Sega Saturn DRM Finally Cracked, 20 years In The Process
The Sega Saturn is Sega’s 32-bit 5th generation gaming console. Though it was not much of a hit in the market and it was only on sale for a couple of years it did sell 9 million units after it came out in 1995. One of the things that were top notch about the gaming console was the Sega Saturn DRM.
It has been over 20 years since the console has released and owners of the console are now finding that the optical disc drives are giving way. And the console is pretty much useless without the optical disc drive. James Laird-Wah, better known as Dr. Abrasive, tried to come up with a solution to this problem.
After 2 years of looking into the Sega Saturn DRM, he has found a way to crack it. Hence he can now bypass the optical drive system of the Sega Saturn and can read games off of a USB stick. He can also save games on the console memory which is also a cool feature.
It seems there is still work left to do as details about this crack have not been revealed. Many people can take advantage of these findings especially people that are still into indie games and own a Sega Saturn. For them, the Sega Saturn drive failure is a huge concern.
When the cracking tool is released we will be able to learn more about the Sega Saturn DRM and why it was so hard to beat? Why it took so long and what made it so special.
I know tinkering with things is a unique hobby but one has to wonder how determined this guy was and how much time he had on his hands to be able to do this. It is a very outdated console after all. A few thousand people at most will still have this console and even fewer will still be using it now.