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    So this is how I spent my evening.

    I received a Saturn from paradroid today and decided I'd attempt a switchless 60hz and region mod.

    Grabbed seb's code and burned to a 16F630 and onto the install.

    Like previous Sega machines it requires removal of some jumpers and replacing them with wire



    There's also a trace to cut and another wire to attach for the 60hz switching.



    Finally attach everything to the pic chip and provide it with +5V and GND.



    All back together and working

    Pal



    US NTSC



    Jap NTSC



    Now just need to wait for the delivery of a modchip
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    Nice one Mike, I have used the same chip and code for the Megadrive

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    Thanks Bas, I've done a few Sega machines with switchless mods now and also a couple of supercic snes consoles. It's just so much neater than switches

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    Very nice Mine has a switch on the back and tbh I'd rather it didn't. The Saturn really is a machine that needs to be region modded as the better games do seem to be NTSC

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    Agreed. Although saying that, my old Hitachi is very much PAL only and I still play a lot of JAP games at 50Hz. 60Hz is certainly the better option.

    That's a point. Dunno if I should start a new thread, but is it out of the question to add NTSC modes to an ancient PAL TV? This one has wood on. Actual wood.

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    They don't build em like they used to

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    Modchip arrived and fitted



    Pal game



    US Game



    Jap Game




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    Nice work!

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    Sweet work again Mike, Batsugun is one of my favorite bullet hell games ever. just brilliant.
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    Nice work! Looks good.

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