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Top 50 Sega Saturn Games

A while back I help organize a top 50 list of Saturn games over at SegaXtreme I’m going to try to tweak the list a bit more here in the near future. A catogorized list (by genre) will be added later Thanks to all those who helped put this together. Albert Odyssey Battle Garrega Burning […]

Can You Copy Dreamcast Games on Your PC?

I’ve had a few people ask me lately if you can copy your original Dreamcast games onto your PC and then burn them onto backup CDs. Techincally, the answer is “yes”, but it’s not what you think. (Let me explain in a bit) Basicically, I just give the answer “no” because it’s more complicated, time […]

Sega Saturn Games That Use 1MB/4MB RAM Cart

For those of you that are interested, here are the Sega Saturn games that support my 1MB/4MB RAM carts. Most of these games require the RAM carts in order to play them. The ones that have (OPTIONAL) do not require the cart, but will have better performance with the cart 4MB RAM: Dungeons & Dragons […]

How to Mod a Sanyo Board Saturn

While Model 2 Saturns are very easy to modify to play backups, there are some older models that can be a bit more tricky. One model that is a bit different is those with a mainboard manufactured by Sanyo. Its layout is different and requires a different approach. However, I have come across a helpful […]

Sega Saturn Model 2 Swap Trick

How to perform the swap trick on a model 2 Sega Saturn By Sengoku Notes: I take NO responsibility for damage done to your Saturn by utilising the following text. Perform the swap trick at your own risk. The mentioned ‘Sega’ screen is not the animated ‘Sega Saturn’ screen, instead it is the next […]

Sega Saturn Swap Trick With PAR (Pro Action Replay) Guide

–=PAR-Swap Method=– by G Face CD-R Swap method using a Pro Action Replay (PAR) v1.0 -For those like me who are having a hard time with a Model 2 Saturn and no mod chip here is a 99% accurate way to play with a 4-in-1/5-in-1 – Pro Action Replay (PAR). –>Before you proceed: Using this […]

Classic Console Re-Release Ideas

As we all know, there has been a continuing trend of re-releasing classic games for the current systems. However, I’ve had an idea pop in my head about companies such as Sega and Nintendo re-releasing not only their older games but also the machines that originally played the classic gems. I’m sure this idea is […]

Sega Saturn Necessary 2D Experiences

I just stumbled across a great page for people that might not know much about the Saturn and what it offers in terms of 2D gaming. I can’t think of how to word it better than Cafeman does on his page, Sega Saturn Necessary 2D Experiences: “You may not have experienced the Sega Saturn much, […]

Neo-Geo Cart to CD Conversion Project

Just recently cdoty started a thread on the messageboards claiming to have started a project that will basically take ROMs from Neo-Geo AES/MVS games and converting them into Neo-Geo CD games. There is a major interest in this since The original carts are expensive and people a looking for a cheap way to play […]

Modify a Saturn to Read CD-RW Media

This guide was originally on SegaXtreme, but now I am hosting it due to future server cutbacks. It was writen by RadSil a while back. Below is instructions on how to adjust the laser in the Saturn to read CD-RW Games. It can be handy for testing out games and home development. Disclaimer: If you […]

The History of Shining Force

Sega-16 has a exceptional article about the history of Sega’s Shining Force series. It goes into depth about various aspects of these tactical RPG games. From the article’s intro: Very few RPG series stand the test of time. Sure, a few sequels might spring up here and there over the course of a few years, […]

Saturn vs PSX Shooter Comparison

The 32-bit era was known for two classic genres, the 2D fighter and the 2D shooter. In fact, most of the people that pick up my Saturn modchips are heavlily interested in building their shooter collection. If you are interested in figuring out what the best shooters to start out or round out your game […]

Changing the Sega CD Game Region Codes

I was just looking at my page for playing imports on a Sega Saturn and figured I should fill some people in on how to change country codes on Sega CD games. Right now, you best bet is to use SCDConv (download). This utility can convert most (not all) Sega CD ISO images to a […]

Guide To Ripping Older CD-Based Games

I’ve had a number of people ask me how to rip their older games into an ISO-type format, so I’ve cobbled together some information on the topic. I personally use a piece of shareware software called CDRWin. It’s a very powerful piece of software that is very solid and has never given me problems. It […]

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