IDE DVD-ROMs for the 246/256 that do and don't work

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    • IDE DVD-ROMs for the 246/256 that do and don't work

      I am looking for cheap alternatives for IDE DVD-ROMs. Especially ones that will work on the Namco System 246 and run Tekken 4. I will be posting what I find and I encourage others to do the same. I see lists here and there of a handful but there are thousands of IDE DVD-ROMs out there that may fit the bill.

      DO NOT WORK ON 246/256 - NOTE: The Lite On will get the machine to say "Good Morning" before it stalls out.

      DO NOT WORK ON 246/256
      -My Stuff-
      Namco Sys 11 (Tek1&2 Ver.B, SE Ver.2 )
      Namco Sys 12 (Ehrgeiz, Tek3, TekTT, SC)
      Namco Sys 246 (Tek4, SC 2, some Gundam Games)
      Namco Sys 256 (Tek5 DR, more Gundam games)

      Sega Showcase (TTX2 Multi)
      NeoGeo (161in1)
      Burgertime (Dedicated)
      Capcom Big Blue (HyerSpin)
      Namco cab (2x6 Multi)
      Dynamo HS-5 (Taito F3 Bust-A-Move Again)
      Atomiswave (Ranger Mission)
      Atomiswave (Naomi2 NetBoot)
      Area 51 (Dedicated)
      Z Back (Empty)
      Space Invaders Cocktail (Empty)
      Capt America and The Avengers (Dedicated)
    • gamemaster14 wrote:

      The DVD Drive that came in my Namco System 246 B Board is an AsusTek DVD-E818A3 Drive. It works with Soul Calibur 2, Soul Calibur 3 Arcade Edition and Tekken 4 Version D.
      What revision and manufacture month? Do you have a picture by chance?
      -My Stuff-
      Namco Sys 11 (Tek1&2 Ver.B, SE Ver.2 )
      Namco Sys 12 (Ehrgeiz, Tek3, TekTT, SC)
      Namco Sys 246 (Tek4, SC 2, some Gundam Games)
      Namco Sys 256 (Tek5 DR, more Gundam games)

      Sega Showcase (TTX2 Multi)
      NeoGeo (161in1)
      Burgertime (Dedicated)
      Capcom Big Blue (HyerSpin)
      Namco cab (2x6 Multi)
      Dynamo HS-5 (Taito F3 Bust-A-Move Again)
      Atomiswave (Ranger Mission)
      Atomiswave (Naomi2 NetBoot)
      Area 51 (Dedicated)
      Z Back (Empty)
      Space Invaders Cocktail (Empty)
      Capt America and The Avengers (Dedicated)
    • OK I FINALY got a DVD-ROM that works perfectly. Plays Tekken 4 with no glitches no stalls or anything..



      Now this drive below will work in a 246/256 but will not play Tekken 4. This is the one that came in the Soul Calibur 2 unit.

      -My Stuff-
      Namco Sys 11 (Tek1&2 Ver.B, SE Ver.2 )
      Namco Sys 12 (Ehrgeiz, Tek3, TekTT, SC)
      Namco Sys 246 (Tek4, SC 2, some Gundam Games)
      Namco Sys 256 (Tek5 DR, more Gundam games)

      Sega Showcase (TTX2 Multi)
      NeoGeo (161in1)
      Burgertime (Dedicated)
      Capcom Big Blue (HyerSpin)
      Namco cab (2x6 Multi)
      Dynamo HS-5 (Taito F3 Bust-A-Move Again)
      Atomiswave (Ranger Mission)
      Atomiswave (Naomi2 NetBoot)
      Area 51 (Dedicated)
      Z Back (Empty)
      Space Invaders Cocktail (Empty)
      Capt America and The Avengers (Dedicated)

      The post was edited 1 time, last by Dreygor ().

    • Also just because I found a drive that works for me .. don't stop posting those pictures and info! Drives do fail .. it would be nice to be able to find a replacement at the drop of a hat!
      -My Stuff-
      Namco Sys 11 (Tek1&2 Ver.B, SE Ver.2 )
      Namco Sys 12 (Ehrgeiz, Tek3, TekTT, SC)
      Namco Sys 246 (Tek4, SC 2, some Gundam Games)
      Namco Sys 256 (Tek5 DR, more Gundam games)

      Sega Showcase (TTX2 Multi)
      NeoGeo (161in1)
      Burgertime (Dedicated)
      Capcom Big Blue (HyerSpin)
      Namco cab (2x6 Multi)
      Dynamo HS-5 (Taito F3 Bust-A-Move Again)
      Atomiswave (Ranger Mission)
      Atomiswave (Naomi2 NetBoot)
      Area 51 (Dedicated)
      Z Back (Empty)
      Space Invaders Cocktail (Empty)
      Capt America and The Avengers (Dedicated)
    • Thanks for the info - I got (2) SD-616 that I thought would work, but neither played Tekken4.

      I had a Toshiba 1612K that worked fine with Tekken4 - but died, so need to find a replacement.

      I just bought an IBM GSA-4082B per your picture above - hoping it works great!

      Matt
      Arcade MultiSystems:

      Sega: ST-V (Darksoft), Naomi 2 w/Net Dimm,Capcom CPS2 (Darksoft) , Capcom CPS3 (Darksoft), Neo Geo MV-1B (Darksoft)
    • With Tekken 4 the worst issue is a feature modern DVD drives have, where they slow down the disc to 1x when they detect constant reading at low data rate (they assume the drive is playing DVD Video, reducing the speed is meant to reduce acoustic noise produced at the drive) which Tekken 4 is not programmed to deal with. It will act as if the disc is scratched (I.E.: freeze).

      Also, during the attract mode fight there's no DVD ROM accesses and it lasts long enough for some drives to actually stop the disc. That too will cause Tekken 4 to freeze as it won't issue a command to spin up the disc.

      And as the OP notes, a couple of drives fail at ATAPI command level, the game won't even get started.
    • Well - I got the *exact* same IBM drive listed above (see pic) - and it doesn't work with Tekken 4... :(

      I think I have recently bought 6 DVD's off of ebay looking for one that works with T4.

      Matt
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      Arcade MultiSystems:

      Sega: ST-V (Darksoft), Naomi 2 w/Net Dimm,Capcom CPS2 (Darksoft) , Capcom CPS3 (Darksoft), Neo Geo MV-1B (Darksoft)
    • Hmmmm - i am very sure it worked on the 256 in 246+ mode - because that is all I was using to play it. My 246 is away in a closet... but I will check tonite to see if this IBM DVDROM works on the 246!

      Matt
      Arcade MultiSystems:

      Sega: ST-V (Darksoft), Naomi 2 w/Net Dimm,Capcom CPS2 (Darksoft) , Capcom CPS3 (Darksoft), Neo Geo MV-1B (Darksoft)