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While I was reading the Yuji Naka interview (very excited it was able to happen btw!), I came across a section discussing a supposed PC version released in Japan.

Nidcom: Is it true that in the 1990's a PC version of NiGHTS into Dreams was planned? There was a rumour that it existed at one point and one of the new levels was called 'Sparkle Attic'? Can you tell us more about this, perhaps?
Yuji Naka: I thought production was completed. Wasn't the PC version put on the market? I actually participated in the release of the PC version of NiGHTS in Akihabara. So I thought it was on the market. But this is for sure, there is no new level.
See: http://game.watch.im...030321/sega.htm


Here's a translated version of the quote: http://translate.goo...t...l=&ie=UTF-8

So apparently in 2003 SEGA's "B-CLUB" service uploaded NiD? I'm interested in finding out more about the B-CLUB.

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This is a great find! Thanks so much for finding these.
We should really archive these photos as proof of the fabled PC NiGHTS! Seeing the game running natively on Windows like that.. we need to find this game!

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Hmm, I did some background research, and dug up some interesting information regarding B-CLUB:
-SEGA rental service
-Ran on a modified GiriGiri emulator (Saturn freeware emulator made in 2001)
-The CYBER DISC service which hosted B-CLUB eventually was discontinued, after internal issues and theft of an internal unlock code.

Unfortunately, seems like this is just an improved version of the Saturn emulator :c. I hear the graphics are improved, though, on the B-CLUB versions of Saturn games.

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With any luck, someone has this lying around somewhere, or it'll turn up like a beta ROM does one day, but for now, it doesn't look to good.

If it is just an emulator and maybe some updated graphics, than odds are it would play just the same as a NiGHTS ROM on a fan emulator anyway, right? It's still a shame that it's not out there right now, though. Youtube doesn't even have vids :/

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Wait, what? I thought we found out the PC port was canceled. So maybe it's just something that was extremely limited, or beta..




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