pack will do it just fine even on cheap CDR disc. I had NOTHING to do with this just spreading the love to everyone on Xmas!!

File: TJIIIDC_MASTER.rar
CRC-32: 354916ea
MD4: f42fdfdd05f92293d110a9b0ea4eb0fa
MD5: 830d657494d52f477fb1d94c2407c216
SHA-1: d08bf66abec9cc09fabb5f79f9e6ac00ac39a46d




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(55 Comments) Latest comment was 4 months ago
Vevil View Profile
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11 months ago
@atreyu187 thanks for this awesome upload... :)
atreyu187 View Profile
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11 months ago
I would normally take the thanks I am just the lamer passing it around for everyone ZaktooiTM is the real guy to thank for sharing this totally for free out if the kindness of his heart for everyone.
Vevil View Profile
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11 months ago
@ZaktooiTM...I would like to thank you for this release and sharing Toejam and Earl III for free bro... :)
Anthony817 View Profile
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11 months ago
Yeah thanks for the upload and thanks to ZaktooiTM for releasing this to Dreamcast fans!
UnholyArceus View Profile
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11 months ago
well x-mas came early. very nice i just wish you can play all 21 levels...
CurbsidePharmacist View Profile
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11 months ago
I am soooo wet right now!!!!
For the love of god someone post a video of the first level!!
dragon6353 View Profile
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11 months ago
Fantastic! This is just made my day! I hope that more gems will discovered in the near future.
Esppiral View Profile
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11 months ago
Such a fantástic Christmas present, thank you!!!!! :)
Orientaldevil9 View Profile
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11 months ago
Awesome! Thanks:D
atreyu187 View Profile
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11 months ago
Glad you guys as liking it as I have been playing all night, think I even saw a reindeer out of the corner of my eye I was up so late playing last night!! hehehehe
OldClassicGamer View Profile
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11 months ago
Thank you so much for upload. Sadly, when I try to play this on Emulator, it does not have any sound.
atreyu187 View Profile
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11 months ago
I am sure it has a lot to do with the protection scheme. Visual Concepts still has games to this day that are not properly cracked as they had some of the best protections ever for copying DC games. I am sure if you had the clean binary it would work but I don't think we will ever see that. All I can say is try a new EMU and hope for the best.
xcursion666 View Profile
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11 months ago
wow what a awesome upload thanks atreyu and thanks to ZaktooiTM for sharing
Esppiral View Profile
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11 months ago
@ OldClassicGamer View It plays with sound on NullDC
retroguy View Profile
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11 months ago
Thanks for sharing! If anyone has the skills to take on such a project, it would be awesome to see this game truly finished and rereleased under the Revive DC banner.
atreyu187 View Profile
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11 months ago
Nice thought but never gonna happen no one has the source code and without that it can't be finished and would need an entire team of experienced programmers. A lot different then doing GDI to CDI conversions like what ReviveDC does.
Shadow_StarLust View Profile
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11 months ago
I would love to see this in CDI format. (I wish I knew I how to do that lol) But until then I will download this and keep some history.
6gunn View Profile
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11 months ago
First, let me give praise and thanks to all responsible for this effort.
Great game.
And now some info for future users......
I burned 2 working(?) disks...... one with DJ, the other with Imgburn.
Both burned @ 4x.
I used Overwrite on both..... no other settings changes.
DJ asks to "Start writing next disk?''
(Red Flag event: 17949 (CDB: 2a0000057-d9800001100. Status: 040000) Buffer Under-run)
Ended the burn process.
Anyway, I only played thru the 3rd level. Game seems to play OK.

Now....
At beginning of the Imageburn process it says: Image Size: 359,849 Sectors (702 MB) - Disc Size: 359,844 Sectors (702 MB).
I selected " Write until end of disk (Truncate), which was already automatically selected.
Started burn.
Got messages: Failed to write image!
Synchronise Cache Failed! - Reason: No Seek Complete.
(There's more, but to save space, not posting it just now.)
Got message: Failed to write Sectors 359820 - 359846 - Reason: Logical Block Address out of range.
It kept trying to complete the burn 20 times.
I canceled burn.
I did this twice.
The 1st Imageburn disk I made plays, the 2nd try doesn't.
I ended wasted 3 shiny silver top inkjet printable disks with 2 seemingly working out of 5.
Why?
Dunno.
Sometimes life is a mystery.
Created disk art for the 2 working ones, printed Direct-To-Disk, and now away I play!.
ish2008 View Profile
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11 months ago
Thanks for this atreyu187 appreciate the upload, and also thanks to ZaktooiTM for sharing his work
OldClassicGamer View Profile
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11 months ago
@Esppiral
I was trying NullDC. All other games have sound btw.
OldClassicGamer View Profile
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11 months ago
Ok, I changed some plugins to newer versions and sound works, but when I play with controller, and when I move, items in corner change non stop and they make sound noises. I configured controlls on Controller that D-pad is the d-pad on controller and analong is analog on controller.
owen2471 View Profile
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11 months ago
thanks so much. a great release for the community.
Anthony817 View Profile
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11 months ago
ClassicGamer, did you download my NullDC final release? If something isn't working with a game you have to change and test all the different plugins which you did thankfully. Emulation on PC with turn of the century systems is still pretty demanding in some ways. PS2 emulation is not perfect, Xbox is not emulatable and Gamecube games need a more powerful PC to emulate them full speed than Wii games for some odd reason. Even with my specs many Dreamcast games are not emulated perfect and I have emulated the system since 2007.
OldClassicGamer View Profile
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11 months ago
I got final release of NullDC you uploaded, however some plugins were most likely out of date. I got newest revision, but for some reason, sound was bad. It worked but it was bad. Then I got idea to put new plugins in your final release and BAM! It worked. Sound is good, and now only problem I have is that when I control character, in corner, items are swiching non stop, and noise of it is heared. A bit annoying. My controls on controller are same like dreamcast controller. Arrows are arrows, analog is analog, buttons are buttons. Any help?
Greg2600 View Profile
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11 months ago
Which version of sound plugin did you use? I was having issues as well (no sound).

I'm also trying to make an SD-ISO out of this to try it on the SD adapter. Anybody know which similar game I can take the IP.BIN from and slightly modify? Sonic Adventure?
atreyu187 View Profile
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11 months ago
None take the ip.bin from this game. Use cdirip then isofix to get the binary. None of the others will work. This game was heavily protected and had to have altercations done to the binaries to work.
Greg2600 View Profile
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11 months ago
I used Daemon Tools to mount this CDI file and there's no IP.BIN there.
atreyu187 View Profile
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11 months ago
You won't find it that way, do what I said in my post and you will be fine. The IP.BIN is hidden and you need to use CDIRip then ISOfix to get it.
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11 months ago
No Dreamcast game will ever boot without one it is a requirement to have one or the game will not work. They are hidden to keep a novice from finding them. It is hidden at LBA 45150 like most modern day rips.
Greg2600 View Profile
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11 months ago
Ah, is there a PC version of CDIRip? I believe that's a mac program?
atreyu187 View Profile
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11 months ago
Never used the MAC version I use it on Windows all the time.

http://consolecopyworld.com/files/dc/cdirip062.zip
Greg2600 View Profile
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11 months ago
I found it too, had to use archive.org to find the old tools. I used it and got 4 files (TData01.bin, TData02.bin, TDisc.cue, TDisc2.cue). I used isofix on TData02.bin (was the larger file). That produced bootfile.bin, header.ISO, and fixed.ISO. What do I do with those?
atreyu187 View Profile
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11 months ago
bootfile.bin is the IP.BIN rename it.
Greg2600 View Profile
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11 months ago
Ok, and then I can use it with the files I got using Daemon tools, and combine them with ISO_Make?
atreyu187 View Profile
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11 months ago
For making an SDISO use ISOMake v2 for Dream shell EC-1 and ISOMake for BETA 3-4. The IP.bin is not needed to build the SDISO for BETA 3-4 but is a must for RC-1. I suggest trying RC-1 first but it may not work so be ready to try to make for the BETA builds. I have a ton of games that do not run under RC-1 but work when made for BETA 3-4. Even then some games like Sonic Adventure don't run on RC-1 or BETA 4 but works great on BETA 3. If the game boots it should run good since there is no FMV's but if it works please post SDISO here but the guy who leaked asked if any other builds are made that his readme is included with any release.
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11 months ago
This is a real christmas suprise!!
Spec View Profile
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11 months ago
WOW! NO WAY! .... <---speechless.
atreyu187 View Profile
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11 months ago
Oh yea it is real. Sega perfectly named this system. So many Dreams come true, I mean have you ever seen any other system put up such a fight to never die. Sega killed support 14 years ago and we have gotten either a new game or an unreleased game every year since then. Never ceases to amaze me the wonderful things still up the systems sleeve.
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11 months ago
For real. And I bet there is still so much more that will pop up in the future. Hopefully some of these: Castlevania Ressurection, Agartha, Test Drive Cycles, Ecco: Sentinels of the Universe, Arcatera The Dark Brotherhood.. man there is so many unreleased/Beta games for the dreamcast that it's like a gold mine that is hiding to be found. BTW I forgot to say thanks to you atreyu187 and ZaktooiTM for bringing this awesome release to the masses. I was speechless before but now as you can see I have found myself in order to say something in return. lol :)
Lets1do1this View Profile
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11 months ago
Epic find, ty, burnt with alcohol 120%, its a good laugh reminds me of the original
Trond View Profile
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11 months ago
Awesome, Thanks :)
Greg2600 View Profile
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11 months ago
atreyu, I've tried on Beta 4 and RC1 and doesn't work. Was I supposed to take the files I can see from mounting with Daemon Lite and combine them with IP.BIN? That's only a 90MB ISO, and didn't work. 1st_Read.BIN is awfully large though, nearly 88MB, which is very unusual. I also tried making an ISO using the results of ISOFix (IP.bin, fixed.ISO, header.ISO) that was invalid. The 90MB ISO just never loads.
atreyu187 View Profile
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11 months ago
Just not compatible it seems. The size is right at 90mb and the reason the binary is so big was due to the hacking that took place to get it in a working format.
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11 months ago
My dick just got stuck in my zipper.
TLTD View Profile
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10 months ago
Didn't this come out on XBox? Or is this a game we have never seen anywhere? Thanks. My son loved TJ&E growing up on all the versions that were out that I could find :)
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10 months ago
Unreleased ON the dreamcast system!!! ;)
atreyu187 View Profile
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10 months ago
TJE3 did come out on Xbox but it is totally different then this version. This is more a long the lines of the Genesis days type of TJE game.
TLTD View Profile
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10 months ago
This one is 3D/XBox like. I posted a screenshot. My son freaked out. He loved that version.
atreyu187 View Profile
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10 months ago
3D yes like the Xbox version not really. Think of it as the genesis version in 3D.
TLTD View Profile
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10 months ago
Oh yup, had to look at the XBox version again. A lot different, but still cool. Runs great in NullDC. Thanks. I'm glad at least Sega games lived on through the XBox & now even PS3 is releasing Dreamcast games ever so slowly. I hate it when they change the soundtracks though!
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8 months ago
Burnt @8x with ImgBurn (Overburn selected) on TDK CD-R.Works Perfectly on my Dreamcast.Thanks for the upload.
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5 months ago
WTF?!?! Getting this tonight. Also, I'm sort of new here but I have to give it up to Atreyu187 for everything he (or she) does. In fact, if you've already thanked Atreyu you should do it again. Everything you put up here is great, and even if it's not, well, it's free and nobody should be complaining about that.
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5 months ago
Good stuff. So OK, this is very different from the Xbox TnE3, but is this essentually an earlier version of that Xbox game? Like an Alpha of it or something? Or is this by a completely different team / dev?
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4 months ago
Best way to burn this is to...? I only ask because BootDreams is not working
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