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Tawy's replacement pcb has an external plug version.  I'm dumb and don't understand what it's doing that the original isn't, or how you'd connect anything, but maybe that's an option?

In any case, welcome aboard, best of luck, and please keep us updated on your success; preferably with pics, because GTs are bad ass.   :pcgs:
Been doing some research on this, and this is what I've found so far:

1) Replace TV tuner port with 8 pin din connector, glue it in with epoxy?
2) If I run wires from the connector to the controller board, I have to use diodes, else the controller will not work right, unless I use a multitap and then it might?
3) It may be better to run wires direct to the 6280, and then the controller will work right without any additional components in path?
4) Someone(s) used to make controller boards with external connectors ready to go, but now they don't?

So in thinking about this, as Jayne Cobb once said, I'm smelling a lot of if coming off this plan. I haven't been able to find any definitive guides on this on youtube, there don't appear to be any ready-made kits available for the mod, and I can't find enough information to determine which sketchy way of going about this is really the best.

If there is a controller board available that's got a simple plug and ready-to-go ribbon cable to an 8 pin din, I might prefer that. Otherwise, if I'm going to have to do work anyways, I figure I might as well just run wires direct to the IC. But again, I'd need to find a good guide.

Interested in any guides, articles, resources, advice anyone can point me at.

I think it's just luck of the draw and there's no hard and fast rules of what'll work without issues; you'll have to try different discs and see what your system likes.  Generally, I'd suggest lower capacity discs, name brands, and burning at speeds for which your drive and media are rated.  Listen to your system when playing and stop if it is straining to read it (long seeks, many reseeks, stops playing music midtrack because it got lost, etc).

Personally, my TurboDuo likes no CDRs at all, even those burned on my old PC's 4x max drive at 1x.  My Duo RX (and PC-FX), however, seems happy playing anything I've tried.  I use ImgBurn and 80 min JVC branded Taiyo Yudens at 16x (the slowest speed they're rated) on whatever generic DVD-RW drive my PC came with; they always fail verification in ImgBurn, but they work fine.  :-k

Those Verbatims are probably just as good as my JVCs;  I'd give 'em a shot.  Let us know what works for ya!
Hi all,

I finally managed to repair a super sweet super cdrom2.

I got some nice japanese games but I'd like to try - for example - also the english translation for Rodo.
I bought for this specific reason an old plextor cdrw that can burn (I hope and suppose) very slow speed and also some old stock tayio uden.

Now my question is...
What is a good recipe for burning high quality backups that won't ruin my pc engine cd?
I know that in the past suggestion was 1x burning, good quality burner and tayo uden media...
Is this still true today?

I also have some modern Verbatim (the ones that look like vinyl), are those also ok or not?

Thanks for your help and ideas! :)
TG/PCE Repair/Mod Discussion / Re: Looking for Keith Courage
« Last post by Keith Courage on March 25, 2023, 07:08:38 PM »
I'm right here. Feel free to send me a PM.

Also, lots of times no power means a bad AV cable. While these system do suffer from bad capacitors, normally that just causes audio issues and CD drive problems. Not a complete lack of power. Although I suppose the system could have a blown fuse but that is somewhat rare.

Remember that Light on a DUO only turns on when hitting run on a controller to start up a CD game.
TG/PCE Repair/Mod Discussion / Looking for Keith Courage
« Last post by Alldynez on March 25, 2023, 08:48:37 AM »
Hello everyone, this is my first post! I recently bought a PC-Engine Turbo Duo in Japan that doesn’t power on, and may need a cap replacement. I was told beginners shouldn’t attempt this and Keith Courage was a good person to contact - does anyone know how to contact this person? Thank you for any / all help!  :bonkthis:
TG-16/TE/TurboDuo Discussion / Re: What happened to the Turbo List?
« Last post by roflmao on March 24, 2023, 09:52:52 PM »
I loved the old Turbo Mailing List! That's where I first met Aaron and BT (RIP). And I got a VHS tape from Chuck (Retro Game Cave) full of PC Engine gameplay back then through the list. Those were good times.
TG-16/TE/TurboDuo Discussion / Re: Game of the Month: March 2023 - Mad Stalker
« Last post by majors on March 23, 2023, 09:44:20 AM »
Not gonna lie, I did the invincibility trick to go through this month's pick. Great visuals and audio (68000 powah), but man does it get repetitive. It's like a boss fight EVERY enemy group you encounter. The fighting mechanics are good...for a platformer (better than Rise of the Robots!). I kinda get an Alien Soldier vibe from it. I'm also reminded of Tony's walking animation in Crest of Wolf :)

I know PCE Works did a repressing (I'm gonna say that to avoid drama, but ppl here know my thoughts on PCE Works), did that affect the selling price? I thought Mad was a $100+ game but a quick look up seems it's lower. Or is it one of those releases that are hard to differentiate from? I do not own it, but it could be a good showpiece to demonstrate the PCE at events so I may have to add it to my short list if I see a deal.
Chit-Chat / Re: Farland Story Video is Up! (PC-88 Paradise)
« Last post by kazekiri on March 12, 2023, 07:19:52 PM »
Finally got around to covering this game.
Of course Farland Story FX is also included in the video!
Chit-Chat / Re: The Story of Melroon Video is Up! (PC-88 Paradise)
« Last post by kazekiri on March 12, 2023, 08:39:32 AM »
Nice video, man.  As an ijit that can't always remember what he had for breakfast the day before, I enjoy how you notice music being reused from game to game, revealing little breadcrumbs for fans to follow.  I want to replay the PSP games now, but I still have so many other games unplayed.....

I know what it's like, man. I finished Legend of Heroes V back in 2002-2003, so it was like "There. Done! I've conquered the game and don't need to ever play through it again." But then when I actually played through it again 20 years later for the video there was so much about it that I didn't remember accurately. I think I literally made up one of my favorite anecdotes about the game: "There's a cave that gets built up as a big dungeon but then it's just one room with a chest!" Never happened. I couldn't find that cave in the game. It doesn't exist.

Makes me wonder how many other games I played decades ago that I don't actually remember accurately.
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