How were SEGA games made?

cyberdine

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just wondering how sega games were created and what programmes did developers use to create the games? thinking of using a modern programme/software to create a game for phone apps.

any advice will be appreciated thanks
 

gamerk316

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Back in the old days, most of the coding was done in VERY low level assembly. I'm actually fairly active in teh ROM hacking community, and I've seen some of the low-level hacks in the assembly code to "make things work". I suspect mid-level tools existed, but a lot of work was done via hardcoded assembly edits.
 

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Yeah your right 8 Bit CPU's can only handle assembler, they were also only running about 64kb of RAM so there wasn't a whole lot of memory adresses available for the rom itself.
 

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Fun fact: in the first Sonic game, the SEGA intro screen took up 25% of the ROM. That sound sample took up that much space.

Still, when you hardcode everything, you can do with that little amount of RAM.
 
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