Questions about the Dreamcast..

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Feb 23, 2008
  1. JKR Firefox
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    OK so I've finally stumbled upon a Dreamcast and for a very, very reasonable price of 20.00. It includes a few games, a couple of controllers, and blah blah blah...but what I was wondering is how easy is this thing to mod?

    Now, I'm pretty sure I shouldn't even have to mod the Dreamcast but having no experience with the console, who knows? Here are my questions...or inquiries...

    1. Am I looking for a particualar type of Dreamcast to be able to play back-ups on?
    2. How are the back-ups created...just find the ISO burn to a CD or DVD and away we go?
    3. Why doesn't it hurt when I pinch the flappy skin part on the bottom of my elbow? Am I some sort of freak? WHAT AM I?

    Anyway, thanks in advance as always.
     
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    Thank you for the information.

    I'm still looking into this ATM but any info is appreciated [​IMG]
     
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    Mine didn't even need a boot disc for a single game. Nothing to mod, you just download the game, burn onto a CD-R, and it worked. Simple as that.
     
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    Originally, Dreamcast required a boot disc. For what I can remember, not anymore.
     
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    Yep, the Dreamcast was (in?)famous for it's complete lack of verification. Burn to CD, and you're done.
     
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    During the later parts of the DC scene, self-booting images (thus not needing boot discs) became the norm.
    Earlier images required boot discs.
     
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    Most of the images now are self-boot. Very few if any you need the boot disc for now. Its just a case of download, burn to CD and play.
     
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    Aww.. I want a dreamcast now!
     
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    dreamscasts were so cool. i liked the games because they felt like arcade games instead of home console games. like Power Stone and Marvel V. Capcom 2.
     
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    also the dreamcast cd laser can be very fussy on what media type you use, you just have to experiment, there is also a program out there called "bin 2 CDI" that converts .bin type images into .cdi you just drag and drop, very handy indeed.

    oh and always burn at the lowest speed possible, no more than 8x at least.
     
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    Really? I know the security was defeated because of a simple flaw - DreamCasts were able to run audioCDs with extra interactive content on them. This allowed people to make a CD which pretended to be an interactive audioCD wotsit and then execute code from burned CDs to get games up and running. I thought they removed multimedia CD compatibility from the last few DreamCast models to prevent backups running, although I guess someone could have worked out another way to make them boot on these models.
     
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    Just wanted to remind you that chankast works really well, if you can't find a Dc, or if your just died.
    Plus, you get to play at higher resolutions, and you don't need a warmonster-PC.
     
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    Once you get this sorted out I'd like to recommend Bangai-O & Cannon Spike as games to get, not many people mention those games but they are awesome shooters.
     
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    OMG thank you...the more you know [​IMG]

    LOL anyway got it working fine. Burn and play! Thanks for all of the help and suggestions people!

    @Hadrian: Playing Bangai-O as we speak...thanks for the heads-up [​IMG]
     

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