Sega Saturn Region Free BIOS NOOB Questions

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  1. williamgentry

    williamgentry Rising Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I have recently aquired a sega saturn and want to have a crack at replacing the BIOS with a region free BIOS, I have the MX chips and a programmer and have done dreamcast ones before but i have a few questions when it comes to the sega saturn bios.

    I know there are a few models of the sega saturn, Model 1 and 2. and the Hi-Saturn and the
    JVC/Victor V-Saturn.

    My question is what region free bios's do i need to use for Model 1, Model 2 etc...

    is this one universal for all saturns and all revisions etc...
    http://www.mmmonkey.co.uk/sega-saturn-region-free-bios/
     
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    they are all universal, only difference is startup animation etc.
     
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    williamgentry Rising Member

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    Awesome thank you, so do you have a zip folder with the bios files?

    USA v1.00a, USA v1.01a
    Japan v1.00, Japan v1.01
    EUR v1.00a, EUR v1.01a
    Hi-Saturn v1.01, Hi-Saturn v1.02, GameNavi Hi-Saturn v1.03
    V-Saturn v1.00, V-Saturn v1.01
    Samsung Saturn v1.02
     
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  5. williamgentry

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    also am i right in thinking they need byte-swapping before burning?
     
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    If you read the link you were given, you wouldnt be asking that - or asking me in PM for the files.
     
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    i did read the link and got the files....i just didn't understand what WW meant in the filename?
     
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    Worldwide.
     
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    thank you for your help
     
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    I thought I would reply here instead of making a new post. I have a va 0.5 and bought a region free bios. Do I need to wire anything differently or is it a exact swap. The mmmonkey page only covers the smd bios not the 40 pin boos in the older consoles.
     
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    Direct swap
     

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