anybody interested in a Super Famicon?

Jeremy Illingworth

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There is one at the local thrift store, with the mod to play US games. I think its six bucks, plus shipping. If anybody wants it, let me know and I'll go back and pick it up. Console only, no controllers or cables, although the A/V is the same as the N64 and the controllers should be that same as the US ones.

jeremy
 

BrianB

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I'd be interested in that, Jeremey, if the shipping's low. What'd you reckon it'd cost to ship to Texas?
 

Romier S

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ME ME ME!!!

I want if Brian loses interest (contemplates how to remove Brian from the picture......)
 

Jeff Kleist

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BTW: All you need to mod a Super Famicom for imports is a pair of pliers

push down the dust cover thingy, and you'll see 2 tabs sticking up near where the cart connects. Use said pliers to snap off this tabs and you're done
 

Morgan Jolley

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Doesn't removing those things make your SNES/SFC into an international one (can play US/EU/JP games)?
 

Jeff Kleist

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Yup. You can do a similar thing to an N64 with a gamebit screwdriver. Yank out a little bar and you're good. Until GC, Nintendo has always used physical lockouts that are easily defeated
 

Morgan Jolley

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I think that the switch that can be modded into the GCN is a neat little way to break through the region lockout, but I would prefer that it not exist at all.

At least they're making it relatively easy to go around lockouts. The GBA doesn't even have any.
 

BrianB

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Actually, after my purchases this week, I can't afford it (even though it's so cheap). I've bought way way too many games this week. 5 arrived yesterday, with a BIG parcel of Saturn games due from the UK, and that doesn't count the deal I did for 3 old DC games on GameTZ last night. Sigh. So many games, so little time...
So, second in line, it's yours

At least they're making it relatively easy to go around lockouts.
For NTSC machines yes, but in the grand old Nintendo tradition, they've apparently done their upmost to make the PAL machines incompatible with NTSC games. None of the other big console makers bother doing this. Sigh.
 

Scott Falkler

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Just for info, the controllers are the same except the cords are longer and the buttons are not as colorful on the US ones...
 

Morgan Jolley

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If I rip the two little tabs out of my SNES and sold it on E-bay, should I call it "Damaged SNES" or "International SNES"?
 

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