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Ratamahatta

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Can anyone in here atually tell me the differences in the arcade cards (HuCards) for the duo and cd systems? I know that they let you play some of the more demanding games, but are they basically like the ram cart for the saturn and such?
 

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Apparently, the Arcade Card for the original CD-ROM system has 18 megabits of RAM, and the Arcade Card Duo has 16 megabits of RAM (but the Super CD System / Duo has 2Megabits more, so the total is the same). I've also heard that there was onboard addressing hardware that was used for fast multiply/divide operations.
 

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I'm pretty sure you're thinking of CD System cards. AFAIK there were only two Arcade Cards - the Arcade Card Pro (for original CD Systems) and the Arcade Card Duo (for Super CD System and Duo).
 

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The CD System cards essentially contain the BIOS for the CD system (I'm not sure, but I guess this would have to be duplicated on the Arcade Card Pro as well). AFAIK, they're only necessary for a PC-Engine/TG16 with the original CD-ROM add-on, as the Super CD-ROM add-on and Duo have a version 3 BIOS built in.
 

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You can also use the Arcade Card Pro on your Turbo Duo, just incase you are wondering. I was surprised how well the Neo-Geo games look on the Duo, Fatal Fury Special for the Arcade Card blows away the Sega CD's version.
 
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