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Started by RobIvy64, February 20, 2006, 01:32:59 AM
QuoteLet's not discount the differences between Genesis boards either. Even among Mark II Megadrive units, there were at least three different revisions (by my count) which might affect processor usage. The only true test is to have a matrix of different 68010 chips and match them to one of each of the Genesis units. You could have potentially 12 different setups, all with different compatibility issues. Also, is the TMS a factor? I wonder if that would keep some games from booting properly if running too fast.-KKC
QuoteHey Rob, I got some games that aren't on the list so this weekend or next i'll post up what i got.Side note though mine is the 68010 with a 8mz processor so would you want me to note that if I find that a game that works with it if it is listed as not working on your list?I'll let you know what i find!
QuoteI've installed a 68010 in two different machines; one early Genesis without the TMS, and my current rig with the TMS.One 68010 chip was a ceramic/gold unit, the other plastic (not that it makes a difference).You have to consider even though motherboard revisions change, the core functionality of the Genesis cannot be changed or compatibility issues begin to unfold with some games. I have full confidence that the results listed are results anyone can expect when performing this upgrade. Most of the games listed as "Not Working" have had the results confirmed by at least 3 or 4 people.We can't really count blackevilweredragon's chip as being a 68010 since it is not labelled as such, and besides, a 68010 has a modified instruction set, and a simple fluke consisting of "mine doesn't glitch at all" is highly unlikely. It's most likely a re-badged 68000, or a 68000 with 1 or 2 modifications to better adapt it to it's original application.
Quotewait, SegaMac won't boot with it though.. so something is very different about my chip though...Quote...or a 68000 with 1 or 2 modifications to better adapt it to it's original application.
Quote...or a 68000 with 1 or 2 modifications to better adapt it to it's original application.
QuoteI've only seen those on the earliest of Genesis revisions, but on my first machine I did, yes.My current rig didn't have it.
Quote(since legally, i can't copy and paste the email)
QuoteQuote(since legally, i can't copy and paste the email)This strikes me as a very odd thing to say. Why do you say it?
QuoteObviously the reason that the 68010 doesn't work with all Genesis games is because the 68010 doesn't have Blast Processing. Duh. Back when Tom Kilanske invented the Genesis and the 68000, he gave it Blast Processing which to this day has not yet been matched in the computer and/or gaming world. Unfortunately Tom Kilanske did not invent the 68010. That was invented by some Chinese guy and Tom did not let him use Blast Processing.
QuoteQuoteI've only seen those on the earliest of Genesis revisions, but on my first machine I did, yes.My current rig didn't have it. ok..well, i contacted "Agilent Technologies", about the CPU, to get some information.. ill repeat whatever they say (since legally, i can't copy and paste the email)
QuoteI'll contact them too and see what the scoop is on that CPU. That way I can read what they say directly (if they respond). It's definitely not a 68010.
QuoteIt probably seems to work faster because you thought it was a 68010. The "L" designation signifies the packaging, in your case, ceramic with a gold core cover.The "P" means it is housed in a plastic package.