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by PowerPie5000
Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: PAL 3DO Question.....
Replies: 13
Views: 6481

Would a Jap 3DO still play US NTSC and PAL games?
by PowerPie5000
Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic 3DO FZ-1 storage manager question!
Replies: 11
Views: 6713

Well if i get an FZ-1 model without the sampler disc then i am sure i can find the ISO for one... hopefully! I wish there was just 1 3DO model that had everything! The Goldstar does not need a sampler CD, neither does the FZ-10 but the FZ-10 feels very cheap and i do not like it's styling :( An FZ-1...
by PowerPie5000
Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Goldstar 3DO problems....help please! (this is a long one!)
Replies: 7
Views: 3108

Ok my Goldstar is all sorted now :D It just had a bit of a grubby lens... a bit of Isopropyl fixed it! I did take a couple of pics but cannot figure out how to post them here? I am using Mozilla Firefox.
by PowerPie5000
Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: PAL 3DO Question.....
Replies: 13
Views: 6481

I have a couple similar to that for my Neo Geo consoles and Jap megadrive..... But they do not last forever unfortunately :roll: I would get a NTSC 3DO but i am not willing to pay the shipping costs from the states :? I would prefer to find one in the UK and the only place to look is ebay... which i...
by PowerPie5000
Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: PAL 3DO Question.....
Replies: 13
Views: 6481

I could get an NTSC system but it means getting another step down transformer and they are not all 100% reliable and are big and bulky hanging out of the wall socket :? I am not sure how PAL optimised games will look or perform on an NTSC system? I know the PAL 3DO has got shocking big black borders...
by PowerPie5000
Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic 3DO FZ-1 storage manager question!
Replies: 11
Views: 6713

Panasonic 3DO FZ-1 storage manager question!

Hi again, Just a quick question about the Panasonic fz-1..... Do i need the sampler CD to access the storage manager? (consoles built in save memory) My mate uses the sampler CD that came with the console to access his save games etc... but said you do not need to do this with all FZ-1's?? I still c...
by PowerPie5000
Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: PAL 3DO Question.....
Replies: 13
Views: 6481

Taking out s-video to cut costs is a very dumb idea for both Panasonic and Goldstar It is hard to get a decent picture just using RF or Composite and having no RGB is very bad for a console that boasted to be the best with a ridiculous price tag years back! Now i wish i still had my old pc with crea...
by PowerPie5000
Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: PAL 3DO Question.....
Replies: 13
Views: 6481

This is confusing.... My Goldstar model GDO202P does not have s-video and it is a UK PAL model. My mates Panasonic FZ-1 also does not have s-video and it is also a UK PAL model... He say's it is the older/original model with "speckles" all over the top? I have a couple of pics of the PAL unit withou...
by PowerPie5000
Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: PAL 3DO Question.....
Replies: 13
Views: 6481

Really? I really would like a 3dO with s-video but i never really liked the styling or the feel of the fz-10 :( I went over to one of my mates who has a fz-1 and his one does not have s-video either! It has RF and Composite (red, yellow, white ports) and where the s-video is supposed to be there is ...
by PowerPie5000
Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:47 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: PAL 3DO Question.....
Replies: 13
Views: 6481

PAL 3DO Question.....

Just a quick question as i cannot seem to find any info on this....

Does the UK/Euro PAL 3DO normally have an S-video connector??

I have a PAL Goldstar unit and it only has Composite and RF (no s-video port)... I was wondering if this is the same with a PAL Panasonic?
by PowerPie5000
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Least attractive console? WHAT?
Replies: 26
Views: 8398

I actually have my eye on a sweet FZ-1 at the moment 8) It's not boxed though and pretty much all of my systems are fully boxed with everything they originally came with! My Goldstar came boxed with manuals and 15 random games.... only cost me £35 for the lot so it's not all bad :wink:
by PowerPie5000
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Goldstar 3DO problems....help please! (this is a long one!)
Replies: 7
Views: 3108

Ok i will do seeing as there is practically nothing on the net regarding the Goldstar.... not even decent pics! The system can't be that bad? I may just take pics of the whole system inside and out.... if it's not too much of a pain pulling it apart :lol:
by PowerPie5000
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Best looking console? The Poll.
Replies: 22
Views: 8294

Yes the Neo Geo AES and CD consoles have been my favourite for many years! nothing could match the animation and sprite detail back in their day :D I like my 3d0 but it is a bit flakey at the moment and i only aquired it recently! My first experience with the 3d0 was with one of my old pc's using th...
by PowerPie5000
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Goldstar 3DO problems....help please! (this is a long one!)
Replies: 7
Views: 3108

I ran a lens cleaning kit but we all know how crap those things are :roll: I will probably open it up and manually swab the lens with Isopropyl tomorrow and see what happens..... But I am not sure if this will solve the random reset issue and not sure what is causing it? Does anyone know what game t...
by PowerPie5000
Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Console/PC/Emu from the DOOM Review
Replies: 11
Views: 6575

As for all the old PC games.... just download Dosbox and your sorted! I can run pretty much all Dos and early Windows (3.1 + 95) on my current PC gaming rig with no problems 8)
by PowerPie5000
Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - DOOM
Replies: 20
Views: 19750

Doom on the 3DO is by far the worst version on any console... then the 32X version..... Even my old snes version looks, sounds and plays better!
by PowerPie5000
Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 sollutions for most Common Technical Faults
Replies: 71
Views: 58951

Thats a great guide for fixing up a Panasonic :wink: But is it the same for a Goldstar? I'm not sure if they use the same parts for the CD drive mechanism? And are there any Goldstar repair guides out there??
by PowerPie5000
Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Panasonic FZ-1 door wont open
Replies: 6
Views: 2894

I suppose this is one of the very few times i can say "glad i got a Goldstar" :lol: The CD tray on the Goldstar is reliable and silky smooth!....... But that maybe the only good thing about it as mine has a couple of "issues" :?
by PowerPie5000
Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Least attractive console? WHAT?
Replies: 26
Views: 8398

The least attracive consoles in my opinion are: Turbo Grafx 16 = Horrible cheaply made lump of plastic! PC Engine is much better :wink: SNES (American version) = What did they do to it!! It looks horrible.... The Jap and UK versions are the best looking snes :D My Goldstar 3DO is not much to look at...
by PowerPie5000
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Best looking console? The Poll.
Replies: 22
Views: 8294

I quite like the Neo Geo AES :D Yeah sure it may be big and bulky with giant cartridges but it's got a certain "AWE" factor about it.... A beast of a machine :twisted:
by PowerPie5000
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Goldstar 3DO problems....help please! (this is a long one!)
Replies: 7
Views: 3108

Goldstar 3DO problems....help please! (this is a long one!)

Hi all, this is my first post here as i am usually romping around the English Amiga Board forum :D Anyway i have recently aquired a Goldstar 3do or 3d0 :?: and i am finding this console to be quite unstable or "flakey". First of all it sometimes reboots/resets in the middle of playing games for no a...