This is the SEGA Developer Technical Support CD from June of 1996, this disc was used for the development of Sega Saturn games. Many Saturn tools, documentation, and files are included for a wide range of things such as programming, graphics, and sound.
What's NEW: SGL 2.1 Updated SGL version 2.1 (includes PRELIMINARY versions of explanatory readme files). The previous version of SGL 2.0A is still included with FINAL versions of translated readme files. SOUND TOOLS The SoundSimulator 3.00E folder contains the latest SoundSimulator release. The NEW_INFO file explains the recommended combination of sound tools that provides the most stable setup and produces consistent results. Additionally, all available Japanese release notes for the tools have been translated into English for your reference purposes. Look for the release notes inside each tool's folder. SATURN DOCUMENTATION SEARCH INDEX Try out the new Saturn Documentation Search Index, the quickest and easiest way to find the technical information specific to your development needs. This index can be found in MENU.PDF along with a complete list and description of the Saturn documentation available on this CD. UPDATED VERSIONS OF THE FOLLOWING: EXAMPLES from DevCon '96 focusing on "Suggested Uses for the DSP" and "Advanced Graphic Effects" GCC (GNU C Compiler) Version SOA 960412 BGCON (Background Converter) Version 1.61 This CD includes files for the Macintosh, PC, and SGI. The Graphic and Sound tools are primarily Macintosh files. In order to fully access these tools, use this CD on a Mac. When viewing this CD on a PC, files that do not have DOS compliant filenames may not be visible. Many ReadMe files and other documentation have been formatted in Adobe Acrobat. To read these .pdf files and documents, install, not copy, the correct Acrobat Reader version onto your hard drive if you haven't already. Both versions of the Reader (PC and MAC) can be found in the following directory: JUNE96.DTS/DOCUMENT/ACROREAD. PLEASE NOTE: The new Scene Interchange File Format (SIFF) Specifications (previously called SGA3 IFF Specs) announced in the May '96 issue of DevelopMental (DTS Newsletter) is not included on this CD. The specifications will be finalized shortly and will be distributed through the Sega DTS Website and BBS. All developers registered with Sega DTS will be issued a username and password for the new Sega DTS Website via e-mail during the next few weeks.