Never before seen build of Sonic X-treme Leaked!

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  1. Andrew75

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    Update: Mike Wallis Micro Interview! (5/7/2015)

    Related threads:
    Release thread for STI Engines, 037 and 040 (PC and Saturn): http://forums.sonicretro.org/index.php?showtopic=34038&st=0
    Original Retro Leak thread: http://forums.sonicretro.org/index.php?showtopic=33545
    Original Assembler Leak thread: http://assemblergames.com/l/threads/sonic-x-treme-point-of-view-info-help-required.54194/
    Assembler Release Thread: http://assemblergames.com/l/threads/updated-6-3-2015-sonic-x-treme-release-central-sonicboom-editor-pov-builds.55713/
    Modding Thread: http://forums.sonicretro.org/index.php?showtopic=34041


    The Original Teaser Post
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    Coming Soon! 05/06/2015

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    BLUE IS COMING BACK!



    ==== POINT OF VIEW BUILD OF SONIC X-TREME: ====

    (Totally different engine from the STI Engine that we are all familiar with)
    (Credits to Jollyroger for getting this build to run on real hardware and not just the dev hardware)

    Release Trailer:

    Credits to Andrew75.
    http://youtu.be/c1U8jRWDBGU



    Mini Documentary.

    Credits to Borman.
    http://youtu.be/bwRERyhP31A



    Okay Guys ! So yeah, We have here the never before seen engine build of Sonic Xtreme by Point of View. (videos or pictures have never been released publicly until now.)
    Little is known about this build of Sonic Xtreme outside of a FAQ put togeather By Chris Senn which mentions POV a few times.
    The Faq can be found here: http://www.senntient.com/projects/xtreme/FAQ.html

    From what I gather, sometime in the middle of Sonic X-treme's development, Sega outsourced the completion of Sonic X-treme to Point of View studios, without the knowledge of technical lead Ofer Alon or artist Chris Senn, who were working on the PC and Saturn engine and levels.
    Point of View used assets from the original effort and developed a level converter to convert Sega Technical Institute's engine levels into the binary format used by POV's own engine, which had already been used before for several other games on a variety of
    platforms, such as Saturn, Playstation, Nintendo 64, PC.

    Fast forward to 2015
    Jollyroger acquired the POV file assets from Tichua.
    In its Initial state the POV build did not run on Standard Saturn hardware, It could however run on development Saturn hardware.
    so Jolly had to massage the engine code so that it could run on the Saturn hardware.


    Here are some Quotes taken from Chris Senn's FAQ (linked above) in regards to POV and Sonic X-treme.

    Mike Wallis micro interview:
    So yeah , I've been speaking with Mike Wallis (Sonic xtreme's Producer) by email.
    and!
    I asked if he remembered the POV build from this video and if he could give us some behind the scenes information related to the build.
    https://youtu.be/2snIoULkLlg

    Mikes response:
    Next I asked him if he could tell us anything about this particular v40 build for Saturn that was found by Jollyroger in the POV assets he had acquired. (as featured in the video.)
    https://youtu.be/Fvuxpv9-J1o

    Mikes response:

    Point Of View Sega Saturn July 14, 1996 Build Public Release 001:

    Mega
    Hugefiles
    Mediafire

    Notes:
    I used ImgBurn for burning the iso.
    If attempting the swap trick or installing a Mod chip , please be careful not to bust your Saturn, all parties involved with this release are not to be held accountable.
    If I've made any mistakes here, please point them out and I'll correct them, thanks guys!
     
  2. Context please?
     
  3. Covarr

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    Finally, the finished-but-never-released Sonic R 2. I've been waiting for this.
     
  4. Andrew75

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    Sonic Xtreme related !
     
  5. The long lost Saturn port of Sonic's Schoolhouse?
     
  6. All right then.

    + - *waits for thread to collapse into a guessing game*   :v:
     
  7. Andrew75

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    This is a long lost Link!
     
  8. 360

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    Obviously a build of Sonic Xtreme capable of running on Saturn hardware. The main question is how different is this going to be to the PC releases and thus how significant. I love hyped up announcements like this though so I'm excited nonetheless. I wish my fifteen year old self had kept a hold of his Saturn.
     
  9. Andrew75

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    We'll Explain more as we get closer to the 6th! Yeah, I also think topics like this are fun!
     
  10. Shoemanbundy

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    No harm in a little hype :)

    If the previous issues of not being able to really load any more than what was it, two textures, has been fixed and we'll be able to play most PC levels on the Saturn port, that's some great news indeed.

    All I know is this hype can't be just for the tech demo still being limited to that demo room, so it must be good :D
     
  11. Spinksy

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    Well this thread has made my morning significantly better :-)
     
  12. TimmiT

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    Don't we already have a thread about this?
     
  13. There is one build that is playable on Saturn as it is...

    ... But....

    Is it possible that this is the Metal Sonic build? That would be a real mindblow. I think the blurred image hints of it, with the black-and-greys having a resemblence to the iconic eyes and facial structure Metal has.
     
  14. TheKazeblade

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    ...Dangit, now you have me seeing it.
     
  15. Hype! Love it. Now if only I wouldn't have sold my Saturn years ago for twenty quid (with Virtual On!) what a buffoon.
    Looks like I'll have to hunt down another on eBay...

    Awesome work Andrew & Jollyroger!
     
  16. TimmiT

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    It sure would be nice if Andrew would let us now instead of needlessly teasing and attention whoring. ;)
     
  17. But the Internet runs off that!
     
  18. Cinossu

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    Hey, as fun as hype is, this really is somewhat useless discussion on speculation. Plus, one-liners for a page or two does not a productive topic make, especially when this is finally shown and it has to be hunted down within.

    Let's lock this thread for now and we'll unlock it when the date arrives or is just a little bit closer, hm? ;)

    EDIT: :v: and we're closer now. Unlock~
     
  19. Andrew75

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    Okay guys its out ! Please read the first page for info!
     
  20. Lanzer

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    This is trippy, seeing SX on an actual Saturn. thanks for the release man!