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by mikemacdee
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: First Impressions of Killing Time on the Zoom Platform
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: First Impressions of Killing Time on the Zoom Platform

My apologies if my comments made you want to edit your post. I just... that website, man.. No, it wasn't you, I changed the article 'cos it wasn't as polished as I liked, and I was adding updates as the Zoom guys emailed me with specifics, and I didn't wanna have to keep editing the article twice. ...
by mikemacdee
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: First Impressions of Killing Time on the Zoom Platform
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: First Impressions of Killing Time on the Zoom Platform

I've been on worse sites, frankly, but I suggested to the head dude that maybe the lower frame can be flattened considerably.
by mikemacdee
Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: First Impressions of Killing Time on the Zoom Platform
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

First Impressions of Killing Time on the Zoom Platform

This was added to The Conway Estate earlier this week.

EDIT: Updated the article to focus on the Zoom release exclusively, moving my gripes about the game itself to the main page.
by mikemacdee
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: More images from Dooms 3DO FMV
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

Re: More images from Dooms 3DO FMV

I started what turned into a lengthy thread about this last year on Doomworld, after suddenly remembering early talk of a Doom movie in the 90's.

And then I made a stupid mod.
by mikemacdee
Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: ZOOM Platform re-releasing 3DO titles...?
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

Re: ZOOM Platform re-releasing 3DO titles...?

I did too, but the download page lists the release dates of the 3do and pc versions. There's no screenshots, so I dunno if it's just for the sake of being thorough, or if they offer both somehow.
by mikemacdee
Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?
Replies: 42
Views: 9005

Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

I can confirm that as of right now neither yahoo nor duckduckgo are aware of the forum's existence, either. If I hadn't saved the url in a document I would never find this place again.
by mikemacdee
Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: ZOOM Platform re-releasing 3DO titles...?
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

Re: ZOOM Platform re-releasing 3DO titles...?

So what are they doing exactly? Basically self-contained emulation?
by mikemacdee
Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: ZOOM Platform re-releasing 3DO titles...?
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

ZOOM Platform re-releasing 3DO titles...?

I got a link to this article via my Killing Time fan site. Anyone ever hear of the ZOOM Platform ? Is it legit? I've been chatting slightly with the person who emailed me, but its existence is news to me. I believe Heineman now holds the rights for Killing Time, and she was looking to put it up on S...
by mikemacdee
Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:26 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Interview with PO'ed Developer Nate Huang (plus Brian Yen)
Replies: 6
Views: 1638

Re: Interview with PO'ed Developer Nate Huang (plus Brian Ye

No problem, man. If you want, you can also translate the Killing Time interview I posted on The Conway Estate.
by mikemacdee
Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Interview with PO'ed Developer Nate Huang (plus Brian Yen)
Replies: 6
Views: 1638

Re: Interview with PO'ed Developer Nate Huang (plus Brian Ye

Added Nate's bio to the end of the article.
by mikemacdee
Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Wolfenstein 3D Aarrghhh!
Replies: 33
Views: 16762

Re: Wolfenstein 3D Aarrghhh!

Isn't 3DO Wolfenstein a port of the Mac version and not the PC? Yes and no. It has the graphics and sounds (i think) of the mac port like the Jaguar port does, but the mac version of Wolf3D actually had story segments explaining the purpose of each mission, and an actual ending. The Jaguar port of ...
by mikemacdee
Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Wolfenstein 3D Aarrghhh!
Replies: 33
Views: 16762

Re: Wolfenstein 3D Aarrghhh!

I dunno why anyone would really consider it the best port of the game. Making it look prettier doesn't balance the fact that the characters are always facing you, and never patrol, so there's no stealth aspect of the game; and that the story segments have all been removed, so not only is there no co...
by mikemacdee
Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Interview with Return Fire Developer Reichart Von Wolfsheild
Replies: 4
Views: 1302

Re: Interview with Return Fire Developer Reichart Von Wolfsh

Very cool, man. I love the Coppola bit.

Still trying to wrap my head around the "Sony cheated" thing though. I never quite understood economics.
by mikemacdee
Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Interview with PO'ed Developer Nate Huang (plus Brian Yen)
Replies: 6
Views: 1638

Interview with PO'ed Developer Nate Huang (plus Brian Yen)

Interview finished and uploaded to the site! It may or may not be a work in progress, depending if the other guys on the team decide to chime in as well, since Nate was nice enough to email everybody and ask for their thoughts.
by mikemacdee
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Did My 3DO Storage Method Damage It?
Replies: 16
Views: 4067

Re: Did My 3DO Storage Method Damage It?

Nope, it won't play audio cd's either.

And don't forget the OP says it was rattling a lot before it stopped reading discs altogether -- since it stopped recognizing discs, it doesn't rattle anymore.

Any suggestions?
by mikemacdee
Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:03 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: I'm PO'ed.
Replies: 7
Views: 2040

Re: I'm PO'ed.

Well, the main reason to go to Level 22 is to get the second Health Extender, which is handy against the final onslaught.
by mikemacdee
Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Did My 3DO Storage Method Damage It?
Replies: 16
Views: 4067

Re: Did My 3DO Storage Method Damage It?

I haven't tried music CD's yet, but I wouldn't know the first thing about adjusting either problem you mentioned.

I did take a photo of the console when I opened it up and wondered if this weird orange stuff is normal or not:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a289/ ... wbdy4w.jpg
by mikemacdee
Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: I'm PO'ed.
Replies: 7
Views: 2040

Re: I'm PO'ed.

It could very well be a bug. PO'ed on the 3DO is buggier and less refined than the later Playstation port. Hopefully the second run is more successful.
by mikemacdee
Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: I'm PO'ed.
Replies: 7
Views: 2040

Re: I'm PO'ed.

It shouldn't be possible to get stuck in a room with no exit options. Each time you enter a room from a different path, that path seals off; once you seal the whole room off, the exit appears in that room. I believe the titular puzzle involves sealing every path on the map, in order to get to the se...
by mikemacdee
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Did My 3DO Storage Method Damage It?
Replies: 16
Views: 4067

Re: Did My 3DO Storage Method Damage It?

UPDATE: I got the system open finally, and used a q-tip dipped in isopropyl to clean the lens, but still no change. So I took a video of the system in question trying to read a game disc, in the hope that someone on the forum can better diagnose the problem. With headphones you should be able to hea...
by mikemacdee
Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Did My 3DO Storage Method Damage It?
Replies: 16
Views: 4067

Re: Did My 3DO Storage Method Damage It?

I found 409 works pretty well on NES cartridges, but I got a vial of the isopropyl now, which came with the cleaner disc. And for carts, I recommend a butter knife wrapped in a dish towel instead of q-tips -- no risk of cotton debris getting stuck to the game innards. If I can't open the machine, my...
by mikemacdee
Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The game that got canceled!
Replies: 49
Views: 22422

Re: The game that got canceled!

klogg wrote:Disruptor. DISRUPTOR!
I was wondering why they mentioned Disruptor in one of the Monster Manor videos. That woulda been cool to have on 3DO, too. An overlooked PS1 gem.
by mikemacdee
Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Insect War gameplay video
Replies: 5
Views: 1728

Re: Insect War gameplay video

It does have a lot of general design issues, but that's par for the 3DO course. It would benefit from larger arenas and more substance, that's for sure.

I wish it had redbook audio, because the level music is pretty catchy.
by mikemacdee
Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Did My 3DO Storage Method Damage It?
Replies: 16
Views: 4067

Re: Did My 3DO Storage Method Damage It?

I tried opening it first, and removed the four outer case screws, but it wouldn't open: the corner closest to the power cable refuses to separate. If I could open it, I could probably use the little brush that came with the disc to clean the lens, but it feels like it won't open unless I break it. U...
by mikemacdee
Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Did My 3DO Storage Method Damage It?
Replies: 16
Views: 4067

Re: Did My 3DO Storage Method Damage It?

I got a Topzone lens cleaner disc today, but I'm not sure if it's the best brand to use for a 3do, or if it will even work at all. Lens cleaner discs seem to require that you run them like audio discs, and if the lens isn't reading anything, I don't see how it's supposed to clean itself. Do I just p...
by mikemacdee
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: And I thought that Lucienne's Quest was expensive!...
Replies: 4
Views: 1433

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

$600 for an FMV rail shooter? No thanks...
by mikemacdee
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Insect War gameplay video
Replies: 5
Views: 1728

Insect War gameplay video

I recently bought this game on ebay and thought it was pretty cute. Made a short gameplay video since there's only four seconds of footage of this game on the internet, courtesy of 3DOkid. INSECT WARS GO! I know none of the characters' names, so I named them myself in character select order: Bumble ...
by mikemacdee
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The game that got canceled!
Replies: 49
Views: 22422

Re: The game that got canceled!

I was curious about Isis and kind of sorry it wasn't released.

I'm not sure if I. M. Meen was supposed to have a 3DO release in addition to the Sega CD release that never happened, but I would love to have that on the 3DO as well. It could've been one of the better shooters on the console.
by mikemacdee
Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Collectors' Corner
Topic: Mike MacDee's Collection
Replies: 0
Views: 1506

Mike MacDee's Collection

May as well join the ranks and add my 3DO listing. Most of these I got in ebay lots or at Bookman's (used book, dvd, music and game store chain that occasionally gets 3DO games by some miracle). http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a289/5thman/3dolibrary1_zps97064d6d.jpg http://i13.photobucket.com/albu...
by mikemacdee
Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:54 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: PO'ed Fan Site
Replies: 4
Views: 1378

Re: PO'ed Fan Site

Updated the site's "Briefing" page with a proper overview of the game. It also has a link to the game story on a separate page. Hoping to get the Environmental Report finished today or tomorrow, so keep an eye out. EDIT: The base site is finished and ready for browsing. As with The Conway Estate, I'...