Mega Drive Mini - September 19 Launch

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by subcon959, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

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    Well I was referencing that blast processing joke from way back when. Sega missed opportunity to use it again. :P
     
  2. replicashooter

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    Input lag tests of retail vs review vs original hardware:

     
  3. Zaphod77

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    I just got a genesis mini. Now how do I dump the roms out of it? :)
     
  4. subcon959
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    subcon959 teh retro

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  5. Zaphod77

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    i saw that. does't say how to get that tetris ROM out of it, that i can see.
     
  6. subcon959
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    So it finally came out today in Europe.. did anyone grab one? Any thoughts? It doesn't really feel like a big launch to me, especially compared to the Nintendo minis.
     
  7. Zense

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    Agreed, but we're not back in the 90s - Nintendo and Sony are a lot bigger than Sega. I got one as a gift, but I don't have it right now.
     
  8. Zense

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    There's been a lot of progress on hacking the Genesis/Mega Drive Mini. From the description in the video below it seems like this mini has been the hardest one to mod yet. Don't ask me why.
     
  9. replicashooter

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    ^ M2 made it harder to mod with custom encryption and various other bits and bobs that take more time to reverse engineer/repack in order to customize. Shame they put all that effort into behind the scenes stuff aimed at modders whilst ignoring things like proper sound emulation, lag and decent filters.

    These will be selling for around £25 in a few months time and even then you're still better off with a PSC.
     
  10. Zense

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    I see.

    Still I feel more comfortable having my money go to SEGA/M2 rather than the people who made the PSC, even if it is more bang for the buck. At the end of the day I buy this to support the company, cuz if I wanted the features I could simply get a better experience on my pc with roms. I haven't looked too much into BlastEm, but it's probably better than M2's offering. Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  11. replicashooter

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    I get what you're saying, I really wanted this to be on par with the SNES Mini as well due to nostalgia, supporting Sega and having proper controllers but from everything I've seen they've pretty much botched it on a few vital points and the PSC emulation gives you a much more accurate experience.

    Even when its modded it will most like be running RA to get better emulation but on less specced hardware so the PSC trumps it again.

    ROMs on a PC just ain't anywhere near as close a mini consoles with proper controllers on a TV. Nintendo set the bar so high with the SNES that nothing comes anywhere near it as its nigh on perfect out of the box with its features, emulation quality etc... but I expected more from this with M2 at the helm as this has put me off buying the PCE Mini as well because (surprise!) the PSC emulates that perfectly as well and M2 may just botch another Mini for some quick cash.

    If its worth doing its worth doing how it should be done because the aesthetics come second to the experience for me, unless of course you get lucky and they're both present and correct in spades.
     
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