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Kineticboy2001
March 28th, 2005, 10:46
I have Chankast and the nessesary BIOS stuff but I'm wondering something, how do I play games? Is it a ROM/ISO sorta thing or can I just put in a game and play? Any help would be appreciated. ^^

Jale
March 28th, 2005, 14:40
You can put a Dreamcast CD on it and play, but remember that you must have to set the video to NTSC in order to play.

MONKEY_NUTS
March 28th, 2005, 17:06
You can put a Dreamcast CD on it and play, but remember that you must have to set the video to NTSC in order to play.

You can't play a dreamcast games which are using gd rom, only iso or cdr's from your local pikey. :dry:

Jale
March 28th, 2005, 18:15
Mmmm.... Strange...

alcoatjez
March 29th, 2005, 15:50
Mmmm.... Strange...

Not really. The structure of a GD-ROM is different from a CD-ROM. I'm not a technician, but it has something to do with the distance of the pits in the surface of the media. A normal CD-ROM laser is not able to read that.

Genome
March 29th, 2005, 17:07
Not really. The structure of a GD-ROM is different from a CD-ROM. I'm not a technician, but it has something to do with the distance of the pits in the surface of the media. A normal CD-ROM laser is not able to read that.

i think i remember reading a cd-rom could read it you just can use cd-rom in a dreamcast b/c the bios has programming only to recognize gd-rom disks. hackers developed a program that would bypass that and they made pirated games on cd-roms using this program. my guess would be that they could be run in a cd-rom but i havent tried it. if you want more on dreamcast and gd-roms i suggest googling it.

alcoatjez
March 29th, 2005, 17:37
i think i remember reading a cd-rom could read it you just can use cd-rom in a dreamcast b/c the bios has programming only to recognize gd-rom disks. hackers developed a program that would bypass that and they made pirated games on cd-roms using this program. my guess would be that they could be run in a cd-rom but i havent tried it. if you want more on dreamcast and gd-roms i suggest googling it.

Most DCs can read CD-ROMs. IIRC only a few of the latest models can't. The pirated games are made by using a cable that connects the DC to a PC. There is one other option, which is putting a GD-ROM drive in your PC or getting a DC devkit. Both options are really expensive. Sometimes these can be found on Ebay.

Ender
March 29th, 2005, 18:00
As usual the Modfather is right...
Buy the real thing!

LMAO! :D

MONKEY_NUTS
March 30th, 2005, 13:58
Mmmm.... Strange...

Noob.... :glare: :p

Genome
March 30th, 2005, 16:12
oh i c. the article i read didnt go into detail on how exactly it was done. it was far more generalized than i had expected it to be (obviously for legal reasons it had to be).i apologize :( ..continue discussion :p