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Re: Mega ED Pro
« Reply #120 on: July 30, 2020, 05:12 PM »
Received my MED Pro today... for some reason it won't load 32x games.

I just have a model 2 genesis with 32x attached.  Genesis roms load fine.  32x roms just give a black screen.

Same 32x roms work fine with my older x5 everdrive on the same hardware so I know the files are good.

Tried on OS v4.00 and 4.02 with same result.

Any ideas? Do you accept returns if I received a bad unit?

They work fine on the same hardware using my Mega Everdrive x7. The Pro fails.
make up your mind you have x5 or x7 or pro ?
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Re: Mega ED Pro
« Reply #121 on: July 30, 2020, 05:37 PM »
Have you tried cleaning the cartridge connectors on the Mega Drive and 32x? Maybe the Everdrive X5/X7 is making contact where the Everdrive Pro isn't. Try spraying the contacts on a game cartridge with contact cleaner and then repeatedly insert/remove the cartridge a few times on the Mega Drive and on the 32x, then try the Everdrives again.

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Re: Mega ED Pro
« Reply #122 on: July 30, 2020, 05:56 PM »
make up your mind you have x5 or x7 or pro ?

I have all 3.  Everything works as it should on my x5 and my x7.  The Pro does not play 32x titles using the same files.

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Re: Mega ED Pro
« Reply #123 on: July 30, 2020, 05:58 PM »
Have you tried cleaning the cartridge connectors on the Mega Drive and 32x? Maybe the Everdrive X5/X7 is making contact where the Everdrive Pro isn't. Try spraying the contacts on a game cartridge with contact cleaner and then repeatedly insert/remove the cartridge a few times on the Mega Drive and on the 32x, then try the Everdrives again.

It boots to the menu and loads genesis roms just fine. It also detects the 32x hardware on the "info" screen.

I suppose I could try cleaning the console but everything else works with my 32x (original carts and my x5 and x7 everdrives).  The pro is the only thing that fails.  :(
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Re: Mega ED Pro
« Reply #124 on: July 30, 2020, 09:23 PM »
I just got new Mega ED Pro and Genesis/SMS stuff is working fine but I have some problems with Sega CD games (freezes when loading game). Can someone tell if I have done everything right or did I miss something?

This is what I have done:

1. Downloaded and unzipped latest firmware (4.02)
2. Moved Sega CD bios files (EU, US, JP) in /MEGA/bios folder
3. Renamed bios files as mcd-us.bin, mcd-jp.bin and mcd-eu.bin
4. Dropped some Sega CD games in their own folders
5. Started Sega CD game

The hardware I am using is Mega SG with latest firmware.


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Re: Mega ED Pro
« Reply #125 on: July 30, 2020, 10:53 PM »
I just got new Mega ED Pro and Genesis/SMS stuff is working fine but I have some problems with Sega CD games (freezes when loading game). Can someone tell if I have done everything right or did I miss something?

This is what I have done:

1. Downloaded and unzipped latest firmware (4.02)
2. Moved Sega CD bios files (EU, US, JP) in /MEGA/bios folder
3. Renamed bios files as mcd-us.bin, mcd-jp.bin and mcd-eu.bin
4. Dropped some Sega CD games in their own folders
5. Started Sega CD game

The hardware I am using is Mega SG with latest firmware.

I don't have a Mega SG but from other posts I think there are a couple settings that need tweaking to make the Sega CD games to work properly with the Mega ED Pro

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Re: Mega ED Pro
« Reply #126 on: July 30, 2020, 11:20 PM »
I don't have a Mega SG but from other posts I think there are a couple settings that need tweaking to make the Sega CD games to work properly with the Mega ED Pro

What posts do you mean? I tried to find but did not find anything special related to Mega SG and Sega CD.

I know that MegaKey does not work with Mega SG and if you want to play NES games with Mega SG, you must put Zero lag -option off from the console. But these should have nothing to do with Sega CD games, I think?

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Re: Mega ED Pro
« Reply #127 on: July 31, 2020, 09:04 PM »
Has anyone in the United States received their order yet?  My shipment was processed in Kiev on July 5 and I haven't seen a tracking update since.  I know shipping is slow right now, but at what point should I start to get concerned?
Wait at least 5 weeks.
I'm almost to 4 weeks since the last tracking update, so I'm getting increasingly concerned now.  Has anyone else in the USA received theirs?

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Re: Mega ED Pro
« Reply #128 on: August 01, 2020, 08:39 PM »
I ordered mine on 6/30, got an email that it was "sent" on 7/11 and I received it on 7/29... but mine seems to be faulty.   :(

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Re: Mega ED Pro
« Reply #129 on: August 04, 2020, 02:59 AM »
Figured out my issue.  It was due to the Mega Amp 2.0 inside my Genesis 2.  Apparently, for whatever reason, it draws too much power to allow the Mega Everdrive Pro to play 32x games.  Genesis and Sega CD worked fine, but it must have just not had enough juice to power everything in my configuration.  I switched to a different Genesis (model 1 without Mega Amp) and now 32x works fine.

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Re: Mega ED Pro
« Reply #130 on: August 04, 2020, 04:07 PM »
I just got new Mega ED Pro and Genesis/SMS stuff is working fine but I have some problems with Sega CD games (freezes when loading game). Can someone tell if I have done everything right or did I miss something?

This is what I have done:

1. Downloaded and unzipped latest firmware (4.02)
2. Moved Sega CD bios files (EU, US, JP) in /MEGA/bios folder
3. Renamed bios files as mcd-us.bin, mcd-jp.bin and mcd-eu.bin
4. Dropped some Sega CD games in their own folders
5. Started Sega CD game

The hardware I am using is Mega SG with latest firmware.


1. Try another sd card if possible. At least two people reported about problems with sandisk 128GB card when using cd function. However i bought such card and seems everything fine in my case.
2. Make sure that power supply is powerful enough, also you should use good cable for powering this all. Thin cables designed for 500mA current may cause faults. Peak power loading comes in CD mode

Figured out my issue.  It was due to the Mega Amp 2.0 inside my Genesis 2.  Apparently, for whatever reason, it draws too much power to allow the Mega Everdrive Pro to play 32x games.  Genesis and Sega CD worked fine, but it must have just not had enough juice to power everything in my configuration.  I switched to a different Genesis (model 1 without Mega Amp) and now 32x works fine.

Are you sure it not just an problem with 32x contacts? Sometimes i must reinsert my 32x few times to make it work properly. 

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Re: Mega ED Pro
« Reply #131 on: August 04, 2020, 10:56 PM »
1. Try another sd card if possible. At least two people reported about problems with sandisk 128GB card when using cd function. However i bought such card and seems everything fine in my case.

@KRIKzz

Is there maybe a problem with FAT32?

https://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=10063.msg76083#msg76083

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Re: Mega ED Pro
« Reply #132 on: August 05, 2020, 02:20 AM »
Got mine today. It works great so far. Using my Sandisk Ultra 128 GB sd card formatted to exFat. No issues with Sega CD.

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Re: Mega ED Pro
« Reply #133 on: August 06, 2020, 12:30 PM »
I've had mine for 3 weeks now and it works great with my Mega Sg.

I also use a SanDisk Ultra 128gb micro SD card and have had no issues, they are formatted to exFAT by default.

I had a handful of Mega Drive games not load on my Mega Sg due to the reset instruction, but the updates by Krikzz have since fixed these problems.

The only 2 Mega CD games I've had problems with are Sewer Shark, which had slight stuttering audio using a USA rom, but this doesn't happen when I use a PAL rom.  The other is Double Switch, which has really bad stuttering audio no matter what rom I use, but apparently this is a Mega Sg problem.

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Re: Mega ED Pro
« Reply #134 on: August 06, 2020, 01:39 PM »
Sewer Shark labeled  "Not for Resale" should work fine, it is later version of game with fixed audio. Early game build has the same stuttering audio glitch on real mega-cd2 and on mega-ed, but in same time works fine with cdx.
Double Switch works fine at original console, seems problem appears only at MegaSg