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GameLifter
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Play Game Gear Games on a Mega SG with Mega SD? Possible?

20 Sep 2019, 07:50

I've been wondering if it would technically be possible to play Game Gear ROMs on the Mega SG using the Mega SD (or perhaps any other flash cart). With the Mega SG jailbreak you can and once Analogue releases the Game Gear adapter you'll be able to use original cartridges. So, is there any technical limitation preventing the Mega SD from loading Game Gear ROMs when run on a Mega SG? I'm very curious.

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neodev
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Re: Play Game Gear Games on a Mega SG with Mega SD? Possible?

20 Sep 2019, 18:35

It's currently not possible because the way the megasg will detect the GG adapter is currently unknown. Once it's released, we'll need to simulate it with megasg, provided it's using some standard pins, or ask analogue for a way to enable it bu writting to some special register or something.

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Re: Play Game Gear Games on a Mega SG with Mega SD? Possible?

20 Sep 2019, 20:22

neodev wrote:
20 Sep 2019, 18:35
It's currently not possible because the way the megasg will detect the GG adapter is currently unknown. Once it's released, we'll need to simulate it with megasg, provided it's using some standard pins, or ask analogue for a way to enable it bu writting to some special register or something.
I see, thanks for the response! I've been loving my Mega SD. Truly amazing device.

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Re: Play Game Gear Games on a Mega SG with Mega SD? Possible?

22 Sep 2019, 05:52

What about on actual hardware using the 32x and the FPGA of the Mega SD?

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Mobiusstriptech
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Re: Play Game Gear Games on a Mega SG with Mega SD? Possible?

22 Sep 2019, 15:21

What does the 32x have to do with anything? Also the 32x doesn't support SMS mode passthrough so that makes it even more unlikely.

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Re: Play Game Gear Games on a Mega SG with Mega SD? Possible?

22 Sep 2019, 20:55

Get around the color palette limitation of the Genesis. FPGA the game gear on it.

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Mobiusstriptech
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Re: Play Game Gear Games on a Mega SG with Mega SD? Possible?

23 Sep 2019, 02:25

How do you propose solving the lack of SMS support with the 32x?

chrisw80
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Re: Play Game Gear Games on a Mega SG with Mega SD? Possible?

23 Sep 2019, 04:46

I'm thinking more along the lines of emulation. Let's think outside the box. After Burner and Space Harrier are emulated versions of the Arcade versions...

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Re: Play Game Gear Games on a Mega SG with Mega SD? Possible?

24 Sep 2019, 09:04

If you want to play GG on the MegaSG why not just use the jailbreak firmwares? It works perfectly.

chrisw80
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Re: Play Game Gear Games on a Mega SG with Mega SD? Possible?

24 Sep 2019, 12:27

Want to do it on original hardware. Were there is a will there is a way.

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