//////////////////////////////////////Welcome\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ------------->ASSEMbler - Release project - Sonic Xtreme<---------------- //////////////////////////////////////Welcome\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ 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.