Proposed New Console: Sega Sol

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Proposed New Console: Sega Sol

Post by umatbru » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:18 pm

Continued From: http://forums.sega.com/showthread.php?5 ... -Revision)

This is the second revision of the Sega Sol. In this revision, Codenamed Sandringham, The CPU is Replaced with the AMD FX-9370... And thats about it. Any Questions?

Media: BDXL
Operating system: TBA (Maybe recycle the Dreamcast OS?)
CPU: AMD FX-9370
Storage capacity: 4TB HDD
Memory : 32GB GDDR5
Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 280X
Sound: 7.1 surround sound
Online Services: SEGAnet (Dreamarena in europe)
Backward Compatibility: Dreamcast, Saturn, Mega Drive(Including addons)

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Re: Proposed New Console: Sega Sol

Post by blabla » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:10 pm

Funny enough , I had a similar project in mind 2 days ago.
I had this idea when i saw this.
I called the "Gocast" but Sega Sol is good too. (But we cannot use the 'Sega Sol' name obviously)

I drew a logo for the console too :
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I know , it sucks.

Here's what the hardware should be like :
OS : Linux (Ubuntu distro) with its own user interface
CPU : Intel i5 3570
HDD: 500GB or 1TB
Memory : 4/8 GB of RAM and it needs to be fast (1600 MHz or superior)
GPU : Radeon HD 7770
Backward Compatibility: Dreamcast, Mega CD , Megadrive. (via catridge port thanks to Retrode).

You don't need a high-end computer like yours ,
this one is sufficient for what you want to do and it's already more powerful than a PS4.

Here's how the OS should work :
The user interface is simply an application that starts at the boot.
Like the Dreamcast , you can choose to run through the DVD drive.
The OS simply looks up for a file called 'game' on the CD and if it is there , it plays the game.
For Dreamcast CDs , it is simple : If a file called 'IP.BIN' (Every dreamcast game has that file)
is on the CD then it launch an emulator (like Reicast which will be soon available for Linux/x86 or Lxdream).

Ok, so here's the problem :
NullDC can't read DC files from the CD , Reicast is not yet available for Linux/x86 and LxDream can read Dreamcast's CD but it sucks at playing commercial games.
Reicast , you are our only hope now...

See ? You might think it is simple but it's not that easy and you might think that my project is stupid.
Now this is my suggestion but it's up to you to decide.
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Re: Proposed New Console: Sega Sol

Post by 3DO Experience » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:32 pm

I like the idea but the system in that YouTube video looks like a cheap XBOX One.
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Re: Proposed New Console: Sega Sol

Post by Austin » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:36 pm

I can't believe people are still wasting their time with these imaginative scenarios.. Sega is *not* going to come back into the hardware race, end of story.

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Re: Proposed New Console: Sega Sol

Post by blabla » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:13 pm

I agree with you Austin but nothing prevent us to make a spiritual successor.
The PS4 and the Xbox One are both based on Intel X86 architecture , why not make our own console ?
I guess too few people are interested into that kind of project...
I could try to make a proof-of-concept but right now, i'm working on a Sega CD game...

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Re: Proposed New Console: Sega Sol

Post by sneth » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:54 pm

You'd be better off just designing new cases for classic Sega consoles.

I'd bet there would be good money in making a Sega DUO with good video and audio outputs.

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Re: Proposed New Console: Sega Sol

Post by umatbru » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:16 am

sneth wrote:You'd be better off just designing new cases for classic Sega consoles.
What About ads? What color should be the background for my Sol ads? Cyan or Orange?

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Re: Proposed New Console: Sega Sol

Post by 3DO Experience » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:29 am

I wouldn't mind a SEGA Pluto-like case that has Dreamcast guts on the inside.
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Re: Proposed New Console: Sega Sol

Post by umatbru » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:57 pm

3DO Experience wrote:I wouldn't mind a SEGA Pluto-like case that has Dreamcast guts on the inside.
Why aren't you answering my question?

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Re: Proposed New Console: Sega Sol

Post by Trev » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:47 pm

umatbru wrote:
3DO Experience wrote:I wouldn't mind a SEGA Pluto-like case that has Dreamcast guts on the inside.
Why aren't you answering my question?
I'm sure it's nothing personal - probably just doesn't have an opinion one way or another.
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Re: Proposed New Console: Sega Sol

Post by 3DO Experience » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:08 am

Trev wrote:I'm sure it's nothing personal - probably just doesn't have an opinion one way or another.
Correct.
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Re: Proposed New Console: Sega Sol

Post by umatbru » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:18 pm

3DO Experience wrote:
Trev wrote:I'm sure it's nothing personal - probably just doesn't have an opinion one way or another.
Correct.
well is anyone else gonna answer?

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Re: Proposed New Console: Sega Sol

Post by 3DOKid » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:12 pm

Yes. You're banned.

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Re: Proposed New Console: Sega Sol

Post by 3DOKid » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:19 pm

...better put a reason.

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