I woke up today with this idea in my head: Would it be possible to put the guts of a Genesis/Sega CD/32X setup inside a Saturn shell?
Here's how I envision it: Have a Neptune-type Genesis/32X setup (like Rekarp's) inside the case and have the cartridge slot in the same position as the Saturn's cartridge slot, and then add a Sega CD motherboard and CD drive so that you can also play Sega CD/32X CD games. Also, it'd preferably only require one power adapter, or use an internal PSU and just keep the standard Saturn power cord.
I think it'd make an awesome project, and it's one I'd love to tackle someday, provided I can get my hands on all of the add-ons again. (I don't want to chop up my personal systems just in case I screw up, you see. Not until I've had more practice, anyways.) However, since I've never opened up my Sega CD or seen pictures of the motherboard, I don't know just how feasible it would be to fit everything inside.
Also, I've heard rumors that the Saturn's CD drive is similar to that of the Sega CD and that it's possible to do a straight-across swap, which would make this project all that much easier. However, you know how it is with things you hear on the internet, so is there any truth to this?
Finally, if I, or someone else, were to take on this project, I'd personally want it to resemble a Saturn as much as possible, so is it even remotely possible to keep the Saturn's controller ports and use a Saturn controller to play games? I much prefer the Saturn's controllers to the Genesis's controllers, so if this is possible, that'd be excellent, but if it's not (which I suspect is the most likely), it's no big deal.
So, possible? Impossible? Totally insane? I leave that for you, the experienced modders, to decide.
Fire. Youve probably heard of it?
No he's from Canada.