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Region Mod

Discussion in 'Saturn' started by Challenge, Feb 16, 2002.

  1. Challenge

    Challenge New Member

    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?

    Cheers.
     
  2. ExCyber

    ExCyber Staff Member

    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).
     
  3. CrazyTaxi

    CrazyTaxi New Member

    I have the modchip/switch in my saturn. =) (model 1)
     
  4. Supergrom

    Supergrom Member

    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?
     
  5. Challenge

    Challenge New Member

    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.
     
  6. SegaSaturnDDR

    SegaSaturnDDR New Member

    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
     
  7. Challenge

    Challenge New Member

    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)
     
  8. megametalgreymon

    megametalgreymon New Member

    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)
     
  9. Challenge

    Challenge New Member

    I tried satconv, and booted using swaptrick...i take it satconv does not work on all games??
     
  10. megametalgreymon

    megametalgreymon New Member

    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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