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Offline sysopgrace

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Do I need a Power Base Converter?
« on: November 29, 2017, 06:38 PM »
Howdy, is a Power Base Converter required to play Master System (SMS) games on the Mega Ever Drive X7?

Another question is how does the X7 run the SMS games? Software emulation, the Z80 CPU in the Sega Genesis or through the X7's own FPGA?

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Re: Do I need a Power Base Converter?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 01:46 PM »
No, you don't need a Power Base Converter if you have the Mega Everdrive X7. Just know if you're using a 32X, SMS won't work while it's connected.

Unless I'm wrong, I believe it runs SMS games just like a PBC does - the Mega Everdrive X7 just loads the game ROMs like the actual cartridges do. You can even load and run the SMS BIOS on the Genesis/Mega Drive with the newest MegaOS releases.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2017, 01:48 PM by Lord Awesomesauce »