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Questions tagged [sega-genesis]

For questions on Sega's Genesis (Mega Drive) home video game console

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If the Sega Genesis/MegaDrive could be overclocked so easily, why couldn't the SNES?

I discovered quite a number of videos on youtube demonstrating the effectiveness of over-clocking the CPU of Sega Genesis/MasterDrive. The video features games that are known for their intensive ...
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Landstalker 2 or a “Look Like”?

Can anyone help me? Is there an Landstalker 2 or a "Look Like" on Sega Mega Drive? Perhaps an "Fan-Made" - Thing? I searched at Google - no results. But I think, in the early 90s, there was an ...
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What is going on in the overscan area of Sega Genesis games?

What is going on in the overscan area of Sega Genesis games? I noticed that different games display different things in the overscan area. I understand this was never intended to be seen. However,...
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Graphics Editor for 16-Bit Games

Which programs or tools were used to create the sprites and backgrounds for 16-Bit games like those on the Super Nintendo or the Sega Genesis?
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What ended the Sony console partnerships with Sega and Nintendo?

Sega and Nintendo were the dominant players in the console market at the end of the 1980s and into the 90s. By early in the next decade, Sony shipped the PlayStation 2, leading Sega to exit the ...
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What cleaning/repair can be done to a Mega Drive cartridge slot?

My Mega Drive's cartridges rarely boot. It's to the point where I sometimes don't want to change the current game because it'll mean 15 minutes of me constantly taking out and re-seating the next ...
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Why is my Sega Genesis/Mega Drive II getting frozen?

My Sega Genesis/Mega Drive II get stuck (the image on the screen seems frozen) after some incidents that occurred to it. It doesn't matter when that is happened, which game did I play or even how hot ...
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Sega Genesis/Mega Drive ROM Disassembler

I am looking for a disassembler that supports Sega Genesis ROMs. Ideally, any 68000 disassembler should be able to do this (IDA Pro supposedly does an amazing job but their demo version does not ...
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How exactly does Sonic & Knuckles' 'Lock-On Technology' work?

The cartridge of Sonic & Knuckles is a little special: It flips open to allow you to connect another Sega Mega Drive (Genesis in US) cartridge to the top of it like so: I know why the Sega ...