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MVS Universal BIOS

This is a quick one, but if you are running an MVS set-up you might know that games are region free. The language a game displays in is almost universally controlled by the region of the BIOS on the MVS motherboard (notable exceptions tend to be mahjong games). This means you can feel free to collect carts from whatever region you want as long as you have the correct BIOS installed.

The Universe BIOS is a bios that you can order custom-made for your motherboard type. After replacing your stock BIOS with this one, it provides you with an enormous array of options via simulated dipswitches (playing arcade vs console versions, setting the BIOS region, etc.). If you happen to have a BIOS of a different region than your native language and want to swap it out to be able to play games in English/Japanese, it’s worth it to just pick up one of these instead. They’ll offer you the functionality to switch the region of the games you play while also giving you much deeper control over the way your cabinet functions.

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