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Proto talk:Spyro the Dragon (PlayStation)/Speciale Demo

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"NTSC Version"

Previously the page listed listed the following information in the variants section:

Curiously, this demo also released on an NTSC-region disc (Demo One Version 7) despite
being built for PAL region consoles. As a result, in this variant of the demo, the cutscenes
are cut off before they can finish, as the cutscenes use fewer frames before completion on
the PAL version of the game, resulting in the time taken for the cutscenes to complete to be
slightly shorter when played at a higher frame rate than what was intended. There's also a
playthrough of this particular version, for reference.

This was removed by user Bc2l with the comment:

There's no NTSC release of this demo, the playthrough in the "youtube link" is just the PAL
demo running on a (emulated?) JP system

For clarity and future reference, the aforementioned Demo One disc is actually a PAL-region disc, to my surprise. However, it was apparently produced in Japan and has the product code of PBPX-95008. I think this product code is tricking emulators into attempting to play the disc as an NTSC-J region disc, hence causing the issues, as opposed to the disc image itself being wrongly marked as a J-region disc. This is further confirmed by the "SCEE" string in the disc image's header. --Hwd45 (talk) 18:36, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

I dunno if it's PBPX being the issue, there's actual PAL discs with that type of product code prefix. --PSXDRIVERPLAYER OUT. (talk) 20:24, 18 April 2020 (UTC)
Taking a look at that specific thing, it seems it's like Crash Bandicoot 2's PAL Beta, which for some reason runs 60FPS on certain emulators, which causes issues. With both discs, ePSXe 1.9.0. plays them incorrectly in 60FPS, while ePSXe 1.8.0. plays them correctly in 50FPS. Thus everything plays as they should - I ran the first dragon scene on both, it ran fine on ePSXe 1.8.0. as it should. RE: Manufactured in Japan - there's demo discs manufactured in many places, but the specific Demo One disc is still made to be a PAL disc. --PSXDRIVERPLAYER OUT. (talk) 20:58, 18 April 2020 (UTC)