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3do games with widescreen support

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:15 pm
by boabject78
Since I'm on a bit of a gaming binge I decided to sit down with some good old golf games and for some reason I decided to play the Japanese versions of what the 3do has to offer. Since I can't read Japanese I tried using google translate and stumbled on something interesting in the options menu.
Apparently the following games have a widescreen option;

Waialae no Kiseki
Masters Augusta
Devils Course

I didn't believe it at first but it works as the picture switches for widescreen! It makes me wonder if there are any other titles with this option hiding in their menus. I had no idea that widescreen tvs were available that far back in the day.

Strangely enough the widescreen option is absent from the english versions of these titles.

Re: 3do games with widescreen support

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:23 pm
by 3DOKid
That's very interesting. I'm a bit dumb when it comes to this stuff, how did you know that these games have widescreen support?

Re: 3do games with widescreen support

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:48 pm
by boabject78
I just noticed an extra option in the Japanese options menu and turned it on which changed how the circle around the golfer's feet looked. I changed my tv to widescreen an boom everything looked right. The power of google translate confirmed that option I toggled on is indeed widescreen.

Re: 3do games with widescreen support

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:17 pm
by Martin III
Odd that those games have widescreen in the Japanese version but not the North American version. So far as I know the North American versions didn't come out before the Japanese.

Doesn't Wing Commander III also have widescreen support? I wish I had my 3DO games with me so that I could check that myself...