Mirror of the original source prototype upload by the Internet Archive user, PS1-Hagrid
'Milestone 1B April 12th, 2002' build of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for Windows.
All data is time stamped September 6th, 2002 despite the included April 12th splash image. The final retail game released on November 14th, 2002.
The included data is a mixture of a full game build, various developer tools, source code, and source assets.
Source was provided by an anonymous former developer. From the former dev, it was passed to several individuals, and subsequently to the Harry Potter / game community at large.
Contents of the folder are exactly the way the developer left it after being written to a disc (CD-ROM) e.g. file names, directory structure and contents, etc.
The prototype source build has allowed the Harry Potter game community to thrive.
Examples include creating entirely new maps and mods, a deeper understanding (and appreciation for) the game's mechanics, and thus has extended the lifespan of these games almost 20 years after initial release.
Data provided here is for educational purposes only in the context of digital preservation so that these games can be studied and looked at by game historians and archivists.