32X Emulation Sections  . .

About the unit:
The 32x debuted in 1994. It was an add-on for the Genesis. It connects to the Genesis by plugging-in the unit into the Genesis's cartage port. It is said that the 32x increase the speed of the unit by 19x! This increase in performance is possible thanks to its 2 RISC based processors.
Sega 32X Unit Image
The 32X
The Sega 32X added better color (finally), faster performance, and 3D graphics to the Genesis and Sega CD. The whole idea is sort of strange considering that when you get the Genesis and attach a Sega CD and the 32X you now have a huge chunk of hardware worth well over $400 with massive parallel processing power that still pales in comparison to say a Saturn. Still, the whole thing wasn't too bad with some great translations like Virtua Racing Deluxe and Virtua Fighter. The system had a few notable titles released before it's quick demise at the release of the Saturn and Playstation.
The idea of emulating every aspect of the 32X is quite a challenge. You'd have to emulate both the Genesis and the Sega CD first, and then write up your SH-2 core and God knows how the 32X sound processor works. The 32X is another case of someone reverse-engineering the hardware to gain the knowledge to emulate the machine. Even though the 32X, (for the most part) takes over the Genesis unit, it still allows you to play Genesis games by passing through the data from the 32x to the Genesis unit.

32X Sections

  • Accessories
  • Emulators
  • Emul. Operation Tips
  • GD&L
  • Game List
  • PC equivilents
  • Screen Shot Comp.
  • Tech. Resource Info.
  • 32X Diagram
  • And Finally...

    Console Sections

  • 32x
  • Gameboy
  • GameGear
  • Genesis
  • N64
  • Neo-Geo
  • NES
  • SNES
  • Sega-CD
  • Master System
  • Turbo Graphics 16

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    32X Emulation Sections . .
    Accessories - Toys for your toys: a listing of add-ons available for the unit.

    Emulators - A section that reviews each emulator and discusses the pros and cons of each emulator from 32Xulator to NextLevel

    Emulator Operation Tips - Having trouble running the latest and greatest emulator? Read this document of tips and advise. It contains answers to the questions I get asked the most. (It could even save you some headache.)

    GD&L - Games, game sites, translations, utilities, you name it. If it deals with the 32X and it can be downloaded, then it's in here.

    PC equivilents - A listing of quality console based games ported to the PC.

    Screen Shot Comparison - A simple page to compare the graphical emulation of all 32X emulators.

    Technical Resource Information - Are you an emulator author looking for technical related information concerning this unit? Look no further!

    And Finally... - The 32X, Sega's Titanic, laugh it up with the rest of us as we recall the events pertaining to this system.

    32X Game List - This comprehensive list has all of the domestic 32X cartridge releases.

    Quick Specs List:
  • Released: 1994
  • Processor: Dual Hitachi SH2 RISC Processors (one master and one slave)
    operating at 23Mhz each
  • Co-Processor: 68000, Z80, VDP (Genesis) 68000 (Sega CD)
  • Data Path width: 32-bits within 32X
  • Color Palette: 32,768
  • On screen: 32,768
  • 3D Capabilities: 50,000 Texture Mapped Polygons per second
  • Sound: Stereo PCM plus an extra 2 channels to the Genesis and Sega CD
  • Ram: extra 512 Kilbytes for the Genesis and Sega CD
  • Cart Size: 16 - 32 Megabit

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