Been a while! Anyone here happen to have In the Hunt for JPN Saturn? Been after it for a long time but always put it off, finally pick it up and sods law...it won't boot. Get the initial Sega splash screen then nothing. Disc continues to spin for two minutes or so until coming to a stop.
Have seen the odd mention or two of it on other forums from years back, that maybe the model and bios have something to do with it, kind of like Outrun.
So anyone here have it working on their Saturn? If so could you possibly confirm the model and bios your Saturn uses?
It's been a long long time, but I recall someone mentioning that unplugging the controllers before powering on the machine makes the game boot up. I could be wrong though.
Gave that a crack but no dice.
Bit of a mystery this one, I've tried on four Saturns so far, only noted the bios on one which was 1.01 but two model 1 and two model 2 systems with same result. Also tried booting it with an Action Replay, nothing. Last test was burn a ripped copy and again, not even a hint of it booting so figure there must be someone out there who has it working else I'd expect a fair few mentions of it on tinternet.
JP version of In The Hunt is infamous for having some bug that prevents it from running on all models, but we've yet to identify as to exactly what it is. Back on the satakore.com forums, someone tried running it on something like half dozen different consoles and nothing concrete was found.
The game also had a second revision, probably to fix the bugs, but it's pretty rare and I've yet to see it online.
My copy ran on my PAL Saturn with a region cart. Has never booted on any of my JP Saturn’s. I have tried using pseudo Saturn as well, says the disc is Korean, still won’t load. Not one my favourite games to play on Saturn tbh, a bit stilted gameplay-wise, looks great though ... the arcade played loads better, runs perfectly in mame.
It's been mentioned a lot that it doesn't seem to boot on various models of Saturn. However I'm beginning to think it might be a region lock issue where the game has it's own checks or the game has some issue with the Action Replay. Did you try it on a Japanese NTSC console unit?