Making 3d games with psy-q

General help for the PSY-Q SDK, such as setting the SDK up, compiling correctly, linking and debugging
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Making 3d games with psy-q

Post by Skateboi101 » July 17th, 2019, 6:09 pm

I was wondering if you could make a game using psyq that uses the full ps1's graphics potential. Like for example making a game that looks just a good a metal gear solid on the ps1. Is this possible with psyq or do you need a net yaroze system in order to do this

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Re: Making 3d games with psy-q

Post by Shadow » July 18th, 2019, 11:05 am

Games like that wrote their own 3D engine. Psy-Q can achieve the same outcome but it isn't optimised so you'll have a game which runs pretty horribly.

The Net Yaroze SDK is basically the same as Psy-Q but with a few limited things (mostly MDEC reduced functionality).
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Re: Making 3d games with psy-q

Post by Orion_ » July 20th, 2019, 6:12 am

Skateboi101 wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 6:09 pm
I was wondering if you could make a game using psyq that uses the full ps1's graphics potential. Like for example making a game that looks just a good a metal gear solid on the ps1. Is this possible with psyq or do you need a net yaroze system in order to do this
can you create a game as good as metal gear solid on your PC with bare OpenGL ? (no tool, no unity, no unreal engine, just C language and Open GL)
if you can, then, the next level is do it on the PS1 which is even more difficult.
personally, I cannot.
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Re: Making 3d games with psy-q

Post by smf » July 23rd, 2019, 6:01 pm

Skateboi101 wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Is this possible with psyq or do you need a net yaroze system in order to do this
psyq gives you the best chance, because that is what game developers used.

Whether you can achieve it will come down to your own skill.

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