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Apple Pippin

Post by bitrate » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:10 am

One of Apple's less-than-successful ventures.

I have always wanted to pick one of these things up, and I finally got around to doing so.

I don't know what it is about these "Next-Gen", "Interactive", "Multimedia", "we-design-the-console-but-you-build-it" types of systems, but I have a soft spot for them. :D

I also managed to pick up Super Marathon for it (Bungie's precursor to Halo). I've been looking for years for this game. Hopefully I'll get some time to play it this weekend.

Anyone else here have one of these things?




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Post by Trev » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:33 am

Is there a source that sells titles for this system?
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Post by bitrate » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:39 am

Not that I am aware of.

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Post by Austin » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:07 am

I was trying to pick one of these up on eBay a few months back to no success. There are quite a few brand new units on eBay right now. I assume someone stumbled across them sitting in a warehouse somewhere.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:18 am

I've wanted one since I heard about them a few years ago. For some reason I wanted the white one.

Care to share more pics?
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Post by Trev » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:40 am

Assuming you could actually find the games, the library probably wouldn't be all that hard to complete as I'm guessing it's quite small (although probably quite expensive) An interesting system from an interesting time.
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Post by bitrate » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:00 am

3DO Experience wrote: Care to share more pics?

Sure. Anything in particular?

Trev wrote:Assuming you could actually find the games, the library probably wouldn't be all that hard to complete as I'm guessing it's quite small (although probably quite expensive) An interesting system from an interesting time.

You're right, the library is pretty small, and it is pretty expensive. Luckily, I've already got the most difficult to find game on the system.

Shock Wave is available for the Pippin. It might be interesting to compare it to the 3DO version.

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Post by Trev » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:06 am

bitrate wrote: Shock Wave is available for the Pippin. It might be interesting to compare it to the 3DO version.
First thing I thought of when you made this thread. :lol: Being a much later system, I'd hope the Pippin version would be superior, assuming it wasn't just a quick and dirty port.
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Post by 3DO Experience » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:25 pm

bitrate wrote:
3DO Experience wrote: Care to share more pics?
Sure. Anything in particular?
Glamor shots of the hardware would be sweet.
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Post by Jones » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:14 pm

As far as Wikipedia says, this thing has a SCSI controller?
So native harddisc support? That's nice! :)

But, except for 640x480 resolution support, I couldn't get any info
about the GPU features - it seems like there is no dedicated 3D support
or any other effects?
So weaker than the 3DO Cel Engines?

PS: Where's the Apple logo?

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Post by Anonymous » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:58 pm

I think Bandai is the official distributor of the system, and the apple-tech inside was licensed, and thats why its lacking the apple symbol. But im far from certain..

I always wanted one, and nearly got one while NeonAyato had NOS, but i couldnt justify the prices, and now they are gone. The fact the games are also expensive and hard to find is also a deterrent for me. I want to actually be able to use the system, even if its just a crappy game. Bricks doesnt really do it for me. *Glares at his Sanyo....*

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Post by grand_barbare » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:16 pm

I found two in a cellar of a computer company (many years ago (@rtmark)), heavy and without games, I sold both 8)

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