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streeker

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Sega 32X hacks to bypass region lockout
« on: April 26, 2020, 03:51:13 am »
A few years ago someone at the Spanish forum elotrolado.net managed to create patches for the Sega 32X games "Tempo" and "Zaxxon's Motherbase" in order to bypass region lockout on PAL hardware. Since these two games are the only ones out of the 32x library that won't work with an Everdrive clone on a PAL MegaDrive/32X combo, I've been looking for patches like these. Here's the link to the original thread:

https://www.elotrolado.net/hilo_duda-tempo-sega-32x_1679449
--- google translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=es&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.elotrolado.net%2Fhilo_duda-tempo-sega-32x_1679449

Unfortunately the links provided in that thread are long dead. I've been trying to get a response over there too, but without any luck...
Now, I know the chances are slim at best, but does anybody here possibly happen to have these patches? They don't seem to exist anywhere else anymore :(


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Re: Sega 32X hacks to bypass region lockout
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2020, 03:46:34 am »
32x uses the same header format as Mega Drive.
Editing the country code should do the trick, iirc.

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Re: Sega 32X hacks to bypass region lockout
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2020, 07:48:07 am »
32x uses the same header format as Mega Drive.
Editing the country code should do the trick, iirc.


Yes, that works for most of the games/ROMs, but not these two. Let me quote from the thread at elotrolado.net:
"Editing the header is impossible, apart from the header, it has level 2 protection, that is, the cartridge checks at what speed the mega is going and if it does not match that of its region, the [region lock message] shows."
« Last Edit: April 27, 2020, 09:36:39 am by streeker »

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Re: Sega 32X hacks to bypass region lockout
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2020, 09:07:17 am »
Ah, I didn't know about that.
Can't find anything useful either. :(