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by Silanda
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Getting all the beetles in D
Replies: 7
Views: 1193

Re: Getting all the beetles in D

Would the 4th chapter be after breaking the stained glass and entering the final hallway before the glass staircase to the final confrontation? Wasn't sure if a beetle could appear there or not, but I might have been running too fast. Either way, I might need to test this out and see if I can get t...
by Silanda
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Out of this World: 3DO still got it
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Out of this World: 3DO still got it

While it's a good port, I really don't like the graphic "enhancements" made to the 3DO version. Some of the backgrounds are too detailed and painting like compared to the originals, and don't mesh well with the simple polygon look of the original game. IMO, the anniversary editions did a better job ...
by Silanda
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Iron Angel of the Apocalypse: The Return
Replies: 17
Views: 5363

Re: Iron Angel of the Apocalypse: The Return

I believe the save files are, as I seem to recall moving PO'ed saves between the two. Doubtful that the save states are.
by Silanda
Sun May 08, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Iron Angel of the Apocalypse: The Return
Replies: 17
Views: 5363

Re: Iron Angel of the Apocalypse: The Return

Use Phoenix instead? It works fine in that, the only potential issue being that the emulator is in Russian. Viktor is aware of the problem with the game in 4do but that's the only option I know of until it's fixed.
by Silanda
Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Christmas 3DO
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Re: Christmas 3DO

Road Rash. Back in the day, I was getting a 3DO for Christmas along with that game. Just before Christmas I had the flu and was pretty much in bed for days, but while I was ill I persuaded my mom to let me set up the 3DO I was getting and play for a bit. I've have really fond memories of that, so I ...
by Silanda
Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?
Replies: 42
Views: 9001

Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

Another problem here. My Firefox history file got corrupted somehow and I didn't have the site bookmarked. Incidentally, searching site:3do.cdinteractive.co.uk now finds zero results on Google. Bing, no problem.
by Silanda
Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Game Guru PC
Replies: 4
Views: 1684

Re: Game Guru PC

Try selling it on ebay if you want to find the value but my guess is not much. Rare does not always equal valuable, especially with lesser known PC stuff it seems.
by Silanda
Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Doom on 3DO
Replies: 127
Views: 33476

Re: Doom on 3DO

How accurate are the emulators for 3do? Bit late to the party but I just spotted this. Reasonable from my perspective but IMHO not accurate enough to use for development alone. There are plenty of games that I've tried that have minor audio or visual glitches. 4do is interesting for use with Doom t...
by Silanda
Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Top Scratches, the bane of Retro Gamers and CD's
Replies: 10
Views: 2692

Re: Top Scratches, the bane of Retro Gamers and CD's

Unless your games are actually not working properly, don't do anything. All you'll be doing is risking causing further damage by trying to fix something that isn't even a problem in most cases. The error correction can cope with a surprising amount of dots, and not all of them are user inflicted dam...
by Silanda
Wed May 07, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Stepdown transformers
Replies: 8
Views: 2892

Re: Stepdown transformers

How can I tell if I have a Japanese 3do? The FZ-10's easy: Japanese text in the intro screens + the memory manager is in Japanese. Just let it play with no disc in. To be honest, unless you consciously bought one, you probably don't have a Japanese model. FZ-1: Not so sure but again, there's probab...
by Silanda
Tue May 06, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Stepdown transformers
Replies: 8
Views: 2892

Re: Stepdown transformers

http://www.genkivideogames.com sell a Japanese made one that steps down to 100V. Seems to power my Japanese 3DO just fine.
by Silanda
Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: So I just got a 3DO Mouse...
Replies: 9
Views: 2301

Re: So I just got a 3DO Mouse...

In addition to that list there is Policenauts, which came with a mouse in a boxset.
by Silanda
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Weird FZ-10 laser problem.
Replies: 3
Views: 1505

Re: Weird FZ-10 laser problem.

Well, I'm figuring that it's a physical problem with the laser but since I don't have a clue exactly what the problem is, I can't remedy it. I thought about trying to re-lubricate the laser sled but it seems to be moving fine, and if that is the problem I don't understand why it doesn't affect all g...
by Silanda
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Japanese FZ-1 console not reading backups.
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

Re: Japanese FZ-1 console not reading backups.

Cleaning the laser might help, then again it might not. My FZ-10 will read CD-Rs if the wind is blowing in the right direction but my FZ-1 has never liked them.
by Silanda
Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Weird FZ-10 laser problem.
Replies: 3
Views: 1505

Weird FZ-10 laser problem.

Ok, I recently got hold of a Japanese FZ-10, and it has some issues. Virtually every Japanese and US game works just fine, however it has problems reading some European discs. From the noises that it makes it sounds as if it's constantly having to reseek. To make things that much stranger though the...
by Silanda
Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Japanese FZ-10 game save troubles
Replies: 5
Views: 1735

Re: Japanese FZ-10 game save troubles

Dead save battery? Incidentally, Road Rash does not work properly on my Japanese FZ-10 in that it doesn't save and the in race music doesn't play, but everything else I've tried works.
by Silanda
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 3DO FZ-1 - Noise when lens moves
Replies: 5
Views: 2108

Re: 3DO FZ-1 - Noise when lens moves

Both of my 3DOs are noisy but yours sounds different in that video. My only real concern would be that the noise after you load the disc tray sounds rather like the laser banging against the stops, and that's not too good in the long run. That said, my Mega CD has done it to an extent for years and ...
by Silanda
Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Games recoded for PAL
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Re: Games recoded for PAL

I'll just add another one here: Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. I haven't tested the actual game speed (I don't have an NTSC copy to test against) but the intro of the PAL version runs too fast on an NTSC console, so they obviously did adjust it to an extent. I seem to recall that 3DO Magazine mention...
by Silanda
Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:33 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Exclusive or not?
Replies: 34
Views: 13137

Re: Exclusive or not?

So following OP rules it is a 3DO exclusive. Following OP rules yes, but personally I don't believe that they jibe with my experience as a gamer at the time at all. I was at school at the time and virtually everyone I knew owned or at least had access to a PC as well as a console. Console exclusive...
by Silanda
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Exclusive or not?
Replies: 34
Views: 13137

Re: Exclusive or not?

This is new to me but I always thought that Iron Angel of the Apocalypse: The Return (Tetsujin 2) was 3DO exclusive. Turns out I was wrong, it had a Windows port. It's not bad either: the graphics demonstrate Synergy's lack of technical flair (the graphics are bordered inside a letterbox) but the so...
by Silanda
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Games recoded for PAL
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Re: Games recoded for PAL

Rise of the Robots was one. IIRC it, of all games, may have been the only 3DO game to fill the screen on a PAL 3DO.

EDIT: Another World must have been as well. The US version (Out of this World) has sound sync issues on PAL consoles.
by Silanda
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Emulation
Topic: FourDO is now in Beta
Replies: 30
Views: 10730

Nice work on the emulator, it's much easier to use than its progenitor freedo. I can actually use a pad now! I do have a couple of comments though: Firstly, I'm not a coder but I suspect something is a little funky with your rendering code. It does not VSync on my system unless I force it with D3DOv...
by Silanda
Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO SSF2T vs Arcade version
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

IIRC the 3DO version is also missing some background animations on some stages.
by Silanda
Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Foiled in Alone in the Dark II
Replies: 15
Views: 3123

Anyone played the most modern incarnation on PS3/Xbox? It's not good. It's not really Alone in the Dark but somewhere there is the kernel of a decent game. Unfortunately it's buried under bad controls and frustrating gameplay, which can all be skipped if you use the game's one unique feature that j...
by Silanda
Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Games from ALG
Replies: 12
Views: 2581

It's possible that they didn't consider the European market big enough to be worth revising the games and the gun to be PAL compatible. That said I seem to recall seeing some of their games in UK shops, although I must admit my memory is a little hazy.
by Silanda
Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Foiled in Alone in the Dark II
Replies: 15
Views: 3123

The 3DO version of AitD 2 is awful, but the PS1 version is ugly and awful. Texture maps for the sake of texture maps. So to say that the PS1 version is graphically inferior to the 3DO? Aesthetically I'd say so. The problem was that they slapped texture maps on to the same low polygon models that we...
by Silanda
Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Exclusive or not?
Replies: 34
Views: 13137

Re: Exclusive or not?

PGA Tour '96 - 3 courses in the 3DO version compared to 2 for the psx. That is 1/3rd of the game! And how many golf games only offer one course to begin with? (Pebble Beach, World cup golf) Exclusive course = exclusive game! Resurrection! I was just reading through this old post and I thought I'd m...
by Silanda
Sat May 14, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Could 3DO hang with Saturn ports of the Vs. Series & SFA
Replies: 8
Views: 2489

I honestly think the 3DO could do anything that the Saturn could do. Panzer Dragoon? Sure. Especially a 2D fighter. The 3DO could do just about anything 2D really. Now I don't know all the technical specs and everything and the programming involved to do Alpha. But I am pretty darned sure it could ...
by Silanda
Sat May 14, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Resolution extrapolation
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

AFAIK the 640x480 output did not have to be a simple 2:1 stretch. IIRC the 3DO had a kind of anti-aliasing feature to make the image look nicer than the typical 320x240 screen. I suppose the idea was simply to get a good balance between image quality and memory/bandwidth use.
by Silanda
Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:25 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: IF DOOM had been as good on 3DO as it was on Jaguar . . .
Replies: 35
Views: 7413

I don't think it would have helped. By the time Doom was released the Saturn and Playstation had already launched and the 3DO was in a terminal decline. Doom wouldn't have had enough of an impact at that point to really help. If a good port had been released at the same time as the Jag version it ma...