- It's used for when you meet another dog whilst taking a walk, and your dog is curious. Sp0nge80b (talk) 22:52, 20 January 2017 (EST)
Face of Ted Rumsworth
Asian releases seems to use the face of Asian for Ted Rumsworth (name in Japan is Suzuki-san 鈴木さん, though). (Conversely, there seems to be no differences among every releases about the face of Archie Hubbs.) Can someone add this difference to the page? -- Odo2718 (talk) 05:25, 10 February 2017 (EST)
I finished adding build dates of all known dumped roms, and here's the notable stuff: The Japanese kiosk demo is not pre-final. The European kiosk demo is pre-final by only 3 days. The USA kiosk demo is pre-final by almost a month. The iQue kiosk demo is of course pre-final by a few years, someone should definitely look for translation differences between that and the final DSiWare version. --ChainSwordCS (talk) 22:50, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
- The 9/9/2020 Nintendo leak included a self-extracting archive titled "EAD-00960_NintenDOG_C_NoBGM_091027.exe". This theoretically unpacks to a .tad (DSiWare Dev Installable Package) with the same name, though efforts to crack the password via brute force were unsuccessful as far as I know (multiple credible prototype scene members were involved). We can infer that the build date is close to October 27, 2009 (the "Last Modified" date backs this up, and the name of the folder "20091028" is one day later).
- The parent folder of "20091028" is the "fro_Nintendo" archive, presumably meaning these were sent from Nintendo to iQue. Several files corroborate this. From N64 through DSi development, iQue was sent source code on a 'need-to-know' basis. In the "20090715" folder, and "DSiWare_Wario" subfolder, there is documentation regarding the US, EU, and JP versions of WarioWare Snapped, including Message Data (text) in spreadsheets to be translated to Chinese. It also contains a debug build of WarioWare! Touched, presumably built by Nintendo and just the rom sent over.
- So I infer that this is a Chinese translation-prototype (but near-final) debug build of Nintendogs. The filename suggests there is no background music, so this may have been for filming commercials and other promotional material. October is 2 months from release, but 3 months after the supposed build date in buildtime.txt