Master gear converter for Genny?

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3rdman

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I recenrtly picked up a GG with a Master Gear Converter (allow SMS games on the GG) and was wondering if anybody has tried to play GG games on a power base converter. If the only difference is number of colors couldn't there be a converter to allow GG games on a Genny without loss or change of colors? Or am I wrong?

BTW, great idea to start this forum!
 

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I remember reading somewhere that someone tried that, playing a gg game on the powerbase converter, but since the pinout of the gg games was different, all the colours were messed up.
 

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has nothing to do with the pinout, the GG is in fact better than the SMS, hardware-wise, as it supports more colors etc.. which the genesis' SMS compatibility mode doesn't handle either.
 

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As far as I can remember, the color RAM difference is the only major difference between the two systems from a software compatibility standpoint, though I've also heard that some GG games play tricks with the LCD that would cause flickering on a TV...
 

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alright.. for your information:

I have an eprom cart for SMS, into which I can put roms burnt onto eproms.

works great with SMS games, and today I tried with gamegear games: it displays the sega logo, then shows "software error", on any game.
 
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Someone wired "poker face paul's poker" to a "hang on & safari hunt" cartridge then when he started playing, He was able to play it but it was unpausable and the colors were mixed up.
 

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The "software error" message basically means "invalid checksum" - it comes from the checksum routine in the SMS BIOS. The GG doesn't perform a checksum, so it isn't necessary for GG games to have a valid one.

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