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Sega Multi Cab: Mega-tech System
« on: February 22, 2013, 08:44:56 PM »
Ronald Reagan and I bought this cab yesterday, it's the Sega version of the Playchoice 10 and comes with 8 Mega Drive games. Got it pretty cheap and it's working but there are some problems with 4 of the buttons, i guess some new cherry micro switches will fix that. I also plan to install a new CPO (after i ask Etienne to touch up the existing vector file  ;D  ;)).

It's not the best looking cab around but it feels great to enjoy Mega-Drive again, i used to play it all the time at my cousins house.







Here's a look inside, as you can see the cab uses almost the same cartridges as the console. I'll try to hunt down Moonwalker, Shinobi, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe and Thunderforce II.



Feels awesome hearing the sonic music again and i love the quality of the screen.

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Re: Sega Multi Cab: Mega-tech System
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 08:58:56 PM »
Nice catch   :)

Lets see if i can help you out  ;)

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Re: Sega Multi Cab: Mega-tech System
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 09:07:15 PM »
cool! would like to own one one day.....

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Re: Sega Multi Cab: Mega-tech System
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013, 09:10:50 PM »
Cool although I have no emotional connection with these multi-machines, some games on them are pretty damn good :)

If you have the same problem with 4 button at once it might well be that the ground wire is having some problem (the one that is daisy-chained over all the buttons).

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Re: Sega Multi Cab: Mega-tech System
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013, 09:26:42 PM »
Cool, never saw like this before, nice selection of games you have there. ;)
Maybe I can help getting those games you want, sega cartridges are quite common in our local flea market every weekend. ;)

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Re: Sega Multi Cab: Mega-tech System
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013, 09:45:32 PM »
Thanks Etienne, i'll send you a pm..  :D

@Muerto: there were 2 very cheap ones for sale some months ago, so they aren't rare, should i warn you when another pops up?

@Level42: I swapped some bad micro switches with working ones, so now all player 1 buttons function. Could that still mean there's a ground wire problem? And how do i check if that's the case?

There are lot's of cool titles, here's a full list: http://wiki.arcadeotaku.com/w/Sega_Mega-Tech

@Belike, thanks, but it uses slightly different cartridges.:(




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Re: Sega Multi Cab: Mega-tech System
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2013, 10:21:11 PM »
nice catch! i think it looks better than the playchoice 10. somehow the top part of the cab reminds me of a boombox ... 8)
all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!

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Re: Sega Multi Cab: Mega-tech System
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013, 10:39:27 PM »
wow a mega tech ! nice catch pieter.
megadrive is on fav console ever :p hope one day, i'll score a mega tech.

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Re: Sega Multi Cab: Mega-tech System
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2013, 07:57:36 AM »
@Muerto: there were 2 very cheap ones for sale some months ago, so they aren't rare, should i warn you when another pops up?

Please do, though, atm I dont know where to put it... My philosiphy once was that i vould like to have every single game, like Q*bert and Q* berts Qubes, but space is scarse, so multi games is a good option till another solution presents itself....

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Re: Sega Multi Cab: Mega-tech System
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2013, 11:20:28 AM »
there some way (sacrificing one megatech game)  to use "real" MD games instead of the megatech ones .  (costs are largely x5 x10 for these..)   

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Re: Sega Multi Cab: Mega-tech System
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2013, 11:53:20 AM »
Isn't there some multi-card for it ?

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Re: Sega Multi Cab: Mega-tech System
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2013, 01:36:56 PM »
No, too bad there isn't.. but i read something about a converter that was developed in the uk, it's supposed to be pretty rare.

@Caincan: interesting, do you have a link?

Here are some more pictures, always nice to find old Guldens!









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Re: Sega Multi Cab: Mega-tech System
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2013, 03:51:51 PM »
not a precise link..  seen a sale of an italian player on forums last year.  he said he sacrified a megatech game and it was matter of rewiring to the correct pinouts of megadrive cartdriges games..

if this can be done.. that would be logic to add a  Ever-drive !   so nearly all games could run
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Re: Sega Multi Cab: Mega-tech System
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2013, 07:30:42 PM »
give me that money!!

The coloring in the letters of MegaTech, is probably the pinnacle of coloring during the eighties. You used to see that everywhere.
Nice if someone can dig up an MJ or Shinobi cartridge. Those games were typical Sega icons in the head to head console-war against Nintendo.

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