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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: 24
Views: 10678

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: 24
Views: 10678

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: 24
Views: 10678

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: 24
Views: 10678

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: 24
Views: 10678

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: 3832

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: 3989

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: 40
Views: 22208

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: 40
Views: 22208

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: 19450

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: 19450

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: 19450

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: 19450

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: 19450

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: 19450

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: 19450

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: 19450

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: 3531

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: 3103

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: 3873

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: 2922

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. :(
by goldenband
Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 3do forum signs me out every time
Replies: 7
Views: 4706

Re: 3do forum signs me out every time

I'm an admin but that's about it. I don't have access to the under the hood stuff. I can delete a user, add a user, create a forum, that's about. How it handles cookies and stuff is the responsibility of the site admin, Devin. and i've not heard from him years sadly. That's a bit alarming since if ...
by goldenband
Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:13 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DOkid Blog 2.0 is fully operational.
Replies: 10
Views: 5741

Re: 3DOkid Blog 2.0 is fully operational.

Niiiiice. This makes me want to play 3DO. :D
by goldenband
Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Virtuoso
Replies: 14
Views: 6219

Re: Virtuoso

3DOKid wrote:...for the record, I'm the laziest reviewer ever. Sorry. :(
Naaah, I've seen muuuuuuch lazier. :D Besides, from what I remember of your reviews you're the good kind of lazy, i.e. amusing and non-egotistical.

I remember strongly disagreeing with one of them, though, maybe Taiketsu Rumii-zu?
by goldenband
Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Virtuoso
Replies: 14
Views: 6219

Re: Virtuoso

the Video Game Critic actually liked it . Yeah.. I sometimes wonder how many actually care about his opinion these days. I disagree with tons of his opinions on games, but because his priorities are generally so consistent, his reviews are often very useful to me. To put it differently: I don't car...
by goldenband
Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Virtuoso
Replies: 14
Views: 6219

Re: Virtuoso

I thought it was laughable, myself, and gave up on the game when I couldn't figure out how to exit one of the first areas. But weirdly, the Video Game Critic actually liked it . The character design and protagonist are just pathetic, though, and I agree that it's a bad look for the 3DO. But then aga...
by goldenband
Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 3do forum signs me out every time
Replies: 7
Views: 4706

Re: 3do forum signs me out every time

I have to sign in every time. Even if I tell 3do forum to keep me signed in it signs me out. (cookies enabled) I have that problem frequently, though not always. No idea what causes it, but it seems to be related to being active on the forums -- if I stay away for a while, I'm often still signed in...
by goldenband
Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Mount a 3DO disk in Linux
Replies: 4
Views: 3883

Re: Mount a 3DO disk in Linux

Unfortunately I've reached the limits of my competence, especially since I don't currently own a Linux machine. :( But let's not let this effort die, especially since I'm hoping you're planning to go digging in some Japanese or Korean ISOs, yes yes? :D So can someone else help?
by goldenband
Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Mount a 3DO disk in Linux
Replies: 4
Views: 3883

Re: Mount a 3DO disk in Linux

Are you using/trying OperaFS?

http://www.stack.nl/~svdb/operafs/

I haven't tried it myself, but as far as I know it's the way to mount the 3DO filesystem on Linux. What I don't know is whether it handles the decryption too.
by goldenband
Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: Suggested Projects
Topic: Running out of ideas for a 3DO homebrew...
Replies: 15
Views: 10077

Re: Running out of ideas for a 3DO homebrew...

blabla, do you have any interest at all in translating released games? If you can dump the script (and from what I understand several 3DO games are known to have the script in plaintext on the disc), then it shouldn't be too hard to find a translator. There are so many Japanese games (and a couple K...