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Spent a long time fishing for new ROM dumps; results incoming.

So you probably noticed the blog was idle for a while. Like, a long while.

There was a combination of factors that led to this. (Mainly, a combination of me getting a new part-time job, and focusing my internet time on more profitable matters.)
I apologize if I burdened anyone with this.

ChronoMoogle has convinced me to try writing articles up for here again. The most notable thing he told me is that no one who checked the blog pays attention to my livestreams, (other than SmashManiac. Thank you, SmashManiac.) so it turned out I unintentionally split my communities up. Guess I better work on integrating them better!

They may not be as much of a regular pace as before, or as big as before. But this should still be the place to download new Satellaview ROM dumps when they arise.

Last year had a bit of a slow trickle of dumps for a while before there was a sudden, well, bit of a megaton.
I’m sure many of you saw the Kirby no Omochabako dumps referred to on Kotaku, so I may not have to write articles on those. But I will put up quick ROM download links for them somewhere down the line (currently they are actually uploaded in an unsorted manner on my private webspace, so they are safe until then!)

Anyway, for the time being I will try trickling down dumps from the latest batch provided by ChronoMoogle, ikari_01 and Yankee.

Let’s start with this one, just for pun!

つり太郎 (BS) | Tsuri Tarou
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This quirky fishing RPG appears to be the same as the retail version of the game. Which actually threw me off considering the title screen has some unorthodox interactivity.

I’m not entirely sure what else to say about this one. It’s a bit weird and gets tough as you progress further in. It also requires a good bit of patience, just like real fishing.

I’ll let ChronoMoogle tell me what to release next post. 🙂

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First Satellaview schedule… aka the longest blogpost ever?

ChronoMoogle here. Alright, I finally decided to pick up the work on the textdumping of the Famitsu schedules from the beginning. So here you’ve got the schedules of the first two weeks. They are fairly repetetive (and so was the work on it) thanks to the too few titles which were available from the start. We already got some of the bigger names of Satellaview games in the first week though, just read on. Everything else relevant will be stated in the notes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Diglett dig!

More schedule romanizing!

Unfortunately, August 7th through August 13th, 1995 seems like it was a fairly boring week in regard to new content. The only new entries appear to be followups to the enigmatic “Hyaku Monogatari” series and a demo version of Akumajou Dracula XX (which is different from the retail, shrinked from 16 to 8 mbit). Everything else was already listed in the previous week which ChronoMoogle covered.
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Dig III: Chrono Trigger BS specials, NABA-chan and more!

And here we go again, ChronoMoogle is back with some fresh analysis of the new-scanned Famitsu-Satellaview schedules! This time I gonna text dump and comment week 7/31-8/6 of 1995.

Source: Famitsu 347, page 191
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よし! Dig-into-it-Dug II: Trouble in Translation.

Apologies for updates being slow. I … don’t really have a good reason this time…

Anyway, ChronoMoogle wanted me to take a stab at managing some of the Famitsu Satellaview schedules myself. Here’s the week from 7/24 through to 7/30 of 1995.

Source: Famitsu 346, page 183

1995/7/24
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よし! Let’s dig into it!

ChronoMoogle speaking! Ok, so we just got a unbelievable big load of awesome scans! Where should we start to analyse them? No idea. Yay! So whatever, I decided to just start somewhere… And my random choice was the broadcast schedule of 17-21. of July 1995 and we will probably go on with the schedules until my japanese got better or bluesun or somebody else is willing to summarise some more detailed articles for us.

But don’t worry, the schedules are interesting enough! Many Satellaview versions/demos nobody ever heard of are in the list of individual broadcasts. And yeah, I won’t let you hold your breath, here they are:

Source: Famitsu 345, page 177
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A Christmas Satellaview ROM Story.

It appears this year one of our more interesting ROM gets of the year is a tad last-second. My friends, let me tell you a story about true Christmas spirit, great ambitions, the hot-blooded determination of mankind, and hex editing! … Or possibly something resembling that. I’m not entirely sure.

A bit earlier in the month, there was a Satellaview set on eBay. Noting that it seemed a tad cheaper than what most models recently sell for, I basically went up to Callis and was like “OMG GET IT PLZ KTHXBAI”. With enough pressure, he caved. Yes, I probably am a dick for doing that.

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New ROM Dumps: Would you believe this first one eluded me three times?

Alright, a new ROM batch!

So, here’s a bit of personal Satellaview collecting story for you.

Three times prior, a 8M Pack described as having the game “Lemmings” appeared on Yahoo Japan Auctions. Three times, I noticed and tried to obtain it. And three times, I failed!

… thankfully, it appears that third one must have gotten to ikari somehow!


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