What is a Dev kit?

I hear and read about it and thought i might ask

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  • 1 month ago
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    In terms of PlayStation, it's a system that allows developers to create the games to be played on PlayStation systems.

    They generally will have more processing and/or more memory than a regular system to allow for debugging functions to happen while the game is running.

    An example of this is the N64 dev kits had twice the memory than normal N64 has.  When they developed Donkey Kong 64 they found a game-breaking bug when the game is run on a normal system but works just fine in the dev kit.  So instead of spending the time and effort to investigate and fix that problem they chose to include the N64 expansion pack with every cart and required its use to play so the systems the game was played on had the same amount of memory as the dev kits did.

  • 1 month ago

    Developer only machine so an early PS5.

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