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aaron158
June 22nd, 2004, 01:39
i got the chankast dreamcast emultor and it works good with Shenmue i just can't figure out how to make the save work can anyone help me out

necropimp
June 24th, 2004, 20:16
i can't even get it to recognize the discs... i have the proper drive selected

Lefteris_D
June 24th, 2004, 21:05
Originally posted by aaron158@Jun 22 2004, 03:39 AM
i just can't figure out how to make the save work can anyone help me out
Boot into your bios and format the mem card. Now you should be able to save the game.

Lefteris_D
June 24th, 2004, 21:10
Originally posted by necropimp@Jun 24 2004, 10:16 PM
i can't even get it to recognize the discs... i have the proper drive selected
The emulator supports only self bootable backups, original and non-selfbootable disks will not work.

Here is a solution I found at another forum that will allow you to make a self bootable cd:

STEP 1:
If you have aspi drivers installed on your pc continue to step 2
If you dont have aspi drivers download this file: ftp://ftp.nero.com/wnaspi32.dll Copy wnaspi32.dll to the %windir%\System32 folder (no need for reboot). (example: "C:\WINDOWS\system32")

STEP 2:
Download this file: http://www.dcemu.co.uk/selfboot.rar
Extract all the files in a folder (example: "c:\dreamcast\")
After that run scanbus.bat
This will give you the ID of your CD-Writer and your CD-Reader
scanbus will spit out loads of crap, but you're looking for this:

scsibus2:
2,0,0 200) 'MATSHITA' 'DVD-RAM SW-9581 ' 'B102' Removable CD-ROM
2,1,0 201) 'HITACHI ' 'DVD-ROM GD-7500 ' '0005' Removable CD-ROM
2,2,0 202) *
2,3,0 203) *
2,4,0 204) *
2,5,0 205) *
2,6,0 206) *
2,7,0 207) HOST ADAPTOR

You need the ID of your CD-Writer and reader
For example mine is 2,0,0 for the CD-Writer and 2,1,0 for the CD-Reader

STEP 3:
Now, edit your selfboot.bat file (open it with notepad or any other program you want), you need to edit lines 2-6, which look like this:

SET MAINDIR= <--- Directory of where the batch files, etc are kept
SET WRITER= <--- scanbus ID of your CD-Writer
SET READERSCSI= <--- scanbus ID of your CD-Reader
SET READER= <--- Driver letter of your CD-Reader
SET GAMENAME= <--- Name of the CD (who gives a crap really)

For example,

SET MAINDIR=c:&#092;dreamcast&#092;
SET WRITER=2,0,0
SET READERSCSI=2,1,0
SET READER=E
SET GAMENAME=GAME

STEP 4:
In your cd reader you must have the cd of your non-bootable homebrew game
In your cd writer you must have a blank cd or cd/rw (the program will erase the disk for you if it&#39;s not empty)
Now thats it, run selfboot.bat and follow the instructions.(it&#39;s very easy after this point.you will asked only to write some name and numbers which the program will give you and hit some enters)
This method works for both CDDA and non-CDDA games