Found: Dreamcast Tower of Babel Demo

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  1. Esppiral

    Esppiral Enthusiastic Member

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    The Toyota Landcruiser Demo? That one is widely spread, there are other car models verivers that never saw the light.
     
  2. wombat

    wombat SEGA!

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    I'm pretty sure with car demo @Tomleecee is referring to the rotating model of the SCUD RACER car, not to be mistaken with the SET2.1 rolling demo.
     
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    Whatever happened to SCUD RACER on the Dreamcast btw?
     
  4. Dreamcast

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    @wombat - There is another "car demo." IIRC, it's the SCUD racer car, but it's driving along a bridge.
     
  5. Mrneo240

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    thats the one, so if people want i can post a cdi of it.
     
  6. Anthony817

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    As a huge SCUD race fan I would LOVE to have a CDI of that car demo. It really is such a shame they never ported it over from the model 3.

    From what I have heard it was never more than at the proof of concept stage, but some people think they got further along than just showing off the model of the McLaren rotating.

    From Wikipedia...

    "A Sega Saturn port was planned; then the project was moved to the Dreamcast and was shown as a tech-demo in the Dreamcast Presentation in 1998. However, the game was cancelled. While there are no official home versions of SCUD Race, the game can be played on the Sega Model 3 emulator known as Supermodel 3 along with other Model 3 titles."

    A race stage from the game was reused in I believe Out Run 2.

     
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    Oh yeah a scud on dreamcast will be amazing, I love this game.
     
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  8. wombat

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    That would be really cool, please do! Also if you could look into NinjaX from the SDK9, that would be awesome; https://assemblergames.com/threads/ninjax-tech-demo-sdk9.31373/

    On the SET 2.1 there's a rolling demo showing the stage and cars;
    And if I recall correctly fellow member @Ryo Suzuki mentioned he has this tech demo in Katana/Dreamcast form.
     
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  9. Anthony817

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    Wow looks great! Would be great if it were archived on the net in case his HDD ever goes kaput.
     
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  10. Anthaemia.

    Anthaemia. The Original VF3 Fangirlâ„¢

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    I normally hate bumping old threads, but I'll consider it worth the effort if there's any chance of getting my hands on that Future City tech demo... Was a standalone version of this ever ripped, and has any progress been made with SCUD Race?

    P.S. The lead programmer was indeed Tom Szirtes.
     
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  11. Dreamcast

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    @Anthaemia - Attached. It's from the R4 SDK. This is, as far as I know, standalone. It's part of the Ninja samples in the SDK.
     

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  12. Mrneo240

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    Someone should port that to the dreamcast :cool:
     
  13. Dreamcast

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    @Mrneo240 - There shouldn't be any porting to do aside from updating to some of the newer function / system calls found in the Set 5 libraries since this is part of the Dreamcast SDK for Set 4 development boxes.
     
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    Ya, I've done a few. It's not bad, update some init calls, change some memory stuff and fix controller input
     
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    So I'll be the noob man out and ask. I see there's an elf file is that run thru an emulator or what? Can a cdi be built with it or does the whole project need to be recompiled to work on the Dreamcast?
     
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    [​IMG]

    Okay, making Progress

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    stumped on input, sound works and video works but not input. help?
     
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  17. Dreamcast

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    @Mrneo240 - Nice work! The texturing / lighting is a bit off, though. A reference picture is available here: http://www.thedreamcastjunkyard.co.uk/2015/03/defense-commander-dreamcast-tech-demo.html . I'll take a look at the input routines later this evening if you haven't figured them out by then ;).

    @accel99 - The ELF file is compiled using the R4 SDK for Set 4 Dreamcast dev boxes. You'd need to modify the source as Mrneo240 is doing to use the newer libraries for this to run on a retail Dreamcast. I think this will run on Set 5 Dev.Box as is, though. I remember running it without modifying anything years ago and I've only ever used Set 5 boxes.
     
  18. Mrneo240

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    idk why it didnt record but there's working sound on my end.

    This video is trash
     
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