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by dark
Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Changing the name
Replies: 27
Views: 6515

Re: Changing the name

Without knowing any of the context, I always thought 3DO Zone had a nice ring to it. But now that I know the context, I think it is akin to a nintendo forum being titled "nintendon't" - it doesn't bother me, and it's not like there are any other outside groups that are going to make fun of the forum...
by dark
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Changing the name
Replies: 27
Views: 6515

Re: Changing the name

Are there any former 3do employees on this forum?
by dark
Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Why I love doing this.
Replies: 13
Views: 4543

Re: Why I love doing this.

This was an interesting reflection. I would say with the advances in emulation, that gives some new life to the old worlds. People who don't even have the console/system hardware, can locate and play a significantly rare game without having to invest the time and money to find and buy the physical p...
by dark
Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Got my Sanyo 3DO today! (now troubleshooting cdrom drive)
Replies: 20
Views: 5010

Re: Got my Sanyo 3DO today!

As I buy games, I think I might go for Japanese copies. I have located a potential source for games, and with shipping, they are still more affordable than getting complete US copies with longboxes in 2013. Additionally, unlike the US packaging which sometimes does not have any graphics or insert fo...
by dark
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Got my Sanyo 3DO today! (now troubleshooting cdrom drive)
Replies: 20
Views: 5010

Re: Got my Sanyo 3DO today!

And a little update on my console -

Started playing some Road Rash - and my console has a bunch of saved games already with tons of money :) Wonder what other 20 yr old game saves might be on there...
by dark
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Got my Sanyo 3DO today! (now troubleshooting cdrom drive)
Replies: 20
Views: 5010

Re: Got my Sanyo 3DO today!

I asked the same question on the assembler games forum and received a number of replies saying that things would be fine, a step down transformer is not necessary, and the console should be built to a sufficient tolerance for 120v and associated irregularities. Obviously you do nothing at your own r...
by dark
Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Got my Sanyo 3DO today! (now troubleshooting cdrom drive)
Replies: 20
Views: 5010

Got my Sanyo 3DO today! (now troubleshooting cdrom drive)

I recently bought a Sanyo 3DO off a Japanese website. The description was very vague and said only that it didn't come with video hookups. The price was very good so I decided to take the chance. Ultimately, the shipping fees and cost for the intermediary actually kicked the cost up more than double...
by dark
Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Recent 3DO Purchases
Replies: 425
Views: 98995

Re: Recent 3DO Purchases

Just got the invoice, the ~$50 worth of stuff will total ~$104 with shipping to the broker's US warehouse and broker fees. So it'll be another $12 or $15 in domestic shipping to get to me once it's stateside. ~$120. For this much, I hope it is in good condition/works! I took a little bit of a chance...
by dark
Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Recent 3DO Purchases
Replies: 425
Views: 98995

Re: Recent 3DO Purchases

Bought a Sanyo 3DO for $30.

Unknown condition, no controller (bought a Sanyo controller separately for $20).

Although this sounds like the deal of the century... The bad news is that it must ship from Japan - so the set will probably be around $80 - $100 with shipping when everything is sorted.
by dark
Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Recent 3DO Purchases
Replies: 425
Views: 98995

i didn't purchase it - but I noticed a complete Korean copy of Crash n Burn sold for $199 on ebay recently. I think that's a crazy price!
by dark
Tue May 21, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: What was so great about about the Native demo?
Replies: 14
Views: 6126

“We had a lot of production issues with our special edition packaging,” Graf said. “This is the reason the game was delayed for several months.” The game was delayed for several years :lol: The reasons have been, in no particular order: -finding manufacturers for the LE items -substandard construct...
by dark
Mon May 20, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: What was so great about about the Native demo?
Replies: 14
Views: 6126

To be fair, the ridiculousness of the Sturmwind pre order fiasco seem to be due entirely to Red Spot Games, the publisher - and not the development team Duranik themselves.
by dark
Tue May 14, 2013 3:27 am
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: What was so great about about the Native demo?
Replies: 14
Views: 6126

Sturmwind and Native together. (not my pic)

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by dark
Thu May 09, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Half-baked Sequel Ideas
Replies: 28
Views: 3514

Re-appraisal of my idea: Crash n Burn 2, play as the cyborg buying and selling dodgy items on the black market and illegally influencing the races while performing loansharking, unsavory debt collection practices and high stakes betting on the expected winners. AKA a strategy/commerce/crime simulati...
by dark
Thu May 09, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Half-baked Sequel Ideas
Replies: 28
Views: 3514

Crash n Burn 2, play as the black market cyborg.
by dark
Mon May 06, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: What was so great about about the Native demo?
Replies: 14
Views: 6126

I recently received a copy of Sturmwind - which is a dreamcast game that Native seems to have evolved into (similar concept, same developers, developers acknowledge the origin of the Sturmwind project as Native). It's pretty impressive on the DC console and the developers had good ideas for how to p...
by dark
Fri May 03, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Crash n Burn codes or unlockables?
Replies: 1
Views: 1169

Crash n Burn codes or unlockables?

I recently beat Crash n Burn tournament mode for the first time on an emulator. It was cool to see the extra cars you can buy in the black market, and to race on the 6th circuit (there are only 5 available in the single play mode). After beating the game, I noticed that none of this stuff - extra ca...
by dark
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Recent 3DO Purchases
Replies: 425
Views: 98995

I guess for awhile there, particularly on the sega CD, many FMV/pre-rendered games had the reduced size display. Maybe they figured with the pre-rendered graphics, people would have that concern :)
by dark
Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: Did Jag have any PAL or JPN exclusive titles?
Replies: 6
Views: 1844

Did Jag have any PAL or JPN exclusive titles?

I used to own a Jag, which I bought used in 2005. I just got around to selling it this year. From my limited experience (had 2 games, Kasumi Ninja and Val D'isere, and the poor standard controller), I found it to be a very underwhelming and unenjoyable system - and I probably had bent pins on my car...
by dark
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Where is a good place to find a Sanyo 3DO for sale?
Replies: 6
Views: 1699

Further investigating a sanyo - scouring Japanese websites for a deal :) Question: Does the Sanyo have the same compatibility problems as the early goldstar consoles? I heard they share the same disc drive, and many parts inside the goldstar are supposedly labelled "sanyo" suggesting they might be s...
by dark
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Greater enjoyment of a game if its on a certain console?
Replies: 12
Views: 3242

Greater enjoyment of a game if its on a certain console?

I've been thinking about this lately. I love the dreamcast, and I am getting into the 3DO now too. Similar to the 3DO, the DC wasn't exactly the winner of its iteration of the console wars, and as a result, only has ~220 odd titles released in the US and Europe. As a result, because the DC was my co...
by dark
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: US 3DO Games: Long boxes and/or Jewel cases?
Replies: 14
Views: 2708

Crash n Burn as a pack in title certainly came as jewelcase only. I think there is a not for resale (pack in) jewel case only version of Total Eclipse as well since that came with my testing station.

Shock Wave and Gridrunners came in jewel case only as pack ins with the 3DO Blaster.
by dark
Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Where is a good place to find a Sanyo 3DO for sale?
Replies: 6
Views: 1699

Those middleman services look pretty expensive - like, at least an extra $30 or $40 in fees before even getting to $30-$60 international shipping. Maybe I should just look at already imported ones - the additional fees and shipping would seem to kick the price well over $100 anyway.
by dark
Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Where is a good place to find a Sanyo 3DO for sale?
Replies: 6
Views: 1699

Where is a good place to find a Sanyo 3DO for sale?

Now that I'm selling my broken 3DO testing station and on the market for a new 3DO model - I'm finding myself particularly interested in the Sanyo. I think it looks pretty sleek and awesome, and I'm aware that it uses the same infamous and potentially dubious cd drive and ribbon cable arrangement as...
by dark
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO Sales?
Replies: 20
Views: 3862

Wiki says 2 million sold.
by dark
Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Finally bought my first (broken) 3DO (troubleshooting help?)
Replies: 11
Views: 4124

Well, I got a partial refund from the seller. - In the meantime, I think it is a bad capacitor(s). I'll take it apart further to investigate and see if I can spot something really obvious, but replacing all the caps on an FZ-1 is not something I'm very interested in - so I'm probably going to sell t...
by dark
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: No video or sound from 3DO fz-1 / Testing Station console
Replies: 3
Views: 2862

No video or sound from 3DO fz-1 / Testing Station console

Crossposting this from my thread in the main forum. I have a 3DO FZ-1 testing unit console that I bought off ebay. The seller said it had disc reading problems, and showed it in pictures hooked up to a TV displaying the 3DO logo, the REAL logo, and the disc tray open graphic. Well now that I've got ...
by dark
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Finally bought my first (broken) 3DO (troubleshooting help?)
Replies: 11
Views: 4124

More troubleshooting progress - I opened it up, and there was some kind of black wire from the special testing unit board that was unplugged from a contact. I connected it - but no difference in anything. Although when I took it apart the console apart, the CDrom drive started spinning, so that's a ...
by dark
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Finally bought my first (broken) 3DO (troubleshooting help?)
Replies: 11
Views: 4124

Tried a different video cable, tried a different TV, and tried using a nintendo RF unit to plug directly into an old TV. None of it works. Which leads me to ask this question - if a 3DO cd rom drive isn't working and you press the power on an FZ-1 ... does any bios logo or anything pop up? Or would ...
by dark
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Finally bought my first (broken) 3DO (troubleshooting help?)
Replies: 11
Views: 4124

It came today. It also came with a CIB not for resale copy of Total Eclipse, which wasn't pictured in the auction :) Unfortunately it has a weird problem. The seller shows it hooked up to a TV displaying the video just fine (open tray graphic). But when I connect it to my TV, I get a black screen wi...