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Offline sainrub

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Would like to update my firmware for my Everdrive-MD V2
« on: November 27, 2019, 03:09 AM »
Hello,

I've had this Everdrive-MD V2 (aint she a beauty? :) ) and would like to update my firmware to enable SEGA CD Bios Loading. I am needing firmware v8 or higher to enable. I have my JTAG connector and programmer all ready to go.

Thank you Krikzz, picked up my Master Everdrive X7 recently and I love it. Thanks for all the work you do spanning all these years.


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Re: Would like to update my firmware for my Everdrive-MD V2
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2019, 11:33 PM »
Bad news i'm afraid - according to the firmware changelog REV 2.0 can't support Sega-CD BIOS loading, only REV 2.1 onwards can:-
Quote from: EverDrive-MD Firmware Changelog

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everdrive-md-firm-v8.pof
supported only with everdrive on PCB rev2.x
date: 24.06.2010
1) sega-cd bios loading available! (only for carts on PCB 2.1)


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PCB2-everdrive-md-firm-v5-f.pof
supported only with everdrive on PCB rev2.x
date: 02.06.2010
1) !CART line control. it will be used for sega CD features (have sence only for carts on PCB 2.1)
2) improve SD cars compatibility

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Re: Would like to update my firmware for my Everdrive-MD V2
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2019, 03:41 PM »
Thank you for that information, I appreciate you replying.

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Re: Would like to update my firmware for my Everdrive-MD V2
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2019, 05:38 PM »
Thank you for that information, I appreciate you replying.
Your welcome. Just so you know, I think you can still update the firmware to v12 (The last firmware released) its just you wont gain Sega-CD BIOS loading. I think the main/only benefit with later firmwares was better compatibility with clone consoles and the Genesis 3.
...Or just keep it on its stock firmware since its a nice piece of EverDrive history :)
« Last Edit: December 08, 2019, 10:22 PM by Link83 »