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Jurassic Park Arcade

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Jurassic Park Arcade

Developer: Play Mechanix
Publisher: Raw Thrills
Platform: Arcade (Raw Thrills PC-based)
Released in US: March 2015

SourceIcon.png This game has uncompiled source code.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.

So very stubbly.
This page is rather stubbly and could use some expansion.
Are you a bad enough dude to rescue this article?

Open the door, get on the floor, everybody shoot the dinosaurs!

Unused Text

String ID English
Attract_Text1 An Attractive Page!
Attract_Text2 Fun Game! Play Me!

Miscellaneous demo/attract text in attract.csv.

Developer Leftovers

Uncompiled header files

To do:
Reupload while sorting changed assets between 1.33.

In the all known releases of the game, there are a majority of the source header files used when compiling the game in the game data. These include the proprietary G5 Engine from Play Mechanix along with one source file from Raw Thrills and the game in general, also by Play Mechanix. The only empty file is cab.h while CodeMeter.h is mentioned but not present. Directories of other proprietary libraries like netinet, pmrt_utils, dongle and g5 are also mentioned, not to be confused by the one in the engine.

Download.png Download Jurasic Park Arcade header files
File: JParkArcade_HeaderSRC.zip (268 KB) (info)

Windows Shortcut

g5\dino\data\g5\ in version 1.29 on the first disc contains a Windows shortcut (.lnk) file called "Shortcut to g5.lnk". With a tool like LECmd, you can get some interesting information from this file.

LECmd version

Author: Eric Zimmerman (saericzimmerman@gmail.com)

Command line: -f Shortcut to g5.lnk

Warning: Administrator privileges not found!

Processing 'Shortcut to g5.lnk'

Source file: Shortcut to g5.lnk
  Source created:  2021-08-11 02:57:06
  Source modified: 2015-02-11 20:27:43
  Source accessed: 2021-08-11 03:17:35

--- Header ---
  Target created:  2014-09-25 21:46:44
  Target modified: 2015-02-11 15:45:38
  Target accessed: 2015-02-11 15:45:49

  File size: 0
  Flags: HasTargetIdList, HasLinkInfo, HasRelativePath, IsUnicode
  File attributes: FileAttributeDirectory
  Icon index: 0
  Show window: SwNormal (Activates and displays the window. The window is restored to its original size and position if the window is minimized or maximized.)

Relative Path: .

--- Link information ---
Flags: VolumeIdAndLocalBasePath, CommonNetworkRelativeLinkAndPathSuffix

>>Volume information
  Drive type: Fixed storage media (Hard drive)
  Serial number: 70003AA7
  Label: Tera

  Network share information
    Share name: \\DINOBUILD\dino_g5
    Provider type: WnncNetLanman
    Share flags: ValidNetType

  Local path: F:\K_Drive_dino\pm\g5\dino\data\g5

--- Target ID information (Format: Type ==> Value) ---

  Absolute path: My Computer\F:\K_Drive_dino\pm\g5\dino\data\g5

  -Root folder: GUID ==> My Computer

  -Drive letter ==> F:

  -Directory ==> K_Drive_dino
    Short name: K_DRIV~1
    Modified: 2014-12-03 22:35:30
    Extension block count: 1

    --------- Block 0 (Beef0004) ---------
    Long name: K_Drive_dino
    Created: 2014-09-25 20:53:12
    Last access: 2015-02-11 15:35:02

  -Directory ==> pm
    Short name: pm
    Modified: 2014-09-26 18:45:12
    Extension block count: 1

    --------- Block 0 (Beef0004) ---------
    Long name: pm
    Created: 2014-09-25 20:57:48
    Last access: 2015-02-11 15:35:02

  -Directory ==> g5
    Short name: g5
    Modified: 2014-09-25 21:53:04
    Extension block count: 1

    --------- Block 0 (Beef0004) ---------
    Long name: g5
    Created: 2014-09-25 20:57:48
    Last access: 2015-02-11 15:35:02

  -Directory ==> dino
    Short name: dino
    Modified: 2014-09-25 20:58:18
    Extension block count: 1

    --------- Block 0 (Beef0004) ---------
    Long name: dino
    Created: 2014-09-25 20:58:00
    Last access: 2015-02-11 15:35:02

  -Directory ==> data
    Short name: data
    Modified: 2015-02-11 15:40:56
    Extension block count: 1

    --------- Block 0 (Beef0004) ---------
    Long name: data
    Created: 2014-09-25 20:58:18
    Last access: 2015-02-11 15:41:18

  -Directory ==> g5
    Short name: g5
    Modified: 2014-12-04 03:15:16
    Extension block count: 1

    --------- Block 0 (Beef0004) ---------
    Long name: g5
    Created: 2014-09-25 21:46:46
    Last access: 2015-02-11 15:27:50

--- End Target ID information ---

--- Extra blocks information ---

>> Tracker database block
   Machine ID: dinobuild
   MAC Address: ea:12:dc:42:b1:98
   MAC Vendor: (Unknown vendor)
   Creation: 2014-03-18 18:46:51

   Volume Droid: 4f2b6d82-5ad0-4126-9340-0167c10918df
   Volume Droid Birth: 4f2b6d82-5ad0-4126-9340-0167c10918df
   File Droid: ab51a95a-aecd-11e3-8a74-ea12dc42b198
   File Droid birth: ab51a95a-aecd-11e3-8a74-ea12dc42b198

---------- Processed 'Shortcut to g5.lnk' in 0.06426770 seconds ----------

Localization Documents

Two localization documents from Microsoft Excel containing text for all languages and a macro to convert them are present in the translation directory in the second disk of version 1.29 of the game. diag.xlsm was created on February 2nd, 2015 and last saved by jscott, possibly John Howard Scott as credited as the Lead Programmer, on March 16, 2015, in the directory C:\pm_dino\g5\dino\data\translation\, having text for the test menu. translation.xlsm was created on October 10th, 2012 by anmccal, possibly Tony McCall as credited in the Programming team and last saved by Torre, possibly Torre Whitemore from the same team on March 17, 2016, which has text for the game.

Internal Name

According to directory naming, the game's project name is dino.