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    The Unofficial Saturn FAQ Version 2.01 (03/13/03)
    Written/Compiled by Chakan (see credits for more info)
    (c)1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
    
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    Table of Contents
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     - Wait for it...
    
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    X. Introduction
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     Welcome to the Unofficial Saturn FAQ. In this FAQ you'll find all of the
    information you need to even think about the Sega Saturn. Well, at least
    it'd be cool to be that complete, until then let's say you'll find almost
    all of the information available relating to the Sega Saturn. This FAQ is
    pretty much a work in progress, so I'm always open to suggestions, just
    email me at chakan@classicgaming.com.
    
     The USFAQ grew out of the domestic and import game list I was working on
    for a Saturn website I was building (if you want to see it and check for
    the latest version of this FAQ, then look in the credits section for the
    address). When I first started hunting for Saturn information, I found that
    most of the resources were outdated or just containd the same info I found
    everywhere else. The true information was scattered about the web. So I
    decided I'd start this FAQ to help compile all of the information available
    on the Saturn, and to add some new stuff to the pool as well.
    
    =-=Update=-=
    
     At the time I began, John hadn't released his Saturn FAQ, which is a Great
    resource and about 97% accurate. I let this FAQ set for a good, long time
    after the release of John's, but have since decided to continue working on
    this in my free time. For the next few updates, I'll be concentrating on
    re-organizing this FAQ and focusing on a more unique approach. There's some
    great resources that've popped up in the past few years that make my small
    information on some specific subjects look, well, really small and useless.
    So, to summarize, it's going to be a time of self-examination and change.
    Hope you guys like what's going to come of it...
    
     As of this version (2.0), I have to decided to focus entirely on a few
    items that are not covered either completely or accurately in other Saturn
    FAQs available on the internet. There is no need for multiple sources when
    there's tons of great stuff available.
    
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    X. Changes
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     version 2.01 (03/13/03)
    -Added some more of my import recommendations.
    -Updated the description for Dave's Saturn site in the links.
    -Updated some general contact information.
    -I must've incorrectly typed 2302 instead of 2032, as intended. Corrected.
    -I'm drafting up some general technical questions that are often asked
     on my forum and at other places on the net. Look for these to be included
     in the next updated.
    
     version 2.0 (10/20/02)
    -I've started over. Lots of stuff has been completely trashed. Thank me,
     as I'm just saving you time reading stuff you should already know.
    
    Coming soon:
    -Ripping, converting country codes, and burning Saturn games.
    -I'll add my Saturn Swap Trick guide that I wrote anonymously over 2 years
     ago...
    -More Troubleshooting!
    
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    X. Games List
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      This is my favorite part, the games lists. The first section is a listing
    of almost every game released in the US. If you think you know of any
    corrections that need to be made, please email me at
    chakan@classicgaming.com. If you email me telling me that Return Fire was
    released for the US Sega Saturn then you will be listed in a new section of
    the FAQ that will list such fools. :P
    
      A. US Releases
     Note: This list is taken entirely from my friend Will Shaffer's list of
    US Saturn releases. This list is DAMN accurate and don't think otherwise.
    Each game is listed in alphabetical order. It will be updated by myself if
    anyone ever releases a homebrew game or something of that nature.
    
     There are approximately 245 US Saturn games as of this time.
    
    001 - 3D Baseball
    002 - Albert Odyssey: The Legend of Eldean
    003 - Alien Trilogy
    004 - All-Star Baseball
    005 - Alone in the Dark: One-Eyed Jack's Revenge
    006 - A.M.O.K.
    007 - Andretti Racing
    008 - Arcade's Greatest Hits: Atari
    009 - Arcade's Greatest Hits: Williams
    010 - Area 51
    011 - Astal
    012 - Baku Baku
    013 - Bases Loaded '96
    014 - Batman Forever: The Arcade Game
    015 - Battle Arena Toshinden Remix
    016 - Battle Arena Toshinden Ultimate Revenge Attack
    017 - Battle Monsters
    018 - Battle Stations
    019 - Battlesport
    020 - Black Dawn
    021 - Black Fire
    022 - Blast Chamber
    023 - Blazing Dragons
    024 - Blazing Heroes
    025 - Braindead 13
    026 - Breakpoint Tennis
    027 - Bubble Bobble: Featuring Rainbow Islands
    028 - Bug!
    029 - Bug Too!
    030 - Burning Rangers
    031 - Bust-A-Move-2: Arcade Edition
    032 - Bust-A-Move-3
    033 - Casper
    034 - Center Ring Boxing
    035 - Clockwork Knight
    036 - Clockwork Knight 2
    037 - College Slam
    038 - Command and Conquer
    039 - Congo
    040 - Contra: Legacy of War
    041 - Corpse Killer
    042 - Courier Crisis
    043 - Creature Shock
    044 - Crime Wave
    045 - Criticom
    046 - Croc: Legend of the Gobbos
    047 - Crow: City of Angels
    048 - Crusader: No Remorse
    049 - Crypt Killer
    050 - Cyber Speedway
    051 - Cyberia
    052 - D
    053 - Darius Gaiden
    054 - Dark Legend
    055 - Dark Savior
    056 - Darklight Conflict
    057 - Daytona USA
    058 - Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition
    059 - Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Netlink Edition
    060 - Decathlete
    061 - Defcon 5
    062 - Die Hard Arcade
    063 - Die Hard Trilogy
    064 - Doom
    065 - Double Switch
    066 - Dragon Force
    067 - Dragon Heart: Fire and Steel
    068 - Duke Nuke'm 3D
    069 - Earthworm Jim 2
    070 - Enemy Zero
    071 - F1 Challenge
    072 - FIFA Soccer '96
    073 - FIFA Soccer '97
    074 - FIFA World Cup Soccer '98
    075 - Fighters Megamix
    076 - Fighting Vipers
    077 - Frank Thomas' Big Hurt Baseball
    078 - Galactic Attack
    079 - Galaxy Fight
    080 - Gex
    081 - Ghen War
    082 - Golden Axe: The Duel
    083 - Grand Slam '96
    084 - Grid Runner
    085 - Guardian Heroes
    086 - Gun Griffon
    087 - Hang-On GP
    088 - Heir of Zendor
    089 - Herc's Adventures
    090 - Hexen
    091 - Hi-Octane
    092 - Hi Velocity
    093 - Highway 2000
    094 - Horde, The
    095 - House of the Dead, The
    096 - Hyper 3D Pinball
    097 - Impact Racing
    098 - In the Hunt
    099 - Incredible Hulk, The
    100 - Independence Day
    101 - Iron Man/X-O Man-O-War: Heavy Metal
    102 - Iron Storm
    103 - John Madden '97
    104 - John Madden '98
    105 - Johnny Bazookatone
    106 - Last Bronx
    107 - Last Gladiators: Digital Pinball
    108 - Legend of Oasis
    109 - Loaded
    110 - Lost World, The: Jurassic Park 2
    111 - Lunacy
    112 - Machinehead
    113 - Magic Carpet
    114 - Magic Knight Rayearth
    115 - Mansion of the Hidden Souls
    116 - Manx TT Superbike
    117 - Marvel Super Heroes
    118 - Mass Destruction
    119 - Maximum Force
    120 - Mech Warrior II
    121 - Megaman 8: Anniversary Collector's Edition
    122 - Megaman X4
    123 - MLBPA: Bottom of the Ninth
    124 - Minnesota Fats Pool Legend
    125 - Mortal Kombat II
    126 - Mortal Kombat Trilogy
    127 - Mr. Bones
    128 - Myst
    129 - Mystaria: The Realms of Lore
    130 - Nascar '98
    131 - NBA Action
    132 - NBA Action '98
    133 - NBA Jam Extreme
    134 - NBA Jam Tournament Edition
    135 - NBA Live '97
    136 - NBA Live '98
    137 - Need For Speed, The
    138 - NFL '97
    139 - NFL Quarterback Club '96
    140 - NFL Quarterback Club '97
    141 - NHL '97
    142 - NHL '98
    143 - NHL All-Star Hockey
    144 - NHL All-Star Hockey '98
    145 - NHL Break-Away '96
    146 - NiGHTS into Dreams...
    147 - Nightwarriors: Darkstalker's Revenge
    148 - Norse by Norsewest: The Lost Vikings 2
    149 - Off-World Interceptor Extreme
    150 - Olympic Soccer
    151 - Pandemonium
    152 - Panzer Dragoon
    153 - Panzer Dragoon II Zwei
    154 - Panzer Dragoon Saga
    155 - Pebble Beach Golf
    156 - PGA Tour '97
    157 - Powerslave
    158 - Primal Rage
    159 - Pro Pinball
    160 - P.T.O. II: Pacific Theatre of Operations II
    161 - Quake
    162 - Quarterback Attack
    163 - Rampage: World Tour
    164 - Rayman
    165 - Resident Evil
    166 - Revolution-X
    167 - Rise 2: Resurrection
    168 - Road Rash
    169 - Robo Pit
    168 - Robotica
    169 - Romance of the III Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire
    170 - Saturn Bomberman
    171 - Scorcher
    172 - Scud: The Disposable Assassin
    173 - Sega Ages: Afterburner, Outrun, Space Harrier
    174 - Sega Rally Championship plus International Rally
    175 - Sega Rally Championship plus International Rally: Netlink Edition
    176 - Sega Touring Car Championship
    177 - Sega Worldwide Soccer '97
    178 - Sega Worldwide Soccer '98
    179 - Shanghai Triple Threat
    180 - Shell Shock
    181 - Shining Force III
    182 - Shining the Holy Ark
    183 - Shining Wisdom
    184 - Shinobi Legions
    185 - Shockwave Assault
    186 - Sim City 2000
    187 - Skeleton Warriors
    188 - Sky Target
    189 - Slam & Jam '96
    190 - Solar Eclipse
    191 - Sonic 3D Blast
    192 - Sonic Jam
    193 - Sonic R
    194 - Soviet Strike
    195 - Space Hulk
    196 - Space Jam
    197 - Spot Goes To Hollywood
    198 - Star Fighter
    199 - Steep Slope Sliders
    200 - Street Fighter Alpha: Warrior's Dreams
    201 - Street Fighter Alpha 2
    202 - Street Fighter Collection
    203 - Street Fighter: The Movie
    204 - Striker '96
    205 - Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
    206 - Tempest 2000
    207 - Ten Pin Alley
    208 - Tetris Plus!
    209 - Theme Park
    210 - Three Dirty Dwarves
    211 - Thunderstrike 2
    212 - TNN Motorsports: Hardcore 4x4
    213 - Tomb Raider
    214 - True Pinball
    215 - Tunnel B1
    216 - Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
    217 - Valora Valley Golf
    218 - Virtua Cop
    219 - Virtua Cop 2
    220 - Virtua Fighter
    221 - Virtua Fighter 2
    222 - Virtua Fighter Kids
    223 - Virtua Fighter Remix
    224 - Virtua Racing
    225 - Virtual Casino
    226 - Virtual Hydlide
    227 - Virtual-On: Cyber Troopers
    228 - Virtual-On: Cyber Troopers: Netlink Edition
    229 - Virtual Open Tennis
    230 - VR Golf
    231 - VR Soccer
    232 - Warcraft 2: The Dark Saga
    233 - Wing Arms
    234 - Winning Post
    235 - Winter Heat
    236 - Wipeout
    237 - World Cup Golf Pro
    238 - World Series Baseball
    239 - World Series Baseball II
    240 - World Series Baseball '98
    241 - Worldwide Soccer: Sega International Victory Goal Edition
    242 - Worms
    243 - WWF In Your House
    244 - WWF Wrestlemenia: The Arcade Game
    245 - X-Men: Children of the Atom
    
      B. Chakan's EU and JP Recommendations
     Below are a listing of games that English-speaking people can import and
    play without much hassle, sorted by genre. All games are for Japanese SS,
    unless noted by an (E) after the title. These are all good games, imo. This
    listing is not complete, and I will add more when I remember certain games.
    
     ACTION/PLATFORMER
    Bulk Slash
    Princess Crown
    Silhouette Mirage
    
     ADVENTURE
    Deep Fear (E)
    Dracula X: Nocturne in the Moonlight
    
     FIGHTING
    Capcom Generations 5
    Street Fighter Zero 3
    
     SHOOTER
    Capcom Generations 2
    Do Donpachi
    Radiant Silvergun
    Sol Divide
    Strikers 1945 II
    Thunder Force V
    
     For more information on EU or JP Saturn releases, see the following sites:
    
      SegaFans - http://www.classicgaming.com/saturn/
      JapanGaming - http://www.classicgaming.com/japangaming/
      ShinForce - http://www.shinforce.com/
    
     See the "Saturn Sites" section for more addresses that might just have
    some more coverage.
    
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    X. Myths & Legends
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     This is where I shall dispel Saturn-related rumors that have been
    circulated, unfortunately, thanks to the great Interweb.
    
    -Return Fire exists! I saw it in a bargain bin... er, I mean my cousin did!
     Er... or was it that guy on USENet?
    ::Return Fire was never released for the Sega Saturn. It has NEVER been
     spotted by my eyes either A) on EBAY, B) on GameTZ, C) in anyone's
     personal collection up for trade, D) on a Saturn cover scans site, or
     E) anywhere else. This is a myth that needs to DIE!
    
    -Panzer Dragoon Saga/Radiant Silvergun are worth $150 because they're so
     damn rare!
    ::Actually, this is a matter of opinion, but I don't believe that ANYONE
     should be suckered into paying anymore for a game than they have to. Want
     to find PDS/RS for less? DO NOT LOOK ON EBAY. That's all I'll say on the
     matter for now...
    
    -You can play burn a Saturn game to a CD-R and play it thanks to a 4-in-1,
     GameShark, or X cartridge device!
    ::Nope. Some said devices will allow you to play games that were released
     for a different region Saturn, but none will allow you to play burned
     Saturn games. Sorry, kids.
    
    -You can play Saturn games on a 32X/Genesis/Sega CD combo!
    ::Nope, sorry. Sega was trying to add some compatibility at one time (or so
     the press releases said at first), but didn't end up doing so.
    
    -BUT I SAW RETURN FIRE LISTED ON SOME FAQ!
    ::DIE!!!
    
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    X. HELP! (Troubleshooting Fun!)
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     To be re-written entirely... For now:
    
    Q: My Saturn boots directly to the CD control panel. I don't have a cart in
     the cartridge slot, so what's wrong? Also, it looks the time and date are
     wrong now for some odd reason. HELP!
    A: This is a very, very common problem, littlee Joey. First, do one thing
     for me: MAKE SURE THERE'S NOT A FUCKING CARTRIDGE IN THE CART SLOT! Okay?
     Sorry for being so rude and vulgar, but some people just have horrible
     reading comprehension and don't check on things when you mention them...
      Like I said in the above paragraph, this is a very common problem, and
     one that's un-avoidable, unfornately. Your Saturn's internal memory has
     gone ka-put, and all of your system configuration data and game saves are
     now lost. Forever. Sorry, kid. Should've backed it up.
      To get your Saturn back in perfect working order, all you need to do is
     replace a XX-2032 battery. These are the same kind you find in watches
     and other electronic devices to store information. They die eventually and
     you have to replace them. You can get one for a few bucks at the local
     RadioShack. In case you were wondering about the X's... well, don't worry
     your pretty little head about the X's...
    
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    X. Where Can I Find...
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     So you just bought a Saturn and you are pretty much clueless as to where
    to find games, accesories, or cheat codes. Well, thanks to the internet,
    there are a variety of places to look for Saturn-related stuff. This
    listing is taken directly from my website, and will be updated whenever my
    website's listing is updated. If you've got a source, send it in!
    
    - http://www.sega-parts.com - Sega-Parts.com
     Supposedly an "authorized" Sega e-tailer. Whatever that means. Good place
    for cables and such if you can't find them elsewhere.
    
    - http://www.tototek.com - Tototek
     He's got interesting things... site's slow sometimes. Be patient.
    
    - http://www.videogamedepot.com - Video Game Depot
     Reliable to the bone. 
    
    - http://www.gamechoice.com.hk - Game Choice
    
    - http://www.unitedgame.com - United Game
    
    - http://www.mcvans.com - McVans
    
    - http://www.usedgames.com/sega/saturn - Used Games
    
    - http://www.wolfgames.com - Wolfgames
     Private seller, but reliable. Has various import games.
    
    - http://www.vglq.com - VGLQ
     You can pick up some average titles here.
    
    - http://www.saturn-planet.com - Saturn Planet> (previously Saturn Direct)
    
     As for other resource, check out the fabulous GameTZ.com. It's a service
    that allows hundreds of gamers to list their collections, their want lists,
    and run searches for matches. Excellent. Then there's always Ebay...
    
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    X. Saturn Sites
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     The following is a listing of worthwhile Saturn sites to visit, listed in
    the order that I think of them. Heh.
    
      SegaFans - http://www.classicgaming.com/saturn/
     My Sega site. Features exclusive videos, reviews, and more. You like it.
     It likes you! :)
    
      Sega-Saturn.com - http://www.sega-saturn.com
     Dave Z's site's a great resource! Nice guy after all. :)
    
      ShinForce - http://www.shinforce.com/
     Shinobi's site is another excellent multi-platform Sega site like SF.
    
      Sega Saturn Magazine http://www.classicgaming.com/saturn/magazine/
     Ryan N.'s great SS Magazine. SEE IT AT LEAST ONCE! This site has a very
     unique approach to covering Saturn games... Very in-depth.
    
      JapanGaming - http://www.classicgaming.com/japangaming/
     Good source for some Saturn import game information.
    
      And, finally, for more Saturn (and other Sega-related) sites, hit up
    SegaPike ( http://www.classicgaming.com/saturn/segapike/ ), the web's one
    and only Sega search engine/web directory.
    
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    X. Credits
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     The Unofficial Saturn FAQ was written by Chakan/SedatedHatred. Version 1.0
    was released in late August, 1999. Version 2.0 was released on October
    10th, 2002. For contact info, see the end of this document. You may use
    this FAQ on your website as long as it appears in its entirety. Email if
    you'd like to me to note that the FAQ can be found at your site. If you
    decide to use it for a purpose that you'll make money off of, then you
    better contact me first. I do not like the idea of other people making
    money off of my work.
    
     Special Thanks to:
    *The Saturn/Sega fan community
    -At SegaFans, SegaXtreme, and other places. I've learned so much from you
     all, either related to the Saturn, games, or life in general. Much love,
     brothers... may we all play some Saturn Bomberman in the sky when we part
     from this damned rock FULL OF IDIOTS WHO CLAIM RETURN FIRE WAS RELEASED!!!
    *Wesley Reiser wesley.reiser@ulbbs.com
    -For making the original Saturn FAQ.
    *John
    -For including in-accurate information in his FAQ and not correcting it. :)
     Seriously, I probably ended up learning one or two things from his FAQ.
    *Bylan
    -He answered so many of my questions back when I was a Saturn newb. *sigh*
     Thanks, man.
    
    
     If you have any comments, suggestions, questions, etc. Email me at
    chakan@classicgaming.com .
    
    =-=End of FAQ=-=

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