got this one from mister postman today ... (actually he only delivered it ;-) )
anyone knows what that is ?
the upper right says "Maple Bus Saturn Game Controller Box / Sega Enterprises, LTD. / CSPD#2 Div. Made in Japan"
got 4 Saturn controller Ports on front and an SCSI connector on the back where it says "Maple Bus" which makes me want to connect it to the Katana Dev-Kits expansion port ... no idea what the 8 ports on top are so ...
I am pretty sure its DC-Dev-parts, my theorie goes like this:
before DC controllers have been manufactured, these little thingies where used to connect Saturn controllers instead of the DC controllers to try games
seems to be just what I thought, some researching pulled up this:
TempesT: We understand you are working with a Dreamcast
Development kit. Would you tell us a little about the kit.
SB: We have had three revisions of dev-kit. Set 2 which was
basically a Power-VR card for the PC and a set of libraries, ninja. All
other stuff was emulated on the host PC. Set 4 was 40% speed
Hardware with an early SH4, faster Power VR and full GD-ROM
system capabilities on it. It used a maple bus converter to allow us
to use conventional Saturn game pads. Set 5 is the 100% complete
dev-kit with proper joy ports etc.