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  1. Thread: Paprium

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    Funny you should mention that; it's too Bad...

    Funny you should mention that; it's too Bad people keep digging out the one review virtually everyone agrees is the most inaccurate in the entire Site when they disagree with some completely...
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    I made one myself... Got a used Action Replay...

    I made one myself... Got a used Action Replay Plus from eBay (set me back 35... It was a while ago though, dont know the current prices) and then flashed the free firmware and instructions from this...
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    Thanks. It was maybe running a bit too long in my...

    Thanks. It was maybe running a bit too long in my opinion,but considering how controversially this Game hast been discussed I figured I'd give it an extra thorough treatment. I'm also curious why...
  4. Sure, why not? Since I had Sonic 2 as my top...

    Sure, why not? Since I had Sonic 2 as my top pick, I could write a few words about that (even though there probably won't be much to say that isn't Common Knowledge already. 😉 (I would also suggest...
  5. My tastes and decisions might be different a few...

    My tastes and decisions might be different a few weeks from now, but for the time being this is my current personal top 20 for the platform:

    1. Sonic 2
    2. Earthworm Jim
    3. Contra: Hard Corps
    4....
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    I believe this is one of the many games based on...

    I believe this is one of the many games based on the Ultraverse that were canned when publisher Malibu Comics were aquired by Marvel and the latter shut down the video game business (Malibu...
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    None of the models I own have been refurbished,...

    None of the models I own have been refurbished, and the one console with the NTSC mod (which ist working) I modded myself, so these are genuine articles.
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    Here's what I gathered from my tests: Mega Drive...

    Here's what I gathered from my tests:
    Mega Drive Model 1 VA4 (PAL) - works fine
    Mega Drive Model 1 VA5 (Japan) - doesn't work, not even with 32X attached (hangs on first screen)
    Mega Drive Model 2...
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    Considering the amount of sealing and blister...

    Considering the amount of sealing and blister packing that went into the packaging, and the state of the hardware issues in return, I'm halfway convinced that the whole thing is more intended for...
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    No, no R, just the Sega Logo.

    No, no R, just the Sega Logo.
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    Hm, so it's not v6 either... Definitely no TMSS....

    Hm, so it's not v6 either... Definitely no TMSS. Probably V5 then. I guess I will need to post a few pictures at some point. It definitely has "Non-AV Intelligent Terminal/High Grade Multipurpose Use...
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    I also thought it would be a V0 because of the...

    I also thought it would be a V0 because of the low serial no., that's why I was so certain that it must be aV0 at first. I also have no idea when a case swap would have occurred; this was the first...
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    @Barone: after having another look inside I had...

    @Barone: after having another look inside I had to correct my earlier statement, it actually is a V6, not a V0.
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    Well, don't know what to tell you. Of the five...

    Well, don't know what to tell you. Of the five systems I own (I also have a second Model 2 PAL MK1631-50 without a mod that works just as fine though I don't know it's motherboard variant), the...
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    Welp, that was a short and anticlimactic...

    Welp, that was a short and anticlimactic experiment : it won't work on a V0 V6, the game hangs on the "Not licensed, sponsored or endorsed by SEGA" screen. Owners of the very first Japanese Mega...
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    I've got an investor Edition cartridge and so far...

    I've got an investor Edition cartridge and so far tried it on the following systems (due to time constraints only tested until the end of stage 1so far):

    PAL Model 1 (Pal-G 1600-18): works
    Pal...
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    I can now confirm that my Paprium cart definitely...

    I can now confirm that my Paprium cart definitely works on my Nomad as well, at least for the first stage. I did not try it any further for now since a) I don't have much time right now, b) it is a...
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    My Prime suspect would still lie in the...

    My Prime suspect would still lie in the FPGA/Flash Memory ICs used. In they were Second Hand/ inofficially "recycled" Chips, it would certainly explain a certain quota of faultiness, even if they...
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    Sticky: Well, look what arrived in the mail yesterday. ...

    Well, look what arrived in the mail yesterday.

    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/608027227514470400/790997547933892608/20201222_184009.jpg

    Guys I'll be working on a review of Paprium over...
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    Well, my package has arrived. Others have alredy...

    Well, my package has arrived. Others have alredy commented on the lavish packaging, which is indeed nice (though my wife was pretty taken aback by the rather garish pink/purple color scheme! :p )....
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    Others have already mentioned this, but the...

    Others have already mentioned this, but the rattling probably means that the metal shielding over the 'Datenmeister' chipset has come loose. Since it apparently doesn't do anything but cover up the...
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    Intel was pretty rigorous in rebranding the chips...

    Intel was pretty rigorous in rebranding the chips from 2017 onwards to Intel PSG though. I would maybe buy into the "there was still new old stock available when he got the chips" argument, but that...
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    Oh, didn't notice that, too many new answers...

    Oh, didn't notice that, too many new answers since I had last checked in. Sorry about that. 🙏
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    Yeah, I admit that maybe I'm just a bit too...

    Yeah, I admit that maybe I'm just a bit too paranoid about stuff like this. I actually worked on a series of feature reports on "plagiarized" Chips for an electronics magazine back in 2017/2018 and...
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    Not sure I buy into the "he had it on stock since...

    Not sure I buy into the "he had it on stock since 2017" theory; My guess is he sourced it from some second hand online vendor.



    That's why I believe in the "second hand" theory: I've...
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