Q: I want a Uni-Gen so I can play PC-Engine games with my Sega Genesis / MD controller. What do I need?
(includes free extension cable).
Q: Does the Uni-Gen + Uni-Gen PCE support 6-button PCE controller configurations?
A: Sorry, not at this time. Only 2/3-button PC Engine controller configuration is available (with Select and Run). To use 6-button Genesis controllers you can hold down the MODE button on power-up.
Q: How does the Uni-Gen auto-fire work? Is it for more than one button?
A: Currently the Uni-Gen only supports auto-fire for one button.
Functionality is explained in the manual which is uploaded here.
Q: Will the Uni-Gen work with 8bitDo M30 wireless controllers?
A: It has been confirmed by customers but is untested by me. The Uni-Gen outputs the exact stock protocol of a Sega Genesis, so it should work with anything that supports 3-button Genesis stock controllers (as long as they don't mess up their code). The Uni-Gen doesn't use code, it's pure hardware (yeah!) See here for how to set the 8bitDo M30 to 3-button configuration.
Also note: It is highly recommended to use the Krikzz Joyzz instead of the 8bitDo. It is a much better product with a reported 20% less lag than the 2.4g M30 and seven times less lag than the bluetooth M30(!) Plus, it's developed by an awesome engineer that has done a lot for the retro community.
image courtesy of RetroRGB
Q: Will the Krikzz Joyzz work with a Uni-Gen?
A: Yes, according to customers.
It is untested by me though.
Q: Will the Uni-Gen work with the new
A: Yep! Tested by me. These controllers rock, too. :) I have some in stock you can also pickup for $20 with any Uni-Gen order.
A: Yep! Tested by me and they work great (unlike the leading competitor which has code that bugs out on the Multitap).
Q: How do I pay for / order a Uni-Gen?
A: Please send me an email through my
Contact Form. I currently accept cash, postal money order, and Paypal gift payments.
Q: How much is the Uni-Gen?
A: The main Uni-Gen PCB is $49.00 fully assembled with a crystal-clear acrylic case.
The Uni-Gen PCE is $14.99 fully assembled with a a crystal-clear acrylic case and included extension cable.
The Uni-Gen without case for Sega Game Gear installs is $44.00
and completely unassembled units (soldering required) are $25.00.
New breakout install PCBs for the Uni-Gen
(coming soon) for $5.00
Q: How much is shipping?
A: I will ship anywhere in the world with tracking. Shipping within USA is usually $10.00 and Europe is $15.00. These prices are very much subject to change as postal rates change often here in the USA.
Thanks for your interest and for taking the time to read this FAQ! :)