Oasis temple map :
New deathmatch version. Supports up to 8 players, with bots or 4 human players and 8 maps.
New features :
Environment mapping on some weapons
New BSP collision code
More flare effects
Pseudo volumetric fog
3 new maps since SAGE 2021
"Small" update compared to yesterday's, but still really cool : real-time environmental mapping on some weapons - the last update was just a static image acting as the reflection map.
Some weapons now reflect the environment, like the effect seen in Tomb Raider on the PS1.
The latest version (the one you get from the Download button) should actually work as-is and my earlier solution shouldn't be necessary, though I notice you're on a PAL saturn -- I guess that could be an issue? And the usual question -- are you on the latest Fenrir firmware? A new update was released a couple weeks back give or take. I'll try and give this version of hellslave a shot soon on my fenrir, although mine is a 20 pin on a jpn VA0.Hi I'm pretty much new to the Saturn scene.
I would love to give Hellslave a try, but unfortunetly I can't get it running on Fenrir 21 Pins. It doesn't even open when I launch the game on my VA9 PAL Saturn . I would love to play it, since it already looks like one of the best games that graced the console
I know that @dibz posted a solution before but it is done in Linux and I have no clue on how to do it since I use windows and it involves code on the Linux terminal and CDmage (both are things I've never used). If anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it!
Hope that someday in the finished version of Hellslave we can get an ODE compatible version (wishfull thinking maybe, but would love to see that happen).
Ok I can confirm that I could run Cube Cat just fine, it has something to do on how Hellslave runs on my PAL console probably. @XL2 Do you think there is any way I could help you to troubleshoot this issue and help your game to become more accessible?It might be an issue that I have a VA9 PAL console to play this game. I have downloaded the latest firmware for Fenrir 21 pins and when I launch Hellslave it simply opens a black screen... Also when I reset the console it only plays the music tracks in the saturn menu instead of launching the game.
What is really odd to me is that I can launch Japanese and American games with fenrir with no problems at all except Hellslave. I will try other homebrew games like Cubecat so I can test if it is somehow related to the way homebrew software is done.
It's a real pitty I can't play it.
Which version number did you try?
It might be an issue that I have a VA9 PAL console to play this game. I have downloaded the latest firmware for Fenrir 21 pins and when I launch Hellslave it simply opens a black screen... Also when I reset the console it only plays the music tracks in the saturn menu instead of launching the game.
The latest one, version 0.361 from January
Thanks for the info. Honestly I have no idea what could cause that. I don't have a Fenrir, but I think there is a "feature" in Fenrir for "fast boot", which doesn't clear the Ram. Perhaps you can turn it off and try again?Hi,
I subscribed here to confirm that I get the exact same issue.
I'm using the bin/cue v0.361 downloaded from segaxtreme.
To complete @luis answer here is what I observed.
- the problems appears whatever is the console is switched in 50 or 60 Hz.
- the game boots to a black screen when using the fenrir menu (from fenrir website) to boot the image
- the game actually boots when using the pseudosaturn menu installed on the fenrir (instead of the fenrir menu)
- using the pseudosaturn menu, it goes to the title screen, multiplayer game can be selected, map can be selected, then the loading screen preceeding a game session appears for a second and then freezes with a corrupted image (attempts to access the disc ?)
- when pushing the reset button AFTER the freeze, we arrive on the saturn dashboard
- then the dashboard reacts in a way I never observed with any other game images loaded via the fenrir :
1) it plays an audio track immediately after entering the dashbord, without pushing any buttons to do so. It is impossible to reproduce this behaviour with any other disc image. A normal behaviour would be the dashboard checking for the disc and after a few seconds allowing to read audio tracks or launch the game if recognized. Here, none of this, it plays a track right-away when entering on the dashboard, as if some instructions to do so were still loaded somewhere AFTER the reset.
2) the track 1 that should be data tracks cannot be selected (like it would with other saturn images), only audio tracks are listed in the dashboard, starting with the 1st audio track (which should be track 2 ?) as the 1st track, as if this was an audio-CD and not a saturn game.
- the issue is unstable, after a dozen of attempts (literally) and each time after a cold boot cycle, I managed to enter a game
- for some reason, only selecting map 02 works almost every time when I tried to launch a game, no other maps worked so far
To conclude, it appears that fenrir is unable to correclty handle the hellslave v0.361 image on, at least, some PAL v2 saturns.
Considering the stange dashboard behaviour, I suspect that something in the disc image structure confuses the fenrir. SO far I never managed to make the fenrir so confused even with other homebrew images, so I expect this issue is specific to hellslave image.
Hope this helps.
This actually fixed my issue as well... Awesome! And XL2 your game is outstanding, I hope you don't give up on it@luis and @benclaff : I observed the same issues and that's because Fenrir doesn't always play nicely with images in single-BIN/CUE format. Hellslave is playable on Fenrir by converting it to multi-BIN/CUE format using Sega Saturn Patcher; the latest version is included with the Wachenröder entry in the Sega Saturn 27th Anniversary Game Competition and requires the package labelled .NET Desktop Runtime 5.0.x to be installed from the following link: https://dotnet.microsoft.com/en-us/download/dotnet/5.0
Once you've loaded the image in Sega Saturn Patcher, make sure that the 'Separate Tracks Files' box in the bottom-right corner is ticked, click the 'Rip Image' button, and save the image to BIN/CUE format.