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    Some Japenese Text in Old Debug Bios

    Hi guys,
    Picked up an AES with an Old Debug Bios. Just wondering if anyone knows why some text in the bios comes up in japanese? See attached photo for an example. The system is japanese if that matters
    Thanks for any help!
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    That's normal on a Japanese system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo Alec View Post
    That's normal on a Japanese system.
    Thanks for the reply Alec. So one more question, how do I know what it says Is there a manual for the debug bios or something?
    Thanks again for any help, I appreciate your time.

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    The games each came with dip settings sheets. You may be able to find some online. Generally the Continue setting could be set to With, Without, or a set number of allowed continues

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    Thanks mate, that solves the continue options. There's some more pages with Japanese writing as well. I cant seem to find anything, video or screen shots, of an English debug bios unfortunately. I'll keep looking cheers.

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    here some info about the debug bios:

    http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showth...evelopment-Kit

    can't find a link, bu tI'm sure the manual is still available for download somewhere!
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    Quote Originally Posted by massimiliano View Post
    here some info about the debug bios:

    http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showth...evelopment-Kit

    can't find a link, bu tI'm sure the manual is still available for download somewhere!
    Thanks Mass. I saw that page. Unfortunately doesn't show those screens in English tempted just to desoldering the debug bios and install a unibios instead and be done with it.

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    That would be the best option, unibios rules them all

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    Yes, agree.. even though IIRC, the debug bios should allow changing region/language...or was it only for the game and not the bios itself? anyway, Unibios can for sure save the config after poweroff, that alone seems to me worth!

    (@chromesphere, just to be sure, the debug bios you have now, it has been soldered by someone right? I mean, it did not come as "stock" for that unit correct?)
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    just put google translate on your phone and hold it up to the screen...

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    Sorry forgot to respond,

    Massimillano: yes the bios has been stacked ontop of the original bios, theres a resistor and some wires added. I can photograph if you want?

    Scgon: Tried that, it just doesn't get it right.

    Anyway, I think the best option is to replace it with unibios which I'll do at some point, thank you for all your help!

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