LGR Oddware - Creative 3DO Blaster

22 maj 2020
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The Creative Labs 3DO Blaster from 1994 is a full 3DO game console packed onto an ISA expansion card. Combined with a Panasonic CD-ROM drive, it lets you play 3DO games within Windows 3.1! What an enjoyable and uncommon treat.
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● Download an image of the 3DO Setup disk here:
● Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound:
#Lgr #Oddware #3DO

  • Seeing a lot of comments along the lines of _"This is just like the Sega Saturn card from Nvidia!"_ I wish such a card existed! There seems to be a lot of confusion about what the Nvidia NV1 actually does. It does _not_ play Sega Saturn games, it only plays a handful of PC games that were converted _from_ the Saturn. Whereas this 3DO card plays the entire library of 3DO console games, not just a few PC ports. I made a video about the NV1 years ago if you wanna know more: plworld.info/show/mnOfqNK9hXumfpc/wideo.html

    LGRLGR5 miesięcy temu
    • I wonder if the NV1 could be used for HLE Saturn emulation.

      B3ro1080B3ro1080Miesiąc temu
    • @DANfan69 That was part of it's problem though in a business that gives away the razor and charges for the blades. For Sony or Nintendo etc, the price of hardware could be subsidised by the fees that game sales brought in but 3DO hardware makers received nothing from subsequent games sales so had to cover hardware costs, advertising, and their profit margin. Frontloading everything like that caused the 3DO's stupidly high price

      Zombobo SmithZombobo Smith5 miesięcy temu
    • This was made possible due to 3DO basically licensing the hardware specs to various companies, which is why outside of the Panasonic/Masushista brand of 3DOs there were also ones manufactured by Goldstar.

      DANfan69DANfan695 miesięcy temu
    • Given that clarification, it reminds me of the x86 expansion cards for old Macintoshes.

      Richard EstesRichard Estes5 miesięcy temu
    • @J.D. Took me a while to remember but I meant to recommend www.filfre.net It's the site of a guy who calls himself The Digital Antiquarian and has, for a few years, been regularly posting detailed and interesting articles he writes on the history of computers and gaming. I think he's up to 1989. But what's best is under the ebook tab on his site you can download for free epubs of his articles collected into books.

      Zombobo SmithZombobo Smith5 miesięcy temu
  • If I cant find this. I will make an fpga of this. Just got to find docs/schematics. Which seems to be harder to find. Than the actual card 😡

    AsSabirunAsSabirun12 godzin temu
  • Couldn't they have done the video pass-thru internally, on the card itself? Just bridge the ports on the PCB.

    PongoXBongoPongoXBongo2 dni temu
  • That version of road rash runs better than the windows version that came out a few years later. It's also really cool to watch windows 3.1 multitask with full-blown games like a modern operating system. What a card.

    Maddison StoffMaddison Stoff4 dni temu
  • 28:40 Is it Gex night?

    HowlingSnailHowlingSnail5 dni temu
  • "Risc is good" .......

    Peter GuyerPeter Guyer5 dni temu
  • Having grown up with Road Rash on the Mega Drive, that Road Rash has a lot different feel than the one I remember.

    Robert SkitchRobert Skitch7 dni temu
  • Hi! Could you please tell me, is it possible to dump bios from this creative 3do blaster for collection? From collection there are many bioses, but from this card we haven't ( realy interesting try to use for the best 3do emulator 4ever "phoenix 3do"

    Yuriy KiselyovYuriy Kiselyov7 dni temu
  • 9:15 bruh

    shady morsishady morsi11 dni temu
  • Well, imagine this thing as a devkit, and it makes also some sense. :)

    Cleetus JohnsonCleetus Johnson15 dni temu
  • the one thing you forgot to explain: TF is 3DO?

    SteelRodentSteelRodent15 dni temu
  • I had one of these many moons ago. I had no idea it was such a big deal

    Dakota ThackerDakota Thacker18 dni temu
  • The chromakey thing was fascinating! It's hard to imagine any kind of transparency being implemented in GUIs of that era.

    ThadThad18 dni temu
  • Quarantine. AKA "Spring 2020 simulator"

    Jeff B.Jeff B.21 dzień temu
  • I see your 3DO Doom on DOS and raise you Doom on a pregnancy test. XD

    St0rm RangerSt0rm Ranger21 dzień temu
  • I died laughing at Zachary Quinto.

    transfo47transfo4721 dzień temu
  • I could never imagine old Clint with a long hair lol. But if you wanna see Death Metal Clint, check out his original videos... Epic!

    Stephen FisherStephen Fisher23 dni temu
  • i cannot believe i have been watching for years and never subbed.damn. fixed.

    nil nilnil nil26 dni temu
  • 26:11 REPEAT

    Jason CarswellJason Carswell26 dni temu
  • Plumbers Don't Wear Ties is amazing. 😂

    NubajevNubajev27 dni temu
  • Geez, that version of Doom would fit within the "We have X at home" meme.

    CadavamaticCadavamatic29 dni temu
  • Would love to hear how this card sounds like when running it with the Sonic & Knuckles PC collection on the FM Synthesizer setting.

    KanecoKaneco29 dni temu
  • Now that sure was useless! Who had a 3DO? By late 1994 the PS1 was to be released in Japan which shat on the 3DO for a much lower price.

    B3ro1080B3ro1080Miesiąc temu
  • Ah.... you brought me so many memories......

    Kuo Ping WangKuo Ping WangMiesiąc temu
  • would there be any way to hock this up to a modern PC?

    stirangestirangeMiesiąc temu
    • Probably if it has PCI. But would you want to?

      B3ro1080B3ro1080Miesiąc temu
  • My dream is to have one of these, man! 3:22

    AgentDuckAgentDuckMiesiąc temu
  • I played a lot of *Quarantine* and I remember it playing fine on a PC with a 3dFX card.

    TWX1138TWX1138Miesiąc temu
  • Creative Zen Micro > iPod

    Pulled PorkPulled PorkMiesiąc temu
  • "Bubbly Bubbly Boo." Is it me or did that/do you sound alot like Jon St John? That's WILD.

    Steven McFlySteven McFlyMiesiąc temu
  • Why Doom on 3DO was shit? It was the unoptimzed engine it was on, hence the tiny AF screen. Even SNES Doom was better and you got a full screen.

    Doom Video ArchiveDoom Video ArchiveMiesiąc temu
  • Yoooo I just got my hands on working Windows 3.1 install floppys

    Nova LeaderNova LeaderMiesiąc temu
  • Creative wanted to be today's Apple

    Ash NeelAsh NeelMiesiąc temu
  • So... you ever find out that something you had as a kid is now worth a lot? This first happened to me when my little brother gave me a holographic Charizard card back in 2001. I wasn’t into Pokémon and had no idea what it was..... worth thousands today. Now imagine me sitting here, no idea about what you’re showing. First the CD Rom looked familiar. Exactly like the one I used to use in my 486 build. Then that board... something really familiar about it, the pins which happened to match an IDE cable perfectly.... see my dad worked for Goodwill as the truck driver. He used to snatch up old computer parts for me to mess with and I remember this CD-Rom coming with the cable wrapped around it and the card tucked into the cable. I had no idea what it was and this was 2000ish, internet just wasn’t a thing..... too bad my dad passed away and I lost all of those things I left at my parents house.

    Timothy GirdwoodTimothy GirdwoodMiesiąc temu
  • Silent Hill 2 in the background? Sir, you are a gentleman of great taste 👍🏻😉

    holiggan2008holiggan2008Miesiąc temu
  • It's only since watching this channel I've come to realize how long some companies like logitech and Nvidia have auctally been in business

    Toshiro YamadaToshiro YamadaMiesiąc temu
  • i will NEVER forget playing the demo of QUARANTINE 3D back in WINDOWS 95 !!!!!!!!!!! THAT CYBER PUNK ATMOSPHERE GOT ME as a kid

    papa charliepapa charlieMiesiąc temu
  • Ridiculous product. Back then, it'd be cheaper to just buy a 3DO and video capture card than this product with a Creative CD drive and soundcard. Not to mention you could use the video capture card for other things. Not to mention you still had the option to hook up the standalone 3DO to a TV, and it had a better controller. Not to mention that you wouldn't have to mutilate the inside of your computer just to fit this card inside and attach everything.

    Parker's NBA HistoryParker's NBA HistoryMiesiąc temu
  • In the long run its much better that all modern day consoles run on x86 now.

    19841984Miesiąc temu
  • this is how rich people gamed in the 90s

    Mr SlamMr SlamMiesiąc temu
  • Card games on motorcycles ;3

    Willow Rayne SummersWillow Rayne SummersMiesiąc temu
  • Downgrade your PC to a console for only $399!!!

    RevnikRevnikMiesiąc temu
  • When playing doom did you try and press the plus and minus button that usually works to max out the size screen you play in.

    Sebastian RogersSebastian RogersMiesiąc temu
  • 27:08 - Jenny...use caution. She'll leave you with nothing.

    j gj g2 miesięcy temu
  • Custom Co-Processors named "Cleo" and "Madame"... all of the sudden, your 3DO gives you a tarot reading and charges you out the nose for it.

    Doc. Tear PopperDoc. Tear Popper2 miesięcy temu
  • This is probably the coolest review on youtube period. LOL

    midarkmindmidarkmind2 miesięcy temu
  • Wheres the DOOM Wad editor?

    stevecat mineblocksstevecat mineblocks2 miesięcy temu
  • I do remember around the time that this was released, I was playing Sonic 2 the Hedgehog on Sega Genesis.

    Shizon84Shizon842 miesięcy temu
  • What an abomination, honestly. At least it came with Shockwave. Shame it didn't come with Wing Commander also

    saborwolfsaborwolf2 miesięcy temu
  • How could you stop the plumbers don't wear ties game at that point !? We are not alike at all

    KingCrimsonKingCrimson2 miesięcy temu
  • How do you do IDDQD and IDKFM on 3DO ?

    FrikinOSMFrikinOSM2 miesięcy temu
  • that framerate on lucien's quest... ew

    deathsChemistdeathsChemist2 miesięcy temu
  • it was very interesting idea.but LGR hits the nail on the head if you had a gaming PC there was no need for the 3do blaster. imagine if you could buy a ps4 or xbox blaster!

    mjnoir1mjnoir12 miesięcy temu
  • LGR kinda looks like Jorobe

    JJCC GJJCC G2 miesięcy temu
  • 3:51 Good to see that games journalism was always shit.

    Mors LetumMors Letum2 miesięcy temu
  • I finally got one!! It only cost me $4000 now I can play all the classic 3DO games like.. Uhhh... DAMNIT!!! Also the controller sucks.

    scot shabalamscot shabalam2 miesięcy temu
  • It reminds me of the x386 card for the amiga 2000. One monitor for the amiga, one for the PC, and if your completely insane running a Mac emulator on the third monitor ( while running mac software better then a Mac... lol)!

    EW ElmoEW Elmo2 miesięcy temu
  • This was a really good card in the past

    Ray MakRay Mak2 miesięcy temu
    • No it wasn't. Look at how it played DOOM. I had DOOM running on a Cyrix clone of a 486 with a VESA Local Bus video card and the audio played through my Sound Blaster 16, and it played full-screen. Resolution wasn't great but it was much more playable than on that tiny central overlay on the 3DO card. The Panasonic 3DO was never a terribly good system. Consoles like the Sony Playstation came out in 1994 and had far better hardware and games that seemed to use that hardware. Most desirable 3DO titles were simply ports from other systems, and there weren't enough original/exclusive 3DO titles of quality to bother with the system. Console gamers were used to their cartridges and the replacement system needed to be pretty spectacular to attract them away (think Playstation) and the PC itself could natively play a lot of the games available on the 3DO. Probably worst for the 3DO, the PC's games were often readily copied, so there was no need to buy them to play them, or the kids these were marketed-to couldn't have afforded to buy the games (or the console) anyway, but the family *_might_* have enough need to justify having the home computer and possibly even upgrading the video card for a couple-hundred bucks.

      TWX1138TWX1138Miesiąc temu
  • I bought a 3do when it first came out "Road Rash" was one of my favorite games.

    Matthew JamesMatthew James2 miesięcy temu
  • Im really intrigued whats on the "DICKFART" dir...

    Martin BerazateguiMartin Berazategui2 miesięcy temu
  • So weird.. whenever I saw these back in the day I assumed it was just a fancy sound card.. little did I know. I had a 3DO around the time too.. I woulda been all over it back then.

    william castlewilliam castle2 miesięcy temu
  • Achtung: Unbedingt Lesen

    Mark St.Mark St.2 miesięcy temu
    • Ok

      Erd KaraErd Kara2 miesięcy temu
  • Was there a folder named DICKFART on that PC or is it just my imagination?!?!??!

    Kostas JezuzKostas Jezuz2 miesięcy temu
  • My first DVD player was a similar setup. A creative DVD ROM drive, with a pass through card. However it was cheaper than a standard DVD unit, and could output to monitor and or TV, and send 5.1 surround to a digital decoder. It was baler for the time!

    tiderfishtiderfish2 miesięcy temu
  • DOOM.

    Jonathan RichardsonJonathan Richardson2 miesięcy temu
  • Cleanest ISA card I have ever seen.

    8ullfrog8ullfrog2 miesięcy temu
  • 3DOes what Nintendon't?

    AdamurquhartAdamurquhart2 miesięcy temu
  • Obrigado pelo vídeo, muito bom !

    dark sharkdark shark2 miesięcy temu
  • Fascinating

    hammerbrothahammerbrotha2 miesięcy temu
  • Not a bad concept. It would be pretty nice to be able to 'add' an XBOX, or PS4 expansion card to a modern PC, as long as the add-on cards cost less than the actual consoles.

    Eileen DoverEileen Dover3 miesięcy temu
  • Hey you actually had facecam in this one!

    BigBoctBigBoct3 miesięcy temu
    • @LGR haven't watched a lot of the Oddwares. Gonna change that though!

      BigBoctBigBoct2 miesięcy temu
    • Along with every single Oddware episode to date :P

      LGRLGR2 miesięcy temu
  • It's an entirely separate processor (not even x86 CISC) on just a peripheral card that basically allows you to run code on a computer that it isn't even compatible with natively. If this card launched TODAY I'd nominate it for biggest innovation of the year. Imagine an Xbox 360 hardware emulation card doming out for PCIe 4.0 where you could play games from your DVD drive. People worldwide would be rejoicing in the streets. Hostile nations would cease fire.

    woohoo2491woohoo24913 miesięcy temu
  • Can you run IE or any internet browser on this version of windows?

    Liam AlemanLiam Aleman3 miesięcy temu
  • I thought the 3DO was way ahead of its time. It could of been big, If it was more accessible. Big price, small library, it just didnt catch on. But...doesnt mean it didnt have potential

    Stevie JoStevie Jo3 miesięcy temu
  • Oh how Blasters changed the game

    Stevie JoStevie Jo3 miesięcy temu
  • I don’t see too much of a difference between game media then and now.

    Dynaman21Dynaman213 miesięcy temu
  • Will it work on win-95, 98?

    bakayarou9000bakayarou90003 miesięcy temu
  • Can we talk about the folder "dickfart" @19:18 ?

    Co0kieMadera187Co0kieMadera1873 miesięcy temu
  • I saw plumbers dont wear ties on avgn

    Marcus PendletonMarcus Pendleton3 miesięcy temu
  • 6:05 "Madam" and "Cleo"? CALL ME NOW for yah free Tarot readin'

    Somone ElseSomone Else3 miesięcy temu
  • At 27:25, I was thinking about AVGN's review. 😄

    Kim ThomsenKim Thomsen3 miesięcy temu
  • Connectix had a PlayStation emulator for Windows 98 entitled Virtual Game Station

    Brandon ReinaBrandon Reina3 miesięcy temu
  • I couldve swear i remember seeing this at compusa or circuit city as a kid and thinking this was actually a game and not hardware...

    V. M.V. M.3 miesięcy temu
  • Dooms soundtrack sounds awesome on 3do

    plainstone 123plainstone 1233 miesięcy temu
  • The 3DO alone reminds me of PSVita. It was powerful and ahead of it's time, but it overestimated themselves with the high price point and their own power level. it's expensive, lack third party games, engine too difficult to carefully process and make games for, and somehow it's way more impractical than what's promised; 3DO is more expensive than the SEGA Genesis/Super Nintendo and a CD Player combined heck even a DVD player is cheaper than a 3DO, while PSVita is essentially a portable PS3 with suboptimal power usage and the battery doesn't last long like it's competitors and the higher price point and games flooded primarily with Visual Novel and exclusives that eventually got ported to PC this year (rip P4G players who bought Vita just to play the game). worse yet, shortly thereafter something better were introduced later (PS1 was introduced years after and not only it's almost as powerful as a 3DO it's also way cheaper, while PS4 was introduced sometime later and it overshadowed Vita to shit.)

    Aziz AbdulAziz Abdul3 miesięcy temu
  • This has to be the most convoluted way of playing video games. Seriously, All that hardware and software just to be able to play games.

    Matthew FieldMatthew Field3 miesięcy temu
  • 27:50 , holy crap he really DOES look like Zachary Quinto!

    magicalpotatoeforcesmagicalpotatoeforces3 miesięcy temu
  • I mistakenly called the game "Pandas don't wear ties", lol.

  • the xbox one is basically just 8 nintendos taped together, making one big ultra nintendo

    shoobady boobopshoobady boobop3 miesięcy temu
  • would loved to have seen a version of hard drivin for this

    Matt RentonMatt Renton4 miesięcy temu
  • I tell you what is an even more obscure PC card which does a similar sort of thing, in that it basically turns a PC into something else: The Miracle Systems QXL(II) ISA card, which uses the PC's FDD/HDD, Com ports and other PC hardware to emulate a Sinclair QL (albeit, running more advanced SMSQ/E OS and faster with more RAM). That's Oddware!

    Check Your Change by RotographicCheck Your Change by Rotographic4 miesięcy temu
  • > Opens calculator and writes 58008 and 69 in it while Street Fighter goes on in the next window That is kind of content I prefer

    YamaheartedYamahearted4 miesięcy temu
  • That version of street fighter looked terrible

    Joe ArnoldJoe Arnold4 miesięcy temu
  • I had Road Rash on a Ps1 compilation disc called "Help" which was a charity Ps1 game (Broken Sword 1 and Myst were the two other games)

    The HootsforceThe Hootsforce4 miesięcy temu
  • Oh! cr@p! I remember this!!! ...I feel OLD now

    BrotenetBrotenet4 miesięcy temu
  • Man i wanted one of those so bad when i was a kid...

    Cuba PeteCuba Pete4 miesięcy temu
  • 3DO , O stands for zero, as in zero 3D... lmao xD

    P33b4Ugo5omwh3r3P33b4Ugo5omwh3r34 miesięcy temu
  • Imagine if things like this existed today. Like if the PS4 wasn't actually its own console, its a card you plug into your PC

    Jonathan WestJonathan West4 miesięcy temu
  • I wish I was around during the 90s period of gaming. I'm 17 so I wasn't really a thought yet back then

    No NameNo Name4 miesięcy temu
  • Yo dawg. We heard you like playing games on your computer so we put a game player in your computer so you can computer game while you game game.

    Camshaft GamingCamshaft Gaming4 miesięcy temu
  • Boobs six nine :D

    KurwaOzeszMacKurwaOzeszMac4 miesięcy temu