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    Sega Saturn Rhea Comprehensive Guide

    You guys get it here first.

    At the other end of the link is a slapped together mess of a Word document with all the info I could find on the Saturn Rhea install and setup. I had a little difficulty finding what I needed on https://gdemu.wordpress.com/, so out of frustration I figured I'd compile/write this up for you guys. It's a work in progress so not everything is there yet. Working with Deunan to see what I'm missing. Hope it helps someone.

    *Updated* 02/18/15 0704EST
    >removing info concerning FW updates. Received clarification from Deunan about FWs being interchangeable (they aren't). The process stays the same though.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7L...ew?usp=sharing
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    Very nice work.
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    Greatly appreciated, sir. I'm gonna wait til the solderless ones start shipping before jumping on board. My hands twitch like a crackhead when asked to do anything that requires that level of precision.

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    Nice work, looks pretty comprehensive. Deunan probably was thinking a little narrow minded with the 'gdemu.wordpress.com' site name

    Looking forward to the 21pin version of the device!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100proof View Post
    Greatly appreciated, sir. I'm gonna wait til the solderless ones start shipping before jumping on board. My hands twitch like a crackhead when asked to do anything that requires that level of precision.
    I hear you there and will wait too. The more idiot proof the better for me

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    Well the guide makes it pretty idiot proof. I think I could probably let the heroin addicted bitch next door do it while she's high as balls, and have it come out ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidnightMonkey View Post
    Well the guide makes it pretty idiot proof. I think I could probably let the heroin addicted bitch next door do it while she's high as balls, and have it come out ok.
    What does she charge

    My phone had problems viewing the link so I have to take a look on the computer tbh.

    EDIT: I can probably handle that.

    I will definitely be directing people to it in the future.

    And I did post a link to this thread at pcenginefx
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    Nice guide, might get a bare secondary Saturn unit just to try this (I'd rather keep mines untouched just in case!).

    Is there any model compatibility list where I can check which Saturn model/s should I be looking for?

    Thanks!

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    No. It just needs to be a saturn with a 20-pin CD-ROM drive. You can use this site to determine that:

    evilboris.sonic-cult.net/saturn/

    Most earlier revisions have the 20-pin drive.

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    Great write up MM.

    Here some additional info ... How to rip a Saturn Image with Discjuggler or convert them from a bin/cue. You can get the free limited version of discjuggler on they're site (it only limited for burning not ripping) . You will need to go into advanced and select these 4 options: scan gaps/indexes | r-w (cd+g) | pq | raw read. For conversion from BIN/CUE , you will need to get daemon-tools lite , mount the image and then use disc juggler with those 4 options to rip to CDI.

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    Thanks, kahel. I think I'm gonna leave the guide as a stand alone resource for the Rhea though. Most ripping info can be found pretty easily on the Lougle.

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    Impressive guide on how to setup the Rhea. I use it when I get one.

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    Thanks for putting this together! Once I get my hands on the Rhea I'll definitely use this.

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    Very nifty guide, thank you for sharing! I love the work that's being done on tools like this!

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    Nice work! Thanks for sharing.

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    cool stuff, have just put my name down for one of these... hope someone puts together a menu app like for the gdemu, makes life a lot easier using that thing

    also, i believe if you're on the list now you'll be getting a solderless model (anyone know for sure?)
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    FWIW My shipping details mentioned I'm getting a V3. I *think* it's the solderless one.

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    Ended up getting Rhea the other day. I got v3.1 of the board, and installed it into my Saturn without any problems. Super easy, practically fool-proof to install.

    My Saturn is different from what MidnightMonkey has in his installation document. It's a Model 1 USA console, with the flat metal grate above the motherboard.

    One thing I should mention which is not immediately obvious in the guide is that you will need to take the rubber castors off the CD-Drive and install them back onto the pegs the Rhea is sitting on.

    These black rubber castors keep the Rhea from wobbling around when the unit is closed-up, and makes it stable from movement.


    Now I'm off to get some small capacity SD cards and start working out my games lists.

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    Nice!

    I'll get around to one of these I just don't need one atm.

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    This is great! Awesome contribution. See, you can be useful when you put your mind to it.

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    Nice work, impressive guideĦĦĦ

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    Has anyone here successfully converted iso+ape to cdi? When I convert to cdi the Saturn only sees the image as an audio disc. I'm running Disc Juggler 6 and Daemon Tools Lite 5. I'm also decompressing the ape files to wav using Monkey Audio.
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    I find the most success with MDS and bin (just put the bin in not the cue, it works!)





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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffpin View Post
    Has anyone here successfully converted iso+ape to cdi? When I convert to cdi the Saturn only sees the image as an audio disc. I'm running Disc Juggler 6 and Daemon Tools Lite 5. I'm also decompressing the ape files to wav using Monkey Audio.
    The issue is with Daemon Tools Lite 5. I removed it and install version 4 and my images are converting to cdi just fine now. If anyone needs version 4 shoot me a pm, it was kind of a pain to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffpin View Post
    The issue is with Daemon Tools Lite 5. I removed it and install version 4 and my images are converting to cdi just fine now. If anyone needs version 4 shoot me a pm, it was kind of a pain to find.
    http://www.oldversion.com/windows/daemon-tools/

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