Sega ringedge worth getting?

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    • android wrote:

      If you put any video card to the RignEdge, or a flashed, card, etc, it will boot and you will get video, etc, up to the Segaboot (The screen that shows you the RingEdge logo), then you will get an error message and only low resolution video output.

      What happens then is the same that if you put a new video card in to your PC and you don't install drivers, you will get a 640x480 video screen or if you are lucky a 1024x768.

      When you install drivers in your PC, all the drivers references a concreted video card with a specific Windows GUID, VID and PID,etc, if you change the video card for one indentical from the same manufacturer, you will need to reinstall drivers again.

      On the RingEdge is worst, because the file system on the SSD is mounted as read only , is windows embeded and has EWF (Enhanced Write Filter) installed, so that way the SSD is not corrupted when you power it off, without shutting down the windows properly.

      But in any case if you change video card, even if you are lucky to find one that can be flashed with sega firmware and works, you will never been able to install a game from DVD and keychip.

      During the installation from an original DVD+ Keychip, lot of signatures are compared and if something is not original, the Installer just shows you an error and refuses to install.

      Your best chance is try to buy an original RingEdge video card in Yahoo auctions, they appear there from time to time, or get a new RingEdge in Yahoo auctions, sometimes are sold for just 1000 yens, even if the RingEdge is not working, you can get an spare video card.

      Have you or anyone you know attempted this and failed trying to do it?
    • When it comes to anything Sega RingXXXXXX related, just listen closely to what Android says and follow along, you wont have any regrets ;)


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    • gamemaster14 wrote:

      android wrote:

      If you put any video card to the RignEdge, or a flashed, card, etc, it will boot and you will get video, etc, up to the Segaboot (The screen that shows you the RingEdge logo), then you will get an error message and only low resolution video output.

      What happens then is the same that if you put a new video card in to your PC and you don't install drivers, you will get a 640x480 video screen or if you are lucky a 1024x768.

      When you install drivers in your PC, all the drivers references a concreted video card with a specific Windows GUID, VID and PID,etc, if you change the video card for one indentical from the same manufacturer, you will need to reinstall drivers again.

      On the RingEdge is worst, because the file system on the SSD is mounted as read only , is windows embeded and has EWF (Enhanced Write Filter) installed, so that way the SSD is not corrupted when you power it off, without shutting down the windows properly.

      But in any case if you change video card, even if you are lucky to find one that can be flashed with sega firmware and works, you will never been able to install a game from DVD and keychip.

      During the installation from an original DVD+ Keychip, lot of signatures are compared and if something is not original, the Installer just shows you an error and refuses to install.

      Your best chance is try to buy an original RingEdge video card in Yahoo auctions, they appear there from time to time, or get a new RingEdge in Yahoo auctions, sometimes are sold for just 1000 yens, even if the RingEdge is not working, you can get an spare video card.
      Have you or anyone you know attempted this and failed trying to do it?
      If @android says so that's enough for me.
      He didn't say I believe that, but rather It's like that. He's been there, done that....twice.
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    • gamemaster14 wrote:

      android wrote:

      If you put any video card to the RignEdge, or a flashed, card, etc, it will boot and you will get video, etc, up to the Segaboot (The screen that shows you the RingEdge logo), then you will get an error message and only low resolution video output.

      What happens then is the same that if you put a new video card in to your PC and you don't install drivers, you will get a 640x480 video screen or if you are lucky a 1024x768.

      When you install drivers in your PC, all the drivers references a concreted video card with a specific Windows GUID, VID and PID,etc, if you change the video card for one indentical from the same manufacturer, you will need to reinstall drivers again.

      On the RingEdge is worst, because the file system on the SSD is mounted as read only , is windows embeded and has EWF (Enhanced Write Filter) installed, so that way the SSD is not corrupted when you power it off, without shutting down the windows properly.

      But in any case if you change video card, even if you are lucky to find one that can be flashed with sega firmware and works, you will never been able to install a game from DVD and keychip.

      During the installation from an original DVD+ Keychip, lot of signatures are compared and if something is not original, the Installer just shows you an error and refuses to install.

      Your best chance is try to buy an original RingEdge video card in Yahoo auctions, they appear there from time to time, or get a new RingEdge in Yahoo auctions, sometimes are sold for just 1000 yens, even if the RingEdge is not working, you can get an spare video card.
      Have you or anyone you know attempted this and failed trying to do it?

      I know what i'm talking about, just an example, of what can be done with a simple RingEdge and enought months of work:

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

    • Never doubted you man, just wanted to make sure. Just to verify flashing the official Nvidia 9600gt reference card with that bios rom would not work at all? (I was just wondering this because the card I have seen in pictures appears to be a nivida branded one)

      Just wondering, did it take a lot of experimentation to get that Grid game running? Did the os have to be majorly modified in order to get it to work with the graphics card? Are the Europa-R and RingEdge main boards pretty similar?


      I had a couple more general RingEdge questions, (after seeing it in person)

      Under the SSD there appears to be some sort of port for another storage device, what exactly is that for?

      Does the RingEdge in any configuration use an external sound card or do all games work off of the integrated motherboard sound?

      Like the Lindbergh, do any RingEdge games use an upgraded video card to make them run better? (Standard Lindberghs used Geforce 6 but later games use Geforce 7800 I believe, unless that was just a multi kit thing)
    • My ID8 is not cracked, it is 100% original.

      But the updates can be downloaded online in automatic way if you are in Japan and you pay a subscription to all.net, or can be extracted from an original updated board and added to another game SSD, manually....

      The post was edited 3 times, last by android ().

    • Well they aren't backwards compatible so to speak. If you have an edge1 game and keychip you can't just plug it in and play on the edge 2. It would need to be converted by someone with the proper knowledge to work. Will Ring 2 run Ring 1 games? Yes. But only after a conversion. It's not an easy task to do.

      That being said, always buy one with a keychip.