SmokeMonster

Saturn Ultraman Hack Bypasses Proprietary ROM Cart Via 4MB Cart

ROMhacker YZB has released another Sega Saturn hack, following up their recent release of the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 4MB RAM Cart Hack. This one is for Ultraman [Ultraman: Hikari no Kyojin Densetsu], a 2D fighter that is one of two Saturn titles requiring its own proprietary ROM cart, along with King of Fighters […]

SmokeMonster

New Saturn Castlevania SOTN Improvement Hack Utilizes The 4MB RAM Cart For Fast Loading, Smoother Animations, And More.

Chinese ROMhacker YZB has coded a high-level hack of the Sega Saturn Castlevania: Symphony of the Night [Akumajou Dracula X-Gekka no Yasoukyoku] which implements a number of quality of life improvements by using the 4MB RAM cart and other modifications: Disk-reading slowdown is improved by preloading data to a 4MB RAM cart, the CD file […]

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Fenrir Sega Saturn ODE Release Date and Pricing Announced

EDIT 04/02:  It looks like the price has gone up since it’s original announcement from $96 to $123.81. EDIT 04/09:  There’s been some confusion on the price:  The increase was only from $96 to about $103 – The $124 amount includes VAT (20%), which only applies to the EU.  Everywhere else will pay $103. EDIT:  […]

Rany Battikh

8BitDo DIY kits for Saturn and Nintendo Dogbone controllers

8BitDo just released 2 separate DIY kits that will basically turn original wired Sega Saturn and Nintendo Dogbone (NES-039) controllers into Bluetooth controllers, making them fully compatible with devices like the Switch, PC and Raspberry Pi. Each kit includes a board that fits snugly under the D-pad and buttons on the inside of the plastic […]

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Project To Localize Saturn Version of Grandia

Over on the SegaXtreme forums a member by the name TrekkiesUnite118 has started a thread about using the English translation from the Playstation version of Grandia to localize the Japanese Saturn version. https://segaxtreme.net/threads/translating-grandia.24330/ In its day Grandia was an incredible technical achievement and remains one of my favorite games of all time.  I have always […]

SmokeMonster

Guardian Force Arcade – De-Lag Patch Playable on Darksoft STV Multi

Daifukkat.su AKA trap15 released a patch to cut down on some of the input latency built in to the Sega Titan ST-V Arcade game Guardian Force. GF is beautiful shoot ’em up, but suffers from 5-7 frames of input latency built in to the sloppy code. The patch removes 2 frames of lag from the […]