Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by doc eggfan, Dec 9, 2012.
Fatal Fury 2 AU dump...
...is unfortunately identical to (US) dump
Thanks lots! Also not all games use the standard checksum routine; this is what the [c] means in the GoodGen names.
File:Sonic 1 GG JP Manual.pdf
File:Sonic 2 GG JP Manual.pdf
File:Gunstar Heroes GG JP Manual.pdf
Hi-res pdf scans of some GG manuals, painstakingly cropped and rotated straight for your pleasure.
File:Game Gear EU Epilepsy.pdf
File:Game Gear EU Rego.pdf
File:Game Gear EU Patents.jpg
Complete EU Box scans
how come the sonic retro tags don't have 'top' and 'bottom'?
Cross-post with pick-up thread.
There's a huge treasure trove of information here (haven't had time for proper scans):
These are from the South Australian Sega Mag (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Sega of Australia takes over from John Sands Electronics sometime in 1986
The Sega AI computer was showcased down under, and the 'cheapy' he's referring to is probably a disk-based SC-5000 (maybe?) EDIT: Scratch that, the SC-5000 wasn't disk-based.
Also, didn't know that the MyCards were originally intended to be re-programmable, similar to Nintendo's famicom disk system.
So HuCAL was released in Australia? Good to know... now if only we had a dump of it :x (really early Hudson Soft developed software, on a Sega platform no less! not a game, alas)
Not necessarily, all I have is the manual, no actual disks. It is in English though, so perhaps that's something. And the providence of this lot would seem to indicate that it was all purchased contemporarily in the mid 1980s, which would point to it being available on shelves rather than by import, but I can't confirm it 100%.
Also, if the editorial above is true, it may explain why there are a couple of different versions of SG-1000 games packaging released in Japan - ones with Japanese lettering and ones with English lettering. Perhaps after expanding into Australia directly, they figured that they would release the same packaging in both regions? If that's the case, it would be difficult to determine which games officially made it out in Australia, as the John Sands packaging wouldn't apply to later releases.
I think it's more likely to be the "overseas" release of HuCAL rather than one specifically tailored for Australia. A generic packaging style they could shove into any territory that happened to be selling SC-3000s at the time (because English is more universal than Japanese... and lots of Japanese citizens speak English anyway).
didn't seem to be in the wiki yet, so I added it.
Why did I lol at "Publisher: Chinese Bootleggers"? ^^;;
We should have a uniform term for chinese pirates, then we can create a publisher page with their entire softography =P
Added updated scans of the limited edition pack, including
I'd really love to see a translation of this. Any helpers?
The T.T.S Sega Magazines have been scanned, but I don't think the South Australian Sega Magazine ones have.
This is really interesting, there's a gap in the documentation of Sega in Australia between when John Sands stopped distribution in 1986 and when Ozisoft started in 1988. Like Germany and Italy, Australia seems to have also received the early 1986 copyrighted SMS games (most PAL countries didn't receive the SMS until 1987, by which time the covers and/or instructions had been changed to multi-language). Toltoys were the distributor in April 1988. Toltoys were a division of Kenner Parker, who also owned Tonka at the time. Tonka bought Sega of America in July 1987. Possibly the same situation that happened in America happened in Australia? (Sega launched themselves and then shortly afterwards sold the distribution rights to a division of Kenner Parker?).
Some prototypes exist, they were called EPMyCard.
So is "T.T.S. Sega Magazine" meant to be an abbreviation of "The Top Selling Sega Magazine"?
Why'd you upload the S2 GG EU manual? It's on Sonic Retro already, isn't it?
It is now. =P
Had to put it on Sega Retro as Sonic Retro doesn't accept pdfs.
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