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Pier Solar is a 16-bit RPG that tells the story of Hoston, a young botanist who is on a quest to save his father from a mysterious illness. Along with his two best friends Alina and Edessot, the three friends embark on a quest seeking a rare herb to cure the illness of Hoston's father. Little do they know, it is the beginning of a winding journey that unravels his father's past and the mystery of Pier Solar and the Great Architects.

Pier Solar was originally designed and developed for the SEGA Mega Drive & SEGA Genesis. Yes, you read that right!! It was actually the only newly developed game for SEGA's 16-bit system in the new millennium. It's not a port, fan translation, or a copy of any other game. Pier Solar is a 100% brand new, entirely original,16-bit RPG.

We'll get right in to what we think makes Pier Solar so special:

The Biggest 16-bit RPG Ever! We released Pier Solar on a custom 64MEG cartridge (the average SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis game size is 12MEG), making it the biggest 16-bit RPG ever! This allowed us to push the 16-bit medium to a precedent setting level, with state-of-the-art aesthetics and things like full-screen cutscenes, background scaling and 3D modes.

A 100% Original RPG! Pier Solar was developed from the ground up. An original world, storyline, soundtrack, characters, enemies, and battle style. No ports, translations or copying from any other game - it's all fresh! The first original 16-bit RPG to do this in over a decade!

A Massive World to Explore! Pier Solar has 50+ hours of gameplay, over 300 locations, nearly 500 unique treasure chests, and over 800 NPCs!

Epic Battle Tactics! We developed an innovative battle system that puts you in control of up to five characters and includes in-depth strategic moves such as counter-attacks and a special strategy called Gather, which stores energy to unleash even more powerful moves and spells!

Translated in 5 Languages! Pier Solar is translated in 5 languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese,...
Dear KPIT GNU tools user,

KPIT Cummins is pleased to announce the v11.03 release of KPIT GNU Tools for

Renesas micros.


Major highlight of the KPIT GNU ELF v11.03 toolchain release:


* The latest version (v11.03) of free GNURL78 and GNURX toolchains

has been released. The GNURL78 toolchain is the first version for

Windows and Linux users and provides command-line interface only.

The GNURX v11.03 ELF toolchain provides command-line interface and

integration with HEW only.

* The GNURX v11.03 toolchain is based on gcc-4.5.3 [released],

binutils-2.21.51 [snapshot dated 13th January 2011],

newlib-1.19.0 [released] and gdb-7.3.1 [released].

* The GNURL78 v11.03 toolchain is based on

gcc-4.7 [snapshot dated 3rd September 2011],

binutils-2.21 [snapshot dated 3rd September 2011],

newlib-1.19.0 [snapshot dated 3rd September 2011] and

gdb-7.3 [snapshot dated 7th October 2011].

* The latest patches are applied to GCC, Binutils and Newlib sources.

Please log on to the KPIT website at http://www.kpitgnutools.com to download

the latest toolchains. This website also provides extensive documentation and

information on using the toolchains efficiently.


The latest version (v11.03) of free GNURL78 and GNURX tools have been

released. Please visit the following link for details:



* Toolchain binaries for Windows and Linux have been built using the latest

stable FSF sources.

* Full source code for v11.03 toolchains is available on our website.

* Free technical support is provided on our website in...
Segaxtreme is moving servers, and the forums will be off-line temporarily.
Source: http://www.assemblergames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31837

While I was browsing around for new Saturn tools and documents, I happened upon a gentleman's resume who had worked for Sega during the time of the Saturn release (you can find the resume here). The resume mentioned a technical demo titled Astrocade. I asked about the title, and SegaFreak_NL happened to find the demo release in it's entirety (including source and documentation) on the Saturn DTS Toolkit disc. The files contained and already compiled version of the demo game and VBT was able to help create a playable BIN/CUE of the game (THANKS VBT!).

The game is a wacky, 3D pinball game.



Download the bin/cue: here.

Of note to Saturn programmers and Saturn historians, the files also contained documentation that provided prospective developers some technical details on the demo and also artists notes. You can find those notes here.

Thanks to SegaFreak_NL and VBT for making this possible!
This weekend, SEGASaturno released 3 Saturn games:

  • Chill (Unreleased)
  • Werewolf (Unreleased)
  • Virtua Cop 2 (Alpha Build)

The public release was made possible by a handful of donators meeting the required amount. "Our friend Segafreak_NL is the one who has brought us these prototypes in order to make them available to everyone. Our gratitude goes to him for that, joining to many other partners who also allowed us to obtain and preserve prototypes and to make them known by the community, such as DreamTR, drx and The Punisher. " - http://forums.hidden-palace.org/viewtopic.php?t=2879

You can find more info on the release and the files here: http://www.segasaturno.com/portal/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=5356

Great to see some previously unreleased games for my favorite system!