[DC] Dreamcast General

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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by IronHide » Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:12 pm

I think you need a boot disc to load pirated games or at least you did the last time I played one on mine.

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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by bigcalwv » Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:37 pm

I think some games require a boot disc while some don't. Been quite a while since I did anything with my DC :P. It's basically a giant paperweight for me :lol:.

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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by masofdas » Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:07 pm

masa wrote:£30 with controller/vmu and rumble pack and disc 1 of code:veronica (why not disc 2 tho???????????), not able to get any burnt gams working so far tho rip
Boot Disc which you could download and burn or a cheat disc of somesort
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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by IronHide » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:19 pm

Just remembered it's name, Utopia boot disc.

http://www.emuparadise.me/links-and-dow ... boot_CD/35

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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by Chocolate-Milk » Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:56 pm

There are a few ways to make selfboot ISOs, which are a lot less faff than a boot disc in the long run.
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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by masofdas » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:23 am

Yeah because putting in a disc in then putting another in after is a lot of faff.
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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by Chocolate-Milk » Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:41 pm

Its more faff than not doing it.
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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by kerr9000 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:48 pm

to get burnt games working you need to either write a boot disc or burn special versions of them with a boot part added to the front.

I actually played quiet a bit of Online dreamcast. When it was first released you had to dial up to sega's number but then with one of the dream key discs you could change it to calling your own ISP. I was on an unlimited ntl dial up thing, you paid a set figure a month and dialled up and used it as much as you wanted for one fee.. in this way I played tonnes of Phantasy Star online and various other games... some older games wouldn't work in this way though Chu Chu rocket being one of them, it wasn't programmed to be able to deal with dialing an isp that wasn't the one programmed onto it or something.

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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by IronHide » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:01 pm

Never played online on mine as I was on a crap dial up connection that cost a fortune.

I've seen people modding their Dreamcast to run games off an SD card.


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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by D.J » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:31 pm

IronHide wrote:Never played online on mine as I was on a crap dial up connection that cost a fortune.
I never got to play online with it either, didn't even get dial up in my house until late 2001, and even then, i wasn't allowed to use it.
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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by Chocolate-Milk » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:43 pm

IronHide wrote:I've seen people modding their Dreamcast to run games off an SD card.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gTpylJi9wk
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Post by RichardUK » Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:05 pm

D.J wrote:
IronHide wrote:Never played online on mine as I was on a crap dial up connection that cost a fortune.
I never got to play online with it either, didn't even get dial up in my house until late 2001, and even then, i wasn't allowed to use it.
i went online once but just so i could get chu chu rocket for free!
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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by masofdas » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:12 pm

You can still go on-line with the DC with a few games, thanks to private servers in most cases.
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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by Chocolate-Milk » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:26 pm

Isn't it hard to get hold of a broadband adapter these days?
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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by IronHide » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:37 pm

I didn't think the Dreamcast had a Broadband adapter, the modem was something stupid like 33.6 Kb/s.

The Gamecube had an optional BB adapter but I don't think there were any games other than Phantasy Star Online that actually needed it.

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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by kerr9000 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:20 pm

The cubes Broadband adaptor can also be used for Lan/system link gaming, I think Mario Kart can use it in that way.

The cast had a broadband adaptor not sure if it was ever officially released here though.

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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by Emperix » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:44 pm

Ooh, a Dreamcast thread? I could get comfy in here ;)

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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by masofdas » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:49 pm

The DC did get a broadband adapter in 2001 which will cost about £150 now on eBay

The standard dial-up is 56 or 33.6K depending on the age of your system & where you are in the world.
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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by IronHide » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:36 pm

Got mine at launch so it had a 33.6K modem, had to replace it 8 months later after it died but had no idea they'd improved the modem specs to 56K.

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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by bigcalwv » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:56 am

Did a video on the Dreamcast this week https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYNHlAGIRSI :).





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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by masofdas » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:09 am

It is the best console ever, your mad also you have few good games there, that Sonic Adventure is a real copy in a boot leg case.

I'm doing some dreamcast articles soon for it's 16th birthday on GNamer's website Gintendo where we write articles, reviews and the podcast goes up. It might be worth looking at as my first one is my Top 10 games for the system.
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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by bigcalwv » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:24 am

Wait, so my Sonic game IS real just in a fake case? Damn internet telling me different things :P.

And I will definitely have to check out your top 10 games list, I WOULD like to enjoy the Dreamcast but my collection of games for it doesn't show off why it's any good, and almost all the other games that tend to come up as being good are either on other systems or are Shenmue, which I can't sodding afford :P.

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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by masofdas » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:39 am

Most have been ported over the years to other systems but that could be said about most systems, one of the other reasons the DC is so good is what it did for gaming as a whole as most modern things started back on it.
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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by IronHide » Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:46 pm

I agree that the pad wasn't brilliant and the VMU wasn't particularly useful but the Dreamcast was a great if short-lived console

My Dreamcast top 10 in no particular order:

Shenmue (both parts)
Power Stone
Crazy Taxi
Metropolis Street Racer
Jet Set Radio
Skies of Arcadia*
Rez*
Chu Chu Rocket
Hydro Thunder (odd choice I know but I really liked it)
Sonic Adventure

* Played on other console port but included anyway.

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Re: [DC] Dreamcast General

Post by Emperix » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:43 am

IronHide wrote:Got mine at launch so it had a 33.6K modem, had to replace it 8 months later after it died but had no idea they'd improved the modem specs to 56K.
If I remember rightly, the 56K modem was never released in Europe but our machines were compatible with them.

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