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MDK Demo Builds

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Today I got some new CDs from the recycling yard and noticed that there were several builds of MDK (4 aren't on the FTP):

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MDK 15% finished Demo - Aug 06 1996          - Non-Interactive Demo CD   - 33.0 MB - Missing on FTP
MDK Development Build - Jan 14 1997 10:23:54 - Beta Demo                 - 42.0 MB - FTP
MDK Development Build - Jan 31 1997 12:36:41 - Internet Demo             - 14.7 MB - FTP
MDK Development Build - Feb 04 1997 13:48:14 - PC Games Exklusiv-Demo    - 20.4 MB - Missing on FTP
MDK Development Build - Feb 12 1997 11:19:21 - Internet Demo             - 14.3 MB - FTP
MDK Development Build - Feb 12 1997 11:25:14 - Demo (PC Gamer Po Polsku) - 20,7 MB - Missing on FTP
MDK Development Build - Feb 12 1997 11:25:14 - Internet Demo             - 14.1 MB - Missing on FTP
MDK Development Build - Mar 13 1997 18:02:58 - Internet Demo             - 14.6 MB - FTP
Download links:
Non-Interactive Demo CD
PC Games exclusive Demo
Polish PC Gamer
PC Gamer build Internet Demo


EDIT: Added the version found by lordofthedepths. Thanks a lot. (You got the date wrong. It's displayed in the options menu. You took the legal.txt date.)
EDIT2: Just found another Version of the PC Gamer Po Polsku demo. Exe is identical, but the resources are different.
EDIT3: I just noticed that I put the wrong link for the PC Games demo. :$ I fixed it now.

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No other game impressed us more than MDK.
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z180 wrote:No other game impressed us more than MDK.
With its Dolby Silence Mono. :D

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The Demo is actually missing the Freefall.key file. Also it seems like the list of used Key files does not include MDK_DEMO.KEY.

Also: The 15% demo doesn't work on my PCs. Not in DOS Box and not on Windows 98 SE. Any idea how to fix that?

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I found one more in my old cds collection :)

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MDK Development Build - Feb 13 1997 16:36:28   -  Polish PC Gamer        - 20,7 MB

http://www.mediafire.com/?t3fmwdaekfg18tk

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lordofdepths wrote:I found one more in my old cds collection :)

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MDK Development Build - Feb 13 1997 16:36:28   -  Polish PC Gamer        - 20,7 MB

http://www.mediafire.com/?t3fmwdaekfg18tk
Thanks for this demo :)

I added it to the first post.

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Could you upload them to the FTP?

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Is the version from the Polish PC Gamer in english?
I ask because the version from German PC Games is ... german.

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ChuckBROOZeG wrote:Is the version from the Polish PC Gamer in english?
I ask because the version from German PC Games is ... german.
The version from the polish magazine is english. Why don't you just download it?

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Hallfiry wrote:
ChuckBROOZeG wrote:Is the version from the Polish PC Gamer in english?
I ask because the version from German PC Games is ... german.
The version from the polish magazine is english. Why don't you just download it?
well i did not look very sharp and speculating this is only available on the ftp, sorry and thnx for the answer.

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The Power Play magazine (German) had an MDK Developer Diary starting with 9/96. I've only got part 3 and 4, but I'll try to get the rest as soon as possible.
Part 1:
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Part 3:
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Part 4:
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The MDK Dev Diary is now complete (see above) and I found 3 mini trailers from ~August 1996:




Aphex Twin couldn't have done the audio better:

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My life would seriously be complete if these were reuploaded. Could anyone do that if they still have these files? I'm especially interested in the "MDK 15% finished Demo - Aug 06 1996". I would die such a happy man.

Nevermind, found it on the FTP, but the 08-06-1996 was mislabeled as 1997. Thanks for uploading them :)

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I'm new here but this is probably the only place that may help me. I'm an MDK nutcase and I've been looking forever for a demo that came with what I think was a Brazilian magazine.
But the same build may have been all over the world. I know how to identify it because it actually came with a hi-color MDK icon (*.ico) file that was AWESOME compared to the yellow, low color that comes with the retail game. I'd love you all to death if that icon or that demo can be identified or found.

Sorry and thanks

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ESTIERCOL wrote:I'm new here but this is probably the only place that may help me. I'm an MDK nutcase and I've been looking forever for a demo that came with what I think was a Brazilian magazine.
But the same build may have been all over the world. I know how to identify it because it actually came with a hi-color MDK icon (*.ico) file that was AWESOME compared to the yellow, low color that comes with the retail game. I'd love you all to death if that icon or that demo can be identified or found.

Sorry and thanks

- Martin
You've come to the right place. I did some digging and found that the demo on PC Gamer #3.02 (US?) contains an icon file with these two pictures:
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This demo is dated to 1997-02-12 and is likely the one also found on PC Gamer Po Polsku, listed in the first post.

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Hallfiry wrote:
ESTIERCOL wrote:I'm new here but this is probably the only place that may help me. I'm an MDK nutcase and I've been looking forever for a demo that came with what I think was a Brazilian magazine.
But the same build may have been all over the world. I know how to identify it because it actually came with a hi-color MDK icon (*.ico) file that was AWESOME compared to the yellow, low color that comes with the retail game. I'd love you all to death if that icon or that demo can be identified or found.

Sorry and thanks

- Martin
You've come to the right place. I did some digging and found that the demo on PC Gamer #3.02 (US?) contains an icon file with these two pictures:
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This demo is dated to 1997-02-12 and is likely the one also found on PC Gamer Po Polsku, listed in the first post.
Amazing! I've spent years looking for this.

Sadly it appears I need special privileges to download from here, but I really appreciate it nonetheless!

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Here's a quick upload of the demo as found on PC Gamer:
https://workupload.com/file/WpQsZuAF

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Hallfiry wrote:Here's a quick upload of the demo as found on PC Gamer:
https://workupload.com/file/WpQsZuAF
thanks so much! I've also found the full image of the PC Gamer CD containing the mdk demo

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Just as an interesting fact, the first 1998 iMac G3 came with a bundle of software CDs and between them there was a full copy of MDK.
Check this url for an image: https://www.catawiki.com/l/32187949-app ... iginal-box

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