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Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by McGuirk, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. Brainulator

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    Here's where the decision to put it today was made: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Today's_featured_article/requests/Sonic_X-treme

    So I guess we can thank Alex Field for getting this one queued.
     
  2. Forte

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    I wanted to ask, are there any official releases or hacks of Sonic 1 in Wide-screen?

    I know about mobile ports, but if I recall correctly, these are riddled with ads with no real way to buy the game separately?
     
  3. _Sidle

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    Ads can be removed via paying a small fee (about what it originally costed iirc). If you can find an old version from before the free SEGA Forever update (before 2017), those do not have ads.
    The decompilations (while incomplete, with some sprite/palette bugs and being prone to crashing from my experience) also don't run ads, even when used with more recent builds (which you can download here).

    There's also the patched ROM and specific Emulator combo that did rounds awhile back. Can't think of anything else off the top of my head.
     
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  4. Forte

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    Thanks, You were right - the mobile version indeed has the option to buy it and remove ads - after installation, and it's not expensive, just bought it :)
     

  5. So apparently Sega themselves requested Roger make Sonic sound older? Puts things into perspective...
     
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  6. Tanks

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    Anyone know the background behind these Sonic 2 Championship coins from '93? I just flipped this on ebay, but these appear to be pretty common in Japan.

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  7. raphael_fc

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    I don't know if this has anything to do with, but it's the same year.
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  8. Black Squirrel

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    Afternoon,

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    I dun found me some new old Sonic 2 8-bit prototype screenshots. Of Sky High Zone.

    https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c905435541

    From the Japanese 1992 Sega summer catalogue, which we need scans of. As we do of most catalogues.

    I'm not going to lie though:

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    This fascinates me more. It's some super early World of Illusion mock-ups, and I can't tell if they're in-game graphics or hand-drawn.
     
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  9. raphael_fc

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  11. Black Squirrel

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    Our coverage of Sonic X-treme has annoyed me for years because it's interspersed with source code modifications and political guff. I think I've tried to make it easier to follow in the past, but ehhh.


    But I'm on an "emulate small Saturn things" streak at the moment so:

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    Sonic X-treme (V40 prototype)

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    Sonic X-treme (prototype; 1996-07-14)

    Pages for the two Saturn prototypes we weren't covering. It might be more digestible now... or less digestible, since I've no plans to touch the PC builds.


    I've been considering setting up a Windows 95/98 virtual machine for years to tackle all the old Sega PC things (without messing up real PCs) but I... sort-of don't want to? Like, I want someone else to step in and be "that guy" before I spend ours tripping up on old graphics APIs or something.
     
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