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Panasonic 3DO dev tools

Hey guys, Brian Peek from Microsoft just sent me some of the 3DO dev tools. He says the rest of the pack should be released by Redump at some point in the future.

Here is a link:
https://mega.nz/#F!23Y3RQRA!cN7QM6P04jjpPnHQqh5Rjw

For those unaware, the 3DO dev tools were only available for Mac OS. They were notoriously unstable, crashy, and inefficient, to the point where Leo Schwab (a primary 3DO software engineer) called it one of the main reasons the 3DO console failed.

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I took the opportunity of grabbing what was in that Mega folder, would you happen to know what "the rest" consists of? Completing the package would be sweet Smile

So far though, huge thanks !

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I think that actually is the complete set of dev tools, and what remains to be dumped from the SDK are the stock graphics/sound/video assets that 3DO made available to developers. This is about 200 CDs worth of content though, so I wouldn't hold my breath waiting around for it.

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Wow. This is actually pretty cool. Too bad it was so unstable and unreliable.

Do we have Mac SDKs for other 80s and 90s consoles/platforms? Like SNES, PCEngine and whatnot, assuming they even existed for Mac.

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I remember reading that the original Mega CD version of Sonic the Hedgehog CD was developed on Macs back in the day, which makes me wonder if perhaps Sega had made the Mac platform their development platform of choice for Mega CD games, much like how the Amiga was the dev platform for Megadrive games.

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@jatoba: http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/sega-saturn-graphics-sound-tools-macintosh
only one im aware of at the moment

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Hoooly crap, this is really cool. Too bad it requires dev boards to launch the sound tools, but man, this is so awesome!!