View Full Version : MD Games incompatabile with 32X?
03-17-2008, 09:51 AM
About two days ago I fancied playing Shadow of the Beast 1, so I took it out of the case and plugged it into my 32x. Nothing worked. So I took it out and cleaned it. Still it didn't work. So I plugged it into my Game Genie and put it back in.
This time it got as far as the Electronic Arts logo, and then went black. i wait for a while and knew there was something wrong.
So I took the 32X off my modded MD model 2 and popped Shadow 1 into it - surprise, surprise!! It worked! The game booted with no problems.
I plugged the 32X back in and again, it didn't work.
So I plugged SOTB into my modded Model 1 - again it worked perfectly.
But connecting the 32X to the Model 1 and inserting Shadow I again made the game hang.
So, my question is this: Are there some Genesis games that don't work with the 32X?
03-17-2008, 10:02 AM
I know Virtua Racing for MD doesn't work thru the 32x. Others might as well but I dunno.
03-17-2008, 10:24 AM
I had this problem with a few 32X games recently. What ended up fixing the problem was cleaning the 32X itself where it goes into the Gen/MD cart slot AND cleaning the internal slots/pins as well. Inside the unit one board connects to the other via a socket similar to a cart slot and once I cleaned that things worked fine.
The only game of which I'm aware does not work with the 32X is Virtua Racing.
03-17-2008, 10:45 AM
First and second run of Beggar Prince doesn't work with the 32X either. Or at least not the save function.
03-20-2008, 05:13 PM
I too have had problems with Shadow of the Beast and 32x. It boots for me and I can start playing it, but it always freezes after a bit.
I also have problems with Fatal Rewind. It will "gradually freeze" -- during play it will start skipping frames, and slow down until it stops.
Those two are the only games I've ever had a problem with (aside from Virtua Racing and Beggar Prince). They're both Psygnosis games on EA cartridges released in 1991. I think this may be an actual incompatibility that's unheard-of/undocumented.
03-20-2008, 05:24 PM
Hmmm. I've never had any problems aside from Virtua Racing though I don't have any of the above mentioned games.
03-20-2008, 07:28 PM
I'm wondering if it is just a simple case of one pin not being passed through from cart slot to cart slot. That would explain the Power Base Converter not working, either.
I'll get a 32X soon, I'll try to find out why PBC doesn't work thorugh 32X.
03-21-2008, 01:25 AM
I thought it was because of the Z80
03-21-2008, 03:06 AM
Maybe the Power Base Converter would work if the Z80 were removed? :)
That's very likely too ;)
03-21-2008, 12:54 PM
Post the Mod if you get it to work with the PBC...
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.