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    Which flash cart is the best for the Genesis?

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    Funny you should ask. There is a new flash cartridge created and released about a month and a half ago from a guy in the Ukraine, called the Ever Drive.

    It uses SD cards, and plays all Genesis games (aside from things like Virtua Racer or Super Street Fighter 2), Master system games too. Does NOT support 32X (there could be a workaround). Currently works only on original Genesis hardware (Genny, Nomad, CDX). SMS only works on Genesis. SD card has to be FAT16, so you may need one just for this.

    And it's pretty cheap. Bad thing is it doesn't have a cartridge case or label. However, users on Atari Age are looking to pool together and buy a big quantity at once, and have one or two people make them.

    Ppl on Sega-16 are pooling together as well. Good review here.

    The alternative is the Neo-Myth cart, that supports all Gen games, SMS games, Super Street Fighter II, 32X and Mark III games, in addition to region free SEGA CD bios. Costs $139, plus only comes with 256MB card. Bigger cards are expensive. This unit has the best features, although it loads much slower than the Ever Drive. Ever Drive is half the price, too.
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    The Neo Myth card seems odd. It uses GBA flash carts as its storage?

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    I want the guy that made the NES and SNES powerpak to make a genesis version.

    I want it to support SMS and 32X games as well. Also, I would like it to be able to play sega CD games directly from a CF card. Plus, if it could play Virtua Racing, that'd be great too.

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    Neo-Myth uses GBA storage, up to I think 1GB now, but they are really expensive. It also has a card that accepts SD cards, which costs around $70 I think. So unless you did a bulk order, a satisfactory Genesis flash cart could cost you almost $200. I don't even have a 32X. Just want a Genesis cart, as I only own about 70 games.

    I don't believe RetroUSB (aka bunnyboy) has any plans for a Genesis cartridge in the works. I think he's been looking into something for the N64 though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c0ldb33r View Post
    I want the guy that made the NES and SNES powerpak to make a genesis version.

    I want it to support SMS and 32X games as well. Also, I would like it to be able to play sega CD games directly from a CF card. Plus, if it could play Virtua Racing, that'd be great too.
    The Neo Myth cart supports both SMS and 32X games without any problem. If you purchase the SD add-on, you can simply put all your ROMs on an SD card.

    Given that you can use CD-R disks in a Sega CD, there's no reason to have a flash cart for those games. Adding Virtua Racing support would be cost prohibitive, as adding an SVP chip for one game is fairly pointless. You can pick up an original cart for fairly cheap.

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    I believe the Neo-Myth has a built-in FM chip just for the SMS games that supports it.

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    OOOOps, double post.

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    I wonder, do Game Gear games work on the Neo cart if you change the rom file extension from .gg to.sms? sometimes that works in emulators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickstilwell1 View Post
    I wonder, do Game Gear games work on the Neo cart if you change the rom file extension from .gg to.sms? sometimes that works in emulators.
    According to members on Sega-16 it does work for some GG games. I know that Aleste/Power Strike II (I think its II) works on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HyperDuel View Post
    According to members on Sega-16 it does work for some GG games. I know that Aleste/Power Strike II (I think its II) works on this.
    I also recall some actual projects to convert GG games to SMS games proper.

    http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_Triple_Trouble_SMS

    http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_Drift_2_SMS

    Perhaps these are helpful for you?

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    I don't think the Ever Drive has FM support for SMS, but the games that used it were all Japanese (Mark III). For the price, the Ever Drive is quite enticing.

    Thanks for those links Kiddo, although to expect any kind of encompassing GG compatibility on any of the Genesis flash carts is expecting WAY too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiddo View Post
    I also recall some actual projects to convert GG games to SMS games proper.

    http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_Triple_Trouble_SMS

    http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_Drift_2_SMS

    Perhaps these are helpful for you?
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    How does the NeoMyth handle TMSS? Got my Everdrive cart a few days ago and just started toying with it and noticed it has issues with certain games as far as loading on a US TMSS system. Still have more testing to do, so I'll just touch on some points. Alien Soldier: Japanese and Euro region roms do not boot on my Nomad unaided (same for the other usual suspects, Bare Knuckle 3 etc. Battle Mania's loaded fine). I used a Mega Key 2 to get the (J) rom working. Flipping the DIPs on the Mega Key for PAL/SECAM still doesn't allow the (E) rom to run. I haven't looked at any of the menu options, so maybe there is a way to do this without a Mega Key type device? I'm looking into that next.

    Plus sides (I have yet to confirm these, others have reported this with Rev 2 board and V5 firmware). SMS roms are supposed to work, mostly. SSF2 now runs and most 32X games work.

    Only game (out of MD/Genny, SMS and 32X) that is a for sure no-go on the Everdrive is Virtual Racing now.


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    I gotta get one of the genesis flash carts, shits been rough since most of my collection was stolen. Atleast i still got my Beggar Prince.

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    Is there an easy way to run a universal bios on Sega CD? That's all I'm really interested in but don't want to spend $140.
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    the ever drive looks awesome. and the price is right up my alley too.
    now if someone made a CHEAP nes and snes cart, i would be happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarioMania View Post
    When is he going to finish the 2 Games??
    The issues are minor enough that you can play the games fine as it is (It's mostly stuff not even Tec Toy would bother fiddling with, as one could see in their own Sonic Blast conversion.)
    That being said, I don't really know when/if these'll be finished per se.

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    Is there an easy way to run a universal bios on Sega CD? That's all I'm really interested in but don't want to spend $140.
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