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Old 7th October 2011, 3:21 PM   #121
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I was going to setup a menu in config.sys and set the options for the different settings for the different soundcard combinations I want to use.
I'll have to wait until the RAP-10 arrives to see how well it works or if it works at all.
Some games won't like it I feel and I might just do three partitions if that is the case. Lol!
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Old 8th October 2011, 7:05 PM   #122
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Picked these up at GameTraders today. I was happy about the Action Replay 2; I can finally play some Japanese games on my MD. I could't bear to mod it to make them fit


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Old 11th October 2011, 10:02 AM   #123
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Recently bidded on a heap of games from a UK seller, but damn, didn't know the conversion rate was so bad! And postage was AU$55 on its own! So ended up being not such a great deal but oh well.

All up a bit over $100inc post for these, all with manuals and in mint condition and some are bix box versions where stated:

-MICROSOFT CINENAMIA '95
-TOMB RAIDER - UNFINISHED BUSINESS BIG BOX
-DUNGEON KEEPER BIG BOX VERSION
-SPACE INVADERS FOR PC x2
-TOMB RAIDER 2
-GRAND THEFT AUTO 3 BIG BOX
-DIE HARD - NAKATOMI PLAZA
-TOM CLANCY'S SPLINTER CELL BIG BOX
-THE ITALIAN JOB
-GRAND THEFT AUTO - VICE CITY BIG BOX
-JAMES BOND 007 - NIGHTFIRE
-TITANIC - AN INTERACTIVE JOURNEY BIG BOX
-DRIVER BIG BOX
-MICROSOFT ENCARTA '95
-RIVEN - SEQUEL TO MYST BIG BOX

Sorry for caps, was copy/paste job.

And got a mint still sealed copy of Windows 95 retail big box version for $1 just yesterday as well
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Old 11th October 2011, 1:52 PM   #124
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I just received a bulk lot of mega drive games from eBay. I got DJ Boy, King of the Monsters, Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Fatal Labyrinth, X-Men and Jurassic Park. All of them in boxes apart from Sonic 1. Also Fatal Labyrinth and Sonic 2 had manuals. Also came with a controller for about $20 including postage. So I was pretty happy with that, but imagine my surprise when I see these in there:



I have a PAL system so even if I modded it I have no idea if they would work. But I'm pretty excited to have a couple of Japanese games in my collection.

I already have Jurassic Park on a mega-drive cart, but looks like I might be getting an action replay like you xsive

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Old 11th October 2011, 2:42 PM   #125
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I have a PAL system so even if I modded it I have no idea if they would work. But I'm pretty excited to have a couple of Japanese games in my collection.

I already have Jurassic Park on a mega-drive cart, but looks like I might be getting an action replay like you xsive
They should work if you can make them fit. I opened my Japanese copy of Shinobi 3 and it worked fine. Speaking of converters: you may be interested in the Mega Key in the For Sale forums at the moment though. It's going for a song -- along with a bunch of pretty good games.

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Old 11th October 2011, 3:23 PM   #126
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They should work if you can make them fit. I opened my Japanese copy of Shinobi 3 and it worked fine. Speaking of converters: you may be interested in the Mega Key in the For Sale forums at the moment though. It's going for a song -- along with a bunch of pretty good games.

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Thanks I'll look into that one. Although the link doesn't work for me

Do I need to have a certain post count before I can access it?
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Old 11th October 2011, 3:49 PM   #127
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Old 12th October 2011, 7:05 PM   #128
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Oh fair enough. I'll track it down somewhere else. I actually opened up the console today and took the top off to fit the games in. Jurassic park goes to the screen that says "Produced by or under license from Sega Enterprises Ltd" then goes to blank screen and does nothing. I'm assuming I will need the converter for that, but no big deal, I have the PAL version anyway. X-Men works fine. One thing that I am curious about though. Jurassic Park is in a case that has Genesis written on it, and the cart itself also has Genesis written on it. I always thought the system was called Mega Drive in Japan. And X-Men mentions Sega of America in the title screen and the back of the box says its designed for American NTSC consoles. Is it possible these cartridges are actually american? I always thought that design meant it was a Japanese cart.
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Old 13th October 2011, 9:40 AM   #129
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Oh fair enough. I'll track it down somewhere else. I actually opened up the console today and took the top off to fit the games in. Jurassic park goes to the screen that says "Produced by or under license from Sega Enterprises Ltd" then goes to blank screen and does nothing. I'm assuming I will need the converter for that, but no big deal, I have the PAL version anyway. X-Men works fine. One thing that I am curious about though. Jurassic Park is in a case that has Genesis written on it, and the cart itself also has Genesis written on it. I always thought the system was called Mega Drive in Japan. And X-Men mentions Sega of America in the title screen and the back of the box says its designed for American NTSC consoles. Is it possible these cartridges are actually american? I always thought that design meant it was a Japanese cart.
Probably just the publisher being cheap and printing only one set of stickers. Or perhaps your cart has been riced up with an aftermarket label
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Old 13th October 2011, 7:40 PM   #130
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Got my Majora's Mask collectors and Ocarina of Time collector's in NTSC this week

MM has the holographic cartridge, and OoT has a metallic/shiny box, pretty cool



There's a bit of scuff on the tabs, but I think I'm satisfied with them!
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Old 13th October 2011, 11:02 PM   #131
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Got my Majora's Mask collectors and Ocarina of Time collector's in NTSC this week

MM has the holographic cartridge, and OoT has a metallic/shiny box, pretty cool

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There's a bit of scuff on the tabs, but I think I'm satisfied with them!
I'd certainly be satisfied. Nice find.


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Probably just the publisher being cheap and printing only one set of stickers. Or perhaps your cart has been riced up with an aftermarket label
I've actually done a quick bit of research on em. They're pirate carts. Would explain the shitty quality print on the pictures and the fact that Jurassic Park doesn't work at all haha.
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Old 24th October 2011, 6:34 PM   #132
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Woohoo!
My ZoomFloppy interface arrived today.

This little wonder is effectively a USB<>Commodore serial buss adapter.
It took about 5 minutes to hook up, and get working - and works a treat.





Quite fast, too - and has parallel port support (for 8bit parallel transfers to-from the 1541). I happen to have that wired in (that's the blue-grey cable with the central red stripe) - so will try that later

So my C64X now has a 1541 plugged in.

On other news, a very kind OCAU user has given me a couple of power supplies for my old Commodore, and once I solder together an RF cable, I'll have my original Commodore 64 up and running.

Fun times for an old fart!!!

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edit: yes, that 1541 is heavily modified - it has a switchable "rom" with "dolfin-dos" installed (parallel data transfers, 40 track formatting, better error handling & enhanced commands for things like formatting and the like) - and also a 4 LED display I designed that displays the tracking of the r/w head, so I could see when copy protection schemes were doing things like 1/2 track formats, or spiral tracks. Signs of a misspent youth.
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Old 1st November 2011, 10:11 AM   #133
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I picked up a couple of goodies today:


First one is an Aztech Sound Galaxy NX Pro



Sound Blaster Pro clone, with a real Yamaha YMF262 chip. It also includes a SCSI CDROM controller.
Of most interest though is the Disney Sound Source/Covox Speech Thing compatibility.
This card works with Disney Sound Source in Wolf3d and also a couple of Sierra quest games I tried.
In DSS/CST mode it basically just sounds like a Sound Blaster but with a high pass filter (sounds a bit 'tinnier').

I couldn't get DSS/CST to work with Return to Zork though

sound quality is very good, cleaner output than an SB16 Vibra.
It would be great if it had a wavetable daughterboard connector but I guess you can't win them all.

The card works fine with just the BLASTER environment variable set, but here is a link to the driver package which includes a few utils like a mixer, IRQ/DMA config and some TSR's which I'm not sure what their purpose is.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9151127/SGNXPRO.zip

I also picked up a ReelMagic CD:



It's an MPEG decoder card. One of the very first such card available for PC's, made in the mid 90's

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RealMagic

Unfortunately I have no drivers for it and no games that support it so its pretty much just a paperweight at the moment....

I'm really keen to track down the version of Return to Zork that was re-written specifically for this card with MPEG videos.... seems rare as rocking horse poop.
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Old 1st November 2011, 4:29 PM   #134
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Do you have the vga passthrough cable for that reelmagic card? Can you get drivers for it? I'm thinking about buying one but If I can't the drivers or vga cable their's no point.
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Old 2nd November 2011, 9:15 AM   #135
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nope lol.


It was only like 10 bucks and I bought the sound card from the same bloke so shipping wasn't any extra. figured it couldn't hurt.

Drivers seem to be non existent. The card itself has what appears to be a standard VGA port on the back and a 3.5mm stereo jack. At first I suspected it might be an integrated video card + mpeg decoder but the system won't boot without another video card installed.

I wonder if it uses the VESA feature connector instead of an external passthrough cable? That would be pretty easy to rig up. Of course without software or drivers I still wouldn't be able to do much with it
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