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    Default Will Laseractive play japanese LD-roms and Laserdiscs

    Of course the LD-Roms is with the US Sega Pac. Just wanted to know if it would play either of these as there are many cool Japanese Laserdiscs out there.


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    This is a very good question and I'd like to know as well.

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    I believe the answers in this thread indicate YES

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    My Laseractive was region free....it would play anything. I can only assume it would play Japanese LD discs as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xfrumx View Post
    Of course the LD-Roms is with the US Sega Pac. Just wanted to know if it would play either of these as there are many cool Japanese Laserdiscs out there.
    You should be able to play Japanese Mega LD and LD-Rom discs on a US Laseractive system however I don't think you'll get very far trying to play a LD-Rom disc if you only have the Sega Pac.

    Nice thread. I need to give my Laseractive some luvin'.

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    What about Japanese Sega CD games on a US Laseractive or vice versa? I suppose I could just go TRY it but obviously that would require me to get up out of my chair...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cryomancer View Post
    What about Japanese Sega CD games on a US Laseractive or vice versa? I suppose I could just go TRY it but obviously that would require me to get up out of my chair...
    I believe SCD games are still locked out, but if you're adventurous (and have a chip burner), I think you can go to http://www.gamesx.com for information. I think the BIOS chips in the Genesis console adapter were socketed, so you don't have to desolder and resolder the chip every time you want to change regions. With a little work, you may be able to set up a little rig and a switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cryomancer View Post
    What about Japanese Sega CD games on a US Laseractive or vice versa? I suppose I could just go TRY it but obviously that would require me to get up out of my chair...
    You know...I started thinking about this in detail and remembered I had both a Genesis and Mega Drive module. As seen in the pics, both will play "Mega LD" games but each plays either US CD/cart titles and the other plays Japanese titles. The one cool thing is that the Laseractive unit itself does not care if you are using a US or Japanese Genesis/Megadrive module.

    Us module in the CLD-A100, Japanese on the side:


    US boot screen:


    Japanese boot screen:



    Hope this helps!

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    Wow, with the DP online guide just a click away, amazing that this is actually a question.

    http://www.digitpress.com/DP/cmf/game.cmf?gameid=2198
    http://www.digitpress.com/DP/cmf/game.cmf?gameid=2197

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    Regular Japanese laserdiscs will play in any u.s. laserdisc machine (laseractive or not) - they were all NTSC and with lasers there were no region codes like DVDs have. (You also don't need any module in the laseractive to play regular lasers).

    Hong Kong and Korean laserdiscs were also NTSC.

    The European laserdiscs were PAL and not compatible with NTSC machines.

    (Note that where the discs were pressed is not always in line with the format - since there were fairly few manufacturing plants for lasers NTSC discs were sometimes pressed in PAL countries and vice versa).

    There are also some PALCOM game laserdiscs out there - they are not compatible with the laseractive and (as I understand it) required a computer that interfaced with a special laserdisc player to operate.
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    Funny thing... I recently bought Hyperion. I was told it was the US version, but I was pissed off when what I received was the Japanese version! The sleeve is covered in kanji, so I don't know how the seller could have made that mistake

    However, the game works fine on my North American system and is entirely in english (menus, voice-over, everything), so oh well. I've heard that most North American releases have the option for Japanese language... do the Japanese versions have an English option too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ze_ro View Post
    Funny thing... I recently bought Hyperion. I was told it was the US version, but I was pissed off when what I received was the Japanese version! The sleeve is covered in kanji, so I don't know how the seller could have made that mistake

    However, the game works fine on my North American system and is entirely in english (menus, voice-over, everything), so oh well. I've heard that most North American releases have the option for Japanese language... do the Japanese versions have an English option too?

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    Ouch, looks like I need to explain this gain.

    all MegaLD and LDRom2 games are UNIVERSALLY COMPATIBLE, meaning all Mega LD games will work with any Sega modules, Genesis or Mega Drive, LDRom2 games will work with either TurboGrafx module or PC Engine module.

    As for laungauges, please NOTE:

    All games are either in English or give you options of English or Japanese, however the following games are ONLY in the language of their perspective territories, so it's either Japanese or English ONLY

    -Don Quixote
    -Melon Brains
    -Goku
    -The Great Pyramid (if you have US version please verify)

    All the Japanese exclisive porn titles are Japanese only, as well as Demon's Judgement. You don't really need language instructions on Vajra2 and Time Gal

    Now, as for Genesis and Sega CD games, in general, you'll need Genesis module, I'm saying in general since early Genesis games don't have region lockout, to play Japanese Mega CD/MD games you'll need MegaDrive module, but this can be plugged into your US CLD-A100 which is what I recommend as Jp unit will have different voltage.

    Both NEC modules will play CD/SCD games in both terr, if you have Arcae Card Duo (the thin blue one, don't use the orange Pro fat one since it'll get stuck), you can also play ACD games on your PC-Engine module, however, if you have the NEC version of the PC-Engine module, 9 ACD games won't work on it.

    add: hucard games will ONLY work with their respective modules, but either one can be plugged into US CLD-A100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalpress View Post
    Wow, with the DP online guide just a click away, amazing that this is actually a question.

    http://www.digitpress.com/DP/cmf/game.cmf?gameid=2198
    http://www.digitpress.com/DP/cmf/game.cmf?gameid=2197
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