Post by The Elite MYT on Dec 22, 2018 22:10:53 GMT
I'm not sure what they will do about it. It looks like they do release physical versions for the other stuff they have done, so they may do for this. Whether they have found a way to press discs, or whether they are just doing normal cds that require a hacked saturn / disc swap / etc is still unknown. They may end up releasing playable roms, or maybe even a steam/gog edition to go alongside it. Tanglewood did that.
I guess we will wait and see.
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I suspect this project will be similar to the ill-fated Police Officer Smith from a few years ago, which was intended to be released with its own proprietary cartridge that would bypass the Saturn's copy protection system, allowing you to run the CD on stock hardware. Once a major name in the homebrew programming scene, The Rockin' B appears to have since disappeared, which is a shame when you consider that his concept was a precursor of sorts to the Pseudo approach that's now becoming more readily available (not to mention it's equally a predecessor to Professor Abrasive's upcoming Satiator solution). Of course, it's also possible that JoshProd has finally embraced the Saturn rather than just the Dreamcast because of how many fans of the earlier console now have access to various ways of playing games without the security ring featured on original factory-pressed discs. We'll see soon enough, I guess...
This is awesome, Its crazy to think we've never really gotten a new Saturn game ever. While Genesis and DC have gotten many. I mean the the reasons are obvious as to why, but always kind of dreamed this would eventually happen.
As for the physical release, I hate that the disc pressing issue was never solved like with just about every other system known to man.
However reading through the facebook posts he seems to be claiming no mod required... wonder if thats simply his way of saying a cart will work...
If this dude randomly found a way to get discs working on a stock system then hes a god in my book.
Having thought about this for a while longer, I'm now convinced we're looking at one of two possible solutions... Either JoshProd has achieved something previously considered impossible and found a way to burn CDRs with the same security features as official factory pressed discs (which haven't been produced for years), or we're looking at a game that will include some form of protection bypass cartridge. If the latter option is what we can expect, I similarly predict copies will be quickly snapped up by Saturn enthusiasts looking for a cheap way to play copies without more invasive hardware modifications or the few alternatives that are now rising in price as demand for these grows. Then again, I remember the team behind the ill-fated Police Officer Smith once claiming their cart would be somehow locked to the game disc, so maybe JoshProd found a manufacturer able to do the same thing - perhaps even using technology from The Rockin' B himself?
Someone on his Twitter feed asked him what was needed to enable the new game to work (got there before me!) and he replied that it would be simply plug 'n' play. I took that to mean that no other devices or hardware were required.
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