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Monday, June 24, 2019

Terraonion's MegaSD Lets You Play Sega CD Games Without A Sega CD!

Terraonion, makers of pricey but really awesome flash devices for the Neo-Geo and TG-16/PC Engine have just released their latest device and it's VERY awesome indeed. The simply named "Mega SD" allows you to play Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Sega/Mega CD, Master System and 32X rom files. Even more mind-bending, CD games DO NOT require the Sega CD add-on. That means if you have JUST a Genesis then you can play Sega CD games. 32X games do require a 32X unit. Also, from online reports, it seems CD emulation is broken with the 32X at the moment, so no 32X CD games yet.

The "Mega SD" can be purchased from Terraonion's site

Press release after the break
From Terraonion:

Terraonion announces MegaSD, a Mega-CD/Sega CD FPGA cartridge compatible with Mega Drive and Genesis consoles

Andorra la Vella, Andorra: Terraonion today announced the all new MegaSD cartridge for Sega Mega Drive and Genesis consoles. The MegaSD is an all-in-one FPGA cartridge that duplicates the Sega CD/Mega-CD hardware and allows owners to play these games back from a microSD card. The MegaSD also is a general purpose rom flashcart allowing the playing of Mega Drive and Genesis cartridge games. Features and benefits of the MegaSD include:

• World’s First Mega-CD/Sega CD FPGA Optical Disc Emulator

• Plays both ISOS (bin+cue) and ROMS

• Compatible with all original and region free patched Mega-CD/Sega CD bios

• Supports Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega CD/Mega-CD, Master System and 32X games (requires 32X add-on)

• Fully Supports original Mega Drive and Genesis hardware (Nomad included)• Fully compatible with Analogue Mega Sg!

• Easy to use interface for navigating your collection with screenshots, genre, year and description

• Save State support for Mega Drive and Genesis Cartridge games (8 slots)

• Built in cheat engine for Mega Drive and Genesis cartridge games

• Emulates all different Genesis/Mega Drive/Master System/32x cartridge mappers.

• Stores all different Genesis/Mega Drive/Master System/32x cartridge saves onto microSD card.

• Per game Mega-CD/Sega CD Backup RAM and Cartridge RAM stored into microSD card

• Master System FM Core

• In-Game menu for fast reboot and swapping games(Genesis/Mega Drive and Mega-CD/Sega CD)

• Enhanced Mega Drive games with CD audio and Mega-CD/Sega CD hardware (MSU1 like)

• 400GB Exfat microSD supported

MegaSD will be available starting today, at 250 Euros with shipping starting early August. For more information on MegaSD, visit www.terraonion.com.

Terraonion – A world class leader in FPGA based flashcarts and optical disc emulators.

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