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by Jones
Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 3DO capacitors
Replies: 3
Views: 1761

Re: 3DO capacitors

Alright - thank you!
by Jones
Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 3DO capacitors
Replies: 3
Views: 1761

3DO capacitors

Hey there, recently I came across the German Wikipedia article about the Commodore CD32 (released in 1993) - it said that due to the age, many cd32 units tend to suffer from and take damage by leaking capacitors now. It read to me like there was a certain kind or brand of capacitors built in that ha...
by Jones
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: BioForge on 3DO...
Replies: 13
Views: 2782

Re: BioForge on 3DO...

Yep, this game had polygonal texturized objects. And, yep, a 486/50MHz didn't do it too smoothly already. I remember playing it (GREAT game, heavily underrated, by the way) on a 486/33MHz, which was already near to the no-fun-border. But let's do the maths: An Intel 486/33MHz CPU gives an output of ...
by Jones
Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The Cutting Room Floor: 3DO
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Re: The Cutting Room Floor: 3DO

This page is actually more about unused but still existing material in games.
Nearly finished levels or sprites that don't appear, for example.

Like what they found in the code of "Twisted" here:

http://tcrf.net/Twisted


Check out the SNES / Super Famicom area of the page - it's amazing! :)
by Jones
Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The Cutting Room Floor: 3DO
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

The Cutting Room Floor: 3DO

Maybe old, maybe not very exciting - but kind of new to me! :)

http://tcrf.net/Category:3DO_games
by Jones
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Lost Files Of Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 75
Views: 7416

"Some people say that following my rules makes the games too easy to play. I disagree. What makes most games tough to play is that the puzzles are arbitrary and unconnected. Most are solved by chance or repetitive sessions of typing "light candle with match", "light paper with match", "light rug wi...
by Jones
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Lost Files Of Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 75
Views: 7416

Sherlock Holmes is ace. Incredible atmosphere! I remember the door bell thing, and, yes, that was quite annoying. But no big deal anyway. I also remember that the game crashed one time - right before the cut scene, where that guy jumped from the bridge. Next time I tried it, everything went fine tho...
by Jones
Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Dubs or Subs?
Replies: 7
Views: 1334

As for dubbing, i once saw a film with Arnold Swarzenegger dubbed to german. Lets just say the voice sounder more like the oposite of what arnold looks like, and it wasnt one of his comedy acts.. That was funny. The funny thing actually is, that Arnold never got asked to dub his own voice - though ...
by Jones
Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Ripping FMV's from 3DO Games?
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

JohnnyDude wrote: I kinda doubt the 3DO guys made a completely proprietary format.
I thought the 3DO used "Cinepak"...?
Not sure though.
by Jones
Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New game for the TurboGrafx-CD shipping now!
Replies: 8
Views: 2023

How about a 3DO version? :D
by Jones
Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Crash 'n Burn review from 1993
Replies: 7
Views: 1827

"It'll amaze your friends, just don't let them play for too long."

LOL
:D
by Jones
Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: best first person shooter for the 3do
Replies: 20
Views: 3131

Escape from Monster Manor?
Though personally I never really liked it - but as far
as I know, many people do.
by Jones
Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: From 3DO... where do you go?
Replies: 47
Views: 7826

Though the point where the 3DO is "finished" is never gonna come (decent homebrew which will keep it floating will hopefully come at some point ;-) ), I would go with a Fujitsu FM Towns Marty. Especially the following games would be on my list: - Awesome - Bubble Bobble - Dungeon Master - Indiana Jo...
by Jones
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Racketboy's List
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Anyone else remember the original racketboy article that listed Jurassic Park as the one game that defined the 3DO? :lol: :-) Well, some people might think that in a certain way it did! ;-) The screenshots on this page look quite cool - actually better than in reality! And how about that "Maiden Fo...
by Jones
Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Small Introduction
Replies: 16
Views: 2829

FUJISAN wrote: "BASHOU HOUSE(バショウハウス)" is the name of the import firm.
By the way, the company is bankrupted now, and there is not it anymore.
Therefore it became hard to obtain the edition of DOOM in Japan now. :cry:
Ahhh...! Thank you for the info! :)
by Jones
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Small Introduction
Replies: 16
Views: 2829

What does "Basho" mean? Is it an English or Japanese word?
This word sounds a bit like it could mean shooting, exploding
or just general destruction. :)
by Jones
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Sherlock Scumm
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

That's a shame - especially since the fabulous Fujitsu FM Towns Marty
versions of "Zack McCracken" and "Indiana Jones III" are.
Hmm... 3DO should be part of Scumm VM too. ;-)
by Jones
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Sherlock Scumm
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

Sherlock Scumm

Is the 3DO version of "The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes"
supported by Scumm VM?
by Jones
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Wolfenstein 3D
Replies: 26
Views: 6113

Re: Wolfenstein 3D

The game does have an auto-map actually ... you access it by hitting the A & C buttons together. Hope it helps, I agree the game is awesome! And A and C together is a rather senseless way to map the function; if you don't do it perfectly then you waste a round of ammo whenever you access the map, a...
by Jones
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Wolfenstein 3D
Replies: 26
Views: 6113

Am I the only one, who gets slightly sick by this game's 3D engine?
After 20 minutes of playing I can feel my stomach.
No problems with modern FPS games though!
by Jones
Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Flashback: The Quest for Identity
Replies: 14
Views: 3338

Yes, it is secondary - opinion shared! What made me even more confused was that the actual "story" reminded me heavily of that Arnold Schwarzenegger movie "Total Recall"! That's why some German gaming magazines called it "Total Recall - the video game". :-) Anyway, there was an unofficial successor ...
by Jones
Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Flashback: The Quest for Identity
Replies: 14
Views: 3338

Another thing about the 3DO version that is different from, as far as I know, all other versions is that they paced up the general gameplay speed. Which is good! Everything moves a bit faster, the controls respond a bit quicker - the general speed got increased, what makes the game even better. Oh, ...
by Jones
Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: So, here's a thing...
Replies: 6
Views: 3528

How cool is that?? Yay!! :D
by Jones
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Apple Pippin
Replies: 11
Views: 2682

As far as Wikipedia says, this thing has a SCSI controller? So native harddisc support? That's nice! :) But, except for 640x480 resolution support, I couldn't get any info about the GPU features - it seems like there is no dedicated 3D support or any other effects? So weaker than the 3DO Cel Engines...
by Jones
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Philips CDI who else has one
Replies: 15
Views: 2902

1. What is a timekeeper chip? A battery back-uped clock chip?

2. I never played any CD-i game, only heard awful stories about
them. Please name 3 games that are *really* good and show
the system's capabilities!
by Jones
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Nice hardware article
Replies: 0
Views: 1450

Nice hardware article

I just came across this one.
Very nice pic of Trip RJ Mical and Dave Needle as well! :)

http://books.google.de/books?id=_YuuteS ... ce&f=false
by Jones
Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 3DO HDTV picture quality...
Replies: 44
Views: 12612

Early PS1s had S-Video signal within their Multi-AV out, IIRC.
No idea about Saturn.
by Jones
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Sold my 3do :(... BUT
Replies: 16
Views: 3713

Austin wrote:Yeah, I learned that lesson early.. If *anything*, at least don't sell the console itself! ;)
Really? I always thought other way round, since the machines are
quite easy to get, but rebuilding a software collection is sometimes
almost impossible!
Sold my CD32, still got all the software.
by Jones
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Popular Topics
Topic: Where's the homebrew?
Replies: 23
Views: 12362

PS @Admins:

How about a new Forum within this board, called "Homebrew"?
A place where homebrew programmers can exchange information
and experience? A source for "How to program a 3DO"?
by Jones
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Sold my 3do :(... BUT
Replies: 16
Views: 3713

:-)
That's the most romantic 3DO-story I've ever read!