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Re: Polymega/Retroblox: New 1080p "Clone" 2600 to PCE-CD to

by nightrnr Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:16 am

Hmm, well I may just have to set up a PC for that then, or use an Xbox for my purposes, like I always intended for the few systems I mentioned. Dreamcast would be good too, but I'm overcomplicating it at this point.

Yeah, I better stay out of this. It's really not marketed at me. Yes, I have a nice collection of older games... but I've spent too much time and effort getting older systems to do my modern bidding; using obsolete tech and PC's for everything these new things claim to do.

A more streamlined Sega Saturn emulation might be the best potential for the Polymega, but I'm covered on that end (mentioned on other posts). I just can't trust Saturn gaming on anything but actual hardware.

If it does take off and it's worth it's weight, maybe I'll eventually get one to play with at a discounted or used price.
Damn them for making me want NGCD games though. You'd think PS2 Neo Geo ports would be enough for me.
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Re: Polymega/Retroblox: New 1080p "Clone" 2600 to PCE-CD to

by bmoc Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:13 am

Polymega came out of their hole yesterday and announced their participation in a NESMaker contest on Twitter yesterday. I just hope they didn't see their shadow because that would mean we are in for 6 more weeks of development time. :wink:

In all seriousness, they are planning a big project update in March. https://twitter.com/polymegaHQ/status/1 ... 1198068736
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Re: Polymega/Retroblox: New 1080p "Clone" 2600 to PCE-CD to

by bmoc Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:03 pm

Polymega Updates copied from Twitter:
1. Polymega hardware is finished. Running a powerful 35W Intel Coffee Lake S series Processor which can be UPGRADED in the future, if necessary, to support future systems and functionality (by authorized service only).

2. Now you can add a huge amount of games to your Polymega library with support for NVMe M.2 2280 SSD's via expansion port on the underside of the console. SD expansion remains intact, up to 1TB. In total, you can install up to 3TB of games on Polymega now.

3. On the eve of the Sega Saturn's 25th anniversary, we are proud to announce we have hit 99% game and 99% HLE BIOS compatibility for the entire Sega Saturn Disc Library. Full speed. PS1 HLE BIOS is 90+% currently and will be improved further in the coming 2 months.

4. Polymega includes only in-house created or legally licensed software. Emulators are best in class and only one of them could run on a low-power arm device. There is a *huge* difference and we will be posting sound and gameplay samples of all to YouTube next week.

5. Our high quality SNES Emulator has expansion chip support for SA1, SuperFX, CX-4. DSP-1/2 + variants are being implemented at the moment. Gameplay samples with lossless audio will be provided soon. Reply with comments of games you want to see. Also S-DD1 is being implemented.

6. Now some bad news, 14nm supply shortages are affecting the ship date for Polymega. We're in line behind a few larger companies but target is summer for receiving most of the CPUs and ship. Press preview units and pre-orders will be shipped as soon as received.

7. We will be at GDC tomorrow for hands on press previews of the system and will show all disc systems in action including Saturn, PS1, Sega / Mega CD, 32XCD, Neo Geo CD, Turbo CD / PCE CD. Follow us on Instagram stories to catch video as it's happening. Carts soon after.

8. We will be launching a second round of pre-orders in May. Details forthcoming. Retail pre-order info will be available at that time. LA Press / YouTuber hands on event in May. We will also be at E3 again this year. Thank you all for your support!


NVMe support is a welcome addition. I hope the Sega Saturn support is as good as they claim. I'm puzzled why they felt compelled to share #5. SNES emulation has been pretty rock solid for a number of years. I think everyone expects all the special chips to work at this point in emulation. #6 is a disappointment but an understandable one. I've been dealing with the Intel shortage at work too.
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Re: Polymega/Retroblox: New 1080p "Clone" 2600 to PCE-CD to

by marurun Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:31 pm

Well, that's more transparency from them than we've had in a while, so go them.

Basically, the system is now a NUC with swappable cartridge adapters. But sure. The licensed emulator thing does help.
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