That never happened, so I finally got what I thought was a good deal for a N501 recently for $100, only the laser sucks on it after all these years apparently, so I have a difficult time trying to load any game, at all. I tried adjusting the POTs with no real luck or success. Found a similar modem DVD player of its time to swap the drive out and into the Nuon with the same results, just doesn't want to read anything. It will load Tempest 3000 but that's about it and even then, the audio tends to skip which is definitely a huge part of the experience.
I was about to offer a N501 that I had but I realized that the $20 N501 I bought in a pawn shop has a slighly flakey mechanism. What exactly goes out in these I wonder? And I'm starting to wonder like many if there is a replacement media that can be used?
Don't have much to contribute other than I thought/think it was a really cool system and concept. Wish it had been more popular and caught on so there'd be more games to choose from. Came close to pulling the trigger a coule of times when I'd see one at Best Buy or wherever, but knew the system was going nowhere and that the software was going to be scarce. Normally an early adopter to things like this, but knew in my gut the fate it was going to suffer.
I did keep an eye out for them though and would have definitely pulled the trigger had they gone on clearance for cheap (say $100 or less), but that never really happened AFAIK. They just sort of disappeared after being on the market a short while. Always kinda considered it part of the Jaguar family. A successor of sorts anyway.
Oh they are definately a follow-up to the Jaguar for sure. With Doom, Tempest 3000, Merlin Racing, and Iron Soldier 3 right there you have a game system with the follow up titles to the Jaguar. And the VLM2. I think honestly the idea of Project X should have been released maybe a bit sooner, but hey you get funding when you get funding.
I just realized the Nuon logo is kind of genius.
I was looking at it the other day. I like how it is a large "N" spanning from the N at the beginning and the N at the end with the O placed where the O would be. Nice. Liked it so much, I updated my usual Bubsy avatar at the Nuon-Dome with the Nuon logo.
Do you know where the Nuon was sold in Europe and under what name/model?
I remember trying to find one some time before but I couldn't find any, so I'm not sure it was even sold here in France.
That would be the much sought after N504 with the Ares 3 processor. I would like to get one of those and add the controller port. (They were faster and there is a faster version of Doom ported for that one.)
But only kind of ...because it also looks like a "do not enter" sign.
I have a Samsung N501 but haven't touched it in years ...as much as I like Tempest 3000, it's also slow, low-res, and blurry. I've sold off everything else. I think there are two unremarkable Nuon-enhanced DVD movies, which I've tried but didn't find amazing when they were new.
It was fun to load homebrew DOOM onto a CD-R and play around, but I'm not sure if I should keep my machine. I don't appreciate it like some people here would.
Don't see the warning sign so much.
As for keeping it or not, I could see keeping it around for Doom. Pretty good on the Nuon. I'd say keep it around till interest comes back found for you on it. I've parked my Nuons for years at a time. I was recently interested again with getting a N501. Never know. I know that the SD2300 was more reliable in watching DVD's when others had trouble getting through some discs. Had to say.
Always wanted a nuon but never seen any around here.
Where do you live?
I bought a SD2300 not too long after launch as an ignorant Jaguar fan. Honestly though, it didn't get much action as a game device because a lot of the games on it--Tempest 3000 and Iron Soldier 3 aside--weren't really up to par with what was already on the market at the time (Dreamcast). It was my first DVD player and so I used it a lot for that purpose, as well as its visualizer. I owned every game on the system except for the super obscure import exclusives. I do wish some of the cancelled games were finished and released.
A couple of years ago I found a N501. It worked but it was a little finicky with discs. I guess it's common for those now unfortunately.
Ignorant Jaguar fan.. LOL! I got into the Jaguar around 1999-2000 so luckily I did not have to wait long for either Battlesphere or the Nuon to come out. I heard about both, and within a year both were out. Yes, 90% of the reason I got a Nuon was my experience with the Jaguar.
And would later get a Dreamcast. That is still an amazing system.
So you have all but the Crayon Shin Chan? Congrats on scoring Next Tetris then.
The game I was looking forward to was aMaze. Years since I have picked up the actually wooden mazes from time to time to imagine what could have been in that Nuon game.
And more about the flakey N501 drive. Alright, need to find a suitable replacement mechanism. I plan to tinker with a few models and see what I can find out.
Still trying to get the Atari 800 emulator working. Just can get MULE to load darnit...