MegaSD

Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by ICEknight, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. ICEknight

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    http://youtu.be/8fE0GR9prQE?t=1123
    (18:43)

    In a nutshell, everything a $170 Everdrive does plus Mega-CD support, for $232.

    Cons Slight inconveniences:
    -Nomad requires a mod so that CD sound can be carried through the cartridge pins.
    -CD 32x games require a future adapter to plug the MegaSD to the external port.

    Link.
     
  2. Chibisteven

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    I don't know why someone hasn't made a flash based device to replace the CD drive inside a real Sega CD that's compatible with both the model 1 & 2. The cart is a nice idea but this has the same price point as a real Sega CD actually goes for online.
     
  3. Overlord

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    Insanely awesome piece of kit. Will have to look at this when I can justify the cost.
     
  4. biggestsonicfan

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    Mega-CD capabilities confirmed not to work on the Wondermega/X-Eye
     
  5. Jason

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    Considering this is the price of an Everdrive and a Sega CD, if you don't already have those, this is a good buy.

    But I have them already.
     
  6. steveswede

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    Really cool tech. I hope it works in the Analogue Mega SG as I do plan to get one at some point so playing Mega CD games without the original hardware will be a major plus.

    EDIT:

    Forget it, 26:42 of the video confirms it works with the Mega SG. :v:
     
  7. Tets

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    I saw the RetroRGB review yesterday, this thing looks seriously dope. Finally a cart for Sega games that's on the same tier as the SD2SNES! I already have an Everdrive X5, but I'm told Stone Age Gamer in the US will be doing trade-ins for other Megadrive flash carts once the Mega SD is available on their store. I'm very much tempted to throw in for one of these - it's not exactly cheap to get a working CD unit and maintain it these days, so if I'm spending big bucks I may as well get an FPGA cart instead with less moving parts to worry about.
     
  8. ICEknight

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    It's worth noting that the sound is not 100% accurate to an original Mega-CD due to the different filtering. CD audio sounds just a bit muffled while PCM is a bit too crisp.
    http://youtu.be/iACMZfhx1Ms?t=283
    (4:43)

    Sadly, SMS FM seems to sound way different:
    http://youtu.be/iACMZfhx1Ms?t=1010
    (16:50)


    PS: I hope the timepoints in YouTube embeds work in the new forums...
     
  9. Clownacy

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    Another glorified emulator? No thanks.
     
  10. ICEknight

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    I think only the SMS FM and disk access is emulation here.
     
  11. sonicblur

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    TFA (ok, video) link confirmed that FM is an FPGA implementation literally right after they did the comparison. Guy claims it's a difference in audio filtering. I can't say I buy that reasoning since they sound completely different to me, but I trust that it's not emulation.
     
  12. Could be a lossy problem? The audio may be lower due to the fact that .mp3s run along side the ISOs instead of audio from the CD.
     
  13. ICEknight

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    Hadn't thought about that possibility, but I think this only does BIN+CUE.