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Sonic CD Pal to NTSC Complete Patch

Hack of Sonic CD

Description:

Sonic CD - PAL to NTSC 60Hz Full Patch V1 By RoberMC

This patch is for people in love with Sonic CD as they originally played it in their “PAL” territory.

Until now if you wanted to play the original European release of Sonic CD for the Mega CD at 60 Hz, with its glorious Euro/Jap soundtrack, you had to use the “generic” Sega/Mega CD region change patches which made the game run at 60 Hz, but full motion videos were skipping and playing back incorrectly, another alternative was playing the Japanese release of the game which has some differences with the European release and some Japanese text in some places. You could also play the USA Betas, which had the original Jap/Eur soundtrack but were not the final game. Or just surrender and play the USA version with its awful soundtrack… Well, until now!

This patch makes your Sonic CD European release to play flawlessly at 60 Hz. It has been worked on the European release so nothing changes, the game is the exact same European release but playing correctly at 60 Hz, FMV decoding has been fixed and everything else.

This patch has been tested in the real hardware and in emulators. To play at 60 Hz you need to run the game with the Sega CD USA bios, or any Region-free bios. European Region-Free Bios for extra nostalgia recommended.

You can also apply Sonic CD ++ hack on top of this patch, just tell the SCD++ patcher you are using the European iso as source as you would normally do.

Two patches are included depending on which dump of the game you have, ISO or BIN format.

Read the readme.txt file for more information.

Enjoy!

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Two patches are included depending on which dump of the game you have, ISO or BIN format.
  • The first, BIN format, applies to "Redump" release of the game in BIN+CUE format.
  • The second, for ISO format, applies to any ISO+CUE release of the game.

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
RoberMCHacking

User Review Information

Awesome! A few words though...

Reviewed By: Chronosplit on 02 Oct 2018

PAL to NTSC patches a lot of times have a small problem: when you use it, the game is slightly faster than the original NTSC version. This doesn’t happen here at all. Everything is timed correctly and it’s generally a perfect conversion. It really is great to play the game in English with Europe’s soundtrack.

If you are running this in an emulator, I’ve found more often than not that I’ve needed to change the region setting. Emus like Genesis Plus GX will automatically still see this as the EU version and point it to the EU BIOS. This results in slowdown and stutters (as it should really). So make sure you set it to an NTSC setting before you play!

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Awesome! A few words though...Chronosplit02 Oct 20181.0Yes