It seems the 5.20.1 FW for GDEMU is not fully stable, some people reported random game hangs. I’m not really sure why this happens, might be some obscure hardware issue – but I’ve developed a workaround that seems to work. So there’s a new FW available for download.
Unfortunately it took 2 tries and the first one was not fully successful yet some of the GDEMUs I’m currently shipping will have the earlier 5.20.2 FW. I will not be unpacking those, sorry, just upgrade when you get them.
And here’s a not very good photo of the almost-retail version of Wizard, installed on the back of CD-ROM assembly:
This works for generation 3 and 4, but not the first two ones. The very first tower is actually different inside but the good news is there seems to be space for the ODE, it just won’t be as easily accessible. The real issue is with gen 2, this one has this exact assembly but it’s occupied by a PCB. Not yet sure what can be done about that. Perhaps it can be moved a bit to make space for the ODE – we’ll see.