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by Jones
Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: holy friggin crap
Replies: 51
Views: 13195

Holy friggin crap!
by Jones
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Can you make your own Photo CDs for use on 3DO?
Replies: 10
Views: 1906

I'm not quite sure if it even uses JPG. Wasn't it TIFF or TGA?
by Jones
Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Picture darkness different between PAL FZ-1 and USNTSC FZ-10
Replies: 12
Views: 5793

I noticed the same difference with my PAL FZ-1 and my NTSC FZ-1, though without any VCD module. NTSC has more washed out colors and sometimes I even see scan lines. I've heard from many people that PAL just got the better colours due to technical reasons of the standard. I assume that this problem d...
by Jones
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: S-Video displaying in black and white
Replies: 3
Views: 2550

Many TVs need to be told if there's a S-Video signal coming in. 2 of my TVs have one AV channel combined for Composite and S-Video, so I can switch between AV 2 and AV 2/s. Using AV2 with S-Video connected causes a black and white picture, since the TVs assumes that a composite cable is connected - ...
by Jones
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 3DO in RGB?
Replies: 32
Views: 19582

Well. technically you would get a RGB signal as well, yes. But... (there's always a but ;) ) The VGA box just converts a given signal into the RGB components, using the information that it gets. Since a less quality-signal means a signal with less picture information, the VGA box just produces a pic...
by Jones
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO firsts?
Replies: 18
Views: 3656

Hmm, I thought about this as well...
But I think the Commodore CD32 was the first region free console.
Correct me, if I'm wrong...?
by Jones
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO Amiga Atari Controller?
Replies: 22
Views: 4049

:D
by Jones
Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Korean 3DO Hardware - Alive and the like
Replies: 15
Views: 4894

Despite some opinions I've so far read here - S-Video
improves the picture quality a lot.
I wouldn't want to miss it, even if there's no RGB.
I just kind of like sharp contoures. ;)
by Jones
Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO firsts?
Replies: 18
Views: 3656

- First console that supports hardware texture mapping. - First console that supports realtime surround (Pro-Logic) processing. - First console with a fan. - First console where games were born that later became a highly successful series on the Windows-PC. (Need for Speed) - First console with 2 ex...
by Jones
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Korean 3DO Hardware - Alive and the like
Replies: 15
Views: 4894

Does no Goldstar unit have a S-Video output? I remember my first 3DO, a regular Goldstar, and it didn't have S-Video as well! Why?
by Jones
Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO Saved Files Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Am currently playing "Bioshock" on my Mac and recently
realized that a single savegame is 20 Megabytes big! :shock:

What the hell...?
by Jones
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: IDE adaptor
Replies: 221
Views: 83232

AntiFreak wrote:Lol with the VCD Addon you could play DVD´s on that thing.
No, that would not be possible - the VCD add on supports only
MPEG 1 format decoding and not MPEG 2, which is the used
filetype for DVD movies.
by Jones
Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: IDE adaptor
Replies: 221
Views: 83232

...but does the 3DO OS support loading files? Surely, (guessing) you're going to need some kind of loader to pick the CD images? [Erm...] ...you could load that from HDD too? But does opera support big disks? ...or would you need some kind of extension to the OS? ...would be cool if you could also ...
by Jones
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: IDE adaptor
Replies: 221
Views: 83232

Dr.Enceladus wrote: i am just saying, the fumes from the solder gave me a pretty good buzz. :D
Hehe... :) Hey, even one more reason to do it, isn't it?
by Jones
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: IDE adaptor
Replies: 221
Views: 83232

but it looks like the modifications would need some soldering to take place at some stage...that stuff gets me hi... :lol: Sure, soldering sucks a bit - but if you cannot do it, you could just bring the 3DO to a TV/radio service, they can solder it for you for little money. The mod chips for PS1 / ...
by Jones
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: IDE adaptor
Replies: 221
Views: 83232

[quote="3DO Experience"]No but it can take the place of the FZ-10's.[/quote

According to his homepage, the PCB needs just modifications
regarding the pinout for the FZ-1 and the Goldstar.
The FZ-1 version will follow.
by Jones
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: IDE adaptor
Replies: 221
Views: 83232

But it is one of those "what's the point?" projects. Now if it could have a HDD that could be used to imitate the CD drive by mounting images, used never have to worry about scratching a disc again and you'd have the fastest load times possible! Disagreed. With this board you've got the hardware to...
by Jones
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: IDE adaptor
Replies: 221
Views: 83232

Dr.Enceladus wrote:thats pretty cool, looks like one of those dodgy Rusky inventions.
8)
Dodgy? Looks pretty well done to me!
by Jones
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: IDE adaptor
Replies: 221
Views: 83232

"During development it became clear that the transmission to the absorptivity of the bus XBUS approximately 1.2 MB / sec. But the mother drive all still can not issue more than 300 KB of data per second. A IDE adapter easily pass em 1.2 MB / sec and even more." Taken from the homepage http://3do-ren...
by Jones
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: IDE adaptor
Replies: 221
Views: 83232

IDE adaptor

I have never seen that thing in action before! :shock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H33O-vbX ... re=related
by Jones
Sat May 21, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: IF DOOM had been as good on 3DO as it was on Jaguar . . .
Replies: 35
Views: 8055

This is very cool, thanks for the hint! I own the book "Vintage Games" where
he was a co-author and it's really worth reading! Bought it some years ago and almost forgot about it.
(Taking it from my shelf, blowing the dust off, coughing).
I like his style!
by Jones
Fri May 20, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: IF DOOM had been as good on 3DO as it was on Jaguar . . .
Replies: 35
Views: 8055

Founding member of Interplay!
(Thanks, Wiki. :) )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Heineman
by Jones
Thu May 19, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: EM-256
Replies: 0
Views: 3062

EM-256

Premise 1: The EM-256 is basically just an external storage device, comparable to a battery powered USB stick, with 256 kilobytes of memory. Premise 2: It needs a special driver to be mounted. The driver is content of the Storage Manager program, bundled with the EM-256. Conclusion: With a little m...
by Jones
Fri May 13, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Resolution extrapolation
Replies: 2
Views: 1155

Resolution extrapolation

Okay, as far as one can read the 3DO operates internally with a resolution of 320x240, the output signal however is extrapolated to 640x480 by default. My question: Why? What's the advantage in that? I mean if a 320x240 picture gets extrapolated (stretched) by hardware to 640x480 or if the 320x240 g...
by Jones
Wed May 11, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Road Rash
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Road Rash

Has anyone played Road Rash lately? I havent played it for years now, but since I wanted my new NTSC 3DO to show some graphic muscles, I gave that game another try. Awesome!! Obviously the same engine as Need for Speed, but much faster. This game is hard but addictive. And even the chip generated in...
by Jones
Wed May 11, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Shades of grey.
Replies: 14
Views: 4364

Well... At least the plug of your 3DO joypad seems to compete
with the NeoGeo in matters of blackness. Maybe that's something. ;)
by Jones
Sat May 07, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: IF DOOM had been as good on 3DO as it was on Jaguar . . .
Replies: 35
Views: 8055

When the Microsoft X-Box was released in Germany, a price
of 480 Euros was set.
And this isn't very far from what the 3DO had cost when it was
released.

So the price cannot be the major reason.
by Jones
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3do specs
Replies: 14
Views: 4473

3DO Experience wrote: Your question is a good one for anyone who's given it a thought. The answer is actually quite simple.
This remained as an unredeemed promise. ;)
Anyway, I hope your headaches get better soon!
by Jones
Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3do specs
Replies: 14
Views: 4473

The NeoGeo was able to display 4096 colors at once, if I recall correctly - and the Saturn...? Hm, I dont know. But, is there really a difference between 16bit color and 24bit? I mean, can one really notice it? By the way: the 3DOs native resolution is 320x240 pixel. That means 76.800 pixels on the ...
by Jones
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO d-pad underrated?
Replies: 20
Views: 7539

My first 3DO I ever had was a Goldstar, bought at eBay. It arrived broken (so I got the right impression of those Goldstar machines straight away from the very beginning ;) ), but I still have the pad and use it with my NTSC FZ-1. Though I also have 2 Panasonic controllers. Funny somehow - it seems ...