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  1. Just posted this, anything egregiously wrong or that I've missed, guys?


    1. OcelotBot


      Looks like you've covered everything.

    2. Mysterion


      Just was wondering but where was it said that a CD version of Mania OST is expected? I know about the vinyl and the digital download code you get, but that's it. 

    3. Mayor D

      Mayor D

      Some T-Shirts are on Amazon UK

    4. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      You forgot to give me $400 US Dollars

    5. bmn


      @Mysterion I'm pretty sure Aaron's mentioned they're looking at it at some point. Otherwise, what major Sonic game have they not released at least one soundtrack for? :P

    6. Mysterion



      *Sweating* S-SANIC B-B-BOOM RISE OF LYRIC! 

      (Okay but yeah, good point lol I do look forward to owning the Mania vinyl + CD whenever that happens!)

  2. Is this a particular user, or all users? I recall an issue maybe a year ago that was triggered by a quirk in a handful of members' profiles...
  3. Try clearing your cache or pressing Ctrl+F5. This is something that was previously broken but has been fixed in the last day.
  4. Welcome back, guys.

    (Before you say anything, I know. Something that really shouldn't have been the way it was destroyed my motivation to clean things up tonight)

  5. Question. Will this update have any interface changes?

  6. We're going to start an update of the forum sometime in the next hour. This is a fairly large update that is expected to break some minor things, so the forum will be locked until it's complete. Don't be alarmed if you see error messages!

    Including the on-demand backup and update process, we expect it to take about 2 hours.

    1. Tara


      Oh boy I'm ready!

    2. A wreaKING heavy engine
    3. bmn


      Updates, if necessary, will be on the Discord server: https://discord.gg/9hZjPQM

    4. Tara


      We have a Discord server or is that the official unofficial one?

    5. bmn


      Official unofficial :P

    6. Tara


      Oh okay.  I thought there was something I was missing.

    7. Kiah


      Only 2 hours?! We need a longer break than that! :( 

    8. bmn


      I can make that happen if you like ;)

    9. KHCast


      EVERYTHING will change!

    10. Kiah


      Please d-I mean that's okay, no need to do so. Thank you :) 

    11. bmn


      Starting now. First up is a general software update for the server, then the forum will be locked up.

  7. SEGA Forever Revealed!

    Yep, pretty convinced now that the post-32X games will all be existing ports, or (like VTC) games that already existed for mobile and have never been on console. Looks like Sega made a business decision to hard-switch to a freemium model on mobile for its inventory, and Sega Forever is the lick of glossy paint put on to make it relevant. Thing is, the whole thing is not a bad idea in concept. But these days, when you go all-in on promoting something as a love letter to fans (the stunt with the hand-made music cassette sent to journalists I imagine spoke to a lot of them - it definitely spoke to me because I was one of the people that did that in the Mega Drive days!), you deliver or you invite a shitstorm. That said, it may well be the later-era games that save this. Given a decent mobile to play them on the proper 3D games Sega's put out are quality for the most part. Moving from paid to ad support is a reasonable move since there's no superior alternative to play these games on mobile (as other emulators provide for cartridge-based games).
  8. SEGA Forever Revealed!

    Unofficial emulation comes with spyware? ...isn't it Sega Forever that wants access to your files and location for no apparent reason?
  9. Been a while since I did the merch thing (not really since my Sonic Adventure 2 10th Anniversary set got stolen ), and I've wanted to get something from Data Discs, so I think I'll jump on this There's a decent amount of extra nuance to that Studiopolis mix that I haven't heard in previous recordings (ending aside), and it's clear they're doing this one properly.
  10. SEGA Forever Revealed!

    Sonic 1 is the Taxman version, so obviously that's up to scratch. The rest of the Megadrive stuff looks like the standard of emulation on PCs about 15 years ago. Looked at Kid Chameleon on Android the most. It uses Nu Romantic Productions' music lib which early MD emus had a rough time with, and sure enough it sounds like ass on the Sega Forever version. It doesn't run with any choppiness, but at the same time seems to be framelocked (I'm guessing to 30, KC was a 60fps game). The input's quite heavy handed compared to other mobile emulators like RetroArch - KC's quite a tight game in terms of controls so this makes it more difficult to play than usual. In short, using lowest-common-denominator emu RetroArch on Android looks better, sounds better, has tighter input, and doesn't give you advertising every time you start the game. From what I've seen I'm thinking the pre-Saturn stuff will all be emulation (except for Sonic of course), and the (few) later games will be rereleases of games that have already been ported to mobile (Chu Chu Rocket, Crazy Taxi etc - note that CT is the most prominent later game in the trailer!). (Plus they all want to access your files and know your location. If you're on Android 6 or over (i.e. you're given permission prompts the first time the app tries to use a restricted permission), be aware that neither permission is needed to run the game and they can be denied.
  11. Haven't played the game yet, but looking at videos I feel like it really misses the Wisp set-pieces (and I never thought I'd say that about Wisps ) and random power-ups. There's perhaps even more running and jumping than in Runners, but it seems a lot more empty to me. Also not liking the look of those countdown timers. Overall, seems like Sonic Runners: Lessons Learned edition, which is simultaneously a good and a bad thing, though the decision to end Runners entirely makes a lot more sense now that Runners Adventure is shown to essentially be a more competent but less charming replacement. I imagine we'll be seeing updates, though not to the extent that Runners did.
  12. Rebooting the forum server, should be back in a few minutes.

  13. Haven't done any thorough testing, but should be fixed.
  14. It still works though! I know what the cause of this is, it should be fixed once I get some free time.
  15. SSMB Security Certificate Expired?

    Fixed. TSS' certificates last for 3 months before they need to be renewed. They were renewed in plenty of time, but the web server needs to have its config reloaded to have it take effect, and that's what we forgot to do this time.