SaturnOrbit makes you a Saturn developer!

Thursday, 2 June, 2005 10:00

Recently I found Saturn Orbit in the internet,

it's an all-in-one installer that claims to have everything you need to develop stuff for SEGA Saturn.

I've tried it out myself:

The SaturnOrbit_r1_setup.exe got only 55.6 MB size and expands to almost 400 MB after installing.

If you don't have so much space left, you can deselect components.

After installing you're asked if all included code examples should be build.

This takes about 1 hour on my old computer and produces way over 100 ISO CD images and binaries to test on emulator or real Saturn hardware.

I guess that's the reason for the small size of the installer, as those files generated while compiling take up a lot of space.

There are some similarities to DCFreeDev (with which my GBAX GP32 entry was made), because it includes Dev-Cpp IDE.

You can compile an example by using Dev-Cpp IDE or clicking on a batch file.

Everything worked for me right from the start, you should try it out and enter Saturn dev now!