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  1. Meant to respond to this earlier, yes PCs were...

    Meant to respond to this earlier, yes PCs were more expensive but they were already seen as a necessity. Consoles on the other hand are luxury items. I don't want to downplay anyone's economic...
  2. Oh yeah, I remember there was a brief time when...

    Oh yeah, I remember there was a brief time when Battle Arena Toshinden was huge. It was the PSX game everyone was talking about. I could never get into it myself.
  3. Yeah, I can see your point. By 1995 the arcade...

    Yeah, I can see your point. By 1995 the arcade scene was in decline but there were some good games that year like MK3 and Area 51. Arcades just got too expensive, I saw cabinets that were 50 cents or...
  4. Yes. It was a major change. Up until the mid 90s...

    Yes. It was a major change. Up until the mid 90s I didn't see consoles and PCs as direct competitors in terms of games. Consoles had the fast paced action games, PCs generally had slower, more...
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    That seems like something you could do on the...

    That seems like something you could do on the Everdrive with a firmware update. After a set period of inactivity, say 10 minutes, save the game state then soft reset to go back to attract mode. Press...
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    By late 1994, no, even a 486DX2 runs rings around...

    By late 1994, no, even a 486DX2 runs rings around a 32X and the Pentium was already out by this time. 32X Doom (original) is closer to a 386 with a VGA card. Which was still pretty impressive...
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    LOL. Why do people make this stuff up. But in a...

    LOL. Why do people make this stuff up. But in a way I guess there is an element of truth, 32X Doom usually did have bigger characters than the DOS version, since TVs are generally larger than...
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    Not only that but it seems difficult if not...

    Not only that but it seems difficult if not impossible for a device in the cart slot to read the video output and decide if it's static. It would need its own video passthrough like the 32X to do...
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    It's a fun little game, graphics look good for...

    It's a fun little game, graphics look good for SMS and there's some replayability in having two characters and multiple endings. The music kind of kills it though, the SMS is capable of much better...
  10. Yeah, that's true. I wasn't the typical customer...

    Yeah, that's true. I wasn't the typical customer back then, I would have been happy with another generation of sidescrollers. You're right though most people were ready to move on. PC gaming was...
  11. The games absolutely killed it. I remember when...

    The games absolutely killed it. I remember when the 32X launched, to hear Sega tell it the SNES was an underpowered system on its last legs while the Genesis was the system of the future with the...
  12. This is why I think it would be easier to start...

    This is why I think it would be easier to start with Sonic 2 or 3, because the tools are already there. Someone could make the spinball stages as level hacks, it wouldn't be exactly the same but in...
  13. Didn't realize that. I always thought 1995 was a...

    Didn't realize that. I always thought 1995 was a great year for the SNES. Just looking at the list here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995_in_video_games#Best-selling_home_video_games it appears the...
  14. I get that. All the resources diverted to develop...

    I get that. All the resources diverted to develop the 32X hardware and games should have gone into the Saturn. Even if they couldn't hit a $299 price point at least it could have had a much better...
  15. Oh right, I get you. Yeah the relevant number...

    Oh right, I get you. Yeah the relevant number though is Sega saying they lost $100 per unit at $399. So whatever it cost them to build it they had a big problem when Sony forced them to slash prices...
  16. Zyrobs - repped, that is way more than I ever...

    Zyrobs - repped, that is way more than I ever expected to learn about Saturn manufacturing and version differences.

    Trekkies - even if cost to build is $380 they definitely aren't turning a profit...
  17. You can play it at 60 fps already if you...

    You can play it at 60 fps already if you overclock it in an emulator or MiSTer.

    How are you planning to do all these things... do you have the source code? If you're disassembling it from scratch...
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    Poll: Oh, good choice. That has to be the most useless...

    Oh, good choice. That has to be the most useless cartridge-based console ever made. All it had were card games. What did the console and cartridges cost in 1978, probably $200 or $300? Versus a deck...
  19. But at least in 1993 it wouldn't be competing...

    But at least in 1993 it wouldn't be competing alongside the Saturn. In the U.S. it would have a two year head start, which is an optimistic lifespan already. The fact that Nilsen had to kill it four...
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    Is it even possible to overclock a 32X? I think...

    Is it even possible to overclock a 32X? I think the games will crash because it's supposed to get the clock signal from the MD side to stay in sync.

    Maybe it can be done via emulation, I would be...
  21. Ouch. Didn't realize the royalties were that low....

    Ouch. Didn't realize the royalties were that low. So they'd need an attach rate of 15 games to break even, which is totally unrealistic. Or a little less if people are buying first party titles, but...
  22. This is exactly what I'm talking about. Going...

    This is exactly what I'm talking about. Going from the 4th gen to 5th gen was probably the hardest transition in the history of consoles. Games are getting more expensive and the new hardware has a...
  23. Wow. I can't believe it's even better than the...

    Wow. I can't believe it's even better than the last version. This is similar to how Doom ran on a 486DX @ 33 MHz.

    Didn't realize the 32X is now doable as an FPGA core. Wonder if there will ever be...
  24. The Saturn was way overengineered. It's like they...

    The Saturn was way overengineered. It's like they threw in everything and the kitchen sink. The MD and Dreamcast had much cleaner designs, maybe due to their arcade heritage. I think once they saw...
  25. I agree with you - a lower priced Saturn would...

    I agree with you - a lower priced Saturn would have eliminated the need for the 32X and solved a lot of problems. I would have liked Jupiter, I was never a big fan of CDs back in the day because of...
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