Radica Compatibility testing...

Includes but not limited to: SNES, Genesis, Sega CD, PlayStation 1, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, Game Gear and I guess the Virtual Boy.

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paulpsomiadis
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Try, try again...

Post by paulpsomiadis » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:29 am

It's probably one of the following...

1) Busted track :roll:

2) Solder short :roll:

3) Wires too long :roll:

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1) Be sure to check ALL the tracks on the Radica for breaks - you wouldn't BELIEVE how crappy the mainboards on these mass produced 'el-cheapo' multi game devices are. :P

2) Check to make sure you haven't accidentally bridged or shorted anything - it's REALLY easy to do! :?

3) Wires should ideally be about the thickness of standard IDE cable (except GROUND wires, which should be thicker). They should have a MAX length of around four inches from the mainboard to the cart slot. :wink:

NOTE - you can NOT link to the cart slot via some veroboard, even if the cart slot is ON the veroboard. It just stops the Radica from working. :?

I've been wanting to get my hands on an SF2 Radica for a while to see how they added the second controller port (also to see if the design differs - which I suspect it does...) :wink:

If you are sick of trying to get it to work, you could always post it to me and let me do the work for you! 8)

(Mind you, I live in the U.K. though...) :roll:
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Post by xenepp » Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:59 am

Yep, the SF2 Radica has an extra controller port on it.

Are these getting hard to find now then? Guess my custom PCB might look a bit more attractive now then :D

-Joel

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Eh, what?

Post by paulpsomiadis » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:42 pm

custom PCB
Oh really? :shock:

And where have you been hiding that one - you never mentioned it before you sneaky so-and-so!
:wink:
Give us a look then! 8)
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Post by xenepp » Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:52 am

Look here and register your interest:

http://benheck.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=17524

I've not designed the PCB yet but I do have a stripped Radica board that'd be easy to put into CAD and modify for our needs.

Doesn't seem to be that popular so far though, I can only assume due to the Radica's inadequacies. :(

-Joel

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Additional Radica MODs

Post by paulpsomiadis » Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:33 pm

Those of you interested in some of the other MODs for the Radica (other than the cartrige slot). :D

Check out my compilation thread HERE :wink: :

http://benheck.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=222175#222175
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Post by Basement_Modder » Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:21 am

Comparing it to other "on-a-chip" devices, radica has pretty high compatibility.

Pretty cool considering that it wasn't even intended to have a cart slot. :D
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Re: Radica Compatibility testing...

Post by jpx72 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:19 am

Is this topic still alive? Think not but here is my addition:
My Devster SNK modded UK/PAL Sega Radica SF2:
Sonic and Knuckles (PAL/EUR) - works!
Sonic and Knuckles (NTSC/USA) - works!
Alien Soldier (PAL/EUR) - works!
Sonic 2 (PAL/EUR) - works! (both players -both joypads)
Biohazzard Battle (PAL/EUR) - works!

EDIT: tested new carts:
Sonic 3 (PAL/EUR) - not working
Sonic 3 (???/CHINA) - works! (pirate cartridge without SRAM)

EDIT2:
Sonic and Knuckles (PAL/EUR and NTSC/USA) lock-on w/Sonic 3 (PAL/EUR) - not working
Sonic and Knuckles (PAL/EUR and NTSC/USA) lock-on w/Sonic 3 (???/CHINA) - works!
Mega Games 6-in-1 (PAL/EUR) - not working

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Re: Radica Compatibility testing...

Post by weaponepsilon » Mon May 02, 2011 4:26 pm

Does anyone need a RADICA? I have found a few CHEAP! Let me know via PM ASAP!
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Re: Radica Compatibility testing...

Post by MCJeffsy » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:14 am

Hello guys,

So sorry that this is my first post here. I have just been getting involved with the scene again.

I am located in the UK, and would love for someone to mod my radica with all of the available mods. Does anyone have any contacts in the UK?

I notice that Paul has lots of experience in this department, but he doesn't seem to have been to this site in a while.

I may try to PM him.

Does anyone know any other sites I may be able to get in contact with Paul?
Any assistance is very welcome with regards to the above mods!

Thanks guys!

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