The Strange (and Rare) Videogame Pics
3DO BLASTER CARD
This card (made by popular graphics and sound card manufacturer
Creative Labs.) could add complete 3DO compatibility to a
Windows-based computer. The card was distributed for a limited period
only in USA, UK and Far Eastern markets and was a complete failure
due to the fact that 3DO platform never reached a good position on
the market. At least two versions of the card existed: one for the
NTSC markets and one for the PAL markets. Only the second was fully
compatible with PAL optimized titles.
An optional FMV daughterboard was also planned to add full VideoCD
playback capabilities to the card: it was never released.
Intel or compatible PC with Microsoft Windows (the
card couldn't be used with DOS)
Any of these Sound Blaster cards: Sound Blaster Pro,
Sound Blaster 16 or Sound Blaster AWE32
A Panasonic CR-563 CD-ROM drive (sold with the
aforementioned sound cards)
A free ISA slot
A VGA graphic card with VESA compatible
3DO Blaster card. The card was sold with cables, all
the software needed, a 3DO controller and two 3DO games on cd: Shock
Wave from Electronic Arts and Gridders from Tetragon. A third cd,
containing demos of popular 3DO games were also included. Strangely
enough bundled with this card were also Aldus Photostyler SE (a photo
editing software) and Aldus Gallery Effects Vol. I (a collection of
artistic effects): both weren't compatible with the 3DO Blaster. I
wonder why they were given away free...
Another image of the card with the bundled joypad.
A 3DO Blaster stand in a past E3. It was it's first appearance in a
Other versions of the card were originally planned to support other
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