Panasonic 3DO IDE Adapter Mod Allows Loading Game ISOs From An Internal Hard Drive Or CD-Rom Drive

Panasonic-3DO-IDE-Adapter-Allows-Loading-ISOs-From-An-Internal-Hard-DriveIf there is anything clear about the Panasonic 3DO- its following is no bigger than it ever was back in the day. Despite this small crowd, a 3DO enthusiast has been developing new hardware for Panasonic's fabled console. The 3DO IDE adapter not only allows hard drives to be connected, but game ISOs to be booted from an on screen menu.

That's right, the Panasonic 3DO finally has its own equivalent to the impressive Everdrive flash cartridges thanks to Russian modders. Having started this project back in November 2010, MNEMONIC's aim was to create a permanent solution to restoring the limited life left within the CD laser of his console. After years of hard work the device now offers the Panasonic 3DO functionality we'd never expect to see on the 32-bit console.

The creator of the 3DO IDE Adapter is currently preparing a handful of units as we speak, ready for general sale to those still waving Panasonic's flag. The most basic version of the device featuring CD-Rom drive connectivity (instead of a hard drive) is set to cost approximately £50, where as the more advanced version offering the full works will cost around £120.

Although pricey you can expect to see immortality granted to your 3DO, along with the ultimate solution to booting up classics such as Road Rash, Po'ed, D and Alone in the Dark with little effort.

Panasonic 3DO IDE Adapter with Hard Drive Loader Software Demonstration

To find out more about the 3DO IDE Adapter, head on over to the official webpage with Google Translate at the ready. Those interested in making a purchase or registering interest will be able to find the creator's email address at the bottom of the page.

Link: 3DO IDE Adapter Official Webpage

Last Updated ( 01 February 2012 )  


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(Link to this comment) k1ngarth3r 2012-02-02 00:02
That's pretty cool :-)

Would be good if a guide on how to mod the system yourself would be released
(Link to this comment) BuckoA51 2012-02-02 22:50
Pretty cool?! It's amazing work! Now if only someone made/finished a device like this for the Dreamcast or the Saturn!

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