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by Austin
Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO USB adapter arrived.
Replies: 6
Views: 1802

Re: 3DO USB adapter arrived.

Any updates on this?
by Austin
Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Japanese 3DO FZ-1 overheating (I assume), discs hard to read
Replies: 13
Views: 3613

Re: Japanese 3DO FZ-1 overheating (I assume), discs hard to

Original discs are perfect. I tried about ten different games and they all boot up immediately. It still won't read a single CD-R though, which is odd.
by Austin
Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: More images from Dooms 3DO FMV
Replies: 5
Views: 1696

Re: More images from Dooms 3DO FMV

I'm so glad these weren't included in the game. Not that it would have really made the thing any more worse than it already is, but still. :P
by Austin
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO USB adapter arrived.
Replies: 6
Views: 1802

Re: 3DO USB adapter arrived.

I need to get one of these in case my disc drive bites the dust again. It looks like it will be a really easy swap!
by Austin
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Wolfenstein 3D Aarrghhh!
Replies: 33
Views: 17361

Re: Wolfenstein 3D Aarrghhh!

I never realized this version had all the levels from the PC original. I always played "The Original Encounter" which is the top option when you start a new game. I thought that was just a compilation of all the selectable episodes below, but nope--each of those episodes are recreations of the level...
by Austin
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: FZ-1 disc read issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1802

Re: FZ-1 disc read issues

The two metal bars aren't even necessary. I thought about leaving them out when I put my system back together. That said, they don't screw to the drive itself, so you should be able to still get the drive out of the metal bracket without removing the two metal bars.
by Austin
Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:46 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Japanese 3DO FZ-1 overheating (I assume), discs hard to read
Replies: 13
Views: 3613

Re: Japanese 3DO FZ-1 overheating (I assume), discs hard to

A while back I received a replacement CD-ROM drive. I went ahead and decided to finally attempt to swap it out yesterday. I didn't really know what I was doing but managed to figure it out. Swapped the laser assembly (that part just pops right out), put everything back together, and low and behold, ...
by Austin
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DOkid Blog 2.0 is fully operational.
Replies: 10
Views: 2606

Re: 3DOkid Blog 2.0 is fully operational.

Very cool! I'll check it out. Glad to see the 'Kid back in action.
by Austin
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:43 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Virtuoso
Replies: 14
Views: 2906

Re: Virtuoso

a31chris wrote:This game is reportedly finished for the Jaguar and is in Telegames hands collecting dust. This was apparently confirmed by Elite.
Hopefully it remains that way. Jag fans aren't missing a damn thing here.
by Austin
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 3do forum signs me out every time
Replies: 7
Views: 2011

Re: 3do forum signs me out every time

Wish I could relate (OK, maybe not), but I don't have this problem. Just signed in from a different browser I last used six months ago, I still connected fine.
by Austin
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Virtuoso
Replies: 14
Views: 2906

Re: Virtuoso

Yeah.. I sometimes wonder how many actually care about his opinion these days.
by Austin
Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: 3DO M2 Forum
Topic: Next Generation 'M2 just not good enough'
Replies: 4
Views: 2917

Re: Next Generation 'M2 just not good enough'

Interesting stuff, but their reasoning does make sense.
by Austin
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: ZOOM Platform re-releasing 3DO titles...?
Replies: 7
Views: 1619

Re: ZOOM Platform re-releasing 3DO titles...?

Very cool, hopefully they bring it to Steam or GOG. I'll buy it.
by Austin
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Copy protection on certain GoldStar 3DOs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Re: Copy protection on certain GoldStar 3DOs?

Maybe it is simply the weak cdrom drive lasers not being able to read from CDRs 20+ years on? I have an FZ-1 here that won't read CDrs at all, but will read pressed disc games 90% of the time. I've actually coaxed it to read CDRs just a few times immediately after cleaning the lense, so I know its ...
by Austin
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 2nd model Panasonic gamepad vs 1st
Replies: 14
Views: 3572

Re: 2nd model Panasonic gamepad vs 1st

JP2X feels better to me than the original. Not as bulky (but still a solid size) and the d-pad doesn't have issues. The d-pad on the JP2X is nice, but still not quite up there with the Genesis six-button from the mid-'90s and the Saturn Model 2 controllers. It feels great but doesn't seem to feel qu...
by Austin
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Japanese 3DO FZ-1 overheating (I assume), discs hard to read
Replies: 13
Views: 3613

Re: Japanese 3DO FZ-1 overheating (I assume), discs hard to

A friend over at AtariAge sent me a PC-CD drive that uses the same components/parts as the FZ-1 drive. Hopefully soon I can crack open both it and the FZ-1 to see about doing a swap, assuming it's in my range of capabilities (i.e., not very capable, hehe).
by Austin
Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Japanese 3DO FZ-1 overheating (I assume), discs hard to read
Replies: 13
Views: 3613

Re: Japanese 3DO FZ-1 overheating (I assume), discs hard to

It could be. It seems mine is at the point where it doesn't really matter though, CDr or otherwise. :(
by Austin
Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Wolfenstein 3D Aarrghhh!
Replies: 33
Views: 17361

Re: Wolfenstein 3D Aarrghhh!

C'mon, the story segments were really just filler anyway (in the case of the Jag version especially). Stealth elements? While it would be a nice inclusion, if you played this game slow you were doing it wrong. Guns blazing is the only way to go. :D The PC version will always be the best to most (lik...
by Austin
Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Killing Time
Replies: 6
Views: 5637

Re: Review - Killing Time

I initially didn't have any interest in this one due to the poor framerate, but watching more videos is making me care a bit more. It looks to me like the framerate is inconsistent but veers more towards tolerable most of the time. I haven't watched very far into it. Remember that, unless the video...
by Austin
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Not long
Replies: 4
Views: 1606

Re: Not long

Oh yeah..? :)
by Austin
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 1995
Replies: 2
Views: 1236

Re: 3DO at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 1995

It's funny you mention E3 from 1995. I coincidentally watched a video yesterday showing 3DO's booth from that same E3. They were "showing off" the M2 and touted the footage they were showing being real in-game footage. You can clearly tell it's a FMV mock-up instead of the real in-game engine. Lying...
by Austin
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
Replies: 9
Views: 3945

Re: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Isn't standard animation framerate supposed to be a "silky smooth" 24 frames per second? Is it possible to see a split screen comparison that shows this "lesser framerate?" I'm no animator, but in videogames generally 60fps is considered "silky smooth", not 24. I'll be receiving a Skunkboard in the...
by Austin
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Japanese 3DO FZ-1 overheating (I assume), discs hard to read
Replies: 13
Views: 3613

Re: Japanese 3DO FZ-1 overheating (I assume), discs hard to

I finally got around to trying normal discs yesterday. I tried Icebreaker first and played it for about 40 minutes. I then swapped to Soccer Kid, but it wouldn't read the disc. It would try, but then it would just spit it back out. The disc is fine so I'm not sure what's going on. I then tried Shock...
by Austin
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Bad Ebay seller alert
Replies: 4
Views: 1817

Re: Bad Ebay seller alert

I use a plastic polish to clean up any scratched music or gaming discs i come across. Its an ABRO product i picked up from my local hardware store used to restore perspex on headlights of cars. Works alright. After i clean it all back i'll wipe it over with isopropyl alcohol. I have varying degrees...
by Austin
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Japanese 3DO FZ-1 overheating (I assume), discs hard to read
Replies: 13
Views: 3613

Re: Japanese 3DO FZ-1 overheating (I assume), discs hard to

Not sure about the heat, but the disc behavior is a sign the cd drive is going. It will probably still read original discs decently, but CD-Rs will put the machine through hell. My FZ-1 has this same exact behavior. It used to be fine but I think I killed it playing too much Star Control II on a CD...
by Austin
Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Wolfenstein 3D Aarrghhh!
Replies: 33
Views: 17361

Re: Wolfenstein 3D Aarrghhh!

What kind of complaint is that--the game is "too clean"? What?? That's like saying, "Man, I wish the graphics were worse!"
by Austin
Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: And the Oscar goes to...
Replies: 20
Views: 4936

Re: And the Oscar goes to...

My vote goes to the backseat pilot in Sewer Shark. His acting is so over the top it makes me crack up (in a good way). That performance never gets old to me, especially with the combination of the music and sounds in his scenes.

To be fair though, I haven't played many other FMV games on the 3DO.
by Austin
Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Japanese 3DO FZ-1 overheating (I assume), discs hard to read
Replies: 13
Views: 3613

Japanese 3DO FZ-1 overheating (I assume), discs hard to read

I received a JP FZ-1 console a few weeks back and on the first night of hooking it up had some issues with it. I actually let it run for about an hour or two while doing stuff around the apartment and it seemed fine (I had DOOM in it). Then I went to play it, in which DOOM seemed to play fine for ab...
by Austin
Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Bad Ebay seller alert
Replies: 4
Views: 1817

Re: Bad Ebay seller alert

You should be able to get your money back by filing a case. It's time consuming (Wait two weeks to be eligible to open a case; then, it takes about three weeks after that, maybe less). If that doesn't help, at least negative feedback will help put the seller in her place. There's a lot of stigma abo...