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So here i want to share my work on my Cross VCD Saturn.

First at all the Cross Saturn normaly have a switch where you can change the region for the CD-ROM.
Unlikely when it comes to unsigned code, homebrew CD-R and so is no option for running such discs.
So first i used Pseudo Saturn flashing my AR cart to run. But than you lose your AR with the backup Manager and code function.
So i was thinking about installing an Phantom Chip.

Im not sure if the Cross Saturn playes betas without the system disc? Because its like a normal Saturn? Dont have a saturn beta to test.
Anyways like for the PS1, a chip will be fix this.

So i got today my chip from Bad_ad84 (thanks man!) and tryed to installed it.

First at all i was thinking i can place the chip over the cross vcd pcb. But than the uper case will not fit any more because the cd tray...
Normaly you place it where the VCD pcb is so i had to find another place.

Then i choose the ext tray under the shield where the bios battery is.
It fits but you have to remove the loose plastic tray. The next problem was the interface slot from the ext bay. The chip pushes on it, so i had to replace it.
The problem is the ribbon cable will not fit any more when you put the chip more to the end of the bay.
So i used my dremel and cut a long hole in the metal shield to get the ribbon cable across.
After that anything fits perfect!
The ribbon cable to the VCB pcb is a little bit short but its ok. Maybe i replace it for better cable managmend, when i found one..

After that i put anything together again.
The Phantom works great through the cross pcb. You have to choose option 4 on the switch.

Here some picture of the work:

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Here after anything fits:
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(y) ;)
 
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no need,
you can....by swap job
1. fix door keep close button
2.put in CD-R when finish read TOC it will move to SEGA ring
3.in moving time, hot swap any Saturn CD
4.it will move back read TOC again fast swap back CD-R
if work , it will come up Sega logo / S icon in menu

* you can use CD-R system disc do the job, so still can do VCD or Cross Cart.b development
* if don't like swap job, you can use 2.5"CD-R burn system disc, than CUT 2.5" in Saturn CD, fit it to load like real ;)
 
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yeah but im lazy. For now i put a disc in and it runs. So im happy
 

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Cross dev system came with the System discs so there was no need for the mod chip. :)
Maybe I'm lazy I still use the System disc to use CD-R on my Cross Saturn since I need the cart slot for the Modem cartridge.
 

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modem action ok :LOL: . you guys know what option 4 stands for on the cross switch? cant read japanese.
 

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What do you mean by option 4? Are you referring to the switches?
 

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4H 北米地域 mean North America area
 
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