Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Collected Works

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Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Collected Works

Post by Nemesis » Fri May 16, 2014 12:21 am

Anyone else seen news of this new book coming up?
http://readonlymemory.vg/sega-mega-driv ... cted-works

Looks pretty interesting! It's authorized by Sega, and the writers were given access to lots of internal documents. It's 352 pages, including prototype design concepts and hardware/manufacturing details too. Who knows, there might actually be some information in here that helps with emulation.

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Re: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Collected Works

Post by MintyTheCat » Fri May 16, 2014 12:46 am

Nemesis wrote:Anyone else seen news of this new book coming up?
http://readonlymemory.vg/sega-mega-driv ... cted-works

Looks pretty interesting! It's authorized by Sega, and the writers were given access to lots of internal documents. It's 352 pages, including prototype design concepts and hardware/manufacturing details too. Who knows, there might actually be some information in here that helps with emulation.
I backed it as soon as it was announced. Looking forward to having a read.

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Post by foobat » Fri May 16, 2014 6:28 am

Thanks for the heads' up! I totally preordered

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Re: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Collected Works

Post by Stef » Fri May 16, 2014 7:42 am

MintyTheCat wrote:
Nemesis wrote:Anyone else seen news of this new book coming up?
http://readonlymemory.vg/sega-mega-driv ... cted-works

Looks pretty interesting! It's authorized by Sega, and the writers were given access to lots of internal documents. It's 352 pages, including prototype design concepts and hardware/manufacturing details too. Who knows, there might actually be some information in here that helps with emulation.
I backed it as soon as it was announced. Looking forward to having a read.
Same here :)

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Post by Oerg866 » Fri May 16, 2014 9:36 am

Looks like my wallet will be lighter by 30GBP soon :P

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Post by Huge » Sat May 17, 2014 4:42 pm

I remember the kickstarter. I was just wondering a few days ago if it was out yet. Those production details will be very interesting, it looks like this won't be another one of those "collected facts from Wikipedia" type of deals (which is the reason why I'm not buying books anymore).

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Post by matteus » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:06 am

Huge wrote:I remember the kickstarter. I was just wondering a few days ago if it was out yet. Those production details will be very interesting, it looks like this won't be another one of those "collected facts from Wikipedia" type of deals (which is the reason why I'm not buying books anymore).
I have one on order the predicted release date is early August :)

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Post by Eke » Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:11 pm

Has anyone received it ?

It's a very nicely made book and the interviews are very interesting, although I would have liked a little bit more to read and more hardware people interviewed.

The most interesting thing to me was probably those original scrapbook pages about Mega Drive VDP design.

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Post by Jorge Nuno » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:10 pm

Interesting tidbit there where it lists a 96-tile plane size, but only in one dimension, perhaps Y

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Post by BigEvilCorporation » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:45 am

Yep, got mine a few weeks ago, still flicking through it. I love the design scrapbook bits!
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Post by foobat » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:58 am

Got mine too, I haven't really sat down with it yet. Looks ok

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Post by MintyTheCat » Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:15 pm

My copy has not arrived as yet but the photos are getting me excited :)
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Post by db-electronics » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:50 am

Still waiting for mine too :(
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Post by Stef » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:40 am

I just received mine ! Very polished piece really =)

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Post by Nemesis » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:07 pm

Oh man, pity there aren't any more pages of that VDP manual visible, it'd be great to see the full official register list, might give us answers about the few VDP register settings we still don't understand.

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