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EPMyCard?!
Post Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 5:02 pm
<center><img src="http://www.linkclub.or.jp/~nof-h/suka_sega/catalog/mk3-hdsft/epmy.jpg"></center>


I was browsing an interesting japanese site I found in the Disc System thread, and stumbled across this little pic.
Here's the page link if the pic doesn't work: http://www.linkclub.or.jp/~nof-h/suka_sega/catalog/mk3-hdsft/mk3-hdsft.html#

Anyway, an EPMycard? I see EPROM, or possibly EEPROM (kinda hard to make out) in the pic.

So, I guess if this was ever released, it'd mean there's a writable/re-writable My Card somewhere.
Anyone ever hear about this?

oh, and here's a few other interesting things:
http://www.linkclub.or.jp/~nof-h/suka_sega/consumer/g-ice/g-ice.html

http://www.linkclub.or.jp/~nof-h/suka_sega/catalog/scsg/sps.gif

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 7:58 pm
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> I was browsing an interesting japanese site I found in the Disc System thread, and stumbled across this little pic.
> Here's the page link if the pic doesn't work: http://www.linkclub.or.jp/~nof-h/suka_sega/catalog/mk3-hdsft/mk3-hdsft.html#

> Anyway, an EPMycard? I see EPROM, or possibly EEPROM (kinda hard to make out) in the pic.

> So, I guess if this was ever released, it'd mean there's a writable/re-writable My Card somewhere.
> Anyone ever hear about this?

This is a scan from the very common poster that come with all Sega Mark III. There's a poster/ad sheet which show that at the bottom.

Someone own a few of those prototype cards. Basically they were meant to be rewritten in shop, so that people could buy one EP My Card and pay a little amount to get a new card game written on it.

I once spotted an obscure auction in Japan with someone selling a Teddy Boy Blues cartridge with no label (note: Teddy Boy Blues was only released as a card in Japan). The Japanese guy I referred the auction too (hoping that I could buy it) bought it for him.

The dump gave Teddy Boy Blues (32 kb) plus about 40 bytes of footer including strings "C-501" (Teddy Boy Blues product number) and "1800YEN". Certainly a prototype cartridge to test the system.

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> oh, and here's a few other interesting things:
http://www.linkclub.or.jp/~nof-h/suka_sega/consumer/g-ice/g-ice.html

That's Great Ice Hockey. Prize of a BEEP! contest in 1987, to celebrate the release of Phantasy Star. 1000 copies given for the contest. I have one :)

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> http://www.linkclub.or.jp/~nof-h/suka_sega/catalog/scsg/sps.gif

I don't think this is SG-1000 related.
It shows Zippy Race, Space Slalom and Up'n Down. Both Zippy Race and Space Slalom were released for SG-1000, but they don't look this those.
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 12:01 am
Here:










Shown at a meeting in Nagano, November 1999:


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Those posts make me realize how much knowledge there is still to share. Hopefully everything will be properly published someday.
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Post Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 7:47 pm
So, were these released to the public, or are they just really finished looking prototypes?


...and how do you turn a Mark III so brown?!
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> So, were these released to the public, or are they just really finished looking prototypes?

They are prototypes.

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> ...and how do you turn a Mark III so brown?!

That's the first question I asked :)
I think it's just lots of sun.
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