SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

SegaXtreme’s 28th Anniversary SEGA Saturn Game Competition

Another trip around the sun means another excellent showing of Saturn homebrew, patches and tools from our amazing enthusiast community! With the submission deadline up and all entries turned in, let’s take a look at SegaXtreme‘s 28th Anniversary Game Competition, organized by Emerald Nova. This contest celebrates 28 years of Sega Saturn and marks the […]

SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

UNREAL Demo on REAL Saturn Hardware

Saturn-wizard, XL2 and crew (Corvusdeux & Ponut) have stunned the fan community with a tech demo that many would have thought to completely impossible… ‘IRRÉEL’ features the first two levels of the 1998 benchmark PC game, UNREAL, painstakingly & meticulously recreated in all of their gritty, late 90’s glory… Remade from the ground up, using […]

SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

‘DEVASTAR’ Open Source IR Light Gun Project

A new Open Source IR Light Gun project by Greg Gallardo called ‘Devastar‘, is in the works and looks to support numerous consoles. While the project apparently got it’s start back in 2019 and has remained pretty quiet despite steady progress, it’s now caught our attention as just a few months ago, Greg decided to […]

SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

Saturn YS – Fully Playable in English Thanks to Fan Effort

The remake of classic RPG Ys: The Vanished Omens in the Japanese-only Saturn compilation Falcom Classics is now playable from beginning to end in English thanks to a fan translation effort from Murzik and Crawdkenny on the SegaXtreme forums. Murzik began working on Ys in January by using machine translation until CrawdKenny volunteered to translate […]

SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

Hotel Dusk Precursor ‘Blue Chicago Blues’ – Project Needs Translator

On Friday, November 25, 2022, SegaXtreme member Arjak released their first English v0.1 Demo Patch for the SEGA Saturn FMV game, J.B. Harold: Blue Chicago Blues. A project similar to DeathMask, this translation involves the re-insertion of the original English dialog ripped from the PC port of the game, in addition to translating text in menus and options. This v.01 Demo translates everything […]

Alex Mitchell

PixelFX Announces Release date for DCDigital v2

PixelFX, a cadre of retro hardware developers responsible for the N64Digital and PS1Digital, have announced a tentative release date for their latest project; a new revision of the DCDigital based off the same PixelFX framework as their other projects. The original DCDigital (nee, DCHDMI) is a modification that samples the Dreamcast’s digital A/V signals straight […]

SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

Satiator Fixes ‘Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter’ Issue at Last!

When Professor Abrasive released the Satiator — the optical drive emulator he invented that plugs into the Saturn’s rear VCD card port — it could play hundreds of games off an SD card without issue. But players looking to try out their newly bought Satiator seemed to run to one game again and again: Marvel […]

SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

A Closer Look at Retro-Bit’s Wireless Analog Saturn Pads

Pat and I got a chance to sit down with the dudes (Ron, Rich & Andy) from Retro-Bit this past weekend at Portland’s Retro Gaming Expo, and we were able to get our hands on their latest (yet to be released) product, the “SEGA Saturn 2.4Ghz Wireless Pro Controller”. We want to give a huge thanks to Ron & Andy for […]

SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

Dreamcast’s FIRST Online Homebrew Game: Driving Strikers

The Dreamcast homebrew scene has been buzzing in recent years, and it’s just passed a huge milestone — the first online-capable fan-made game for SEGA’s last home console. The latest demo for the groundbreaking title, Driving Strikers, released last week, with this most recent one featuring online play for the first time. It’s downloadable for […]

Rany Battikh

Decathlete now running on Darksoft’s STV Multi

The game Decathlete (known as Athlete Kings in Europe) is now running on Darksoft‘s rom-cart for the Sega Titan Video (ST-V) arcade system, the STV Multi. Back in late 2016, Darksoft decrypted and released 5 of the 6 remaining protected ST-V games for the STV Multi. Only one game has remained encrypted since then, and […]