> I prefer a policy of honesty, too many people lately trying to use 'NOT IN MAME' and
> 'NOT DUMPED' as well as 'PRE-RELEASE' and 'PROTOTYPE' to inflate prices. Not
> impressed by it at all, not going to pander to such behaviour either.
> We went through a spell of it about 10-15 years back where people started doing the
> same with bootlegs etc. because they often had different PCB designs or handwritten
> labels, that was just as irritating. We've also seen it with cheaply produced Korean
> PCBs for similar reasons, it gets old.
> It's rare, it exists, but it's not exactly surprising for a company that churned out
> revisions like they were going out of style, nor is it likely to be that special.
> I'd be much more interested in the rumoured early CPS3 revisions that were only
> available as pre-programmed flash, never on CD, whereby as soon as you put a CD in
> they'd update and be lost.
I think it's as believable as not that it's a pre-release version. Capcom may have "churned out versions like they were going out of style", but 2 days between builds is shockingly low. And last I checked, this guy wasn't trying to sell his PCB, so I don't know why you would give so much of a shit what PCB sellers do. It's a really weird hill to die on.