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  1. I have a partially working 3do console for sale. Basically, the system reads commercial pressed discs pretty regularly (but not every time), but will not read burned CDr discs at all. Sometimes it will take longer than normal for the commercial game to actually start (e.g.: put the CD in the console and it takes 30 seconds instead of 10 seconds to boot up). Once the game manages to initially load, the game tend to play fine. I've played Road Rash, Need for Speed and Crash n Burn for a few hours without any skipping FMV or skipping music or adverse effects during gameplay. The system is otherwise pretty reliable in that it always boots up, the video and sound work fine and the controller always works. This sale is for the console only with no controller or games. The cd-tray front piece of plastic is missing on this console (I took it to put on a fully functional 3do which lacked one). The console case is relatively clean and this is the glossy plastic model. It could be a nice fixer-upper if you're interested in taking the system apart. I haven't bothered to try cleaning the lense yet. I would like to ask for $45 plus the cost of shipping (I'm based in the USA). This system could fit into a medium flat rate box (about $12) but there is not a lot of room for added padding to protect the system. For a larger box, the cost of shipping is probably closer to $20. I'm also interested in some items for a potential trade: -Sega genesis model 2 with 32X attachment -Blackthorne for 32X -Atari 7800 or 2600 jr console with AV mod Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for looking.
  2. Just started playing through. Very nice atmosphere, and the pre-rendered CG is really nicely done. This definitely gives a comparable feeling to myst. I just found my way into the laboratory and picked up the hammer and found the locked box, but am stuck on what to do next. Ah well, I'll figure it out eventually
  3. It looks like it might be a console in an imagic style box? I've never heard or seen of this before. Maybe its not an atari system, this scene is supposed to be taking place in a music store where the band is waiting for people to show up to sign autographs.
  4. Also chiming in here to say that I haven't had this problem.
  5. Looks like the recommendation is pretty clear! Thanks guys.
  6. I have hover strike on CD, but I don't have a memory track. Since mem tracks are pretty pricey, I'm thinking of getting Hover Strike on cartridge so I can actually play through the game/save my game. My only experience with the game is with the CD version, but I've heard they are pretty much the same game, except for a few minor enhancements (a handful of extra missions, FMV, CD music) and an improved framerate. The FMV and cd music and extra missions aren't a big deal for me, but is the cartridge version framerate really significantly worse? Is it unplayable? Would anyone advise picking up the cheap cartridge, or should I save my pennies for the memory track?
  7. I was in the northeast US, I always saw the Jag at Kay Bee toys in the local malls. In fact, they still had boxes of them and jag games, circa 1999! At one point, the store didn't appear to have any more. I came back a year or two later (around 1999) and they had a jag unit plugged in demoing games, and a big pile of jag consoles in their boxes lined up next to the demo system, I think for about $30 or $40 each. I should have stocked up then But instead probably bought something more pedestrian like coolboarders 3 instead. The local video rental stores also started renting jag and 3do games circa 1994/1995, and I noticed that instead of having its own section such as SNES or genesis had, my local video store combined Jag and 3do in one section (I guess due to a lack of games). At the time, seeing the new systems' games come in, I figured Jag would soon become as widespread as the SNES and Genesis. Guess not.
  8. Nah, the retrode lets you hook up a cartridge port via USB to your PC, so you can plug in your own cartridges and use those with PC based emulators rather than downloading someone else's copy of a game rom image off the internet. The retrode I think, only has cartridge slots for snes, genesis and n64, so I think these pictures reflect someone creating a homebrew modification for use with the retrode, to plug in lynx or GG games, and be able to download those rom images from the carts, for use with pc based emulators. I think he's cannibalizing a lynx and GG to get the cartridge ports, and that's reflected in the pics. Back when I was a kid, I always kind of thought that maybe a genesis game could work on a snes, or vice versa, if only the cartridges were the same. Seeing all the crazy different looking cartridges compatible with the atari 2600s that said things like "for use with the sears game system" certainly helped support this idea. Unfortunately, due to significant hardware differences, simply re-routing the cartridge contacts to approximate where the contacts would be for a different systems cartridge does not immediately let that different system play such a game. For the lynx and GG, a simple test could be done to prove this, by trying to load GG games in lynx pc based emulators
  9. Someone in the jaguar forum was having good results printing boxes on somewhat thick "photo paper" through their printer. I guess you could fold and glue the paper up to be in the box shape and it was rigid enough to keep the shape.
  10. Yeah! I like Hard Drivin on the lynx for what it is (a choppy but impressive 3d game on the lynx). I discovered the one lap race trick to go around the signs, which works fantastic in the lynx version. On some of the other ports, it does not work, b/c the cpu will finish the stunt track before a well run lap through by you through the speed track - I suppose either due to slight alterations in how the track is laid out in other ports or the speed Phantom Photon drives.
  11. My copy came today, it is excellent! I think this will replace california games for awhile as my quick pick up and play for 10-15 minutes game. A shame it doesn't fit in the lynx 1 (my preferred lynx), but as with most people, I think it is preferable to have the plastic encompassing the cart. The cart quality and the material quality of the manual and box is top notch! I also enjoy the little character descriptions in the manual! There's so much intrigue behind the scenes of this innocent alpine competition! (in true 1990s form, none of which is actually part of or material to the game ) The graphics are really impressive! Some of these mini games easily look like they could have been parts of gameboy advance games, a handheld that came out 11-12 years after lynx! For Duranik's next lynx game, my input would be the following! 1) Flashback style game 2) Top down shooter like zarlor mercenary! 3) Lotus/outrun style game
  12. Mine is en route. I think I heard this can't fit into the lynx 1? Does that mean only that the door cannot close but the game will load, or the game card cannot be put into the cartridge slot due to the plastic design? I have a lynx 2 anyways, but typically prefer using the lynx 1 when playing.
  13. If it counts for purposes of this thread I would most want an Atari lynx convertor akin to the super gameboy. Outside of that I'd love another top down shooter along the lines of a toaplan game. Additionally you could probably put any game published by apogee in the mid 90s and I'd love it and it would feel in keeping with the jags current library to me (death rally, terminal velocity, Halloween Harry etc)
  14. I think Skyhammer could be comparable to some n64 games.
  15. Unfortunately even the 32X is going up in price very rapidly now. If you don't have a genesis already, expect a genesis and 32x to cost on average $70, which may or may not include shipping if you buy from ebay. That's about on par with a loose jaguar. Many 32x games are still cheap as loose carts, but as with the jag, there are several rare and interesting quality titles such as Blackthorne which typically hover around the 50-70 range.
  16. How long is too long to reasonably keep batteries in. For instance, I put new batteries in my lynx in December 2014, played my lynx about 1-3x a month, and recently took the batteries out as I figured its probably better to be safe than sorry and leave them in/forget about them and have them leak at some point in the next 6 months. Of course the batteries have an expiration date that is a long time from now, but isn't there something about having them plugged in that causes them to be more prone to leaking?
  17. Cool! That's pretty neat seeing Wipeout coming out of an atari lynx.
  18. Definitely go with best electronics. I got a used/refurbished lynx 1 from them last year, it was in excellent shape and worth the money.
  19. ^ Agreed, for all the shortcomings that people point to about cybermorph, at least it looked somewhat "next gen" for its time compared to games on the snes/genesis. Something I can't really say for Trevor Mcfur.
  20. Here's another description of that broadcast from 1993, including some funny bits. "Hot stuff, Herb!" http://www.amigareport.com/ar129/p1-6.html
  21. I am still looking.
  22. I like california games a lot too. It is probably one of my most played lynx games. Looking forward to Alpine Games for some similar style mini games.
  23. Let me know if you would consider breaking it up down the line. I am interested in a few pieces from the collection, including the FZ-1.
  24. sirlynxalot

    WTB 3DO FZ-1

    I'm looking for a working USA or Japanese FZ-1 with at least one 1st party controller to keep my Jaguar company. You would need to be US based as I recall these units are heavy and a little bulky and I expect international shipping would kill the deal (previously owned some 3DOs and had to sell them circa 2012). The amount I would consider to pay is flexible, and I'm willing to pay more if you have done any repair/restoration work such as replacing capacitors or the worm gear in the cd unit that is prone to failure. Would also be interested in purchase of a small lot if you have games as well (depending on the games). Please PM me if you have something
  25. My copy came (used) this way as well, I think rather than switching off the music, the previous owner had adjusted the music volume to 0 in the in-race options that you get to with a combination of the pause button and one of the action buttons. Likewise my tempest cartridge had the music switched off. What's up with these previous owners, the music is part of the game and its certainly not bad in either of these titles!
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