Sega Saturn Cinepak Library Ver 1.20 + some stuff

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  1. Madroms

    Madroms Robust Member

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    For the ones who didn't see the news, I made a rip of the Sega Saturn Cinepak Library Ver 1.20 Dev CD.
    This CD contains all you need to make cinepak video for the Sega Saturn:
    - application to convert movies to cpk format (Unfortunately, the movie2cpk app is for MAc only)
    - sample code source to show how to use .cpk in Sega Saturn games.
    - some other stuff.

    This is a true dev CD by Sega from the Saturn era. This is the japanese version of the CD.

    I used it to add .cpk support on my Dezaemon 2 Save Game Manager Vol.2 that I released for Xmas 2008.

    On the same time, I released my source code of the D2SGM Vol.2 so I hope it will help people coding for the Sega Saturn.

    You can find the pack at http://www.satakore.com/news132,,Dezaemon-2-Save-Game-Manager-Vol-2-and-CPK-Viewer-Source-Codes.html
     
  2. Christuserloeser

    Christuserloeser Rapidly Rising Member

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    Thanks a lot! I love your work @ Satakore !
     
  3. alphagamer

    alphagamer What is this? *BRRZZ*.. Ouch!

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    thanks, i hope i will find some time to test this out a bit :D
     
  4. Madroms

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    Thanks guys :thumbsup:

    I have some other dev cds, I will see if I will release them in the future (some of them could be useful for the homebrew community) ;-)
     
  5. saturn_worship

    saturn_worship Intrepid Member

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    thanks as always madroms
     
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    Ryo Suzuki Rapidly Rising Member

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    Thanks friend, this can be very useful in our spanish translations.

    Sure :eek:h:
     
  7. retro

    retro Resigned from mod duty 15 March 2018

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    Thanks, I have floppies but not the CD. I'll see if there's anything different here.

    I'd be interested in any other dev software you have for Saturn - let me know if you decide to release them, or want to sell the original disks.
     
  8. Dot50Cal

    Dot50Cal Moderator

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    Is there any documentation on cpk archives? Resident Evil seems to employ a very odd cpk format. Essentially, all the movies are stored inside a single file with the cpk extention, but you can only extract the first one out if I recall correctly.
     
  9. retro

    retro Resigned from mod duty 15 March 2018

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    There is indeed documentation, but AFAIK noone has released it to the public.

    If you're asking for information on how to play the files, you need to create a player using the Cinepak library. The process for making them was to take a QuickTime movie, apply Cinepak compression and then convert to Saturn format Cinepak on a Mac with a special tool.

    Is there anything specific that you want to know? I will try and help if I can.
     
  10. Madroms

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    I think they used a simple pak format, aka concatenation of cpk files. Just try to split the big file into small files.
     
  11. Madroms

    Madroms Robust Member

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    Let us know if you have any differences or another version.
     
  12. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    Or you can just use the cinepak player that some Japanese guy made years ago. It's designed for Windows '95 but works fine on XP. If you need a copy of the player send me a PM.

    Yakumo
     
  13. retro

    retro Resigned from mod duty 15 March 2018

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    I believe I have a few versions. I can't release them at present, though... or talk about them too much, really. When I get to a stage where I can offer more, I'll let you know certainly ;-)

    One thing - IIRC the revisions might have been a little more specific, e.g. 1.20E. I'm not sure whether I'm thinking of another Saturn tool, though. I'll see if I can find them later.

    Yeah, pretty much the same thing! Basically you need something that uses the library to play it.
     

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