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by WindowsKiller
Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: WHOA! Newly found IMSA M2 footage!
Replies: 7
Views: 2714

Yep, this has been posted in the other thread already. The most recent footage I've uploaded is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMa0DHtf0Sw Not as stunning as the Mardi Gras video, but in that video you can see the menus, car configuration, etc. And you can see how badly I'm driving. Good to ha...
by WindowsKiller
Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Policenauts.
Replies: 24
Views: 6343

Taken from an old forum post by Gir Draxa somewhere: This works; however, you shouldn't do this with a .bin file, as that will trigger ECC errors, which can make the game stop loading or loading much slower. You should convert the .bin to .iso first (that is, from 2352 bytes/sector to 2048 bytes/se...
by WindowsKiller
Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: M2 racing game on YouTube
Replies: 14
Views: 4511

Be sure not to miss the two videos from the near-final version of IMSA Racing. The ones you linked to are from an Alpha version which was already impressive but nowhere near the final version. Especially the Mardi Gras race track looks gorgeous.
by WindowsKiller
Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: VCDs
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

I thought there's only one standard for VCD. Later it was upgraded to SVCD though it's different format. No, there were various versions of the VideoCD standard. Most important are VideoCD 1.1 and VideoCD 2.0. The VCD adapter for the FZ-1 does not support VideoCD 2.0, nor does the first model of th...
by WindowsKiller
Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Headphone jack
Replies: 10
Views: 3245

Something to do with the controllers being wireless maybe? But what about the PS2, Xbox or even PS1? Why didn't they have this feature? For a wired controller, two additional wires are required for audio. Not that much of a problem, so dunno why older consoles didn't have it. But it was even abando...
by WindowsKiller
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO Durability
Replies: 27
Views: 7769

I think it's because they rather like to put all the money for R&D in copy protection schemes instead of using it for something more reasonable.
by WindowsKiller
Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO Durability
Replies: 27
Views: 7769

Although heat is an issue it doesn't explain why a 3do's cd drive will outlast most music CD drives. This can be explained, too. If you really mean "music CD drives": keep in mind that they are constantly working as long as music plays. If you play 2 hours of music, then the drive is working consta...
by WindowsKiller
Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO Durability
Replies: 27
Views: 7769

3DO systems are very durable. Cheap example: FZ-1 and FZ-10...no problems whatsoever. (Made in the 90s) Xbox360...died within 2 years. (Made a few years ago) Yep, they just don't make them like they used to. So you compare the lifetime of a, by today's standards, very simple console running at 12.5...
by WindowsKiller
Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: WHo has them technical docs?
Replies: 10
Views: 5636

Wasn't that just the service manual? It tells you how to take apart the system and may contain one or two circuit diagrams.
by WindowsKiller
Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: 3DO M2 Forum
Topic: The M2 - The wasted summer of '96.
Replies: 147
Views: 142083

Some IMSA Racing footage I uploaded to YouTube and that hasn't been posted here yet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_24GhAwlv0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obRrdIKswF4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ackXME-pE4
by WindowsKiller
Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Emulation
Topic: Open source
Replies: 13
Views: 12673

[...] They promised to build a huge website for the 3DO scene at http://www.3do-scene.com, which is "Comming soon..." since then. This list could be extended further. Sometimes (but really only sometimes ;-)) I hate when I'm right. http://www.3do-scene.com is now suspended and the news advertising ...
by WindowsKiller
Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - DOOM
Replies: 20
Views: 17703

Completed doom at work on a 286 machine with no sound card !! it took a while but i got there in the end. Funny that almost a year have passed and no one replied on this. :D DOOM runs in 32-bit protected mode, so you certainly haven't played it on a 286 machine. It simply doesn't run on anything be...
by WindowsKiller
Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Burinig the cue
Replies: 5
Views: 3383

That's a burnatonce bug. It can't handle long filenames. Simply use a different program to burn the disc.
by WindowsKiller
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO Blaster with CD Drive (extra purchase)
Replies: 3
Views: 1887

I would say 'nice' as well, but a bit too much yellowing on the cd drive for me (wonder if it still works), and the box is quite sun-faded.

On the other hand, I never understood all the excitement for the 3DO Blaster anyway.
by WindowsKiller
Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Emulation
Topic: Open source
Replies: 13
Views: 12673

Don't worry, I'm pretty sure that is intended anyway. I guess they don't want any new people to read the forums. Why? Because I doubt the open-source release will ever happen. They promised to release a homebrew SDK years ago, which never happened. They promised to release ports of FreeDO for other ...
by WindowsKiller
Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Emulation
Topic: Open source
Replies: 13
Views: 12673

Ok, I give up now. I just got two email telling me that both accounts have been deleted because I didn't activate them. But the forums are set up for admin-activation, users aren't able to activate their accounts... Ridiculous, but FreeDO is dead anyway.
by WindowsKiller
Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Emulation
Topic: Open source
Replies: 13
Views: 12673

3DOKid wrote:Why was he banned? :wink:
Who?
by WindowsKiller
Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Emulation
Topic: Open source
Replies: 13
Views: 12673

Nope, they didn't ban me. :D Already tried registering a 2nd account, but there's no difference. Probably something wrong with their forums, and no one can tell then. I never understood why they decided to protect their forums that heavily anyway.
by WindowsKiller
Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Emulation
Topic: Open source
Replies: 13
Views: 12673

I don't want to create a new thread for this, hope that's ok. Was anyone able to register on the FreeDO forums lately? Since I tend to use a GTW-related username on most forums these days, I closed down my old account there and registered a new one MONTHS ago. It took four weeks until I finally got ...
by WindowsKiller
Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO Unreleased: Varuna's Forces
Replies: 11
Views: 4878

mattyg wrote:I have it on good authority that a playable beta existed for opera.
Me, too. Same source. ;)
by WindowsKiller
Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Ok 3DO fans, what is this...
Replies: 14
Views: 4491

It's the Karaoke Mixer. Had one of those as well.
by WindowsKiller
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO Unreleased: Varuna's Forces
Replies: 11
Views: 4878

mattyg wrote:oh i also forgot - disruptor!!
That was an M2 game. No 3DO "M1" version of it was planned.

//edit:
Forget that, seems like there was indeed a version for the 3DO.
by WindowsKiller
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO Game Review Site
Replies: 16
Views: 7142

Yeah, that site is well-known for their unqualified reviews, especially among the CD-i community. People who aren't open-minded or don't like retro games shouldn't do reviews at all.
by WindowsKiller
Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Publishing games.
Replies: 74
Views: 24769

http://www.google.com/patents?id=23aiAA ... _r&cad=1_0

See [0192] for how the encryption basically works.
by WindowsKiller
Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Before you all clamber aboard a high horse.
Replies: 24
Views: 6584

Just for the records, there was no request made to delete all the posts, especially not the ones by other people. That was apparently a misunderstanding. I had edited my posts already and only asked for the removal of my name from my posts and the quotations in the thread, since the request I made t...
by WindowsKiller
Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: NG and Edge Magazines.
Replies: 2
Views: 1475

I think Edge was the UK version of Next Generation. They shared the same content mostly.

As for M2-related articles, please have a look here:
http://www.assemblergames.com/forums/sh ... hp?t=19468

I gladly take everything not scanned yet. :)
by WindowsKiller
Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: 3DO M2 Forum
Topic: The M2 - The wasted summer of '96.
Replies: 147
Views: 142083

all I see is old data and a like to youtube Yeah, sure... old data... should I laugh? Apart from the scans, nothing of this had been published before. If you think you knew parts of it already, then because *I* mentioned short bits and pieces of it already in other places. And even if it *would* be...
by WindowsKiller
Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: 3DO M2 Forum
Topic: The M2 - The wasted summer of '96.
Replies: 147
Views: 142083

More info on Ironblood:

http://gtw3do.retro-net.de/index.php?id ... :ironblood

Now that the website is finally online, I hope to get all the stuff that I collected over the past 2 years added as fast as possible. :D