Playing backups on Sega Saturn in 2018. Options?

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  1. Bonny
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    Topic.

    I guess, it's not possible to just burn the backups with a common/special program to a disc, right? Only a modchip, or a pre-flashed/self-flashed ActionReplay cart will do the trick, right? :( Is a simple Swap-trick possible?
     
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    This is an intresting an surely usefull mod, but also very "deep". But i look for the simplest solution.
     
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    Install a Phantom modchip. Play CDR backups.
     
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    This is much more complicated/time-consuming than using an modded AR-device :wink:
     
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    Not for me.
     
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    tech3475 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    You can swap trick on the Saturn, although it's not an ideal method long term.
     
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    You're sure right. But i just want to test a few things, so this should work for me. Can the swap disc be burnt by myself or do i need to buy one?
     
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    The trick is to hold the drive door switch down with tape and at a certain point during the boot screen swap a retail disc for a burnt disc.

    I cant recall the exact moment though and it can be hit or miss.
     
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    You can always use pseudo saturn kai.
    But you will need an action relpay cart to use it.
     
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    Pseudo Saturn works fine.

    TBH Yabasanshiro on android works brilliantly on my shield TV, I use that more than my Saturn now.
     
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    There's also another fork of Yabause, Kronos being worked on but we'll see how that goes. I'd also second just getting an Action Replay (or a pre-flashed PseudoSaturn) because I have no idea when Professor Abrasive will be done with the Satiator. As for the swap trick, it worked for me for years, but I'm also certain that's part of why my original Saturn's laser is dead (and why I want to get the Satiator). There's also the issue that lasers seem to be the thing that most fails on Saturns.
     
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