Saturn burning problem: Getting no music...

Ginsu Victim

New Member
I just traded my model two for a model one just to make swapping easier. So now I'm really getting started on burning Saturn games (since the model two swap was a pain in the ass, I never bothered).

Well, I swap the original VF2 for a copy of VF2 and it works great, but if I swap with any other disc (I used the Bootleg Sampler and NiGHTs), I don't get music in VF2.

Any burning tip that would help solve this?
 

mtxblau

Mid Boss
As far as I can tell, this isn't a burning problem by any stretch of the imagination.

Maybe it's just me, but the swapping technique isn't all that different between model 1 and 2. Model 1 gives you a flashing light so you know when to swap, model 2 you need to listen to the sounds. In any event...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but what I think you're doing is leaving the original game in the drive until after the security check is done, then putting in the copy. In which case, that's not how you do it, and I'm surprised you got other games to work (even w/o sound).

So, the first time through, it gets the info on the CD, then finds the label, then starts the game. Here you need to note that after the security check, it's not checking the game again, it's going right into the game. So, if you put VF in and then switch it (without doing the swap properly) then the Saturn is thinking that you're going to play VF, and NOT Nights, or what have you.

In sum, you need to put the copy in, switch in when it wants to check the security ring, and then switch again to play the game. Otherwise, you'll have a lot of problems trying to play anything other than VF. Further, I don't think model 1 makes it that much easier that model 2, but that's just me. It takes a little practice. If anything, you'll have one heck of a time trying to mod that Model 1.

Hope this helps.

EDIT - I just noticed that you were swapping original copies of Nights and the sampler and VF2 in. Not much changes, except when you leave Nights in, the Saturn thinks it's going to play Nights and not VF2. Same w/ the Sampler. You still need to master the swap trick, which is: copy -> original -> copy.
 

Ginsu Victim

New Member
THANKS!

I was reading an older FAQ that's been on my hard drive for about 3 years. It said single swap. I went to SX's Misc section and read up on the proper technique and it works great.

Thanks again. (Man, I feel stupid.....well, it's not my fault...Stupid old FAQ....)
 

ExCyber

Staff member
Further, I don't think model 1 makes it that much easier that model 2, but that's just me.
It really depends on which actual board revision your "model 2" (there's really no such thing as "model 1" and "model 2" Saturn systems, just cases) has. Some of them are extremely picky about the timing.
 
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