So, the past few days on #serioushax @ Caffienet on IRC, I’ve been talking to Seru-kun for a bit. He was interested in making a Satellaview homebrew app, and was asking me for help. Typical of me, I had to have an obvious blank spot in my research somewhere, so I wasn’t as helpful as I could’ve been… but eventually he got something out!
The ROM boots on BSNES. Kinda doubt there’s a way to test it on a actual BS-X cartridge at the moment, and there may not be as long as the only methods would involve destroying old packs… but hey, a man can dream, yes?
In the meantime, Seru-kun and I are talking about the potential benefits and limitations of working homebrew on Satellaview. He may soon release yet another homebrew app that uses the Satellaview-specific registers to some degree. And maybe this time I won’t be missing important information…. nah, I probably will. pft.
The songs sound very nicely done, although even with the low-quality encodes we have, I can tell the guy didn’t quite have all the sound samples the original used. In particular, the organ in the medley lacks the “church-like” organ sound, sand generally sounds more analog-synthed than sound-sampled.”
Since I’ve been having a bit of a computer shuffle lately, I figured I should finish up releasing these ROMs before I forget to. Unfortunately, this means they aren’t all entirely researched thoroughly, but it’s better to make sure they’re up now, I guess.
A bit ago, Callis sent me this ROM. While it has the RPG Tsukuru brand, it does not seem to be a RPG Tsukuru 2 add-on, but rather a standalone “RPG Tsukuru SUPER DANTE” product.
“Jewel of Live” is a seemingly simple Dragon Quest-like JRPG. With a focus on grinding and little to nothing in terms of puzzles or exploration, it’s probably not something one would normally consider much fun to play. Perhaps it’s plot is compelling? Unfortunately, I do not believe I know enough Japanese to fan-translate it. It seems a bit complex for the simple gameplay, though.
I’ve tried researching the nature of this – is it an indie-developed product? A fan-made product put up for distribution? Or just something ASCII put up themselves to promote their RPG making tool? Again, hoping someone who has more info can give me some more details.
As typical, my next two releases are magazines. First up….
A Magazine about Japanese “Idols”. I do not think I have this specific one’s proper title, but I can clearly make out メディア・ストロベリー (Media Strawberry), so it’s reason for now to call this “Media Strawberry Volume 12″.
Among the pictures you’ll see are a mixture of real-life and… these really crude drawings. I thought people liked Idols because they looked pretty? Indeed, I’m fairly certain these are supposed to be cartoonish interpretations of the actual idols. Aw, well.
I’ve tried googling up the “Media Strawberry” term, but none of the results appear related to this. It’s possible the folks behind this magazine are defunct or changed their identities. In the meantime, here’s the ROM.
After this last one, I’ll be more or less finished releasing all I’ve gotten up to this point. Here’s hoping the next few months have a slew of new material to work with!
To start, notice how I got a screencap from BSNES this time? It’s because you’ll need it to run this one.
After a while of trying to read the Katakana at the title screen of this, I… gave up, checked Wikipedia, and noticed it matched with ドレミでふぁ～！ (DoReMi DeFa~!)
This appears to be from the original “DoReMi DeFa~!” Line – previous ROM dumps were of “DoReMi DeFa 2~!”, which covered the same material but in a notably different formatting…
“DoReMi DeFa~!” is a music-themed magazine which has things like TOP charts and whatnot. As we can see in this issue, Bob Marley was big in this time, for some reason.
(EDIT: For some reason some issues came around with the filenames of these files before. I went and did a quick-fix for the time being.)
I remember quite a while a go posting a guide for how to boot the Same Game Koma data pack. Unfortunately, as Callis dumped more and more ROMs, I found that other data packs do not seem to work with same method – to the best of my knowledge, many of these simply will not work.
So I’ve decided to just put these up as is as see if other people can help analyze them. Because I have not been able to run these, I do not know of the contents of them.