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Mega EverDrive / Re: help me choose an everdrive?
« Last post by ZigZack on Today at 08:43 PM »
i chose to get the x7, i know about the pro coming out but if it's anything similar to the mega sd the sega nomad needs the triple bypass mod to be able to play sega cd games on it which i don't plan to do anytime soon since in itself is $100 to get the kit and thats only if you have the tft mod which itself is $50+
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Mega EverDrive / Re: Weird SRAM issue on Everdrive MD 2.1
« Last post by Marteicos on Today at 05:32 PM »
Maybe the FeRam chip stopped working. Sonic 3 carts and older Everdrive MD had the same issue.
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Mega EverDrive / Re: help me choose an everdrive?
« Last post by nastc1 on Today at 03:14 PM »
Yeah I was going to also say, just wait for Mega Everdrive Pro. Sega CD through a flash cart is too great to pass up.
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It is, i have tons of visual glitches in kirby on 1.23 and startropics becomes glitchy after 2 hours playing, everything works on 1.16 for me too.

Mind you, everything works on 1.16 only after i got a replacement, the quality of the cart and software seems to be pretty low and there's no help coming from the creator.
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Mega EverDrive / Re: help me choose an everdrive?
« Last post by Marteicos on Today at 01:18 PM »
Both will do fine, if you have the money and can wait a few more months you can wait for the Mega Everdrive PRO.
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KRIKzz
From your post it seems the N8 pro has better compatibility with the OG analogue nt. i have the second edition. You think it will work just as well/
Thanks

Did you or anyone else try the N8 Pro on non-mini Analogue NT? The OG N8 was known to have problems with it, wondering if the new hardware doesn't.
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Mega EverDrive / Weird SRAM issue on Everdrive MD 2.1
« Last post by f2bnp on Today at 01:35 AM »
Hey, how's everybody doing? I hope you're all staying safe! Let me preface this by saying that I realize this is really old hardware by this point and I don't really expect to fix this issue, it's just something I found myself occupied with during quarantine and thought it'd be fun to figure out. So, here it goes:

I decided to bust out my Megadrive to play some games on the Everdrive MD 2.1 (PCB says it's a batch from May 2010!) which is somewhat quirky as it is. It has issues with most SD cards and I've only had success with 2GB cards and attempting to use anything newer than OS v23 (firmware version 5) will cause the device to not recognize any SD card beyond that point. Some years ago, I managed to reach that state and had to go through some hoops to get back to v23 (link to thread: http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=3789.msg35463#msg35463).

In any case, this little cart has served me well for the past 10 years, but I realized once again that for some reason I can't seem to be able to save. I'm fairly certain I could at some point, but I can't since at least the time of that thread I referred to earlier. In any case, I initially thought that perhaps I had to press the reset button much like some other carts. The thing is, when I press reset on the console, it just resets the current game, it doesn't drop me out to the menu. So anyway, I figured I might check it out and see if that works at least. Well... it doesn't! I tried Sonic 3 and Crusader of Centy and sure enough, I played a little bit on both games and made sure that a save file was created. As soon as I reset the console, the save file in both games was gone.

Odd, right? I tried older OSes and option toggles, but the behavior is still the same. At this point, I'm thinking it's probably the SRAM on the PCB itself that's the issue? It's got a RAMTRON FM1808 for which I also found a data sheet (https://docs.isy.liu.se/pub/VanHeden/DataSheets/fm1808.pdf), but it's odd isn't it? Could it just be that the chip died?

In any case, I found this very odd and decided to share since I went ahead and looked into the issue a bit now that I have a lot of free time and to be honest I want some closure on this, I need to satisfy my curiosity  ;D.
Stay safe everyone and play some retro games :).
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Mega EverDrive / Re: Mega Everdrive X5 issues when connected to Sega CD
« Last post by MadaoSama on April 06, 2020, 07:25 PM »
Hi im new to the forum, I've been reading you guys and didn't manage to get my everdrive X5 to work with reliability while the MegaCD2 is plugged to my MegaDrive1 VA6 while there is no issues when having the MD1 working by itself I need the megaCD2 because I route the sound through it to my receiver, and the MD1 sounds far better this way than routing the jack to the receiver. (Sound is crispier and brilliant).

I found that most of the times with the more demanding games like Comix Zone, Super Shinobi, Vectorman or newer games like Pier Solar and XenoCrisis it ends causing graphical glitches and finally crashing, meanwhile with regular games like Sonic, SoR (all the classic first wave Genesis/MegaDrive games) this doesn't happen.

I've a EverDrive X5 Model 16 rev A bought last year.
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EverDrive GG / Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
« Last post by yoshi41 on April 06, 2020, 09:33 AM »
This is what I get when I load up the Game Gear ROM on my X7.  Before it freezes on this screen I get a weird discolored Sega splash logo.  Even though it's frozen the music still plays.  I also tested this on my Mega SG with the Game Gear adapter and got the same exact thing.

Ok, this is exactly what you get with all those ROMs in SMS format, if the file extension is .gg.

I guess you're using Windows and your ROM is probably named like "Chase HQ.sms.gg" right now.

Please uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types" in Windows Explorer -> Folder Options -> View and remove the .gg extension.

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EverDrive GG / Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
« Last post by chopsticksamurai on April 06, 2020, 06:16 AM »

And what exactly is the problem with the Chase HQ GG version?

PS: Chase HQ SMS version can be played, but it has graphical glitches (when the road splits).

So here is what I'm getting with my Everdrive-GG X7.  Crappy phone pics incoming, but I think they'll give you the general idea.  ;D



     This is what I get when I load up the Game Gear ROM on my X7.  Before it freezes on this screen I get a weird discolored Sega splash logo.  Even though it's frozen the music still plays.  I also tested this on my Mega SG with the Game Gear adapter and got the same exact thing.



     Here's what an original Chase HQ Game Gear cartridge looks like on my Game Gear.



     And here's the SMS ROM playing on my ED GG X7.  I get the same graphical glitches you get when the road splits.

Hope this sheds some light on what's happening on my end.  Perhaps I need to try a different ROM?  I'm using an old Smokemonster pack if that's any help.




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