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Tripredacus
04-14-2020, 03:54 PM
What could this beeeeee?
https://twitter.com/terraonion/status/1246143810289184769

donluca
04-15-2020, 06:51 AM
Judging from the logo, I'd definitely say something SEGA, although I have no idea what it could be.

MegaDrive/MegaCD/32x/Master System is already done.

Sega Saturn, there are already several options IIRC out there.

Dreamcast, same as Saturn.

Maybe they finally did a new arcade multi?

CatBoy
04-15-2020, 07:38 AM
Finally, a Sega Pico flashcart!

donluca
04-15-2020, 02:43 PM
Finally, a Sega Pico flashcart!

I swear I was thinking the exact same thing. Heard it's a bitch to repair, but one day I'd love to have a working one, just because.

heihachi
04-17-2020, 11:19 AM
Yo, mode looks pretty awesome.

Hattori Hanzo
04-17-2020, 11:35 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVpnjd8QVks
https://shop.terraonion.com/en/home/17-Terraonion_MODE_Dreamcast_Saturn_ODE.html

Burning Fight!!
04-17-2020, 12:26 PM
Bwahahah the GDEMU dickhead can finally get fucked. Awesome.

wyo
04-17-2020, 01:11 PM
Great looking product for those that don't already have Saturn and DC ODEs.

Lastblade
04-17-2020, 01:14 PM
Amazing, day 1.

CatBoy
04-17-2020, 01:31 PM
It would have been an amazing announcement a few years ago but it's a bit late to the party even it seems to be the better option right now. Unless you've just been very recently interested in DC or Saturn ODE's, you must already have one installed. I agree that having a SSD in there instead of a SD card has its appeal, but how many games do you really need to have available at the same time really?
Anyway, this will sell well and I hope it paves the way for more TerraOnion products in the short term. Best of luck to them!

Tripredacus
04-17-2020, 01:51 PM
I would think about it for the Dreamcast but not for the Saturn.

egg_sanwich
04-17-2020, 03:47 PM
Great option, I donít have any of those bullshit hard to get solutions on the market already, and now I only need to buy one thing (I think?)

Time to dig those old consoles out of storage

sr20det510
04-17-2020, 03:47 PM
I would think about it for the Dreamcast but not for the Saturn.

I would think about it the other way around.
Tons of great Saturn gun games and shooters to enjoy.

fakeXsound
04-17-2020, 04:28 PM
It would have been an amazing announcement a few years ago but it's a bit late to the party even it seems to be the better option right now. Unless you've just been very recently interested in DC or Saturn ODE's, you must already have one installed. I agree that having a SSD in there instead of a SD card has its appeal, but how many games do you really need to have available at the same time really?
Anyway, this will sell well and I hope it paves the way for more TerraOnion products in the short term. Best of luck to them!

Who are you?

ChopstickSamurai
04-17-2020, 04:54 PM
Amazing, day 1.

Same here. I have a DC with a clone GDemu but I donít have a ODE for my Saturn yet. This sounds like a much easier to use solution than whatís available (if youíre lucky enough to buy one). If this kick as much ass as I hope Iíll get another for my DC for sure.

xb74
04-17-2020, 05:12 PM
Very very nice product! Looking forward to this.

8bitForLife
04-17-2020, 05:12 PM
Rots famous he was thanked in video! lol

ya ill probably get this for dreamcast or my saturn Iv been a patreon of the professor Abrasive but who knows when thats going to get finished

RAZO
04-17-2020, 05:23 PM
Rolling out new products but I'm still yet to hear anything about my replacement cart since February. No update, No nothing. I also want to know why a bunch of comments including Alex's were deleted from the other thread. It's like nothing ever happened.

ggallegos1
04-17-2020, 05:35 PM
Rolling out new products but I'm still yet to hear anything about my replacement cart since February. No update, No nothing. I also want to know why a bunch of comments including Alex's were deleted from the other thread. It's like nothing ever happened.This is where my mindset is. That fiasco colored my thoughts on them.

RAZO
04-17-2020, 05:39 PM
This is where my mindset is. That fiasco colored my thoughts on them.

Before I forget, do you still need that Sony tv controller?

wyo
04-17-2020, 08:32 PM
Rolling out new products but I'm still yet to hear anything about my replacement cart since February. No update, No nothing. I also want to know why a bunch of comments including Alex's were deleted from the other thread. It's like nothing ever happened.

An unfortunate situation for sure. To be fair, TO offered assistance outside the warranty period and it didn't work out. While it certainly could have been handled better, I don't think it warrants blacklisting them. I can't remember what was eventually offered as compensation but I hope they follow through and resolve it to your satisfaction.

Yodd
04-17-2020, 09:13 PM
Rolling out new products but I'm still yet to hear anything about my replacement cart since February. No update, No nothing. I also want to know why a bunch of comments including Alex's were deleted from the other thread. It's like nothing ever happened.

We are still waiting on NeoSD carts to be produced. Covid has everything backed up.

Soon as we have that sorted out, you will have a replacement cart.

As far as deleted comments go, we had nothing to do with that.

CatBoy
04-17-2020, 10:25 PM
Who are you?

An owner of all previous TerraOnion products (including the very first batch of SSD3 that needed a couple of fixes to work properly, yet I still bought the MegaSD on the day it was announced) but also of the Rhea and GDEmu if that is the question?
If I'm misreading your question, my apologies.

roker
04-17-2020, 11:23 PM
Bwahahah the GDEMU dickhead can finally get fucked. Awesome.


GDEMU got cloned *yawn*

I'm more happy that he's going to get fucked on the Saturn end. People buy them to flip them at 3x the price and they're hard as shit to get.

Tron
04-18-2020, 02:48 AM
Count me interested in mode only because i thought about selling off my saturn collection.Beside i've seen how annoying it is to buy a rhea since the damn device sells out to quickly.Saturn with mode would save me allot on space,i wouldn't need to even drag around a collection anymore.

titchgamer
04-18-2020, 03:58 AM
I sort of have mixed feelings about this.

Its a cool product no denying that and if its produced and sold in quantity it will help out those who currently struggle to get a ODE for DC or Saturn.
I already have both ODE's so no requirement for me to purchase one but I cant help thinking it would of been more useful to make a cheaper product that would of fitted one or the other.
Lets be honest here, you are not going to be swapping it out between consoles, once its in and setup it will stay there.

From my POV I would rather see a ODE for the Sega CD which as far as I know is not a thing yet, But pretty much every other CD based system has atleast one solution now.

I think its going to have a serious knock on effect on Deunan (the GDEMU guy), Don't get me wrong ive never had any probs with him personally I always managed to get one when I wanted one and he has given me good support for both my GDEMU and Rhea.
But he does not have a good rep amongst the masses and people are pissed off at his business model.
That's his choice but I suspect he is about to loose a lot of income.

RAZO
04-18-2020, 05:55 AM
We are still waiting on NeoSD carts to be produced. Covid has everything backed up.

Soon as we have that sorted out, you will have a replacement cart.

As far as deleted comments go, we had nothing to do with that.

Thanks for the update Todd.

ggallegos1
04-18-2020, 06:03 AM
Before I forget, do you still need that Sony tv controller?Nah I rounded up a universal I had lying around and figured it out. Thanks man!

snes_collector
04-18-2020, 09:36 AM
This is great, I ordered one for each console. I was never able to get an ODE for either. This makes me seriously consider selling a good chunk of my games, this stuff really does make owning hundreds of games obsolete.

What storage method are you all planning on using?

RAZO
04-18-2020, 09:43 AM
This is great, I ordered one for each console. I was never able to get an ODE for either. This makes me seriously consider selling a good chunk of my games, this stuff really does make owning hundreds of games obsolete.

What storage method are you all planning on using?

Go with laptop sata hard drive. That would be the best bang for your buck. I think a SSD would be overkill.

roker
04-18-2020, 09:53 AM
From my POV I would rather see a ODE for the Sega CD which as far as I know is not a thing yet,

But why? We already have the Mega SG. What's the point in having to acquire a Sega CD when I can get that cart and emulate the hardware?

Personally I'd rather see a real ps2 ode (for the slim or fat) instead of the dreadful HDD hack method.

RAZO
04-18-2020, 09:57 AM
But why? We already have the Mega SG. What's the point in having to acquire a Sega CD when I can get that cart and emulate the hardware?

Personally I'd rather see a real ps2 ode (for the slim or fat) instead of the dreadful HDD hack method.

What do you mean HDD hack method? Games run great off the HD.

Kid Panda
04-18-2020, 10:42 AM
But why? We already have the Mega SG. What's the point in having to acquire a Sega CD when I can get that cart and emulate the hardware?

Gotta run the real hardware man, theres no other way to play! Take all up all that room and look mega cool.

Yea, I'm ok with the MegaSD, plays everything and takes less room and one less AC adapter.

RAZO
04-18-2020, 10:48 AM
Gotta run the real hardware man, theres no other way to play! Take all up all that room and look mega cool.

Yea, I'm ok with the MegaSD, plays everything and takes less room and one less AC adapter.

Word

Yea, the Sega CD one makes zero sense now. Let me show off my sega cd addon that does absolutely nothing.

willacb
04-18-2020, 12:02 PM
I feel like the smart thing to do would be to sell my GDEMU and Phoebe while they are still worth a good chunk of money as this looks like it is superior by most measures. Only thing is I don't know if the hassle of switching a MODE out between two consoles would be a major annoyance, even if it would realistically take like 30 seconds if I left the shells unscrewed.

Burning Fight!!
04-18-2020, 12:12 PM
I think its going to have a serious knock on effect on Deunan (the GDEMU guy), Don't get me wrong ive never had any probs with him personally I always managed to get one when I wanted one and he has given me good support for both my GDEMU and Rhea.
But he does not have a good rep amongst the masses and people are pissed off at his business model.
That's his choice but I suspect he is about to loose a lot of income.

Did I mention he can eat a dick? Yeah, I'm gonna get the fireworks and bbq ready.

roker
04-18-2020, 12:14 PM
What do you mean HDD hack method? Games run great off the HD.

HDD = Hard Disk Drive (I'm sure you know this, right?)

You can use an HDD to SD adapter now, but the whole process is cumbersome. I wish a proper ODE option was available, especially for my slim.

titchgamer
04-18-2020, 12:54 PM
But why? We already have the Mega SG. What's the point in having to acquire a Sega CD when I can get that cart and emulate the hardware?

Personally I'd rather see a real ps2 ode (for the slim or fat) instead of the dreadful HDD hack method.

Because I have a original Sega CD and I would like to keep it running without spending £200+ on another flash cart.
Don't get me wrong the MegaSD is cool and if I didn't have a Sega CD unit I would of absolutely brought one.

But I have a CD unit and a Everdrive X5.

Agree about the PS2 thing, The HDD method works ok but it occasionally freezes up or has other weird issues.


Did I mention he can eat a dick? Yeah, I'm gonna get the fireworks and bbq ready.

His business model aside he still made a workable ODE solution for the DC, Saturn and Doc Brown on his own Gotta respect that.

gameofyou
04-18-2020, 12:55 PM
This is cool news. I already have a USB-GDROM for Dreamcast, but I might get one for Saturn. I kind of wish they had partnered with Prof Abrasive for the Saturn ODE. With his design, you don't have to remove the CD Drive, which would be nice.

RAZO
04-18-2020, 01:09 PM
HDD = Hard Disk Drive (I'm sure you know this, right?)

You can use an HDD to SD adapter now, but the whole process is cumbersome. I wish a proper ODE option was available, especially for my slim.

I guess if your talking about just the slim maybe a ode option would be nice but kind of pointless for the phat.

I have a Phat with a 1tb Laptop Sata Hard Drive running off of OPL and HDL and everything works fine.

It's two components, Sata Adapter and Hard Drive. The Drive goes into the PS2 Drive bay attached to a sata adapter and that's it. Out of sight out of mind.

I know about the HDD to SD adapter but never had a need for it since the Hard Drives work fine.

Edit:

Just saw Titch's post.

Yes a small amount of games are not compatible and some you have to change settings to run correctly. One game that comes to mind is ManHunt but sometimes switching from HD Loader to Open Ps2 Loader fixes the issue. Street Fighter Anthology is a game that won't run on HD Loader but will run on OPL.

RAZO
04-18-2020, 01:17 PM
Because I have a original Sega CD and I would like to keep it running without spending £200+ on another flash cart.
Don't get me wrong the MegaSD is cool and if I didn't have a Sega CD unit I would of absolutely brought one.

But I have a CD unit and a Everdrive X5.

Agree about the PS2 thing, The HDD method works ok but it occasionally freezes up or has other weird issues.



His business model aside he still made a workable ODE solution for the DC, Saturn and Doc Brown on his own Gotta respect that.

How are you keeping the Sega Cd running if you are technically replacing the optical drive with a ODE. Unless you just want the CD access light to blink like it's running a real cd.

titchgamer
04-18-2020, 01:23 PM
How are you keeping the Sega Cd running if you are technically replacing the optical drive with a ODE. Unless you just want the CD access light to blink like it's running a real cd.

Think you have answered your own question there, Its working the same as running a real CD just without the mechanical aspect.
I have a spare laser assembly for it but if any other part of it ever fails ime screwed.

aam
04-19-2020, 01:13 AM
Time to get out the popcorn, can’t wait to see what these clowns fucked up this time! Those of you so fond of emulating their sega cd, might as well emulate the attached megadrive

Neodogg
04-20-2020, 02:20 PM
CHUBBY!

snes_collector
04-22-2020, 09:26 AM
Someone please let me know if I missed this somewhere- but will the 4MB cart still be necessary for certain Saturn games or will it no longer be needed? Also curious how the saving works, it will save directly to the hardrive or vmu on the Dreamcast

Hattori Hanzo
04-22-2020, 02:26 PM
I'm kind of curious how the KOF 95 port and Ultraman will run without the cart.

Yodd
04-22-2020, 02:40 PM
Games that require a 1 or 4MB ram expansion will still require that.

Hattori Hanzo
04-22-2020, 02:52 PM
So KOF 95 & Ultraman won't run?

Tripredacus
04-22-2020, 02:53 PM
Ah the question is, this device goes on top of the console mainboard... is the cart slot connector still exposed or does the MODE provide a passthrough connector for those devices? (On Saturn)

snes_collector
04-22-2020, 05:55 PM
Games that require a 1 or 4MB ram expansion will still require that.

Thanks Yodd!

fakeXsound
04-22-2020, 06:28 PM
Gaiz, I legitimately own the vast majority of Saturn games that I want to put on an SSD. But I'm not jumping through hoops to rip them to a format that works with this. Are the ROM files easy to source?

snes_collector
04-22-2020, 08:35 PM
Yes, a certain website that can take you way back has what you need

fakeXsound
04-23-2020, 01:20 PM
Yes, a certain website that can take you way back has what you need

:lolz: thanks

The_A_Drain
05-13-2020, 07:09 AM
I was pretty pumped to see this thing announced. I had a pretty bad experience trying to get a real GDEMU, so as soon as I saw this thing drop I finally bought a Saturn and pre-ordered one. Along with ordering a MegaSD that I'd been considering for a while. I could not be more excited for this having owned 3 Saturn's in my lifetime for all of about a week as every single one had a defective disk drive and wouldn't play games at all.

Ajax
07-23-2020, 05:46 PM
Anybody get/install their MODEs yet? Mine came in earlier this week. I installed it in my Saturn, and it's truly awesome. Thinking about getting one for my DC too.

Anybody mess with any of the advanced installation options?

eek
07-23-2020, 06:21 PM
Anybody get/install their MODEs yet? Mine came in earlier this week. I installed it in my Saturn, and it's truly awesome. Thinking about getting one for my DC too.

Anybody mess with any of the advanced installation options?

For any of those capcom fighters you would still need either one of those 4+1 carts or a ram cart right?

Ajax
07-23-2020, 07:20 PM
Yes, I believe so. I don’t think the MODE has any kind of RAM component onboard. I do understand that it makes your console region free though, which is great.

eek
07-23-2020, 11:02 PM
Yes, I believe so. I don’t think the MODE has any kind of RAM component onboard. I do understand that it makes your console region free though, which is great.

Got it thanks. I have a saturn that has an iffy cart slot. I need to see if I can fix that.

tangemo
07-25-2020, 09:15 PM
I got mine and have tried it out in Dreamcast. Super easy install and I've been happy with it. The only advantage I can see over GDEMU is that the folder and naming structure is simpler (and the ability to use HDD or SSD but I've been using SD Card). Been using GDI format games and everything's been working great. Haven't tried any advanced options or the cover art menu.

Massive Urethra Chode
07-26-2020, 05:04 AM
I have a dreamcast with a dead laser that i got for free about a year and a half ago, i think i might just invest in a mode, especially since i don't own a single dreamcast game.

roker
08-02-2020, 02:20 AM
I was pretty pumped to see this thing announced. I had a pretty bad experience trying to get a real GDEMU, so as soon as I saw this thing drop I finally bought a Saturn and pre-ordered one. Along with ordering a MegaSD that I'd been considering for a while. I could not be more excited for this having owned 3 Saturn's in my lifetime for all of about a week as every single one had a defective disk drive and wouldn't play games at all.

You can get the gdemu Chinese knockoffs from AliExpress as low as $20 shipped

ggallegos1
08-02-2020, 07:09 PM
You can get the gdemu Chinese knockoffs from AliExpress as low as $20 shippedDo those work well?

Digmac
08-02-2020, 09:50 PM
Do those work well?

I've seen tons of people use them and have no issues. For how cheap they are it's worth picking up. I need to get one myself.

Gmegbln
08-02-2020, 11:11 PM
Do those work well?

I bought one of the clones off ebay a year ago and I've never had any issues with it at all. Just finished a 60 hour playthrough of Tokyo Extreme Racer. Highly recommended, for the price it's a no brainer.

Digmac
08-04-2020, 11:14 PM
I bought one of the clones off ebay a year ago and I've never had any issues with it at all. Just finished a 60 hour playthrough of Tokyo Extreme Racer. Highly recommended, for the price it's a no brainer.

TXR rules. I love that series. Props for putting in the time to clear it all the way.