"Rockin'-B's MineSweeper for SEGA Saturn" is released!

Saturday, 30 August, 2003 19:05


"Rockin'-B's MineSweeper for SEGA Saturn" is released!

Download the game and compare it with the other ones of the contest and don't forget to vote for your favourite game at segaXtreme. And hopefully you think it's cool and vote for me ;-).

There is a CD version and a PAR version(without sound).

And of course, the sources are included.

Man am I glad to have it out! Especially the last days I thought every day: "I have not expected this being so difficult." And every next day prooved that it could be even more difficult.

You have to know that the MineSweeper game was even playable on it's first day of creation: 1st of may 2003. But of course I was not satified with that and all features mentioned above took up some time to implement. Especially the replay system, backup memory access and the PCM sound because I had to improve my conversion tool SSwavetools.

Maybe it's interesting for some of you to hear that there were some problems that made me think it would be my faith not being able to finish this game.

Stupid as I am, I destroyed my only Saturn suitable for testing. Then I failed repairing the damaged Saturn with another damaged console due to model difference. My old japanese Saturn has incompatebilities with some controller access from SGL libraries, so no testing with it. My other Saturn wasn't able being modded, so no CD testing with it. No (free) emulator was able to support the sound, so only testing with sound disabled. And finally, the biggest and only second hand Saturn shop had no consoles left.

But as you see on the photos below, I succeeded with the swap trick and burned a lot of CD's.

Thanks to all Saturn fans and the Saturn dev community at segaXtreme. I'm sure: Sunday will be a great day for the SEGA Saturn.

The Rockin'-B