Imperium Solo – SEGA MD/Genesis

Imperium Solo USB is an adapter to support modern day USB game controllers (&mice) on retro hardware.
Today I am happy to announce that I added support for the great SEGA MegaDrive/Genesis console.
It was not all trivial, due to the SEGA 6 button mode, which is now fully supported by Imperium Solo USB, granted you have enough buttons on your controller, check the database at the Imperium Solo infosite.

Furthermore SEGA choose to use VCC on another pin than the “atari-standard”, thus existing Imperium Solo PCB’s are not able to support it. However it was added as configuration option in PCB rev. 1.0.4.
External power can also be applied via a USB micro socket (standard mobile phone charger would work), if extra power is needed. Options are configurable via jumpers.

Here’s a short video demonstration:

Notice that I made a seperate site for Imperium Solo, here:

Where you can see the database of tested Game controllers and mice, along with their button mapping.

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