The best instructions are found on the Freedo forums, which are as follows:
I have concerns with step 3. Is it referring to the 26-pin ribbon cable? If so, could any 26 pin ribbon cable be used to connect the 3DO Blaster to the video card, like for example, the one used to connect floppy disks [as I don't own the original]?1.insert 3do blaster and soundblaster into ISA slots
2.insert Panasonic CD ROM drive into 5" bay
3.connect vga passthrough cable from your video card into 3do blaster
4.connect your display to 3do blaster
5.connect CDROM to sound blaster (or 3do blaster -- described above)
6.attach power supply to CDROM
7.connect sound Y cable to CDROM, 3do blaster and sound blaster.
8.connect 3do controller to 3do blaster
I could not resolve this question because of another comment on the Freedo forums which said: "the ribbon cable that comes with the 3do blaster has 26 pin connector(like this [:::::::::::::] MALE) , and at the other end has 26 slot socket(like an ISA slot [=============] FEMALE)"
If I am expected to connect the 3DO Blaster to the Vesa feature pin slot on a Vesa compatible graphics card, how could the original cable have male and female ends? Should it not have two female ends because the Vesa ports on the 3DO Blaster and the graphics card both have 'pop-out' pin slots [:::::::::::::] and therefore require slot socket connectors [=============] to fit into those pins. Am I misunderstanding something here?
Also does ribbon cable have to be connected a specific way? I remember being told that plugging in the ribbon cable incorrectly for a VFX1 VDU card would fry the system! Would this apply here?
Can someone please help. In addition any scans of the manual will also be of great value. Thanks.