J.U.G.S. Developement System
JUGS is the newest and safest way to develope new Jaguar games. It can also play most Underground Jaguar games, Capture screen shots, Send screen shots to a Printer, Patch games and Play Modem 2 Modem games. What else could you ask for? But I'll let them tell you more. Here are direct text grabs from there website. ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Using the Ingenious new JUGS development system, you too can experience the awe and wonder of the Jaguar Underground Developer Community
Many new Jaguar Applications are coming out virtually every week, and unless you have a megabuck "Official" development system, or a degree in microelectronic circuitry, you are missing out on the action... until now
With JUGS, anyone can load and play literally dozens of exciting and thrilling new applications on their Jaguar system, with more new programs coming out virtually every week! All this can be done without making a single modification to your Jaguar System
What is JUGS?
JUGS is an easy, inexpensive, and flexible way to load new software into a Jaguar Videogame Console, without having to modify (i.e. ruin) the Jaguar in the process.
In recent years, many hobbyists have begun writing their own homebrew games for the Jaguar 64-bit Interactive Multimedia System. Unfortunately, all of these programs cannot execute on a production Jaguar, due to the difficult encryption built into the console. The encryption was designed to prevent companies from releasing unapproved software for the system, or releasing software and not paying the licensing fees.
Now that the Jaguar has become an open system, anyone can create new applications for it. However, the downside of this is that the encryption tools have been lost, making it difficult to distribute any new programs
To circumvent this encryption, several people have devised schemes where the Jaguar's internal Boot ROM chip is replaced with a modified circuit, which allows the loading of new software via a proprietary custom cable or some other over-engineered method. These modifications have generally been referred to as Jaguar "Servers". Sadly, all of these clever schemes require extensive experience in electronic circuit assembly and repair skills. Additionally, few people have the tools required to burn the necessary custom Boot ROMS, let alone the skills required to desolder and solder high-density integrated circuits on a 4-layer printed circuit board. Many misguided attempts to install these complex systems have ended in frustration and nonfunctional Jaguars!
Luckily, the ingenious folks at ScatoLOGIC, the people behind the fantastic BattleSphere™ videogame, decided that far too many people were being deprived of the chance to see these cool homebrew titles. Many more people were frustrated by the difficulty in setting up and using these existing "Servers" (not to mention the ever increasing number of Jaguars destroyed in the attempts to modify them) so ScatoLOGIC set about to correct the situation. Their answer to this situation was incredibly simple: Why not just put the server software into a Cartridge like any other game? If course, the people at ScatoLOGIC are not known for tackling a problem with a solution which costs the Jaguar Community a lot of money so they asked: Why not just put the server software into a program which everyone ALREADY will buy, like our amazing BattleSphere™? Thus JUGS was born.
In short, JUGS is a hardware and software solution allows anyone to load any data into the RAM of their Jaguar and redirect the 68000 CPU to any specific run address! Virtually any program which can run from RAM addresses in the Jaguar can run with JUGS!!! All without opening their Jaguar or cutting a single wire!!!
The JUGS System comes complete with everything you need to see the exciting world of Underground Jaguar Development Each kit includes the following:
* The JUGS Device - To connect to your PC
* The JUGS Software - To Load your programs
* The JUGS Access Code - To enable JUGS in BattleSphere
* Free UnderGround software
* Example loader batch files
* Level 92 patch utility for BattleSphere
* Free ScatoLogic Demos
* Special Bonus Access Code for BattleSphere
* Special Bonus files for all fans of BattleSphere
* Much, Much , More
Almost everything you would need to use JUGS, you probably already own.
The potential uses for JUGS are virtually limitless. Only the bounds of the human imagination will constrain the potential of JUGS. Here are some examples of the many additional features of JUGS.
JUGS works in conjunction with special code in BattleSphere™ to capture breathtaking screenshots directly into your computer! No more grainy low-quality screen captures! Even the best video capture card screens look like a 1969 Zenith Color TV with a bad RG-86 tube in comparison to direct screenshots!
JUGS will allow you to load a forthcoming ScatoLOGIC patch for Level 91 of Gauntlet Mode in BattleSphere™.
JUGS will allow you to load game enhancement patches to BattleSphere™. Add extra lives, increase your speed, alter your score, anything is possible!
JUGS can be used to connect your Jaguar to a standard PC Modem, for exciting modem-to-modem gameplay (requires PC [Hayes command set] modem compatible games)!
JUGS can be used to connect your Jaguar to any serial printer to print awesome screenshots or text (requires printer compatible software)..
JUGS can connect your Jaguar to Barcode readers, scanners, stepper motor controllers and servos to create a spectacular robotics experiment!
And Much More!!!
JUGS is very easy to operate. The following steps are all that is required to get software loaded with JUGS.
JUGS Command Line Syntax
That's it! Sit back and enjoy your new software!!!
If you wanted to load NATIVE.BIN from COM Port #2 at 38,400 baud, you would use the command:
C:\jugs -com=COM2 -baud=38400 -file=native.bin -addr=5000 -run=3
If you wanted to load BADCODE2.ABS from COM Port #1 at 19,200 baud, you would use the command:
c:\jugs -com=COM1 -baud-19200 -file=badcode2.abs -addr=4000 -run=3
What isn't JUGS*?
JUGS isn't a way to load pirated commercial games.
JUGS isn't a memory expansion for the Jaguar.
JUGS isn't a graphics expansion for the Jaguar.
JUGS isn't a substitute for the BCD Catbox for Multiplayer Networking.
JUGS isn't the beginning of, or precursor to, any hardware expansions for the Jaguar, especially not a Memory, Graphics, Multiplayer Networking, or Pirate Game Loading expansion device.
JUGS isn't a dessert topping OR a floor wax.
JUGS isn't the work of a mystery developer. That was just a joke.
*Note that if there proves to be sufficient interest (i.e. orders) for JUGS and JUGS-related materials, that further development of JUGS and other hardware upgrades for the Jaguar will be much more likely.
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