Burnout Dominator (PlayStation 2)
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Burnout Dominator is the last game in the series to be released on the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. It is, in some ways, a "best of" of the series, bringing back a few elements of the series that hadn't been seen for a while, like a scaled-down version of Burnout Legends. One of these elements is Boost Chaining from the first two games. Crash mode, however, was removed, which didn't exactly please long-time fans of the series. It also removed online multiplayer, because... reasons?
- 1 Burnout Revenge Leftovers
- 2 Burnout 3: Takedown Leftovers
- 3 Unused Audio
- 4 Unused Loading Screen
- 5 Cut Game Mode
- 6 Placeholder Car Names
- 7 Signature Takedowns
- 8 Debug Leftovers
Burnout Revenge Leftovers
File Name: Crash
The icon that displays when you crash during a race. Crashed is used.
File Name: crown
It's a crown. It was unused in Burnout Revenge and returns here, unused once again!
Revenge Rank Bar
File Name: REVENGEbar
The bar that shows your progression through the current Revenge Rank.
Present in the code are many strings and menus regarding online network play. This was present in the PlayStation Portable port, but in this port it was removed.
gNetwork gLobby ONLINEGAMESWON ONLINETAKEDOWNS ONLINEREVENGETAKEDOWNS ONLINEOPPONENTSBEATINGINTDS HUDOnlineRoadRageEliminated Online
Interpolation Time (crash mode) /Data/Export/ValueDB_PS2/CrashMode/BurnPickup.cfg BurnPickup HUDCrashTourTurnTitle HUDCrashTourTargetTitle GameModeCrashGolf GameModeCrashBattle
"Golf" is a reference to how Criterion sometimes refers to Crash Mode as "golf with cars."
eCS_RoadSnowyCobbles eCS_RoadSnow eCS_OfflineSnow eCS_Lava eCS_CrashRamp
While most props are shared between Dominator and Revenge, these are not, but still remain in the game's files. eCS_Lava is not used in either game.
Burnout 3: Takedown Leftovers
USA Europe Far East
The names of the three regions in the Burnout 3 World Tour. These were also leftover in Burnout Revenge.
Early Menu Music
MOVIES.RWS/PFEBG is a placeholder music track that was initially used before being replaced by Burnout 2002 Reprise. The track would have played on a loop whenever it was used, but the way it was looped is not known.
Unused EA Logo Audio
MOVIES.RWS/PEALogo is a higher quality version of MOVIES.RWS/XEL (where X can be E, F, G, I, J or S for each language, even though all those tracks are identical.) The reason such a low-quality version was even used in spite of a higher quality version existing was likely because this game was a port of the PSP version, and the developers simply didn't notice that the PSP's version of the audio track was being used, due to how similar they sounded coming from the speakers of the average TV of the time.
Unused Loading Screen
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C_Loading is a basic, placeholder loading screen with no hints or images.
Cut Game Mode
References to a cut game mode, Zone mode, can be found within the game's executable.
Rip the sound effects, if there's any.
Placeholder Car Names
Car 1A Car 1C Car 6A Car 6C Car 1 Super 1 Car 1 Super 2 Car 1 World 1 Car 1 World 2 Car 6 Super 1 Car 6 Super 2 Car 6 World 1 Car 6 World 2
Above are just a few of the placeholder car names. Car names similar to these are also present in Burnout Revenge, although instead of "Car" it had the name of its 'associated' track and what class the car was, such as "Tokyo Racer 1C."
In the final game, there are Signature Shortcuts. At one point, there were both Signature Takedowns and Shortcuts, and the former was most likely axed for difficulty reasons. This is supported by the fact that these strings are not leftovers from any previous game.
gDebug IsDebugBuild C_Dummy DebugPrintLog.txt Memory Card Debug Debug Progression Car Viewer
Just your generic round of debug text.
|The Burnout series|
|GameCube||Burnout • Burnout 2: Point of Impact|
|PlayStation 2||Burnout 2: Point of Impact • Burnout 3: Takedown (Prototype) • Burnout Revenge (Prototype) • Burnout Dominator|
|PlayStation Portable||Burnout Legends • Burnout Dominator|
|Xbox||Burnout • Burnout 2: Point of Impact • Burnout Revenge|
|Windows||Burnout Paradise • Burnout Paradise: Remastered|