Saturn Builder Overview
Posted by Kris Randazzo on Mar 28th 2022
Do you have a Saturn that you want to get modded but you don't know where to begin? Are you looking to buy a Sega Saturn but you want to make sure it comes with all the modern bells and whistles available? If you're interested in a modded Saturn console, our new Saturn Builder will help you get what you're looking for in a simple, easy to use manner. This video breaks down the basics of the program.
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Hi, everyone. Kris, from Stone Age Gamer here, and this is the Sega Saturn. This is a fantastic game system in its own right, but if you have one, chances are you've looked at it at some point and thought, Boy, I wish I could modify this or I could change things up in some way, shape or form to make it work better and more modern. Or maybe you don't have a Saturday at all. And you think to yourself, I'd like to get one, and I want to make sure I get one with all the bells and whistles, but I really don't know the best way to approach doing it. I want my Saturn to look like this. Well, we have a nice, easy way to do it. We've centralized all that good stuff, and it's something we called the Saturn Builder, which is now on our site stoneagegamer.com. Let's take a look.
[00:00:45] OK, here we are at stoneagegamer.com. You've probably seen this website before, and we're going to show you how to do a Saturn Builder order. And now you can see we've as right here in the featured products if we wanted to do that. But just in case it doesn't happen to be in the featured products, we're going to go up here to where it says MODS. Click on that and we're going to go down to Saturn and look at that, Builder. It's even all bright green. Nice and easy to find.
[00:01:09] So, you'll have to be logged into your account, obviously. And once you're done with that, you are ready to get building. So how it works, it's pretty straightforward. I'll just read this to you here. The Saturn builder allows you to step through the process of building your own custom Saturn. Once complete, the builder will create a shopping cart with the proper configuration and discount. Yeah, that's right. Discounts. You can then check out through the site normal discount codes that apply and star credit can be used during checkout of your saturn Builder Order. So the whole purpose of the builder programs is to make the process of putting together a modded system easier because there's a lot of different options, and this kind of centralizes everything.
[00:01:52] So the first thing you're going to want to choose is back order or out of stock items. Can be changed later. Some items may be out of stock. If this option is no and the item is out of stock. It will throw an error and not let you proceed. If it is yes, you will not see any indication that an item is out of stock until you view your cart and it will be marked as back ordered. So you also want to turn off your ad blocker because that's going to mess with our whole, whole website and everything. So let's go. Let's go ahead and say back order out of stock. Let's give that a yes for the purposes of this video and click on Begin and look at that. Should we move right over to the fun little animation?
[00:02:31] Now we're going to talk about the console so you can either buy a console through us. These are your options here, or you can provide your own. Now, if you provide your own, you're going to have to cover shipping, said system to us in the first place. And then you've got a couple of other bits of information that we would like to know. Also, a gray Saturn light Saturn's great Saturn's have the great sadness we have are not compatible with replacement shells. If you want a replacement shell, please choose another color. So, yeah, if you go for one of the fancy colored ones, stick with your out your blacks and whites at it. So there's some warnings up here about console yellowing a little as far as the on the U.S. side of things, most Saturn consoles are black, so yellowing isn't really a problem. But if you're looking at the white or the gray ones, sometimes some yellowing can and can occur if you've ever seen a super Nintendo. Chances are, you know, we're talking about the old yellowing department, so something to be aware of. We do offer services to get rid of yellowing and UV protection as we're all going to come out a little bit later in the builder program. But just letting you know what's covered and what's not.
[00:03:44] You're going to have to determine which model Saturn you have and or want to be building here. You got your model one, you got your Model two and a couple of indications on how to figure out what kind of internals your system has, etc., etc. So we're just going to go with not sure. Not sure, because why the heck, no. Well, let's let's go with let's go at the type type B and that one. Why not? Let's collect those. So moving on shell, this is where we can choose shell replacements. These are pretty nifty. We offer brand new injected molded shells as an alternative to the original shell. If another color shell is selected, we will replace your original shell and stone age gamer will retain the original.
[00:04:28] So, yeah, multicolored shells. Pretty snazzy. Let's see here. I feel like I did something wrong. Let's back this up and say I like 2. Not sure, not sure. And are we getting there we go, so depending on what you pick, then you can actually see the different shells here. So these are the different shell options that we have. Purple and blue, and you just kind of click on whichever one you want. New crystal orange you are and you'll go down to Cleveland. Keep original. You got a bunch of other options, but if you're going to do any of these, these are new. So we're not going to mess with any of them because they're brand spanking new. But if you decide to keep the original not and fancy colored one, we can do a shell cleaning with UV protection. That's where we put it in an ultrasonic cleaning thing of a WHO and then apply a using protection to it to stop it from getting messed up in the future, or get all the nastiness out of little nooks and crannies. Or we can also do a deep yellowing of some cleaning correction.
[00:05:29] Obviously, if you have a black system, you don't need to de-yellow dialog on. This kind of explains a little bit more of what all that stuff that is you are going to say what the Hey, let's toss on some yellowing right now. Let's go with a let's go with none of that and click on a crystal red shell because that is a really snazzy looking. And click next. And it brings us over to, Oh yes, we can install it pre-install odes. That's kind of one of the major installs and major mods result in discounts. You get two major mods, you get a five percent discount, you order three major mods, you get an eight percent discount on your order and owed installation is considered major major amount of modifications. So we offer right now we offer the Terra Onion Mode Install, which includes a bracket. You can provide your own mode if you have one already, and the installation is 45 includes the bracket.
[00:06:21] Now, of course, these prices are where we're at right now. This is the pricing as of March 23rd, 2022. If you're viewing this video five years from now, who knows what can change? Or maybe nothing will change. Just letting you know these are the prices as of the recording of this video, not to indicate that these prices will be the price is set in stone for all time and all eternity. So that's if you want your ear, your mode installed, get you, get that and look at that, provide your own mode. Then we go with all the brackets and all the other mode. Options are storage. There's, you know, internal hard drives, solid state drives, all this jazz and basically explaining what all this stuff is and why you would want it. So what the heck? Let's go with the M.2 solid state storage kit and we'll just throw on. We're throwing caution to the wind here. Just click on that. Let's see what the next page is now. We've got David on there. It's giving your current total as you roll through with your discounts, etc.
[00:07:25] So new AV Cable we can do a HD, all these different TV cable s video, HDMI compatible, like a level hike or an SD card cable or for construction industries. So you you got a much different option there. I'm an HD HDMI kind of guy, but no, you're we're going to keep this retro. We're going to put this up to my old CRT. So go ahead and click on AV Cable and move on to the next one. Now we've got power. This is pretty neat. We do a bunch of different modifications and all your power. You can replace the LED power light and change it into red, purple, green, orange, white, blue or pink, which is pretty cool. You got the reset button PSU power adapter replacement kit, who you can keep the original or you can do a full install of that. And this includes the power adapter. Replace the original power supply unit with a brand new reset and PSU. This 12 volt power supply works with all versions includes portable power adapters to retain original power supply, so this corrects some power issues with the Saturn itself.
[00:08:29] You can do capacitor replacements, and this is a major service. We will remove the old capacitors from the main board and or power supply, or replace them with a brand new capacitor kit so you can do through the whole nine yards. But we're just, you know, recap your main board, whatever floats your boat and if you need a new power cable, Tara. There we go. Check out power cables on our website here. Forever external links. So we're going to go ahead and move on to the next thing here. And extra is, do you want new system batteries, little batteries that keep your system or your clock running and stuff in the back of your system? We can do an afram install.
[00:09:06] We can throw extra controllers onto your order one controller and then we're going to ask what kind of controller you want all the way down to the $20 black old school ones up to the retro fighters brawler gen that are wired yet officially licensed wireless ones. So go ahead and click on all of the smoke ones and the new controller extension cables. Now we're going to pass on that because we are a wireless controller. It's adding controller extension to a wireless controller. Well, that's just silly. So move on to the next one and here we go. Finish it up. You can have your extended warranty and then add all your information and promo codes and whatever else, and it breaks down everything you picked. That is basically how this works. As soon as you click Submit, it's going to bring you over to the payment screen. And, you know, that's just that's our payment, so yes, of course, I agree. Thank you very much for the notification there and submit. And that is that's how it works. That is Saturn builder on Stone Age can recall.
[00:10:05] Look at that building the shopping cart. Think this may take up to 60 seconds? Oh, look at that, we can even add on other things like our awesome stone camera T-shirts and security bids, fighting game, Ninja Mask. So yeah, and that's. And you've got your your basic breakdown. You pick your shipping all that other goodness right there and we are good to go. That is Saturn builder. I'm starting. Get.
[00:10:33] OK, so let's do a little unboxing here. Let's. This is a Saturn builder order, and let's see what comes in the box. We've got this right. Here is our the box for the load, I think. Yup. Here's the box for the mode. But even as in this, I don't think there's anything left in it, right because the mode is installed. It's a mystery. Yeah, we just got some, some some cables and stuff. All right. Good times. So that's the box for the mode. We'll put that aside. This is our new power supply stuff, I think. Yep, this is our in our new power supply, which a whole look at that.
[00:11:10] Second. And let's take a look at this beast right here. This is the box for the Saturn that has the replacement shell, and it's going to look old packing peanuts. I don't know. I trust the box. There's packing peanuts all over my floor now. Well, that's what I get. All right, so here are. Here's the box for the actual Saturn itself. Let's take a look at what is in here and there it is a fancy red sega Saturn. Wow, this thing is cool. Look at the scope of this box over to the side there and take the plastic off and inspect this sucker because it is cool. OK, get it out of the bag. And we have. A fancy red Saturn unit, look at this thing that is cool. So there's there's your mode installed right there ready to rock.
[00:12:04] There's the system itself. You can see it's got your your the cartridge slot. The plastic itself feels just like a regular Sega Saturn plastic. And then we've got here on the back, you've got your avy out is still about the same. This is your AC and connector as your opens up for and doing the batteries and stuff. I'm not going to mess with that, am I? Yeah, there we go. There's your battery still still where it was. And yeah, it just looks like a Saturn. So the actual power supply itself since this had the the power supply modded, here's your your new box. And this is just a simple plug in right here. Tata snaps in place feels nice and snug and secure, looking good. And just for the heck of it, let's go ahead and compare this to my old Saturn. This is the fancy new one, and this is of the same design, the original one. You can see it's the exact same size buttons in the same place.
[00:13:14] Everything's the same shape, except this has, you know, mode in it and whatnot, whereas this one does not. And just to show you the difference on the back, really, it's just been I mean, we just replaced this guy with this guy and everything else is right on. It doesn't have a serial number anymore. I suppose if you really wanted to, you could put like a post-it note, make your own serial numbers. And isn't that just the best selling point ever? Make your own serial numbers. What a day, huh? And that is what this thing looks like is it's pretty darn cool.
[00:13:47] The Saturn builder is available for use right now at Stone Age Gamer dot com, so we can help you create the Saturn system of your dreams and the most organized and easy to use fashion that we could come up with. Thanks for watching everybody. If you liked what you saw here today, please share or follow comment. Like, subscribe to all those wonderful things. Let us know what you think of the Saturn builder. Let us know if you have created a Saturn builder order and or if there are any other Saturn mods you wish that we would carry that we could add to our Saturn builder to help make it better in the future. We love hearing from all of you, so comment away. Thanks again for watching everybody on behalf of all of us here at Stone Age Gamer. Keep playing games!