The effect with audio sources is quite nice, it boosts the sound and positions it around your head. The technology is used in all kinds of devices and software, e.g. the Windows Media Player (SRS WOW).Continue reading 3RADD – The 3-D Sound For Video Games And PCs
Now that I have an extra backup of my Mega-CD save files on the Sega CD Ultra Backup RAM cart I can replace the battery of my the old CD BackUp RAM Cart without worrying about data loss.
It is possible to do an open heart surgery to prevent the memory from being erased and replace the battery while the Mega-CD is turned on . I went for that procedure to avoid having to copy all files from one cart to another again.
Continue reading A new battery for the Sega CD BackUp RAM Cart
The second cart from Canada is the Power Base FM, also known as Power Base Mini FM. It is a mod-less attempt on enabling FM sound for selected Master System games on a Mega Drive. This cart is somewhat hard to obtain, it’s sold out in all stores but this one.
On the next pictures you can see why it is called “mini”, its much smaller than the official Sega Power Base Converters. It fits in a regular Mega Drive cart, you have to cut holes in the top for the connector and the front right for the Pause button though. The JTAG connector isn’t necessary and was added just for fun. Sonic is still looking at you because there is no label available – the only one I’ve found is from Stone Age Gamer and kinda ugly.
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The cart on the right-hand side is a new backup RAM cart for Mega-CD with 8189 blocks of memory. That’s four times as much memory the original Sega Backup RAM Cart has available for storage (2045 blocks). I’ve bought an used Sega cart in 2003 and am glad that the battery is still good – it’s a matter of time until it’ll lose its charge and my save files.
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Today, I’m finally testing the Sega Pri Fun printer that I bought 4-5 years ago. Back then, it was still sealed.
The printer was marketed by Sega in 1995 as an add-on for the Pico and Saturn game consoles. You won’t find much information about it on the WWW except a small article at Sega Retro and a commercial on YouTube.
Just recently my GD-ROM drive stopped reading Discs. It’s time to try something new: GDEMU
The original document suggested to use Sesame Street: Alphabet Avenue as donor cart and pointed out to use an „Assembled in Mexico“ cartridge. As you can see, a regular US cartridge won’t do the trick.
Continue reading Sega Pico Flash Cart Tutorial
First you need a cheap donor cartridge with SRAM memory, e.g. World Cup USA ’94, and remove the mask ROM. If the battery cell is empty remove it too:
Continue reading Rent a Hero Translation for Sega Mega Drive
While removing the throttle wheel from the stick unit I noticed two small plastic rings connected by a spring jumping away. It took me quite some time to figure out the correct position when assembling the stick. In case you encounter this problem too, this is how the rings have to sit on the throttle wheel:
The next Saturn peripheral on my list is the Sega Mission Stick.
This is the black US model MK-80104:
It has been used before but is still in a very good shape. Unfortunately it smells rather strange. Better take it apart to give it a good cleaning.