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Mega SD - Mega CD via the cartridge slot.
« on: June 28, 2019, 10:38:04 AM »
 


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The ultimate accessory for Genesis/Mega Drive. Complete FPGA recreation of the entire Mega-CD/Sega CD hardware into a plug and play Cartridge

 World’s First Mega-CD/Sega CD FPGA Optical Disc Emulator

• Plays both ISOS (bin+cue) and ROMS
• RAM based cartridge for instant boot
• Compatible with all original and region free patched Mega-CD / Sega CD bios
• Supports Megadrive / Genesis, Sega CD / Mega-CD, Master System and 32X games (requires 32X add-on)

 Fully Supports original Megadrive and Genesis hardware (Nomad included) 

• Fully compatible with Analogue Mega Sg!
• Easy to use interface for navigating your collection with screenshots, genre, year and description
• Save State support for Megadrive and Genesis Cartridge games (8 slots)
• Built in cheat engine for Megadrive and Genesis cartridge games
• Emulates all different Genesis / Mega Drive / Master System / 32x cartridge mappers.
• Stores all different Genesis / Mega Drive / Master System / 32x cartridge saves into microsd card.
• Per game Mega-CD / Sega CD Backup RAM and Cartridge RAM stored into microsd card
• Master System FM Core
• In-Game menu for fast reboot and swapping games (Genesis / Megadrive and Mega-CD / Sega CD)

 Enhanced Mega Drive games with CD audio and Mega-CD / Sega CD hardware (MSU1 like)

• 400GB Exfat microsd supported"

Very interesting product but pricey for me, definately a market for this though.
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Re: Mega SD - Mega CD via the cartridge slot.
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2019, 12:32:24 PM »
This looks interesting.  I'll have to watch the full video later.

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Re: Mega SD - Mega CD via the cartridge slot.
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2019, 02:39:31 AM »
Really cool that you don't even need the CD hardware to play the games.

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Re: Mega SD - Mega CD via the cartridge slot.
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2019, 18:47:02 PM »
I finally watched the video.  Very impressive bit of hardware! I was going to get one but it is rather pricey!  It's about $265!

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Re: Mega SD - Mega CD via the cartridge slot.
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2019, 20:17:04 PM »
It is expensive like I said but probably very much worth it to some people.


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Re: Mega SD - Mega CD via the cartridge slot.
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2019, 02:10:46 AM »
Based on the video, it is essentially an entire console.  That explains the price. 

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Re: Mega SD - Mega CD via the cartridge slot.
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2019, 09:53:08 AM »
Absolutely mate. Some real engineering gone into that.


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Re: Mega SD - Mega CD via the cartridge slot.
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2019, 15:51:33 PM »
People who ordered these are starting to get them, and I'm seeing a lot of complaints.

For one, all of the prototypes that were sent to YouTube channels for review were made differently than the final model. The circuit board had a bevelled edge like it's supposed to so that it doesn't damage your console when you insert it. The production model does not have this, it's just a straight edge. A lot of people ordered these based on all the positive reviews they saw and now are feeling misled because they got something different.

The other thing is at some point the main guy behind the project moved to a different country. For whatever reason this is causing really high import fees that wouldn't have been an issue if he hadn't moved. And nobody knew he was moving.

Glad I didn't get one.

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Re: Mega SD - Mega CD via the cartridge slot.
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2019, 17:28:06 PM »
Dang.  I chose to not get one also.  I'm glad now!  By the way, I just watched this video reviewing the cart.  The reviewer goes over the specs of the cart and even gives some history of the original hardware.  He also explains all the features of the cart. 


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Re: Mega SD - Mega CD via the cartridge slot.
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2019, 17:46:19 PM »
That is poor customer service, normally the review product is the basic version.
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