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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:55 am
by Sammysung
Just wondering, had 2 FZ-10's in 95. one PAL and the other NTSC. Bought the second one to be able to game in fullscreen because my games were displayed in letterbox format, all the games i had were longbox NTSC versions.

Don't have the consoles anymore but i want to buy another one, does the PAL version of Need for speed run in full screen on a PAL machine or is it just a rebranded NTSC game ? I've rounded up a few 3DO's here in sweden but all 3 (FZ-1, FZ-10 and a goldstar) are PAL and it would be a dealbreaker if i can't run it in fullscreen.

Please advise if you can.

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:16 pm
by Sammysung
No one knows ? Can't find any info whatsoever about the released pal versions, if they run in fullscreen on pal machines or not, hoped that this was the place to go but i guess a majority of the members are from ntsc regions with not much experience in pal stuff.

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:41 pm
by Scarlettkitten
I'm in the UK, but I only use NTSC 3DOs purely for this reason, although I can't remember if NFS has borders, but road Rash does on a PAL system IIRC.

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:51 pm
by Anonymous
Ill plug in my pal console later and check NFS borders for you. If i recall correctly though, it is one of the games with borders

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:59 pm
by mattyg
It does indeed default to borders in PAL

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:08 am
by Anonymous
Ah, good, then i dont have to dig out my pal system hehe.. I was just about to, but good that i checked here first.

To the original poster though, i advice on getting a japanese unit. It may be more expensive to import one here to sweden, but you will have no compatibility issues at all if you go with a FZ-1 or -10. Kanji is there, 60hz is there. Good to go on halfway modern EU tv.

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:32 pm
by Sammysung
Thanks guys, guess i'll have to buy a jap machine, sadly though my samsung plasma doesn't support ntsc :( Bought it a year ago and it feels a bit premature to buy a new one.

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:13 pm
by Anonymous
What? You bought a new tv which does not support NTSC?

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:06 pm
by Sammysung
grimm wrote:What? You bought a new tv which does not support NTSC?
Yea well, Samsung doesn't sell multistandard tv's at all according to their chatsupport. Should have gotten a Sony or something instead but the Samsung was on sale and dirtcheap as it wasn't exacly their latest model. Works great for my 360 and PS3, movies etc but at the time i never figured i would get bitten by the 3DO bug again.

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:00 pm
by mattyg
Mmmm, doesn't sound right - pretty much every samsung tv sold here in Australia from the late 90's was NTSC compatible

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:32 am
by Sammysung
Yea i thought that sounded strange aswell but i asked through samsungs support chat, wonder why he would give me misleading information, that's weird.

Checked when i bought mine and it was in 2010, not last year, mine doesn't support both pal and ntsc as far as i can tell anyway. Model number PS50B535S2WXXE