HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE GAME PREVIEW AND DVD HIGHLIGHTS DISC
Features Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone multi-platform game previews for PC, PlayStation 1 / PSOne, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance consoles.
-Preview Trailers for Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets games
-Windows PC Screensaver
-Movie Trailer for Sorcerer's Stone film
-Move Stills for Sorcerer's stone film
Significance of this disc:
1. The trailer and images on this disc for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone PC game contain some pre-release elements and scenes. Some scenes are considered alpha / beta and were not included in the final game retail release. The preview trailer for Sorcerer's Stone on the PC displays a scene for the infamous Flipendo Block Puzzle which was cut from the final retail version. This is similar to other game elements demoed at E3 2001 for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone PC game which contained alpha / beta elements, but never made it into the retail version.
2. Galen'sGamingResource, a member of the Harry Potter modding community, has recreated the Flipendo Block Puzzle as part of what was demoed at E3 2001 prior to being cut from the final version of the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD520wbGZ58
(starting at 2:49 minute mark.)
a.) This video also provided as an .mkv video for accessibility and preservation and included in the .zip with metadata. Note, this was not on this disc but is shown here for auxiliary purposes to illustrate the significance of this preview disc.
Running the disc, the program [HPCDBUS.exe] displays the following intro message:
Welcome to this exclusive Harry Potter™ multi-media CD-ROM brought to you by EA Games™.
In November 2001, Electronic Arts™ was thrilled to release the first ever Harry Potter™ video games. Each of the games - PC-CD, PSOne, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, offers the fan the opportunity to play the game as Harry Potter and come as close as possible to experiencing the world of Hogwarts™. The games are also a faithful representation of the enchanting and magical world created by JK Rowling.
Throughout this CD ROM there are five hidden Famous Witches and Wizards™ cards to collect. Once you have found all five you will be able to unlock a sneak preview of Harry Potter's next video game adventure from Electronic Arts, available to buy in November 2002.'
Files in this item include:
1. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE GAME PREVIEW AND DVD HIGHLIGHTS DISC.ccd
2. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE GAME PREVIEW AND DVD HIGHLIGHTS DISC.cue
3. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE GAME PREVIEW AND DVD HIGHLIGHTS DISC.img
4. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE GAME PREVIEW AND DVD HIGHLIGHTS DISC.sub
5. The raw disc contents to download individual files vs downloading the cue/img (but recommended to just download the image files in entirety.)
AUTORUN.INF (system file)
Desktop DB (system file)
Desktop DF (system file)
Harry Potter SS4 Installer.exe
Copies of the .bmp images were produced in .jpg format for accessibility and viewing within the browser here on Archive.org However, the .bmp images are the source files from the disc.
4. Auxiliary information from Wikipedia and Internet Archive pages. Also included is the linked YouTube video demonstrating a recreation (mod) of a puzzle cut from the final version of HP SS PC game described above.
1. Running the disc on a Windows 10 64bit machine as of 2020.12 would only execute the program running in compatibility mode for Windows XP Service Pack 3.
2. When opening the .img, the user might have to right click on the HPCDBUS.exe to launch the software in WinXPSP3 compatibility mode.
3. The Windows screensaver does not work or load and goes to a black screen upon 'preview' option in the Windows screensaver dialog window.
Ring Code Values & Text
A10684 AF HPCD R70
Inner, Transparent Ring:
WEA mfg / CA
Title as is on the front side of disc: Harry Potter AND THE SORCERER'S STONE. GAME PREVIEW AND DVD HIGHLIGHTS DISC
PRODUCTS RANGE FROM RATING PENDING TO EVERYONE
CONTENT RATED BY
Copyright Language (front of disc):
©2002 Warner Home Video.
HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros.
Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K. Rowling.
WBIE LOGO: ™ & © Warner Bros.
Copyright Language (circumference of disc):
©2002 Electronic Arts Inc. All rights reserved. EA GAMES and the EA GAMES logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. EA GAMES™ is an Electronic Arts™ brand. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, rental, public performance or broadcast of this game is a violation of applicable laws. Made in the USA.
Hardware - CANON PIXMA TR4520 Black Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer & Scanner
Software - Windows Fax and Scan
Settings (Profile) - Photo
Source - Flatbed
Color format - Color
File Type - TIF, PNG, JPG (scanned to all three formats for each back and front of disc and back and front of sleeve.)
Resolution (DPI) - 600
Bit Depth - 24
Edited (rotation) - Windows Photo Editor 10.0.10011.16384 / Windows Photo Viewer 10.0.19041.1
Photometric Interpretation - RGB