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Offline brentsg

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SH3 question - ESP II
« on: November 07, 2009, 12:29:23 PM »
I recently picked up an Espgaluda II kit, E-0068 on the PCB.

I was blowing off a bit of dust from the PCB when I noticed brown flux residue all around U23 and U24, which are the sound ROMs as I understand it.

Does this mean the early ESP II PCBs were actually some other game which was reprogrammed by Cave/AMI and had the sound chips swapped out?

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Re: SH3 question - ESP II
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 07:35:16 AM »
Does this mean the early ESP II PCBs were actually some other game which was reprogrammed by Cave/AMI and had the sound chips swapped out?

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Re: SH3 question - ESP II
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011, 10:14:56 PM »
It also means they are extremely lazy because it takes about 1-2 minutes to clean it off (at least to the point where you wouldn't notice any still on there) with alcohol and q-tips and leaving it on can lead to possible corrosion. Not to mention it looks and smells foul.