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Latest Version
v3.3, 06/03/2016
 

Version of CD
v3.3, 03/04/2016
THE UNIVERSE BIOS
- Official Homepage -

 
HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
 
The UNIVERSE BIOS has been designed to work on all MVS hardware types (SLOT1 and MULTISLOT), AES hardware and the three C.D. systems. Saying that installation difficulty varies depending on the actual hardware model you have.
 
MV-1, MV-1A, MV-1F(S), MV-1FZ, MV-2F, MV-4F and MV-6F
MVS models in this category are by far the easiest to install the UNIVERSE BIOS on. No soldering is required because the BIOS should already be in a socket.
 
MV-1AX
This model is known to have the bios soldered to the PCB. Follow the A.E.S install information below.
 
MV-1B and MV-1C
These MVS models contain a BIOS that is known to be soldered to the PCB, the chip size is also different than that used in other MVS models. Because of this the MV-1B and MV-1C are very difficult to install the UNIVERSE BIOS, you should not attempt to install unless you are skilled with a soldering iron. See (here) for some pictures of the install process and pinout information.
 

3rd party installers. **
    U.S.A.
    U.K.
    Germany
Jamma Nation X
http://8bitplus.co.uk
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A.E.S system
The A.E.S system contains a BIOS that is known to be soldered to the PCB, saying that the actual chip used is of a standard DIP size. There are two different methods of installing the UNIVERSE BIOS. One involves removing the old bios and fitting a socket which is the preferred method, info on the other can be found (here). You should not attempt to install unless you are skilled with a soldering iron.
 

3rd party installers. **
    U.S.A.
    U.S.A.
    U.K.
    Germany
Jamma Nation X
www.neotropolis.net
http://8bitplus.co.uk
Video Games Reanimate

C.D. systems
For the Neo Geo CD system please visit the dedicated CD Systems page.
 

** 3rd party installers can install a universe bios to your hardware if you are not able to do it yourself. They will supply the universe bios as part of the install as you will need to send your hardware to them. I cannot be held responsible for loss or damage of systems modded by 3rd party installers.

Only 3rd party installers install the official universe bios. Having one installed from elsewhere means you are getting a counterfeit universebios which is not eligible for upgrade. You are giving your money to someone who is stealing from this project.

 

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