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So, let's talk Sega Saturn.

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  • mr jonesmr jones Registered User regular
    edited January 2005
    I'll add to this, too. US games only:

    Astal - cheap everywhere, its a great 2D action platformer. Just get ready for some pixely cutscene videos.

    Bomberman - make no mistake - this is THE Bomberman to have. Hunt it down if you like Bomberman AT ALL.

    Darius Gaiden - horizontal shooter - sorta pixely, but fun if you enjoy Darius. Fishies galore.

    Dragon Force - just in case those pictures earlier didn't convince you let me say it - if you can get it, GET IT.

    Galactic Attack - vertical shooter - prequel to Raystorm. One of the better 2D shooters actually released in the US.

    Magic Knight Rayearth - if you can handle Working Design's bad humor, this is a fun RPG - short enough to play, then go back to the current gen of games.

    Powerslave - first person shooter - one of the few "3D" games on the saturn that I can still play. Good story, decent effects, and tight control.

    Rayman - Beautiful game. And its not easy, either. If you can handle getting your ass kicked by a cute game, get this. It IS better than the PSX version, too.

    Street Fighter Alpha 2 - its the saturn controller that makes me like this game as much as I do. STILL holds up well.

  • Nfinit VylenceNfinit Vylence Registered User
    edited January 2005
    Something about the Saturn I've never been able to understand--

    Why did all the FMV stuff suck so badly? I mean, the PS1 was smooth as a TV broadcast, while Saturn FMV scenes looked like something that got caught between the Sega CD and 3d0.

    The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there's little good evidence. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides. -- Carl Sagan

    For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love. -- Also Carl Sagan
  • BenMCOBBenMCOB Registered User regular
    edited January 2005
    I might as well post opinions on some of my meager collection.

    Panzer Dragoon Zwei - Out of the original Panzer Dragoon and this one, Panzer Dragoon Zwei is the clear winner. For those unfortunate people who haven't played or heard of the Panzer Dragoon games it's a 3D-shooter on Dragonback with different routes through each level, a dragon that morphs when you earn enough points, and homing laserbeam attacks (seriously, more games need homing laserbeam attacks). It's one hell of a shooter and doesn't cost too much either.

    Panzer Dragoon Saga - Pretty good RPG with a fairly unique battle system. There's not much I can think of to say about think to say about this since I've just got up and I'm in a hurry to get to uni, but you might want to try and track down the demo version (It's just disk 1) before splashing out on the full ting.

    Snatcher - A cyberpunk style adventure game made by Hideo Kojima. It's in Japanese only so unless you can understand japanese, have a friend willing to translate, or have played through it before you might want to skip on it. It's pretty much all story with the occasional action scene so unless you can understand the story it's not really worth getting. Much nicer artwork compared to the Sega CD version too.

    Sonic Jam - I think this has already been covered, but its pretty much sonic 1, 2, 3 and Sonic and Knuckles and their plug in variations. And a huge 3D world to wander around in, complete with character bios, sonic's history and videos. Pretty good if you don't already have access to the sonic games already.

    Space Hulk: Vengeance of the Blood Angels - If you've played either this or the original on the PC then you know what to expect. For the uninformed it's a squadbased FPS-style game where you have to naviagate your team of Terminators through lots of corridors with Genestealers bursting out at you from all sides. Originally I only got this because I saw it cheap on ebay, my PC copy didn't play so well, and I wanted to flesh out my saturn collection but I ended up being surprised at how well ported it was. The gameplay was smooth and flowed wonderfully and contains everything the PC version had. If you're a Warhammer 40k fan you might want to track it down somewhere. It goes at a suprisingly low price on ebay too.

    Virtua Cop 2 - I'd like to say something about this but unfortunately the gun that came with my copy doesn't work well... All I can really say is that there's few other cops who can reload so often and so quickly in face of danger. Playing it with the controller just doesn't feel right...

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  • Bouncing_SoulBouncing_Soul Registered User
    edited January 2005
    I've still got my Saturn from the holiday season it was released for what, $300? Crikey...
    The only games I still have for it are NiGHTS w/ the 3D controller, Dragon Force, and Steep Slope Sliders (hey it was a good snowboarding game). I traded Virtua Fighter 2 and Virtual On for Dragon Force with a friend of mine, we kinda ended up losing touch and not trading back. I'm not sure if I would rather keep Dragon Force or have Virtua Fighter 2 and Virtual On back, I love those two games. I wish they would somehow get made for Xbox.

    Edit: Damn you whoever posted that Sega Parts link. Now I can by Daytona, Virtua Fighter 2, and Virtual On. $30 seems kinda steep though...

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  • StriderEdgeStriderEdge Registered User
    edited January 2005
    Edit: Damn you whoever posted that Sega Parts link. Now I can by Daytona, Virtua Fighter 2, and Virtual On. $30 seems kinda steep though...

    You should just ebay those... Sega Parts doesn't have many good deals on there. So far the only good ones I've known about are Bomberman ($30), Shining Force 3 CD ONLY ($30... considering its rarity its still a decent find even without the case and booklet), Shining the Holy Ark ($40), and at one point they were selling Twin Sticks for $50 a pop... then IGN published a story stating that they had Twin Sticks, and they disapeared in a matter of hours.

    Really though those 3 games are pretty easy to find. On Ebay Virtual On would probally be the most expensive at about $10-$15. Daytona is really cheap... I bought the 3 pack (virtua cop, virtua fighter, and daytona) for $1 plus shipping.

  • DiscoalucardXDiscoalucardX Registered User
    edited January 2005
    Are there any translation guides for panzer dragoon saga around? I've got a chance to jump on an import copy.

    I'm guessing it's not going to be worth it

    Don't get it. The Japanese PD Saga won't work with an American Saturn, even with a converter cartridge.

  • DiscoalucardXDiscoalucardX Registered User
    edited January 2005
  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited January 2005
    An often overlooked multiplayer game for the Saturn: Death Tank Zwei.

    Why is it overlooked? Because of the methods needed to unlock it.

    Method 1: Get Duke Nukem 3D. Play through the game and break every single toilet. It'll be unlocked on the main menu for Duke 3D.

    Method 2: Get Quake and Duke Nukem 3D. Get a Quake save on your Saturn memory. The next time you start up Duke Nukem 3D, you'll have Death Tank Zwei on the main menu.

    Here's a link, because the pic didn't link properly.

    It's a 7-player Scorched Earth clone, except it's in real time. It's amazingly fun.

  • SixfortyfiveSixfortyfive Registered User
    edited January 2005
    Something about the Saturn I've never been able to understand--

    Why did all the FMV stuff suck so badly? I mean, the PS1 was smooth as a TV broadcast, while Saturn FMV scenes looked like something that got caught between the Sega CD and 3d0.

    Lousy video codecs.

    Most Saturn FMV was Cinepak video, which is absolutely horrendous more often than not. After a while, more devs started using Duck Truemotion, which was considerably better.

    A select few games make use of an MPEG/VCD card that you could purchase separately. This was never released in the US though, and no North American games utilize it. The only JP game I can think of off the top of my head that used it was a special edition of Lunar Silver Star Story.

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  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited January 2005
    SteevL wrote:
    An often overlooked multiplayer game for the Saturn: Death Tank Zwei.

    Why is it overlooked? Because of the methods needed to unlock it.

    Method 1: Get Duke Nukem 3D. Play through the game and break every single toilet. It'll be unlocked on the main menu for Duke 3D.

    Method 2: Get Quake and Duke Nukem 3D. Get a Quake save on your Saturn memory. The next time you start up Duke Nukem 3D, you'll have Death Tank Zwei on the main menu.

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    It's a 7-player Scorched Earth clone, except it's in real time. It's amazingly fun.

    You could also unlock it via just Powerslave. A friend of mine with a Saturn did.

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  • SpikedFreakSpikedFreak Registered User regular
    edited January 2005
    Are there any translation guides for panzer dragoon saga around? I've got a chance to jump on an import copy.

    I'm guessing it's not going to be worth it

    Don't get it. The Japanese PD Saga won't work with an American Saturn, even with a converter cartridge.

    Didn't buy it, but this statement has peaked my curiosity.

  • XieflowXieflow Registered User
    edited January 2005
    XieflowX wrote:
    Monoxide wrote:
    Some (most) of you had or have at one point owned a Sega Saturn. I did, and it was lost in a flood. In a bout of nostalgia, I recently ordered another one, which should be here later this week. Now, aside from the utterly obvious choices, I'm at a loss to remember a majority of the games that made the Saturn worthwhile. So, discuss. What memories do you have of the Saturn's game library? Japanese or USA games are fine, I just can't remember what's good.
    Where did you order it?

    AFAIK, none of the major game stores carry it or any of its games.

    Target doesn't know they sell things on the internet.
    :roll:

    "Ordering" suggests there is a store that has the item in stock. If he got it off eBay or something, it's not "ordering". If he bought it from a small store or something, it's not one I'm likely to know, hence why I asked.

    Asshole.

    I guess there is no such thing as an online retailer, or online shop that you can order things from, then? Play-asia, NCSX, videogamedepot, et cetera don't exist then? The kind of shops a lot of people on the forums use and talk about for older games and imports? And it doesn't matter because he did order it off ebay, anyways.

  • XieflowXieflow Registered User
    edited January 2005
    Are there any translation guides for panzer dragoon saga around? I've got a chance to jump on an import copy.

    I'm guessing it's not going to be worth it

    Don't get it. The Japanese PD Saga won't work with an American Saturn, even with a converter cartridge.[\b]

    Didn't buy it, but this statement has peaked my curiosity.

    Multidisc imports supposedly do not run after the first disc on a Saturn that is not of their original region with the import carts (you can either get a straight up import cart to put in your cartridge slot, or something like an Action Replay 4M which does import, save, and the 1 MB and 4 MB ram)

    I've heard there are other ways to get imports to run on a Saturn that isn't the region of the import, but I also hear they are a pain in the ass.

    Right now there are a few copies of Panzer Dragoon Azel on ebay in eBay stores for about $20 - $25 before shipping (one of them has $6 shipping, another has $7 for the cheapest). Then you can either figure out yourself how to get your Saturn to run multidisc imports, nab a Japanese Saturn, or ask the eBay seller or wherever else you buy it from for any suggestions.

    And it looks like GameFAQs doesn't have translation guides, but it does have walkthroughs, which usually cover enough to work as ok translation guides.

  • Robo BeatRobo Beat Registered User
    edited January 2005
    XieflowX wrote:
    Are there any translation guides for panzer dragoon saga around? I've got a chance to jump on an import copy.

    I'm guessing it's not going to be worth it

    Don't get it. The Japanese PD Saga won't work with an American Saturn, even with a converter cartridge.[\b]

    Didn't buy it, but this statement has peaked my curiosity.

    Multidisc imports supposedly do not run after the first disc on a Saturn that is not of their original region with the import carts (you can either get a straight up import cart to put in your cartridge slot, or something like an Action Replay 4M which does import, save, and the 1 MB and 4 MB ram)

    I've heard there are other ways to get imports to run on a Saturn that isn't the region of the import, but I also hear they are a pain in the ass.

    Right now there are a few copies of Panzer Dragoon Azel on ebay in eBay stores for about $20 - $25 before shipping (one of them has $6 shipping, another has $7 for the cheapest). Then you can either figure out yourself how to get your Saturn to run multidisc imports, nab a Japanese Saturn, or ask the eBay seller or wherever else you buy it from for any suggestions.

    And it looks like GameFAQs doesn't have translation guides, but it does have walkthroughs, which usually cover enough to work as ok translation guides.

    There's a way to do a hard-wired region mod. That's what I did. I wonder if that would have the same problem as a cart.

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  • Robo BeatRobo Beat Registered User
    edited January 2005
    XieflowX wrote:
    Are there any translation guides for panzer dragoon saga around? I've got a chance to jump on an import copy.

    I'm guessing it's not going to be worth it

    Don't get it. The Japanese PD Saga won't work with an American Saturn, even with a converter cartridge.[\b]

    Didn't buy it, but this statement has peaked my curiosity.

    Multidisc imports supposedly do not run after the first disc on a Saturn that is not of their original region with the import carts (you can either get a straight up import cart to put in your cartridge slot, or something like an Action Replay 4M which does import, save, and the 1 MB and 4 MB ram)

    I've heard there are other ways to get imports to run on a Saturn that isn't the region of the import, but I also hear they are a pain in the ass.

    Right now there are a few copies of Panzer Dragoon Azel on ebay in eBay stores for about $20 - $25 before shipping (one of them has $6 shipping, another has $7 for the cheapest). Then you can either figure out yourself how to get your Saturn to run multidisc imports, nab a Japanese Saturn, or ask the eBay seller or wherever else you buy it from for any suggestions.

    And it looks like GameFAQs doesn't have translation guides, but it does have walkthroughs, which usually cover enough to work as ok translation guides.

    There's a way to do a hard-wired region mod. That's what I did. I wonder if that would have the same problem as a cart.

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  • SixfortyfiveSixfortyfive Registered User
    edited January 2005
    Robo Beat wrote:
    XieflowX wrote:
    Are there any translation guides for panzer dragoon saga around? I've got a chance to jump on an import copy.

    I'm guessing it's not going to be worth it

    Don't get it. The Japanese PD Saga won't work with an American Saturn, even with a converter cartridge.

    Didn't buy it, but this statement has peaked my curiosity.

    Multidisc imports supposedly do not run after the first disc on a Saturn that is not of their original region with the import carts (you can either get a straight up import cart to put in your cartridge slot, or something like an Action Replay 4M which does import, save, and the 1 MB and 4 MB ram)

    I've heard there are other ways to get imports to run on a Saturn that isn't the region of the import, but I also hear they are a pain in the ass.

    Right now there are a few copies of Panzer Dragoon Azel on ebay in eBay stores for about $20 - $25 before shipping (one of them has $6 shipping, another has $7 for the cheapest). Then you can either figure out yourself how to get your Saturn to run multidisc imports, nab a Japanese Saturn, or ask the eBay seller or wherever else you buy it from for any suggestions.

    And it looks like GameFAQs doesn't have translation guides, but it does have walkthroughs, which usually cover enough to work as ok translation guides.

    There's a way to do a hard-wired region mod. That's what I did. I wonder if that would have the same problem as a cart.

    Truth and lies colored appropriately.

    All versions of Panzer Dragoon Saga are specifically coded to not work if a 3rd party cartridge is inserted into the system, regardless of what region system it is. If you try to play the US version of PD Saga on a US Saturn, but have a Pro Action Replay or similar cartridge inserted into the cartridge slot when you turn on the system, the game will display a message asking you to turn off the Saturn and remove the cartridge.

    They're may be *some* multidisc import games that cause problems after disc 1, but it's not a rule. I can play disc 2 of JP Sakura Wars on my US system with a PAR 4-in-1 just fine.

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  • XieflowXieflow Registered User
    edited January 2005
    Robo Beat wrote:
    XieflowX wrote:
    Are there any translation guides for panzer dragoon saga around? I've got a chance to jump on an import copy.

    I'm guessing it's not going to be worth it

    Don't get it. The Japanese PD Saga won't work with an American Saturn, even with a converter cartridge.

    Didn't buy it, but this statement has peaked my curiosity.

    Multidisc imports supposedly do not run after the first disc on a Saturn that is not of their original region with the import carts (you can either get a straight up import cart to put in your cartridge slot, or something like an Action Replay 4M which does import, save, and the 1 MB and 4 MB ram)

    I've heard there are other ways to get imports to run on a Saturn that isn't the region of the import, but I also hear they are a pain in the ass.

    Right now there are a few copies of Panzer Dragoon Azel on ebay in eBay stores for about $20 - $25 before shipping (one of them has $6 shipping, another has $7 for the cheapest). Then you can either figure out yourself how to get your Saturn to run multidisc imports, nab a Japanese Saturn, or ask the eBay seller or wherever else you buy it from for any suggestions.

    And it looks like GameFAQs doesn't have translation guides, but it does have walkthroughs, which usually cover enough to work as ok translation guides.

    There's a way to do a hard-wired region mod. That's what I did. I wonder if that would have the same problem as a cart.

    Truth and lies colored appropriately.

    All versions of Panzer Dragoon Saga are specifically coded to not work if a 3rd party cartridge is inserted into the system, regardless of what region system it is. If you try to play the US version of PD Saga on a US Saturn, but have a Pro Action Replay or similar cartridge inserted into the cartridge slot when you turn on the system, the game will display a message asking you to turn off the Saturn and remove the cartridge.

    They're may be *some* multidisc import games that cause problems after disc 1, but it's not a rule. I can play disc 2 of JP Sakura Wars on my US system with a PAR 4-in-1 just fine.

    I wasn't talking about PDS specifically with that statement... that's why I said multidisc games and not just PDS...

  • Voices_of_RyanVoices_of_Ryan Registered User
    edited January 2005
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    Rayman, this is a MUST OWN, for any sega saturn owner, amazing.
    Fighters Megamix, bit hard to find. But DAMN it's good.
    Virtua Fighter Kids, Almost better than vf2
    Nights, Come on, it's nights...
    Dark Legend, one of the few 2d fighters to be released over HERE
    Croc #1, Excellent platformer
    Astal, While not NEAR as good as rayman, still decent
    Last Bronx, if you really want a 3d weapons fighter, get it.
    Shining Force 3, Domestic or Japanese (3 parts to the japanese, domestic had only the 1st), it's shining force... nuff said.


    Periferials: if you can find it, get the ram cart for japanese games like King of fighters. MPEG Carts allows you to play VCDS and Lunar the Silver Star, also it was only released in japan. 3D Controller, comes with boxer Nights set, or just alone. Either way.

    And if you can FIND ONE, get an S-VIDEO cable, they're hard to come by anymore, but if you find one. Hold it like your baby.

    Now myself personaly, I have about 60 games for my saturn and those are amoung my absolute favorites.

    Hope you enjoy them too : ).

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  • dragonsamadragonsama Registered User regular
    edited January 2005
    Ok as far as Saturn stuff at Retial check game crazy. Every once in a while they will have some Saturn stuff there.

    Some great games to pick up for it will be

    King of fighters 95, 96, 97 : just short of the Neo-Geo versions these are arcade perfect and a blast to play

    Night warriors Darkstalkers Revenge: much better than the PSX port of Darkstalkers 1. This is great but not as great as…

    Vampire Savior: Much better frame rates then the PSX Darkstalkers 3. The best version of the game save the Dreamcast one.

    X-Men Vs Street fighter: Still great after all these years

    Pretty Fighter X: and all girls fighter that has so-so controls. It is not terrible but not great either. The novelty of playing as a super powered school girl Vs a waitress that can kick your ass is pretty good the go on to take on the boss who is a psycho nun is a lot of fun. It has FVM endings that pretty funny as well.

    Magic Knight Rayearth: this was the last game released for the Saturn in the US. It is a pretty good Zelda style clone. You play as all 3 girls Hikaru, Umi and fuu at once and each one of the girls have different weapon and magic abilities. It was a decent game.

    Mega Man 8: has two bonus boss encounters with e Wood man and Cut man that are not in the PSX or Mega Man: Anniversary Collection versions.

    Mega Man X4: pretty much the same as the PSX version as far as I remember.

    Street fighter alpha 1,2,3 the best versions of these one a home system.

    Street Fighter the movie: Don’t laugh. It is cheesy but a somewhat fun fighter.

    Street fighter collection: plays great on the Saturn it is an arcade perfect port.

    Panzer Dragoon Saga: A very good RPG and definitely worth whatever it is fetching on E-bay now.

    Castlevania Symphony of the night: Better than the PSX version by far and you can play as Maria as well.

    Dragon Force: Is just awesome seeing 200 guys clashing all at once and shouting out orders at them is awesome.

    Guardian heroes: Another most own for the Saturn. The single player is great. It has multiple endings and the multi player in it is a ton of fun.

    Saturn bomberman: the best bomberman ever. Plus I love how they put Bonk in the game as a tribute to him.

    Virtua Fighter 2. The best 3D fighter for the Saturn next to..

    Fighters Megamix: Take everyone from Fighting Vipers pit them against everyone form Virtua fighter and add in things like the girl form Virtua cop and the car form Daytona.

    Nights!: Get it. Best Saturn game ever.

    Sonic R: was supposed to be Sega’s answer to Mario Kart. It was poorly done and not too fun. Although Playing as Mecha sonic was a plus after you unlock him

    Sonic 3D blast: Best looking version of this even if the game is incredibly average and not a real sonic game.

    Sonic Jam: You will get more game play from Sonic Mega collection for PS2 or X-box but he bonus features in this are much better.

    Virtua Cop 1,2 a great place to get your shooting fix. Next to

    House of the dead. Another good shooter.

    Duke Nukem 3D: if you don’t already have this for your PC this port is the best one I have seen.

    Daytona USA: Great Racing action but for god sakes turn the music off it will drive you insane.

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    edited January 2005
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  • SpikedFreakSpikedFreak Registered User regular
    edited January 2005
    This thread shall not die
    1.6 I can't get Panzer Dragoon Saga working on the cart!

    This game features some protection to stop people from cheating. There is a
    code to get around this however. Create a new code on the cartride using the
    following as the master code -

    F6000914 C305
    B6002800 0000

    And the following as the cheat code itself -

    06002EB0 0009

    This should allow all 4 discs to boot with a cart in the slot flawlessly,
    preventing wear and tear. I have only tried this on a PAL copy. I read it may
    not work on the Japanese version, but I cannot vouch for this.

    Can anybody test this?

  • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited January 2005
    You know, all this talk about Dragon Force makes me want to play it. You guys just about got me into playing my copy.

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  • AnakinOUAnakinOU Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    Thanks, SteevL, for mentioning the GLORY that is Death Tank Zwei. It still gets monthly (at least) play at my house. It's the deafult half-time entertainment during football season.

    And whomever mentioned Dark Savior, yes it is worth picking up. A (frustrating at times) 3D action-ish RPG. That you play through 5 times to get the full story. :)

    And curse you, SOA, for never giving us Parts 2 & 3 of SF3.

  • AnglachelAnglachel Registered User
    edited March 2005
    I just played Radiant Silvergun for the first time last week at a buddy's house...I got owned. Badly, at that. We were proudly playing 'Normal' mode, and I remember after killing like 8 bosses, my buddy was like" "OK, now for level 2". I did not survive Level 2, after about 12 tries.
    It was fantastik.

    I like the way that game plays even more than Ikaruga, I think (all those weapons)...and it really made me give thanks (for the umpteenth time) for Treasure.

    Also played Bomberman, but sadly not in multiplayer mode...we went about the two player quest thingy...decent fun.
    Between us, we have like 6 controllers and two multitaps, so the option is there in the future.

    Anyway, I see that I must return to ebay and get my hands on a 4 in 1 Memory Card Cart Combo...I'm lacking one, and obviously cannot depend on system backup.
    That, and Astal.

    Gawd, I wish they released Snatcher here (outside of the Sega CD one).

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  • GryphonGryphon Registered User
    edited March 2005
    I only had a few games for my Saturn: Virtua Fighter 2, FIFA, and some game where you run around as a little crocodile, I forgot its name.

    Edit: Oh wait, I remember I had some more... Runningman, Robotica, and one more which I can't recall.

  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    This thread shall not die
    1.6 I can't get Panzer Dragoon Saga working on the cart!

    This game features some protection to stop people from cheating. There is a
    code to get around this however. Create a new code on the cartride using the
    following as the master code -

    F6000914 C305
    B6002800 0000

    And the following as the cheat code itself -

    06002EB0 0009

    This should allow all 4 discs to boot with a cart in the slot flawlessly,
    preventing wear and tear. I have only tried this on a PAL copy. I read it may
    not work on the Japanese version, but I cannot vouch for this.

    Can anybody test this?

    So funny story - I just got Panzer Dragoon Saga in the mail. I haven't had a CR2032 in my saturn for years now at this point, I exclusively use my Pro Action Replay as a save cart. You can't directly save to the PAR, but if you hit reset, the save is still there on the saturn's internal memory until you shut off the system, so I just make sure to copy the latest save over to my PAR before I turn off my saturn every time I play.

    It's generally bad advice to keep popping your PAR cart in and out of your saturn, because the PCB is too thick in the cart, and it'll ruin your cart slot eventually. The smart thing to do is just to leave the cartridge in and never take it back out.

    Which brings me to this post. Yes, PDS is incompatible with the PAR cart - playing the game with the PAR cart will present you with a "Please remove the cartridge" error message. Luckily, however, people figured out how to defeat the anti-cheat system using a PAR code itself. Unluckily, though, the site which found and hosted the code now directs you to a 404 error. And looking for the boot code online will yield stupid results where people linked directly to the code rather than just copying the code into a forum post.

    Buried 3 paged into the google search results was this topic. I'm 8 years late, but yes, I can confirm that the code above works. Just giving this topic a little bump to help preserve a very useful (even to this day) code that is vanishing from the net. I can't believe a PA topic from 2005 wound up saving my butt today.

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  • HotandnerdyHotandnerdy Registered User
    I am so breaking out my sega saturn when i get home! :)

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