Author Archive: 8bitplus

Happy 2019 Everyone!

So I’m off to a good start in 2019. I’ve finished most of the December backlog and got most of that returned to customers. More jobs on the way should mean its going to be a busy month again. What can I show so far? Well here’s another RGB modded PAL n64, and a fully recapped and RGB modded DUO.

What else is new? Well I got a few cool presents for Christmas.

First I got the Neo Geo Mine arcade machine. Its actually very fun to play and the little screen is very sharp.

Secondly we now have a 3D printer! This is amazing and I’m already thinking of lots of uses for it. No doubt I’ll need it for future projects.

just for fun I’m making a model Tie Fighter I found on thiniverse.

Christmas Shutdown

Shutting down work over December

I’m planning to keep most of December free to spend time with family. Its been a very busy year and I feel satisfied with all the repairs and upgrades I’ve got done for people in the last 11 months.

Finishing up the current consoles I’ve already started is the plan, then time to relax 🙂

Please feel free to email if you need help, or want work quotes for next year.

Happy retro gaming over your Christmas break!

USB-GDROM board

I’ve managed to get more time to play with my USB-GDRom. Its a great device and well worth the cost at the moment. Its replaced my Dreamshell setup as by default Dreamcast system.

Click here, or the images above to read my full findings. Now i’m just hoping for a bit of time to enjoy this before my PSIO arrives.

Another Sega Triple Mod

Busy busy as always. I’ve just finished another switchless combo mod for a customer. This is a Megadrive, MegaCD and 32X all working in harmony with a central switchless mod.

Just hold the RESET button to switch the whole setup between PAL, NTSC US and NTSC JAP. Also 50/60hz can be switched in any region with a shorter press of the RESET button. the Mega CD BIOS is also switched to match the Megadrive settings.

The MegaCD processor board has also been recapped as the Capacitors always start failing and often damage the board. 32X was also recapped on request of the customer.

Please note. Commission work like this can take some time, and time isn’t something I always have available.

Just got a USB-GDROM board

Very exciting stuff. I just got a USB-GDROM board this week. If you’ve not heard of it before, Its a drive drive replacement board for the Sega Dreamcast that allows you to load games directly of a USB stick or HDD. Its got far less limitations than the GDEMU which only uses SD cards.

I’ll be doing a proper article on its installation and usage soon.
USB-GDROM homepage