This is one interesting piece of hardware. The ROM from the cartridge was dumped a couple of days ago (see the post just before this one) and indicated that even at version 2.00 it was from August 1998. The 27th … Continue reading
At long last, the Dreamcast Arcade Stick Checker Version 2.00 BIOS is free of the black box it has been living in for the past twenty years. The hunt for 1.00 begins, and the betas? Will the search never end? … Continue reading
Before installation, be sure to either cover the bottom of the circuit board with electrical tape or place electrical tape on the metal shielding where the chip will sit.
– Sega Saturn Disassembly Model Identification
– Phantom Universal Model 1 … Continue reading
The first in a series of me playing video games late at night. Should be a blast! We’ve disabled the music on this and in places you can hear me come up with my very own interpretation of the original … Continue reading
Here’s a listing of some of the known hardware part numbers of various Sega Dreamcast bits and pieces. List copied from ASSEMblergames. Thanks to Quzar and DreamCaster and everyone else who contributed!
(These first models often appear simply as … Continue reading
Back in 2016 I sent across a funky GameShark cartridge for the Sega Saturn that came bundled with something or other. I didn’t have much use for it so I sent it on to Skyway1985 over in the US in … Continue reading
Previously, way back in August 2016, I posted about having power supply problems on my Sega TeraDrives.
I had considered falling back onto a PSU replacement if replacing parts blindly failed. As it turned out this was the plan I … Continue reading
Here we have some video of the Amstrad Mega PC, which has been upgraded to the Amstrad Mega PC Plus (or the Amstrad Mega “Plus”) by replacing the 386SX motherboard with a 486SLC motherboard. That’s right, all the instructions of … Continue reading
Let’s go through all the different types of Sega Saturns. All images courtesy of Zyrobs. Thank you Zyrobs! And who knew the Sega Saturn had so many revisions. How Sega managed this… well I suppose they didn’t… too soon? … Continue reading
Lately I’ve noticed folk have been replacing their TeraDrive power supplies either due to failure or needing 220v power in place of a big transformer sitting on their desk, I’m the latter. In the following photos we have the TeraDrive … Continue reading