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Sega saturn modding checklist

by sqpat17 Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:39 pm

I'm considering getting myself a saturn and modding it and getting whatever is necessary to be able to play anything i want on it, burned, imported, whatever. I'm looking up prices at the same time and trying to keep myself under a budget. Anyways, help would be appreciated, i want to make sure im not missing something or getting something that isn't needed.

- Sega Saturn (probably off ebay) (and a battery, very likely, off this site) - ~$20, plus $20 more shipping - plus $2 more for the battery
- Mod chip (I was pointed in the direction of this website for them but i can't seem to find them in the store. Am i looking in the wrong place..? The only other ones i find online are sold out or being resold, it seems. I'd rather buy one new.) - I'm guessing in the $20-$30 range?
- RAM Cartridge (off this site) - ~$20
- Memory Card? (the RAM cartridge doesn't cover this, right? I remember the saturn had a disappointingly small hard disk. I might get an action replay off play-asia instead of the RAM Cartridge if this comes out too expensive) - ~$25-$30 if i get the AR instead of the RAM cartridge from this site
- CDRs (any will work, right? The sega saturn can read even newer, high capacity CDRs, right?) - Probably around $10 for a whole bunch

Hopefully i'll be able to keep this close to or below $100. Can anybody answer my questions about the mod chip and memory card? Should i be looking for a certain sega saturn model? Is my list missing anything, or do i not need everything listed? Thanks.
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by racketboy Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:05 pm

Chip is here:

I like to keep it low profile :)

The RAM cart won't store game saves, but decent memory cards are getting hard to find :(
And the CDs question, just don't get the cheapy kind -- just a decent name brand

As for the model of Saturn. Look at the chip installation instructions for a "Model 2" -- that will help you find the best model to mod. You really need to look inside to be sure
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