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by Jones
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Popular Topics
Topic: Where's the homebrew?
Replies: 23
Views: 12834

Great! Full mental support by me! :-) But hey, maybe a stupid question, but anyway: some people around here have already made some noticeably process and successes in doing homebrew on the 3DO! Nikk3DO made a very nice 3D-cube demo running on a stock machine, Moebius made this bouncing ball demo wor...
by Jones
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Knight Rider
Replies: 6
Views: 1581

Is there any *good* Knight Rider game out there?
by Jones
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Knight Rider
Replies: 6
Views: 1581

Knight Rider

According to episode 55, "Dead of Knight", KITT has
1000 megabits of memory, which equals 125 megabytes.
For 1982 indeed quite impressing.

(Just in case of any (classic) Knight Rider fans hanging around here) :-)



Sent from my Macbook, please excuse brevity.
by Jones
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 3DO HDTV picture quality...
Replies: 44
Views: 13245

Does it matter where I buy an S-Video cable from? Radio Shack has them, but they're a lot more expensive then what I can find on evilbay, for a similar length. If you can access any pictures - the longer the cable is, the better shielded it should be. Or, to put it in different words, the thicker t...
by Jones
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 3DO HDTV picture quality...
Replies: 44
Views: 13245

Definitely analogue.
by Jones
Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: New Remakes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Shadowrun catched me big time. Great music - even the SNES Midi sounded pretty handsome already! The graphics might have been good at it's time, but from these days perspective there's a lot of room for improvement. The isometric environment and especially the sprites could do much better. ( Without...
by Jones
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Rebel Assault
Replies: 7
Views: 1400

How about the 3DO version - are your copies also V1.0?
by Jones
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Rebel Assault
Replies: 7
Views: 1400

Rebel Assault

Just played a round of good ole fashioned "Rebel Assault" and for
the first time realized that the startup-screen says:

REBEL ASSAULT
VERSION 1.0

Are there higher/lower versions out there?
If so, what are the differences?
by Jones
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 3DO HDTV picture quality...
Replies: 44
Views: 13245

For my flatscreen, the old console's picture looked much better and vividly after I reduced the picture sharpness. I took away much of the blocky-ness. But still, the colours arent as lightning as they were on older TVs. Concerning the vertical lines - don't blame your TV. The TVs got better and hen...
by Jones
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 3DO HDTV picture quality...
Replies: 44
Views: 13245

I've got a question.
Please don't get me wrong, but when you guys are saying that a
1993's video game console can display on a 16:9 display *without* any stretching / distorting of the picture's geometry - aren't it just the black
(maybe PAL) borders that disappear? So technically just a zoom?
by Jones
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: New Remakes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

:-) Well, mate, concerning Super Metroid I was thinking of an orchestral soundtrack (not just midi) in Dolby Surround to make the atmosphere even more claustrophobic (is that the way this word is spelled in English...?). Sprites could be coloured up a bit, while leaving the environmental (the more I...
by Jones
Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: New Remakes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

New Remakes?

Alright - since the 3DO could also be considered as a "remake platform"
(Wing Commander, Out of this world, Flashback, Return Fire), I was
wondering what remakes on the 3DO would come in handy, too.

I would like to vote for 2 SNES games:
- Super Metroid
- Shadowrun
by Jones
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: IDE adaptor
Replies: 221
Views: 72937

If so, the internal Bus, where the CD-drive used to be connected, also supports writing and not only reading - what would be very cool, but also a bit surprising, since it wasn't designed to connect any harddiscs. Obviously, the 3DO's hardware had upgradewise more potential than thought. BTW: It wou...
by Jones
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: IDE adaptor
Replies: 221
Views: 72937

Anyone bought that piece of hardware yet? Or is at least pondering to buy it? The language shouldn't be a problem, I think Mnemonic should handle orders in English language. Oh, and anyone complained about the price? Come on guys, 90 Euros for a piece of hardware that looks so professional even thou...
by Jones
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Cannon Fodder on the 3DO vs. the Jaguar version?...
Replies: 19
Views: 2553

Never played the Jaguar version, but I loved the 3DO port!
Despite I don't have a 3DO mouse, I even got used to play
this game with the joypad - after a period of practicing it
worked out quite good.

I love that game. It's a bit like a Monty Python movie making
fun of "Syndicate". :)
by Jones
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Suggested Projects
Topic: fantasy 3do mods
Replies: 27
Views: 11659

I must say that the Russian 3DO community impresses me
more and more. Cool work guys, keep going! :)
by Jones
Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO Super Smash Brothers
Replies: 21
Views: 2864

Conrad from Flashback?
Sherlock Holmes from... wait... Sherlock Holmes! :)
by Jones
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: NVRAM Pro - Unreleased
Replies: 14
Views: 1916

This fork-lift background picture actually sucks quite a bit... :)

Anyway, thanks for sharing - very interesting!
by Jones
Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Neo Geo marks are the worst . . .
Replies: 28
Views: 5145

Oh hey, I am not knocking the Neo Geo, which actually is called a 24 bit system :!: , but the community that surrounds it can be really picky and humorously over bearing is all. 16bit, actually. The 24bit was a nice advertising joke. :) Motorola 68000 CPU (16bit) + Z80 sound processor (8bit) = 24bi...
by Jones
Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Suggested Projects
Topic: SD card reader
Replies: 1
Views: 2597

SD card reader

I recently came across quite a few mods for consoles, where stock SD card readers got connected to the serial port (Dreamcast, e.g.). Wondering how about the 3DO? There's obviously very little known about the 3DO's expansion port, is it serial or parallel? Any infos about the max possible transfer r...
by Jones
Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Pro Logic gaming in the 90s...........anyone else?
Replies: 13
Views: 2671

As far as I know, any console can give out pro-logic, as long as the
console is able to handle sampled sound files.
In that case, the sound is already pro-logic (pre-) encoded on the
disc / cartridge.
On-the-fly pro logic encoding requires dedicated sound chips.
by Jones
Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What games ould the 3DO have done justice too.
Replies: 15
Views: 4917

GTA, Death Rally, You Don't Know Jack, Pirates! Gold, Diablo, Shadow of the Beast, yes, Doom, Fade to Black, Bioforge.
To name a few.
by Jones
Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Digital audio mod fz-1 3do
Replies: 11
Views: 6387

Yes, the 3DO surely sends out a quite powerful signal. Compared to the audio out of my MAC or my CD32 it's clearly louder. I don't know if it's still within any standards or above, but my amp (Harman/Kardon) seems to cope with it. Maybe other amps dont - I have no idea. But yes, in this case the aud...
by Jones
Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Digital audio mod fz-1 3do
Replies: 11
Views: 6387

1. Does using the digital out mod eliminate the 'popping' that I hear when using the analogue outs? I'm not quite sure which popping noises you are referring to, but if it's the popping that occurs every now and then only on FZ-1s I'd say no. This popping is due to a software bug within the BIOS fi...
by Jones
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: LASER FOR 3DO FZ-10 FOUND AT CREATIVE CD-ROM DRIVES
Replies: 7
Views: 3361

Indeed, interesting!
But considering the prices of those (3DO Blaster) CD drives, it would
probably be cheapest and easiest just to replace the complete drive.
You get FZ-1s for 30 bucks at eBay, I doubt that a Creative Labs drive
would be cheaper?
by Jones
Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What movies have you seen recently?
Replies: 28
Views: 6780

I've seen recently, again after almost 20 years:
"Smokey and the bandit".

Great stuff! :)
by Jones
Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Tried these controllers?
Replies: 58
Views: 9303

3DOKid wrote:What do all the buttons do?
This is what I am still wondering about calculators.
by Jones
Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: N64 anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 5189

I like the term 2,5D! :)

Actually, I would consider the 3DO a 2,5D machine.
by Jones
Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: N64 anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 5189

N64 anyone?

Hi guys, I was thinking. Should I buy a N64? You know, I really liked the SNES for games like Super Metroid, Mortal Kombat II and Rock'n Roll Racing and Shadow Run. But concerning the N64, well, are there any games which are not produced just for children? I mean, games that don't come only with blu...
by Jones
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: First Impressions
Replies: 23
Views: 4749

Very close, but yes. ;) Seriously - the Goldstar 3DO isn't exactly what I would call a reliable, solid piece of hardware. How come the controller is? Is it just because of that? Maybe the controller got so expensive, that they couldn't invest any more money in the production of the 3DO itself anymore?