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Title: Panzer Dragoon Saga looks like it didn't suck
Post by: Spooniest on July 31, 2020, 05:27:09 pm
https://www.theringer.com/2018/1/29/16940902/1998-video-games-panzer-dragoon-saga-missing-masterpiece (https://www.theringer.com/2018/1/29/16940902/1998-video-games-panzer-dragoon-saga-missing-masterpiece)

Read this the other day. I've been curious about this game for a long time, but between the rarity of the Western Discs and Saturn Emulation being what it is, it's almost impossible to play through it, without seeking out a physical copy of it in English (which, I don't know who has the money for but it isn't me).

But from everything I am reading, this feels like it was Final Fantasy X before Final Fantasy X was Final Fantasy X.

I wonder, what would it take to make this game playable today? Got a lot of programming heads around here. Does anyone have any idea what the Black Speech of Mordor inside the Saturn is up to here?
Title: Re: Panzer Dragoon Saga looks like it didn't suck
Post by: PresidentLeever on July 31, 2020, 07:43:24 pm
Saturn emulation has been pretty good for a while now and this game runs fine in the good ones from what I remember, though I didn't play that far yet.

mednafen (retroarch)
ssf
yabause
Title: Re: Panzer Dragoon Saga looks like it didn't suck
Post by: Badseed on August 02, 2020, 07:26:42 am
I used to enjoy playing panzer on my old tablet, but at some point they updated yabuse and it's no longer compatible with my tablet.  :banghead: Dammit!!! Wish I had the means to buy an old saturn, I loved that black box
Title: Re: Panzer Dragoon Saga looks like it didn't suck
Post by: Spooniest on August 02, 2020, 07:32:36 am
pretty good

Wanted to emphasize this without putting too fine a point on it

yabause

This might actually be putting too fine a point on it, but Yabause stands for

Y et A nother B roken A nd U nusable S aturn E mulator

So, this is why I said "Saturn emulation being what it is."
Title: Re: Panzer Dragoon Saga looks like it didn't suck
Post by: Jorpho on August 02, 2020, 01:55:58 pm
The new Panzer Dragoon remakes were rebuilt from scratch, weren't they? You'd think this game could get a similar treatment with the way people are still talking about it after all these years.
Title: Re: Panzer Dragoon Saga looks like it didn't suck
Post by: PresidentLeever on August 02, 2020, 03:53:50 pm
Wanted to emphasize this without putting too fine a point on it

This might actually be putting too fine a point on it, but Yabause stands for

Y et A nother B roken A nd U nusable S aturn E mulator

So, this is why I said "Saturn emulation being what it is."

For you maybe, it has served me well overall.
Title: Re: Panzer Dragoon Saga looks like it didn't suck
Post by: CO_Andy on August 02, 2020, 04:21:10 pm
Played through PDS for my first time nearly a decade ago using SSF on a dual core laptop. Didn't notice any emulation glitches or anything.

If you have a underpowered system then consider using SSF. I would recommend trying Yaba Sanshiro first since it supports rendering at higher resolutions.
Title: Re: Panzer Dragoon Saga looks like it didn't suck
Post by: thr on August 02, 2020, 05:31:57 pm
mednafen features the most accurate, glitch-free Saturn emulation. just use a frontend like mednaffe or medgui.
Title: Re: Panzer Dragoon Saga looks like it didn't suck
Post by: Gideon Zhi on August 03, 2020, 04:27:12 pm
I played through PDS on YabaSanshiro (yabause fork) earlier this year.
Title: Re: Panzer Dragoon Saga looks like it didn't suck
Post by: Spooniest on August 03, 2020, 07:42:43 pm
I guess maybe it's come forward recently (Saturn emulation that is), but you can forgive me for being skeptical about it, I would hope. It's been a trash fire for a long time and everyone had been complaining about it, so far as I knew.
Title: Re: Panzer Dragoon Saga looks like it didn't suck
Post by: thr on August 03, 2020, 08:35:02 pm
that's true, Saturn was notoriously hard to emulate for years. but it's all good now.

nowadays, the emulation wiki is a good resource to go for staying mostly up-to-date with the progress in the emulation department.
https://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Sega_Saturn_emulators
Title: Re: Panzer Dragoon Saga looks like it didn't suck
Post by: SleepyFist on August 04, 2020, 11:52:19 am
I've actually got iso's for the Panzer Dragoon stuff sitting on a USB drive somewhere around here, it's ready to go with Pseudo Saturn but I just can't seem to get around to it, it's kinda the same relationship I have with Alien Soldier, both being really cool games forever relegated to an infinitely growing backlog. :(