Burning Problem

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Burning Problem

Post by cube_b3 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:53 pm

I have me a copy of Shenmue [PAL] and an American DC.

I did the logical thing downloaded Utopia boot disk, as you all know the thing isn't the most effective boot disk for Dreamcast, it got stuck at around 90% every time.

So I decided to find Gameshark CD-x, downloaded it and then burnt it.

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This is where the weirdest thing of all time takes place.

The disk doesn't boot it takes me to the DC main menu/bios (whatever you want to call it).
I retried to boot the disk from bios only, it showed the intro and went back to bios.

Retried it several times.

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Finally got fed up.

Downloaded a selfboot game (Fatal Fury: MOTW) exact same problem, goes straight to the bios every time you try to start it up.

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Utopia works and all the other GOAT games that I have with me work as well.

So i'm really pissed off.
Help me out, please.
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Re: Burning Problem

Post by Christuserloeser » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:13 am

Not sure what's happening there... I seem to remember having a similar problem, but it must have been many years ago.
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Re: Burning Problem

Post by mankrip » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:52 pm

Try recreating the IP.BIN. In some cases, scrambling the 1ST_READ.BIN is also necessary.
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Post by cube_b3 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:32 am

^ Yeah I got no idea what an IP.BIN is.

How will I ever recreate it?
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Re: Burning Problem

Post by Basil » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:02 am

If you need sort of import games loader disk i recommend Dreamcast Import Enabler. (If your talk about license copy) There is a copy floating in internet but i cant give you a link because it's not allowed to talk about piracy here and you can easily find it by yourself.
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Re: Burning Problem

Post by mankrip » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:27 pm

cube_b3 wrote:^ Yeah I got no idea what an IP.BIN is.

How will I ever recreate it?
This guide has some info, and a link to the mexboot toolkit. In many cases, patching the IP.BIN and (maybe) the 1ST_READ.BIN solves the problem.
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Re: Burning Problem

Post by BlueCrab » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:02 am

I have no idea if it will work or not, but you might try booting the game by my PSO patcher/loader. It'll complain that its not PSO (obviously), but it might just work to boot it. :wink:

No guarantees, because there are plenty of games it won't boot properly, but its worth a shot at least.

Of course, it sounds like you might have other problems (like a dying/dirty laser), which would obviously prevent things from working. It could also be the CD-Rs you're using. As crazy as it sounds, I've found that sometimes certain manufacturers CD-Rs (and sometimes only certain batches of them), just do not work with certain Dreamcasts...
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Re: Burning Problem

Post by cube_b3 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:41 am

Well my laser is in tip top shape.

Also the cd-r is fine as Utopia worked, the other 2 didn't.
I'll try your booter... but what I desperately need are like a dozen mod chips for my dc to put this shitty region lock problem to an end.
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Re: Burning Problem

Post by cube_b3 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:07 am

Hey, I just saw DC-SD adapter on ebay with DreamShell.

Is it possible to boot games via Dreamshell?
Edit: I thought about it for a second and realized just how stupid that question was.
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