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by goldenband
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Out of this World: 3DO still got it
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Out of this World: 3DO still got it

Austin wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:21 am
goldenband wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:03 pm
certainly more than the Sega CD version, which I didn't like at all. But the SNES version is still nearest and dearest to my heart.
These aren't usually two things you hear mentioned in the same sentence. :o
It's a good thing I put them in different sentences, then! :mrgreen:
by goldenband
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Out of this World: 3DO still got it
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Out of this World: 3DO still got it

I enjoyed the 3DO version a lot more than I expected -- certainly more than the Sega CD version, which I didn't like at all. But the SNES version is still nearest and dearest to my heart. Maybe it's just nostalgia talking since it was my first version of the game, but despite all the slowdown, it ha...
by goldenband
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 810
Views: 244153

Re: Introduce yourself.

Devin wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:15 am
One of the MODs deactivated entry of a Google Bot which resulted in the blacklist!

Have to plead to Google to get relisted! :o
Aha, as we suspected! Thanks, Devin, for all your efforts in getting the 3DO side of things back in business -- and for hosting both this and the CD-i site! :)
by goldenband
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 810
Views: 244153

Re: Introduce yourself.

The main thing to get this site active again is to get it relisted on Google, since right now it's blacklisted. I know the issue is on Devin's radar.

Oh, and: welcome aboard, Taijigamer! :)
by goldenband
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Popular Topics
Topic: Import games - pearls of wisdom.
Replies: 50
Views: 37044

Re: Import games - pearls of wisdom.

[b]Testing[/b] to see if BBCode will work in this post...
by goldenband
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Suggested Projects
Topic: Japanese Game Translation "Wish List"
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: Japanese Game Translation "Wish List"

Excellent -- glad to see both of your replies! :D I agree with Martin III that a game like Short Warp would be nice -- or any game where it's just a matter of replacing a few messages or UI buttons. It might seem minor, but there's a lot of virtue in making a game fully accessible, even if you can s...
by goldenband
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Suggested Projects
Topic: Japanese Game Translation "Wish List"
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: Japanese Game Translation "Wish List"

How on earth am I the only respondent to this topic? Even with the low traffic recently, surely I can't be the only person who would love to see ArcaneAria translate just about any untranslated game? :?
by goldenband
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Suggested Projects
Topic: Japanese Game Translation "Wish List"
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: Japanese Game Translation "Wish List"

Oh, man, this thread is music to my ears. :D Blue Forest Story would be a great choice, and a reasonable top pick if the text on disc is easily accessible. Grand Chef (Oukoku no Grand Chef) would be another top pick in my book. Theater Wars also seems promising. Down one tier from that would be game...
by goldenband
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Zelda's Adventure
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: Zelda's Adventure

Martin III wrote:Not a bad idea, but the admins at the CD-i forum don't seem to be accepting new members at the moment...
I'm in limbo too. Can someone who's registered over there get one of the admin to approve Martin's account and mine? I thought Bas might help but he didn't reply to my note on his website.
by goldenband
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Is this the most active 3DO forum on the web?
Replies: 21
Views: 2069

Re: Is this the most active 3DO forum on the web?

blabla wrote:A 3DO subforum on AtariAge would be the way to go but i'm unsure how to convince them to add such subforum...
No need, because...it's alive!

http://atariage.com/forums/forum/191-3d ... ltiplayer/

Big thanks to Albert at AtariAge for creating it. :)
by goldenband
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Is this the most active 3DO forum on the web?
Replies: 21
Views: 2069

Re: Is this the most active 3DO forum on the web?

I think the most logical solution is to try to get the Google spider un-banned. The CD-i forum has no issues with that as it comes up in a Google search, so I don't see why it can't be fixed for the 3DO side. I completely agree, but the admin have been completely non-responsive. :( I think maybe 3D...
by goldenband
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Is this the most active 3DO forum on the web?
Replies: 21
Views: 2069

Re: Is this the most active 3DO forum on the web?

Unless someone is willing to do something to get us back listed on the major search engines, I think moving to a different forum is a great idea. I've actually made inquiries about that, and will post if/when I have an update.
by goldenband
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Is this the most active 3DO forum on the web?
Replies: 21
Views: 2069

Re: Is this the most active 3DO forum on the web?

Is it possible to unban the spider? I know I initially found this forum via google. I think they may have tried to, but it could be that the ban precipitated a blacklist that remains in effect & needs to be addressed manually, e.g. by contacting Google directly. Unfortunately the diagnostics one mi...
by goldenband
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Is this the most active 3DO forum on the web?
Replies: 21
Views: 2069

Re: Is this the most active 3DO forum on the web?

One of the admin somehow banned the Google spider, and now the site is blacklisted from both Google and Bing. (The CD-i side of things isn't blacklisted, just the 3DO half.) That, more than anything, is why it's so quiet -- and frankly the CD-i side isn't doing much better, since as far as I can tel...
by goldenband
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO and Gex sales
Replies: 9
Views: 1184

Re: 3DO and Gex sales

I've never been able to find reliable total sales figures for the 3DO, though I've seen everything from 1.38 million to 2 million. But there have been non-pack-in games with a 50+% purchase rate among console owners -- I think one of them was a PC Engine CD game, though I can't remember what it was ...
by goldenband
Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Question about Shelly Duvall's It's A Bird's Life
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: Question about Shelly Duvall's It's A Bird's Life

CasetheCorvetteman wrote:
Austin wrote:
Dreamstate wrote:Really? No one knows?
No one visits this forum anymore. Well, except the two that posted above.
And me ;)
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by goldenband
Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Doctor Hauzer English 1.0 Released!
Replies: 35
Views: 6157

Re: Doctor Hauzer Beta Test Thread

This is great! I assume I can use a standard 3DO cue file to burn this?
by goldenband
Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Doctor Hauzer English 1.0 Released!
Replies: 35
Views: 6157

Re: Doctor Hauzer Beta Test Thread

I can't beta-test right now -- maybe in a couple weeks -- but I just wanted to say that the work you're doing is awesome. So glad you've taken this on, the first 3DO fan-translation ever (at least in English)!
by goldenband
Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Recompiling Dr. Hauzer for Translation
Replies: 44
Views: 6084

Re: Recompiling Dr. Hauzer for Translation

Terrific progress! That font is more than adequate for the task at hand -- I actually rather like the way it looks. :) I've never been clear on how we'd handle patching 3DO ROMs, given the encryption problem. ROMHacking.net doesn't allow ISOs, but what's the alternative in this case? I guess it'd pr...
by goldenband
Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Recompiling Dr. Hauzer for Translation
Replies: 44
Views: 6084

Re: Recompiling Dr. Hauzer for Translation

Great news! And great to hear that the font is a straightforward bitmap. Variable-width fonts can be tricky to implement, but if you're able to pull one off that'd be fantastic. :) If not, we can live with clunky but readable fixed-width text.
by goldenband
Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:26 am
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Recompiling Dr. Hauzer for Translation
Replies: 44
Views: 6084

Re: Recompiling Dr. Hauzer for Translation

From my end, the problem is that I simply don't know how the 3DO handles fonts: is there something at the BIOS level that renders them with anti-aliasing and so forth, or is it just tile-based graphics like what we see on 8- and 16-bit systems? Do developers have the option of either approach, or is...
by goldenband
Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Recompiling Dr. Hauzer for Translation
Replies: 44
Views: 6084

Re: Recompiling Dr. Hauzer for Translation

I can't figure out the format of the font information, but by copying the first part of the file (minus the header) to a text file and changing the encoding to Shift-JIS, I can see what I think is the approximate vocabulary of the file: "),-0123456789:;=@H_ 、.:?!ー()「」=#*12345GHINOTぁあいうえぉおかがきぎくけげこごさし...
by goldenband
Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Recompiling Dr. Hauzer for Translation
Replies: 44
Views: 6084

Re: Recompiling Dr. Hauzer for Translation

It seems to be a graphics file, so I'd have to cut/paste a font in place. I've been searching for tools to view/edit the font, but I'm a bit lost since I haven't done this before. Probably would need something for ancient Mac fonts haha. I use a Java-based program with the piquant name of TileMoles...
by goldenband
Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Recompiling Dr. Hauzer for Translation
Replies: 44
Views: 6084

Re: Recompiling Dr. Hauzer for Translation

Just so I understand this, are you hex-editing a graphic file, or a text file? In conventional ROMS, with the right tools, it's usually easy to cut-and-paste font image data and just plop a different 8x8 or 16x16 Latin-alphabet graphic in the space where a Japanese character used to be. I don't know...
by goldenband
Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Recompiling Dr. Hauzer for Translation
Replies: 44
Views: 6084

Re: Recompiling Dr. Hauzer for Translation

If it were me I'd systematically step through the different hex values to build a table and see if Latin characters were hidden somewhere out of order. If not, someone would have to hack in the images of the Latin character sets, and ideally build a variable-width font to allow for more characters t...
by goldenband
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Recompiling Dr. Hauzer for Translation
Replies: 44
Views: 6084

Re: Recompiling Dr. Hauzer for Translation

Just wanted to say it's great you're working on this, since it could open the doors to 3DO translations for the first time. :)
by goldenband
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO USB adapter arrived.
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Re: 3DO USB adapter arrived.

Very curious if Alfred Hitchcock Presents becomes beatable on Hard difficulty with this, since normally the disk loading/seeking times make it impossible. :)
by goldenband
Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Unreleased games - Where are they?
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Re: Unreleased games - Where are they?

Some are in private hands, like BIOSfear, Theo the Dinosaur, Varuna's Forces, Escape from Planet Klamtrops, and C-Runner. Some have probably been thrown away, especially since a lot of proto discs would only work on dev systems (I think?) unless they'd been signed by the 3DO company. I'd imagine tha...
by goldenband
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO dreams
Replies: 8
Views: 1378

Re: 3DO dreams

I think I had a dream that I found a copy of Lucienne's Quest, some time back.
by goldenband
Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO Halloween
Replies: 6
Views: 1222

Re: 3DO Halloween

The 3DO has a very nice horror/ghost/suspense-themed library, doesn't it? There are even some additional games along that theme, e.g. Hanako-San. I ought to have given one of these games a shot yesterday -- I've been meaning to play D. :(