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#1 Jul 16, 2014 5:43 AM

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interesting stuff in Spyro World Viewer

Spyro World Viewer is a program that lets you freely explore Spyro levels. while doing that, i found three interesting things. the first is in Sheila's Alp. behind each of the billy goats' houses, there's a black room, like the doors were going to open into something.

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the next thing is, in Winter Tundra, the hallway to Ripto's level is just a hallway that just kind of ends. but in the *cutscenes*, it's something different entirely. it's a shorter hallway with a hole at the end, like for Crush and Gulp.

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the third thing is less interesting. oftentimes when portals aren't open yet, you can still access them if you can get underneath the portal. i found this in a cutscene area underneath the Dragon Shores portal:

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#2 Jul 16, 2014 9:56 AM

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Re: interesting stuff in Spyro World Viewer

Wow, nice finds!

This just reminded me of today's dream.

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There I was playing in winter tundra maybe, I can't remember but I just glided somewhere  on the grass for fun and then spyro suddenly entered an invisible portal which lead him to a strange level which had background from crystal islands. Spyro kept gliding cause there was no near place to land, there were just some random walls and places in the distance especially down. I started panicking cause it seemed like it was one o those gliches that happen only once in a life by a random fortune, so I started saving states in epsxe and taking screenshots. Then I glided low enough to the platform that was down there, but actually it was too low and spyro died like if you fall off a cliff into the void. (I think there were some snake enemies) Then the dream turned out into some skylanders commercial or something o.O

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#3 Jul 16, 2014 5:23 PM

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Re: interesting stuff in Spyro World Viewer

the lava underneath Ripto's Arena (that appears later when you get the superflame powerup) is the same way, and that's always bugged me. you can't reach it early.

your post reminds me of a couple glitches, actually. cool dream!


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#4 Apr 29, 2015 8:58 PM

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Re: interesting stuff in Spyro World Viewer

I've taken hundreds of screenshots with the Spyro World Viewer of Spyro 1, 2, & 3 with the highest quality textures and in 1920x1080 resolution.

Spyro 1 album

Spyro 2 album

Spyro 3 album

You can download the World Viewer for yourself here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THkI6FJ2jDc

Enjoy.

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#5 May 03, 2015 9:48 PM

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Re: interesting stuff in Spyro World Viewer

Is there any reason why you can't view the character/object models in Spyro World Viewer? Yes I know the keyword is 'world' but I find it odd someone created a software to view Spyro level models only.

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#6 May 04, 2015 9:30 AM

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Re: interesting stuff in Spyro World Viewer

Bitmap wrote:

Is there any reason why you can't view the character/object models in Spyro World Viewer? Yes I know the keyword is 'world' but I find it odd someone created a software to view Spyro level models only.

Because they are stored in different formats.
As for why the level models are easier to find it might be because their polygon count is significantly higher, thus it would be easier to find a pattern in the game data. They also refer to textures, something which most (however not all) other game models don't use but instead rely solely on vertex colours.

Anyway, nice finds and that's a fancy piece of software smile

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#7 May 04, 2015 2:01 PM

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Re: interesting stuff in Spyro World Viewer

Caitelady wrote:

I've taken hundreds of screenshots with the Spyro World Viewer of Spyro 1, 2, & 3 with the highest quality textures and in 1920x1080 resolution.

Spyro 1 album

Spyro 2 album

Spyro 3 album

You can download the World Viewer for yourself here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THkI6FJ2jDc

Enjoy.

Interesting - the worlds are actually much smaller than I imagined. And Insomniac seemed to cleverly conceal the fact that they used only a few textures per level. Spyro 3 has less repetition, judging from the top down view.


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