'SuperSega' FPGA Console Will Play Genesis/Mega Drive, Master System, Saturn And Dreamcast Games | Time Extension (www.timeextension.com)
from ktec@lemmy.zip to retrogaming@lemmy.world on 29 Jun 11:20

‘SuperSega’ FPGA Console: A Comprehensive Sega Experience

A team of dedicated Spanish Sega fans is working on creating an innovative console named ‘SuperSega’. This console promises to offer a wide range of gaming experiences by replicating the performance and features of various classic Sega systems, including Mega Drive / Genesis, Master System, SC-3000, SG-1000, Saturn and Dreamcast. The use of a Virtex Ultrascale+ FPGA chip is aimed at providing accurate and efficient emulation across these consoles.

Do you believe the ‘SuperSega’ FPGA console will become a reality or is it just another vapourware project?


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amanda@aggregatet.org on 29 Jun 11:48 next collapse

I’m a bit worried about their choice of name

SuckMyWang@lemmy.world on 29 Jun 12:22 next collapse

Sega mega game mastercast drive would have been way better

cmbabul@lemmy.world on 29 Jun 13:10 collapse

Yeah if this takes off it’s got a really problematic acronym

wizardbeard@lemmy.dbzer0.com on 29 Jun 14:52 collapse

More an issue to have another existing company as part of your product’s name. Slam dunk legal case for Sega right there.

MeatStiq@lemmy.world on 29 Jun 13:11 next collapse

They’re missing out by not calling it GameCast.

timo_timboo_@lemmy.world on 29 Jun 21:26 next collapse

This basically sounds too good to be true. Making an FPGA core for 1 console is already a challenge, but making a new console that uses multiple cores and plays hundreds of games perfectly? Not gonna be easy.

Especially since they also want to add many more hardware features. The disc drive in particular stands out. I really wonder how they are planning to make all of this work. It’s like they want to recreate the hardware accurately but also add features.

Will the FPGA core be less accurate because of this? Or will it emulate the real hardware perfectly with these extra features added by another chip? Probably the latter, but I’m really looking forward how this is gonna work out nonetheless.

Definitely an interesting project.

namelivia@lemmy.world on 29 Jun 22:38 next collapse

Count me among the skeptical, I will check the team social media profiles.

namelivia@lemmy.world on 29 Jun 22:50 collapse

I just did my personal research, this is shady, my personal take is that this is likely a scam.

TwistedPear@lemmy.world on 30 Jun 23:45 next collapse

Short answer, absolutely not.

The Virtex Ultrascale+ FPGA boards are $10,000 AND UP.

If you look up why Mister will not move up to more powerful FPGA chips, this is why.

Would it be cool? Yes. Definitely.

A_Random_Idiot@lemmy.world on 01 Jul 01:52 next collapse

Is it a scam?

Also yes, definitely.

wavebeam@lemmy.world on 01 Jul 02:26 collapse

They might be able to do what Taki did and source the components they’re looking for directly from the manufacturer rather than using existing boards.

I do think this is a big stretch, but things in this market are starting to change.

wavebeam@lemmy.world on 01 Jul 02:24 collapse

I doubt this, but the Mars FPGA project supposedly will have a Dreamcast core and it’s being supported by respectable people in the community. The mister cores for everything else could be ported, though without the support of the original developers that might be a bit sketch.

I still doubt it, but I don’t think it’s impossible