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Retro Console Gaming => Other Systems => Topic started by: onthinice on September 10, 2012, 19:39:25 PM

Title: The 3DO Topic
Post by: onthinice on September 10, 2012, 19:39:25 PM
I was wondering if anyone knows much about the Game Guru for the 3DO.

It seems to be some kind of cheat device? If anyone has any information?

Thanks!

(http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/5/56469/2299347-pan_3do.jpg)
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 10, 2012, 19:46:15 PM
I have one, yes it's just like a game genie or game shark.
It's been a long time since I used it but I also remember that it has the ability to compress game files to free up space in the 3DOs limited memory.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: zapiy on September 10, 2012, 20:04:17 PM
Never heard of that before, interesting stuff.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: onthinice on September 13, 2012, 14:50:23 PM
Thanks for the information Shadowrunner!
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 13, 2012, 17:17:04 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Thanks for the information Shadowrunner!

Not a problem.  If you're looking for one they can be found on ebay pretty cheap.  :)
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: onthinice on September 13, 2012, 17:41:55 PM
Great! I didn't know much about the Guru so your info really helped.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Anonymous on September 15, 2012, 01:15:14 AM
It's main function is editing save games.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: onthinice on September 16, 2012, 01:39:40 AM
Thanks cdoty!
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Rogue Trooper on June 18, 2013, 17:11:33 PM
Thread bump:

Recently reported how PS1 Soviet strike had started out on 3DO, but was not aware that PS1/PC Blood Omen:Legacy Of Kain had started out on 3DO also.
 
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 18, 2013, 17:22:45 PM
I would have loved to see those two games on the 3DO!
So many games got cancelled or moved to PS1 when it took off, really too bad.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Rogue Trooper on June 18, 2013, 17:52:21 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I would have loved to see those two games on the 3DO!
So many games got cancelled or moved to PS1 when it took off, really too bad.

More i look into 3DO, more i wonder just what could have been.If only it had'nt launched with the price tag it did, hell who knows, i might have gone for it over a launch Jaguar and picked a Jag up down the line for AVP, Tempest, Iron S. and Doom etc
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 18, 2013, 19:13:04 PM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I would have loved to see those two games on the 3DO!
So many games got cancelled or moved to PS1 when it took off, really too bad.

More i look into 3DO, more i wonder just what could have been.If only it had'nt launched with the price tag it did, hell who knows, i might have gone for it over a launch Jaguar and picked a Jag up down the line for AVP, Tempest, Iron S. and Doom etc

Not 100% sure on the timeline here but I think it was mid 1995 when they cut the price in half or more and sales really did pick up. There was a lot of good games coming out and there was a lot of talk about the M2 and the fact that the 3DO would be an upgradeable console. Things were looking really good and then the PS1 was launched and we all know how the story ends.

I can't blame Sony cause I like their games too much so instead I will blame Nintendo. Had they not backed out of the deal with Sony to build a CD add-on for the SNES the Playstation would have never been made and things would have been completely different. Damn you Nintendo  >:(    :21:
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: TL on June 18, 2013, 19:47:06 PM
Good logic!!!!  :113:
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 18, 2013, 20:17:01 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Good logic!!!!  :4:
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Rogue Trooper on June 18, 2013, 20:53:29 PM
Sega took a look at 3DO technology did'nt they and later M2 technology? seem to recal them doing so, think with 3DO, more of a 'what do we need to be beating, powerwise for our 32 Bit CD system, hence getting caught slightly on the hop by details of Playstation specs.

With M2, this might have been around the time Sega started looking outside it's own R+D department for future console tech, as feeling was sega's own engineers just not coming up with the goods anymore (original design for Saturn trounced by Sony/PS1).Seem to recal them approaching Lockheed Martin (US Defence Contractor) at some point.

Upate:Hmmn, Lockheed admit there were talks about them doing chipset for 'Saturn 2' based around their 'Real3D' chipsets, but say both they and Sega decided not to pursue any developments together in the console market space, as it was very different to that of the arcade hardware market.

Sega rumoured to have ordered several M2 development kits, with view to porting arcade to it and it alone, so it'd have exclusive Sega games on, but word has it a mix of ego's and feeling the hardware was a let-down in terms of performance, put paid to that.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: TL on June 19, 2013, 22:15:22 PM
Very interesting video I came across:

256, The 3DO. History, facts, and my thoughts (http://http)
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 20, 2013, 05:04:26 AM
Nice find! Even learned a couple things  :)
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Alberto 2K on June 20, 2013, 14:43:16 PM
Thanks for the vid, it's a nice review of the system. :)
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 20, 2013, 14:51:12 PM
Quote from: "Alberto 2K"
Thanks for the vid, it's a nice review of the system. :)

Good decision, everyone should own a 3DO!  :)
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Alberto 2K on June 20, 2013, 15:27:23 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Good decision, everyone should own a 3DO!  :)
I've just bought it! :36:

Shame, Star Control II is one of the more attractive games of the console IMO... I will have to look for one of these in english, well, the hunt is also part of the fun.

The first and last time I tried a 3DO was in 1995, I played Need for Speed and was a great experience, looking forward to repeat it almost 20 years later!
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 20, 2013, 16:09:38 PM
Congrats!  :36:
Starblade is the absolute definition of short but sweet. You can play through the whole game in 15 minutes but it's an incredibly awesome 15 minutes and so much fun.
Star Control II is also an awesome game! It's not nearly as rare as some people try to make it out to be though so don't fall for the high priced BIN auctions. If you're patient you can usually get it for a good price.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Alberto 2K on June 20, 2013, 21:12:02 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Congrats!  :)

Oh, I'm patient and I always try to find a fair price in everything I buy. Which is a good price for a complete Star Control II? I read somewhere it came with a map and that's cool.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 20, 2013, 22:11:30 PM
Quote from: "Alberto 2K"
Oh, I'm patient and I always try to find a fair price in everything I buy. Which is a good price for a complete Star Control II? I read somewhere it came with a map and that's cool.

Yeah there's a star map that came with it besides the instruction manual. Finding one complete with the map might add a bit to the cost but even still I wouldn't pay more then $40 or around 30 for it and that's if it's in really good condition.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Alberto 2K on June 22, 2013, 15:09:08 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Yeah there's a star map that came with it besides the instruction manual. Finding one complete with the map might add a bit to the cost but even still I wouldn't pay more then $40 or around 30 for it and that's if it's in really good condition.
Thanks, I will have that price in mind! :)

I founded the map in .pdf so it's not a big problem if it's missing but I would prefer to have it complete. Let's see if I have luck.

I watched a couple of vids of Space Hulk and it looks great, another one to the list!
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: onthinice on July 11, 2013, 03:11:04 AM
Congrats!!!! I have a copy of Electronic Gaming Monthly that gave a little walk through of Space Hulk for the 3DO. I always thought it looked like a good game, although I have read it is very hard.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Alberto 2K on July 11, 2013, 14:19:57 PM
I will give it a try for sure. :)

Still waiting for the console to arrive but I've bought Need for Speed, Madden, Scramble Cobra and Captain Quazar.

One of the things I like about the 3DO is that several games can be purchased in new condition at really decent prices. Having no region lock in most of the catalog is a plus too.

Can't wait to receive it!!
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 11, 2013, 14:49:40 PM
Quote from: "Alberto 2K"
I will give it a try for sure. ;)
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Alberto 2K on July 11, 2013, 19:01:48 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Captain Quazar is a great game! One of my favorites in case you couldn't tell  ;)
I've watched some vids and it looks fun, I wonder how the original 3DO controller behaves..

Speaking about controllers, this guy has a brand new Goldstar controller for GBP10 + shipping:

http://www.ebay.es/itm/281130167743?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 (http://http)
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 11, 2013, 19:10:01 PM
Quote from: "Alberto 2K"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Captain Quazar is a great game! One of my favorites in case you couldn't tell  ;)
I've watched some vids and it looks fun, I wonder how the original 3DO controller behaves..

Speaking about controllers, this guy has a brand new Goldstar controller for GBP10 + shipping:

http://www.ebay.es/itm/281130167743?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 (http://http)

The controls take a little getting used to in that game but once I did I never had a problem playing it with the stock Panasonic controller. As for the Goldstar controller I've never tried one but I have heard people say it's worse then the Panasonic one. At that price though for a brand new one it might be worth trying.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Alberto 2K on July 11, 2013, 19:46:37 PM
I've read bad things about the 3DO controller but until I try it again (almost 20 years since I used one!) I won't judge it.

I also read awful reviews about the Jaguar controller and it's not that bad, maybe the first ones with black rubber buttons are more stiff but the grey button ones are fine.

Also, I see there are SNES controller adaptors so maybe that will be the way to go, I need to play Super Street Fighter 2 properly!
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: TL on July 11, 2013, 20:05:45 PM
You 2 rows of 3 buttons to play Street Fighter properly, like the Mega Drive has :3:
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 11, 2013, 22:06:22 PM
Yeah if you want to play Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo on the 3DO properly the Capcom made Soldier Pad is the way to go. It can be a little pricey but it's worth it.

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSKTRQl2Lb78Q6BXOvtlkvcwn7X1kPjm7JJPsSCU9Bc0UyFnNzB)
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Alberto 2K on July 12, 2013, 11:06:46 AM
That's a weird controller! There aren't any on eBay right now, how much should I expect to pay for one of these?

I've seen an arcade stick also, any of you ever tried it? It's too pricey for what I see...
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Greyfox on July 12, 2013, 12:16:05 PM
and all for one game? unless your doing tournaments in your house with friends, this joypad is a seriously waste of cash, which is probably a shame, since I reckon Capcom had many plans to releases heaps more of their games on the 3DO before it's demise.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 12, 2013, 15:05:05 PM
It's a weird looking controller for sure but it's actually very comfortable to hold and has a great D-pad. I Paid about $40 for mine which is probably about the cheapest you will find one for.
It works for other games too so I wouldn't say it's a waste of money but with the shoulder buttons being on the face it does make it a little difficult to play a few games with.
There's also other 3rd party 6 button controllers for the 3DO available for pretty cheap but I've never tried any of them.


Edit: Another option is this here http://www.goldenshop.com.hk/AI-trad/collect/3do_psx23do.htm (http://http)
I have to say though that I've never tried ordering anything from these guys before and really don't know anything about them except they are based out of Hong Kong. At $17 to use a PS1 or PS2 controller with a 3DO it sounds like a hell of a deal as long as the shipping isn't too much.
Maybe someone else around here has used them before and can vouch for them?
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Greyfox on July 12, 2013, 15:20:46 PM
No, I meant if it's just to buy it for Super Street fighter 2, it would of been a waste, but if it is for all round, then it could be a good option, hows does it compare to the original 3DO joy-pad? control wise?
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 12, 2013, 15:26:39 PM
Quote from: "Greyfox"
No, I meant if it's just to buy it for Super Street fighter 2, it would of been a waste, but if it is for all round, then it could be a good option, hows does it compare to the original 3DO joy-pad? control wise?

I think it's much better control wise but again with the shoulder buttons where they are it wont work for every game.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Alberto 2K on July 12, 2013, 17:56:28 PM
Quote from: "Greyfox"
No, I meant if it's just to buy it for Super Street fighter 2, it would of been a waste, but if it is for all round, then it could be a good option, hows does it compare to the original 3DO joy-pad? control wise?
Of course, it's for use it with more games. I always read the d-pad on the standard 3DO controller is not very good, I'm just taking note of all the options available.

As for SSF2, is one of the best fighting games of all times, one of my favorite games and one of the reasons I bought a 3DO, it deserves the best!

@Shadowrunner: I didn't know about that PS2 controller adapter, the price is good! I saw this 3rd party controller and it looks nice but who knows:

http://www.ebay.es/itm/121137271828?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 (http://http)

Anyway, I will try the original 3DO controller before buying anything, shame it only has 5 buttons...
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 15, 2013, 17:34:18 PM
Okay so I decided to order up one of the PS to 3DO controller adapters.
I'm really curious to see how it works so I guess I'll be the guinea pig here. The shipping charge was more then the adapter but if it works good it will be worth it.
I would imagine the shipping would be much less to Spain where you live Alberto and as long as you have PS1 or 2 controllers on hand it might be a cheaper alternative then hunting for a really good 3DO controller.
I will post my thoughts on it once it shows up  :)
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Alberto 2K on July 15, 2013, 23:29:37 PM
Nice, let us know how it works! I received a bunch of games and the controller but still waiting for the console. Summer vacations and efficient post office are not compatible.

Hong Kong is far from here too! :P I think shipping it here will be about the same as shipping from Japan but the converter doesn't seem to be big. Maybe they only send by registered mail?

My only complaint about the original controllers are the 5 buttons, for now...(!)
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 16, 2013, 17:08:11 PM
Quote from: "Alberto 2K"
Nice, let us know how it works! I received a bunch of games and the controller but still waiting for the console. Summer vacations and efficient post office are not compatible.

Hong Kong is far from here too! :21:
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Alberto 2K on July 18, 2013, 11:11:26 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Got my tracking number so it's on it's way. It's being shipped EMS which is usually very reliable and at $26 from Hong Kong I can't complain too much.

Out of curiosity I checked google maps and Hong Kong is actually closer to Canada than Spain, who knew  :69:

Now I have a FZ-1, FZ-10 and Goldstar controllers but still haven't tried the last one. The FZ-1 controller is my fav for now, is bigger and more confortable than the FZ-10 one.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 17, 2013, 12:04:17 PM
Mark Cerny talking to Edge issue 258/Oct 2013 on his experience of developing for 3DO whilst at Crystal Dynamics:

'It was'nt high powered enough to really let you make the games.Total Eclipse ran at between, i think, 8Hz and 14Hz-8Hz when it got busy.Not really interactive rates....the O/S for 3DO should have been called the SOS.This was a console that had 1 MB of system memory, at 1 point, the O/S grew to 600K, leaving 400K for games.....

...they added another megabyte of memory-brought it up to 2MB-which is one of the reasons why it ended up costing $700 at launch.so it was a struggle, but we had fun'.


Struck me as ironic, that here we are in 2013, another wave of 'Next gen' consoles about to hit, bursting with Ram, yet both suffer bloated footprints of O/S footprints as they are designed to do much more than just play games, leaving games developers struggling at times, guess PS4/Xbox One roots can be traced back to the 3DO......
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: guest4826 on September 20, 2013, 04:17:14 AM
Soldier pad is awesome. 3DO is awesome. The system was so under appreciated in it's time. Wat ahead of the curve as well. Some amazing games, and actually, some of them are indeed FMV games. Not all FMV games ended up as bad as some of the poorly done Sega CD stuff was. I still, to this day with all the other versions of SSFIIT that have released, I still think the 3DO one was awesome and is still the best version. It's missing the paralax scrolling sadly, but everything else is awesome in it. And, for the record, since the Neo Geo guys like to give me Hell for this, Samurai Shodown on the 3DO is an excellent port of the game and much better than the elite give it credit for. It has load times, so what? It's still Samurai Shodown and Crystal Dynamics did some serious Voo Doo on it too because it plays very good with a stock 3DO pad to boot!

Oh, and Wing Commander III rules o9n it as well, Blows the Playstation version out of the water!
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: onthinice on September 20, 2013, 15:09:41 PM
I agree! Some great ports for the 3DO. Plenty of good titles to make the purchase of a system, a smart move.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: AmigaJay on September 20, 2013, 16:07:42 PM
Quote from: "Darques_Pandemonium"

Oh, and Wing Commander III rules o9n it as well, Blows the Playstation version out of the water!
I wouldn't go that far! There is alot missing from the 3do version compared to the PC/PS1 version, though the missions are very different and the game has easier to kill enemies but more of them and the graphics aren't as good, but if your a fan its worth playing both just for the different missions...but no way does it blow the others 'out of the water'!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wing_Commander_III:_Heart_of_the_Tiger (http://http)
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 20, 2013, 17:25:31 PM
Quote from: "AmigaJay"
Quote from: "Darques_Pandemonium"

Oh, and Wing Commander III rules o9n it as well, Blows the Playstation version out of the water!
I wouldn't go that far! There is alot missing from the 3do version compared to the PC/PS1 version, though the missions are very different and the game has easier to kill enemies but more of them and the graphics aren't as good, but if your a fan its worth playing both just for the different missions...but no way does it blow the others 'out of the water'!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wing_Commander_III:_Heart_of_the_Tiger (http://http)

Been years since i played the PS1 version, never aware so many differences between PS1+3DO versions, so learned something knew today.

The removal of various sequences and the replacing of with FMV, was interesting to learn.Guess PS1's limited ram to blame for longer loading times.

And yet another planned..but canned Saturn game.

:-(
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Bobinator on September 20, 2013, 17:42:28 PM
How DOES Wing Commander work on a 3DO pad? I'd imagine that nice it's not a joystick, you'd have a lot harder time. I mean, not even the SNES version had enough buttons to handle everything, and I think you had to use the 'Select' button as a 'shift' button. Since the 3DO has about one or two less buttons than the SNES, I'm not quite sure how they'd handle it.

(http://resource.mmgn.com/Gallery/full/CH-Flightstick-for-the-3DO-1041428.jpg)

Then again, there's always one of these... maybe I'll put it on my "List of Things Bobinator Would Buy If He Found Himself With A Crapton of Money" list. Right under another 3DO. I really miss my old one.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: guest4826 on September 20, 2013, 17:56:13 PM
Quote from: "AmigaJay"
Quote from: "Darques_Pandemonium"

Oh, and Wing Commander III rules o9n it as well, Blows the Playstation version out of the water!
I wouldn't go that far! There is alot missing from the 3do version compared to the PC/PS1 version, though the missions are very different and the game has easier to kill enemies but more of them and the graphics aren't as good, but if your a fan its worth playing both just for the different missions...but no way does it blow the others 'out of the water'!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wing_Commander_III:_Heart_of_the_Tiger (http://http)
Ity's a matter of opinion man. I love the 3DO version of the game much more than I liked the Playstation one. The PC version was cool, but I liked the later released one that came out on DVD with the bigs fixed, but again, it's a "Remastered" version basically, so I don't count it the same. It's all good man, to each their own as my comment was based on my opinion. I guess I could have said "I Thought" before, but didn't think it was necessary since I was the one saying it.  :77:

Oh, and the game plays well on the 3DO. Mind you, button combinations for it to work, but still controls nicely once used to it.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: TL on September 26, 2013, 18:42:10 PM
[align=center:2e9rv7f9]11 Japan only 3DO games (http://http)[/align:2e9rv7f9]
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 26, 2013, 19:56:18 PM
Cool video! Too bad so many Japanese 3DO games didn't get english releases.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: guest4826 on September 29, 2013, 21:02:21 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Cool video! Too bad so many Japanese 3DO games didn't get english releases.

At least many of the Japan only games can be played relatively well without a knowledge of the Japanese language though.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: onthinice on October 04, 2013, 18:25:45 PM
I like that Japanese 3DO game developers were not afraid to take chances.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: TL on April 19, 2014, 22:23:25 PM
[align=center:325aic2j]Let Me Show You: Foes of Ali (3DO) (http://http)

Let Me Show You: F1GP (3DO) (http://http)[/align:325aic2j]
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: guest4826 on April 19, 2014, 22:30:01 PM
F1 GP was cool in that it showed some of the strength the 3DO had as a 3D system. Foes of Ali, however, is just purely awesome. The controls are really nice accompanied by some very well done graphics for it's time. Knockout Kings Grand Daddy too. This game was much nicer though as the playability was just so much better. Was more about having serious fun than the way the series later got bogged down with stupid "Sim" style ideas that never really worked out. Thing is that Foes of Ali is actually quite a bit rarer than people understand and at it's current price is well worth a purchase as it's going to be a pricier title down the road.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: TL on April 19, 2014, 22:32:33 PM
Quote from: "T2KFreeker"
F1 GP was cool in that it showed some of the strength the 3DO had as a 3D system. Foes of Ali, however, is just purely awesome. The controls are really nice accompanied by some very well done graphics for it's time. Knockout Kings Grand Daddy too. This game was much nicer though as the playability was just so much better. Was more about having serious fun than the way the series later got bogged down with stupid "Sim" style ideas that never really worked out. Thing is that Foes of Ali is actually quite a bit rarer than people understand and at it's current price is well worth a purchase as it's going to be a pricier title down the road.

I have never played or seen these games before and they look pretty cool!
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Lorfarius on April 19, 2014, 23:33:08 PM
It was a real shame the 3DO failed, the thinking behind it was sound. I did a vid of the joystick and Wing Commander a few years ago:

http://youtu.be/jy0TJLFNky4 (http://http)

The poster to the left of the TV is my colour print out of the Star Control 2 space map which is in my opinion one of if not the best games for the system.  Think Elite exploration meets mad shoot em up action.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: TL on April 26, 2014, 13:01:40 PM
[align=center:2cqmr2uw]Let Me Show You: Escape from Monster Manor (3DO) Wheneverthehell 2014 (http://http)

Let Me Show You: Autobahn Tokio (3DO) (http://http)[/align:2cqmr2uw]
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: 64bitRuss on April 26, 2014, 14:25:01 PM
Not impressed with either of those games. Is there only one weapon in Monster Manor? If so that is pathetic, I couldn't play that one at all.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: onthinice on April 28, 2014, 16:51:15 PM
The games look good paused.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Bobinator on April 29, 2014, 09:16:05 AM
Quote from: "64bitRuss"
Not impressed with either of those games. Is there only one weapon in Monster Manor? If so that is pathetic, I couldn't play that one at all.

From what I played, you're pretty much right. I mean, the monsters look pretty good, but there's pretty much NO variety to it at all. Even Wolfenstien 3D had more content than Monster Manor did, especially when you consider that the 3DO had like THE best version of Wolfenstien.

PO'd is a lot more impressive, if you don't feel like getting its PS1 port instead. It's a little more on the scale of something like Doom. Either that, or Killing Time, which is 'flat' like Wolfenstien. I haven't tried either of those much, but I should get around to giving them a shot.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: TL on June 19, 2014, 21:09:16 PM
[align=center:2sqcjgmv]256, The history of the 3DO. (http://http)[/align:2sqcjgmv]
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: zapiy on October 12, 2014, 23:15:26 PM
http://youtu.be/fzgNxqgLISo (http://http)

Interesting stuff.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Optimouse on April 05, 2015, 21:10:52 PM
So, this must be the first demoscene demo for the 3DO.
I am one of the programmers and I am happy to announce, after working secretly for it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UhHLPjJCWs (http://https)
ISO here (http://http)

I am new to the 3DO and I am also looking for more resources. I might either do more demos but thinking seriously about homebrew gamedev. I am really curious right now to see how much the hardware can be pushed, I identified many bottlenecks and faster ways to do things, burning many CDs on the real hardware (because the emulators do not emulate at all the bottlenecks of the GPU). There are still many things I don't understand, and I was thinking to join some of the forums and discuss about programming. I joined the 3DO Zone forum but I still wait for activation. Also the Freedo forum the same thing and I can't even read the messages there. So, anyone responsible for these forums that can do something about it?
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: WiggyDiggyPoo on April 05, 2015, 21:36:04 PM
I like the 3do, its an interesting console and has an approach that was (shared architecture) I think ahead of its time - Steambox is going down the shared architecture route for instance.

Nice sampler, I'm looking forward to the full one when ready  :113:
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 05, 2015, 22:40:00 PM
I'm a big 3DO fan, but it's homebrew scene is definitely lacking! Nice to see someone trying to change that, great demo and looking forward to seeing more :113:
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: ArcadeAction on April 06, 2015, 08:30:56 AM
My random 3DO post...

I bought the system specifically for Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo and built a home arcade cabinet using a 3DO just for that game. I took apart controllers and wired them into arcade controls.

Some of my favorite times on the system included:

-Alone in the Dark (great music, and I just thought it was fun. In hand to hand combat you could cancel a kick and punch into each other for a 3 hit combo). This game was like a cross between the Kings Quest games and Tombraider.
-Star Control II (two player melee battle was a lot of fun, pick this up and play against a friend if you haven't)
-Return Fire
-Doom (yes it had a low framerate, but the music is spectacular, just far better than any other version. PS1 Doom is really great however, but different, and I enjoy both versions) Doom was simply so much fun on all the platforms.
-Battlesport (playing with friends)
-I had fun with the pack in games Crash 'n Burn, and Total Eclipse.
-Need for Speed was fun
-Playing music CDs on it and watching the visualizer play.
-Having a headphone jack on the control was a great idea I thought.

And the game that was SUPPOSED to come out, but never did, The 11th Hour... I really wanted to play that game.
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 07, 2015, 15:56:51 PM
Quote from: "arcadeaction"
My random 3DO post...

I bought the system specifically for Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo and built a home arcade cabinet using a 3DO just for that game. I took apart controllers and wired them into arcade controls.

Some of my favorite times on the system included:

-Alone in the Dark (great music, and I just thought it was fun. In hand to hand combat you could cancel a kick and punch into each other for a 3 hit combo). This game was like a cross between the Kings Quest games and Tombraider.
-Star Control II (two player melee battle was a lot of fun, pick this up and play against a friend if you haven't)
-Return Fire
-Doom (yes it had a low framerate, but the music is spectacular, just far better than any other version. PS1 Doom is really great however, but different, and I enjoy both versions) Doom was simply so much fun on all the platforms.
-Battlesport (playing with friends)
-I had fun with the pack in games Crash 'n Burn, and Total Eclipse.
-Need for Speed was fun
-Playing music CDs on it and watching the visualizer play.
-Having a headphone jack on the control was a great idea I thought.

And the game that was SUPPOSED to come out, but never did, The 11th Hour... I really wanted to play that game.

Nice summary, I had a lot of the same experiences :) I wasn't hardcore enough to make an arcade cabinet for it, but Star Control II, Crash 'n Burn, and Total Eclipse were some of my favourite games for the system. It was also my main CD player at the time so the visualizer got a lot of use and the headphone jack was definitely a great idea!
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: zapiy on April 07, 2015, 16:03:00 PM
Quote from: "Optimouse"
So, this must be the first demoscene demo for the 3DO.
I am one of the programmers and I am happy to announce, after working secretly for it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UhHLPjJCWs (http://https)
ISO here (http://http)

I am new to the 3DO and I am also looking for more resources. I might either do more demos but thinking seriously about homebrew gamedev. I am really curious right now to see how much the hardware can be pushed, I identified many bottlenecks and faster ways to do things, burning many CDs on the real hardware (because the emulators do not emulate at all the bottlenecks of the GPU). There are still many things I don't understand, and I was thinking to join some of the forums and discuss about programming. I joined the 3DO Zone forum but I still wait for activation. Also the Freedo forum the same thing and I can't even read the messages there. So, anyone responsible for these forums that can do something about it?

Sadly the video appears to have been deleted?



Quote from: "arcadeaction"
My random 3DO post...

I bought the system specifically for Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo and built a home arcade cabinet using a 3DO just for that game. I took apart controllers and wired them into arcade controls.

Some of my favorite times on the system included:

-Alone in the Dark (great music, and I just thought it was fun. In hand to hand combat you could cancel a kick and punch into each other for a 3 hit combo). This game was like a cross between the Kings Quest games and Tombraider.
-Star Control II (two player melee battle was a lot of fun, pick this up and play against a friend if you haven't)
-Return Fire
-Doom (yes it had a low framerate, but the music is spectacular, just far better than any other version. PS1 Doom is really great however, but different, and I enjoy both versions) Doom was simply so much fun on all the platforms.
-Battlesport (playing with friends)
-I had fun with the pack in games Crash 'n Burn, and Total Eclipse.
-Need for Speed was fun
-Playing music CDs on it and watching the visualizer play.
-Having a headphone jack on the control was a great idea I thought.

And the game that was SUPPOSED to come out, but never did, The 11th Hour... I really wanted to play that game.

Nice input fella..
Title: Re: The 3DO Topic
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 31, 2015, 17:42:55 PM
Just read a great interview with the guy who created Return Fire for the 3DO. He talks a lot about the game but also about the video game industry in the early 90's and there's a ton of info about the 3DO in general.

http://www.funstock.co.uk/news/an-inter ... -industry/ (http://www.funstock.co.uk/news/an-interview-with-reichart-von-wolfsheild-on-3do-return-fire-and-the-industry/)
Title: Re: Hello There
Post by: Greyfox on July 31, 2015, 19:41:37 PM
Excellent stuff, possible a story line that hasn't really been touched on in true deep capacity as regards to some of the great companies who produce some great games, this been one of them on the 3do. Would make a great collective feature I would most definitely read.

But for now, this piece of excellence will have to do. Cheers Shadowrunner for revealing it. :113:
Title: Re: Hello There
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 31, 2015, 19:45:45 PM
Quote from: "Greyfox"
Excellent stuff, possible a story line that hasn't really been touched on in true deep capacity as regards to some of the great companies who produce some great games, this been one of them on the 3do. Would make a great collective feature I would most definitely read.

But for now the piece of excellence will have to do. Cheers Shadowrunner for revealing it. :113: