I would like to see a WinCE free version.This game has huge potential.We should support the creator of this to remove the WinCE libraries.
So would we all! Oh, I would love
a KOS version! but at the same time we are to blind to see that this is not
an option here!
He must have been working for years on this release! and all we are saying "F*ck you, it's using WinCE. Go home and take your illegal crap that I haven't even played with you."
Let's go back and read what someone who knows its stuff wrote about RetroSonic and the work Taxman must have spent on this:
There must be homebrew (legal) libs that match or better the quality of those wince libs that someone can easily recompile with. (when the source is released)
Half right. It wouldn't be a simple recompile. It would be a completely separate port, the hardest part of which would be the renderer
It sounds like he wrote a hardware-based renderer for the Dreamcast version, which would rule out the WinCE port being a piece of cake. That must have been a substantial bit of work, in fact,
Read his original posts here
If anyone of you followed the two years of work BlackAura spent on his hardware video renderer for GenesisPlusDC, then you'll see what his words actually mean.
And all this talk about WinCE libs (which are free as you might remember) is funny because we're talking about a Sonic
engine - with Sonic characters and Sonic stages and Sonic logos and Sonic music and Sonic sound effects and Sonic game play. - What exactly was the problem with WinCE again ?
Segata Sanshiro wrote:
Instead of discussing the legality of retro Sonic, we can use our energy to encourage the developer to continue working on it...
Exactly. At DCEvolution I spent the last year since the NES DEP release actually more time discussing legalitites of past and future projects with MetaFox then actually working on a release. I really don't see much of a point to that - or much of a problem with a free homebrew game that's basicly a fan fiction / fan art type of thing.
I always dreamt of a real Sonic remake. And now it comes for Dreamcast and it is not a game, it is an engine for us all to play with, but all we do is complaining. To me that's really dissapointing.