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Offline J-E

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Re: I created a Sega Mark III Everdrive!
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2015, 02:50 PM »
I will take you one.
great job.
still to do the everdrive (for western or far eastern master system) with the FM unit built-in, just to hear how the master system was (is) amazing.

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Re: I created a Sega Mark III Everdrive!
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2015, 02:57 PM »
Very cool. You have a nice collection :)

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Re: I created a Sega Mark III Everdrive!
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2015, 04:09 PM »
Thanks ;)

I assume you're talking about the systems you can see the in background  ;D

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Re: I created a Sega Mark III Everdrive!
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2015, 09:25 PM »
That SD card trick is rad. How did you know that your top half was empty? What did you use to shorten the pins?

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Re: I created a Sega Mark III Everdrive!
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2015, 10:31 PM »
There's a link in the blog to tips on checking the SD card (from a Raspberry Pi site). You can flash an LED through it and if the light goes through, it's empty.

I used rough then smooth sandpaper to file down the pins. A file would be too rough, and using sandpaper I could do it slowly and make sure it was even.

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Re: I created a Sega Mark III Everdrive!
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2015, 06:42 PM »
Very cool!

Krikzz are you considering adding support for the Mark III in newer OS updates again?

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Re: I created a Sega Mark III Everdrive!
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2015, 11:35 PM »
Very cool!

Krikzz are you considering adding support for the Mark III in newer OS updates again?

Mark III is the same console than Master System, just  pin out un cardridge is different and
the fm sound, don"t exist on master system. There are a legend say the first master system in us had a fm sound integrate.

it'll be great if the Master Everdrive can be include a fm sound system in the card.

like etim : http://etim.net.au/smsfm/smsfm.html

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Re: I created a Sega Mark III Everdrive!
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2015, 02:33 PM »
Mark III is the same console than Master System, just  pin out un cardridge is different and
the fm sound, don"t exist on master system.
Yes, but his point was the one I made - Master Everdrive OS menu doesn't work in the Mark III unless you downgrade back to OS v5. It must just be some kind of video mode incompatibility. The cart itself is still working, you can select a game and load, the menu just doesn't show up on the screen.

It's not that big a deal, OS v5 has perfect compatibility with games, you just have to have a Fat16 memory card. I have mine set up with every single Mark III/Master System/SG1000 game, it will never have to leave the cart again.

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Re: I created a Sega Mark III Everdrive!
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2015, 02:26 AM »
It would be great if someone with the necessary skills could come up with a 3D printable case... Just saying...

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Re: I created a Sega Mark III Everdrive!
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2015, 11:07 AM »
Why bother? It would be tall and ugly, but doing what I've done here basically gets to fit into a real cart.

The actual real need would be for a shorter converter, so all the filing could be skipped.

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Re: I created a Sega Mark III Everdrive!
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2020, 03:12 PM »
Im wondering if you made a custom label?

I want to "make" also a "mark III everdrive"

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Re: I created a Sega Mark III Everdrive!
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2020, 10:12 PM »
This guide was for an older Master Everdrive that still worked with the Japanese region (though only with a downgraded OS). I heard the new one has problems with Mark III and the Japanese Master System.

If this is the case, I hope it will be fixed. I'm also hoping for SG-1000/SC-3000 support which the current ones do not have. There is a multicart that can run cartridge, card and cassette tape games though.


Mark III is the same console than Master System, just  pin out un cardridge is different and
the fm sound, don"t exist on master system.
Yes everyone knows that the Master System is just an upgraded model of the Mark III. The FM chip do exists, the original Master System has the FM chip built-in and uses a 44-pin cartridge slot just like SG-1000/SC-3000 and Mark III. Only export Master Systems doesn't have this stuff.

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Re: I created a Sega Mark III Everdrive!
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2020, 10:29 PM »
I know is for older master everdrive, that how i actually play with the Mark III, Im thinking use that in a Mark III, with adapter and case from a donor cart, and get a new One for sms

About the label, honestly i dont have skills to make a cool label  :-\
« Last Edit: July 21, 2020, 10:31 PM by aleomark »

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Re: I created a Sega Mark III Everdrive!
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2020, 09:40 PM »
well, I made these ones, at least is something