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  1. ASSEMbler

    ASSEMbler Administrator Staff Member

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    ------------->ASSEMbler - Release project - Sonic Xtreme<----------------
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    After almost a year of discussion and negotiation, the owner of the Sega
    Nights version of Sonic Xtreme has agreed to a release!!

    He decided that the game should be public for everyone to experience. I
    would like to say that he is a really dedicated collector, wants no credit
    and isn't even asking to recoup the full amount he paid.

    He considers the $$$$ he's losing a donation towards THIS COMMUNITY.
    He holds what we do and discuss here in such high regard.

    So without much delay, the terms!

    A slight hex change to the game to remove a name.
    This is noted in a changes.txt file on the iso.
    Why? This keeps people from being fired ,and keeps the original
    copy unique. It also keeps away the ebay pirates. If a copy is ever
    burned / sold ,even on Sega Saturn cdr, the change can be detected.


    Funds - $2000 USD.

    It seems like a lot, but we are a community. There are a LOT of us, and if
    you're as excited as I am, we will soon have the holy grail of Saturn within
    our grasp.

    I am really hoping we can pull together and get this done.

    "How do I donate?"

    Funds will be accepted by paypal.

    In order to prevent the freezing of the account by paypal, we will use
    ebay. Paypal only allows donations to registered not for profit
    organizations. However there is a workaround, a dutch auction for a $5.60
    consultation will go up in the professional services area.

    This is the auction link:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150127248262

    With the effort of this community, this fundraiser should not be hard.
    The donation is really $5.00 with the additional $0.60 going towards
    the ebay and paypal fees.


    This works out to only a $5.00 donation per person, please feel free to give
    whatever you like. Anything over $2000 will go into a war chest.

    $10 would be two items (buy two)
    $20 would be four
    etc.

    This paypal account belongs to a friend, so if you send him an e-mail he'll
    just try to sell you pawned beanie babies. :katamari:
    If you have any questions
    just ask me via PM.

    Anyone can donate, but this discussion is open only to this community.
    This is a hidden forum, no one else can read this post or be added to this
    forum. This group was selected and made last week, no new registrants
    can be added. I will not acknowledge that this post exists outside of this forum.

    We all remember the problems we had last time. That was because I was
    only the middle man and it was out in the open. This time it's private,
    hidden, and best of all, the owner and I have a friendship and trust.

    So in front of me, on my desk, is the game. That is how serious this is.
    This IS going to happen. This is not a discussion, it is an ANNOUNCEMENT.

    Release:

    Upon completion of the goal, the funds will be held for a period of two
    weeks to allow for any credit card scams to be detected and dealt with.
    On the 14th day, the game will be available for immediate download
    to the people WHO DONATED.

    As part of the agreement, the game will be torrented to prevent profiteering.
    However, this may not happen for almost a month. Participation has rewards.

    I ask for all of your cooperation in not violating this waiting period.
    This wait is so that people in the community who have donated can make videos
    and screencaps for news articles and web sites.

    I know some of you are probably pumping your fists in the air, are numb with
    disbelief, or are still re-reading this to make sure it's real. This is some
    great stuff, and reflects the new goal of this site to uncover, share and
    preserve these rare games.
     
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  2. Barc0de

    Barc0de Mythical Member from Time Immemorial

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    I can unearth my Saturn for this piece of history hopefully. Great work Kevin, and thanks for going through the trouble of releasing this controversial title.

    I look forward to a release and I m sure there are many of us willing to donate.
     
  3. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    Are you going to post in this thread once the Ebay "auction" goes up? I'm really looking forward to this. From reading the post I gather it's fine to make a video of the game for my site? It will go well on the new hosting I've just bought with terrabytes of bandwidth :)

    Yakumo
     
  4. LuckyToke

    LuckyToke Robust Member

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    Wow, thanks to the owner and ASSEMbler making this release possible.

    I am not a huge sonic or nights fan but this release will be huge for the ASSEMbler community. - I'm suprised and honored to be granted access to this!

    I will happy contribute for releases such as these!

    Keep up the great work guys! :thumbsup:
     
  5. graciano1337

    graciano1337 Milk Bar

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    Saturn
    I've gotta get one quick!! :nod:
     
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  6. Juste

    Juste Fiery Member

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    I would be really happy to donate. (^_^)

    Thank you very much to your friend and yourself ASSEMbler, this community is the best ever! (^_^)
     
  7. XxHennersXx

    XxHennersXx I post here on the toilet sometimes.

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    OH MY GOD

    SWEET MOTHER OF JESUS I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING! I will definatly be donating...
     
  8. karsten

    karsten Member of The Cult Of Kefka

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    GREAT NEWS! Compliments, for your efforts, kevin!
     
  9. chandler_455

    chandler_455 Spirited Member

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    thanks for your hard work
     
  10. klarth

    klarth Rapidly Rising Member

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    awesome!! I'll definitely help pitch in.
     
  11. TheDeathcoaster

    TheDeathcoaster Game Developer

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    Man, I was hoping for Biohazard 1.5 :p But I suppose this will do ;) Nice Work Kevin! And thanks to the owner too :)
     
  12. unclejun

    unclejun Site Supporter 2011-2014

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    I'll donate even though I don't have a Saturn...yet.
     
  13. ASSEMbler

    ASSEMbler Administrator Staff Member

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    you could always play it on an emulator
     
  14. devilredeemed

    devilredeemed Intrepid Member

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    yep will drop some dollars on it for donation purposes. great stuff.
     
  15. marshallh

    marshallh N64 Coder

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    Wow... I am XTREMEly suprised, hehe.

    May be a good excuse for me to get a Saturn finally.

    Great job!
     
  16. APE

    APE Site Supporter 2015

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    Which version are we talking about here? That Jade Gully tech demo or is it something more complete?

    Either way $5 is definately getting chipped in.

    Pardon my ignorance but right after the fake iso by those jackasses my interest took a nose dive.
     
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  17. handofg0d

    handofg0d Peppy Member

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    I'm speechless at the moment.
    Many thanks for all your effort!
     
  18. fiber

    fiber There are two sides to every coin.

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    This was some pretty surprising news to wake up to.

    I'm all for new Sonic material before Sonic Team decided to repeatedly beat the franchise over the head, even if Sonic Xtreme's fisheye will probably give me a headache. I will certainly be donating!
     
  19. olivieryuyu

    olivieryuyu Robust Member

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    i will definitely donate :)
     
  20. ASSEMbler

    ASSEMbler Administrator Staff Member

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    This isn't very convincing, I need people willing to help get this done.

    Who is interested?
     
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