General Questions and Information Thread

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

  1. Gryson

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    Black Squirrel, just noticed you posted some MD guide books on retro cdn. I've wanted to see that Switch one for a long time - thanks! It has a nice long interview at the end.

    Do you scans these yourself or are they coming from somewhere else?
     
  2. Black Squirrel

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  3. Gryson

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    Nice!

    Reminds me of the person who sells books on Yahoo Auc JP with the binding cut (obviously scanning). I don't know if they're still at it, but a few years back, I would come across auctions for pretty much every retro gaming book (even the expensive ones) with cut binding. Someone out there has an incredible collection of scans.
     
  4. Scarred Sun

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    Welp, this.
    I don't know how to feel about the fact that I have inadvertently been to both the Kearney Mesa and Rancho Bernardo offices they mention (albeit with their current occupants, obviously). One's a biotech place now and the other does engineering.
     
  5. JaxTH

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  6. Black Squirrel

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    Wiki task reminder.
     
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  8. JaxTH

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    What about it?
     
  9. JaxTH

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    So I've come to fund out that "Wonder Boy Returns" was delisted off of Steam some time ago and a new version of the game called Wonder Boy Returns Remix was released in August in it's place.

    So we need a page on the original for Sega Retro ASAP.
     
  10. ICEknight

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    Are you sure it's a replacement and not an update, as with Sonic Mania Plus?
     
  11. JaxTH

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    It has it's own Steam page, forum, app id, as well as a new release date.

    Mania Plus on Steam is just DLC.

    Wonder Boy Returns: https://store.steampowered.com/app/523810/Wonder_Boy_Returns/

    Remix: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1112240/Wonder_Boy_Returns_Remix/

    EDIT: Apparently Wonder Boy Returns had a Switch release and that was pulled a week later because Remix came out.

    I can not confirm this.
     
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  12. ICEknight

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    Oh right, hadn't seen the original page was still there.

    I was about to say that they seemed to have changed things around after learning from their mistakes (those terrible bosses are being replaced by the classic ones) but I see that this "new" game only has one plane of scrolling while the previous had at least two. Yikes.
     
  13. Black Squirrel

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    It might as well go on record - if you see the old Sega logo, upload first (or at the moment, hold onto it), ask questions later.

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    https://picclick.com/Arcade-Lotto-Biglietti-Astrodata-Sega-Italian-Version-New-392468717255.html

    Here's some Italian cards for the arcade fortune teller, Astrodata.

    I don't think there's any record of Sega even selling things in Italy around this time (if not Europe as a whole), nevermind this game specifically, localised and distributed from somewhere in Florence.
     
  14. Asagoth

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    "Money, Adventure, Risk, Health & Humor, Voyages, Love, Work" ... Astrodata tells you all :) ... pretty cool... :thumbsup:
     
  15. Black Squirrel

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  17. JaxTH

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  18. Asagoth

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    An interview... cool :) ... this one will be preserved in "Sega Retro style"... so they programmed it with the PDS (Programmers Development System ... developed by British programmer Andrew "Andy" Glaister) ? ... I knew this would be useful ... I will save those tech docs at Retrocdn :) ... they're quite rare ...

    Edit: Thinking better... this tool deserves a page at "Sega Retro"... let's wait for its "resurrection" ... I have all the docs safe with me and we already have good info... so it will be easy to create a page for this...
     
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  19. Asagoth

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    This video talks for itself...

     
  20. Black Squirrel

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    That's quite wonderful. Do we know where this video is from - it's something the world really ought to have archived in colour.


    Can't tell if they're pretending 32X games were Saturn-bound, but some of the material in there is shockingly early - the sort you wouldn't normally put on display. You can use your imagination with some of the sports games and Metal Head, but Tempo looks like an absolute mess with all that visible debug information.


    There's quite a lot of information out there about early Saturn titles - enough to write some pretty detailed essays about their development. This is an excellent hting to see.