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M3d10n

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Ah, so Darxside uses software rendering. Maybe some other more 3D-ish 32X games too, what might explain the hughe quality and performance difference among them. That might explain how Zyrinx got those additive flare effects, since I'm almsot sure the 32X doesn't support such thing natively.

Also I noticed the textures in the first Zyrinx demo had the PSX-style wraping when the gamera got too close. That doesn't happens neither in Darxside nor in Metal Head, so it hints a different renderer being used.

BTW, does the 32X VDP have any hardware drawing capabilities (like drawing filled polygons, or distorted quads, as the Saturn), or is it simply a fast dual processor unit with a "do it yourself" framebuffer, like the GP32 (not accounting the Genesis intarface)?
 

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It's pretty much just a dual framebuffer with two relatively fast processors attached. You can do scrolling in hardware since you can define the start position in VRAM of each individual line and it has an RLE mode which I suppose would accelerate flat shaded rendering a tad.
 

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Originally posted by Mask of Destiny@Jul 1, 2004 @ 02:31 AM

It's pretty much just a dual framebuffer with two relatively fast processors attached. You can do scrolling in hardware since you can define the start position in VRAM of each individual line and it has an RLE mode which I suppose would accelerate flat shaded rendering a tad.
The 32x didnt realy have any hardware acceleration for video it was up to the programmer to create a good 3D engine / software techniques to get the most out of the 32x.
 

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This is a list of Unreleased or Rumered 32X Game Info and Games ported to other systems:

32 Xtreme (PSX/PC)

36 Great Holes Starring Fred Couples CD (Releaced on 32X Cart)

Actua Football

Alien Trilogy (Saturn/PSX/PC)

Alien Vs. Predator (Port of JAG/Arcade/NES?/SNES Ver.)

Alone in the Dark (Port of 3DO/PC Ver.)

A*M*O*K (Saturn/PC)

Apache (PC)

Batman Forever (Port of Gens/SNES/Arcade Ver.;Saturn/PSX)

B.I.O.S. Fear

BloodStorm (Port of Arcade Ver.)

Clay Fighter 2: Judgment Clay

Casper (Port of SNES Ver.;3DO/Saturn/PSX)

College Basketball's National Championship (Port of Gens Ver.)

Comix Zone (Port of Gens Ver.)

Converse City Basketball Tour

Converse Hoops

Cuberwar

Darkstalkers (PSX/Arcade)

Darxide

Daytona USA (Arcade/Saturn/Dreamcast)

Descent (PC/PSX)

Destruxor CD

Dogfight CD

Dracula X (Port of SNES Ver.;Tubro CD/Saturn)

Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp CD (Arcade/3DO/CDI/DVD/PC/PS2)

Dynamite Heddy (Port of Gens Ver.)

Ecco the Dolphin (Port of Gens Ver.)

Ecco Jr.(Port of Gens Ver.)

FIFA Soccer '96 (Released)

Flying Aces

Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball (PC/PSX/Saturn)

Garfield

Head-On Soccer (Port of Gens/SNES Ver.)

Heavy Machinery

Helioblades

Hosenose & Booger

Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings (Port of SNES Ver.)

Jack Nicholas Golf '95

Jet Ski Rage

Judge Dredd (Port of Gens/SNES Ver.)

Kingdom: The Far Reaches (Port of CDI Ver.;PC/3DO)

Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine CD (32X Upgrade;PC)

Maximum Surge CD

Midnight Raiders CD (32X Upgrade)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Port of Gens. Ver. or 32X Upgrade)

NBA Action (Port of Gens. Ver.;Saturn)

NFL Instant Replay (Port of CDI Ver.)

NHL 95 (Port of SNES Ver.)

Norse by Norsewest: The Lost Vikings 2 (Port of SNES Ver.)

Outpost (PC)

PGA Tour Golf '95

Primal Rage CD (Saturn)

Prime Time NFL (Port of Gens Ver.)

Quarantine (3DO/PC)

Race Drivin' (Port of Gens/SNES/Arcade Ver;PSX/Saturn)

Rachet & Bolt (PS2)

Rayman (Saturn/GBA/PSX)

Revolution X (PSX/Saturn)

Road Rash 3: Tour De Force (Port of Gens Ver.)

Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV (Port of SNES Ver.;PSX/PC/Saturn)

Shadow of Atlantis CD

Shell Shock (Saturn)

Sonic 4 (Wishful thinking... Although I enjoy Chaotix quite a bit)

Soul Star X (sequal or 32X upgrade)

Spectre VR (PC)

Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage (Port of Gens/SNES Ver.)

Spot Goes To Hollywood (Port of Gens Ver;PSX/Saturn)

Street Fighter: The Movie (Saturn)

Street Racer (Port of Gens/SNES Ver;PSX/Saturn/PC)

Super Street Fighter II Turbo (Saturn)

Surgical Strike CD (32X Upgrade)

Tee Off (Dreamcast)

Thunder Strike 2

Thunderhawk 2 (PSX/Saturn)

Tee Time

Tomcat Alley Deluxe CD (32X upgrade)

Top Gear: Overdrive (N64)

Vara's Code

Virtua Cop (Saturn/Arcade)

Virtual Golf (PSX)

Voyager Star 2

VR Troopers (Port of Gens Ver.)

Wing War

Wirehead CD (32X Upgrade)

Wrath Squadron

Zero Tolerance (Port of Gens Ver.)

Zorro

Based on Cloud121's list.
 

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Originally posted by E Nice@Jul 16, 2004 @ 03:54 PM

Where's Virtua Hampster?
From what I remember of the 32X memorial site, Virtua hamster was on a list titled "confirmed prototype" along with the X-men game, whatever it was. The list above was copied exactly from the site, and the title for it was "rumored prototype".
 

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Maybe that video demo runs so smoothly because the draw distance is cut back.

Programming your own custom renderer for a game console. Smooth.
 
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