DC PAL VF3TB

Discussion in 'The Vault' started by Myke, Oct 18, 1999.

  1. Myke

    Myke Administrator Staff Member Content Manager Kage

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    This question is mainly for the UK folk. I understand that the PAL DC was released a few days ago? Have any of you checked out the PAL version of VF3TB? Is it letterboxed and/or slower than the NTSC version? I've been reassured by the Dreamcast Communications Manager here in Sydney that the PAL version (of TB) will not be a 2nd rate NTSC conversion.

    Can you confirm?

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  2. Guest

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    Hi, I acknowledge your request and I'll try to write a little from what I remeber after playing it at the exhibition. Can't do it right now, but we're not ignoring you :)

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  3. uk-guy

    uk-guy Well-Known Member

    Hi Myke,

    I've got the PAL VF3tb in the office. I'll give it a little playtest and tell you my thoughts.

    Regards

    UK Guy





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  4. Myke

    Myke Administrator Staff Member Content Manager Kage

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    Heh, thanks guys, I'll be looking forward to your reports. I'm just a few days away from either buying a PAL DC or importing an NTSC one. The key factor for me is how PAL VF3tb version plays, and I refuse to buy something 2nd rate. BTW, I did read the ECTS report and I wasn't too pleased with the impressions you gave. But I felt I needed to ask about the PAL version again since I wasn't convinced that you saw the final version.

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  5. uk-guy

    uk-guy Well-Known Member

    Myke,

    The PAL version of VF3tb is poor. It runs at 50fps and has ugly black borders. It does however have the vs mode and a 'slightly' improved training mode. If you have the choice then go for the US version.

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  6. Guest

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    Well, if it's about wether you should buy a NTSC version or PAL then without any doubt at all, I would say NTSC, I have imported NTSC only and I would never get a PAL, because never mind what they say. IT IS second rate, there are borders and it plays slower, simple! The characters look a little squashed to. As always. Even though the PALification isn't as bad as Playstation games etc, it's not acceptable to me.

    Just depends how hardcore you are into your games.

    I hope this helps and maybe UK-Guy will be able to help you with his report too.

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  7. Myke

    Myke Administrator Staff Member Content Manager Kage

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    Thanks guys! My mind is now made up, although I can't help but feel a little pissed off at how VF3tb was advertised here. I had read documents with my own eyes claiming that it was optimised to run at 60hz, and would run at full screen. I heard from representatives from OziSoft (the distributor for all things Sega in this country) reassure me that it would be run at full screen with no slow-down. What a load of bullshit! I knew it was too good to be true.

    Now to find a good import store.

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