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Anyone know Jaguar CD units region free? I live in the US. Would a Jaguar CD purchased from the UK work in my USA Jaguar and would it play all of the Jag CD games? Any help would be massively appreciated. Thanks, guys!!

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Yes, Jaguar CD units are region free. That said, a couple of games do not play nicely on PAL Jaguars. I don't *think* that extends to the CD add-on accessory. The games that have issues with PAL Jaguars are Dragon's Lair and Space Ace. Those games were optimized for 60Hz systems and have issues on 50Hz PAL systems. But I suppose, in theory, that's only an issue with the main Jaguar console itself, so you should be fine if you have an NTSC Jaguar main console.

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38 minutes ago, sixersfan105 said:

Yes, Jaguar CD units are region free. That said, a couple of games do not play nicely on PAL Jaguars. I don't *think* that extends to the CD add-on accessory. The games that have issues with PAL Jaguars are Dragon's Lair and Space Ace. Those games were optimized for 60Hz systems and have issues on 50Hz PAL systems. But I suppose, in theory, that's only an issue with the main Jaguar console itself, so you should be fine if you have an NTSC Jaguar main console.

Great news, thanks for the response! My one question about the games that don’t work well on PAL consoles, aren’t DL and SA Jag CD games only? Meaning if those games don’t play nice with PAL units wouldn’t that have to mean the Jag CD specifically? Or am I missing something there?

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3 minutes ago, Robi-Wan said:

Great news, thanks for the response! My one question about the games that don’t work well on PAL consoles, aren’t DL and SA Jag CD games only? Meaning if those games don’t play nice with PAL units wouldn’t that have to mean the Jag CD specifically? Or am I missing something there?

His wording was a little off, you are fine. There is no such thing as a PAL or NTSC Jag CD, only a different power supply. 

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Sure thing. You're right that DL and SA are Jac CD games only. However, it's my understanding that the Jag CD peripheral, as an add-on to the console itself, still uses processing power, etc. from the main Jaguar console. As such, DL and SA will give you issues *if you are running a PAL Jaguar (main console)*. Hope that clarifies things for you.

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Okay great, all of these answers are extremely helpful. Makes me feel better about snagging one from a UK vendor. I’ve been dying for Jag CD for ages!

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8 hours ago, Gummy Bear said:

That'll pass. ;)

Haha, I know. I’m sure that’ll be true once I have it. 

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Another question I thought of: since it might use a different power supply, does that mean I would have to buy a US power supply to use for it? Thanks again for everyone’s help!

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The one you're getting will absolutely have a different power supply, like madman referenced above. You will definitely need a US power supply for your Jaguar CD. Cheers.

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You know that regions is a DVD concept, right? CDs don't have regions. A region-free CD is like gluten-free water.

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12 minutes ago, ZylonBane said:

You know that regions is a DVD concept, right? CDs don't have regions. A region-free CD is like gluten-free water.

That would explain why CD consoles like the Mega CD, Saturn and PS1 are region free.

Wait....

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Well thanks for all the info and help, guys! I missed out on the Uk Jag CD unfortunately :(. But I lucked out and found a local U.S. unit for only slightly more money but in much better condition. Pretty stoked about it!!

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On 7/10/2019 at 6:53 PM, sixersfan105 said:

Yes, Jaguar CD units are region free. That said, a couple of games do not play nicely on PAL Jaguars. I don't *think* that extends to the CD add-on accessory. The games that have issues with PAL Jaguars are Dragon's Lair and Space Ace. Those games were optimized for 60Hz systems and have issues on 50Hz PAL systems. But I suppose, in theory, that's only an issue with the main Jaguar console itself, so you should be fine if you have an NTSC Jaguar main console.

 

True, Space Ace and Dragon's Lair only work on 60Hz. But you can mod your Jaguar so it can be switched between 50Hz and 60Hz modes. By switching a PAL Jaguar to 60Hz you can play Space Ace and Dragon's Lair on a PAL Jaguar.

 

Robert

 

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