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    Default Master System Repro, Genesis Cart?

    I remember reading LONG ago that the Power Base Converter for Genesis was nothing more than a pass through because Genesis and MS carts are different pin layouts. If that's true, then would it be possible to flash a Master System game onto a Genesis cartridge and have, for example, a US version of that Phantasy Star 1 rerelease in Japan?

    Bonus question, if the game in question had FM capabilities, would they be activated through the Genesis FM chip?

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    Unsure on #1, but this looks like a better option for both #1 and #2:

    https://db-electronics.ca/product/power-base-fm/

    Looks like you can just get a cartridge shell and make your own converter with that PCB that has FM capability. Given that this product exists, using Genesis FM is likely not something workable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by link1110 View Post
    I remember reading LONG ago that the Power Base Converter for Genesis was nothing more than a pass through because Genesis and MS carts are different pin layouts.
    Thats probably the case, you can flash master system roms onto a genesis flash cart and they play fine on genesis hardware.

    However if you have the 32x expansion in the genesis, the Master System roms would not work.


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