Metal Gear issue?

By ashame

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21-03-2010, 13:09

Hi there, I have a Philips NMS8220, which is a European MSX. For some reason my Japanese Metal Gear cartridge keeps resetting the system. I tried cleaning the contacts to no joy. The cartridge itself looks fine. All my other cartridges work fine as well. Anyone any idea if this is normal? I don't have an European Metal Gear version :'(

More info: Upon switching on the unit it keeps resetting after the MSX logo.

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By Manuel

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21-03-2010, 13:30

This is normal, Japanese Metal Gear is programmed not to work on European MSX.

By ashame

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21-03-2010, 13:32

A thank god lol. I thought it was faulty Smile

By Manuel

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21-03-2010, 18:37

It's actually a returning question Smile It's also the only known game which explicitly does some region-check Smile (AFAIK of course)

By nikodr

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22-03-2010, 17:05

You could dump the cartridge and apply an english translation that exists that would remove the region check and then flash it to a megaflash scc cartridge and use it on your own msx and keep the original safe Smile