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Genesis on Jaguar?

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:26 pm
by phatrat1982
I know it is a long shot but is there any chance it would be possible to run Sega Genesis or Sega CD games on Jaguar hard ware? I was wondering this because the two share so much internal stuff I wondered if there was a way to run Sega games on a Jag. Either via emulation or a cart mod or through the cd add-on?

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:34 pm
by sneth
It would take far too much effort for this.

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:00 am
by Austin
Isn't the 68000 the only thing that's similar?

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:19 am
by phatrat1982
I dont know I thought they used the same controller interface or something like that I never owned one I have only ever seen one in existence and I know very little about them.

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:29 pm
by sneth
You would be best to move on, as this is slightly silly to even consider.

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:28 am
by phatrat1982

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:48 am
by sneth
i was trying to save you from any embarrassment. I don't know what your wall of text said, but i was trying to help.

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:11 am
by Trev
A private message would have been good in a case like this.

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:59 am
by phatrat1982
So I take it the answer is basically no, good enough.

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:22 am
by sneth
The 68k on the Jaguar was twice the clock as genesis but merely a housekeeping cpu. Tom and Jerry were the main processors.

Highlighted is the only similarity on the entire jaguar board.


Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:37 pm
by phatrat1982
Ok well I did not know that I was under the impressions the Jaguar was just a Genesis on steroids or something like that. Obviously my information was incorrect which is why I came here to ask thanks for the info you cleared that up.

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:54 pm
by Austin
Most systems back then were pretty different from one another. The Genesis different from the SNES. The Jaguar's different from the 3DO. The CD-i is different from, well, everything. Etc.

Looking at something a little more feasible, I believe the Turbo Grafx uses the same CPU as the NES though and supposedly it's pretty easy to port NES games over to it (someone did this with the original Mega Man a while back).