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#1 donalfarrell   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 06 January 2002 - 08:53 PM

hi.i am just wondering where i can get information about developing for PS1 and PS2.I am fully competent with C++ ,Java (and JavaBeans) aswell as VB,Pascal and am familiar with a few graphic design utensils.is the a certain set of APIs for this type of games programming or do you have to buy or rent a license????

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Posted 07 January 2002 - 12:19 AM

Hm, I'm not into console gaming at all, let alone programming them, but I remember reading something way back when the PS1 was cutting-edge.
There was some black (cool color, that for a PS1) Playstation1 which came with C++ libraries and other software and some cables to upload the stuff you made from PC to PS.
I believe it was called the 'Yarouze' or something. (could be completely wrong, it was long ago and it was a short article)
I'm not sure if it's available outside Japan (if it's available there at all) but this box seemed the way to go if you're not a professional software developer.

By the way, it was an official Sony product, so contacting them or a Sony dealer will probably clear things up

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Edited by - Airhead Zoom on January 7, 2002 7:21:51 AM

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Posted 07 January 2002 - 12:34 AM

Airhead Zoom is referring to the PS2 in Japan that ran linux. There are talks of releasing a US version, but no conclusive reports that it is going to happen for sure.

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Posted 07 January 2002 - 12:37 AM

No, anonymous, I am positive about it being a PS1.
I read about it in a bad Dutch game magazine.

#5 SCSI2   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 07 January 2002 - 12:48 AM

Airhead was right. Sony made a cheap dev kit for the PS1 called the Yaroze. It is no longer availabe through Sony, though...

Check out:
http://www.scee.sony.co.uk/cgi-bin/sceeweb1/netyaroze.pl?about#
http://www.scee.sony.co.uk/yarinfo/

for more info

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Posted 07 January 2002 - 08:35 AM

And to develope for PS2, you have to licsence the dev kit from Sony. And to get the dev kit, you pay somewhere around $10,000 or more, plus you have to be an approved developer.

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Posted 07 January 2002 - 04:08 PM

Moving this to the Console Dev forum, you''ll probably get more info there.



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Posted 08 January 2002 - 03:13 AM

I noticed at flipCode a link to this Playstation development library:
http://www.blade.ip3.com/index.htm
It seems a bit in the early stages now, but it is both free and available. They say that it will be easier to use, as well. Only time will tell.

Edited by - SonicSilcion on January 8, 2002 10:33:32 AM

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Posted 08 January 2002 - 04:22 AM

CaptainJester: And to develope for PS2, you have to licsence the dev kit from Sony. And to get the dev kit, you pay somewhere around $10,000 or more, plus you
have to be an approved developer.


sure you do.... so many misinformed peoples. anyhow, check out "naplink.napalm-x.com". and STOP listening to propaganda.



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#10 OctDev   Members   -  Reputation: 158

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Posted 08 January 2002 - 05:34 AM

If you want to get a PS1 black box (the development kit) watch e-bay and other online auctions; occassionally they are sold there, as Sony no longer sells them. If you want to develop, do some google searching. I spent an hour doing this last week and turned up tons of information and plenty of downloadable tools, to the point of discovering that it was not what I hoped it was and am not really pursuing it. But figure that out for yourself.

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