Retro Sonic Engine For Dreamcast

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Retro Sonic Engine For Dreamcast

Post by DcSteve » Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:03 pm

This DC test release version featuring 3 levels works great. It looks to currently be the best way to play all new sonic on your dreamcast until genesis emulation is improved.

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Post by mink03 » Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:20 pm

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Post by jessman » Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:31 pm

Sweet! Nice find! So, is this brand new? I'm downloading now, but is this currently being worked on? Sonic is so awsome, and I'd love to see a fan's take on the series. Thanks for posting this!
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Post by Strapping Scherzo » Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:32 pm

Someone mentioned at DCEmu that it uses WinCE libs ripped from a Midway game. Too bad.
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:40 pm

jessman wrote:Sonic is so awsome, and I'd love to see a fan's take on the series.
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Post by DcSteve » Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:57 pm

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)
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Post by Maximo2703 » Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:14 pm

this is what i like to see happening in the DC scene. Now hopefully this doesn't become a forgotten dead project in a few months to years.
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Post by DcSteve » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:57 pm

This is like the sonic 4 we have all been waiting for. This is also the best homebrew ive tried for dreamcast. Even for a "test build" this plays perfectly. When they start using the legal libs, i most likely will start a site/scene devoted to this and its mods.
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Post by Maximo2703 » Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:54 pm

it'd be kewl to see a Mario mod hehe ,or maybe even a crash bandicoot
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Post by BlackAura » Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:23 am

DcSteve wrote: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.
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Post by Strapping Scherzo » Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:59 am

Yeah, I'm guessing that the windows port uses DirectX which probably made the Dreamcast port a piece of cake using the WinCE Dev Kit for Dreamcast. Depending on how he designed the graphics renderer, a legal Dreamcast port could constitute a fair amount of work.
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Post by BlackAura » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:19 am

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,
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Post by Strapping Scherzo » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:48 am

Good, that makes translating it to KOS API version easier.
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Post by Darksaviour69 » Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:14 am

i havent been able to burn this or even mount the cd image to get the binary files... so what do you guys think, should the download be taken down?
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Post by DcSteve » Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:45 am

The image worked perfect for me. Just double click on it to open in nero. Then finalize burn and thats it.
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Post by Quzar » Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:17 pm

the download links should be removed
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Post by Sonic-NKT » Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:33 pm

hmm, i dont think they should be removed...

really who cares... dont get me wrong, im against pirating dreamcast games, and beside some games that were never official released i have only originals. But lets just have fun with this awesome piece of software, this harms nobody...
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Post by DcSteve » Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:51 pm

exactly- lets treat this like sintendo and boobboy!
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Post by BlueCrab » Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:57 pm

Quzar wrote:the download links should be removed
I have to say that I agree. Whether or not this "hurts anybody" can be debated, and since it is using libraries ripped from a game (and that the authors have no legal right to distribute), the entire thing is illegal. While this may be an interesting project, I think that until it is rewritten with KOS, the downloads should NOT be linked to.

If I had moderator powers in this forum, I would take the links away.
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Post by Nico0020 » Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:11 pm

image burns but wont boot for me. hmmmm. its selfboot yes? burnt it with nero.
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