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Post by Austin » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:00 am

goldenband wrote:Got a GoldStar unit yesterday for $15, with a 6-button controller and a loose disc of Fatty Bear's Birthday Surprise (which brings my collection of 3DO original games to around 45). Fatty Bear seemed to run perfectly; I haven't tried any burned backups yet, but my expectations are low since it's a GoldStar. I'll probably play with it a bit and then find it a new home.
Let me know if you decide to give it a new home. I have an empty Goldstar box that needs to be filled. I had another unit just a few months back, but I got rid of it because it was acting up in various ways (primarily software glitches, and a flimsy drive door that opened on its own if the system was tilted the wrong way).

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Post by Austin » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:01 am

Oh, and by the way, who bought that loose Battle Blues that just ended on eBay? :P

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Post by sneth » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:58 am

I was thinking about it, but lost interest. Loose games dont do it for me.

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Post by Trev » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:13 pm

Austin wrote: I have an empty Goldstar box that needs to be filled. I had another unit just a few months back, but I got rid of it because it was acting up in various ways (primarily software glitches, and a flimsy drive door that opened on its own if the system was tilted the wrong way).
I thought all the Goldstar units had doors that would open it the console was being tilt...
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Post by Austin » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:43 am

Trev wrote:I thought all the Goldstar units had doors that would open it the console was being tilt...
If they do, then I wasn't aware of it. :)

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Post by goldenband » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:38 am

Austin wrote:Let me know if you decide to give it a new home. I have an empty Goldstar box that needs to be filled.
I thought for sure I'd be sending this one to you, but it turns out that it runs burns brilliantly (at least the 2-3 I tried), even burns on cheaper media like Sony. So I ended up giving it to my brother instead of my old FZ-1!

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Post by Austin » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:13 am

Haha! No worries, it's not like I don't already have a 3DO. It just would have been an extra. :)

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Post by Silentman » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:55 pm

Today I got this:

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It's factory sealed, but japanese seller also sealed it in food wrapping :D
Looking for sealed and rare 3DO games and stuff. Just PM me about what you have to offer.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:01 am

Ooooo!
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Post by 3DO Si » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:13 pm

Very nice Silentman, a sealed copy of Policenauts with the Mouse and Mouse Pad, quite a rarity! Would like to get one of those in my collection if I ever see one for sale!

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Post by 3DO Experience » Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:51 am

I'd like an unsealed one... because I want to play with it! LOL
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Post by 3DO Si » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:00 pm

3DO Experience wrote:I'd like an unsealed one... because I want to play with it! LOL
Lol good point!

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Post by Anonymous » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:03 pm

Or just break the seal and play it.

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Post by Trev » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:24 pm

3DO Experience wrote:I'd like an unsealed one... because I want to play with it! LOL
Same here. I never keep a sealed copy of a game unless I already have an opened one to play.
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Post by sneth » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:22 pm

treated myself to some new 3do hardware.
FZ-FV10 complete(J)

I just hooked it up quickly in my test area. It plays all the VCD's I own, which isn't that many. Watching Star Wars ESB right now. Quality is decent through my line doubler, but the colors are very cold and dull. Not near as good as the laserdisc.

One odd thing is it tries to play my burned games as Video CD's. I only have a handful of burned games, but it tried to play most of them as movies.

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Post by Anonymous » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:50 pm

I think the FZ-V10 looks very sleek with the FZ-10, it looks like it belongs there, and not some odd afterthough like the FZ-1's decoder do. I only have a handful of VCD's, but the decoder plays them with little issues. Any quality issues might be down to the compression rate etc of the actual VCD-film.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:29 pm

Yeah I have several VCDs and none of them can compare color wise with DVDs or LDs. I get the feeling that many encoders limited the color simply so not to have massive mpeg artifacts. If you've ever seen the Total Recall VCD that came with the Goldstar's digital video module you know what I mean.
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Post by Anonymous » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:55 pm

They are better than VHS though (generally), the leading format at the time VCD came into play. I enjoy watching my Philips CD-I release of Terminator 2 on the 3DO. I have another film that look pretty faded though, "Unstoppable". I think a lot of it comes down to compression, so yeah LD is definitely better. Either way, it makes the fz-10 look even cooler i think :)

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Post by Trev » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:09 am

I have a few Bond movies on vcd which I think look pretty decent. Even better though, they have the early dvd style booklets w/all sorts of pictures and interesting facts. Even the new Blu-ray releases can't match that.
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Post by Anonymous » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:30 pm

I agree with Trev, VCD can look pretty good.

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Post by 3DO Si » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:49 pm

Hello all, my latest purchase has now arrived which has been another really tough one to find complete in box:

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Post by Trev » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:54 pm

When I first bought my 3DO back in the day, this was one of my early purchases. Four pretty good games, especially Soccer Kid which over the years has turned into one of my favorites. :)
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Post by 3DOKid » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:01 pm

Trev wrote:When I first bought my 3DO back in the day, this was one of my early purchases. Four pretty good games, especially Soccer Kid which over the years has turned into one of my favorites. :)
If this wasn't the bit of the forum where we feign pleasantness, i'd ban yo ass.

Soccer Kid? Really? Favourite?

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Post by Austin » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:12 am

Well, at least he didn't say Phoenix 3. :lol:

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Post by Trev » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:27 am

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Trev wrote:When I first bought my 3DO back in the day, this was one of my early purchases. Four pretty good games, especially Soccer Kid which over the years has turned into one of my favorites. :)
If this wasn't the bit of the forum where we feign pleasantness, i'd ban yo ass.

Soccer Kid? Really? Favourite?

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Soccer Kid is great, even if it doesn't take much advantage of the 3DO hardware.
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Post by 3DOKid » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:26 am

Trev wrote:
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Trev wrote:When I first bought my 3DO back in the day, this was one of my early purchases. Four pretty good games, especially Soccer Kid which over the years has turned into one of my favorites. :)
If this wasn't the bit of the forum where we feign pleasantness, i'd ban yo ass.

Soccer Kid? Really? Favourite?

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Soccer Kid is great, even if it doesn't take much advantage of the 3DO hardware.
I'm confident one of the rule was in regards to disagreeing with me. I'm really sure. I wrote the rules. so, i'm sure, i'm sure.

'kin Soccer Kid?

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Post by Martin III » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:54 am

That's an interesting bundle that I've never heard of before. What exactly is in it? Does it have the games' original manuals and boxes, or is it just the discs with a compilation manual?

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Post by Trev » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:23 pm

It's a compilation manual.
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Post by 3DO Si » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:08 am

Martin III wrote:That's an interesting bundle that I've never heard of before. What exactly is in it? Does it have the games' original manuals and boxes, or is it just the discs with a compilation manual?
It's a pack along the same lines as the 'Gunslinger Collection' and the 'Maniac Pack' but in my experience it's been a much harder compilation to track down.

I believe this and the two mentioned above are the only compilations released for the 3DO?

Anyway, my version came with four individual game discs in jewel cases and four individual manuals. I think two manuals were long manuals, the other two were jewel-case sized. Definitely the Shanghai Triple Threat manual was a long type.

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Post by Trev » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:07 pm

My mistake ... the compilation manual is from the Maniac Pack, which is what I was thinking of.
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