buying a dreamshell SD-Adaptor from dc-sd.com

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buying a dreamshell SD-Adaptor from dc-sd.com

Post by beautifulman » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:24 pm

anyone bought one of these dreamshell SD-Adaptors from dc-sd.com?

here's the site if anyone is interested.

http://dc-sd.com/p/1/dreamcast-sd-adapt ... cardreader

i know that these sd-adaptor has some compatibility issue due to the slow serial port of the dreamcast, but i still want to give it a try anyway.


thanks for letting me know!
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Re: buying a dreamshell SD-Adaptor from dc-sd.com

Post by nv0bdizc » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:25 pm

I bought one off a seller on eBay so I'm not sure who originally made it. It wasn't manufactured for task, rather it was obviously a USB->SD card adapter that had been modified, there were even a few strings of hot glue left hanging around the connector.

As a gaming peripheral it's pretty sub-par: many games either outright don't work and the ones which do work have been altered for a less-than-ideal experience (music had to be removed, video cut-scenes are choppy etc). However, homebrews do work rather well with it due to being smaller and less media intensive.

Having said all that it's a very nifty hacking tool when used in conjunction with Dreamshell. I can get my own code transferred and executing on the Dreamcast without having to perform any hardware mods and price-wise It compares very favourably to similar devices for other platforms, so for that use-case I'm definitely getting the <$15 worth of value out of it.
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Re: buying a dreamshell SD-Adaptor from dc-sd.com

Post by beautifulman » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:32 am

thanks for the detailed reply!

by the way, is there a list of known working games on the dreamcast SD-Adaptor?

also how much did you buy it for? the ones i found on ebay are quite expensive at $20gbp

thank you!
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