SD Snatcher on cartridge

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By Sama

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17-10-2011, 03:34

Yes, we have seen that thread as well! Was a nice read when we discovered it Smile. There's another one as well (from 2007 I believe). You should find it when you use Google (or the search engine in MRC2k11 of course, which, unfortunately, is not available just yet Wink).

By max_iwamoto

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17-10-2011, 03:55

Btw, interesting topic for comparison of earlier attempts at retranslation: SD-Snatcher Retranslation

Yes, we planning to add a lot of SD-Snatcher related links to the project-melancholia.org website. This is the links to previous discussions here, on MRC (your link is one of them).

http://www.msx.org/forumtopic683.html -> 2003

http://www.msx.org/forumtopic1244.html -> 2003

http://www.msx.org/forumtopic7794.html -> 2007

It's a very interesting read. Based on post there, I can see, nobody really did a lot of research or progress with previous re-translation projects. There is a lot of discussions about not enough space on disks to fit all translated texts and possibility to add disk 4. In our version first 2 disks already translated and English texts takes less space compare to Japanese and no compression was used. All scripts has been disassembled and reassembled. Also we using new special code system, only 1 byte is used compare to 2 bytes in original version. Unused parts of the script eliminated. Extra free space between scripts eliminated. Kanji data also eliminated. And, btw, there is some extra space was left by Konami programmers in case they need to increase script files.

But with RAM space situation is a lot worse. We had to move some texts to VRAM, in order to fit bigger script files inside the memory without increasing MSX specifications (such as 128KB RAM, etc...).

I really didn't want to use any kind of compression, because it would really reduce game speed.

Max

By WORP3

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17-10-2011, 08:56

Just ordered one Big smile

By FiXato

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17-10-2011, 16:46

Just ordered one Big smile
How? I don't see an order form yet? Tongue

By meits

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17-10-2011, 17:56

@ FiXato: The SD Snatcher empty cardridge maybe Tongue

I think I don't need this one... The flash rom is too small... I rather play some other bigger disk games on it...
By the way... Is the SCC already amplified? The one in the Konami Ultimate Collection is way too soft compared to a real SCC...

By WORP3

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18-10-2011, 13:54

You can order it from Guillian Seed (guillianseed@gmail.com)

By WORP3

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25-10-2011, 12:54

I did receive the SD Snatcher cart, looks really nice Big smile

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