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The nomad

Discussion in 'Genesis/Mega Drive' started by Myname, Apr 17, 2002.

  1. Myname

    Myname Member

    OK, so I'm thinking about getting myself a Nomad but I know next to nothing besides you use Megadrive games in them. It's a pretty long time since I had a Megadrive so I have a few questions.. I'm in the UK and it seems as though the Nomad was a US and Japanese thing so wil I be able to play UK carts in it? I remember all you had to do on the PAL Megadrive to play imports was burn the sides off so the bigger cartridges would go in.. so using that logic the PAL games would fit in an NTSC-sized hole (um.. excuse the term) OK right? Also is there any kind of rechargable device for it like the Game Gear one instead of eating up all those batteries?

    Uh.. That's it I think. Cheers for your help
  2. SegaSaturnDDR

    SegaSaturnDDR New Member

    i dunno about pal carts working, i serverly doubt it since its a NTSC screen. and yes there is a rechargable battery pack
  3. Myname

    Myname Member

    Most Genesis carts were interchangable I'm sure (no territory lockout).. Apart from the later ones. I could be wrong..
  4. Arakon

    Arakon New Member

    US and PAL carts have the same shape.

    unprotected carts will work without any adapters or anything. protected ones can be worked around by installing a 50/60 Hz switch.
  5. mtxblau

    mtxblau Mid Boss

    You can use the rechargeable pack for the Game Gear on the Nomad.

    Another little detail - there's no reset button. Essentially, you can't finish X-Men 1 (one of my favorite games, you see...)
  6. Nadius

    Nadius Member

    Hehe, I remember that part in x-men. I never actually thought it meant to literally push the reset buttton on the genesis, I always died when the timer went down. It took me a few trips to mojos crunch to actually get the courage to try the reset button.
  7. MuttFox

    MuttFox New Member

    You can modify the nomad very easilly... you just need to weird-*ss gamebit screwdriver for the center bottom screw... Ive done the single-switch mod for us/uk/jap games... you just have to make sure if youre trying to run in UK mode, that you have the genesis2 model av cable... I dunno which pins are the right ones for the PAL signal, but the REGULAR ntsc pin is the same as the black level half of the pal signal.
  8. Zziggy00

    Zziggy00 New Member

    If you get a Nomad, make sure to pick up a battery pack or two, my Nomad eats 6 BRAND NEW batteries in 20-35min.
  9. Link Hylia

    Link Hylia New Member

    is there a way to use an AC adaptor for it?

    2 hours playing time would fly by
  10. SegaSaturnDDR

    SegaSaturnDDR New Member

    doesnt a genny model 2 ac adapter work?
  11. soup or man

    soup or man New Member

    like the battery pack, the gamegear AC adapter works with the nomad. I never use batteries, and my battery pack hasn't worked since day one, so the AC was a must.
  12. Azazel

    Azazel New Member

    I think you can also use the Mega key to play improts on a Nomad and I think it works for all of the protected carts as well.

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