So, yesterday I picked up a boxed (semi-complete) Ultra Madness 4M Turbo-Key (white shell, no 1M/4M switch) in Daytona. When I tried to play Rockman X4 (my only import) on both my model 1 and my model 2 Saturns with it, the game would freeze at "detecting disc format". What's more, is that it does the same issue for domestic games as well. Thinking it was the cartridge slot, I plugged in the backup cart that I got as a bonus in the box. Surprisingly, the backup cart works just fine. What would cause this problem? I'm prepping a Saturn for a friend of mine, and just want to give him an easy all-region setup without doing the switch mod.
As the title states, I've got a Commodore 1084S-D2 monitor that's in serious need of a more capable owner that can fix it. Convergence issues abound, and an odd trapezoidal distortion as well. I attempted to adjust the rings to fix the convergence, but by accident snapped the tab of one of the two rings in the center. Much as I loved retro-gaming on this monitor, I just can't make use of it.
If you think you can get this back to working (or use any parts to repair another one), name a price and I'll see what it is with shipping. Hell, even if one just wants to pay shipping for a crack at fixing something that would be better for them to get working and make a good RGB/video monitor take the item off my hands. Only other option I have is to toss it onto the sidewalk for the trash collector.
Topic basically says it all. For those of us that dare not risk attempting to fix what we know nothing about, where can we take our older CRT monitors for retro gaming to for repairs? I have both my wonky 1084S-D2 monitor that could use some major repairs, and my much larger NEC XM2960 that only needs minor work (slight convergeance issue that is only seen easily on a command prompt, and neither the internal stereo speakers or the bookshelf terminals work).
As much as I'd like to get some of those nice scalers I've read bout for an HDTV, I'm sure there's a number of us that still prefer to keep our CRTs working for as long as we can for numerous reasons. Hence why knowing whom to send it to or where to take it for repairs are important.
So, was playing Gauntlet in Steam Engine and was selecting which character to go for (Wizard, as he's been my staple since the NES days). I noticed something interesting when pressing left/right on the keyboard: options for "MIDI JOY0" and "MIDI JOY1" were given to somehow allow four players. Was there a special adapter for the MIDI ports mentioned in the manual? If so, this would mean it was the first four-player home version before "Gauntlet IV" came out on the Genesis.
So, been trying to play a bit with NEOchrome in an emulator, and been curious about something that I've gotten used to in grafx2 and DPaint. Is it possible to move the area you are working around while the full menu is up? I'm trying to make a picture for an animator friend of mine, and it's hard for me to do so.