|Check out this new library for generating backgrounds on-the-fly in
your Yaroze programs. It was written by Eric O'Laughlen.
|Metrowerks CodeWarrior for version 2.0 released! The PSXUTIL
downloader now supports the SIOCONS batch file format. Unfortunately,
the user interface is still that piece of garbage cross-platform
Macintosh/Windows compiler, but the downloader and graphical debugger
are worth the price alone (especially if you're tired of gdb). Download it here.
|Eric also found that the only hardware required to the
development environment consists of the connector, the access card,
and any stock PlayStation. But we still agree with Club Yarouze that
"black matted finish is cool".
Yaroze is a members-only development system for folks who want to
get into game development at a low cost. You get a real Sony
PlayStation, development software, documentation, and connection
hardware to connect the PlayStation to your PC.
|Check out the FAQ on
the Net Yaroze over at Sony's main site to find out more. Games
produced on the Yaroze won't run on regular PlayStations without
recompilation on a bonafide Sony development system (which translates to "many
thousands of dollars"). So, rather than rob a bank, it seems like a
better idea to kick down the door to game development on a real Sony
PlayStation with a hardware dongle for much less cash.
|You need to be a Net Yaroze member to download the files, which
are linked from our file area on the password-protected Net Yaroze
site. You have to have a Net Yaroze system to run the files (any old
Sony PlayStation won't do), but every licensed Net Yaroze user already
has access to that site.
|For a while, a site called "Damaged Cybernetics" hosted PSX
hacking tools. That site has been mostly taken down due to lack of
interest. The utilities and other information posted there are still
valuable. If you'd like to know more, drop me
a line. A PSX hacker named Sergio, with no official development
tools from Sony, wrote his own PSX hacking tools which are kept at Club
Yarouze. Other tools are at STRUCTURE but these are by no means the only tools