DCIO Prototype in the making...

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  1. lovewiibrew
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    Hacker cybdyn has begun working on a prototype nicknamed DCIO, that will allow for loading games from an SD/HDD on a Sega Dreamcast. Although there is already a solution that allows for playing from SD, it is quite buggy and game compatibility is lacking. DCIO would be a complete replacement of the GD-ROM. It is a GD-ROM emulator. Cybdyn is part of the PSIO team, the team already making a similar solution for the original Playstation.


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  2. Sicklyboy

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    I don't even have a Dreamcast and I've eagerly awaited this day.
     
  3. Rydian

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    That's cool. DC lasers dying from reading burned media is a major annoyance. :(

    But like most things, "I'll be more excited when it's out".
     
  4. TVL

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    I'm getting that! I hope someone makes a Saturn one too.
     
  5. BORTZ

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    Does anyone even have a saturn? I dont know ANYONE (IRL) that has one. And I mean, I know quite a few gamers...
     
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    Hehe, the Saturn-ODE would be interesting to me and about 14 other people across the world. Big money to be made by whoever takes on that great business opportunity... ;)
     
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    All this, thanks to the Wode.

    Sweet, hope this will gain quick momentum.
     
  8. Harsky

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    Seriously wishing for a HDD solution for the DC. All the games on a 2.5 HDD but then again, I guess I could go for an emulator but it wouldn't be the same.
     
  9. Foxi4

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    Love it, love it, love it! Every drive emulator out there prolongs the life of our beloved hardware ten-fold. Even though it's still relatively easy to find replacement parts for the laser assembly these days, it's only going to get more and more difficult with time. I really hope similar work can be put in other typically problematic disc-based systems such as the SEGA Saturn (which was really close to getting an ODE at one point already with a working prototype and all) or the Neo Geo CD (which could benefit from an ODE in more ways then one - I mean, those loading times...).
     
  10. emmanu888

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    Ooh, i wonder if that could let us play the .gdi rips on the real hardware ? That'd be awesome
     
  11. Fishaman P

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    I want something like this for the GC.
    Preferably an external solution, not a modchip.
     
  12. DinohScene

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    Software exploit and swiss basically does that for you ;p