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Proto:Driver (PlayStation)

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This page details one or more prototype versions of Driver (PlayStation).

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.

Euro Demo 43

A rolling demo that was released as part of Euro Demo 43/Official UK PlayStation Magazine CD 43. This demo was built on Dec 16th, 1998.

Early Loading Screen:

DRIVER-ROLLINGDEMO Loading.png

This demo features two replays with the infamous yellow Buick GSX and different police cars inspired by Blues Brothers' Bluesmobile. While this demo is originally unplayable, SOAP at Driver Madness managed to make a standalone playable version of it.

Debug Pause Menu:

DRIVER-ROLLINGDEMO PauseMenu.png

Euro Demo 44

Hmmm...
To do:
There's 2 rolling demos that appear when you wait enough at the menu

The first playable demo that was released as part of Euro Demo 44/Official UK PlayStation Magazine CD 44. This demo was built on Feb 10th, 1999.

DRIVER-V210.png

The Loading screen is more finalized and has a 'loading time to be optimised' text:

DRIVER-V210 Loading.png

HUD still reuses a font similar to the one used in Destruction Derby. The demo mission is a Miami Pursuit:

DRIVER-V210 InGame.png

The Pause Menu is now centered and has less options:

DRIVER-V210 PauseMenu.png

Demo Disc

Hmmm...
To do:
PAL variant (SLED-01817) at least has an early version of one FMV, the second one seems to be complete.

A second playable demo that was released for both PAL and NTSC regions. While both are built on Mar 31st, 1999, the PAL version has Replay files modified on April 6th.

DRIVER-V331.png

Loading screens have different logos different between both versions:

PAL NTSC
DRIVER-V411 Loading.png DRIVER-V331-NTSC Loading.png
Prototype Final
DRIVER-V331-PAL MissionLoading.png DRIVER-V331-NTSC MissionLoading.png

damage is white instead of in yellow and there's no felony bar. The demo mission is a Miami Getaway:

DRIVER-V331 InGame.png

Different Pause Menu:

DRIVER-V331 PauseMenu.png

The PAL version of this demo contains an unique music track not found in any other demo or final build:

V4.11 Beta

DRIVER-V411.png
V4.11
An early full game build dated April 11th, 1999.