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Offline jaycook

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Modding a Genesis to Play Japanese Imports
« on: April 13, 2005, 01:55:19 am »
Can someone explain to me or provide me a link on how you Mod a Genesis (I have a Model 2) to allow you to play Japanese Import Carts?
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2005, 12:07:21 pm »
wouldn't MagicKey III be easier to play JPN import than opening the console?
of coz provided you can find MKIII in the first place...

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2005, 01:04:20 pm »
That would be easier...but they are impossible to find and if you could...I have heard they are more expensive than Modding a Genesis...esp since you need to use a 50/60switch to play the PAL version of Alien Soldier in the US anyway B)  

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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2005, 03:23:43 pm »
japanese games arent pal.. do you want to play pal games or japanese games?

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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2005, 09:51:45 am »
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That would be easier...but they are impossible to find and if you could...I have heard they are more expensive than Modding a Genesis...esp since you need to use a 50/60switch to play the PAL version of Alien Soldier in the US anyway B)
hmm...
forgot about that...
having PAL TV I often forgot about 50/60Hz issue... :P

I agree with the scarcity of MagicKey III.
The last one I saw went for 5000 yen (about $49) on Yahoo Japan last week...
I would be easier to mod Megadrive/Genesis - if you have enough skill to perform...
and that dual BIOS mod as well - although from what  D-Lite said it's not easy mod to do...

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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2005, 01:39:53 pm »
genesis doesnt need a dual bios.. just a new crystal..

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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2005, 03:21:13 pm »
does it applied to Megadrive as well?
I may pick up PAL Megadrive down the track for mod project...

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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2005, 01:46:32 am »
yeah, as far as im aware, the only difference between genesis and a megadrive, is the 50/60hz and the crystal. speaking of which, i am looking for an ntsc genesis crystal.. if anyone wants to send me one over for a few bucks, let me know