Dreamcast backups ?

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May 28, 2007

Dreamcast backups ? by iamwhoiam at 5:26 PM (18,086 Views / 0 Likes) 108 replies

  1. iamwhoiam
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    How do I run dreamcast backups? (on a dreamcast obviously)

    I heard something about a bootdisk and swap? Are there any decent sites for dreamcast hacking?

    Ta x
     


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    Lol, you dont need any of that anymore. All you do is download, burn to CD and play [​IMG]
     
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    time for a trip down memory lane lol

    when the dreamcast was first cracked their was a bootdisk released by a group called utopia which was in fact a hacked demo from the official dreamcast dev kit called the teapot demo which utopia added a binary loader to the end of (and a funky raindeer)
    utopia released a few games for the dreamcast (most of which got nuked for 1 reason or another) but kalisto started releasing high quality games which used the utopia bootdisk
    after a month or 2 kalisto released the first selfbooting game (Virtua_Fighter_3tb_SELF_BOOTING_DC-KALISTO) which didnt require any type of bootdisk to run
    a few months after that kalisto decided to quit the dreamcast scene for reasons unknown (not because sega offered them shares LOL) and echelon stepped up and started releasing
    echelon then went on to release the echelon selfboot toolkit to help people make their own selfboot games from the already released non selfboot games that were available
    although the echelon selfboot toolkit was really good it wasnt the easiest thing to use for n00bs so a guy called zerosoft (afaik) released bin2boot which was a all in one tool to make selfboot .cdi images of .bin non selfboot games

    the utopia bootdisk can be downloaded from http://www.megagames.com/dc/files/utp-load.zip
    lots more tools and info can be found at http://www.megagames.com/dc/dc_utils.shtml

    as you can probably guess i was into the dreamcast in a very big way lol

    if u have anymore questions then i will be more than happy to help
     
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    Thanks for the info guys

    Just a few more questions:
    Can i run NTSC U/J backups on PAL systems?
     
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    most ntsc games run fine on on pal dreamcasts but some need rgb patches if ur using a scart lead
    the patches can be found on megagames too but its best to use the patches with the original scene releases
     
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    God there was some mighty fine DC games, even more if you know Japanese.
     
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    Agreed! There were some great games on the DC. I still have the system. Graphics are still quite good and the kids love it. I put one in an arcade cabinet. Playing DOA and Tennis 2k2 on an aracde cab with arcade controllers was a blast and looked totally amazing.
     
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    When burning the games to disc, look for a program called Discjuggler.
     
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    dreamcast still = my favorite system to this day....i love that console..cept the GD lense/eye seems to be having trouble booting my backups...any suggestions on how to fix?


    edit: i use a little app called cdi2nero and then just burn using nero
     
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    What does it do?

    what burning programs do you guys recommend? I have Imgburn and nero, can they support dreamcast format isos?
     
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    w00t Dreamcast! It's crazy how easy it was to play backups on that console. There are loads of great games kicking about... MSR, Shenmue, Crazy Taxi 2 etc... one of my personal favourites was Zero Gunner 2 - if you like scrolling shooters, it's one of the best shmups out. [​IMG]
     
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    i always used alcohol 120% for dc games and i have burnt over 300 without any problems
     
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    I liked Mars Matrix better than Zero Gunner 2, but it was a great game too. The Dreamcast is the best "arcade console" since the Neogeo, and it was actually affordable. 2 weeks ago I restarted playing Jet Set Radio and it was really an amazing game, they should make more of them. The one thing I didn't like about the DC is the controller, it's not the worst controller I used but the analog and the dpad were akwardly placed. ( I think the best controllers I used to date is the 360 controller and the cube one. But they both have bad dpads, good dpads are a rarity these days. Also the cube had weird buttons shapes and positions but for game made for it it worked really good.)Anyway, back on topic the DC is an amazing system and if you don't have one, buy one(try not to get a newer system because you won't be able to boot backups).
     
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    The dreamcast is a great machine as you don't need a modchip to run backups. Nearly all the games on the internet are now self boot. I've recommended you a site to visit, check you PM box.
     
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    lol, I PM'd him the site too [​IMG]
     
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    What other japan games do you recommend (preferbly playable and doesn't require japanese knowledge)
     
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    only thing i would recommend when downloading dc games is try to get the "scene releases"
    i got a full dc scene set and never had a problem getting any of them working on my pal dreamcast once properly patched for rgb and shit like that
     
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    I only have the composite/2phono cable at the moment. Will the scart improve the graphics that much? Why don't I need to patch when I'm running video through composite?

    edit: also how do I know if they'll need patching?
     
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    :X Want to PM me with that site?

    I'll be buying a DC when I go up to Gamestation this week.
     

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