Sega Master System

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Important Notes

  • If you have an unused/sealed game, you should dump ROM and save data from the physical media before using it, and note in your submission if the physical media was new or sealed when you got it. This is to avoid inadvertent modification of the data and to help preserve the data in its unused/“factory” state. Its also a good idea to photograph the cart/packaging in its sealed state, in order to help with verifying it.
  • If the dump hashes don't match an already existing item in the relevant database, you should try and verify that the dump is correct before submitting it as a new dump or new version. You can do that by cleaning the contacts (or equivalent) and dumping again.

Modern Sega Master System dumping tools seems to a bit more hard to come by, but there are still some great options!

This is a super simple system that works really well, and is affordable and readily available.

  1. Connect the Master System Adapter with your game, and plug it into the Retrode2.
  2. Make sure the voltage setting is at 5V.
  3. Connect the Retrode2 to your computer.
  4. The Retrode2 should now show up as a regular USB drive, and you can copy the ROM from there for further analysis.

By using the SMS to MD adapter available from the GitHub repository, you can dump Sega Master System games through the Mega Drive/Genesis slot. Then follow the Sanni Cart Reader wiki for proper settings, and dumping instructions.

See this page.

  • carts/sega/master-system.txt
  • Last modified: 2022/09/28 22:08
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