"The PlayStation2 development tools offer several significant
improvements over the development environment for the original
PlayStation. The original PlayStation tools were supplied in the
form of a PC extension board that required a PC or workstation.
Connecting the PC or workstation to a network added further
complexity to the development process. In contrast, the
PlayStation2 development tools combine two separate operational
modes in one unit: regular PlayStation programming/debugging mode
and a new workstation mode. In the new mode, the tools can be
used as a Linux-based workstation enabling developers to create
graphics in the PlayStation2 development environment that were only
previously possible on a separate workstation. When the
development tools are employed with an Ethernet network connection,
the result is a seamless development environment."
"Sony Computer Entertainment will continue to refine this new
development tool concept with a view to providing a content
creation environment that combines movie and game creation for a
new form of computer entertainment."
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