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    In the official MODE videos you can see the carts in the cart slot. They also said since the initial announcement that every game works in everyway.
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    Here's an answer Prof. A. gave on Patreon to the whole cost thing...

    I'll do a bit of a FAQ on this announcement in the coming days, but in the mean time, some exposition. Exact costs aside, the markup is needed in part to cover the production ramp. I've diligently saved every dollar from Patreon - separate bank accounts and everything - and it's not nearly enough to make a big batch. Right now I'm putting in orders for the longer lead time items, and then I need sales to buy parts, sort out manufacture, pay the logistics people... If the Satiators were priced at cost, I'd be stuck doing them in series, and it'd take 6 months to a year to cover the Patreon orders. As it is I am looking at dipping into my personal savings to complete the next batch promptly.
    In terms of the discount, he did $15 as an average because his web store wouldn't allow multiple values. Apparently he spent a day coming up with a personalized value instead dependent on length of support. Look folks the price is what it is. He gave up the idea of assembling these himself a long time ago. COVID has thrown a wrench in his plans, making it likely that he has to put a lot of money up front now. Patreon is a tip platform, it is not kickstarter, which is why I did not participate. Had he put up product rewards up front, I would have. He did not, and anyone part of Patreon should have understood this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wowsux133 View Post
    I think I saw what Zyrob was talking about, the guy installed the MODE wrong and that's why he was having issues with it partially blocking the cart slot.
    Ah, okay, so that was it. My mistake.

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    It should also be noted that MODE also allows you to use the MPEG Cart, unlike this offering .
    Who gives a shit? There's something like twelve discs that use it for slightly better video (of which half are demo cds and have the video content up on Youtube), and a re-release of Lunar that requires it. They are all curiosities at best. If you want to watch your HK porno video CDs, you can still remove the satiator and put the MPEG card back in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zyrobs View Post
    Ah, okay, so that was it. My mistake.


    Who gives a shit? There's something like twelve discs that use it for slightly better video (of which half are demo cds and have the video content up on Youtube), and a re-release of Lunar that requires it. They are all curiosities at best. If you want to watch your HK porno video CDs, you can still remove the satiator and put the MPEG card back in.
    It would suck if the most expensive Mega Drive flashcart couldn't play Phantasy Star IV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Tiger View Post
    It would suck if the most expensive Mega Drive flashcart couldn't play Phantasy Star IV.
    More like if it couldn't play one single game on a Mega Games 6 cartridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zyrobs View Post
    Who gives a shit? .
    Some might, more so if you want to be the complete Saturn nerd or perv (for Wangan Dead Heat) and have every Saturn title on your Harddrive or SSD. I quite enjoy Gun Griffon and it's intro MPEG to this very day.
    Let's also remember with MODE inside your Saturn is become all-region, so no worries on Japanese games that only have the MPEG Code, unlike Pal Gun Griffon. Take out the Satiator and you're Saturn isn't all-region is it?


    MODE is for me the better and cheaper option
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    Quote Originally Posted by wowsux133 View Post
    I think I saw what Zyrob was talking about, the guy installed the MODE wrong and that's why he was having issues with it partially blocking the cart slot.
    I'm at a loss how anyone can make that mistake TBH. It's not hard to install and if you have also have a lot of freedom to move the MODE around before you use the sticky feet, you haven't even got to use them. I haven't since, as I will be taking my MODE out and placing in an SSD drive instead of my old Laptop Harddrive I currently use when hopefully Amason have some nice offers on Prime day.
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    Surely with all the folks in heat about couple-minute several-gigabyte videos on Genesis, there's someone who insists on burning all their movies as VCD and watching them on the Saturn. That at least has watchable quality and enough colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roce View Post
    Surely with all the folks in heat about couple-minute several-gigabyte videos on Genesis, there's someone who insists on burning all their movies as VCD and watching them on the Saturn. That at least has watchable quality and enough colors.
    VCDs play in modern DVD players though, and they aren't really watchable anymore compared to HD videos. Even DivX encodes of DVDs have significantly better quality. About the only VCD worth watching are those which didn't get HD releases, but the only one I can think of are the original cuts to Star Wars 4-6, and I'm not even sure about those. I know they were on Laserdisc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roce View Post
    Surely with all the folks in heat about couple-minute several-gigabyte videos on Genesis, there's someone who insists on burning all their movies as VCD and watching them on the Saturn. That at least has watchable quality and enough colors.
    I watched Drunken Master II for the 1st time via Video CD on the Saturn way back when in the day. Still have it too LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by zyrobs View Post
    More like if it couldn't play one single game on a Mega Games 6 cartridge.
    That would the equivalent of 283 unsupported Saturn games.

    Why do you irrationally hate Silver Star Story and the Satiator so much?
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    There's always going to be someone that'll want to play the games in the fullest experience possible, may it be with improved FMV - or the games that require it. What's wrong with that?
    This doesn't even have anything to do with VCD movies.
    Anyway, it was known from the get-go that Satiator is occupying the slot. For those that care the Rhea/Phoebe/MODE was the only other option.

    I installed MODE the other week in my brothers Saturn, the drive in his V0 JP Saturn was dying. It couldn't even get through a session of Fighters Megamix without the CD giving up mid match.
    I couldn't care less about gutting a dying drive at that point.

    It's great we've got options. I hope Prof. Abrasive gets through this logistics mess of all this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Tiger View Post
    That would the equivalent of 283 unsupported Saturn games.
    I really wonder how your math added up on that, 1 re-release of a Megadrive game equalling the entire US Saturn library.

    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Tiger View Post
    Why do you irrationally hate Silver Star Story and the Satiator so much?
    I think you are confusing me with someone else, I'm actually looking forward for the Satiator because I want to see apps that use the SD Card and USB connector.

    As for Lunar, I don't hate it, I just find it pointless to worry about the MPEG version of it when you can play at least 3 or 4 other versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zyrobs View Post
    VCDs play in modern DVD players though, and they aren't really watchable anymore compared to HD videos. Even DivX encodes of DVDs have significantly better quality. About the only VCD worth watching are those which didn't get HD releases, but the only one I can think of are the original cuts to Star Wars 4-6, and I'm not even sure about those. I know they were on Laserdisc.
    Lucasfilm did a DVD release of the original theatrical releases a little over 10 years ago. I got 4, with the comic book from Walmart for $20, when they came out.
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    Honestly I'm with zyrobs on this one. If you want to use the MPEG card just remove the Satiator and put the MPEG card back in and use your discs. That's much easier to do with the Satiator than with the MODE. Satiator at least works alongside the disc drive instead of replacing the disc drive. In my opinion it's a much more elegant solution as it allows you to still play discs while the drive still works. It's easily removable too so you can just swap the MPEG card back in if you want to play MPEG games.

    Finally, for what it's worth I've been working on the Lunar Silver Star Story Translation effort and we've already improved the original Cinepak FMV quality:





    The original Saturn FMVs were 232x152, PS1's are I think 238x192. These ones for the patch are 288x200.
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