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Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights

Developer: Heavy Iron Studios
Publisher: THQ
Platforms: PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox
Released in US: May 20, 2002 (PlayStation 2), September 16, 2002 (GameCube), August 27, 2003 (Xbox)
Released in EU: August 16, 2002 (PlayStation 2), November 22, 2002 (GameCube)


AnimationsIcon.png This game has unused animations.
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EnemyIcon.png This game has unused enemies.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ModelsIcon.png This game has unused models.
ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.


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Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights is a game based on the original 1960s Scooby-Doo! Where Are You TV series. To quote the game's internal description: "Help Scooby-Doo solve the mystery of who kidnapped the Mystery, Inc. Gang!". You play as Scooby as he hopes to defeat the Mastermind and rescue the Scooby gang. While Heavy Iron Studio's next game, Battle for Bikini Bottom, is considered the better game, Night of 100 Frights is appropriately charming, fun and accurate to its source material. The game was in development from April 2001 - April 2002. [1]

Sub-Pages

Read about prototype versions of this game that have been released or dumped.
Prototype Info
Read about prerelease information and/or media for this game.
Prerelease Info

Unused Animations

  • csd_tonguerun_00.anm goes unused and is so far inaccessible, as the animation is actually enabled but won't activate during gameplay. Its animation table known as sdtongue.ATBL is in the same area as animations for the umbrella and football helmet meaning that the animation was used for a scrapped powerup. Most likely the hotsauce.[2]
  • csdrn_hotsauce.anm is a repurposed animation seen on the title screen. While originally it was going to be used for the hotsauce it's now only seen as Scooby's run animation on the title screen.

Unused Areas

Boss Cutscene Level

S006, existing in both the NTSC GameCube and XBOX release, is accessible through hacking. You have to set S006 as the boot file in sd2.ini. You are loaded into the level the developers used to store the ending cutscene. Model assets, animations and textures exist in cin_11.CSN, however it's only possible to extract MODLs and ANIMs so far. Cutscenes in Night of 100 Frights are real time assets called CSNs, however due to developer constrains the only version that usually has real time cutscenes used is the PlayStation 2. S006 is an oddity because it neither exists in the PS2 release nor is used in the GameCube and Xbox releases.

Mystery Machine Menu

Mnu5.hip or the Mystery Machine menu is an used beta level last edited on 04/04/2002. The Mystery Machine in the hub level used to open up and you could access a 'Mystery Machine Menu' it would give you the option to save, enter the Monster Gallery, controller configuration and adjust sound settings. This level never made it far into development as most of these functions are unusable. [3] Reasons for its removal are speculative, it's suspected previous builds of the game neither had warp gates or Mystery Machine save points. And once these features were added this Mystery Machine menu was no longer needed.

Unused Audio

Groundskeeper

Sound Name Sound Transcription
Groundskeeper_01
Oh yeah..nothing peps up a landscape like sharp pointy thorns. Really beauties ain't they?
Groundskeeper_02
Yep, did this all myself made the cover of haunted house and gardens for the past 10 years runnin'
Groundskeeper_10
Try double jumpin' ya dang idiot.
Groundskeeper_12
That crazy inventor has been burying boxes of his gag blasted gizmos all over the place, it's ruining my landscapin'
Groundskeeper_20
Don't bother me mutt I'm workin' here.
Groundskeeper_21
Blasted monsters! They're messing up my shrubs, get em outta there.
Groundskeeper_26
From little acorns come more nuts.
Groundskeeper_44
What are you doing? Hedging your bets? Get it? That's Groundskeeper humor you blasted idiot.
Groundskeeper_47a
Roses are red violets are blue, this place is haunted, boogedy boo!
Groundskeeper_47b
Alternate Take of: Roses are red violets are blue, this place is haunted, boogedy boo!

Holly

Sound Name Sound Transcription
Holly_25
Oh, Scooby-Doo! I'm so glad I found you!
Holly_33
Of course, my wacky uncle's house is full of surprises and there's always trapped doors in any good mystery, right Scooby? Like pulling out one of these books or twisting one of these candle sticks.

Shaggy

Sound Name Sound Transcription
shaggy_f003_09a
Wadadaadada
shaggy_f003_09b
Weeeehooo
shaggy_f003_11
That's OK Scoob, try again pal.

Unused Debug Items

Mystery Machine Level Selector

There's a level select debug feature in the Mystery Machine hub level,you can select the start of every area from just in front of the fountain. The main menu (Mnu3.hip) was meant to also have this feature but the trigger was removed.

mnu3.hip

Text

  • SKIPLEVELB
  • SKIPLEVELC
  • SKIPLEVELF
  • SKIPLEVELG
  • SKIPLEVELI
  • SKIPLEVELL
  • SKIPLEVELO
  • SKIPLEVELP
  • SKIPLEVELR
  • SKIPLEVELS
  • SKIPLEVELW

Unused Level PORTs

  • SKIPLEVELPORTAL0
 Destination = B001
  • SKIPLEVELPORTAL1
 Destination = C001
  • SKIPLEVELPORTAL10
 Destination = S001
  • SKIPLEVELPORTAL11
 Destination = W001
  • SKIPLEVELPORTAL2
 Destination = E001
  • SKIPLEVELPORTAL3
 Destination = F001
  • SKIPLEVELPORTAL4
 Destination = G001
  • SKIPLEVELPORTAL5
 Destination = I001
  • SKIPLEVELPORTAL6
 Destination = L001
  • SKIPLEVELPORTAL7
 Destination = O001
  • SKIPLEVELPORTAL8
 Destination = P001
  • SKIPLEVELPORTAL9
 Destination = R001

Unused Developer Text

mnu3.hip

  • MNU3 PD SND MGR TXT is blank.
  • PLACEHOLDER DEVELOPER TXT reads:
 Scene Missing <Developer> 
  • PLACEHOLDER LICENSE TXT reads:
 Scene Missing <License> 
  • PLACEHOLDER PUBLISHER TXT reads:
Scene Missing <Publisher>
  • For whatever reason a Monster Gallery Selector exists within the menu but the text asset it shows is ON TXT.[4]

PS2 Leftovers From GameCube Development

  • BONUS PRESS O TXT
  • BONUS PRESS TRI TXT
  • PRESS TRIANGLE TXT

mnu4.hip

  • INTENTIONALLY BLANK TXT is funnily enough blank.
  • MAP WORLD VIEW TXT reads:
View World
  • USE D_PAD TXT
Use the Direction Pad to Navigate!

PS2 Leftovers From GameCube Development

  • TRIANGLE EXIT TXT
  • MNU4 PRESS TRIANGLE TXT

readme.txt

A readme file is present only in the vn folder from the Xbox release.

Proposed Villain HIP files.

Purpose:
--------
To reduce the amount of raw data which must be read from disk/CDROM/DVD/etc.
when switching between "rooms" in the game engine.

Overview:
---------
The Scooby-Doo game consists of a 4 "Worlds" (Smugglers Cove, Haunted
Grounds, etc.) which is composed of 3 "Levels" (denoted by the 'f in
f001.HIP), and each level consists of a series of "Rooms" (f001, f002, ...).

The rooms within each level tend to use the same villains to defend the
MasterMind from our hero Scooby. Further, the progression of the game
introduces a subset of villains as the player achieves greater glory and
is victorious on the battle field (or at least quick-footed enough to
avoid confrontation).

This frequency of loading the same data can be reduced by splitting
villains into their own HIP files which are loaded based on the level
of the room being entered.
(similar to how the Boot HIP loads the player data once)

Benefits:
---------

+ Currently, each room (aka scene) loads the animation and model data
  required for those villains in the room. In most levels, this results in
  redundantly loading 1.5 to 2 MB of data. Two MB is, presently,
  approximately 25% to 40% of the total amount of data loaded for each
  room - another third is in the textures, a third is the BSP, plus
  other smaller stuff makes up the rest.

  Thus, switching rooms within a given level can skip loading a fair
  amount of data. This reduces the load times when moving between rooms.

+ Limits/forces designers to only use villains appropriate to the level.
  Requires, of course, the villains which are to be used in each level
  are known so they can be packed accordingly.

+ Specifically, it will help standardize big-ticket memory 
  usage across scenes. Thus quality of scenes won't be hampered 
  because one scene has tons of different villains while 
  another doesn't ... sorta like a mid-tide mark for scene content.
  Others are welcome to disagree.

+ Critters (bats, rats, spiders, etc.) are rather ubiquitous in the game.
  Consequently they are placed in their own villain HIP which is loaded
  before the other villain HIPs - actually, they could go in the boot but
  using a separate HIP keeps things more straight forward.

+ Since these are broken down by level and room, provides a pack location
  for sounds (like background music) and other assets which pertain to the
  level as a whole.

Drawbacks:
----------
Among others, ....

- Slightly more complex packing/loading sequence. However, it has been done
  for the UI menus and the boot HIP.

- Moving between worlds and levels will take the hit of loading a different
  villain HIP. Hopefully, the design and layout of room connectivity
  limits how often this can occur.

- Villains used in a scene which are not present in the 
  villain HIP file will cause problems (i.e. crash); a normal response
  for missing game assets.

- Villains used throughout a level will always be loaded for 
  rooms within those levels whether used or not.

  This is wasteful for villains only seen once - like a boss.
  As a result, bosses, and the villains used within the Boss Battle room
  may be placed in one of the 9'th HIP for that level (see "HIP Names" below).
  Splitting bosses off to another HIP may be avoided if unnecessary.
 
HIP Names:
----------
Each HIP is named as follows:

VNab
  'a'  indicates world/level supported by the HIP. This is the alpha
       character used to designate rooms within a level (e.g., 'F' in 'F001')
  'b'  enumeration digit. Typically, there will only be a single
       'VN**' HIP for all rooms within the level. E.g., "VNF1".
       The exception will probably be limited to the world levels
       containing a boss battle.

       The villain HIP used for a boss battle will always have b == 9.

       For now at least, b == 0 is reserved for testing/development purposes.

       The boss versions may be omitted if unnecessary. However, that would
       limit other rooms on the level since boss animations would always
       be loaded when not required until the end. And, those rooms
       in the level should really be more complex/challenging since they
       lead up to the boss battle.

Anyway:
    Room     'g009'     VNg9          - Green Ghost Battle
    Room     's005'     VNs9          - Master Mind Battle
    Room     'o008'     VNo9          - Black Knight Battle
    Room     'w028'     VNw9          - Red Beard Battle
otherwise, levels are VNf1, VNp1, etc.


Load Ordering:
--------------

    ---------------
    |    Room     |      - Room HIP (single room)
    ---------------
    |    VN--     |      - level specific villains (per level)
    ---------------
    |    VN00     |      - common villains (e.g. critters) (whole game)
    ---------------
    |    MNU4     |      - HUD and option screens (whole game)
    ---------------
    |    BOOT     |      - Player and game generic data (whole game)
    ---------------


Unused Graphics

Textures

BOOT.hip

mnu3.hip

mnu3.hip has three unused posters, one presumably for Hot Wheels: Velocity X, one for Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, and one for the 2002 live action film.

mnu5.hip

mnu5.hip exists only on the Xbox and PS2 releases.

h001.hip

Unused Models

csd_tongue.dff

Scoobyfright csd tongue.PNG

csd_tongue.dff in boot.hip was meant to be associated with Scooby-Doo while he did an animation known in-game as csd_tonguerun_00.anm, which was repurposed into the running animation you see his model do on the title screen. The model itself was associated with the unused hot sauce powerup.

rhtp0002.dff

Rhtp0002Model.PNG

rhtp0002.dff in mun4.hip is a rectangle with a fingerprint on it. This was a placeholder model for a collectible most likely a key. You can see the model being used in build used for the promotional trailers [5]

Sd2.ini

This configuration file is very rich in not only development history but also an insight into how the game previously operated and what unused items there are.
This file is identical on all versions of the game and is interchangeable.

Engine Differences

These differences refer to how Scooby once moved compared to how Scooby now moves in the final release. These are direct quotes from the configuration file.

Jumping

#---------------------------------------------------------
# Original jump settings:              New jump settings:
#               Jump   Double          Jump   Double
#  Airspeed      6.1                   4.25
#  Gravity       200                     60
#  JumpGrav       66                     20
#  GravSmooth    0.2                    0.2
#  Height        2.3      1.2           2.3      1.2
#  Change       0.32     0.32          0.30     0.30
#  -------------------------------------------------------
#  Hang time   0.492    0.379         0.706    0.575
#  Hang dist    3.00     2.31          3.00     2.44

Headbutt

#---------- Old headbutt parameters ----------
# NOT used in the latest engine!!!
#
HeadbuttDistance = 3
HeadbuttTime     = 0.5
#---------- New headbutt parameters ----------
# These correspond to (minimum):
#     3.3 head butt distance  (3.0 original)
#     0.7 head butt time      (0.5 original)
#     6.5 final speed         (6.0 original)
# However, you can now keep holding down the button
# to go further.
#
HeadbuttSpeedMin =  3.0
HeadbuttSpeedMax = 10.0
HeadbuttAccel    =  5.0
HeadbuttTimeMin  =  0.7
HeadbuttTimeMax  =  2.0
HeadbuttTurn     =  2.5     # Normal turn rate in game is "7"

Missing Powerups

Hotsauce

This powerup doesn't exist in-game (not in a functional way), but it does exist inside the configuration file.

Speed values for character, each entry is a range, plus optional min/max deflection values
#SpeedSneak = 1,2.2
#SpeedWalk  = 2,5
#SpeedRun   = 3.5,6
#SpeedAir   = 2,5
#SpeedHotsauce = 16,16,0.2   # Hotsauce is fixed speed 

From this we can assume that the Hotsauce was a temporary speedboost powerup.

The Flower Pot and Diving Helmet

At the end of the configuration file where the powerups are listed there are two unused costumes. There is no indication of what these would do in-game. However there is some interesting dev text next to them. Changing these values to 1 doesn't do anything. These powerups were completely wiped from the game.

eSPECIAL_FlowerPot      	= 0	# Are these last two being used?
eSPECIAL_DivingHelmet   	= 0     # Last disguise (that you don't use?)


Unused Text

Clamor in the Manor! Part 1

Clamor in the Manor was most likely going to be a slightly later level earlier in development.

You  cannot reach that key until you find the Professor's SPRINGS invention, Scoob.

Clamor in the Manor! Part 2

The clock seen in the level actually had a gameplay purpose at some point.

stub...The door is locked.  You might be able to open it using the grandfather clock...

When it was activated:

tick...tock...tick...tock....tick....tock....

When it stopped:

.......DONG!

Clamor in the Manor! Part 4

The slippers were going to have more gameplay involvement.

Now that you have the slippers, you'll be able to sneak!  Hold down the R1 button while moving forward to try it out. You'll have to sneak past Geronimo to get out safely.

Weirdly when you turn on the sprinklers this text happens internally.

FLAME OFF!!!!

Green Ghost Boss Fight

Interestingly the "you got the Umbrella" text is attributed to Daphne despite Daphne falling into a hole in a cutscene previous.

Mastermind Fight Dev Text

Developer Ryan Mapes left a message before the Mastermind boss was completed.

Final battle with MasterMind goes here. Not yet implemented.

Mind Your Manors Part 3

Text in this level refers to an unused scene involving Shaggy.

Shaggy:

Scooby, I'm not going down that corridor alone. It's full of ghosts! Carry me?

Scooby:

Rokay Raggy. Ret's go!

Shaggy:

I guess I better wait here, alright pal?

Scooby:

I guess so.

On Edge In The Hedge Part 2

Again the Slippers invention was supposed to be used more often.

Use your new LAMPSHADE and SLIPPERS to avoid the Zombie hiding in that urn.

On Edge In The Hedge Part 4

This is a minor punctuation difference. There's meant to be an exclamation mark at the end of this text.

Hey, Scoob. Better hop on quick. This thing has a mind of its own.

Shock on The Dock Part 2

Shaggy has a few unused lines.

Gee Scoob, am I happy to see you pal!  I was too scared to move, and this big crate is blocking the way out.
I sure could go for a Scooby Snack.  Hey, see that Snack Box! How about boosting me up to reach it?