Nintendo 64 Games with versions + questions.

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3:22 PM - Aug 13, 2013 #1

Some Nintendo 64 has versions of the cartridges like v1.0, v1.1 and v1.2. Most likely to fix glitches, freezing glitches and stuff.
I can't find it for every game what they fixed or altered. Here is a list of games and I put a description from what I know.

Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage - v1.0, v1.1
Banjo Kazooie - v1.0, v1.1 - termite skip glitch fixed.
Blast Corps - v1.0, v1.1
Castlevania - v1.0, v1.1 - v1.2
Chameleon Twist - v1.0, v1.1
Cruis'n USA - v1.0, v1.1, v1.2
Diddy Kong Racing - v1.0, v1.1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErZn46RY084
Doom 64 - v1.0, v1.1
Excitebike 64 - v1.0, v1.1
F-Zero X - v1.0, v1.1
International Superstar Soccer 2000 - v1.0, v1.1
Killer Instinct Gold - v1.0, v1.1, v1.2
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - v1.0, v1.1, v1.2 - http://zeldaspeedruns.com/oot/generalkn ... ifferences
Turok 2: Seeds Of Evil - v1.0, v1.1
Mario Kart 64 - v1.0, v1.1 (PAL and JPN only)
Mischief Makers - v1.0, v1.1
Mortal Kombat Trilogy - v1.0, v1.1, v1.2
NFL Blitz 2000 - v1.0, v1.1
Ogre Battle 64: Person Of Lordly Calliber - v1.0, v1.1
Perfect Dark - v1.0, v1.1 - Challenge 7 3P freeze glitch fixed and invisible Trent from Cinama menu fixed in v1.1.
Pokemon Stadium - v1.0, v1.1, v1.2
Resident Evil 2 - v1.0, v1.1
San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing - v1.0, v1.1
Scooby-Doo! Classic Creep Capers - v1.0, v1.1
Star Fox 64 - v1.0, v1.1
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire - v1.0, v1.1, v1.2
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron - v1.0, v1.1
Tonic Trouble - v1.0, v1.1
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater - v1.0, v1.1
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter - v1.0, v1.1, v1.2
Turok: Rage Wars - v1.0, v1.1 - 2 player Tag the Monkey always lose glitch. v1.1 exists on the rare grey cart. Black carts has always v1.0.
Turok 2: Seeds Of Evil - v1.0, v1.1
Waialae Country Club True Golf Classics - v1.0, v1.1
Wave Race 64 - v1.0, v1.1
Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey - v1.0, v1.1
WCW vs. nWo: World Tour - v1.0, v1.1
WWF No Mercy - v1.0, v1.1

A helpful list to find out what you looking for.
What I'd like to know:

What are the differences in versions Mario Kart 64, Pokemon Stadium and Star Wars: Shadows of The Empire?
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Nuno
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9:21 PM - Aug 13, 2013 #2

I'm always curious about these kind of things, however I have very little information about those versions. The only think I can tell you is that the PAL cartridges of Ocarina of Time are all v1.2, which is disappointing for me...
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9:27 PM - Aug 13, 2013 #3

Not all PAL cartridges are v1.2, but most of them are. Mario Kart 64 v1.0 and v1.1 does exist, Diddy Kong Racing v1.0 and v1.1 and Pokemon Stadium too.
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10:17 PM - Aug 13, 2013 #4

Banjo Kazooie is just bug fixes and a few texture changes I believe


There's also another version of Banjo Kazooie on Xbox 360. This has huge differences such as notes not resetting
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10:40 AM - Aug 14, 2013 #5

I'm sorry, I completely forgot to write the name of the game on my previous post.

Post corrected!
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11:26 AM - Aug 15, 2013 #6

normally you see cart revision with a code revision as well so it's "easy" to identify which had revision, but in some cases, there's a revision without a product code change.

64DD front page has a list of game revision but none of these carts had code revision.
http://64dd.net/modules/news/
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10:49 PM - Aug 15, 2013 #7

The appended cartridge codes aren't always an indication of a revised ROM, quite often it seems it's used to denote a change in the actual artwork sticker and/or which packaging the cart should be part of.

For example there are three cart codes for Mario Kart 64 in the USA, though as far as I'm aware they all contain the exact same ROM image:
NUS-NKTE-USA - is for the original releases
NUS-NKTE-USA-1 - is for the first batch of Player's Choice releases (rated K-A)
NUS-NKTE-USA-2 - is for the second batch of Player's Choice releases (rated E)

There is, however, a way to identify if a game features a revised ROM and that is by checking the cart's punch code. You may have noticed these before, two seemingly random numbers 'punched' into the cartridge's back label. Nintendo have never released their true meaning but it's believed they somehow reference the production factory. If the punch code is, for exampe 19 then the ROM is for the first version of the game i.e. v1.0. The numbers themselves are not important, just that they don't end in letter, and that's becuase a punch code with 19A would contain a revised ROM of the game, v1.1 or Revision A. Likewise codes ending XXB or for v1.2 or Revision B and so on.

Here's a list of all currently known USA ROM revisions, I've highlighted in bold the ones missing from the OP's list:
  • Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage
    USA (Rev A)
  • Banjo-Kazooie
    USA (Rev A)
  • Blast Corps
    USA (Rev A)
  • Castlevania
    USA (Rev A)

    USA (Rev B)
  • Chameleon Twist
    USA (Rev A)
  • Cruis'n USA
    USA (Rev A)
    USA (Rev B)
  • Diddy Kong Racing
    USA (Rev A)
  • Doom 64
    USA (Rev A)
  • Excitebike 64
    USA (Rev A)
  • F-Zero X
    USA (Rev A)
  • International Superstar Soccer 2000
    USA (Rev A)
  • Killer Instinct Gold
    USA (Rev A)
    USA (Rev B)
  • The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time
    USA (Rev A)
    USA (Rev B)
  • Mischief Makers
    USA (Rev A)
  • Mortal Kombat Trilogy
    USA (Rev A)

    USA (Rev B)
  • NFL Blitz 2000
    USA (Rev A)
  • Ogre Battle 64: Person Of Lordly Calliber
    USA (Rev A)
  • Perfect Dark
    USA (Rev A)
  • Pokémon Stadium
    USA (Rev A)
    USA (Rev B)
  • Resident Evil 2
    USA (Rev A)
  • San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing
    USA (Rev A)
  • Scooby-Doo! Classic Creep Capers
    USA (Rev A)
  • Star Fox 64
    USA (Rev A)
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
    USA (Rev A)
  • Star Wars: Shadows Of The Empire
    USA (Rev A)
    USA (Rev B)
  • Tonic Trouble
    USA (Rev A)
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
    USA (Rev A)
  • Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
    USA (Rev A)
    USA (Rev B)
  • Turok 2: Seeds Of Evil
    USA (Rev A)
  • Turok: Rage Wars
    USA (Rev A)
  • Waialae Country Club: True Golf Classic
    USA (Rev A)
  • Wave Race 64
    USA (Rev A)
  • Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey
    USA (Rev A)
  • WCW vs NwO: World Tour
    USA (Rev A)
  • WWF No Mercy
    USA (Rev A)
As these changes are usually to fix glitches and bugs, it's very hard to say what the changes are unless you're very familiar with both (or all) versions. Other than what has been already mentioned the only differences I know are that Banjo-Kazooie (Rev A) fixes the "termite skip", and Diddy Kong Racing (Rev A) removes some of the lasers from Spaceport Alpha.
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1:51 AM - Aug 16, 2013 #8

God bless Danilochka





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2:55 AM - Aug 16, 2013 #9

I would have to find the thread but on NintendoAge there was athread about Zelda OOT punch code and people were asked about wether it was grey or gold and what punch code they had. i there was 2 of each 00A, 19A, 40 and 41, not too sure about the letter but lemme dig this thread

EDIT got it http://www.nintendoage.com/forum/messag ... adid=78775

and also Zelda differences in major explained mode http://zeldaspeedruns.com/oot/generalkn ... ifferences
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9:54 AM - Aug 16, 2013 #10

Post updated. Didn't know I missed those
I've heard of Pokemon Stadium v1.1 fixed the Chansey Freeze glitch? But I'm not sure so I didn't fill in this part.

But the start post is now v1.1
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