Conoscete scud race? E' un driving arcade di Sega che gira su Model 3. Una tech demo di questo gioco fu mostrata per mostrare le potenzialità di Dreamcast ai tempi (quando l'hardware era completo circa al 50%). Tutti Auspicavano in una conversione del gioco, che non ci fu mai. In una recente intervista a Toshiro Nagoshi, che ha lavorato a Virtua Racing, Daytona USA, Monkey Ball e Scud Race ha però dichiarato che un video di questa tech demo sta girando per la rete, e NON SOLO, ma anche la demo giocabile! no dico, LA DEMO GIOCABILE di scud race! Il team che ha rippato Propeller Arena pare sia in possesso di qualcosa che AL MOMENTO non può girare su DC, a ci stanno lavorando su.
Many of you remember that a short demo of Sega's Model 3 racing game,
Scud Racer aka Super GT, was made for the Katana (Dreamcast)
development kits in late 1997 or early 1998.
The Scud Race / Super GT demo was produced on *something* LESS than
final Dreamcast hardware. This development-kit-only demo is running on
PowerVR ARC-1, the prototype and arcade version of PowerVR2, which is
weaker, slower, and has less features than the PowerVR2DC, aka PowerVR
CLX2, used in Dreamcast.So is the Katana/Dreamcast demo version of Scud Race / Super GT on par
with the Model 3 arcade version? no, not really, because it is so
incomplete. but it was running at 60fps, the same framerate as the
arcade, and the same resolution too. keep in mind, the
Katana/Dreamcast development kit it's running off of had something
like 50% of the power/speed of the final Dreamcast, with less hardware
graphics features too.
the most impressive thing is, the demo was put together in a matter of
can you imagine if Sega had spent all of 1998 and a good part of 1999
porting the entire arcade game to the final Dreamcast hardware? Scud
Race / Super GT could have been made very close to the arcade, much
closer than the rush job that was Sega Rally 2. I'd say a Dreamcast
version of Scud Race / Super GT could have been at least as close to
the Model 3 version as Virtua On 2 (VOOT) on Dreamcast (like 90%) if
not closer. Virtua On 2 arcade was a Model 3 Step 2 game, whereas Scud
Race / Super GT arcade was on one of the older Model 3 boards.
what a shame Sega didn't complete and release Scud Racer / Super GT
for Dreamcast :/
Who know`s, maybe we soon see this unique demo, just like Half-Life or Propeller Arena.
Qualche screen low res della demo:
Sega Spinning Demo Drive2 Demo Scud Race Demo
Intervista a Toshiro Nagoshi