Author Archive: 8bitplus

Keeping busy (March)

I’ve decided to make more regular posts each month showing off what I’ve been working on. Mostly it will be customers consoles, but once in a blue moon I might get something done for myself 🙂

So this month… I’ve installed another RGB mod board in a customers Panasonic 3DO FZ-1. Not much different to the other FZ-1 and FZ-10 systems I’ve done before.

Next is an RGB mod in an Amiga CD32. I fully recapped the console too as all Amiga’s with surface mount caps will eventually have problems. The RGB mod is quite simple, it already has the same RGB video encoder as the A1200 and A600. The signal just needs tapping off to a suitable port. I removed the RF module and soldered on a 9-pin mini din (same port as a MegaDrive 2)

Next was an official Unibios installation in a CDZ. I like this console more than the original top loaders. Installation involves directly wiring a new socket to the old bios location. Find more detailed info on this work here.

I also did a couple of PSIO installations, a Game Gear recap, MultiMega recap, battery changes on 3 CPS2 games and a PSOne modchip.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any mod installation or recap requirement.

PS2 modchip installations

Just a reminder that I do offer installation of PlayStation 2 modchips on both the original and slim units.
I only supply Modbo 4.0 or 5.0 chips, but I do have experience of installing other brands like Ghost2 v2, Crystal Chip, Matrix Infinity and O2 Mod chips.

If you want a modchip installing please get in contact for a quote.

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.