Dreamcast Identification

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Dec 23, 2009

Dreamcast Identification by beegee7730 at 2:05 PM (1,047 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. beegee7730
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    Im looking at buying a Dreamcast and running homebrew on it, but don't know how to identify it as one that allows homebrew.
    How can I easily identify it?
     
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    Forgive me for asking, but are the DC's out there that don't allow homebrew/burnt discs/etc?

    I've been out of the DC scene for a long time now, and hadn't heard that at all.
     
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    From what I've heard, ones manufactured late into their lifetime only allow the running of homebrew through the use of modchips.
     
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    I don't remember the date, but just download and burn the Utopia boot disc. If it runs, you're good to go.
     
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    Yeah, it was just that this person has 5 dreamcasts for sale, and wanted to know if I could ask them to pick out one with a specific serial or something.
     
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    most dreamcast stuff is CDi which is self booting, you don't need utpoia boot disc anymore.
     
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    I was not aware of this! Thanks for the info [​IMG]
     
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