Errmm.. hello, and what the hell?

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LiL TWiSTeD MoNKeY

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Howdy! I've been looking for a decent enough forum that has Saturn fans, and I think this place may just be it. :D Man, I love my Saturn... and ermm.. what's this about programming your own games on the Saturn? Sorry of there is already a topic about this placed somewhere, but hey, I'm a newbie, it's my right to be a dumb ass for the first few (thousand) posts. And ermm.. how do I make games on it? I have a thing for the PC called RPG maker 2000 (RM2K) that lets ya make SNES style RPGs, is it something like that? Tell me evereything you got please, it sounds awesome!
 

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Heh well now... it's a little more complicated than that. I got the impression that you probably need to know a fair amount of C (possibly ASM?) to even get started. If making Saturn games was easy, we'd have people doing it long ago. :p dont take it personally if you get a few nasty remarks, I'm sure you'll fit in well here, nice to have you aboard. Snyderman out!
 

LiL TWiSTeD MoNKeY

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Heh, yeah, I was secretly hoping that for some bizarre reason is was dead easy.. ah well... C++ seems mental when looking at it compared to that RM2K program I mentioned earlier, that's just really like "I'll place a shop here... *click* and a talking dog armed with a sword here..*click*"
 

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There's a "make your own shooter" program that goes by the name of Dezaemon 2 (I probably misspelled that just now :)), but I heard it requires the use of a direct-save memory card (i.e. not the 4/5/100-in-1 cart kind, which you can only access by copying internal saves to/from it) because the Saturn's internal save RAM isn't big enough to save a game you create. There's also supposed to be some kind of BASIC system for Saturn, but I don't know much about that; I've only seen pictures.

Edit: also, with regards to C, it's not actually that hard, but most tutorials I've seen start teaching the standard C library (which is pretty much useless for Saturn) before they even teach a good grasp of the language itself. I probably went through 3 or 4 books/large tutorials before I found one that really got me to understand the language...

(Edited by ExCyber at 7:38 am on Nov. 6, 2001)
 

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Hey Lil Twisted Monkey.

Don't feel too bad about making stupid posts... you're not the only one! (---->:) ) I never even considered making my own rpg's (practically the only type of game I play), so your post was really cool to me. I know C++, so maybe I can break it down and start doing some stuff around here - like finding ways to make Saturn games.

This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

hehe
 
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