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More Sega Channel prototypes dumped. Even earlier ones.

#301 User is offline rganders 

Posted 20 March 2019 - 08:03 PM

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Thanks for spreading the info. At last test, battery was flat. I imagine it is likely the thing has no shot without the missing components. And given the guy I got it from got it out of a recycling place, who knows what may not have been thought of as a component that got left behind.

For me, I'd also love to learn more on the history of this thing even if no useful code is recovered. I will likely get this sucker into a display and make it a quirky centerpiece of the sega channel collection of stuff (and there is more than I'd imagined).

View PostICEknight, on 20 March 2019 - 08:43 AM, said:

Thanks for sharing it! I've forwarded this to the MAME crew just in case that they can do something with it.

EDIT:

Haze said:

at best it looks like some kind of graphic rom

at worst, bad dump / fried chip

note, there's a Dallas DS5003FP and battery on there too, which I can only assume is somehow related to the DS5002FP suicide chip you find on Gaelco boards etc. I can also only assume the code is/was in the SRAM, and is probably long dead. If the battery voltage is >2.8 (and at no time has anybody removed the battery or accidentally triggered the suicide mechanism, which can happen if you so much as look at it funny) then the sram might in theory still contain the code, and the dallas might in theory still contain the key for it, but if it's been sat disused for so long, in unknown conditions, that's kinda unlikely.

it is likely that all the code was in the SRAM anyway and all that is dumped is something display related.



#302 User is offline rganders 

Posted 27 March 2019 - 10:16 AM

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Hey All!

Just wanted to say for anyone wanting to see a lot of cool promotional material along with the prototype of the unreleased Klondike game from the service...there is now a display up for the service at the National Videogame Museum outside of Dallas, TX.

NVM

Prototype Img

Display1

Display2

#303 User is offline Black Squirrel 

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Afternoon Retro,

EGM 71, June 1995 was recently scanned at Retromags:
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https://retrocdn.net...071.pdf&page=29
(that link should work later today - uploading as I type this)


"Ozone Kid" - any ideas?

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A very quick Google throws up this: https://www.unseen64...n-md-cancelled/

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https://retrocdn.net..._22.pdf&page=19

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Looks like this appeared in some form at Summer CES 1992 as "Environmental Detective". Developers Magicom presumably sat on it for a couple of years, gave it a different name and spat it out on Sega Channel.


as for the others:

- Mega Man is known
- I think there was talk about a special Super Street Fighter II somewhere
- Body Count wasn't released in the US and its existence on Sega Channel is news to me.

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Dr. Wily's Revenge is the name of the first Game Boy Mega Man game. Did EGM make a mistake, or was that a planned title for the Mega Drive release as well? In Japan it's known as Rockman Mega World, whilst the Game Boy game is Rockman World.

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View PostPengi, on 20 April 2019 - 12:54 PM, said:

Dr. Wily's Revenge is the name of the first Game Boy Mega Man game. Did EGM make a mistake, or was that a planned title for the Mega Drive release as well? In Japan it's known as Rockman Mega World, whilst the Game Boy game is Rockman World.

EGM weren't very good at the whole "video game journalism" thing so you can probably assume it's a mistake.

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View PostBlack Squirrel, on 20 April 2019 - 12:01 PM, said:

- I think there was talk about a special Super Street Fighter II somewhere


Documentation on "Super Street Fighter II L.E." was in the Sega Channel haul from a while back, although not the ROM itself (Though based on the information it has it could theoretically be recreated).
You can find it in the Instructions Test ROM.

EDIT: also put an image dump of the contents on my Twitter.
This post has been edited by Kiddo Cabbusses: Today, 03:18 AM

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