Snatcher (Single Game Emulated?) on DC

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Snatcher (Single Game Emulated?) on DC

Post by Gillian Seed » Fri Dec 05, 2003 4:21 pm

I am proposing a DC emu of the Sega CD game: Snatcher.

I was wondering if this could be done?
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Post by Sweater Fish » Fri Dec 05, 2003 4:55 pm

I wonder...afterall, it's not a very processor intensive game for the most part.

Actually, it even seems possible that most of the game is stored as separate data packs similar to the way Sierra Online games are, so that whast you'd really want to do is write an interpretter rather than an actual emulator. I'm not sure. I know all the speech is just CDDA. I don't have my Sega CD stuff handy to check it out, but I think it would be worth looking into.

I know that the Sega CD version of Monkey Island is playable on the Dreamcast this way using SarienDC. Perhaps Snatcher could be, too, with an interpretter of its own. The game was certainly ported around a lot in Japan, so it would have made sense for Konami to break things up into portable data packs that way.

I'd love to play Police-nauts, too. Is there really no translation for it? It's such a famous game, you'd think there'd be one.


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Post by chrisfbt1 » Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:07 pm

Snatcher is Definately one of my favorite games :)

What about the Msx Version ? is that playable on the msx emu ?
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Post by Phantom » Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:14 pm

chrisfbt1 wrote:What about the Msx Version ? is that playable on the msx emu ?
It probably is, but it's in Japanese. ;)
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MSX emu it?

Post by Gillian Seed » Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:57 am

Well, since someone posted a link to the translation, I don't see what is stopping us.

I have the Sega CD game at home, so ...

I just hope something comes of this. Others need to play this awsome as fudge game!
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Post by Ian Micheal » Tue Dec 09, 2003 9:21 am

Should be any one tryed it on the msx emus yet. that would fix the problem.
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Post by Gillian Seed » Tue Dec 09, 2003 9:35 am

I've gone on the net and tracked down an MSX version of the game translated to English, though I know that it works. Tested on an MSX emu myself.

The game is in "Engrish" though, it was translated by some multicultural people.

I can e-mail said game to anyone who is willing to test it out. I myself have to get home and DL all of my CD burning software to start up making my DC emu disks again and such.

So, if you're willing, I can e-mail it to you. ;D

Granted, this would be the MSX version, so it would all be in text only, no voices. The Sega CD version was so moving for me because I could relate with the characters, the voices added another edge to the game that I couldn't find in other 16-bit games of the time. Yes, Sonic was amazing to play and it was fun, but Snatcher was amazing to play, it was fun AND it was moving!
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Post by SchmuckofNI » Tue Dec 09, 2003 7:06 pm

I am willing to bet the PC Engine SCD version would be easier to emulate than that of the Sega CD one... Then again, its in japanese too so that doesn't help the situation much. :lol:
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Snatcher!

Post by jimmybigeyes » Wed Dec 10, 2003 5:08 am

I would like that a lot too! I'm willing to help in any way, but I'm not a DC Developer. Could provide webspace though, or free drinks in Amsterdam.

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Post by Gillian Seed » Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:57 am

I tried to burn everything yesterday and make some self booting disks. All I get is a disc that resets the dreamcast in a nice loop. :evil:

I use Nero burning ROM to make my CDs. Like I stated in a previous post, I HAVE THE MSX ENGLISH VERSION!!

Maybe we could take this and an MSX emu a step further and tweek the heck outta Snatcher on the DC. Maybe up the color content in the game a bit? Better sounds as well?

Again, I can't get ANY of the MSX emulators from the site to work on my DC. Any help?
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Post by Alexvrb » Wed Dec 10, 2003 11:33 am

Sweater Fish wrote:I'd love to play Police-nauts, too. Is there really no translation for it? It's such a famous game, you'd think there'd be one.
You'd think. But then you'd think again.
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Post by Gillian Seed » Thu Dec 11, 2003 9:00 am

The MSX English version of Snatcher runs just fine on all of the MSX Emu's I've downloaded.

I STILL can't get it to run on the DC emus!! :evil:
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Post by Ian Micheal » Thu Dec 11, 2003 1:57 pm

Did you include all the bios files. burning things is not that hard. Use demo menu and load the bin on any cd you burned. People should get into the habit of not making Selfboot cds and using demo menu.
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Post by Gillian Seed » Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:30 pm

Demo menu?

I used all of the files included in BOTH of the MSX Emulators posted on the main site. Anyway...

You want me to send the Snatcher files to you? Hopefully YOU could make a Nero self-booting image and post it some where for us so we can all part-take of the wonderful "Snatcher Cake".
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Post by jimmybigeyes » Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:52 am

I tried in the past to burn the MSX emulator and the English version of Snatcher using DreamInducer, but that didn't work out too well. So if anyone (I think mr. Michael should be able to do it) finds a way to make it work, please include detailed instructions for people like me. The slightly stupid.
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Post by Ian Micheal » Fri Dec 12, 2003 5:17 am

Reaperangel@yahoo.com send it there so what i can do for you. But i would just email you the working image I doubt it is legal to upload and you own it right :D
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Post by Gillian Seed » Fri Dec 12, 2003 1:38 pm

Yes I legally own A Copy of Snatcher... *won't specify WHICH copy he legally owns*

But, here they come! Its from a .mil e-mail address.. you'll see.
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Post by Gillian Seed » Sun Dec 14, 2003 8:44 pm

Well? Did you get the files, have you put the stuff together? :D :D
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Post by Gillian Seed » Tue Dec 16, 2003 3:17 pm

Well? or am I not going to get a response?
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