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by Phantom
Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:54 pm
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: Definitive way to set up DCdev in Linux?
Replies: 44
Views: 4103

dospro wrote:Are the new versions of binutils compatible with KOS?
Yes.
by Phantom
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: Definitive way to set up DCdev in Linux?
Replies: 44
Views: 4103

I think you're using a very old (pre-2.12) binutils. Replacing -mcpu=arm7 with -marm7 (which is deprecated/broken in newer binutils) might fix the problem.
by Phantom
Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Sonic Team
Replies: 15
Views: 1126

Sweater Fish wrote:There's plenty of other companies churning out popular shitty games, so Sega wouldn't really be missed, I guess.
Yeah. Actually there's very few games I look forward to these days. In my opinion the entire gaming industry has gone downhill since 1996.

I guess I'm just getting old.
by Phantom
Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Sonic Team
Replies: 15
Views: 1126

But wouldn't shadow have sold even better with more responsive controls & camera perhaps just 1 more month in the owen... Possibly, I was just saying that contrary to what the reviews indicate, the game sold pretty well. And judging from the IGN user scores, many people are happy with how the game ...
by Phantom
Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:54 am
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Sonic Team
Replies: 15
Views: 1126

Sega want to sell as many games as possible, and Shadow the Hedgehog was one of their most successful games of the last few years. Sure, you may not like it, hardcore Sonic fans may not like it, but all that Sega cares about are game sales. They invested time, money and effort into epics like Shenmu...
by Phantom
Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:48 am
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Sonic Team
Replies: 15
Views: 1126

Re: Sonic Team

BILAL_XIA wrote:Shadow The Hedhehog General Rating Under 5/10
This game sold pretty well, though. Some reviewers gave it low scores, but the user scores on IGN are between 7.1 and 7.5 for all three platforms, which isn't that bad.
by Phantom
Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:16 am
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Wii launch topic
Replies: 110
Views: 2076

So what's the verdict on the controls?
by Phantom
Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Wii was supposed to cost < 100 USD
Replies: 26
Views: 891

DuffMan wrote:Personally I think the Wii will rock everyone's socks off. I played yesterday and it was AWESOME!
I hope it'll be very succesful. I won't be getting one soon though. At $320 (the european price) I think it's too expensive. I'm hoping for a price drop in a few months.
by Phantom
Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Wii was supposed to cost < 100 USD
Replies: 26
Views: 891

This means they actually do make money on console sales, though probably not a much compared to their portables and their first party software. Money is money, regardless of how much. True, but if you cannot hang on to a significant portion of the market retailers will eventually drop your products...
by Phantom
Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Wii was supposed to cost < 100 USD
Replies: 26
Views: 891

Who cares what their market share is? Nintendo have made profits off of every console they've ever sold. Nintendo even make profit in their bad years, which is not the case with MS or Sony's gaming divisions. Revenue - Cost is what matters, everything else (like market share) is just fluff. Current...
by Phantom
Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Wii was supposed to cost < 100 USD
Replies: 26
Views: 891

The same Mrs. soccer mom who gets phreaked out when she has to somehow wire up the console/pc to the router using cables? You don't *have* to wire up the console to the internet at all. At least I hope not, that would be rather silly. Does anyone know any statistic of the % of, say, xbox players th...
by Phantom
Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Wii was supposed to cost < 100 USD
Replies: 26
Views: 891

That being said, I still think the $250 price is reasonable. To us seasoned gamers, possibly, but Nintendo want to appeal to the mass market. In order to do that they need to price it accordingly. Otherwise they're positioning the Wii as a competitor to the 360, and I don't think that's a battle th...
by Phantom
Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Wii was supposed to cost < 100 USD
Replies: 26
Views: 891

If they wanted a cheaper console they should have gotten rid of the non-essential parts. They want this to be a family console, but Mrs. soccer mom probably doesn't even know what Wifi means. Right now Nintendo only hold a very small portion of the console market (not counting handhelds of course). ...
by Phantom
Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: DreamChess 0.1.0 released.
Replies: 41
Views: 5174

curtis_ray wrote:games like this are an insult to the dreamcast's power. this would be great for snes dev..but dc? please...
You obviously have no idea what you're talking about.
by Phantom
Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: Some basic 3D stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Wikipedia has an article on 3D projection: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3d_projection
by Phantom
Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: Some basic 3D stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 701

The only example I know of that does 3D using the PVR API directly is the 2nd mix demo. It's part of the KOS examples. That may be of some help. EDIT: The stretching is caused by the PVR applying depth to the texture image. But it won't project the vertices for you. They will remain at the (x, y) lo...
by Phantom
Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: Some basic 3D stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 701

If you use the PVR API you won't get automatic "depth perception" by using different Z values. Taking a simple square as an example: you can make something appear in front or behind of something else, but the PVR won't make it smaller/bigger for you. You'll need to calculate that manually and adjust...
by Phantom
Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Wii Virtual Console games cheap.... if you like lattes
Replies: 26
Views: 511

In my opinion the main problem with the Wii is that it's overpriced for their intended target audience. In europe it'll cost about $315, which isn't something you casually pick up while grocery shopping. I think Microsoft will drop the price of the 360 core package to the price of the Wii. And the W...
by Phantom
Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:56 am
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Lik-Sang closes doors
Replies: 60
Views: 1466

I don't really understand it though, Lik-Sang are not under UK law. So what would be the consequence of this court ruling? Lik-Sang packages being intercepted? That seems unlikely.

Maybe this is just Lik-Sang's strategy of fighting back, by generating bad publicity.
by Phantom
Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Lik-Sang closes doors
Replies: 60
Views: 1466

EDIT: Changed my mind.