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    Polymega system claims to now run neo geo cd games with faster load times

    I dont know if this will interest anybody but this new retron looking system that isnt even out yet supports neo geo cd games physical discs.

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    System running neo geo cd games with speed comparison.
    http://polymega.com/2017/06/12/new-i...cd-experience/

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    That's nice...

    However... I am unsure if it's really gonna make that much of an impact.

    ...The NGCD titles don't account for the entire NG library... coupled with the fact that the Neosd is available for all the NG library (barring the NG.dev, some developer homebrews, protos and some variants...)... then I'd suspect that the market for this is not going to be awesome large...

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    PS. If it's true... cool device tho

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    it's a nice looking system... the modular design reminds of LaserActive

    Not for me though. I'm stictly OG when it comes to retro gaming.
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    It looks slick and clean.

    However, I'd like to see a proper "module" for the NGCD. Play Neo without the proper DB15 Sticks feels weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atro View Post
    It looks slick and clean.
    ...and cold plus boring. But the comparison vid is stunning. Makes you imagine how popular the NGCD would've been with such short loading times. That and proper DB15 sticks, of course ;).

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    When you start going down the route of non original hardware, I really don't see the point of not just using emulation. I realise of course that it's the same 50/50 balance in reverse of using an AES/MVS with a Neo SD, but just not for me.
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    Polymega vs Neo CD

    https://youtu.be/3IccQcMmQhg

    Here's a video of the Polymega running Neo Geo CD for anyone interested, I'm guessing its Android based? Definitely improves the load times, but I'm not sure that I'd personally grab one. Also plays Genesis CDs and a few others...

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    Wow, I see the Polymega formerly known as the Retroblox system is progressing but I want to see actual hardware running I am getting the slight whiff of Retro VGS/Coleco Chameleon.

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    I built my own polymega yesterday. Took me a few hours

    AIO Gigabyte 1037u w/ lakka os running retro arch. Going to try to rig up a working USB cd drive this weekend

    Cut a custom acrylic case in the next few weeks...make it look nice

    but it took no time. Emulator box. Case will be the longest process.

    That's why I am leary of the polymega. Expensive mini computer with custom front end and it's almost the cost of a new console??

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    They're probably working on figuring out how to actually make what they've promised now. If they don't hurry up Mister is going to eat their lunch.
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    Just stick a pi in there.

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    Yeah they've been really quiet. Maybe they are revising the tech once again? Lost interest when they ditched fpga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lastblade View Post
    Just stick a pi in there.
    Well the original idea is that this was going to be much better than that. I bet the finished product will just be some low end PC on a chip running Retroarch that just happens to be able to take real carts and CDs.
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    Was a pointless idea anyway. I never get why people even buy Neo Geo CD's these days. It made sense at the time as a cheap way into Neo Geo. Now just go the MVS route if you want original hardware and don't have much money. Neo Geo is arcade hardware. Loading times just spoil that. For me even the 'enhanced' CD soundtracks spoil the arcade-ness of the system. Super-produced CD quality music just doesn't fit with a 16bit-style arcade game.

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    Well it hasn’t shipped yet. 600k preorders though so not horrid. However no promotion at all lately seems odd. I like the fpga idea a lot. Wish they went all fpga with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Missile View Post
    Was a pointless idea anyway. I never get why people even buy Neo Geo CD's these days. It made sense at the time as a cheap way into Neo Geo. Now just go the MVS route if you want original hardware and don't have much money. Neo Geo is arcade hardware. Loading times just spoil that. For me even the 'enhanced' CD soundtracks spoil the arcade-ness of the system. Super-produced CD quality music just doesn't fit with a 16bit-style arcade game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Missile View Post
    Super-produced CD quality music just doesn't fit with a 16bit-style arcade game.
    Right??? I mean Rondo of Blood is SUCH a shitty game because of its ridiculously incredible soundtrack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missile View Post
    Was a pointless idea anyway. I never get why people even buy Neo Geo CD's these days. It made sense at the time as a cheap way into Neo Geo. Now just go the MVS route if you want original hardware and don't have much money. Neo Geo is arcade hardware. Loading times just spoil that. For me even the 'enhanced' CD soundtracks spoil the arcade-ness of the system. Super-produced CD quality music just doesn't fit with a 16bit-style arcade game.
    Sounds like you didn't have a CD system back in the day. These days I tend to agree with you, to the extent that I now prefer the music produced on-board. However, back in the 90's CD soundtracks in games were glorious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
    Well the original idea is that this was going to be much better than that. I bet the finished product will just be some low end PC on a chip running Retroarch that just happens to be able to take real carts and CDs.

    This.

    Iíve already been able to play neo/PCE/sega cds in my modded xbox for over a decade.

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    That's okay, I'll keep the Best Neo Geo to myself.
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    I just bought a pretty powerful gaming laptop and will be going the exact same route. Feel pretty stupid for not having gone this route years ago.
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