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Limbo Page Video

I think I found a YouTube video that documents the Limbo Page. However, since I'm at school right now, I can't see it. I'll get around to viewing and/or adding it later. --SpongeBat1 13:19, 18 January 2013 (EST)

Other Versions

Besides the PC version, there is a Plants vs. Zombies game for nearly every single handheld or mobile device. There has to be at least ONE version that has at least ONE noticeable something-or-other. We should find them and make more pages. AquaBat 16:55, 18 January 2013 (EST)

Unused Positions

The positions 117 to 120 of Watery Graves are unused in the mainmusic.mo3 file (PvZ soundtrack file), because after the position 116, the command B5E jumps to the position 94. (See screenshot below.) These positions have 17 seconds:

PvZ Unused Positions.png

PvZ 1 Betas Found!

I'm just going to copy-paste the text my friend sent me over on Discord. Her name is nataliris, she's one this website too.


Big thanks to u/cjkaminski, u/SyrinxH, and u/philo-menamark for this! This is such a huge discovery and I can't believe that someone ACTUALLY still has it after almost 13 years.

How did I even manage to find them in the first place? Basically, the game has a readme file (who reads that lol), but turns out this is an extremely important key to finding this. It literally lists the nicknames of the game's beta testers, and there's around 100 of them. I decided to plug them into Reddit, and I managed to find only around 5 people who are still using their account. I decided to ask two of them to see if they're the same person as the game's testers, and both of them responded. They were able to prove that they're the same person as they sent me this: https://imgur.com/a/Glz8t9X It took me over a month to get this. The first person was quite busy and wasn't able to look for it, and the other person never responded after the initial reply. Finally after almost a month, the first person was able to reach out to me again and said that they got in touch with someone who can help, though they weren't able to contact me for some reason. After around 10 days, they were finally able to reach out to me via Reddit chat and sent out THESE. I just woke up at like 3:30 AM and was in for a surprise.

As I've said before, there's a catch. It seems like the game has a DRM that prevents you from playing it. It tries to connect to a now-defunct server at beta.popcap.com which obviously doesn't exist anymore now, given how it's been 13 years since the beta was out. Someone has to remove this DRM first before we're finally able to actually play this game. Though you can still extract the main.pak. There's some content that didn't make it into the final cut.

https://archive.org/details/pvz_beta1 https://archive.org/details/pvz_beta2

Btw here's a MEGA link: https://mega.nz/folder/6WYnxS4b#WCrMFYywEJDM7OkP9YrS8g

And a reddit post showing off various assets: https://www.reddit.com/r/PlantsVSZombies/comments/q3jekm/a_prototype_of_pvz1_has_been_found_not_playable/

Version 1.0? and Insaniquarium Deluxe leftovers?

Hi, I noticed that in here there's some information that in a supposed "version 1.0" there's some Insaniquarium leftovers, but however, it doesn't seems to be an actual version of the game, there's a spanish demo version that is supposed to be the 1.0 one but it doesn't have the leftover files mentioned. So in my opinion I feel like these leftover files of Insaniquarium that were supposed to be in a release version is fake information, so I'm a little bit confused, but the information of the betas having Insaniquarium leftovers and the other Insaniquarium stuff leftover in the release version of the game is seemly real, I changed some of the information just in case. Gustavo 18:44, 21 July 2022 (GMT-3)

Windows Phone Version leftovers

I've done some digging in the decomp linked on the main page, and there are many leftovers from the PC version and even the other releases! These include:

  • PC styled minigame selection screens, including the limbo page and survival levels
  • Remnants of the quickplay function from the mobile releases
  • Remnants of the beta's 6-x with high ground

I feel like this release of the game might need a page, or to be included in the IOS/Android page?

Yeah, I think it should get a page of its own. --Cutesycookie (talk) 19:14, 11 February 2023 (UTC)

the Windows phone "decomp" is not a very good source of information, as many changes were made when being ported to the Windows phone. Still, I'll keep it, but only reluctantly -Little9070 (talk) 16:37, 1 May 2023 (UTC)

Inaccessible Levels

Hi, I was getting some mods for pvz which had levels past 5-10 and when I went into og pvz it was on that level e.g. 6-1. And so it played just like 6-1 in Bloom and Doom except it was day time and it didn't have the custom background. And also levels after that were copies of it and at level 7-1 it said level 6- instead, maybe mention it in one of the pages.

Ghost zombie

"The decompilation of the game contains two commented out Zombies in the Zombies code, those being for a Ghost Zombie and a Dog Walker Zombie. The Dog Walker Zombie has more data and graphics in the leaked prototype builds of the game."

Now this is interesting. We all know Propeller Zombie (who isn't mentioned here though I am totally sure he was discovered way earlier than Bloom & Doom prototype), let alone Dog Walker Zombie, yet it's the very first time I am hearing of Ghost Zombie who somehow was not discovered prior, I can't find absolutely anything beside TCRF while the former two were known way before that. Maybe it would be worthly to add the said commented out code? Name Not Needed (talk) 10:04, 22 November 2023 (UTC)