> > I prefer a policy of honesty, too many people lately trying to use 'NOT IN MAME'
> > '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
> > PCBs for similar reasons, it gets old.
> > It's rare, it exists, but it's not exactly surprising for a company that churned
> > 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.
This person might not be, but let's not have other people trying to reference this as an excuse to do so. We're seeing it far too often as of late.
The fact that you can already find mentions of it with known owners means it's less rare than a lot of the random and completely unheard of stuff that does show up out of the blue.
It would be nice to see it dumped, because it is important that people work together, not try to exploit situations for profit, unfortunately when people start doing the latter we then also risk people faking sets in order to cash in on the situation too (again, not accusing this poster of this, but even with the Gaelco stuff I had one guy contact me, tell me he could help us, and then basically just offer me $400 for exclusive advance access to the SRAM dumps, there are unscrupulous people out there)