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    Those megadrive Plug in TV games things.

    Are they only able to play certain games they are designed for or could they be hacked to
    play any rom from say an SD card? anyone seen anything like that out yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kumagoro
    Are they only able to play certain games they are designed for or could they be hacked to
    play any rom from say an SD card? anyone seen anything like that out yet?
    I've not seen one although someone overbroad say Japan may have.

    Instead one of these style I have:
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...6987&doy=16m10

    I'm sure that the games are built into the actual board unless there's another Plug N Play game that uses external memory which I've not seen.
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    I know the c64 one can be hacked to turn it into a fully working c64 (more or less)

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    Do it properly and buy a proper Megadrive...

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    Thats the thing i was talking about in the link.. I just wonder if they can be hacked.
    They are quite cheap and it might be fun to have a go.

    Problem with buying a megadrive is that they are getting ropey now. I have two and
    they both dont work very well.

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    The prices of them now won't break the bank. 50 or so of them would be the equivalent of a good basic graphics card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jon bda
    Do it properly and buy a proper Megadrive...
    Yep

    Those things cost more than a Megadrive and a couple of games would set you back anyway.

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    What media was the Megadrive on anyway, game ROMs can be easily obtained.
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    ROM Cartridges.

    (Or CD if you had the MegaCD)

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    Very similar to the Atari Jaguar.

    Ah everything pops back into mind now.
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    There is a guy that builds little NES systems out of the NES version of these, Nes-On-A-Chip he calls them.

    see here: http://www.benheck.com/Games/Nintend...NES_Micro1.htm

    looks cool, would be great to have a portable NES

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    Yes - and back on subject for me - the Jaguar was actually a distant relation to the good old ZX-Spectrum

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    If you're a fan of Sonic, the sonic mega collection for the PS2 and Xbox is absolutely fantastic. All the sonic games ever released on the megadrive and Game Gear, plus a few bonus games as well. The two player games on Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 are wonderful Could play them for hours at a time!

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    The SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) ran off game cartirdges but you could get a Fanicom adapter so it would run off floppies.

    Similarly, GameCube / SNES have adapters you can get can allow you to play the gameboy games on. etc.
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    you dont need to mod/hack them, the only games from the system you need are all on a PNP2 here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Workaholic
    The SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) ran off game cartirdges but you could get a Fanicom adapter so it would run off floppies.

    Similarly, GameCube / SNES have adapters you can get can allow you to play the gameboy games on. etc.
    Crikey - I remember the Newsfield crew (Crash & ZZap Magazine) proudly showing me the first NES about a year before it first came into the UK

    Still looked like a breeze block to me though

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