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    Default Will a japanese 32x work on a us genesis?

    I feel like I can make a great deal. a brand new boxed japanese 32x for 50 euros. I heard it doesn't have region lock but 50/60 hz lock which could mean it works on a us genesis. I want it to play my us 32x games as they don't work on my pal 32x.

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    Yes, it'll work. Any 60Hz combo will work with a 32X MD setup. Someone correct me if I'm wrong...

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    The Genesis sets the language. Games will play in English where applicable, not Japanese.

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    I take the liberty to revive an old thread.

    if I plug a japanese 32x on a genesis 1 or 2..will it work without problem??I can play a JAP 32x game on a US system then?

    What about a US 32x game or a simple genesis game on a japanese 32x (inserted on a genesis 1 or 2)?

    32x newbie here...

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    I don't think so. I believe the 32X and the Genesis both have region identifiers in their hardware and if they don't match up then it won't work.
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    Some above messages argue otherwise but maybe you are right...no one wants to spend over 100 bucks on a useless Kolibri cartridge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamer888 View Post
    I can play a JAP 32x game on a US system then?
    You can do this anyway, Japanese carts are the same shape as US carts so you could just use a US 32x with a US Genesis, no need for a JP 32x.

    The region is set by the bottom system (the Genesis/MD) so even if you have a JP cart on a JP 32x it will still play in English if they are plugged into a US Genesis. For example; if you plug the Japanese Cyber Brawl cart into a JP 32x seated in a US Genesis, it will still boot up to the Cosmic Carnage title screen.

    A few games are dual language, but (as far as I remember) any NTSC cart will work in any NTSC hardware combination.

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    Change jumper settings as required and itll become a US 32X anyway.

    Theyre all identical inside with exception of jumper settings and revisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azathoth View Post
    A few games are dual language, but (as far as I remember) any NTSC cart will work in any NTSC hardware combination.
    I don't think that's quite right.

    I know of at least the JP 32X Star Wars Arcade which wont function if a US Genesis is part of the mix.
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    So to sum up..

    I can do any combination I want on my genesis (any 60hz 32x games on any 32x system)?

    Japanese virtua fighter on US 32x on genesis
    US virtua Racing on jap 32x on genesis
    and so forth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamer888 View Post
    So to sum up..

    I can do any combination I want on my genesis (any 60hz 32x games on any 32x system)?

    Japanese virtua fighter on US 32x on genesis
    US virtua Racing on jap 32x on genesis
    and so forth?
    You can change jumpers into the console to suit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamer888 View Post
    So to sum up..

    I can do any combination I want on my genesis (any 60hz 32x games on any 32x system)?

    Japanese virtua fighter on US 32x on genesis
    US virtua Racing on jap 32x on genesis
    and so forth?
    As long as the game isn't region locked to block your Genesis. The language is set by the base system as mentioned earlier.
    At the 32x hardware level, the concept of language doesn't exist.

    Although I doubt I've seen this unusual scenario tested... Due to the way 32x encodes composite video, color format may be an issue.
    Using an NTSC 32x on a PAL-M (Brazil) system should result in NTSC composite output. Or vice versa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamer888 View Post
    So to sum up..

    I can do any combination I want on my genesis (any 60hz 32x games on any 32x system)?

    Japanese virtua fighter on US 32x on genesis
    US virtua Racing on jap 32x on genesis
    and so forth?
    I had to re-read this a couple times but what you are saying is correct.

    HOWEVER, if you throw a PAL MegaDrive/32X into the mix it is more complicated though since the 32X has a PAL/NTSC jumper inside it. Details on the 32X PAL/NTSC jumper is outlined here: http://www.gamesx.com/wiki/doku.php?id=wiki:32x
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    The 32X does have region coding. I had to hex edit the Japanese version of Virtua Racing Deluxe in order for it to work on my US 32X when I tried playing it using my original Mega EverDrive. Once I edited the Japanese ROM to pass it off as a US 32X ROM, it played just fine. So yeah, that's the only reason why I know the 32X has region coding.

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