Dreamcast GDEMU from Aliexpress + Amazon

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  1. CORE

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    Well that good you done your research so somehow your board has a fault then that sucks.
     
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    It was a good time
    :lol::lol:
    it was a short time
    :cry::cry:

    The Dreamcast is/was NEVER my favorite console and "annoyed" me from the first day i had one.

    -loud and noisy fan
    -loud and pesky GD Rom Drive
    - constantly empty Memory Unit batteries
    - the shortest cable from an overelaborate Controller
    :wacko::blink:

    I hoped with an GDEmu all is good and now gaming makes fun.
    thought so...
     
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  3. CORE

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    Well there is RetroArch soon to have WinCE support too:D

    I know what you mean about Controller leads I bought extenders off Ebay and they gave me such nostalgic feelings they even boxed in original packaging from when I seen them 20 years ago WTF:ohnoes: has it really been so long!
     
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    Hello. :)

    A little update on GDEmu:

    It stopped working:

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/where-i...ve-fixed-modded-recently.538737/#post-8640773

    I do not know what happend......

    Since then I have tried to held contact with the Seller on Aliexpress.
    He wants some video of the issue,but they have Problems to open/play it (maybe have to do with CHINA.....)
    Tried it a couple of times with different solutions to send them the Video (no files than Pictures alllowed).
    Today i tried to contact them again since the last reply was 2 weeks ago,and....
    all conversations are gone because of a new Message SYSTEM instead of instant messaging.:(

    I think thats it for now.I write to them again and let´s see.....

    Thank you.:)
     
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  5. shano

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    Im actually looking to pick one up myself.

    Probably the 5.15b version.

    Think i heard this one can actually take firmware updates fine, since it uses same chips as original now, i could have heard wrong though.

    @alexander1970 Thats unfortunate what has happened with your GDEMU. Do you think it was just a faulty one or maybe the Dreamcast fault? Im kinda worried to grab one now.

    Anyone else had or heard any issues with the clones dying?
     
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    Hello. :)

    Thank you for your participation.

    I don´t think there are further updates for the GDEmu because what i know 99% of the Games including Multi Disc one works.
    Its a 50:50 chance of "breaking" a clone i think.For me i can recommend it to buy a clone because its easier to get one.And 5.15 is the latest Firmware.Until the time when mine breaks the games worked perfectly with Cheats and Multidisc.

    The only thing i noticed that the Power supply/the Dreamcast itself gets warmer than usual.Maybe i played a little to long D2....:(

    Thank you.:)
     
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  7. What is the price difference between the real one and the knockoff?
     
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    Its not only the price,its the time you get an orignal.You have to wait months:

    https://gdemu.wordpress.com/ordering/ordering-gdemu/

    and it costs motre than the DOUBLE ! 130 Euro
    Clones begins about 60 Euro on Aliexpress.
     
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  9. CORE

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    I too have noticed the Heat difference with the PSU due to the 12v excess draw because GDROM not present I now have concerns since your unfortunate mishap.

    Think I will look into making some modifications to the PSU or maybe try one of those PicoPSUs.

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    U maybe able to buy them off EBay too that where I bought mine.
     
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    Yes thats better.There are enough pages who discribe the Mod.:)
     
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  11. shano

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    @alexander1970 Has to be something on the GDEMU has died since you tried it on 3 Dreamcast systems. What colour LED is the GDEMU supposed to display when it's working correctly?
     
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    It lights red on power on and goes out again immediately if all is ok.:)
    I think i played too long....:blink:
     
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  13. CORE

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    I can tell you that Evil Twin has some odd behaviour random crashing and rebooting and I cant proceed stuck at Ship Deck when you go outside game crashes still audio but black screen or freezes.

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    Perhaps the GDEmu gets too hot a Cap or something has blown? Maybe need some shielding or Heat spreading.
     
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    The Mod with the voltage is enough to prevent this.I remember now i have played about 7-8 hours without a break.:unsure: (i love D2.....)
    You know/remember the reboot/shutdown "issue" on older Dreamcasts when you play too long ?
     
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    Does the Dreamcast with GDEMU still run hotter than normal if the Dreamcast is powered on but not running a game?
     
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  16. CORE

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    Thankfully it nothing compared to the next gen:blush: Damn PS3 and 360 even worse 360 since there is no decent exploit for Homebrew.
     
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    Yes definetly because of the 12v which is no longer needed (only the original GD-Rom drive needs it).
    Thats why it is recommende to do the Noctua Fan Mod and place the 3D printed parts into of an optimal Airflow.:)
     
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    I didn't know there were clones of GDEmu. Gonna pick one of these up, and a picoPSU.

    Hope they make a clone of the Saturn ODE too, or that the Satiator ever gets released.
     
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    Hello. :)

    A little update on the GDemu story:

    The defective One is on Waiting line in support on Aliexpress.Let's see and wait.
    (The "Damage Photos Handling" was a little tricky,they really do not have it easy in China to upload Videos or Pictures.....)

    But today I got an before relocated Birthday present: :O

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    I have missed "D2"........:D

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    I LOVE my WIFE.:yay:

    She ordered "behind my back" from Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B074DYHS16/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It comes from FRANCE wiht LA POSTE (with a Tracking number) and was delivered within 7 days.

    It is a China Clone labeled with Firmware V5.5.

    81zfQqrj73L._SL1500_.

    Works perfect as the other one from Aliexpress.

    What a great day.:rofl2:
     
  20. subcon959

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    Congrats. Now add a battery holder mod and pico psu :P
     
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