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Hey yall. So I am in a bit of a pickle. You see, I own a Mega Everdrive X3 and it has been working flawlessly despite its limitations compared to the later and better models. But there was one particular game where it refuses to load whatsoever. It is a Japanese game that was released in 1993 based on Japan's popular cartoon star, Doraemon: Yume Dorobou to 7 Nin no Gozansu. I initially thought it worked fine before I booted it up. It was only 512K. And I set the Region to JP. But it just gives me a red screen when booting it up. Strange considering that it works with emulators. Does anyone know the reason why it will not boot up?!
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Re: Everdrives are picky apprerently. Even with a Gadget Cat from the future!
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2021, 03:19:35 pm »
I'm not a Sega expert, but I think a Genesis/Mega Drive won't load a game if the checksum is bad. You might want to find a tool that fixes checksums and try that.
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Re: Everdrives are picky apprerently. Even with a Gadget Cat from the future!
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2021, 04:01:52 pm »
I don't think the official hardware/Everdrives care as much as some emulators do about checksums, but even at that, some games will run with a bad checksum regardless.

Does the X3 do Game Genie? I don't know how limited it is compared to the newer models, but if so, Tony Hedstrom has you covered with this region lockout bypass code:
A35T-AA6W

Using one for Golden Axe III is how I got it to run. My issue is the dodgeball game(Honoo no Toukyuuji: Dodge Danpei), I don't think anyone has made a code for that one just yet.

If you can do the Game Genie thing, hang onto this URL: https://gamehacking.org/system/gen

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Re: Everdrives are picky apprerently. Even with a Gadget Cat from the future!
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2021, 11:45:38 am »
Im gonna try that out! thanks man.  :)
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Re: Everdrives are picky apprerently. Even with a Gadget Cat from the future!
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2021, 09:44:55 am »
Should work, otherwise SunGodPortal's suggestion may be what you need, but I think it's a region lockout thing.

Tony has a list of bypass codes at his own site, surprisingly few Japanese games, but that one is still in there:
https://codehut.gshi.org/RegionalBypassGG.txt

If you're on an NTSC machine, these will help PAL games run better:
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4596/

They exist for other consoles as well, if you have the means for them:
https://www.romhacking.net/?page=hacks&genre=&platform=&game=&category=&perpage=20&order=&dir=&title=ntsc&author=&hacksearch=Go