Fighting Force - playable Saturn prototype from Core Demo Disc

Fighting Force - playable Saturn prototype from Core Demo Disc 2024.02.15-01

The Core Demo Disc contains previews of four Saturn games from Core Design, the developers behind Tomb Raider. One of the previews is of Fighting Force, a game that was never released for the Saturn.

The Fighting Force preview is a "rolling demo." That is, it's not playable: scenes from two stages are shown with scripted inputs. They show a prototype version of the game: what's visible is visibly different from the final Playstation version.

These patches make both stages playable. A writeup with technical details is available at my website.

Notes:
  • Collision doesn't work - you can walk through obstacles and out of bounds
  • Finishing stages doesn't work - after defeating all enemies, the game freezes
  • The game can sometimes get stuck when you grab an enemy; you'll need to restart if this happens

Apply the patches with Delta Patcher. For the first stage:
  • Original file: Core Demo Disc (Europe) (Track 1).bin
  • XDelta patch: core-demo-disc-force-01.xdelta

For the second stage:
  • Original file: Core Demo Disc (Europe) (Track 1).bin
  • XDelta patch: core-demo-disc-force-02.xdelta

Note that you'll need to patch a fresh copy of the original .bin file each time; you can't patch and already-patched image.
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