So, anybody interested even slightly on the 32x has seen the famous Zyrinx 32x Tape that's been floating around for years. But how much do we know about it really? First of all, how and when was this released? I know it was uploaded on pouet in 2003, is this where it originated from?
Here is the said prod: http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=...ents=25&page=1 Is the guy who uploaded it one of the original developers?
One of the commenters is apparently one of the original creators of the tech demo, specifically the Voxel Engine section, which ended up in A.M.O.K (great game by the way). It's quite interesting here's part of it:
"Zyrinx did the polygon part and Jacob and I made the voxel part. Since the 32x died, zyrinx ported their engine and I ported our engine to Saturn. It had the same dual-SH2 processor setup, so it was quite easy to port. On the Saturn, Zyrinx of course switched over to use the hardware polygon rendering, while I stuck with voxels (and the processors were fast enough for me to keep a relatively steady 30fps in singleplayer mode and 20fps in dualplayer splitscreen :-) Zyrinx shipped "Scorcher" for Saturn and PC, and Lemon shipped "Amok" for Saturn and PC. In my opinion, Scorcher had fantastic physics for its' time."
Unfortunately, he says he doesn't have the rom anymore :(. There may have been more than one rom though, probably a different rom for each "map/level", but that's just my assumption. Has anyone ever tried to get the rom by talking to people from Zyrinx or Scavenger? The probability that someone has the rom anymore is quite low, but who knows maybe someone actually has it! I think most of the guys from Zyrinx went on to create IO Interactive, famous for the Hitman series. Jesper Kyd, who apparently made the music for the demo tape (I doubt the demo itself had any kind of sound), perhaps someone could approach him and ask him for a higher quality version of the music.
Such a shame we don't have the rom for this, I keep watching it all these years and I'm still amazed at what those guys created! Then again, it's by pure luck that we have the video :P