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Re: Sega Saturn Action Replay won't work! Help!

by Redifer Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:02 am

Thierry Henry wrote:why didn't Sega officially release broken off Q-Tip's to aid with Saturn cartridge slot operation? :P

Each cartridge should have come with 2 broken Q-tips.

People used to like to say that inserting 3rd party carts would damage the slot but I'm not so sure of that any more. The only 3rd party carts I've used is some random region switcher (did nothing else) and a Game Shark which was LAME since games couldn't save data directly to the cart, they saved to the Saturn and you had to transfer them. Mega suck. Took it back. I have two official Sega backup memory carts that work great. Still have all my saves from when I was renting games back in '95 or so. When I finally pick up a game on eBay, I just continue from where I left off nearly 18 years ago!
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Re: Sega Saturn Action Replay won't work! Help!

by o.pwuaioc Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:04 am

Redifer wrote:People used to like to say that inserting 3rd party carts would damage the slot but I'm not so sure of that any more.

Game Shark will. I have to apply a tremendous force for it to fit. Screw that, I'm sticking with Action Replay.
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Re: Sega Saturn Action Replay won't work! Help!

by SaturnHST Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:05 pm

I have a third-party ram cart that has a death-grip on the cartridge slot. I inserted it just to make sure it works, but when I tried to remove it I had to brace the Saturn against the table before I could yank it out. That was pretty scary. I could probably lift the whole console just by holding the cart.
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Re: Sega Saturn Action Replay won't work! Help!

by theclaw Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:52 am

Redifer wrote:
Thierry Henry wrote:why didn't Sega officially release broken off Q-Tip's to aid with Saturn cartridge slot operation? :P

Each cartridge should have come with 2 broken Q-tips.

People used to like to say that inserting 3rd party carts would damage the slot but I'm not so sure of that any more. The only 3rd party carts I've used is some random region switcher (did nothing else) and a Game Shark which was LAME since games couldn't save data directly to the cart, they saved to the Saturn and you had to transfer them. Mega suck. Took it back. I have two official Sega backup memory carts that work great. Still have all my saves from when I was renting games back in '95 or so. When I finally pick up a game on eBay, I just continue from where I left off nearly 18 years ago!


That's pretty much it. At some point the game community overhyped Action Replay. Obviously there are far far less useful carts in terms of features, but still isn't quite the big deal it gets treated as.
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Re: Sega Saturn Action Replay won't work! Help!

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:57 am

Too bad the Sega brand memory carts are so expensive. I got a new Action Replay for less than what I see used Sega memory carts go for.
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Re: Sega Saturn Action Replay won't work! Help!

by emurozii Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:58 am

I bought a new Action Replay cart, and guess what? It works! Thank goodness for that! I saw someone else post that they had to buy another one too, though, so I'm guessing this is a common problem?

PS Thanks for the replies.
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Re: Sega Saturn Action Replay won't work! Help!

by Hobie-wan Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:11 am

Well, glad that's sorted. Are you able to return the bad one?
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Re: Sega Saturn Action Replay won't work! Help!

by valgalder Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:44 am

I'm glad the Action Replays are still easy and inexpensive to get new because they sure do fail a lot. I've gone through about 4 of them over the years. I play a lot of Saturn imports, I should just mod my damn system or just get an japanese saturn..
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Re: Sega Saturn Action Replay won't work! Help!

by SaturnHST Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:22 pm

I suggest getting the region-free bios mod done. I don't have to rely on the cartridge slot anymore. No more need to mess with switches or switchless mods. Just put the disc in and play.
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Re: Sega Saturn Action Replay won't work! Help!

by Zombie_X Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:03 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Too bad the Sega brand memory carts are so expensive. I got a new Action Replay for less than what I see used Sega memory carts go for.


You could by Japanese memory cards. They are about $10 each. Hell I have 4 of them now.
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