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Title: Sega Game Gear LCD Mod by McWill
Post by: yoshi41 on September 01, 2015, 09:14:00 pm
Sent my Game Gear for LCD modding to a german guy called McWill and got it back yesterday.

Absolutely fantastic! 8)

Here's a description of the different video modes...

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3.5" LCD mode

1. scaled resolution
2. scaled resolution with retro-style (dark vertical lines)
3. doubled horizontal resolution 320 x 240, vertical scaled
4. same as 3 with retro-style
5. doubled h+v resolution (upper and lower parts are cut off)
6. same as 5 with retro-style
7. native h+v resolution with black border around the picture (no retro-style available, because of the small picture!)

If the 3.5" LCD is on, the VGA connector provides the old RGB_TV (NTSC)

VGA out

1. VGA picture is scaled to 640 x 480 @ 60 Hz; 2. same as 1 with scanlines
3. VGA picture without scaling, but 2 x or 3x native resolution
4. same as 3 with scanlines

Same in GG and SMS mode

ALL modes selectable by pressing START, FIRE1 and FIRE2 together!

My favorite is LCD mode 4. The picture is only slightly truncated on the side, but scrolling looks great.

It's not the cheapest mod, but worth every penny. :)

And nothing beats playing games on the original hardware!

His eMail address can be found here...

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/233632-lynx-lcd-replacementvga-out-by-mcwill/page-5#entry3178804 (http://"http://atariage.com/forums/topic/233632-lynx-lcd-replacementvga-out-by-mcwill/page-5#entry3178804")

And here some pics from my Mickey Mouse session last night...

(http://i.imgur.com/lCHymwe.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/q6sCO31.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/SsDevZC.jpg?1)

Title: Re: Sega Game Gear LCD Mod by McWill
Post by: SONY on September 01, 2015, 09:17:07 pm
Wow! Awesome stuff, mate. Bright and sexy looking screen now :)
Title: Re: Sega Game Gear LCD Mod by McWill
Post by: lemmywinks on September 02, 2015, 11:19:52 pm
I saw this over on a different forum, had a quick look at the price and although it's an incredible mod (and one which has been requested for years) it's not for me.

Game Gear collecting is fun though, especially with the Master Gear!
Title: Re: Sega Game Gear LCD Mod by McWill
Post by: Xaijiqq on September 19, 2015, 07:48:38 am
nice pics!  eventually i plan on getting the mcwill lcd mod done for Lynx I
Title: Re: Sega Game Gear LCD Mod by McWill
Post by: yoshi41 on September 20, 2015, 03:18:53 pm
nice pics!  eventually i plan on getting the mcwill lcd mod done for Lynx I

My LYNX II handhelds have also been modded my McWill.

See here...

http://boards.dingoonity.org/retro-gaming/atari-lynx-lcd-mod-by-mcwill/ (http://boards.dingoonity.org/retro-gaming/atari-lynx-lcd-mod-by-mcwill/)

His next projects are LCD mods for the Nomad and PC Engine GT / Turbo Express.

I already started to save money.  ;)

Title: Re: Sega Game Gear LCD Mod by McWill
Post by: Girl on September 27, 2015, 04:57:55 pm
It's not the cheapest mod, but worth every penny. :)

i LOVE- the red.
Title: Re: Sega Game Gear LCD Mod by McWill
Post by: Jayson on September 27, 2015, 08:57:31 pm
Does the mod have any effect on the battery life? It looks pretty awesome and almost makes me wish I could play Game Gear Mortal Kombat in the dark right now, lol.
Title: Re: Sega Game Gear LCD Mod by McWill
Post by: yoshi41 on September 27, 2015, 08:59:29 pm
Battery life is about the same. I was able to play 3:40 hours with black Eneloops.
Title: Re: Sega Game Gear LCD Mod by McWill
Post by: ruffnutts on April 11, 2017, 08:32:08 pm
This is so Awesome, I use to love my GameGear, I have a original GBA modded with a AGS-101 screen so nice 8)
Title: Re: Sega Game Gear LCD Mod by McWill
Post by: EvilDragon on April 17, 2017, 05:16:05 pm
Yep, both this and the Lynx mods are awesome.