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[RELEASE] Heart of Darkness

Discussion in 'Saturn' started by vbt, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. cafe-alpha

    cafe-alpha Member

    It was already released in September 2017, right ?
  2. vbt

    vbt Staff Member

    maybe, i was almost sure, it was new at least i can say it boots on mednafen

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  3. chakan

    chakan New Member

    I threw together a Heart of Darkness Saturn page covering the development of the game and everything that happened. There's some media, including some 1995 press assets sent out to promote the game during that year.

    I honestly somehow missed this getting released when it did also!
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  4. cafe-alpha

    cafe-alpha Member

    I remember well of the time the dump was publicly released, because AMOC (who dumped and publicly released it) asked me if I could provide a cartridge to play this game on stock hardware ... but unfortunately I don't have such cartridge.
    From what I could see on link in first post, that's the same archive.
  5. chakan

    chakan New Member

    Corrected my article!
  6. Benjamin Siskoo

    Benjamin Siskoo New Member

    Thanks VBT I'm going to test it with Kronos :)

    It seems it need a specific memory to launch it (going in game)
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2019
  7. cafe-alpha

    cafe-alpha Member

    If possible, can you also please fix accented letters as quoted below ?
    In advance, thank you for correcting the article :)

    IIRC, it needs cartridge type set to "32Mbit Backup RAM" to work; I just verified that this made going through loading screen and didn't tested in depth.
  8. chakan

    chakan New Member

    Fixed. Thanks for the correction.
  9. Fandu

    Fandu New Member

    Hi all (my first post here), i´ve waiting for this day years!. This proto wasn´t available until now, in 2017 only a few people acceded to it as far as i know due to tries to do it run. Even i don´t know if the new owner finally got it (he was paying a lot of money for the disc and wanted to release it).

    Does anybody knows if it will be possible to make it run on a stock Saturn?, in Yabause it runs but i must select '32mb ram', it´s crazy. Teorically i mean, any chance?
    @vbt , once i read you say you are a Saturn wizard, could you break this huge spell? lol

    Finally i want to thanks @chakan for his article, great reading.

    Any idea if the remaining and sold prototypes will finally surface?, for example Bedlam is out there since years and has been showed in several expos, the same for Prize Fighter. It will be nice to know what happened arround this HoD release and why now.
  10. chakan

    chakan New Member

    Welcome aboard!
  11. vbt

    vbt Staff Member

    just wondering, what was the use of the 16Mb cartridge ? the psx version didn't need it to run the game.
    also on some magazines the game was running in high resolution, on this proto there is no reworked gfx usin 704x___
  12. Fandu

    Fandu New Member

    I think is due to poor optimization, it´s rare that a console like Saturn couldn´t handle this 2D game, maybe the developers dind´t know how to work fine with the Saturn desing.
    The person who upload it to HP included this note:
    The game seems to require a 4mb ram expansion to work properly; also, it doesn't work without a second controller connected, which is used for debugging.
    I tryed with my Action Replay Plus and two controlers conected but nothing, must i push any secuence or something in order to access to the debug mode? any got lucky?
  13. A Murder of Crows

    A Murder of Crows New Member

    I released the image at christmas in memory of my friend Don.
  14. vbt

    vbt Staff Member

    Thanks A Murder of Crows, my condolences for Don, I saw he passed aways some monthes ago.

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