10/31/2023: Localization News - Dead of the Brain 1!

No, NOT a trick, a Halloween treat! Presenting the Dead of the Brain 1 English patch by David Shadoff for the DEAD last official PC Engine CD game published by NEC before exiting the console biz in 1999! I helped edit/betatest and it's also a game I actually finished in 2023, yaaay! Shubibiman also did a French localization. github.com/dshadoff/DeadoftheBrain
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Recently bought a PC Engine Duo from a vendor at a con that turned out to be an absolute nightmare.

I ended up getting refunded for it today, and am in need of another console.  I am looking for either a PC Engine Duo or Duo-R.  I would actually prefer a Duo as opposed to a Duo-R since I have an AvenuePad 3 from my original purchase.  A Duo-R would be nice too though, as I hear they're more reliable than Duo's.

I am only interested in the following:

-*FULLY* Functioning consoles ONLY please
-Non Region Modded Consoles
-Capacitors and Laser MUST be fresh or recently replaced.  I do not want to gamble on another console...One huge headache is enough for me.
-Must come with all connectors and cords.
-Controller isn't necessary as I already have the AvenuePad 3, but would be nice to have an extra in case I get a multitap later on.
-If games are included as a bundle for the right price, that would be great, but I am OK with buying a console only.
-If you have a Duo-R, I am only interested in non-yellowing consoles.  I know this is nitpicky, but I'm a little particular on what I have in my collection.

I currently have 175.00 in my Paypal I can offer towards a deal.  If you need a little more for an offer we can work things out.

I am located in Dover, DE if you're nearby and want to meet to save on shipping.

Feel free to PM me with any questions or offers.


Hey everybody,

Thanks for having me.  I'm a newbie here so please bear with me.

I recently came into ownership of a PC Engine Duo after wanting a TurboDuo for a while now (I'm big into the Ys series, so being able to play the old originals was a big to-do for me).  The unit I bought had the caps and laser replaced, but unfortunately had a bad trace on the motherboard that needed fixed.

I sent it back to the guy I got it from and got it repaired, and everything works now except for one small issue...

I popped in Dracula X (the only game I have for it at the moment) right away when I got the unit back and everything loaded OK, except the movie that plays after starting the game went black right near the end and to my knowledge, froze.

I shut down the unit and powered it back on, started the game and loaded my file, and the prologue level with Death harassing you loaded no problem.

No problem except for none of his voice clips played.

There was also no sound for when I defeated the first boss, and for when Richter dies either.  Other CD Audio (such as levels and the opening movie), and ADPCM Audio work no problem.  Just voice clips aren't playing.

I'm guessing something isn't loading right here?  Laser problem maybe?  Levels load fine and none of the audio stutters or breaks, so I don't think the pots are out of adjustment.

My disc is also super clean too.  maybe a few very, very faint scratches on the back surface.

Any clues as to what might be going on here?  I'll try loading up the game again and see if the problem repeats itself.

Thanks in advance for any and all help.