Sega Saturn Full Region Free Mod


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All repair/modification work is carried out subject to our terms and conditions. Once you have placed your order, details of where to ship your hardware will be sent to your e-mail address. Prices do NOT include return postage. To estimate return postage we recommend Parcel2Go. Parcels will be returned by Royal Mail or UPS only.

Have your Sega Saturn fully upgraded with this modification which includes the region free BIOS and the switchless 50/60hz mod. This mod will allow you to play any game from any region at the correct speed. If you want the works for your Sega Saturn, this is it!

The region free BIOS replaces the Saturn’s original BIOS and allows games from any region to boot instantly on your console. No messing with cartridges, ugly external switches or cycling through LEDs, just put the disc in and go. Please note this mod does not circumvent copy protection, so called backup or pirate copies of games will still not run. 

Furthermore, this modification will also change the behaviour of your Saturn’s reset button. A quick press will still reset the console, but pressing and holding the button will toggle the machine between 50hz and 60hz output. If you intend to play import games on your PAL Saturn, this mod is a must have, since it allows you to play the games at the correct speed. You can also use this mod with certain PAL titles, resulting in smoother gameplay at 60hz on unoptimised titles.

Note:- We strongly recommend playing your Sega Saturn console using an RGB cable. On some televisions, import games may appear in black and white when using composite or S-Video connections.

Model 1 console owners:- The 50/60hz switch mod is marginally more complex on Model 1 Saturns, hence the small increase in price. You can identify if you have a model 1 console by checking the power buttons. If the buttons are oval shaped rather than round, you have a model 1 machine. Certain very early model 1 consoles have socketed EPROM chips for their BIOS, if we find this to be the case in your Saturn we will offer you a substantial discount on the price of fitting the region free BIOS. There are a very small number of Model 1 Saturn consoles that have Model 2 style cases, but we’ll let you know if we find your Saturn to be one of these.

Due to minuscule differences in video timings between PAL and NTSC consoles, users connecting modified PAL consoles to HDTVs (either directly or via an upscaler such as an XRGB) may experience stuttering/juddering during scrolling in games when playing in 60hz. This is not a fault with our modding process (we’re just the only website honest enough to tell you it could happen). This does not affect CRT users, see this page for more information.

As stated above, this modification includes both the 50/60hz switch and the region-free BIOS chip. If you only need one or the other, you can get the region free BIOS here and the 50/60hz mod here.

Still confused as to which Saturn mods you need?, check out this article, leave a comment or contact us directly.

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