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by Silanda
Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Exclusive or not?
Replies: 34
Views: 14928

Re: Exclusive or not?

PGA Tour '96 - 3 courses in the 3DO version compared to 2 for the psx. That is 1/3rd of the game! And how many golf games only offer one course to begin with? (Pebble Beach, World cup golf) Exclusive course = exclusive game! Resurrection! I was just reading through this old post and I thought I'd m...
by Silanda
Sat May 14, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Could 3DO hang with Saturn ports of the Vs. Series & SFA
Replies: 8
Views: 2935

I honestly think the 3DO could do anything that the Saturn could do. Panzer Dragoon? Sure. Especially a 2D fighter. The 3DO could do just about anything 2D really. Now I don't know all the technical specs and everything and the programming involved to do Alpha. But I am pretty darned sure it could ...
by Silanda
Sat May 14, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Resolution extrapolation
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

AFAIK the 640x480 output did not have to be a simple 2:1 stretch. IIRC the 3DO had a kind of anti-aliasing feature to make the image look nicer than the typical 320x240 screen. I suppose the idea was simply to get a good balance between image quality and memory/bandwidth use.
by Silanda
Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:25 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: IF DOOM had been as good on 3DO as it was on Jaguar . . .
Replies: 35
Views: 8049

I don't think it would have helped. By the time Doom was released the Saturn and Playstation had already launched and the 3DO was in a terminal decline. Doom wouldn't have had enough of an impact at that point to really help. If a good port had been released at the same time as the Jag version it ma...
by Silanda
Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:53 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Doom on 3DO
Replies: 127
Views: 38718

If they mastered a beta version, did the final code ever get released (PAL version, beta release etc.), such as with Killing time? Is there any difference between releases in various regions? Not as far as I know on both counts. IIRC in old usenet posts the programmer mentions that the final code h...
by Silanda
Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Doom on 3DO
Replies: 127
Views: 38718

But ya the API thing was absolutely an efficiency killer. I think that 3DO Doom probably needed a rewrite for the console and they didn't have the time or money for that (or maybe skill) so we got perhaps just a bit of optimization but it was a lost cause. When it seems that ADI pretty much did bug...
by Silanda
Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: You ever think about the demise of the FMV acting industry?
Replies: 20
Views: 5914

It's amazing how it survived in the Command and Conquer series. Which also features some half decent actors too in that. That Grace Park from Battle Star Galactica and Trica Helfer from the same and Michael Ironside. Maria Pizzo was my favourite :) I think C&C is the exception that proves the rule....
by Silanda
Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:21 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: You ever think about the demise of the FMV acting industry?
Replies: 20
Views: 5914

Personally I think the demise of FMV can partially be put down to cost. I suspect that actors are more expensive to hire these days as FMV is no longer being seen as some kind of first step into a new art form. Also, the pretty poor video quality of the games in the 90's managed to hide a multitude ...
by Silanda
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: Emulation
Topic: Running an emulator, when you have a console?
Replies: 32
Views: 20336

oldskool wrote:I didn't know that the 3DO could get finicky with the burned discs. Maybe I should not use them much.
My FZ-1 has always been pretty marginal with them. Certain brands work OK, others not at all.
by Silanda
Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Multi-platform games
Replies: 11
Views: 4815

Space Hulk is better on the 3DO than the Playstation, though the PC version is pretty much identical and probably edges it slightly.
by Silanda
Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: PAL 60hz mod
Replies: 1
Views: 1897

Thanks to the 3DO's somewhat stupid design in this regard, IIRC the only way of performing a 60Hz mod is to replace the clock crystal. It's probably less trouble just getting an NTSC 3DO.
by Silanda
Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:29 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: scan lines in images - your opinion counts.
Replies: 8
Views: 2933

I'd rather you didn't, I never liked scanlines back in the day and I don't now. Plus, I don't remember magazine screenshots being full of scanlines anyway, fuzzy yes, liney no.
by Silanda
Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Alone in the dark
Replies: 6
Views: 3002

Played AITD 2 on the Saturn and the 3DO. The 3DO version isn't a great port, but IMHO the Saturn version is worse. Admittedly I haven't played the 3DO version for a long time, but I'm pretty sure the Saturn version has worse music (really poor old school midi sounding) and still chugs quite badly. C...
by Silanda
Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: new beginning?
Replies: 24
Views: 8235

Part of the issue is that cutting edge today is a lot more sensitive than cutting edge 15 years ago, a simple example is the connection of chips to the motherboard. An i7 processor has 1366 pins connecting it, and if one fails then it doesn't work. By comparison, a Motorola 68000 had 64 pins, and ev...
by Silanda
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Gaming FAILS
Replies: 8
Views: 3279

3DOKid wrote:Was the Jag competing with MegaDrive? Could you make games for it during it's prime? Methinks not.
To be fair it was first released in '93, when the MD was the number one console, so they were competitors.
by Silanda
Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Lack of identity the 3DO's downfall?
Replies: 25
Views: 9697

I remember things pretty much the same as Traegorn, it wasn't its image it was the price. Everyone I knew was blown away by the 3DO when it first launched, but by the time it was down to a reasonable price level the Playstation and Saturn had arrived. Despite its rep of being ugly, I also remember p...
by Silanda
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Put all 3DO fighters into order of greatness
Replies: 26
Views: 7851

Well like I said it is more sport, but I can't pass up a chance to plug this great (but underrated) game. Oops didn't see you'd mentioned it there, but yeah I agree. It's pretty much the ancestor of the current Fight Night games, and at the time was damn good. I was surprised it never got ported to...
by Silanda
Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Put all 3DO fighters into order of greatness
Replies: 26
Views: 7851

Does Foes of Ali count as a fighter? That was pretty decent, a little bit random, but decent.
by Silanda
Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:23 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: I think I am old. And gaming is going backwards.
Replies: 32
Views: 8766

3DOKid wrote:Aside from Outrun 2006, what was Segas last good game?

(no sarcasm intended)
Ryu ga Gotoku (Yakuza) 3 is supposed to be rather good. Valkyria Chronicles was also good.
by Silanda
Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: I think I am old. And gaming is going backwards.
Replies: 32
Views: 8766

I think the Sega example is misleading ... poor management, not innovation, was their weakness. In terms of the Saturn era that is true, although it is also true that the Saturn flopped hard despite having a lot of quality games. They also had quite a few high budget bombs though, even some since t...
by Silanda
Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: I think I am old. And gaming is going backwards.
Replies: 32
Views: 8766

Folks let's just stop buying games period. We need another video game crash. We need to have all these shitty companies who pump out the same generic hogwash year after year go out of business. And then SEGA will come back and be our saviour or we'll be living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland Mad Ma...
by Silanda
Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Art Data Interactive and Doom
Replies: 34
Views: 10867

This is my first post so hi everyone. I figured this was common knowledge, but it doesn't seem to have been mentioned yet so I though I would post the reason afaik 3do Doom sucks so bad. According to old usenet posts by 3do Doom's programmer, Bill Heineman, ADI never managed to get the game working,...