Of course you will never heard from people that are in the scene since many years, nearly 10 years for most of them, any complains, cry, lie, like you can heard from others, cause when you have the reputation, you don't need to lie in order to sold your chips.
GameFreax is part of those people,
Eurasia is part of those people,
And many more, like Hardstore, Evolutionmods, ...
All those people don't need to lie, or claims 'how to spot a clone", or better said, 'how to spot a chip other than mine'
To finish, a bunch of individuals statement that could help you out to understand the bitching around:
- Even the Messiah2 team used other IC that the A54SX32 in their last production, you can easy saw that, watching the small Dot on the IC (supposed to point the pin 1 of the IC) some have 2 Dots, some have 1.
- The Messiah 1 cloned, was working better (at least, less defects or returns) than the original, this is due to the poor PCB manufacturing process of the original Messiah, and was still the case for the Messiah2
- Some people, usually old sceners, will never supply, resell some so called "Original" chips due to very questionnable way of doing business from those people.
- Some others will simply prefers to improve the overall quality themself, as the so called "original" are unable to do.
And more and more, we can discuss a whole night, but it's enough given for a matter of "young phallus getting nervous"
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