Japan Dreamcast Controller port in US model?

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Japan Dreamcast Controller port in US model?

Post by back2bean » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:46 am

Will a Japan model controller port work in my american US model DC?
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Re: Japan Dreamcast Controller port in US model?

Post by BlueCrab » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:07 pm

There's no hardware-enforced region locking on any peripherals for the Dreamcast. There's no reason a plain controller from one region would not work in another region.


Note: The Japanese light gun does not work with official US lightgun games. There's no hardware reason for it -- it is solely a software-based lockout that was based on the decision by Sega of America not to bring out a lightgun in the US after the Columbine school shooting occurred. There are 3rd party lightguns that work just fine, though.
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Re: Japan Dreamcast Controller port in US model?

Post by back2bean » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:14 pm

Not the controller, the controller port
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sega-Official-D ... Track=true

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Re: Japan Dreamcast Controller port in US model?

Post by back2bean » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:18 pm

anyone? Or by hardware were you meaning internals too?
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Re: Japan Dreamcast Controller port in US model?

Post by BlueCrab » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:42 pm

Oh... The board itself...

As long as it came from a Dreamcast with the same number of pins on the fan connector, it should be fine, I'm pretty sure. Just make sure you have the same number of pins on the fan connector (that one looks like a 3 pin model) and you should be good to go.

Note: I've never tried using one from a different region system myself, but considering there's not really any logic on the board itself, I can't see it being a problem.
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Re: Japan Dreamcast Controller port in US model?

Post by back2bean » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:57 pm

thanks again for the reply, I asked the seller and he said it will work....so I purchased it and now I wait for it to get here so i can put err in. I hope it works. I will reply back when I put it in the Dreamcast to let everyone know.
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