Dreamcast GDEMU from Aliexpress + Amazon

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  1. alexander1970
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    Thank you for the motivation,but thanks NO.:rofl2:
     
  2. subcon959

    subcon959 teh retro

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    That is the correct answer. I kept the original power supply too but I did add a extra 12V fan to replace the load of the gdrom drive.
     
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    I try to take care of cooling the Dreamcast.And making breaks.:rofl2:
     
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    Guys can someone recap me the use of GDEmu and what I need? I read about PSU Mod, 3D printed parts. A lot of things. So I need some clarification thanks

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    Hello.:)

    The most important Thing is your Deamcast is a MODELL VA1:

    dc-pal-va1-back. anatomy-of-a-dreamcast-20060530015409868. dreamcast.

    Thats all.

    The plastic parts from a 3D printer is recommended of the Airflow (the GD Rom fills the hole space).

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1585333

    The PSU and Fan Mod is your choice.It is not compellingly necessary.But also remommended.:)

    https://www.retrorgb.com/updated-dreamcast-noctua-fan-mod-design.html

    https://www.retrosales.com.au/produ...ast-replacement-modified-psu-retrofit-modding

    And a SD CARD.Note: the bigger the Card the longer maybe the load times.
    64 - 128 GB should be enough.:)

    Thank you.:)
     
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    Yeah, my DC is VA1, already checked.

    Are you the developer of GDEmu?

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    No.:rofl2:

    Here is the source:
    https://gdemu.wordpress.com/about/

    But unfortunately it is expensive and the order "windows" are pretty short.
    So the Clones from China are an alternative like "some" Flashcards for Nintendo DSi + Co.:)
     
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    Yeah, I know that most of the time is out of stock. So i was thinking about china one

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    You don't need 3d printed parts for airflow. You can just cut out a piece of plastic and tape it over the opening that is left now by having no disc drive
     
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    Hello.:)
    Thats a great and cheap Solution and Idea.Thank you.

    And thats why the EU has his Headquarters in Belgium.:yay:
    Very innovativ and creativ people.:rofl2:
     
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    No need to update,there is no newer one (since 2017 I think).:)
     
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    According to the created date, 25th may 2018. But the change log says it’s nothing significant besides maybe long file name support.
     
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    This is just my opinion, but I don't think the airflow is as important as some people think. The main heat the fan is exhausting is not from the power supply but from the metal plate which is acting as a heatsink for the processor.
     
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    Hello my Dreamcast and GDemu friends.:)

    A moment ago I want to play a little with the Dreamcast.

    Guess what happens........

    Surprise.....

    *sigh*

    Since I installed and tested (max. 1 hour) it I do not play with the Dreamcast.
    I turned it on a few Minutes ago and I feared the worst......
    After Time and Date comes NO GD Menu.
    I opened the Lid and see a nice RED LED constantly shining.

    SD Card is ok,I tried an other/checked SD Card(s) with Tool of Errors and so on,formatted and get the games again back and so on........still the same.
    Anyway...

    Return to Amazon this time.:D

    Thank you.:)
     
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    You should use the following tool to create the GDMenu layout, it will load the menu instantly even on a massive SD card with hundreds of games:
    http://sheep.host22.com/GDEMU_SD.rar

    Try wiggling around the GDEMU a bit. I had similar issues and thought mine was broken, but it turns out the connection is just finicky. It's extremely unlikely that there's actually something wrong with the GDEMU, especially if it worked before as you wrote.
     
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    Thank you for your help and for your "motivation.:yay:

    Sadly it is the second one that stops working.
    In the meantime I know on what you have to pay attention to.:(

    The first stops working with an "blinking" LED.I used hours and hours of research and testing and so on.
    I accept it as it be.

    I start thinking now it probably has its authority that the original GDemu costs the double than a clone.

    Thank you.:)

    EDIT: I do now a full power cycle until tomorrow and then I try it once more.:)
     
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    Does anyone know the difference between the v5.5 and v5.15? Can’t seem to find anything divinitive
     
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