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Play saturn games on 32X CD Setup

Discussion in 'Saturn Dev' started by Deviousd, Mar 24, 2002.

  1. Deviousd

    Deviousd New Member

    After reading a article in a games magazine ages ago it said that a Sega megadrive, 32X and mega cd combined was the same power of a saturn. Is this true? If it is can't anyone make a bio's chip or a cart that would be able to run saturn games on the megadrive 32X cd setup? I was thinking bout this and i reckon it could work. As you know like the 32X- CD games has a code in the game that reckonises the 32X connected to the machine. All you would need to do would be copy the Saturn bios configation codes and place them on a chip that would either replace the Mega cd bios chip or make a cart that would be placed on the 32X and booted saturn games. Thats my verdict, i'm just a kid maybe i'm talking s**t! Some1 let me Know if its possable. Thanks
     
  2. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    That would be technically impossible as the megadrive/cd/32x run off a completely different chipset than the saturn. it has not nearly enough power to even run a saturn game.
     
  3. ExCyber

    ExCyber Staff Member

    They use the same CPUs, but as any emulator author will tell you, there's a whole lot more to a system than the CPU.
     
  4. mal

    mal Member

    I didn't know it was that hard to find a Saturn these days ;)
     
  5. Captian Crazy

    Captian Crazy New Member

    Ask Takashi about the fight das (me) got in to with him about porting some Saturn games over to the 32X... it was a long time ago.
     
  6. Deviousd

    Deviousd New Member

    Its not hard to get a saturn but i wanted to play saturn games on the 32X. I want to try and port some games over like daytona usa and virtua cop.
     
  7. gamefoo21

    gamefoo21 New Member

    its all in the chipset. the gfx and sound chips are likely different and so are the processors. so you couldn't just port you'd have to try and emulate and that would crush that kinda hardware.
     
  8. mal

    mal Member

    I was joking...
     
  9. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    So your going to reprogram the games?
     
  10. Deviousd

    Deviousd New Member

    Something like that. U'll see.
     
  11. IceDigger

    IceDigger Founder Staff Member

    no, he won't.

    Virtua Fighter on 32X has less than half the polygons that the saturn version has, and no textures.

    you'd have to redo the entire game, and without source code, you can forget that.
     
  12. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    This thread is just too good, talk about porting games from a more powerful system to a less powerful system and reprogramming the games without any code whatsoever.
     
  13. maidtina

    maidtina New Member

    yeah, does anyone know how i can play sonic on my calculator? :p
     
  14. TakaIsSilly

    TakaIsSilly New Member

    There are remakes of Sonic for NES, MSX and even a Speccy one was in the works...

    And this recalls me... ain't there an official VF game for megadrive, that looks like a 2d fighter?
     
  15. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    yes, vf was released on the genesis. vf2 it was.
     
  16. Curtis

    Curtis Member

    Didn't someone start a thread about 'converting' dreamcast games to run on the saturn once..?

    As I recall, he was laughed out of the forum.
     

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