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by goldenband
Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?
Replies: 42
Views: 19157

Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

No. I don't know him that well to be honest. What needs to be done? It's possible, I can do it. I think the first steps would be to make sure that the Google bot isn't banned (3DO Experience had an issue with that), and to use the Google diagnostics to see why the site's been blacklisted. IIRC Goog...
by goldenband
Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?
Replies: 42
Views: 19157

Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

3DOKid wrote:I have no idea how to fix all of this. Answers to the usual address :)
I tried PMing Devin at some point, but got no reply. Do you have a means of contacting him privately? He may be the only hope to fix this.
by goldenband
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Panzer General
Replies: 2
Views: 1526

Re: Panzer General

I keep meaning to try it, though it and The Perfect General always compete for my attention and kind of cancel each other out. I finally got a manual for it a while back, so that'll help.

I seem to remember reading that the 3DO version had a nasty savegame bug.
by goldenband
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Battle Blues
Replies: 4
Views: 2131

Re: Battle Blues

Is the script in plaintext on the disc? I know lots of Koreans.
by goldenband
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: My Old Blog
Replies: 11
Views: 3767

Re: My Old Blog

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by goldenband
Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?
Replies: 42
Views: 19157

Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

Heh, now I half-expect to be greeted with animated Mind Teazzer and Immortal Desire CDs gliding across the screen whenever I load up the site. :D
by goldenband
Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?
Replies: 42
Views: 19157

Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

And it's gone from Bing too. What the hell? Where have all the admin gone?
by goldenband
Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Copy protection on certain GoldStar 3DOs?
Replies: 5
Views: 2545

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 would've thought so, and I had similar experiences with my first FZ-1 (it only could read CDRs after warming up for 20+ minutes, and they had to be high-quality discs). But the Russian posters on the lin...
by goldenband
Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Copy protection on certain GoldStar 3DOs?
Replies: 5
Views: 2545

Re: Copy protection on certain GoldStar 3DOs?

Very interesting: the person I'm speaking with on NintendoAge, who's having problems with CDRs on a GoldStar, bought his GoldStar 3DO in Russia in 1997. Did GoldStar offload a lot of their leftover consoles in Russia around then? I've noticed the 3DO is surprisingly popular in Russian-speaking circl...
by goldenband
Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Copy protection on certain GoldStar 3DOs?
Replies: 5
Views: 2545

Copy protection on certain GoldStar 3DOs?

I recently ran into a claim that some GoldStar 3DOs have copy protection. While I dismissed the idea at first -- we all know the 3DO has no copy protection, right? -- I researched it further and found a discussion on the Russian 3DO boards that seems quite unequivocal: the GoldStar GDO-202P has copy...
by goldenband
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Japanese 3DO FZ-1 overheating (I assume), discs hard to read
Replies: 13
Views: 7370

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

That's interesting, my first FZ-1 did the exact opposite thing: it wouldn't read burned discs for the first 10-30 minutes it was powered on, but after that it read them with no trouble. OTOH my Sega CD does something similar to what you're describing, though it's not so much of an issue of silver vs...
by goldenband
Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Taiketsu Rumiizu!
Replies: 4
Views: 4689

Re: Review - Taiketsu Rumiizu!

A belated reply to your reply, but thanks, Martin! :)
by goldenband
Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?
Replies: 42
Views: 19157

Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

Well, 3DO Zone is still nonexistent on Google. Are there any active admin on the site who can look into this? Has Devin completely given up on the whole domain? The CD-i side of things is a dead zone -- I registered over there and never got my account approved.
by goldenband
Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Emulation
Topic: 4DO Crash on Launch
Replies: 3
Views: 4245

Re: 4DO Crash on Launch

I wish I could help with your problem, but I do want to say that your Kliban reference made me grin. "Evil black spaghetti", "razor-sharp peach slices", "50ccs of BBs and a chicken that can dress itself"...great stuff.
by goldenband
Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:16 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?
Replies: 42
Views: 19157

Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

FUJISAN wrote:Everyone, Long time no see :)
I also, from Google, this site was surprised gone. :shock:
But, this site was present.
I was relieved. :D
I am happy to see that you're back, FUJISAN! :D
by goldenband
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?
Replies: 42
Views: 19157

Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

Silanda wrote:Another problem here. My Firefox history file got corrupted somehow and I didn't have the site bookmarked. Incidentally, searching site:3do.cdinteractive.co.uk now finds zero results on Google. Bing, no problem.
I can confirm this -- the site is now 100% gone from Google. :(
by goldenband
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The game that got canceled!
Replies: 49
Views: 28262

Re: The game that got canceled!

Mega Man X3. Apparently the version actually existed and was available very briefly at retail. Huh, really? I knew it was in development but hadn't heard about a retail version. Are there pics available? I found a reference to "Silly Classix: At the Museum" (which was mentioned earlier in the threa...
by goldenband
Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:33 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The game that got canceled!
Replies: 49
Views: 28262

Re: The game that got canceled!

Just for my own amusement, I'll do some more: Absolute Zero - released on PC/Mac Alone in the Dark 3 - released on multiple platforms American Blonde - released on video angel devoid - released on PC/Mac Ashley is Cheating, Are You? - can't find anything Atlantean Book Of Destiny - released on PC/Ma...
by goldenband
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The game that got canceled!
Replies: 49
Views: 28262

Re: The game that got canceled!

Going back to Gir Draxa's earlier post, it's interesting to go month-by-month and look at what alternatives we have for these unreleased games, e.g.: December 1995 Chess Wars - released on PC ISIS: Earth Wind & Fire - released on PC/Mac Maximum Surge - unreleased on any platform, Windows 95 demo is ...
by goldenband
Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Did My 3DO Storage Method Damage It?
Replies: 16
Views: 7619

Re: Did My 3DO Storage Method Damage It?

Huh, that doesn't sound right -- I don't remember having any trouble opening my FZ-1, or needing to "snap" anything to unlatch it (as is the case on, say, the ColecoVision). I guess a brush could work, but 91% isopropyl and Q-tips should be part of your arsenal as a retrogamer anyway. :) If you play...
by goldenband
Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Did My 3DO Storage Method Damage It?
Replies: 16
Views: 7619

Re: Did My 3DO Storage Method Damage It?

Is there any reason to use a lens cleaner disc, rather than just opening up the FZ-1 and gently cleaning the lens with a Q-Tip and 91% (or higher) isopropyl alcohol? I did that with my first FZ-1 and saw an improvement in disc read success, and it's a pretty standard thing to do on disc-based system...
by goldenband
Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: Collectors' Corner
Topic: My meager collection
Replies: 2
Views: 3226

Re: My meager collection

Seems like a nice start. If you ever end up with longboxes you don't want feel free to let me know. :mrgreen: Have you played Belzerion much? Here's what I've got. There are a few things I wouldn't mind having, especially Lost Eden and the Iron Angel of the Apocalypse games, and the missing manuals ...
by goldenband
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?
Replies: 42
Views: 19157

Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

3DO Experience wrote:Sorry I've been MIA. I checked, there was one Google bot IP in the ban list & I took that out. I'm not sure other than that.
That could definitely do it, especially together with the name change. Thanks for checking, and let's hope things go back to normal!
by goldenband
Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 2nd model Panasonic gamepad vs 1st
Replies: 14
Views: 6738

Re: 2nd model Panasonic gamepad vs 1st

I've had two of each, and to me the D-pads on the JP2X definitely felt a little crisper and better. There was something kind of coarse about the JP1X D-pads -- a subtle grittiness and stickiness that put me off. That said, I wish I still had one so I could use headphones with my 3DO. But all told, t...
by goldenband
Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:37 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The game that got canceled!
Replies: 49
Views: 28262

Re: The game that got canceled!

mikemacdee wrote:I was curious about Isis and kind of sorry it wasn't released.
I have the Mac version kicking around -- I should give it a spin!
by goldenband
Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: OperaTool
Replies: 12
Views: 7492

Re: OperaTool

I'm writing it in C# so it should compile under OS X using monodevelop. BTW I've decompiled the Dr. Hauzer ISO and I can confirm the script is in plaintext. Sweet! So it would literally just be a matter of replacing those script files with translated ones, and re-signing the disc? Easiest script du...
by goldenband
Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: OperaTool
Replies: 12
Views: 7492

Re: OperaTool

Any chance that an OS X-compatible tool could come out of all this? I'd love to be able to check out 3DO ISO contents without having to resurrect my wife's old dead Windows machine. Ideally, I'd like to start tinkering with attempts at making translation patches, since an old post by 3DOKid indicate...
by goldenband
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: And I thought that Lucienne's Quest was expensive!...
Replies: 4
Views: 2739

Re: And I thought that Lucienne's Quest was expensive!...

FIREWALL: Man vs. Machine is THE most expensive 3DO game that I've ever seen. AFIK, it was only released in Korea, and I found a complete copy on Ebay for $600.00! :shock: Which is too bad, because it looks fun to me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0a0xW4ULmw There's another Korean 3DO exclusive,...
by goldenband
Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The game that got canceled!
Replies: 49
Views: 28262

Re: The game that got canceled!

Yeah, that's an amazing list that Gir Draxa posted. I wish I had a translation of the Japanese half of it. It's so strange seeing oodles of unreleased/canceled games, and then right in the middle is Robinson's Requiem, which did come out. Would've been nice if Kingdom II had made it to the 3DO -- ho...
by goldenband
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?
Replies: 42
Views: 19157

Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

And now we're down to just one Google result (on the search "site:3do.cdinteractive.co.uk"). Something is completely screwed up -- did someone ban the Google spider? But even that shouldn't cause such radically poor results.