Just wondering if anyone has tried to take Sonic Jam apart and see if the "roms" are replaceable. I know its been done with Phantasy Star Collection, with no success, But I've never heard of anyone trying with Sonic Jam.....so any info?
As with PSC, I suspect the "roms" are nothing like their MD/SMS counterparts. That is, they are split up and reprogrammed to make them work with the CD drive. In addition, they have likely been recompiled to some extent to work with the Hitachi processors in the Saturn.
I don't know this for fact, but logic would dictate these answers.
the sonic games certainly were reprogrammed for the saturn.
alot of the sound effects in the megadrive version have been replaced in the saturn version. when i say replaced i dont jsut mean that sound slightly different i mean alot. this to me is a sure sign that is has been reprogrammed.
if it were a rom then it would identical in every way to the original would it not?
Is there a way to emulate the original sound effects for 16 bit games? Why is it that the music remains the same, although some sound effects are changed? Do the newer systems, (or pcs) not have the sound channl used to make the original sound?
the first clue you get about what's going on behind the visuals in sonic jam is by listening to sound closely. has anyone noticed that some samples (jumping f.e.) sound much clearer than others (spin-dash a.s.o.) ? :