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I've been and hunted the net for the info on modding my saturn so i can change regions witha switch....but....on opening my saturn up I find it's a very different board :-(

The board is a PAL, 1995 copyright, with the following stamped on it:

171-7131A

PC BD SATURN MAIN VA PAL SD

837-12135

IC BD SATURN MAIN VA PAL SD

on left to rear of board is a white sticker with AD66 09 0000A2 printed on it. Does anyone know where I can find the needed info so I can mod this?

I have just ordered a 4-in-1 cart from lik-sang...will this remove the need for me to do the mod?

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I have just ordered a 4-in-1 cart from lik-sang...will this remove the need for me to do the mod?
For all practical purposes, yes. The primary exception would be if you needed to use another cart (e.g. a ROM cart for KOF '95 or Ultraman or a Netlink for Virtual On).
 

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how did you ever find a 20 pin mod chip? did you buy it a LONG time ago? or did you just get really lucky?
 

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I didn't - i've ordered a 21pin modchip. This saturn has 21 pins. I think i might have to scan the mainboard and put it up for people to see. Maybe someone can identify it.
 

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once you have a 4 in one cart, you woulnt need to worry about a ram cart because the 4 in 1 is a ram cart, duh
 

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Instead of crap replies like that, try something a little more constructive. FYI there is a difference between RAM and ROM!

I take it that I really don't need to do the region mod as the 4-in1 cart will do all that for me then?

(Edited by Challenge at 10:46 am on Feb. 17, 2002)
 

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yep, you understand correctly

there 3 ways round the country protection

switches modification

patching the bin/iso of the game using satconv (needs a method of booting cdrs, either the swap or a modchip)

or using a par type cart

you would probabbly want the 50/60 switch part of the mod if you wanted to play ntsc games on a pal system though, which can be fitted seperately to the region switches, since the par or patching doesnt alter that

there is a euro version of kof 95 with cart anyway, dont know about ultraman (but ive never seen anyone praising that title, so its probabbly nothing great)
 

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satcovnv should work on almost anything actually

ive found a few times ive needed to add a -r to the end of the command to remove extra letters, but usually its fine

the only game i couldnt get to pathc was nights (i think it may have been a bad rip now though) not that it matters now since i got my original copy from ebay
 
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