Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by Black Squirrel, Mar 6, 2020.
UPDATE: Been through all the PC Engine stuff, and now the list has been fully populated with anything we may be missing: https://necretro.org/NEC_Retro:Todo/Sub-pages#Japanese_stuff
When it comes to picking out what cheats are bugs, I've come across multiple where it specifies "unplug the multitap and insert one pad to control multiple players at once", which sounds more like a quirk regarding the PC Engine hardware than an actual bug, and I don't think you can replicate that properly on an emulator, so after a certain point I've ignored such bugs. If you come across a game reported to have a bug, but it's just the whole multitap quirk, ignore it and probably remove it from that todo list too.
Also many games are in Japanese, so if anyone wants to help but aren't fluent in Japanese, good luck for some of them (especially text-heavy games like RPGs).
https://twitter.com/forestillusion Was hosting torrents for Famitsu, now closed down. Anyone keep the torrent links? I hadn't gotten around to uploading many of them.
In case anyone else is interested;
Sometimes lower resolution renders are better. I can't unsee the arse noses.
Stuff for NEC Retro:
Gekkan PC Engine:
And a small number of Marukatsu PC Engine issues:
Keep in mind that Gekkan PC Engine also has a Sega Retro page, thus more incentive to mirror scans for it.
I'm not overly sure how much we care, but it is fascinating:
You're making a "realistic" video game in the 1990s - where do you get the textures from? Compact disc!
Look a CD entirely dedicated to water photos. Get John Linneman on the phone.
Some of these are marked as having been used in Sega games. Someone who cares more might be able to identify which ones.
OMG, look at all those beautiful textures. I remember my ex-boss having boxes full of these... stored on 35mm slides. I've heard using them without permission is not cool, and almost as bad (if not worse) than sharing fanart without crediting the artist on Twitter.
Don't know what's Sega, just that there IS Sega:
Google image search
"site:psxplanet.ru/forum dreamcast kudos"
This community has been dumping bootleg Dreamcast games from Russia (among other things), and with that comes scans. The scans are useful... but there's hundreds, and it takes a long time to get things done. However I also noticed some of their chosen image hosts are breaking, so we probably want to jump on this sooner rather than later.
This task requires a brain and a set of working eyes.
Some of these are not scans - we don't want those. Nor do we really need the official US/EU/JP covers. Only a small group of companies were involved in these activities in the early 2000s: Kudos, Paradox, Playzero, RGR Studio and Vector (company) - if it doesn't look like it was made by one of those, we might not care. Though we might - that's where the "brain" bit comes in.
There are also gaps in our knowledge. "site:ru dreamcast kudos", and within ten results:
...variants we don't have documented. You may need to copy-paste and make some bootleg sub-pages.
The really weird ones are currently still living on Dreamcast bootleg games. Some of this is still in flux as I try and work out a decent plan.
I'll grab what I can and dump it with a separate tag on Sega Retro.
I quickly copy-pasted the thread titles and will leave it for now. I'll take care of the file names tomorrow.
Stuff goes here, if that's OK for you.
I found a better source.
Category:Dreamcast RU box scans
Category:Dreamcast RU disc scans
We probably have a good chunk of these, so you'll have to cross reference.
I'm on page 3 out of 13 and will upload all of them, since some have multiple versions with individual artwork etc. or seem to have better quality in general.
I've put them here.
Feel free to delete the ones you don't need.
Separate names with a comma.