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Much of the "look and feel" of games of that era (up to roughly the early 3D era) was driven largely by technical limitations and tradeoffs of the consoles themselves. The Sega Genesis, for example, could load and scroll backgrounds much faster than other consoles of the era (mainly the SNES and TurboGrafx16), so you saw a lot of Genesis games, ...


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From this guide - "A wish gives Aladdin one continue. That means when he loses his last life, he can continue the game from the level he is at instead of having to start over. Every time you continue a game, you get the same number of lives as when you first started the game. A wish could be worth up to 6 extra lives." So since a continue is worth so ...


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I would connect it in this way. The Video output of SEGA Mega Drive 2 would be connected to the Video(Y) at the back of the TV and the audio out of Sega would connect to White Audio/Mono socket at the back of the TV. A simple dual-RCA cable would suffice in this scenario. The console outputs a mono channel sound-stream, and your TV has provision to accept ...


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Doubtful. "It's not yet in the shops, but we've 25 to give away this week..." source The peripheral was intended for release in October 1995 for £29.99, but was cancelled. –segaretro.org/Hyperscore This explains how you had one and why they don't work. I'd bet the independent seller wasn't supposed to be 'selling' you one. It would seem that ...


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Looking at the back of your TV, I don't see why you can't just use normal RCA cables. The yellow cable (video) would plug into the yellow/green socket, and the red one (audio) into one of those red sockets (not sure which). Alternatively, you could get an RCA to HDMI converter like the one below. This would require a separate HDMI cable, and an RCA cable. ...


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Yes, they exist in the game. But not in the version of the game you own. The Jungle Book game is an interesting case of some weird things going on. The game was released for NES, SNES, Genesis/Mega Drive, DOS, Windows, Game Gear and Gameboy and while all versions follow the same story, not all versions are actually the same. In fact, the NES and "mobile" ...


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Forgive my bluntness but Agent86 is not entirely correct. Both the SNES and NES actually do have hardware devices that can save and restore state with off the shelf cartridges. As an added bonus both offer true slow motion capabilities (not the pause button hack commonly implemented by some controllers). These are perfect for games like Mortal Kombat and ...


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According to the original 32X manual, it seems like you can directly plug in Genesis games to the 32X and they will work, with the exception of Virtua Racing. On page 6: To play conventional Genesis 16-bit cartridge games, just insert the cartridge into the cartridge slot on the Genesis 32X. Before playing the 16-bit Virtua Racing game, remove the ...


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The term "Blast Processing" was originally coined in reference to the high-speed DMA controller in Sega's Yamaha VDP graphics processor. This allowed much faster DMA transfer speeds than the SNES, along with faster RAM bandwidth. Source


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While @Fana's answer is correct for whether a US controller will work on an EU system, it might also be possible to repair your current controller rather than replacing it, (depending on what is wrong with the controller). One of the more common problems (and the easiest to fix) is that the buttons don't work (or only work intermittently). The most common ...


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Yes. Additional information : The 32x displays the video a bit better. The model 1 Sega Genesis consoles can be prone to "rainbow banding" and the video encoder in the 32X provides better image quality.


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It is illegal to download free copies of Sega’s games. Under US copyright law, works created after January 1st 1978 are usually protected for at least 70 years. You can legally purchase ROMs for several of Sega’s games via the SEGA Mega Drive and Genesis Classics Collection, or by dumping backups from your own cartridges. See also: HowToGeek: Is Downloading ...


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Yes they will, all the genesis controllers have the same plug. Fun fact, you can also use a Master System controller or a C64 controller which all have the same ports (although the Master system / C64 only have 2 trigger buttons).


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The worm doesn't die, you can only bring it to 1/2 of its health and then it disappears. It's best to just leave them alone source: https://www.gamefaqs.com/genesis/586152-dune-the-battle-for-arrakis/faqs/1519


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You shouldn't need anything additional to power your N64 in Britain. I've found a few sources to back this up https://forums.the-elite.net/index.php?topic=19934.0 and https://forum.speeddemosarchive.com/post/running_ntsc_consoles_in_europe.html (you can find more by searching "EU N64 Power". Essentially, they are powered by an external PSU that converts ...


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Although the theory is somewhat sound, the answer you quoted is probably mistaking these older cartridge consoles as computers. If you look at some of the weirder hacks, there are ways to reprogram a game via legit, but vigorously timed, controller input. This is an example of hacking Super Mario World to play snakes via controller inputs (vs hacking the ...


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Best way is to position your units along the edge of rock - if the sandworm comes along they'll attack automatically. It does have a lot of health but will eventually be chased off while you concentrate on base building and raising your army.


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It may be not the direct solution for your problem, but there is this company in japan with great products for video capture, one of them is the XCAPTURE-1 you can get almost any input, and send to almost any output (recording at the same time if you want to). It's the most recommended capture device on broadcasters community(that don't go inside a PC). ...


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I figured it out! It turns out I had to take the fairy to the sick dwarf in the dwarf cave, which was just to the East of the town I last saved in, just off the river. In return, the dwarfs gave me a cannon. Then I went to the town to the North (New Granseal?) and got some dynamite for the cannon. Now the next step is to go to the North Cliffs to blow up ...


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You can get the 6 Emeralds in the first 6 Acts you play, you have in total 10 chances to get them. The important thing is that you collect them before Scrap Brain Zone, because there's no access to Special Stage there. Here is an example video: Each zone before Scrap Brain Zone has one color of emerald. He gets the last ...


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I found more guides about this over at GameFAQs. The multiple passwords per stage or level (these are synonymous, it's just a bit of internet ambiguity) are used as a rudimentary save-game feature. There are 6 game states for stage 5, 6, and X. Jennifer is alive, a mindless beast, or dead. David is alive or dead. This gives 18 passwords. Stage 3 and 4 have ...


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Is that a Sega-specific cable? According to Wikipedia, it sounds like the Mega Drive / Genesis used specialized cables: The back of the model 1 console provides a radio frequency output port (designed for use with antenna and cable systems) and a specialized 8-pin DIN port, which both provide video and audio output. Both outputs produce monophonic sound; a ...


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Based on a hint in the comments, the JoyToKey program was used to remap my controller to the desired keyboard inputs. As an added bonus, the remap also only occurs when a specified program is running (in my case, the Kega Fusion emulator), as shown below.


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The Japanese mains voltage is 100 V, 50 or 60 Hz (depending on the region). The US mains voltage is 110 V, 60 Hz. The UK’s is 230 V, 50 Hz. The frequency should not matter for consoles. As far as I am informed, all consoles sold in Japan we sold with the same PSU regardless of whether they were sold in West Japan (60 Hz) or North/East Japan (50 Hz). The ...


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As far as i know, you would need a step down transformer of some kind in order to get the voltage from 220v to 110v or lower. Depending on what sort of power you need will change the price of the transformer for example, a 300w device (Should be more power than most retro consoles need) will cost around £40 from maplin. The best example i can find is here....


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Just bought a megadrive 2 to resell and tested it using Red wHite Yellow cable RCA to AV cable. Sound works fine but black and white graphics. When using the original RCA cable that has the ANT RF switch sound is white noise and the graphics are great and in colour.


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As I can see from the picture, your first RCA connector is half green and half yellow, this means that it can accept both Green component either Composite video. Most of the AV devices uses to accept mono audio on the left channel input. Said so you can just connect Mega Drive Yellow to the Yellow/Green RCA and the Red one to the white one using an RCA ...


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You can use controllers from master system, Atari, and Mega Drive (including US genesis) of any contries on your Mega Drive. The controlers are compatible between all old consoles (except of nintento). Evenn Atari controler (wich has less buttons than mega drive) will work for games like Sonic where you dont need all buttons.


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You would need some kind of capture card device in your PC which you would plug your console into. This used to be a really complicated thing but now there are awesome dedicated devices like this one http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/game-capture/default.html Unless your PC has some way to do video in with a capture device this will not be possible.


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