Dreamcast. How to hack it.

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Jul 19, 2010

Dreamcast. How to hack it. by Gagarin at 8:26 PM (11,921 Views / 0 Likes) 14 replies

  1. Gagarin
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    Member Gagarin GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Is that true that you don't need a modchip to play backup.
    How to soft mod it?
     
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    Quite simply: You don't need to to my understanding.

    The loader does not check any authentication so you just need to burn a game to a CD-R
     
  3. hullo8d

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    You don't need to do anything all you need is some backups that self boot put them in your Dreamcast then just turn it on.
     
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    No modchip, as the system can read CD-R's just fine, if not there is a pot I believe you can tweak.

    There are two main ways

    older way: Utopia Bootloader games. You put in the Boot loader disc, wait a few seconds till it says put your game in. Then put in the burned game you want to play. Usually images that are .nrg (nero), .cue/.bin (Alcohol 120%/IMGburn). These are non self booting disc hence the use of a bootloader.

    Newer way, Selfboot games, just burn'em and play'em. Usually a .cdi format that can be burned by discjuggler or bootdreams (I prefer bootdreams in CDRecord mode).
     
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    Why do you think the system never did as well as it could have?

    A ton of people, upon hearing this, never bought games again.
     
  6. thebsharp

    Newcomer thebsharp Why'd you have to go and Gunt my fries?

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    Sega did eventually release a DC that could not read CD-Rs but it was too little too late.
     
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    No it blocked the mil-cd format but if u use bin2boot and create a backup that is data/data
    instead of audio/data it would work.....
     
  8. hullo8d

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    If your planning to get a dreamcast make sure the the Manufacturing date isn't between Oct. 2000 - Dec. 2000 those are supposedly the DCs which block MIL-CDs
     
  9. thebsharp

    Newcomer thebsharp Why'd you have to go and Gunt my fries?

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    sorry, my mistake [​IMG]

    either way, as was said, avoid a DC from those dates.
     
  10. Gagarin
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    What about cheats. Is there a gameshark or action reply disk for it?
     
  11. Arm73

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    HOW ABOUT A FRIGGING QUESTION MARK IN THE TITLE OR EVEN THE PROVIDED SPACE FOR THE SUB-TITLE SO THAT PEOPLE WILL UNDERSTAND THAT YOU SEEK AN ANSWER AND ARE NOT PROVIDING SOME NEW WAY TO HACK A DREAMCAST ?

    ALL IT TAKES IT'S A QUESTION MARK, AND I WILL DECIDE IF TO HELP OR STAY AWAY FROM THE TOPIC. HOW DIFFICULT IT IS ?

    Sorry for the rant, but lately I've been tricked several times onto topics with misleading titles, and I'm getting sick of it.
    What a waste of a post.
     
  12. The Pi

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    The thread contains the needed information to hack (if you can call it that) a Dreamcast.
    So it doesn't matter and yes what a waste of a post.
     
  13. hullo8d

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    Yeah there's a gameshark but you need to input codes.
     
  14. Paranoid Mouse C

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    Yup, sure is. I still have my AR disc actually [​IMG]
    Phantasy Star Online was incredible if you had an action replay. Ahhhhh, memories. [​IMG]
     
  15. hullo8d

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    If you really want to get into Dreamcast hacking you should look into the SD card reader for it it can now play ISO at a decent speed
     

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