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Wheel of Fortune, 2nd Edition (PlayStation)

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Title Screen

Wheel of Fortune, 2nd Edition

Developer: Artech Studios
Publisher: Hasbro Interactive
Platform: PlayStation
Released in US: October 18, 2000


AreasIcon.png This game has unused areas.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ModelsIcon.png This game has unused models.
MovieIcon.png This game has unused cinematics.


Wheel of Fortune, 2nd Edition is a much-updated followup to the original PlayStation game with behind-the-scenes features, a "career" option to track your total winnings and best games, and an entirely new set of puzzles.

And, of course, Pat Sajak continues to be AWOL.

Unused Categories

Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: Same deal as before, as Vanna still reads the category name aloud.

As in the first PS1 game, there are category IDs that go completely unused but still have header images. Unusually, all of the images were updated to accommodate for the new display format.

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0A: Fictional Place, unused in the first PS1 game and remains that way here.

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0B: Place. Strangely, this is a duplicate of an earlier category that is used. Stranger still, this slot was occupied by "Places" in the first PS1 game. A simple typo that was never caught, perhaps?

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0D: Person/Title, a holdover from the first PS1 game and still unused.

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14: Foreign Word, another holdover that's also unused.

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17: Slang, yet another unused category from the first PS1 game.

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1F: Proper Names, used only in the first PS1 game.

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2A: Song/Artist, used only in the first PS1 game.

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2F: Events, the only category introduced in this version that goes unused.

Unused Models

L5_HMD.BF

The Winter Sports theme has a two props that aren't seen.

Unused Areas

TEST

TEST1.BF and TEST2.BF are an unused theme with no scenery, containing only the board and wheel. Attempting to load it crashes the game.

Unused Video

Present on the disc is VIDEOS/FINAL.STR, a video of some behind-the-scenes footage with various Wheel facts shown on-screen. Notably, one of the facts mentions original hostess Susan Stafford, who left the show in 1982 (with Vanna replacing her after a two-month series of auditions) and has rarely been mentioned by official Wheel media since.

(Source: woffan2008)

Development Text

EMPTY.TXT

Found in the LEVELS folder:

Used to make this dir not empty for the PSX.

GAME.EXE

The executable contains the occasional interesting error message:

AI: AI does not know what to do. Problem...
VANNA: The video has reach it's end.
VANNA: Error starting the video. ERROR #%d
VANNA: Result of startVideo: %d.

PAD_3MIN.JNK

This is repeated to fill up 27 MB.

*3 min pad data*