OR2SDX is Monta Vista Linux Kernel with XFree, I believe it OpenGL based, needs a
> certian nvidia linux driver, otherwise you get shader errors, it needs an older
> kernel anyway (like VF5/VT3) to run as they changed the com port naming conventions
> from /dev/ttyS0 to /dev/tts/0
> Lindbergh Blue is Windows XP Embedded and even then they use a mix of DirectX and
> freeglut/openGL - the Windows/Linux code is pretty much identical..
> Ghost Squad Evo like OR2SDX was just a recompile of the Chihiro version, GFX where a
> 1:1 recycled for sure. Chihiro was discontinued, and I am guessing there was still
> demand for Ghost Squad at the time (it was the biggest shooter in 2005).
> Games like primeval hunt and 2spicy (and even Rambo) arep pretty bad, I've seen
> better 3D on a freeware games - so I am 99% sure these where not done by seasoned
> development teams, or maybe Sega did not do the same level of API/LIBs that they had
> for say Dreamcast development.
> On the plus side I love the Lindbergh, and still has many future classics and
> obviously will have the last version of Virtua Fighter, although I doubt I'll ever
> see it..
Andy, you are a walking encyclopedia of all things Sega arcade! We appreciate these inside bits of interesting information.
I don't know if you remember me, but we actually communicated with each other via email something like 6 or 7 years ago. I'm "Isamu". I went on your website and asked you how easy it was to be able to connect more than one model 2 and model 3 PCBs together, so that I would be able to switch between them with the push of a button, or something to that effect, and you replied with a wealth of information explaining why it wouldn't be feasible due to the way the two boards differ from each other.
Anyway let me ask you something....given your previous comments, am I correct in assuming that you are of the opinion that the PC version of OR 2006 C2C is a better port than the Lindbergh version of OR2SP DX? Have you played the PC version, and if so, how would you rate it? It obviously is missing force feedback, but let's assume it has it, then what would you grade it?