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Re: Build Your Own Console!
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2013, 19:58:34 PM »
Processor: Master System
Graphics: MegaDrive
Sound: CD32
Design: Atari VCS
Controller: SNES
Games Library: Playstation
Peripherals: NES


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Storage Medium: Cartridge (is there any other choice?)
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Re: Build Your Own Console!
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2013, 20:07:16 PM »
You can only have each console once, you have Mega Drive twice  :40:

Also you need to state a console for peripherals too, not just the ones you want.

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Re: Build Your Own Console!
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2013, 20:14:29 PM »
Updated
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Re: Build Your Own Console!
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2013, 20:17:02 PM »
I think you made a few mistakes there.

SNES controller & Playstation library?  Yikes.

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Re: Build Your Own Console!
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2013, 20:19:26 PM »
We could only use each console once or it would have all been MegaDrive  :10:
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Re: Build Your Own Console!
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2013, 21:39:07 PM »
Hardware wise, rather than create some kinda Frankenstein abomination, i'm going to just tinker with hardware i think was pretty damn fine as it was, so it's greatest games could have been even better.

So i'm going to go for a Mega Drive, but rip out it's sound chip, put in the Saturn sound chip, just to really mess with the SNES brigade, keep the MD CPU, put in SNES graphics chip (so Mode 7 but this time with a CPU fast enough to handle it without extra DSP chips on cart, plus more colours) and i'm going to have the MS 3D glasses.

MD game libary is superb, ticks all the bases for myself and i've a machine that will age better than say the PS1 or N64, as it's 2D will still look fantastic and games sound fantastic, even on cart.

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Re: Build Your Own Console!
« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2013, 22:05:46 PM »
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Hardware wise, rather than create some kinda Frankenstein abomination, i'm going to just tinker with hardware i think was pretty damn fine as it was, so it's greatest games could have been even better.

So i'm going to go for a Mega Drive, but rip out it's sound chip, put in the Saturn sound chip, just to really mess with the SNES brigade, keep the MD CPU, put in SNES graphics chip (so Mode 7 but this time with a CPU fast enough to handle it without extra DSP chips on cart, plus more colours) and i'm going to have the MS 3D glasses.

MD game libary is superb, ticks all the bases for myself and i've a machine that will age better than say the PS1 or N64, as it's 2D will still look fantastic and games sound fantastic, even on cart.

Very nice but not what I asked :3:

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Re: Build Your Own Console!
« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2013, 22:21:25 PM »
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Hardware wise, rather than create some kinda Frankenstein abomination, i'm going to just tinker with hardware i think was pretty damn fine as it was, so it's greatest games could have been even better.

So i'm going to go for a Mega Drive, but rip out it's sound chip, put in the Saturn sound chip, just to really mess with the SNES brigade, keep the MD CPU, put in SNES graphics chip (so Mode 7 but this time with a CPU fast enough to handle it without extra DSP chips on cart, plus more colours) and i'm going to have the MS 3D glasses.

MD game libary is superb, ticks all the bases for myself and i've a machine that will age better than say the PS1 or N64, as it's 2D will still look fantastic and games sound fantastic, even on cart.

Very nice but not what I asked :3:

:-) Ex-engineer so i'm designing something that will actually run the libary i want, but adress it's weaknesses, if i cannot have the MD libary of games, then i'd opt for:

MD CPU, SNES GPU, Saturn Soundchip, MS 3D Glasses, PC Eng libary and....Neo geo controller.

Nothing used more than once, nothing later than Saturn

Storage would be high capacity Ram carts.

And i'd house it all in the Jaguar Duo casing.

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Re: Build Your Own Console!
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2013, 22:23:04 PM »
Assuming that no modifcations could be done (using different controllers or anything) which of the suggested systems would you actually buy?

I think the ones that I'd consider would be Laird's SegAtari Mega System and Minerals' Sega Megacast CD.

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Re: Build Your Own Console!
« Reply #39 on: June 25, 2013, 22:22:05 PM »
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Assuming that no modifcations could be done (using different controllers or anything) which of the suggested systems would you actually buy?

I think the ones that I'd consider would be Laird's SegAtari Mega System and Minerals' Sega Megacast CD.

Maybe I should do a Kickstarter!  :21:

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Re: Build Your Own Console!
« Reply #40 on: June 25, 2013, 22:57:58 PM »
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Assuming that no modifcations could be done (using different controllers or anything) which of the suggested systems would you actually buy?

I think the ones that I'd consider would be Laird's SegAtari Mega System and Minerals' Sega Megacast CD.

Maybe I should do a Kickstarter!  :24:
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Re: Build Your Own Console!
« Reply #41 on: July 06, 2013, 14:28:31 PM »
Processor: TT
Graphics: Jaguar II Oberon
Sound: Dual Atari 5200
Design: Nuon
Controller: All Atari 2600 controllers all in one neat package.... yes ... including the keypad
Games Library: Atari 8 bit computers
Peripherals: Jaguar

Category: 64 bit
Storage Medium: Blue Ray
Name: The Atari FU ALL :4:

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Re: Build Your Own Console!
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2013, 15:24:21 PM »
I just found this great article from The One magazine where they design their own ultimate console:




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Re: Build Your Own Console!
« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2013, 16:35:04 PM »
A lot of talk about VR on this! 
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