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can the EUR SMS 1 model read the JAP card games?
Post Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:54 pm
Hello,
can the European Master System console
the first model that has card slot
can it read Japanese card games?

thanks
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:38 am
No, unfortunately the Japanese card games lack the valid checksum and header needed to pass the bios check on a western system but you can download Bock's Boot Loader to an everdrive if you have one which will allow you to boot Japanese card games.
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:32 pm
thank for the reply
I am waiting for my Master Everdrive
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Post Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:04 pm
The only Japanese Card game I remember as working correctly on a European System is Hang On. Woody Pop famously loads, but lacks the code for the Paddle Control to work on Non Japanese Systems...
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Post Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:41 pm
if you region-mod the console you probably can use a japanese Paddle
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:56 pm
sverx wrote
if you region-mod the console you probably can use a japanese Paddle


Or DIY your own Paddle Control, who also have a switch to chance the control scheme between Japan and Export modes (but could be nice if Raphnet could sell an already done Paddle Control.



Now revisiting the original thread who talks about the Raphnet's DIY Paddle Control, I saw some cited games had the protocols to check the console's region and Paddle Control schemes to make the games compatible with an Export Paddle when running at an Export System, and the games cited was BMX Trial: Alex Kidd and Wood Pop. And combined with the fact there's a line at Raphnet page who says "many games include code to support it", so that means some of the other five Paddle compatible games can not be compatible with an Export Paddle?

Just to note, there's the list of all seven Paddle Control compatible games:
> BMX Trial: Alex Kidd;
> Galactic Protector;
> Megumi Rescue;
> Super Racing;
> Woody Pop;
> Out Run;
> Out Run 3-D.
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