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Just an update that he never replied so I retracted my offer. Counted 38 Saturns handy of various revisions/models. Tried to help at least but now it’s time to focus on pandemic woes instead.
 

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nice it going release, any one tested on dev Saturn with VCD board ?
 

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Technically you can make a 20-pin drive work on 21-pin motherboard but you need to convert the pinout to match, and set one of the SH1 external register pins to high
Is there some documentation on what exactly changed between the 2 interfaces?
I'd like to guesstimate the required effort. Thanks!
 

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[trying to write in English ON]

Hello,
I was lucky to receive and test this ODE yesterday

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Congratulations to Ced for this great work.
I hope the final version arrives soon.

If you have free time, hope you can test the following discs:
  • Capcom Generations 4: Blazing Guns (Especially the Mercs in it)
  • Taito Chase H.Q. Plus S.C.I. (Check if the Chase H.Q. female voice sample is correct, for this game using multi index audio in one track)
  • Shinsetsu Samurai Spirits: Bushidou Retsuden(Used Mode2 in track2)
  • Any CD+G disc.
  • Any VCD disc.

Thanks a lot.
 

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Can we see the other side of the board? is it only an esp + the board
 

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Ι will answer my question the fenrir is just an esp32 which makes me think the production cost is < 20$ also cloning it will be easy!

here is the video
 
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I prefer to wait for Satiator. I don´t like the fact that it removes the CD drive from the console.
 

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Ι will answer my question the fenrir is just an esp32 which makes me think the production cost is < 20$ also cloning it will be easy!

Price point sounds about right, at least for the material costs. Assembly adds a bit, as does the initial investment for developing these. The current price point probably accounts for some future development costs as well, but I had hoped to see Fenrir land at a $60 price-point which I believe would still have a sufficient buffer for regaining initial investments. Currently it's too steep for me (for what it is, hardware wise), and I'll just hold out for the Satiator instead. It's a niche product though, and it's pretty much worth whatever people are willing to pay :D.

Not sure how easy it will be to clone either, I mean the hardware is super easy, but you'd still need to get the firmware running on there. If it's encrypted that won't be so easy. But I admit I'm no expert when it comes to protecting an ESP32. I'm also not hoping it will be cloned. There will be enough of these on the market soon so let honest competition drive the prices.

I prefer to wait for Satiator. I don´t like the fact that it removes the CD drive from the console.

I think it's good that there's a choice now. For instance, the Satiatior removes the ability to use the video CD card, so Fenrir is a good choice if that's important to someone.
 

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I think it's good that there's a choice now. For instance, the Satiatior removes the ability to use the video CD card, so Fenrir is a good choice if that's important to someone.

Ah yes sure. Question, how can you use video cd without drive, same as for the games through Fenrir ?
 

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Ah yes sure. Question, how can you use video cd without drive, same as for the games through Fenrir ?

Good question, I honestly don't know about VCD usage outside games, but my guess is that you'd just put a disk image on the Fenrir and it should work.
 

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VCD usage can probably still happen, but honestly, that's 0.5% of the Saturn community.
 

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21 pins beta test on air. Smell good.
 

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