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by CasetheCorvetteman
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: US region Sanyo TRY 3DO
Replies: 12
Views: 3327

Re: US region Sanyo TRY 3DO

Used my hot air rework station to remove it, takes about a minute or so to remove. The longest part is pulling the machine apart and putting it back together.
by CasetheCorvetteman
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 3DO FZ-10 BIOS swap to change region ( & Sanyo )
Replies: 13
Views: 4722

Re: 3DO FZ-10 BIOS swap to change region ( & Sanyo )

Im an electrician by trade so i have a few outlets wired up for 100v for anything Japan or US, a lot of the consoles i have here are 100v and 110v, and so is one of my CRT projectors.
by CasetheCorvetteman
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 3DO FZ-10 BIOS swap to change region ( & Sanyo )
Replies: 13
Views: 4722

Re: 3DO FZ-10 BIOS swap to change region ( & Sanyo )

Yeah but all PALs are also ANVILs, so yeah, id go the extra mile and get a better one! Unless you dont care about boarders around the whole image and no RGB i spose.
by CasetheCorvetteman
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 3DO FZ-10 BIOS swap to change region ( & Sanyo )
Replies: 13
Views: 4722

Re: 3DO FZ-10 BIOS swap to change region

Good job. I do want to play it so will likely get a cheap pal machine if I can come across one. Wish it would just play on anything, like the first game... :twisted: I have an FZ-10-E here and it wont work on that console either, so unless youre planning on buying a PAL copy of the game, im not sur...
by CasetheCorvetteman
Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: US region Sanyo TRY 3DO
Replies: 12
Views: 3327

Re: US region Sanyo TRY 3DO

Maps 'O Death working now, which wont work on Japan region: http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a185/Casethecorvetteman/image_zpsthrj9he0.jpeg The opening BIOS screen: http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a185/Casethecorvetteman/image_zpsqtk2nshm.jpeg The chip that holds the Kanji font is what needs to b...
by CasetheCorvetteman
Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: US region Sanyo TRY 3DO
Replies: 12
Views: 3327

US region Sanyo TRY 3DO

They never made one, but its quite easy to change it yourself. Just remove the Kanji ROM chip, and youre done.

Will post a couple pics soon.
by CasetheCorvetteman
Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 3DO FZ-10 BIOS swap to change region ( & Sanyo )
Replies: 13
Views: 4722

Re: 3DO FZ-10 BIOS swap to change region

Success! I now have a US region Sanyo 3DO. The main chips inside the Sanyo are the same CLIO and MADAM, and the video chip is the same 536 chip as the early FZ-10 Panasonics have. The 240p mod works, but needs a switch so the console boots in 480i. RGB mod should be pretty easy to do by soldering st...
by CasetheCorvetteman
Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 3DO FZ-10 BIOS swap to change region ( & Sanyo )
Replies: 13
Views: 4722

Re: 3DO FZ-10 BIOS swap to change region

Got a bit of an update, i opened up my new boxed FZ-10 and its a bloody ANVIL model. The Japan ANVIL has no chip in ROM1 at all, and there is a chip in ROM2. With that chip removed, nothing works at all. Soldered it back in and its away, so no go changing it from Japan region. Ive got another 2 FZ-1...
by CasetheCorvetteman
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 3DO FZ-10 BIOS swap to change region ( & Sanyo )
Replies: 13
Views: 4722

Re: 3DO FZ-10 BIOS swap to change region

With a bit more looking it seems that if i remove ROM2 it may be all that is needed to change the system to US region, so i might give that a go and see what happens.
by CasetheCorvetteman
Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 3DO FZ-10 BIOS swap to change region ( & Sanyo )
Replies: 13
Views: 4722

Re: 3DO FZ-10 BIOS swap to change region

Yeah with all mine being Japan FZ-10 and a Japan Sanyo, i cant run a couple games i have here. Return Fire works, but Maps 'O Death wont run on the Japan machine. It will run from that disc with a US machine. If i knew which EEPROM to use for the BIOS i could just burn a new one and solder it in, bu...
by CasetheCorvetteman
Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 3DO RGB mods...
Replies: 0
Views: 2566

3DO RGB mods...

Why arent people using the BU3616 for 3DO RGB mods?

Its about $9 USD...
by CasetheCorvetteman
Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 3DO FZ-10 BIOS swap to change region ( & Sanyo )
Replies: 13
Views: 4722

3DO FZ-10 BIOS swap to change region ( & Sanyo )

Has anyone done this before? I have 3 consoles here that are all Japan models, and want to swap one to a US BIOS.
by CasetheCorvetteman
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Bought a boxed Sanyo 3DO...
Replies: 2
Views: 1430

Re: Bought a boxed Sanyo 3DO...

Nah ill stick with real hardware thanks!
by CasetheCorvetteman
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Bought a boxed Sanyo 3DO...
Replies: 2
Views: 1430

Bought a boxed Sanyo 3DO...

Getting towards having all the boxed sets, got 2x FZ10, an FZ1, and now a Sanyo.
by CasetheCorvetteman
Tue May 03, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Anyone willing to give up worn out or broken controllers?
Replies: 6
Views: 2324

Re: Anyone willing to give up worn out or broken controllers

Id like to see a different gun made to work on the 3DO, the ALG gun is a bit ordinary compared to the Saturn gun, the Guncon would be nice too. The Guncon works on my projector, where as the saturn one doesnt because of the white screen, and the 3DO gun wont work well away from the middle. They all ...
by CasetheCorvetteman
Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: How to get Return Fire Maps 'O Death to work?
Replies: 11
Views: 3391

Re: How to get Return Fire Maps 'O Death to work?

So last night we played through the Playstation version and we have now completed every single map on the multiplayer setting. Tested the Saturn version out, although they say it was complete but not officially released, i dont agree with that, some things were much better, like vehicle control and ...
by CasetheCorvetteman
Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: pre-rendered car race demo -Trip Hawkins: 'simulation' of M2
Replies: 3
Views: 1747

Re: pre-rendered car race demo -Trip Hawkins: 'simulation' o

I still cant tell what was so awesome about it really...
by CasetheCorvetteman
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: How to get Return Fire Maps 'O Death to work?
Replies: 11
Views: 3391

Re: How to get Return Fire Maps 'O Death to work?

There is no mension of PAL anywhere on it, ill have to get a US console and try it out
by CasetheCorvetteman
Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: How to get Return Fire Maps 'O Death to work?
Replies: 11
Views: 3391

Re: How to get Return Fire Maps 'O Death to work?

Here is the one i bought, ive posted it in the game contents thread: Return Fire: Maps 'O Death, not much to see here. Got this a couple weeks ago still sealed: http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a185/Casethecorvetteman/image_zps06013753.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a185/Casethecorvetteman/i...
by CasetheCorvetteman
Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: How to get Return Fire Maps 'O Death to work?
Replies: 11
Views: 3391

Re: How to get Return Fire Maps 'O Death to work?

I believe it needs to have a save file from the first game as Bry stated. Shame I can't play it as I don't think it was released in Japan and is region locked in PAL. If it was released in America and I can find one for a good price I would get it if I knew it would work :| I bought mine new old st...
by CasetheCorvetteman
Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: How to get Return Fire Maps 'O Death to work?
Replies: 11
Views: 3391

Re: How to get Return Fire Maps 'O Death to work?

Yeah my consoles are both Japan models. The games i have are both US discs, ive tried a couple times in the past to get it running, the normal game runs fine, but Maps 'O Death doesnt seem to want to load. The disc is fine because it was bought brand new and looks flawless, so i can only assume ther...
by CasetheCorvetteman
Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: How to get Return Fire Maps 'O Death to work?
Replies: 11
Views: 3391

How to get Return Fire Maps 'O Death to work?

Hi all, ive got retail versions of both, but it seems i cant get Maps 'O Death to load.

How is it done?
by CasetheCorvetteman
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3do power options(NTSC unit in Australia)
Replies: 17
Views: 4793

Re: 3do power options(NTSC unit in Australia)

Ebay sellers selling products in Australia are bound by Australian consumer law to sell product that comply. It is an offence for them to sell any product that doesnt meet the standards.

That power supply is more than up to the task, and perfectly safe to use.
by CasetheCorvetteman
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3do power options(NTSC unit in Australia)
Replies: 17
Views: 4793

Re: 3do power options(NTSC unit in Australia)

Open it up and have a look, it may be that simple, but its a little more complex than the very basic nature of other console internal power supplies.
by CasetheCorvetteman
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Poor Goldstar...
Replies: 6
Views: 2373

Re: Poor Goldstar...

Internally, the Sanyo and Goldstars are virtually identical with the same issues Have never opened a Sanyo, so id have to take your word for that. Theyre pretty damn rare too, i had a mate that had one, he never struck an issue that i was ever aware of. So far the only game ive not been able to run...
by CasetheCorvetteman
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3do power options(NTSC unit in Australia)
Replies: 17
Views: 4793

Re: 3do power options(NTSC unit in Australia)

My mistake, they rated it 100 watts, so its WAY above your requirements!!
by CasetheCorvetteman
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3do power options(NTSC unit in Australia)
Replies: 17
Views: 4793

Re: 3do power options(NTSC unit in Australia)

Why??? Its cheaper and safer to use a step down tranny... I will have to disagree with you there. First, let's go with the "safer" portion. Many cheap stepdown (or stepup) transformers are usually not built for many watts. In fact, a lot of the cheap Chinese ones flat out lie on the label. Then, wh...
by CasetheCorvetteman
Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3do power options(NTSC unit in Australia)
Replies: 17
Views: 4793

Re: 3do power options(NTSC unit in Australia)

Would love to install a an internal PAL power supply into my 3DO. I did the same with my NTSC Dreamcast but they were alot more common. Why??? Its cheaper and safer to use a step down tranny... We may have a 230/400 mains supply here in Australia, but there is no good reason to go swapping out powe...
by CasetheCorvetteman
Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3do power options(NTSC unit in Australia)
Replies: 17
Views: 4793

Re: 3do power options(NTSC unit in Australia)

Thanks for that, quite cheap too! I'm in Victoria. Just got into retro gaming last year. Picked up an Atari Jaguar and 3D0 because we never got them locally(and they were mega-expensive back in the day!). Yeah i had an FZ-10 back in 94 or 95, there was a shop in Brisbane that sold them. I got my NE...
by CasetheCorvetteman
Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3do power options(NTSC unit in Australia)
Replies: 17
Views: 4793

Re: 3do power options(NTSC unit in Australia)

Done. Here is one for you: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/100-Watt-Japanese-stepdown-transformer-auto-240v-to-100V-SD100-100A-/261498822562?hash=item3ce28b5fa2:g:XCgAAOSwHnFVkis4 Thanks for that, quite cheap too! I'm in Victoria. Just got into retro gaming last year. Picked up an Atari Jaguar and 3D0 b...