General Questions and Information Thread

Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by Andlabs, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Black Squirrel

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    One for the collectors:

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Uh oh spaghetti-Os
     
  2. Neko Kit Su

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    Well we're getting PSO2 in the west.
    I'm a bit thrilled about this, to say the least.
     
  3. JaxTH

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    Jack shit.
    The Sega Age website was sold. Don't know if that means anything to anybody but save anything worthwhile I guess.
     
  4. biggestsonicfan

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    So I recently acquired a Dynamite Cop (Model2A) arcade machine (was originally a Virtua Fighter Model1 cab though) and was looking at "cheats" online for any version of the game and came across something interesting for the Dreamcast version here:

    Do we have an archive of this file? Does Retro even have a hosting method for VMS files? I remember there was a site a long time ago dedicated to the uploading and downloading of VMS files, in which I used it to modify my Shenmue 1 save to a Shenmue 2 EU compatible format.
     
  5. JaxTH

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    Jack shit.
    Just uploading them to the various wikis.
     
  6. Black Squirrel

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    Yes put them on the Sega Retro wiki. This should probably apply to Sega's old freebie demos and whatnot too - anything Sega was offering online in the 1990s or early 2000s.

    We are open to most things.
     
  7. biggestsonicfan

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    Well, it was more of a request for the file to be hosted on Retro. I have no such files. Nor would I know how to upload them to Retro. The files I upload get eaten or I don't know how they work.
     
  8. JaxTH

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    So...E3 2019:

    Phantasy Star Online 2 for Xbox One
    Football Manager on Xbox Game Pass PC
    Shenmue 3 showed up at the PC Gaming Show
    Panzer Dragoon Remake on Switch
    Mario & Sonic at the 2020 Olympics

    I think that was all that was showcased at the conferences.
     
  9. Asagoth

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    I guess we have all that was there... the manuals were all uploaded some years ago ... it was just the posters and some extras that were missing (leaflets, etc)... but I will check one more time ... just to be certain...
     
  10. biggestsonicfan

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    I found it difficult to understand the Sega Model1's soundboard's purpose actually was. I then found this blog blurb and found it very helpful and I think this info should eventually be transferred to the wiki at some point.
     
  11. JaxTH

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    To add to this Alien Isolation is on....something. I forget what. It might gave been in some montage.

    EDIT: It's the Switch. Alien Isolation is on Switch.
     
  12. biggestsonicfan

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    https://twitter.com/sam_mullen/status/1140434150215696384

    A little anecdote about Monster World IV's localization. I think this is new information.
     
  14. Black Squirrel

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    What up team.


    How much do you know about 1970s Japanese arcade games?

    Trick question - nobody knows a damn thing about 1970s Japanese arcade games. But there's an opportunity to learn:


    https://archive.org/search.php?query=Games+Machine&page=1

    Recently uploaded to archive.org - a bunch of "(The) Game Machine" issues published between 1974 and 1980. Quite useful, but ruined in that they're stored as double-page spreads in horribly compressed, wonky PDFs.


    Why do we care? Well I picked an issue at random and found this:

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    Four pinball tables not in the list, an undocumented version of Faro and two undocumented Black Jack machines. Also a photo of Sega's version of Missile Command.

    Oh and that game on the right with the squares? That's Targ by Exidy. The Sega version is undocumented.


    Anyone with magic powers able to turn these into something more... presentable?



    And yes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf3yn8LkIyY

    Muhammad Ali was big in the 70s.
     
  15. Black Squirrel

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    Well then, how about some Swedish broadsheets?

    https://archive.org/details/@sketaful

    This lovely lad has scanned issues of Datormagazin from 1986 to 1995. The problem? Some pages need splitting. Also most of these won't be relevant to our interests.

    It needs combing through.
     
  16. Asagoth

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    I can do it... you want the pages split, right?...
     
  17. Black Squirrel

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    Yes indeed :)
     
  18. Asagoth

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    Do you want the pages ordered in the "western" way, right? ... since these are ordered in Japanese style right? ...
     
  19. Black Squirrel

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    Yes - there's a few examples on Retro CDN of us doing this before - here's one
     
  20. Hivebrain

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    There's a template for tagging reverse magazines:

    https://retrocdn.net/Template:Reversepages