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by grakidov from Bulgaria on 01/21/2014 19:29
Hi, Rockin-B
Congrats for the great homebrew portal for Sega Saturn! Hope SS homebrew community is still alive and kicking.

I have a few crazy ideas that I want to try on Sega Saturn. I have downloaded SaturnOrbit, but I need some advices how to setup a hardware ready for development. I have Sega Saturn V1(not quite sure) but want to be able to execute a "game" (code + content) from the SD card. Could you help with any advice?

Many Thanks,
grakidov

by Georgi Rakidov from Bulgaria on 01/21/2014 19:25
Hi, Rockin-B
Congrats for the great homebrew portal for Sega Saturn! Hope SS homebrew community is still alive and kicking.

I have a few crazy ideas that I want to try on Sega Saturn. I have downloaded SaturnOrbit, but I need some advices how to setup a hardware ready for development. I have Sega Saturn V1(not quite sure) but want to be able to execute a "game" (code + content) from the SD card. Could you help with any advice?

by Omnibot2000 on 06/16/2013 16:59
Hallo,

gibt es dich noch?

Lies dir bitte mal deine Nachrichten auf neXGam durch.

Viele Grüße

by vbt on 02/23/2013 17:01
you loved D/E0

Kenji Eno passes away

by VBT on 07/01/2012 02:07
Hi Rockin'-B

Please give us some news
Comment:
Thanks VBT for giving me a little push from time to time. I really wish to continue doing Saturn stuff. Actually, it's the thing that I miss the most, these days.

But I learned to rather speak about things I've done, than to speak about things that I'm planning to do. So the next time you hear from me, it'll be news from the first type.

See you,
Rockin'-B

by VBT on 04/05/2011 23:12
Rockin'-B, you're missing
Comment:
You're right. I haven't forgot about Saturn. Recent eBay items like Mechwarrior 2, Independence Day, Titan Wars (Saturn) and Tokyo Highway Challenge 1+2 (DC) waiting to be played. Still enjoy Mega Drive Road Rash very much It's time for me to get movin' with Saturn, again!

by AmonX from Canada on 02/28/2011 06:35
Hello RockinB. I hope that this message finds you. I want to thank you for all you have done for the Saturn Dev community. I am continuing your tradition of a yearly Saturn Dev contest in your honour. I hope that all is well with you. Take care friend.

by vbt on 12/04/2010 21:26
Rockin'-B, where did you move ?

by Chris from Germany on 09/25/2010 01:37
Ich bin sehr beeindruckt von der Idee, einen SNES Emulator für den Saturn anzubieten. Leider kann mein Saturn deinen Emu nicht booten "Disc unsuitable for this system", obwohl mein Saturn bis zum Abwinken gemodded ist (50/60 Hz Schalter, Multilanguage-Schalter, verstärkter Laser für RW-Discs, 4MB RAM Modul). Wie gesagt, er frißt den Emu nicht. Ist der für PAL geschrieben oder wofür? VG

by Wesley Souza from Brazil on 12/17/2009 20:09
Hi, Rockin-B
First I would like to congratulate you for the work that
develops on the sega saturn platform.
I know mp3 players applications for the dreamcast ...
and was wondering if there's any possibility of saturn processors
perform the reproduction of mp3 files via software.
what do you think?

thanks,

Wesley.
Comment:
Hi Wesley, thanks!

I guess a mp3 player would be possible on Saturn. As for homebrew games, it has been easier for us to just preconvert all mp3-audio files to raw CD-DA, PCM or AIF files. Mp3 playback in games would definitely be too heavy on the CPUs, there wouldn't be much CPU time left for graphics and others.

by Henrik from DK on 03/16/2009 10:44
OMG. I love your work... I would pay you to make a nes and genesis emulator for the saturn aswell... could be so awesome... is it impossible to make decent emu for the saturn or what?!
Comment:
VBT created a really impressive fullspeed SMS emulator port. He shows that absolutely great emulation stuff is possible. However, on Saturn the programmer has to struggle with alignment and endianess issues when porting an emulator, simply because they usually have been ported to little-endian platforms. The memory and bandwidth restrictions as well as the fact that there are two cpus (emulators are rarely written multi-threaded) require a lot of work and time to get the max out of it.

The SNES emu already is the fasted in my portfolio (strange, eh?), I expect that it could be speed-up to being playable (not necessarily fullspeed). All of the emus could be speed-up significantly with hardware-accelerated gfx drawing. I'm sure that somewhere in the far future, we will see all those things happen, even a genesis emu. By nature, the genesis emu will be far slower than the snes emu. No one could aford to make a dynarec genesis emu for Saturn....

by Maturion on 06/08/2008 21:17
Geniale Seite und geniale Emulatoren, danke!

by Miguel from Portugal on 12/10/2007 23:23
This site is great. I had no idea there was so much homebrew for sega saturn. I'll explore more during the week.

I'm making an art project using animations on the VMU, will email allot a people that are into VMu programing as soon as I'm done, to know what they think.

great job

by Leonardo on 03/28/2007 02:36
Please, Mail me, I have an important question to you about emulating master system on sega saturn.
lerolesco2002@hotmail.com

by Anne on 01/24/2006 21:47
hey ho der thomas...dass es diese site noch gibt hab ich beim surfen mal so zufällig entdeckt...würd gern mal wieder beßchen quatschn, meine mail steht ja oben oder auch ICQ 263310410...so, feel free to leave a message
Comment:
Ups, hab' eben etliche neue Gästebuch-Einträge gefunden, von denen ich noch nix wußte. Sorry, war mein Fehler (schon behoben).

by alex on 01/23/2006 11:48
schöne neue Seite Butz Butzum
Comment:
Yeah, jetzt kann ich mich zur Ruhe setzen....

by alex on 01/02/2006 19:48
Hi Bütz,
gesundes Neues. Bin jetzt erst dazu gekommen, deinen Baum zu bewundern. Bis bald!
Comment:
Ja, toller Baum, in der Tat. Jetzt liegt er draußen und wartet auf den Ofen .

by Hill Top Zone[PSGN] from BRAZIL! on 11/13/2005 03:05
Hi ! The Rockin'-B

I am ordering this email to congratulate you for the
project for the Sega Saturn. my name is Guillerme. I lives in
Brazil, and looking more things on the Sega Saturn I found its site.
I read on its projects and I observed the projects of other people as
emulators, applicatory and games homebrew, etc.. I imagine that it is
a hard work but lathe to say congratulations for the effort its and of
the other programmers!
A great console as the Sega saturn deserves! Sega Saturn RULES!!!

Good luck with the emulators and I wait that they obtain to
make they to twirl 100%!


* I participate of a called Fórum "Fórum Portal Seganet" I am one
of best fóruns Brazilian on the Sega and its consoles. the site - >
http://www.seganet.com.br/forum/index.php? (curiosity will be had
enters there would be an honor. he is of favour) I I spoke with them
on its project and the people spoke very well of its projects in
progress - you win fans!

bye!

- Carpe ☼ Diem -
Comment:
From Brazil? Cool!
I've heard that in brazil there is more activity around SEGA consoles due to tectoy reproducing them.

by Anne on 10/23/2005 15:55
huhuuuu....da fiel mir beim surfen doch ma wieder diese addy ein und da musst ich gleich mal kucken, ob du noch lebst. was macht das leben so? liebe grüße von anne

by Alan Lievano Hurtado on 10/13/2005 03:44
felicitaciones por la pagina es impresionante todo el trabajo que has desarrollado en la vieja saturnn!

congratulations, hum i'm gonna ask 4 something i'm looking for, cheat codes for dracula x nocturne in the moonlight for my action replay 4m plus.

congratulation 4 ur site

Alvan

by Mareike on 09/28/2005 11:06
Hallo Du,

in einem anflug von langerweile habe ich mal "in" der alten Schule nachgesehen und hab deinen Namen gelesen. So findet man sich wieder...
Ich hoffe du bist es... hab ein paar mal Butze gelesen und als ich AlexV gelesen habe an den großen Alex gedacht. Wenn du wirklich der Smartfahrer bist, dann meld dich mal!

Liebe Grüße
Comment:
Hey Mareike, sie ist es! Ich bin's auch, der Smart-Fahrer.
Bist ja auch bei stayfriends....
Liebe Grüße und auf bald,
Butze

by alex on 09/09/2005 10:09
Hi Butze, ich hatte dir ne mail geschrieben. Entweder hast du deine Adresse wieder geändert oder du wolltest nicht antworten. Falls ersteres der Fall ist, übermittle sie mir mal bitte.

by Imperator from Emsland on 08/10/2005 14:25
Hi, erstmal eins vorweg: Super Seite!
Und echt ne klasse Sache Emulatorn für den Saturn zu programmieren.
Jetzt hat ein Kumpel von mir einen gebrauchten Saturn mit VCD Karte gekauft und kam auf die Idee, dass es doch sinvoll wäre ein Programm schreiben mit dem man direkt gebrannte mpg Dateien auswählen und abspielen könnte ohne sie als Video CD zu brennen. Und dann kam ihm noch die (meiner Meinung nach etwas abwegige) Idee, zumindest für die Leute mit einer solchen Karte einen mp3 player zu machen weil er meinte VCDs haben ja mp2 und mp3 wäre ja praktisch nur ein layer mehr...als er dann mit "mpg1 und 4 is fast gleich und man könnte nen Divx plaer machen" anfing hab ich ihm nicht mehr zugehört, aber ich denke dass zumindest die erste Idee machbar sein könnte...aber ich selber hab sowiso nur wenig programmierkenntnisse und der SaturnOrbit will bei mir auch noch net so ganz...
Comment:
Also das mit dem mp3 und DivX ist Quark. Die Video CD Karte ist echt powerful, kann sogar bessere Qualität als VCD wiedergeben. Vielleicht ist mp3 in software möglich...in jedem Fall aber keine Alternative für games, wegen der CPU load.

Von CyberWarriorX gibt es ein Code Beispiel um einen MPG Film mit Hilfe der VCD Karte auf dem Saturn wiederzugeben.
Siehe dieses Forum:
http://forums.segaxtreme.net/index.php?showtopic=15119&hl=mpeg

Was klappt nicht mit SaturnOrbit?
Bitte in mein Forum posten:
http://www.first-forum.de/cgi-bin/cutecast/foren/F_0022/cutecast.pl

by Mark1970 from Netherlands on 06/13/2005 12:00
Hey,
I saw that you used some of my icons in the GBAX compo and on your site. Well you were nice enough to ask and I love your work.
Cool to see someone programming for the Saturn! and Dreamcast.

Please check out http://www.armchairarcade.com if you have the time. I posted some news item on it a while back mentioning your emulators for the Saturn!

Perhaps I could design some custom graphics for you...
Comment:
Thanks!

I did have a look on your site.
This magazine and the community is awesome.

About the custom graphics, what have you thought of?
I'd need some splash screens or logos from time to time.
If I start a new game from scratch, I might need other GFX, too.

by Alex on 06/06/2005 10:34
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag.
Comment:
Yo, ich danke dir, mein alter Gefährte!

by Kojote from Salzburg, Austria on 05/28/2005 00:43
hi rockin-b

as you don't provide your e-mail adress i gonna mis-use the guestbook here i seen your comment on dcemu.co.uk about giana sisters and if you really want a saturn port, we might deal something out to give you the source and you can create a port yourself

regards
kojote

ps: you should know how to reach me

by Andrew on 05/03/2005 02:02
If you can write back to me at my
email.

by Andrew on 05/03/2005 02:00
I not that experience in DOS. at the
segaxtreme website they have many
saturn development tools but most of
the ones I like to use are in DOS.
can you help me on how to use DOS
programs?
I want to be an saturn programer too
but I'm use to gui enviroments like
gmax (base on 3ds max) and anior8.
I never compiled or assembly a source
program in my life yet.
All this set path and stuff for dos
WHAT UP WITH THAT !!

by andrew on 03/31/2005 02:24
I was wonder do you know of any ways to work the sega saturn sgl compiler?
In your readme file ,with your game program, you wrote about weird workarounds you use to use It,I assume that you found a way to work around the compiler's flaws.
So how about it, can you share your secret of how to used the sgl compiler?
I don't feel like paying $39 to get gnush unless i really have to.



andrew
Comment:
There isn't much difference in using the old GCC compiler and the new KPIT GNUSH one. Only environment variable paths have to be adjusted and the KPIT tools are named sh-coff-gcc or sh-coff-objcpy.

Don't even think about using the old compiler, it's error prone and will slow down your progress.
Head over to [URL]http://www.kpitgnutools.com[/URL] and download the FREE KPIT GNU Tools v0501(COFF version!). You only have to register.

If you got any other questions, don't hesitate asking me at
[URL=http://www.first-forum.de/cgi-bin/cutecast/foren/F_0022/cutecast.pl?]The Rockin'-B message board[/URL]

by Saoshyant from Portugal on 02/06/2005 18:15
Seems interesting, but where the heck are the libraries?
Comment:
It's will be released later. If anyone needs it now, let me know.

by ilarri from Spain on 02/02/2005 20:38
great work, you are a super coder! not many people try to code for saturn, and a few have decent results, and you finally made all of this emus! thnks to share to all people, and thnks to show to many people that the saturn coding its difficult but possible!

thnks from spain

by LeoCabrón from Spain on 02/02/2005 16:06
Thanks for these great ports!!!!!!
I have spent 1 day trying it and works fine.

Only say that wonderswan emulator file are corrupted

Comment:
Thanks for the hint, the download is fixed.
You should really try Wonder Snake 2!

by Cygnus on 02/02/2005 08:51
Great work on those emus !!!

For Atari Lynx emulation you may consider MESS instead of Handy.

Both emus were ported to the Dreamcast. The Handy port is extreeeeemely slow, but the MESS port is playable.

Sure, Handy is the better emulator but needs more resources. A MESS port may reach playable speed on the Saturn.
Comment:
Yes, I already got the MESS source code. Did not know ebout it's performance, only that it has worse compatibility. Maybe I will give it a try...

by Terry Bogard from Dominican Republic on 02/02/2005 04:21
man what you have done it's a miracle, at last someone put it's eyes on emulation developent ported to Saturn a console that not much people have interest in, im really impress, no matter if the emus are slow, they are there so far, congratz man!..

by squall38 from Germany on 02/01/2005 22:25
I just tried your GNUBoy Saturn port, very impressive! Even if it's slow, it played most of the demos I tried decently; was fun tinkering around w/ it.

Keep up the awesome work!

by Cygnus on 01/25/2005 13:22
Great to see 2 superb systems finally united: Atari Lynx & Sega Saturn.

How about some downloads for testing them, even if they run slow

by Vanhitchcock from Belgium on 01/25/2005 11:42
Hello!
The emus for saturn seems really amazing! I'm in!!!!

by toten on 01/23/2004 01:52
very awesome 3d engine!

that is really cool, good job!


by ^^ on 09/11/2003 09:28
hrhr, wieso wurde der betatester nicht in den credits erwähnt?

by vorbes on 03/17/2003 22:10
hui wie antiamerikanisch pass bloss auf, dass du nicht in einem käfig auf einer insel landest das geht ganz schnell

by alex from q-kontinuum on 12/18/2002 20:28
grummel keine news mehr, keine kontakt mehr zu mir, was macht der developer eigentlich hier so den ganzen tag?

by bman on 10/26/2002 19:26
Man, I wish I had Enemy 0. I heard the game is awesome.

by attax from Venezuela on 10/26/2002 15:21
Very nice page

But ... how do I get the games from the page in the vm ??

Can I burn a cD and transfer them from a DC into the VM Unit ?

Thanks for your help

by Nioreh from Sweden on 10/02/2002 22:46
I sooo want Enemy Zero. I have D, but finding Saturn games is hard theese days...

by matze from bärlin on 09/25/2002 23:12
jau butze, schönes ding, das alles hier. freu mich für dich, auch wenn ich nicht alles verstehe. aber etwas zu sachlicgh die seite. etwas mehr pepp, aber nicht deine lineie versauen.

by alex on 09/23/2002 21:25
Mann die E0 Section ist der Hammer !! Die Videos sind genial !! Verlinke die mal so schnell wie möglich für das gemeine Volk !!

by Alex on 09/03/2002 14:28
Na wo bleiben denn nun die versprochenen Neuerungen, Wie z.B. die <B>E0</B> - Sektion ?

by Anne on 08/19/2002 20:15
bald wird hier alles ganz anders und neu sein!! ich weiß es... ;o)

by Justin Of Ghetto Studios from Ghetto Mania on 06/30/2002 18:52
Yo Thanks For The Vmu Battery Upgrade Info I Used It And It Works Fine Thanks Vivi Of Ghetto Studios Game Programing. www.ghettostudios.tk

by Alex on 04/29/2002 22:31
hey butz ich weiss wo dein forum hin verschwunden ist. es ist in einer grossen singularität verschwunden, wenn du verstehst

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