This page details one or more prototype versions of Silent Hill.
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Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine Demo Disc #16 (SCUS-94278)
The demo disc was included with the Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine issue 16 and has a playable demo of Silent Hill along with a few other games. This is an early build of Silent Hill that contains some unused resources.
Some names were changed or dropped altogether in later versions. The question marks appear to be part of the name, and not control codes to affect in-game text display. The following strings appear at offset 0x1878 in the file "1ST/BODYPROG.BIN".
|Radio||Flashlight||Shotgun bullets||Rifle bullets||Handgun bullets|
|Shotgun||Hunting rifle||Handgun||Hand axe||Japanese KATANA|
|Chain Saw||Hammer||Nightstick||Bat||Steel pipe|
|Petty knife||Tablet of Ouroboros||Dagger of Magi||Ankh||Emblem of Caduceus|
|Amulet of Solomon||Clock stone||Meteoric iron ring||Camera||Screwdriver|
|Pliers||Cage's key||Motorbike's key||Magnet with line||Safe's key|
|Receipt||Plastic card||Torch||Videotape||Oil lighter|
|Medicinal alcohol||Pack of blood||Plate of Turtle||Plate of Queen||Plate of Cat|
|Plate of Hatter||Liquid(unidentifiable)||Plastic bottle||Talisman||Gumball|
|Silver medallion||Gold medallion||Lab chemical||Card key||Memo "LEVIN"?|
|Memo "TO_SCHOOL"?||Key of "Quetzalcoatl"||Key of "Ifrit"||Key of "Sphinx"||Key of "Bahamut"|
|Key of "Garuda"||Drainage's key||Key of "Emerald leo"?||Consultation room's key||Warehouse's key|
|Basement's key||Drawbridges's key||K.Gordon's key||Classroom's key||Stack room's key|
|Key of "Scarecrow"||Key of "Woodman"||Key of "Lion"||House's key?||Lobby's key|
|Ampul||Health drink||First-aid kit|
While all these item names had been defined, descriptions only exist for the first few items you get in the game.
Unused & Early Images
Some of these images were changed in the final version of the game, and many are unused placeholders used before the final artwork was ready.
Images With Developer Notes
|潜在する怪物||The Monster Lurks|
|Levin St. doghouse
|ここに鍵がある||There's a key here.|
|I'm clueless when it comes to Softimage.|
Just imagine there's an open book here.
With a picture of a hunter. And a lizard with its mouth open wide.
"The Monster Lurks"
|The inside of the locker is empty.|
The door can't be opened.
It's just a dummy, though, so whatever.
|ここに鍵がある||There's a key here.|
|The key is flushed down here.|
|Death is the end|
of every worldly sore.
- Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales"
|Placeholder for shattered vial image
|Shards of broken bottles litter|
the floor of the doctor's office.
One of them still contains
a little liquid inside!
|(File:RECEPDR1.TIM)||裏世界応接室||Otherworld Reception Area|
|Enlarged Door Image|
There's a slit right here.
Early Game Mockup
In the "TEST" directory are the 3D model "TOWN.TMD" and corresponding texture "TOWN1.TIM". These show a small portion of the town populated with four residents. The model and texture data are appropriate for use on the PlayStation, but too high quality to be used as real in-game graphics. These resources can be loaded into MilkShape 3D and give the following scene:
The residents have no corresponding texture data, but their polygons are colored. Below is a screenshot taken from the TMD ripping software "PSXPrev" of two of them:
These assets may have been used to initially visualize what the game looked like. Another model, "OB.TMD", shows a storefront on a street corner but has no associated texture data.
The files for the game contain assets for characters and enemies that cannot be encountered in the demo, some with earlier designs.
The file "1ST/COATION.VAB" (Caution?) contains two copies of the following sound clip:
As the "1ST" folder contains resources used during startup such as the Konami/KCET logos and other warning screens, this clip may have been played for a particular screen.
Silent Hill Beta 22-01-99 (SLUS-00707)
The image below seems to be a placeholder.
The Silent Hill series
|PlayStation||Silent Hill (Prototype)|
|PlayStation 2||Silent Hill 2 (Prototypes) • Silent Hill 3 • Silent Hill 4: The Room • Silent Hill: Shattered Memories|
|Windows||Silent Hill 2 • Silent Hill: Homecoming|
|Game Boy Advance||Play Novel: Silent Hill|
|Arcade||Silent Hill: The Arcade|
|iOS, Android||Silent Hill: Ascension|