My New CMVS NeoDrive II

brettster

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Based on 300 wins CMVS I thought I'd do a Mega Drive II MVS Console.
I wanted to keep the design of the console as stock looking as possible to the original SEGA Console. So here are some pictures of my creation !!!
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Looking very console with Joypads

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Close up on the Custom Decals

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The back is pure Mega Drive II using the original PCB RGB out only and 5V in

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Tried to keep it looking stock while squeezing in the dual 15 way D's

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Really hard to think of a good way to make flaps

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Inside is really simple, Removed a few un-needed items like the power amp and set the battery in a more horizontal position

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Im using the original MDII power switch and a nice bright white LED for the power indicator. Not sure what to use the reset button for yet

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Nice and cheap Plug top switched mode PSU that came with a belkin USB 2 Hub perfect specs

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Strutting some Pro sticks (need to sort out the mixed up start + select buttons on the grey stick!!)

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and finally with the now huge looking classic sticks

Now for some thanks

Thanks to Xian Xi for his excellent Consolizing an MV1C Wiki
Razoola for the awesome UniBios 3.0
Derek for the awesome Vinyl Decals
 
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Phyeir

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Awesome job man! Always nice to see how these projects turn out.
 

Finch

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that looks really slick. Makes me want to start on my 1C CMVS.

Realizing my 1FZ CMVS will probably end up being sold as soon as I complete my 1C makes me want to skip right to the 1C.

Still not sure what I'm going to put it in though, the MegaDrive case looks really slick and a perfect fit for the 1C.
 

DecepticonZero

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Looks great! I think you should make the reset button coin just for shits and giggles. Also, how big are those jeans you have the console layed out on?? Is that a split apart pair or just one leg of a HUGE ass pair? Im interested now:tickled:
 

alec

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maybe the reset button could open a gateway to hell or something.

Really awesome work man. Be proud.
 

Tron

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Not bad it looks weird with the mvs cart sticking out of it.Still long as it works i assume it doesn't matter to much.Hmmm,one of days i like to switch to a cmvs MV-1C given how compact the board is.
 

Xian Xi

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Looks great! I think you should make the reset button coin just for shits and giggles. Also, how big are those jeans you have the console layed out on?? Is that a split apart pair or just one leg of a HUGE ass pair? Im interested now:tickled:

It already has a unibios so the select button becomes the coin button. And yes those are huge ass jeans or a weird tablecloth/bedsheet.

I would do test menu if you were going to do something like that... that way it's kinda like reset anyway.

Has a Unibios so it wouldn't be needed but I think it would be useful to make it the test button anyway so you can press it at anytime instead of doing a soft reboot then hitting B+C+D.
 

loegan43

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Great looking system. Good work and thanks for sharing. :)
 

brettster

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Thanks for the kind comments guys. for everyones information it's a Denim Quilt Cover, not my huge ass pair of jeans :lol:
I also thought about using the reset button to the DIP that pauses the MV1C. but the UniBios also has that covered when in Console Mode the Select button does that.
 

Xian Xi

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The reset button is momentary so you wouldn't have been able to do that anyway. But for pausing you can just bring up the unibios menu start+select.
 

xiao_haozi

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Just saw you had this on Hack-a-day. http://hackaday.com/2009/09/02/neo-geo-case-mod/

The comments are amusing:

Looking at the pictures on neo-geo.com (a forum that should really be avoided if you have any brain cells) the board is the top loading one slots (mv-1c) that came later in the neo-geo’s life. Just before SNK started rolling out all-in-one boards for games like SNK vs Capcom.
 

brettster

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I really dont understand why people dis these forums so much, Ive always found them to be pretty fun and helpful

maybe its something that happend in the past?
 

Syn

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Awesome looking CMVS there:buttrock:

I really dont understand why people dis these forums so much, Ive always found them to be pretty fun and helpful

maybe its something that happend in the past?

They probably think they are special and should be treated as such.
 

Finch

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well the color scheme is a bit jarring, and people are allowed to have enormous animated signature pictures, which is a bannable offense on most other forums.

Otherwise I find it quite pleasant here, everyone was super helpful when I had noob CMVS questions.
 

SetaSouji??

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chances are, these people that don't like it here take the internet entirely too seriously. If you do and come here, of course you'll fucking think it's an awful place.
 

Bskull

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I am impressed with this CMVS as well. It's amazing what shells you can make for consolization.
 
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