Mega LD dumping project

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  1. doc eggfan

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    Road_Avenger#Mega_LD_Version

    This is the only instance where I have 2 different regions of the same game - I have the "sample" version of the Japanese "Road Blaster" and the production US "Road Prosecutor"

    By manipulating the image, I was able to recreate a standard japanese cover, as it is identical to both of the versions I have, minus the "sample" sticker. I just pasted the lower corner of the US version over the sample version.

    I've also got to add the rego card for the japanese version once I convert it to pdf.
     
  2. ICEknight

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    Is it a physical sticker or a fake printed one, though?
     
  3. doc eggfan

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    It's a physical sticker, but I didn't want to try and remove it.
     
  4. Black Squirrel

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    Is this sample version different in any way?
     
  5. doc eggfan

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    Don't think so, though can't confirm without a non-sample version.

    Wasn't sure whether it was worth documenting or not.
     
  6. Black Squirrel

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    Everything is worth documenting, it's just that if it's a genuine demo rather than a finished version in different clothes, it would get its own page.
     
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    how does the extra codes work for regional variants?

    Code (Text):
    1. | mld_type_jp_1=Demo
    2. | mld_code_jp_1=DB037/Y
    3. | mld_rrp_jp_1=0
    4. | mld_date_jp_1=1993
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  8. Black Squirrel

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    Exactly as you've done it - we just haven't added the fields to the template yet.
     
  9. doc eggfan

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    Should we also make a note of the NEC LD-Rom2 version as well, or is that outside of the 'Sega' Domain?
     
  10. Scarred Sun

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    Welp, this.
    Although this technically is out of scope, I'm...not really opposed to trying to start a side project that deals with NEC in general if there's interest.
     
  11. Flygon

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    Is this a good place to register interest?
     
  12. doc eggfan

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    I did just buy most of the sega related pc engine games for scanning, plus a handful of others. Also got most of the LD-ROM2 exclusives.
     
  13. Black Squirrel

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    How are you defining "general" because while I would lend my services to the games side of things... that's not really what NEC are famous for.

    Also there'll be thousands of pages just for games. You've got the PC Engine (and CD) and PC-FX, but there's also all the 80s computers - the PC-8001, PC-6001, PC-8801, PC-9801, all the variants and of course all the stuff NEC published for other systems during the 90s.
     
  14. Scarred Sun

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    You're right in that it's obviously not what NEC is famous for. :v:

    But yes, I'm thinking the 80s computers through the PC-FX and maaaaybe MobilePro.
     
  15. doc eggfan

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    That reminds me, the original Thunder Force was on those 80s computers, I've always wanted to give that a go. I once considered that it would be a good project to port it to master system or mega drive so as to have the complete series on sega products (although this would also have to involve porting VI to dreamcast =P).
     
  16. Black Squirrel

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    Oh it's an untapped goldmine for first showings of things. I don't think anybody in the West has dug very far below the surface (and even in Japan the documentation is sketchy).


    It might be easier to think of it as the Japanese equivalent of doing a "Commodore Retro". Where your PC-88 is the Commodore 64 and the PC-98 is the Amiga, etc.
     
  17. Scarred Sun

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    Welp, this.
    Is it wrong that I'm not intimidated, then? :P If anything, I think of this as a slightly more sane project than DOCUMENT AN ENTIRE MULTINATIONAL COMPANY.
     
  18. doc eggfan

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    Goddamnit, now you've got me browsing the PC-88/PC-98 and Sharp X1/X68000 categories on YAJ.

    I didn't think it was possible for 5.25 inch floppies to be cool
     
  19. I've browsed some of what of those game libraries were dumped earlier.

    I ended up really bugging out "Nintendo Golf" by Hudson Soft.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wGcK77eihI
     
  20. Black Squirrel

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    Oh don't get me wrong it's a wonderful idea and I want to throw images at it.

    Just don't expect it to be done exceedingly quickly - there were lists of Mega Drive games :v:/>



    Also, and this won't be nice but

    You might have to take a Wikimedia Commons approach with some of this. It seems silly to host things on Sega Retro and then duplicate them on... "NEC Retro" (which I might start calling "Neck-retro" if it happens because abbreviations smell) .