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General => News => Topic started by: KRIKzz on January 13, 2015, 03:48 PM

Title: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: KRIKzz on January 13, 2015, 03:48 PM
Features:
• Supports 99% of games from SEGA library
• 128mbit (16mbyte) PSRAM.
• 120mbit (10mbyte) max ROM size.
• 256Kbyte Battery RAM
• Firmware update through SD card
• FAT32 file system supported.
• SD cards up to 32GB.
• Instant loading (1-2 sec).
• Built in audio playback. WAV, GYM, TFC
• USB port for homebrew development and for future features.
• In-game menu that allows access back to menu system without leaving the sofa.
• Snapshot Saves.
• Regular game battery back-up saves.
• Genesis, Mega-drive, Sega Master System, and 32X games supported.
• Hardware MEGAKEY.
• CD BIOS loading.
• CD RAM cart feature.
• Cheats feature. Game Genie and Play-Action Replay format supported.

Advantages of Mega EverDrive-V2 compared to Mega EverDrive-V1:
• Battery RAM for saves. It allow to save without need to push reset.
• Better compatibility with clone systems.
• Improved hardware design and reduced power consumption.
• Improved software.

(http://storage2.static.itmages.ru/i/15/0113/s_1421156415_6887783_54e4377553.jpg) (http://itmages.ru/image/view/2184998/54e43775)
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Mattroid on January 13, 2015, 04:12 PM
Nice!  8)

Edit: I had to add "v1" to my signature  :P Maybe one day I can update all my EDs as I do prefer to have battery saves.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: brooksyx on January 13, 2015, 04:47 PM
That is one nice looking ever drive! Probably stick with my everdrive-md for now but would love to own one of these.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: vmhomeboy on January 13, 2015, 05:38 PM
This is great! 

Any ETA on the GBA cart?  I ask, only because I'd prefer to order both together to save on shipping.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: goombakid on January 13, 2015, 06:19 PM
I knew I waited for a reason.

Same price point for this one line the v1?
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: fille1976 on January 13, 2015, 06:48 PM
gona buy next year v3 everdrive 64 and mega everdrive v2.
i have so many other things for now,ste upgrading ultrasatan,old dos pc for gaming-atari falcon ect...
but next year i'l buy those 2,and see what this year will come out,gba everdrive and maybe something else!
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: KRIKzz on January 13, 2015, 09:45 PM
This is great! 

Any ETA on the GBA cart?  I ask, only because I'd prefer to order both together to save on shipping.
I don't know when gba wil be done and if will be done at all.

I knew I waited for a reason.

Same price point for this one line the v1?
price is same
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Johnny23b on January 13, 2015, 09:56 PM
oooh, that would be sad, if the GBA Everdribe would'be be done anymore... I was waiting a long for it already. Hopefully you will decide for it.
Will there be more updates for the old Mega Everdrive?
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Mattroid on January 13, 2015, 11:04 PM
I don't know when gba wil be done and if will be done at all.
I would lol so hard. Please release the next teaser pic on April 1st 2015. kthxbai :D
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Cheakerdoodels on January 13, 2015, 11:12 PM
So what specifically is improved in the software.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: bidou67 on January 14, 2015, 11:24 AM
i have a mega everdrive v1 manufactured september 2014 version 32 M , My mega everdrive V1 not save correctly by the reset system , and no future update firmware for the V1 ?
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: MockyLock on January 14, 2015, 11:33 AM
It doesn't save the same way, that's all. You need to push Reset, V2 doesn't.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: bidou67 on January 14, 2015, 11:44 AM
It doesn't save the same way, that's all. You need to push Reset, V2 doesn't.

thank for the infos , but exchange my mega everdrive V1 version 32 Mo manufactured september 2014 to a V2 is necessary , ?
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: bidou67 on January 14, 2015, 11:49 AM
and the OS 2.00 is only developped for the mega everdrive v2 and also developed for the V1
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: KRIKzz on January 14, 2015, 11:50 AM
oooh, that would be sad, if the GBA Everdribe would'be be done anymore... I was waiting a long for it already. Hopefully you will decide for it.
Will there be more updates for the old Mega Everdrive?
I did not cancel gba, but i will know if i will release or not and date only if it will be almost done.
At least i will release one or two updates for old mega
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: KRIKzz on January 14, 2015, 11:50 AM
and the OS 2.00 is only developped for the mega everdrive v2 and also developed for the V1
Only for v2
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: bidou67 on January 14, 2015, 11:51 AM
Hello KRIKzz and what changes on OS 2.00 ? and if i understand no luck and no future update firmware to a V1 ? because I have buy recently a V1
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: KRIKzz on January 14, 2015, 12:33 PM
Hello KRIKzz and what changes on OS 2.00 ? and if i understand no luck and no future update firmware to a V1 ?
It have Recently Played menu, remembers cheats for each rom, return to folder where it was, instead of root. May be something else, i don't remember, since i don't have log of work.
OS 2.0 were made from zero, it is not a modification of old mega-ed OS, so, there is lot of minor changes, probably most of them invisible for user.
As i laready said, i have plans to release one ow two updates for old mega, don't know if i will do anything else
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: bidou67 on January 14, 2015, 12:38 PM
Hello KRIKzz and what changes on OS 2.00 ? and if i understand no luck and no future update firmware to a V1 ?
It have Recently Played menu, remembers cheats for each rom, return to folder where it was, instead of root. May be something else, i don't remember, since i don't have log of work.
OS 2.0 were made from zero, it is not a modification of old mega-ed OS, so, there is lot of minor changes, probably most of them invisible for user.
As i laready said, i have plans to release one ow two updates for old mega, don't know if i will do anything else

Yes KRIKzz ;) because i buy recently november 2014 buy  a mega everdrive v1 and I was afraid that we must change for a V2 and that no more firmware in the future for v1, so i can keep in peace v1? also is not necessary to buy in my case a V2 ?

PS: Otherwise my mega evedrive V1 manufactured september 2014 version 32 MB , save correctly with reset i have OS 9 ?
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: KRIKzz on January 14, 2015, 12:47 PM
mega-ed v1 saves just fine, if you don't forget to push reset before than shut down the system
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: bidou67 on January 14, 2015, 12:52 PM
mega-ed v1 saves just fine, if you don't forget to push reset before than shut down the system

Yes KRIKzz my mega everdrive V1 version 32M manufactured september 2014  working fine no problem and  i push reset always before shut down the system , just afraid ( worried )  to buy a new V2 two month later after buy a V1  , In conclusion i am worried  we will have to buy soon a v2 ? no ?
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: KRIKzz on January 14, 2015, 01:09 PM
I not understand what you mean
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: bidou67 on January 14, 2015, 01:44 PM
I not understand what you mean



please KRIKzz ,  if you not understand , use a translator or google !


Its simply , i have Mega Everdrive V1 since november 2014 and just afraid for me to buy a new Mega everdrive V2 , 2 month  after buy my first Mega everdrive  V1  , In conclusion afraid  to buy still soon a v2 ? you understand i hope  :)
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: KRIKzz on January 14, 2015, 01:58 PM
I afraid that i not understand not because my english is so bad, but because you use translator (: Your message looks for me like a bunch of words without sense: In conclusion i afraid i will have to buy still soon a v2? aaa? what?
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: bidou67 on January 14, 2015, 02:04 PM
I have a V1 and just afraid to buy another V2
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: KalessinDB on January 14, 2015, 02:11 PM
Native English speaker here confirming the problem is not Krikzz's English.  Bidou, i don't know if you're using a translator or just bad at English, but you're coming off as gibberish.

I think you're trying to say something along the lines of your Mega ED is so brand-new that you don't want to buy a v2?  Then don't.  There's nothing major being updated, the v1 works perfectly for the overwhelming majority of games.  Matter of fact, no major functionality is being added at all.  There's really no need to "upgrade" or swap out your v1.

If I'm off on what you're asking, well... as I said, your translation leaves much to be desired, sorry, I'm trying my best to understand.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: bidou67 on January 14, 2015, 02:35 PM
Native English speaker here confirming the problem is not Krikzz's English.  Bidou, i don't know if you're using a translator or just bad at English, but you're coming off as gibberish.

I think you're trying to say something along the lines of your Mega ED is so brand-new that you don't want to buy a v2?  Then don't.  There's nothing major being updated, the v1 works perfectly for the overwhelming majority of games.  Matter of fact, no major functionality is being added at all.  There's really no need to "upgrade" or swap out your v1.

If I'm off on what you're asking, well... as I said, your translation leaves much to be desired, sorry, I'm trying my best to understand.

yes you understand me KalessinDB  :) , and if i understand , i  keep my V1 is good ? , no major upgrade are necessary for buy the new  V2 in my case ?
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: KalessinDB on January 14, 2015, 02:44 PM
Correct.  Your v1 is just fine (as is mine --  I don't intend on getting a v2 for a very long time, plenty of other video game related things to buy first).

The v2 does not allow you to play any games that the v1 wouldn't let you play.

The only major difference as far as Krikzz has told us is that saving will be slightly easier.  With a v1, you have to press reset to save, so if you just turn the game off after playing you will lose your progress.  With a v2, you can just turn it off like you would normally do. If the act of pressing the reset button after you play does not bother you, there is effectively no reason to buy a v2.

I'm simplifying a bit, obviously, but for the sake of clarity I think it's pretty spot-on.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: bidou67 on January 14, 2015, 02:49 PM
Correct.  Your v1 is just fine (as is mine --  I don't intend on getting a v2 for a very long time, plenty of other video game related things to buy first).

The v2 does not allow you to play any games that the v1 wouldn't let you play.

The only major difference as far as Krikzz has told us is that saving will be slightly easier.  With a v1, you have to press reset to save, so if you just turn the game off after playing you will lose your progress.  With a v2, you can just turn it off like you would normally do. If the act of pressing the reset button after you play does not bother you, there is effectively no reason to buy a v2.

I'm simplifying a bit, obviously, but for the sake of clarity I think it's pretty spot-on.

its clear for me , i understand you  ( I thought it was a commercial argument to force a buy a V2 )  ,  i understand well your post KalessinDB ^^ , My V1  is not a reason to buy a V2 ? !
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: sammargh on January 15, 2015, 03:50 AM
So with the release of V2 does that mean that V1 will no longer receive updates? Whatever happened to FM synth?
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: KRIKzz on January 15, 2015, 11:11 AM
Already answered on this question.
As for fm synth, at this moment i even don't have plans to implement it for v2. Too many work just to play few master system games
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: magnus87 on January 16, 2015, 04:17 PM


Advantages of Mega EverDrive-V2 compared to Mega EverDrive-V1:
• Battery RAM for saves. It allow to save without need to push reset.
• Better compatibility with clone systems.
• Improved hardware design and reduced power consumption.
• Improved software.
• Fixed "Fron Side" now is "Front Side"

Thanks Krikkz!!

Ukraine rulzz!!!  :D
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: alimadhi on January 17, 2015, 12:33 PM
What about the first version? drop it in Junk? and there is no update to the old version you made V2 and delete V1 updates, Who knows in the future updates only to the V2  >:(
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: DandySephy on January 17, 2015, 12:48 PM
What about the first version? drop it in Junk?
Have you even read the posts?
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Link83 on January 17, 2015, 12:49 PM
What about the first version? drop it in Junk? and there is no update to the old version you made V2 and delete V1 updates, Who knows in the future updates only to the V2  >:(
What do you mean? KRIKzz already said there will still be one or two more updates to v1:
At least i will release one or two updates for old mega
and you can still find all v1 OS under the 'Legacy Mega EverDrive' downloads:
http://krikzz.com/pub/support/index.php?dir=mega-ed
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: bidou67 on January 17, 2015, 03:10 PM
What about the first version? drop it in Junk? and there is no update to the old version you made V2 and delete V1 updates, Who knows in the future updates only to the V2  >:(

+1  , only update for the V2 in the future it is sure ! it become abuse these multiple versions linker  , V1 no update in the future ?
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Kerr Avon on January 17, 2015, 03:44 PM
What about the first version? drop it in Junk? and there is no update to the old version you made V2 and delete V1 updates, Who knows in the future updates only to the V2  >:(

+1  , only update for the V2 in the future it is sure ! it become abuse these multiple versions linker  , V1 no update in the future ?

Krikzz has already said that he'll likely release a couple of new OS revisions for the v1 Mega Everdrive. Yes, the v1 will stop being updated, but just because v2 of an Everdrive is released, doesn't in any way mean that the v1 that people already own is going to stop working. It's not like Krikzz has a master switch in his house, and when he pressed it then all v1 Everdrives will stop working, and everyone has to buy a v2!

A v1 Everdrive still does everything it used to do, it's just that the v2 has some improvements, since it's a later design. But if you don't want the improvements that v2 has, then a v1 is good enough for you.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: brooksyx on January 17, 2015, 05:46 PM
What about the first version? drop it in Junk? and there is no update to the old version you made V2 and delete V1 updates, Who knows in the future updates only to the V2  >:(

You can just send it to me. I will gladly take it.

Do you get upset every year when car companies release a new model year of the current car you drive too?  ::)
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: antonioks on January 17, 2015, 09:49 PM
KRIKzz gostaria de saber tenho um Mega ED V1 se os codigos game genie vão funcionar como emulador de um arquivo de texto sem precisar digitar todo codigo toda vez que for jogar o jogo, pelo que observei o V2 pode isto. obrigado e sucesso sempre.

KRIKzz like to know have a Mega ED V1 if the game genie codes will work as emulator of a text file without typing any code every time you play the game, so I watched the V2 can this. Thank you and success always.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: roadkill on January 19, 2015, 06:57 PM
KRIKzz gostaria de saber tenho um Mega ED V1 se os codigos game genie vão funcionar como emulador de um arquivo de texto sem precisar digitar todo codigo toda vez que for jogar o jogo, pelo que observei o V2 pode isto. obrigado e sucesso sempre.

KRIKzz like to know have a Mega ED V1 if the game genie codes will work as emulator of a text file without typing any code every time you play the game, so I watched the V2 can this. Thank you and success always.

A V2 não ler códigos de "Game Genie" de arquivos de texto. Krikzz não falam português e inglês, ele fala ucraniano
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: keropi on January 19, 2015, 07:09 PM
what would be a fair price to sell a v1 mega-ed nowdays?
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Shinjo360 on January 19, 2015, 08:33 PM
First post ever!

Will the mega Everdrive V1 still be for sale? Retrogate has only V2 for sale.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Mattroid on January 19, 2015, 09:03 PM
First post ever!

Will the mega Everdrive V1 still be for sale? Retrogate has only V2 for sale.
Welcome!

Some shops may clear out their v1 stock while stocking v2. Or some may just not carry the new version until the old version is sold out. I've seen Stone Age Gamer basically clearance the older version boards for pretty decent discounts before. I think I saw this with either SED v1 when v2 came out or ED64 v2 when v2.5 came out (or both).
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: brooksyx on January 20, 2015, 05:27 PM
First post ever!

Will the mega Everdrive V1 still be for sale? Retrogate has only V2 for sale.
Welcome!

Some shops may clear out their v1 stock while stocking v2. Or some may just not carry the new version until the old version is sold out. I've seen Stone Age Gamer basically clearance the older version boards for pretty decent discounts before. I think I saw this with either SED v1 when v2 came out or ED64 v2 when v2.5 came out (or both).

Yeah stoneage gamer usually just puts the old carts on clearance. Kind of wish I knew that before I bought my ED 64 2.5, They had an older version with a PAL cic for about $25 less. I would have gladly gone with that one and swapped out with the CIC from the game I used for the donor cart shell.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: alimadhi on January 21, 2015, 02:26 PM
KRIKzz like to know have a Mega ED V1 if the game genie codes will work as emulator of a text file without typing any code every time you play the game, so I watched the V2 can this. Thank you and success always.

OMG V2 can load cheats from text file ????? if that possible amazing, Poor who bought the first version  >:(
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: sammargh on January 22, 2015, 03:46 AM
What about the first version? drop it in Junk? and there is no update to the old version you made V2 and delete V1 updates, Who knows in the future updates only to the V2  >:(

+1  , only update for the V2 in the future it is sure ! it become abuse these multiple versions linker  , V1 no update in the future ?

Krikzz has already said that he'll likely release a couple of new OS revisions for the v1 Mega Everdrive. Yes, the v1 will stop being updated, but just because v2 of an Everdrive is released, doesn't in any way mean that the v1 that people already own is going to stop working. It's not like Krikzz has a master switch in his house, and when he pressed it then all v1 Everdrives will stop working, and everyone has to buy a v2!

A v1 Everdrive still does everything it used to do, it's just that the v2 has some improvements, since it's a later design. But if you don't want the improvements that v2 has, then a v1 is good enough for you.

I think people just question the reasoning of the hardware refreshes when their flash carts are a year or less old. There's no roadmap and it stings a little bit when you find your device was supported for a shorter span than cell phone providers supporting their phones. If you look at every single cart offered there's only a handful that haven't been subjected to developer-forced abandonment due to new hardware revisions being incompatible with the previous revision.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: KalessinDB on January 22, 2015, 04:25 AM
Mega Everdrive was released almost 3 years ago, it's not Krikzz's fault that you bought it recently.  And seriously, there's no "forced abandonment".  The cart does what it promised you it would do when you buy it.  The additional awesomeness that Krikzz throws in with OS updates (which are honestly not that huge usually) is just a bonus really.  Seriously people, stop looking for BS where there shouldn't be any.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: sammargh on January 22, 2015, 07:00 AM
I'm no where near the level of krikzz in design but from my understanding it's the same exact FPGA and SRAM in V1 just with minor differences. It seems absurd that V1 is abandoned entirely with OS 2.0 when the hardware changes between the two aren't as exaggerated as say the ED64V1 vs V2/2.5 or Super Everdrive V1/V2 or the various Everdrive MD versions. V1 should be more than capable of running any feature from V2 so long as it's actually written.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: DandySephy on January 22, 2015, 07:27 AM
He's already said that he will release more updates for v1. People need to stop claiming there is a problem here when he has already talked about it. The fact the cart has been redesigned is more than enough reason for him to have focused on the initial OS for the new cart before back porting anything for the old one. His updates aren't always fast, but he does do them and always talks about them.

I bought a Super ED v2 in November but you don't see me complaining that there is a new one 3 months later. The old one still works and had been available for more than long enough. Krikzz is not a professional company planning years in advance, why would he have a public roadmap? He's a flash cart designer, not Intel.

Some people just look for reasons to complain I guess.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: roadkill on January 22, 2015, 03:57 PM
I agree DandySephy, without Krikzz we would still be stuck with PowerPaks at best. No offense to bunnyboy's work, but they are dinosaurs by now. I was a little agitated too when I found out about the Mega ED V2 because most people were claiming that the Mega ED V1 was the be all, end all for Genesis/MD flash carts without any hardware revisions planned, just OS updates. But not too big of a deal I guess.

As for the Super ED V3, if you have the DSP-1 chip already installed you're only really missing out on like 2 more North American games which become playable on the V3. Also the added convenience of not having to solder on a DSP-1 chip from a donor cart.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: KRIKzz on January 22, 2015, 05:42 PM
My choice is simple:
1)Stuck forever with old hardware, which were released initially.
2)Abandon old hardware and make something better.
I choose second option. I can't support forever whole range of carts which were made for last 5 years, just too many work for one programmer. I must abandon old stuff, or stuck forever with legacy toys. Sometimes i trying to keep compatibility with old hardware, if it possible, like in ED64 v2,v2.5,v3, but in case of mega-ed is too hard to make work OS v2 with mega v1.
Mega-ed v1 still working, still can play games, so, i can't see lot of reasons for sorrow. It not like abandoned windows or pc graphics card, which become useless after than their support were stopped.
Mega-ed was borned 3 years ago and lived a long life, but his time ends, progress must go on!
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Mattroid on January 22, 2015, 05:52 PM
Mega-ed was borned 3 years ago and lived a long life, but his time ends, progress must go on!
Yes! There is nothing wrong with making the product line better!

Besides, resale value of these is pretty good from what I've seen. I'll probably upgrade my SED and maybe MED at some point since I like the new features and just give the old ones to my cousin or something. He wants them but unfortunately can't afford them. Krikzz won't lose a sale from him, but will gain a sale from me :)
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Kerr Avon on January 22, 2015, 09:08 PM
Mega-ed v1 still working, still can play games, so, i can't see lot of reasons for sorrow. It not like abandoned windows or pc graphics card, which become useless after than their support were stopped.

Yep, when I upgraded my desktop PC from Windows XP to Windows 7 (because I replaced the CPU with a x64 model) my printer and scanner (both good models) stopped working with the PC as there are no Windows 7 drivers for them. That was ****ing annoying, but I didn't complain to Hewlett Packard about it, as even though they didn't make drivers for them for Windows 7, they didn't have any obligation to, as the printer and scanner were both a few years old and had never been said to have have a lifetime's worth of driver updates. Still annoying though. And much worse than the Mega Everdrive v1 / v2 situation, as the v1 still works as well as it did when it was new, and will never be incompatible with a Megadrive/Genesis.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: antonioks on January 22, 2015, 11:41 PM
KRIKzz like to know have a Mega ED V1 if the game genie codes will work as emulator of a text file without typing any code every time you play the game, so I watched the V2 can this. Thank you and success always.

OMG V2 can load cheats from text file ????? if that possible amazing, Poor who bought the first version  >:(

Comprei o MED v1 em julho de 2014 não tinha nem ideia que iria ter um v2  e não vejo motivos para o v2 ter codigos cheats por arquivo de texto e o v1 não poder ter seria só um extra.

bought the MED v1 in July 2014 had no idea that was going to v2 and I see no reason to have the v2 cheats codes for text file and v1 can not have would only be an extra.

Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: valthonis on January 23, 2015, 09:30 PM
Can you clarify the "CD RAM CART" portion?
Does this mean it the Mega EverDrive V2 also works as a save game card for Sega CD games?
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: KRIKzz on January 23, 2015, 09:48 PM
Can you clarify the "CD RAM CART" portion?
Does this mean it the Mega EverDrive V2 also works as a save game card for Sega CD games?

Both mega v1 and v2 can work as a sega-cd save cart
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Ripthorn on January 24, 2015, 12:15 AM
@KRIKzz
You will add support for Pier Solar rom and increase up to 120Mbit the max ROM size on Mega Everdrive V1?
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: KRIKzz on January 24, 2015, 01:26 AM
I already said that will not do anything to support Pier Solar, this game still in market
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Ripthorn on January 24, 2015, 02:13 AM
I already said that will not do anything to support Pier Solar, this game still in market
And what about the 120mbit max ROM size support on V1?
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: KRIKzz on January 24, 2015, 02:21 AM
I already said that will not do anything to support Pier Solar, this game still in market
And what about the 120mbit max ROM size support on V1?
Already supported, but there is no any working games with such size, as far as i know
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Ripthorn on January 24, 2015, 02:51 AM
I already said that will not do anything to support Pier Solar, this game still in market
And what about the 120mbit max ROM size support on V1?
Already supported, but there is no any working games with such size, as far as i know
Well, last time I checked, the maximum supported was 80Mbit, but it is good to know that already supports 120Mbit.
I know, no game uses this size right now, but better safe then sorry later.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: netbeui on January 25, 2015, 08:43 AM
Has anyone ordered a Mega Everdrive V2? I ordered mine on Jan 21 but my status on retrogate is stuck at "invoiced". Just wondering if anyone else ordered one through retrogate and if the status is different.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: vmhomeboy on January 25, 2015, 05:35 PM
I ordered on the 13th and it shipped on the 21st. 
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: DandySephy on January 25, 2015, 07:37 PM
Has anyone ordered a Mega Everdrive V2? I ordered mine on Jan 21 but my status on retrogate is stuck at "invoiced". Just wondering if anyone else ordered one through retrogate and if the status is different.
AFAIK Krikzz usually builds them to order so it can take a week or so to be shipped (based on my experience with several orders). You'll receive a confirmation when it ships.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: netbeui on January 25, 2015, 10:14 PM
Thanks for the replies! I'll keep waiting patiently  :)
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: douglie007 on January 26, 2015, 09:30 PM
I just received my Mega Ever drive in October,  would it be the v1, and is that why I have issues with my JVC Xeye ? Do you have a trade up program.  I would have waited if I would have known that you where making a new one in a couple months.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Fmamarksman on January 26, 2015, 10:13 PM
I just received my Mega Ever drive in October,  would it be the v1, and is that why I have issues with my JVC Xeye ? Do you have a trade up program.  I would have waited if I would have known that you where making a new one in a couple months.

it is most likely a V1. It will say on the board if you take the cart apart. No, Krikzz does not know why these issues with the Xeye persist, but there are some OS'es that work with it. i'd try them, if you can deal with the sacrifice in features. No, there is no trade in program. If you want a V2, the best thing to do would be to sell your V1, and get most of your money back to buy a V2, thought the differences are not substantial.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: douglie007 on January 26, 2015, 10:26 PM
I just received my Mega Ever drive in October,  would it be the v1, and is that why I have issues with my JVC Xeye ? Do you have a trade up program.  I would have waited if I would have known that you where making a new one in a couple months.

it is most likely a V1. It will say on the board if you take the cart apart. No, Krikzz does not know why these issues with the Xeye persist, but there are some OS'es that work with it. i'd try them, if you can deal with the sacrifice in features. No, there is no trade in program. If you want a V2, the best thing to do would be to sell your V1, and get most of your money back to buy a V2, thought the differences are not substantial.


I would only sell it if I know my Xeye would work fine with v2.  I have been using with my model 1 for the most part with no major issue. :) I didnt know I needed to hold reset for the saves to keep.  :) but I use it mostly as a RAM cart for my CD system
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Fmamarksman on January 26, 2015, 11:25 PM
It will work with the v1, you just have to try all the OS's until you find one you know works.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Assman on January 27, 2015, 06:49 AM
I just received my Mega Ever drive in October,  would it be the v1, and is that why I have issues with my JVC Xeye ?

Try OS V10 if you have the original Mega ED and want to use it on an X'Eye. It's listed as unstable, and it is when I use it on my model 1, but it works great on my X'Eye.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: kmksoulja on January 27, 2015, 07:49 AM
I have a model 1 with mega everdrive v1 and have had no problem at all with os 10. Weird
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Aether Knight on January 27, 2015, 01:25 PM
I have a model 1 with mega everdrive v1 and have had no problem at all with os 10. Weird

I second that. For the longest time (back to v6) The Mega ED had problems with my X'Eye. Random crashes on compatible games and purple screen of death when scrolling through the ED menu. With v10, it works perfectly. I don't have a genesis on hand to test, but from what I understand it is having the same problems my X'Eye did in versions past. Krikzz noted that the newer v2 Mega ED is more compatible with clones so it is an ongoing problem and I'm hoping my v1 Mega ED will still work with future updates (v11+)
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Ripthorn on January 27, 2015, 09:37 PM
I just received my Mega Ever drive in October,  would it be the v1, and is that why I have issues with my JVC Xeye ? Do you have a trade up program.  I would have waited if I would have known that you where making a new one in a couple months.
What kind of issues you have?
I own a X'EYE and so far I found no issue.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: strider1911 on January 29, 2015, 04:48 AM
Easiest way to tell apart the Mega Everdrive versions is to look at the top. If you have a micro SD slot then it is a V2.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: DandySephy on January 29, 2015, 01:48 PM
Easiest way to tell apart the Mega Everdrive versions is to look at the top. If you have a micro SD slot then it is a V2.
Thats a bit vague as the V1 has both micro sd and a normal sd card slot.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: tertu on January 29, 2015, 06:59 PM
The v2 removed the full-sized SD slot.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Mattroid on January 29, 2015, 07:19 PM
The v2 removed the full-sized SD slot.
Yes, but  I think DandySephy's point was that (depending on the cart/shell of course) you may see a micro SD slot on the top of either a v1 or v2, as the point you made was not clarified in strider1911's original statement. However, I believe most places that sell the MED in a shell probably cover the micro SD slot on the v1 board, exposing only the SD slot, but that could vary from shop to shop - some may expose both or neither (for those who want it fully covered).

I would say the better way to tell is the location of the slot - if it's way onto one side, it's the v1, while if it's closer to the center, it's v2.

Pics for comparison's sake:

v1:
(http://www.stoneagegamer.com/images/detailed/18/mega_everdrive_bo01.jpg) (http://www.stoneagegamer.com/images/detailed/16/mega_everdrive_bo02.jpg)

v2:
(http://krikzz.com/image/cache/data/Cartritge/666-360x300.jpg)
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: DandySephy on January 29, 2015, 09:43 PM
Yes, exactly.

Personally I like having both ports as they have their own advantages but both carts having micro sd slots make the original post misleading.

Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: alimadhi on February 06, 2015, 05:57 PM
the V2 just on shop.retrogate.com  >:( >:( and the shop.retrogate.com  like the hell my country not exist  in the countries list  >:( >:(
I sent them 2 e-mails and no answer ten days ago, I think they will answer after making V3  ;D  this will be in the next year.
Why this complexity  :(
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Mattroid on February 06, 2015, 06:12 PM
the V2 just on shop.retrogate.com  >:( >:( and the shop.retrogate.com  like the hell my country not exist  in the countries list  >:( >:(
I sent them 2 e-mails and no answer ten days ago, I think they will answer after making V3  ;D  this will be in the next year.
Why this complexity  :(
I suspect other shops will get the v2 once their stock of v1 is gone or once KRIKzz can provide v2 to them (even retrogate does not have them in stock due to supply problems, so if they can't supply them then no one else can either).
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Scylla on February 09, 2015, 06:58 PM
I can't see enough reason to upgrade my Mega ED V1 but if I ever need to buy another Sega Mega Drive flash cart, I'd go with this of course. Just one question: I understand that the 99% compatibility figure is necessary but, is there any proven game that does not work with the Mega ED?
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: DandySephy on February 10, 2015, 01:44 AM
IIRC some games use save tech that isn't supported (sports games mostly)

Oh and Krikzz doesn't support Pier Solar by choice, which I think is reasonable.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: bidou67 on February 10, 2015, 01:56 AM
mega everdrive v2 is arnake
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: justinwebb on February 10, 2015, 04:47 AM
mega everdrive v2 is arnake
You aren't the brightest person ever judging by your past posts so your opinion is just about worthless...
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: GreatFunky on February 10, 2015, 01:47 PM
(http://w0.dk/~chlor/clinteastwood/opinions-assholes.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: Fmamarksman on February 10, 2015, 05:51 PM
mega everdrive v2 is arnake

What does that even mean?
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: MockyLock on February 10, 2015, 05:58 PM
mega everdrive v2 is arnake

What does that even mean?
that he should get out of here.
Title: Re: Mega EverDrive v2 release!
Post by: bidou67 on February 10, 2015, 07:08 PM
mega everdrive v2 is arnake

What does that even mean?

nothing