Analogue Mega Sg (FPGA Genesis/MD; April 2019)

Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by Jason, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. ICEknight


    Researcher Researcher
    For reference:

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  2. Gryson


    There is a lot of marketing hype coming from Analogue - I guess what you're taking issue with is the statement "Total Accuracy."

    Byuu has an excellent reply to this kind of marketing hype:'t-magic/

    In the end, Analogue is absolutely not worried about accuracy, despite what the marketing says. They're not releasing their source code, they're not devoted to preservation, they're not MAME. They're a business trying to make a profit - so they sure as hell don't want overscan borders.
  3. Overlord


    Now playable in Smash Bros Ultimate Moderator
    Berkshire, England
    Learning Cymraeg
    Frankly I'm interested in this just for the Game Gear compatibility. Mega Game Gear, a reality at last =P
  4. @Overlord, I'm in the same in the boat. I was interested at the notion of Master System support since I don't own the console or a powerbase converter. Now I am all about it, my Gamegear needs a replacement screen, but I'd much rather play my collection on a TV.
  5. Neowl


    feels good man Member
    London, England
    While this device is still in development, and I couldn't find any threads about the subject, has anyone here checked out Hyperkins current effort in their Mega Drive clone series - the Mega RetroN HD? It seems to be typical SoC fair, but with HDMI out, and added Virtua Racing compatibility (which is a first for SoCs as far as I know).

    Could be a potential winner in the budget price category for those that wish to play their carts on modern TVs, but cannot be dealing with the setup and/or picture clarity (or lack thereof) that comes with trying to play retro systems on modern TVs.
  6. Impish


    I need to get hold of one of them to see, but the other possibility is that it's running emulation to achieve HDMI-out and SVP compatibility. Their RetroN 5 device which had the same functionality plus compatibility with a bunch of other cartridge-based systems used Retroarch (an emulator) on what was essentially an Android chip. That said, there was a big stink over certain emulation cores having non-commercial stipulations in their licenses (including Genesis Plus GX), Hyperkin might have reverted to an improved version of the SoC technology from the original RetroN 1-3 line-up, and stuck in a Analog-to-Digital video converter chip.
  7. Jason


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  8. Mr_Boo_Berry


    Previously King Member
  9. Jason


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    Bummer they couldn't get 32X to work, but it's an otherwise solid package. With Everdrive compatibility, I wonder if firmware can be updated for the other systems. No picture of the CD spacer, either.

    Someone run Overdrive 2 on this to see how accurate it is.
  10. Mr_Boo_Berry


    Previously King Member
    Well, they said they're going to see if they can find a solution to getting the 32X working post launch. So there's still hope! Maybe they'll do the 32X on a FPGA?

    In other news, mine shipped today. Should be here Monday or Tuesday. I can't wait!
  11. Jason


    *Results not lab tested. Member
    My Life in Gaming has a very extensive review of the system.
    DF Retro has a good one, too.

    Anyone have it? How do you like it?