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Burnout Paradise (Windows)

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Burnout Paradise

Developer: Criterion Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: Windows
Released in JP: February 21, 2008
Released in US: January 22, 2008
Released in EU: January 25, 2008
Released in AU: February 7, 2008


DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MovieIcon.png This game has unused cinematics.
ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.


This cactus is UNDER CONSTRUCTION
This article is a work in progress.
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.
Hmmm...
To do:
Look at the DLC's and Version differences

Welcome to the Jungle, we Burnout Paradise! Here you can do stunts, be the marked man and road rage!

The Windows version was actually released as The Ultimate Box, which included nearly all DLC and updates that were previously released on consoles up to that point. However, despite the title, it ironically never received the later Cops and Robbers or Big Surf Island DLC. A mod known as Vanity Pack 2.0 added some of their content, including their cars and Big Surf Island itself (albeit without single-player challenges, mapped districts or roads, etc.). A remaster was released in 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and especially Windows with all DLC (except the Time Savers Pack) included, so PC gamers finally got the full Paradise experience after an over decade-long wait.

Unused Video

EAHD.VP6 is the "EA | HD" logo video, used in many EA games released in 2005 and 2006. Technically a leftover from the Xbox 360 version of Burnout Revenge.

Unused Graphics

Button Icons

BURNOUTPARADISE BURNOUTSTORE CROPPED.png

The texture sheet for the Burnout Store contains a couple of leftover button icons from the PlayStation 3 version.

Fonts

BURNOUTPARADISE UNUSEDFONT 1.png BURNOUTPARADISE UNUSEDFONT 2.png

Two unused fonts, both with the same metallic texture overlay.

Placeholder

Bparadise placeholder tex.png

A generic placeholder texture. Was used for the icons for content in the Burnout Store.

Unused Audio

NULL.SNS

A blank SNS file, probably used as a placeholder during development. As you might expect, it's silent.

Race Start Music

An earlier version of the music that plays at the start of a race.

Burning Home Run

Audio Subtitle
This is Burning Home Run. You are the runner. Race through four checkpoints to win, but if a player takes you down, they become the runner.
This is Home Run. You are the runner. Race through four checkpoints to win, but if a player takes you down, they become the runner.
This is Burning Home Run. Do whatever you can to stop the runner from reaching four checkpoints. Take the runner down to take their place. The first runner through four checkpoints wins.

Dialog describing an online mode called Burning Home Run - or "Course Poursuite" (Pursuit Race) in the French version - can be found among the dialog for Freeburn. A similar game mode would eventually be implemented in the form of Cops and Robbers, though the Cops and Robbers DLC was never released for the Windows version.

Music Track

Lifetime - Haircuts and T-Shirts from Burnout Dominator's soundtrack is still present in SOUNDS, as LIFETIME.SNS. Given how much of this game's soundtrack is comprised of songs from Dominator, this one was probably supposed to be in the game, but for whatever reason, was left unused.

Executable Text

0x675630

Electronic Arts Criterion Confidential - Strictly for internal use only

Unused online gamemodes.

Online Unused 3
Online Unused 1

0x67E014

TESTING FOR THE INTRO IS OVER
LOCALISE ME!
ITS JUST A TEST!
ITS NOT FOR A REAL MODE!
THIS IS A TEMPLATE INTRO!

0x687218

badger
badger
badger badger badger
badger
badger
badger
badger
A load of badgers

A list of short, tall and cool people along with a word wrap test.

Hellen
Short person
word thing word thing word thing word thing word thing word thing word thing word thing word thing word thing word thing word thing
Word wrap test
Scott and Andy
Tall people
Toby
Phil
Graham
Rob
Some other people
Steve but not as much as Chris
Coolest person
Fiona and alex
Director people

Starting at 0x690878 are two unlocalised test strings.

THIS IS A TEST STRING FOR A SCRIPTED CHALLENGE NOT LOCALISED
THIS IS A TEST STRING FOR A TEMPLATE NOT LOCALISED

0x691C90

Example of the string you want to add to the database!

Unreleased Vehicles

Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: What exactly is the glitch to access these cars? A video of it would be useful.
Name Description Notes Junkyard Icon
Blu-Ray Hawker One of multiple unreleased sponsor vehicles. This one is for Blu-Ray, the disc format used then-exclusively by the PlayStation 3. If it had been released, it would most likely have been exclusive to that platform. Burnout Paradise Blu-Ray Hawker Junkyardicon.png
Target Überschall 8 Take aim, then take down the opposition with this remodeled Uberschall 8, custom-built for Target. Same as the Blu-Ray Hawker above. It can be found by doing a glitch. However, said glitch was patched in the Cagney update. Burnout Paradise Target Ubershall 8 Junkyardicon.png
Tilly's Reliable The chic Tilly's Reliable Custom is an essential inclusion to the garage of any fashion-conscious Burnout driver. If it's not here...it's not happening. Another sponsor car. Same as above, and it can be found using the same glitch as well. Burnout Paradise Tillys Reliable Junkyardicon.png
Yodobashi Custom Yodobashi exclusively bring you this funky Hydros Custom. Get out there and chain some Burnouts! Yet ANOTHER sponsor car. Do we even need to write the same thing again? Burnout Paradise Yodobashi Custom Junkyardicon.png
The Chrome Car Built for a special effects team, this unique ride can take plenty of punishment and always comes up shiny. Obvious testing car. It can be found by doing the same glitch used to find the above cars. Burnout Paradise TheChromeCar.png
(Source: Burnopedia)