Some more retro hardware, the Sega CD model 1

So while not emulation, its the real thing, I was really excited to buy some $50 worth of misc SEGA genesis bits, and to find there was a model 1 CD player in there!  It didn’t want to spin disks, and I hope I didn’t break the tray loader trying to look inside, but it now plays discs!!!

So I know it isn’t much but I’ve been busy getting killed in Sonic-CD.  Speaking of which I kept on hearing that its going to be released for iOS but I haven’t seen it yet.  But no matter, I have the real thing now!

Super Mario for the Sega Genesis

I recently came across this article which touched on this forum post.  Last year, Mairtrus had written a program that took the 6502 code from SMB on the NES, and generated 68000 instructions that would in turn run on the SEGA Megadrive/Genesis.

I”ve got to say it really is impressive!  If you search for MULS_1.4.2.BIN you will probably find it, as the original download links are long dead…

Mario on Sega

At the same time I’ve got to admit I’m really impress by Kega Fusion 3.64 which can play SMS, Genesis, Sega CD & 32x programs! From what I can tell it is derived from gens which is open source.

While I’m waiting for my SegaCD to show up, I am pretty sure that there is zero copy protection and some ways out there to homebrew the thing… So I can’t promise much but I sure hope to write something goofy for the Genesis.. From what I gather the CD unit gives you 512kb of ram to use.. And of course you can load more stuff from CD.  I’m sure it’ll be an interesting experience….

Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega 32x

So I was stumbling around the internet, and wondered if there was any good SEGA 32x emulators, as I recently found the Jaguar port of DOOM, and there is some mention of MARS stuff (32x) buried in there.

Then I came across this post from

A split disassembly for Sonic 1 converted to 32x format has been released.
With that, you can edit anything in Sonic 1 to be how you want. It is very possible to recreate Sonic Mars with it, but that would take a lot of time and effort. And there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to play it on your 32x system.

Whoa, that’s pretty amazing! So with a little google-fu I find the mentioned split disassembly, on

This is pretty amazing stuff, so it also turns out the emulator in question to use is Kega Fusion, which does Genesis, Sega CD and of course 32x.

And the best part is the sonic disassembly includes the tools that you need to gen your own sonic rom! simply extract the source, and run the ‘build.bat’ and it’ll assemble the SH2 code, bind it to a blob, assemble the m68k code, and strap it all into a ROM.  Honestly you’d be hard pressed to even tell if there any difference between this, and the original ROM. Other then it won’t run on a standard Genesis (Megadrive).

Since this is done with off the shelf tools, there is of course, a demo scene, gendev, which include a MOD player, and Wolfenstein!

It’s a damned shame the 32x only has 256kb of ram… If it had the 2MB the Jaguar had, or even more, things could have been.. different, but then again after MARS it was off to Saturn.