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Re: How's Your Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Gaming Going On?

by Segata Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:15 pm

stickem wrote:Is it just me or is it a pain in the ass to find any decent sega games at any retro game stores? I get to travel around for work and pop into video game stores from time to time and sega stuff has just dried up the last few years.

Dreamcast, sega cd 32x, and saturn games are few and far between. Genesis games are a few rows of sports titles and vector man like shit. Where are the gems at? Are people hording all the good sega games out there lol?

You answered your own question. :P
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Re: How's Your Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Gaming Going On?

by stickem Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:20 pm

Well I don't no know about that lol. I mean you see 85 percent nintendo and maybe 10 percent sega on display selves in my area. I doubt that many are sitting on the shit lol. I asked a manager today, "we just don't get any sega stuff coming in anymore".this is prolly just a vent btw
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Re: How's Your Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Gaming Going On?

by HiSpec Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:42 am

I think the real gems on the Genesis are just relatively rare, since back in the day it was mostly sports titles/Sonic that were making the Top 10 sales lists. At least, that's the impression I got from browsing some old issues of EGM recently.
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Re: How's Your Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Gaming Going On?

by mas Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:53 am

kind of miss my sega Genesis. I have the collection on the ps3. I am going to get that new had model one that's coming out. Everyone has mixed reviews on it. Anyone getting that also while people are getting the snes classic
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Re: How's Your Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Gaming Going On?

by stickem Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:52 pm

So with those hd retrovision cables sold out would a scart to scart hdmi convertor get the same results? About the same price anyway. Trying to get something better than composite for a newer hd tv.
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Re: How's Your Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Gaming Going On?

by G-Darius Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:44 am

Playing Kid Chameleon, the slow pace does not suite some people but like Toki and a few other platformers it fine for me and gives me time to think lol
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Re: How's Your Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Gaming Going On?

by racketboy Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:54 am

Segata wrote:
stickem wrote:Is it just me or is it a pain in the ass to find any decent sega games at any retro game stores? I get to travel around for work and pop into video game stores from time to time and sega stuff has just dried up the last few years.

Dreamcast, sega cd 32x, and saturn games are few and far between. Genesis games are a few rows of sports titles and vector man like shit. Where are the gems at? Are people hording all the good sega games out there lol?

You answered your own question. :P


I see some interesting ones at my DiscTraders every now and then.
http://www.racketboy.com/journal/game-s ... isctraders
But otherwise, I think eBay (and conventions) are like the only way of getting complete Sega stuff.
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Re: How's Your Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Gaming Going On?

by nightrnr Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:50 pm

stickem wrote:So with those hd retrovision cables sold out would a scart to scart hdmi convertor get the same results? About the same price anyway. Trying to get something better than composite for a newer hd tv.

SCART to HDMI would actually be a BETTER option, as the one I have line doubles/triples; that way you don't have to worry about the signal not working due to 240p video.
OSSC is what I got for that. Works amazingly well.

I do have the Retrovision cable too. It is fine for my tube tv (component inputs), but is useless on a modern LCD, without a line doubler anyways.
I also have an SCART to Component converter. Same deal, but is at least more versatile (hook any SCART to it instead of just one system).

OSSC is king. Get one if you can.
I just need to order some good SCART cables (Saturn, SNES, PS1, and maybe even ones for PC Engine and Neo Geo), and maybe a splitter.
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Re: How's Your Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Gaming Going On?

by Sarge Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:34 pm

Actually, it very much depends on how your TV handles 240p signals. I use a SCART-to-Component converter for my Genesis. If you're on component, my 4K Samsung actually treats the signal as a proper 240p. Unfortunately, a quirk with the timing means there's a hitch every second or so, perhaps not too dissimilar to what you might have seen on a Game Boy Player. This same TV, however, handles 240p from a Wii perfectly.

That being said, most TVs don't actually handle 240p, and treat all signals of that type as 480i. Depending on your tolerance for 30 Hz flashing effects becoming alternating lines, that may be good enough for you.

I'd love to get an OSSC, though.
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Re: How's Your Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Gaming Going On?

by stickem Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:19 pm

nightrnr wrote:
stickem wrote:So with those hd retrovision cables sold out would a scart to scart hdmi convertor get the same results? About the same price anyway. Trying to get something better than composite for a newer hd tv.

SCART to HDMI would actually be a BETTER option, as the one I have line doubles/triples; that way you don't have to worry about the signal not working due to 240p video.
OSSC is what I got for that. Works amazingly well.

I do have the Retrovision cable too. It is fine for my tube tv (component inputs), but is useless on a modern LCD, without a line doubler anyways.
I also have an SCART to Component converter. Same deal, but is at least more versatile (hook any SCART to it instead of just one system).

OSSC is king. Get one if you can.
I just need to order some good SCART cables (Saturn, SNES, PS1, and maybe even ones for PC Engine and Neo Geo), and maybe a splitter.
Retro gaming used to be cheap...



So I have my genny/cd hooked up to a plasma. With composite at 4:3, picture looked great just composite looking. With a scart cable and scart to hdmI convertor the picture looks great, a noticeable difference. But when I select 4:3 aspect the sides get cut off, not showing the whole picture. But when i leave it on normal, which stretches it a tad i get the whole picture. Is this a tv issue? I use the same convertor on a newer samsung with my saturn and 4:3 looks great, gets all the picture in that aspect.
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