Making Outrun 2 SP even more SPECIAL..

Aug 12th, 2011

Been a while since I’ve blogged!! Little time to due such things, although I do post a few updates on the facebook page when I can.

As people know Outrun 2 is one of my personal fav driving games and probably one of the best drivers released in the last 10 years, but there was a problem with my lovely – the game is looking a bit long in the tooth, say compared to newer games – especially as I wanted to put a new 26″ LCD into my cabinet – 4:3 640×480 games, look a bit pants when running on a high defination screen which is 16:9!

There was annoying bug in the SP version – when you have the view inside the car or bonnet view then the feedback would be non-existant! :(

Enter the Lindbergh version – well actually it’s a port of the Chihiro version done by Polygon Magic (yes the same guys who did Maximum Tune series for Namco), but this is the SDX version?! Well it is – but where there is a will there’s a way!

Original SP running on an LCD (640×480)

Lindbergh SP running on the same LCD (1280×768)

click the picture for a larger one – be warned it’s quite a size.

Notes, music was easily changed by replacing the .adx files, also I did fix the annoying feedback bug

Key points :- 1280×768 high resolution, feedback view bug fixed, ability for different toons, 16:9 aspect ratio.

Strangely the feedback seems a lot stronger with the new serial feedback motor board, compared to the Chihiro midi feedback board, certainly was on my test bench.

Shame Sega didn’t offically release the Lindbergh version of Outrun 2 SP, they did Ghost Squad in the form of an upgrade, the game certainly is far superior to R-Tuned and RaceTV!

Long live AM2 – Gone but not forgotten!

  1. Jeff
    Aug 20th, 2011 at 20:52
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    I’m confused! This is Out Run 2 SP SDX on the Lindbergh? I thought 2 players took turns in that version?

  2. AndyGeezer
    Sep 6th, 2011 at 09:57
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    two player is when you change the cabinet type to DX or SDX, I unlocked the uplight and standard modes (which is for single player cabs) and this removes the SDX/Dual steering option.

  3. Henry
    Sep 15th, 2011 at 02:22
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    Is it possible to edit music in the Chihiro version of OR2SP as well?

  4. AndyGeezer
    Sep 15th, 2011 at 13:49
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    It is possible, but you’d need to re-create a FATX file system, but if you can mount the FATX you can replace the ADX with new versions (just call them the same filename).