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 No.4278

I got a Sega Mega Drive model 2 awhile ago and installed a 50/60hz mod. I have a weird problem though, when I boot it in 60hz with a composite video cable, it flashes the sega logo then it goes black. Any ideas how i can fix this?

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 No.5428

Maybe you soldered shit you shouldn't have? Go back and check over the guide you used, and see how yours looks to what you did.

I want to pick up a PS1 to play downloaded shit, should I go for a PSIO, or get one chipped anons?

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 No.5429

I got a top loader NES. You know those RGB boards you see floating around? Is there any way to get S-video from one of those?

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 No.5430

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>>5428

>I want to pick up a PS1 to play downloaded shit, should I go for a PSIO, or get one chipped anons?

Burned games are weird on the PS1, but if you insist on all sorts of reading problems you can buy a Game Enhancer 9.

What you SHOULD do is mod a fat PS2 to load off of a hard drive, or any modifiable slim PS2 to play CD-Rs if possible (although not a optimal as the first.)

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 No.5433

>>5430

A PS2? You can load PS1 games off of it with no issues? Have a PS2 with FMCB installed already.

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 No.5435

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 No.5436

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>>5430

Different anon here.

I think that it is still much easier to play burned game discs on the PS1 than on the Saturn. Piracy was already a thing on the original Playstation in the late 1990s.

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 No.5437

>>5436

That's a given. Saturn had amazing security really compared to the fuckery that is the DCs security. Only been 'cracked' in recent years.

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 No.5440

I'm thinking of obtaining either a PSP slim or PSP 3000 next year in order to play games such as Little Big Planet, Megaman Maverick Hunter X, and God of War. I also plan on enabling it for homebrew stuff later on. Also, why the hell did Sony not continue and improve on UMD discs for the PS VITA!? What was holding them back?

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 No.5441

>>5440

Do you really want to lug around a disc, or a small cart? Cart is probably cheaper in that regard.

Get 3000. Better screen than 2000.

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 No.5442

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>>5441

>small cart/card vs lugging a disc

What? I have experience with seeing UMDs in person, and they are smaller than CDs, DVDs, and maybe even Gamecube optical discs(give or take the plastic dongle the discs are housed in) Also, aren't optical discs usually cheaper to make than cartridges(A la the price to produce N64 carts vs Saturn and Playstation CDs). Man, we could have had what would basically have been mini HVDs for the PS Vita. BUT NOOOOO! "SD card-shaped game cards are where its at!" -Sony

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 No.5444

>>5442

>What? I have experience with seeing UMDs in person, and they are smaller than CDs, DVDs, and maybe even Gamecube optical discs(give or take the plastic dongle the discs are housed in) Also, aren't optical discs usually cheaper to make than cartridges(A la the price to produce N64 carts vs Saturn and Playstation CDs). Man, we could have had what would basically have been mini HVDs for the PS Vita. BUT NOOOOO! "SD card-shaped game cards are where its at!" -Sony

I understand the sentiment, but honestly, UMD is so shit that I completely said fuck it when it comes to physical games. Only console where I've done that really. Literally the worst format.

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 No.5445

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>>5444

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What made them so shit, other than the high rarity of blank media and the at times annoying region coding for movies?

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 No.5452

Hello?

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 No.5453

Oh yeah, I forgot to list the fact that the UMD drive is quite DAMN LOUD.

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 No.5464

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What does /vr/ think of these $500 consolized NEO GEO MVS systems? Worth it, or is there a better alternative. I don't really know anything about superguns, but someone mentioned I should get one.

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 No.5466

>>5464

Flashcarts don't exist for NEO GEO games, do they?

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 No.5496

>>5433

A fat PS2 is fully backwards compatible with PS1 at the hardware level. It isn't perfect and a few games have issues (can't remember which) but it'll play most likely play anything you throw at it. Plus you get the entire PS2 library and the usual homebrew applications/emulators.

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 No.5497

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>>5440

>>5441

>>5442

>>5444

>>5445

In the late 90s/early 2000s Sony and everyone else was chasing a pipe dream. There was an idea that discs would become small and a new one would emerge as the defacto standard. They thought it'd be like Laserdisc -> CD/DVD where whomever put out the new standard first would charge everyone else for using it. This is why you saw the mini-discs in the Gamecube and UMDs in the PSP.

Here is why it died

>HDDs became smaller/cheaper

>SDDs/SD-cards became a thing and eventually cheap

>Broadband became a necessity instead of a luxury

>Removing the disc drive allowed companies to produce cheaper/smaller devices

>People got lazy as they do and prefer streaming/downloading over carrying around a disc

I love physical media but this is the world we live in now anon.

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 No.5498

>>5442

Vita carts are nice though. Real pain in the ass if you drop them though. I want to bitch about the Vita, but not the thread or board.

>>5496

Can it play burnt shit yet or is it still inaccessible? Last I checked, the only way to play PS1 on the PS2 is via POPS and that's spotty as fuck compared to its PSP counterpart.

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 No.5734

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I'm in the absurdly slow process of modding my Atari 7800. The audio is all static, so I figured there may have been some fuckery in the RF system. The AV mod for the 7800 has you remove the RF system from the board, snip out a few resistors, and pull composite video and audio off of the board itself. Problem is, early eighties soldering. Shit may as well be welded to the board, because my attempts at removing the solder so I can pull the RF shield off of the board have been futile. My solder vacuum isn't getting anything off of the board, and my iron is having a hard time melting the solder due to the RF shield being a giant fucking heat sink. Even solder wick is useless. Maybe when my funds get sorted, I'll get a better soldering station and more flux.

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 No.5738

>>5433

>You can load PS1 games off of it with no issues?

Using fan made emulation, yeah, but it's not perfect by any measure.

>>5498

If you want PS1 games just get a PS1 and either swap disc or modchip it. I have a modchipped one and it's great, the only pain is to get good video out of it you need RGB (That said the video that comes off that RGB is fucking beautiful).

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 No.7044

Is there a mod or a third party cart out there that would allow a CDX to play Japanese Mega CD games? I really don't relish the idea of having to crack open my CDX to install a chip or something or even having to get a whole other Japanese Genesis/CD combo.

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 No.7045

>>4278

The Megadrive won't output the correct colourburst frequency needed to output colour in a composite signal when you do a 50/60hz switch. Additionally it won't output the correct horizontal blank either, and scalers often can't deal with that.

You need to use RGB cables, or if you really want to use composite, you need to add some extra oscillators to generate the proper colourburst whenever you switch.

It is simpler to just buy a Japanese Megadrive. They are very cheap.

>>5436

>>5437

Saturn protection was cracked back in the 90s, modchips were common even then. Primarily in Asia, because the Saturn was primarily popular in Asia. The console got its CD drive changed at least once to break modchips too.

The recent "crack" for the protection is actually a reverse engineering of its OS so you can use the expansion port to load games from.

But the actual CD protection was understood decades ago.

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