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Sega Mega CD Thread
« on: April 25, 2012, 09:18:47 AM »
So I was thinking about the Mega CD and have 1 big question in particular. Is Mega CD region free?

I had always wondered about this and I'm thinking it probably is but the mega drive isn't, so what happens? You can play a US Mega Drive game on a PAL Mega Drive + Mega CD but you can't play a US disc? was just interested in case I find a game I want cheap in the US online shops
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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 13:22:46 PM »
Nope I am afraid not  :-[

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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 14:16:46 PM »
bummer, ok so I wanted to ask this; and I apologise if its not a subject your meant to discuss, I have rom images for the Kega Fusion 364 emulator that does mega cd/32x and all other 8/16bit consoles by Sega, and it appears as though all the sega cd roms are image files.

Turns out there is a way you can burn them to work on your actual mega cd, and I was wondering if the Mega CD would need to be modded to read these burnt discs or would it read them ok and also would these discs be effected by region?
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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012, 15:13:19 PM »
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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 15:22:08 PM »
lol, ok what does that mean? have I been a naughty boy? I figured as we are actively talking about long dead consoles/hardware I didn't think that it would be a controversial topic... is you sayin I is a filthy pirate? lol
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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012, 15:49:26 PM »
Mega CD will not play burned CD's unless its been modded.

Also we don't discuss such things here as its highly illegal  ;D

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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2012, 15:55:12 PM »
riiiiight. ok well at least I've got that cleared up, just thought I'd ask, not sure what's illegal about it when its a nearly 20 year old console that's no longer in production. I could understand if I were asking about pirating on a current gen... anyway nevermind! I shant mention it again I just wondered if it was possible as I have the Emulator program ;)
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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2012, 16:11:09 PM »
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riiiiight. ok well at least I've got that cleared up, just thought I'd ask, not sure what's illegal about it when its a nearly 20 year old console that's no longer in production. I could understand if I were asking about pirating on a current gen... anyway nevermind! I shant mention it again I just wondered if it was possible as I have the Emulator program ;)

Companies are very protective of their copyrights and if somebody happens to this being discussed openly on a forum then we could face legal action and get shut down. Only recently a SNES forum was shut down by Nintendo for just this.

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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2012, 16:15:42 PM »
furry muff, my apologies  :-
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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012, 16:26:36 PM »
It's ok bud. Its a very fine line even in the world of emulators.
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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 16:29:45 PM »
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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 16:43:37 PM »
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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2012, 18:12:07 PM »
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Nearly all TV's auto detect that.

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Re: Sega Mega CD Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2012, 18:38:52 PM »
All except for the one in my games room. lol  My old 21" CRT was still working perfectly when I got my LCD tv. So I thought after years of heavy use I would put it out to grass in the retro games room. 19 years old and still running perfectly  :D