Nintendo SNES PlayStation finally uncovered! [READ THE FIRST POST BEFORE POSTING!]

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  1. Asianat0r

    Asianat0r Newly Registered

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    https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/3bwyj0/it_took_forever_but_i_finally_got_some_pics_of_my/
    Oh mah gawd.

    MODERATOR NOTE

    This thread is getting very large and people aren't reading the full thread, leading to a lot of pointless duplication and off-topic material cluttering up the thread. Staff requested people only talk about this item, but let's make this clear now:

    • This thread is to discuss the discovered Play Station unit ONLY
    • Discussion on the SNES CD format in general, including other models, belongs in the SNES CD history discussion thread
    Here are some areas that we request you DO NOT DISCUSS in this thread:
    • You think this is a fake (there is plenty of evidence that it is not).
    • Giving legal advice regarding ownership, selling, Nintendo, Sony or anything else (you are most likely NOT a lawyer and, even if you are, it is unlikely you are an IP specialist in the electronics and gaming industries).
    • Giving advice on what the owner should do with it (this includes advising whether he should sell, how much he should sell it for, how he should store it, whether he should open it, that it should be in a museum, whether he should take it to a game shop, advising someone else he should take it to, what power adapter to use, whether he should dump the contents of the cartridge/CD...) - it is his to do with as he pleases
    • Making an offer to purchase it. The owner has stated that it is NOT for sale. In any event, he is a new user and does not meet our requirements to sell, plus this is NOT a marketplace post, If you HAVE to make a genuine and reasonable offer, do so via a private conversation - and don't be upset if you don't get a response! .
    • Offering to send the owner a PSU. These are common and he will be able to find one himself with ease.
    • Asking what is on the cartridge/CD. He doesn't know - but if and when he finds out, it'll be posted.
    Let's keep the discussion friendly and positive - any flaming or being disrespectful to other members will be dealt with.

    If you have something to say, make sure you can back it up with FACT. Wikipedia is not a good source for fact unless a credible source is listed (in which case, quote that instead) - for example, there is NO evidence that there were 200 of these made, sent out and recalled. Also, try to check that something hasn't already been posted in the thread, and check your facts. Here are a few key points:

    • Asianat0r is the OP of this thread, but has no involvement with the machine.
    • The item was first shared on Reddit by analogueboy, who is Dnldbld on ASSEMbler. He is the owner of the item (well, his Dad is!) It was shared here shortly before Reddit went dark, hence we were quoted as source in many articles.
    • Dnldbld's Dad DID NOT work for Sony, or Nintendo. He worked for a bank, as did Olaf Olafsson, who worked for Sony before that. He left the item behind, Dnldbld's Dad was told to throw some items out when the company folded and this was amongst them.
    • Dnldbld has a cartridge with the machine, which may or may not be related. He bellieves he still has a CD in his attic somewhere, too. The contents of both are unknown.
    • Brian has nothing to do with the unit. He used to work for Sony. He is legitimate.
    The patents have been posted in the SNES CD history discussion thread - please don't duplicate them here. However, if you find any that haven't been shared in the other thread, by all means post them... in the other thread! ;)

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  2. MBMM

    MBMM Powered by Pied Piper

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    /u/chooter was outed without admins being notified so other subreddits are collaborating in a blackout to protest. That includes /r/gaming, which is where this thread was hosted.

    Many other subreddits were also reliant on /u/chooter's services as an official contact point for the organisation of AMAs on reddit, including /r/science, /r/books, and /r/Music. So, in order to express their dissatisfaction with the difficulties they have been placed in without /u/chooter, similar to /r/IAmA, they have made themselves private.

    I'm going to throw the user a message and ask if he'd like to hop on here and give us some info.
     
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  4. speedyink

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    Holy crap, I knew these were out there! I am in awe..Hopefully us that can't view the subreddit will get some info as well! So far that picture is amazing..but it leaves me with so many questions!
     
  5. OniLink99999

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    Wow! Never thought we'd see one of these =D Thanks for posting the picture MBMM!

    Just to confirm, is this the CD Add-On that Nintendo and Sony were collaborating on? Or is it a very early prototype design for the Playstation? I know the answer could be (and probably is) both, but just thought I'd try to get some clarification - especially since the reddit is private for the time being.
     
  6. Dnldbld

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    Hey guys,

    I'm the owner of this thing. Don't really know much about it, but I'll try to answer any questions you guys have.
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to speak to us Dnldbld!

    I guess the immediate question is, do you know much about its story? E.g. how your Father ended up with it?
     
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    do you happen to know anybody else that owns one?
     
  9. MSX

    MSX Is secretly 32-bit ---- Site Supporter 2013 & 2014

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    Does your dad have any software for it? Not programming software, but tech demos and such that would run on it.
     
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    My immediate thought:

    What's on the cartridge? Does the system function? Does it have a bios?

    Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions. Try not to be overwhelmed by the attention you'll get.
     
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  11. Dnldbld

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    http://imgur.com/a/Ll9kS

    More pics

    My dad worked for a company, apparently one of the guys he used to work with, I think his name was Olaf, used to work at Nintendo and when my dads company went bankrupt, my dad found it in a box of "junk" he was supposed to throw out.

    I have not had a chance to boot her up, I don't have a power cable at the moment, but it seems like it's a pretty common DC cable. I'll have to get one and see how it goes.
     
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  12. Dnldbld

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    He has a cd and a cartridge, not sure what's on either.

    Nope, even the ones I've seen look like later versions of the one I have.

    I'm almost positive that it's a prototype
     
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  13. OniLink99999

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    Thank you very much for answering our questions Dnldbld! It's amazing how these prototype systems get around haha. I hope you can find a DC Cable that works - I know we'd all love to see what's on the CD and cartridge =D
     
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    Super exciting stuff, you've earned instant legendary status!
     
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    If I remember right, there was the CD add on and then an all-in-one system. Both were from the deal. Think of it like the Sega CD and JVC X'EYE or CDX.
     
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    Would it be at all possible for you to take a picture of the underside of the console? There might be some serial numbers or the like that could be useful.
     
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    It's great you want to answer questions, but please refrain from double posting. If you want to multi-quote posts, just click on the posts you want to reply to and the reply will appear in the quick reply box.

    How did a prototype collaboration between two Japanese companies end up in the US?
     
  18. assembler_EX

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    I still regret being outbid on that.
     
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    I'm sure I don't need to say this, but make absolutely sure that it supplies the correct power and polarity.
     
  20. Dnldbld

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    Apparently my dad got it from a man named Olaf who used to work at Nintendo

    How much did it go for?
     
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