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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:41 pm 
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Hi i just got my dreamcast yesterday and for both days ive been trying to get this emulator working (one of the main reasons i bought one) and every disc i make either doesn't load or resets at the Pike screen.

Alright I have DreamSNES 0.9.8 folder then CD folder inside it with the IP.BIN, 0GDTEX.PVR and 1DSNES.SH4 and gfx,locale,roms, and sound folders where i have the roms in the roms folder and MP3's in the sound folder then i use Bootdreams 1.0.3a to make a DiscJuggler image then i go into DiscJuggler and burn the image using the default settings except i change the mode from Audio to Mode 1/DVD (i was told to do so in a guide to burn DC games) but when i try and boot it the Dreamcast freezes what am i missing/doing wrong?

Also, I don't have a VMU yet so could that be why? (doubt but you never know)


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 9:26 am 
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Try burning the emulator in Alcohol 120%. I know it's not much help, but it could be the problem.

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 12:20 pm 
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Calavera wrote:
Try burning the emulator in Alcohol 120%. I know it's not much help, but it could be the problem.


What settings work the best? i've tried using it before (tried Nero too) with no luck


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 12:29 pm 
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ragnarok989 wrote:
Hi i just got my dreamcast yesterday and for both days ive been trying to get this emulator working (one of the main reasons i bought one) and every disc i make either doesn't load or resets at the Pike screen.

Alright I have DreamSNES 0.9.8 folder then CD folder inside it with the IP.BIN, 0GDTEX.PVR and 1DSNES.SH4 and gfx,locale,roms, and sound folders where i have the roms in the roms folder and MP3's in the sound folder then i use Bootdreams 1.0.3a to make a DiscJuggler image then i go into DiscJuggler and burn the image using the default settings except i change the mode from Audio to Mode 1/DVD (i was told to do so in a guide to burn DC games) but when i try and boot it the Dreamcast freezes what am i missing/doing wrong?

Also, I don't have a VMU yet so could that be why? (doubt but you never know)


Don't edit any of the settings. I don't know why people insist upon doing this. Leave them alone.

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 12:45 pm 
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ragnarok989 wrote:
Hi i just got my dreamcast yesterday and for both days ive been trying to get this emulator working (one of the main reasons i bought one) and every disc i make either doesn't load or resets at the Pike screen.

Alright I have DreamSNES 0.9.8 folder then CD folder inside it with the IP.BIN, 0GDTEX.PVR and 1DSNES.SH4 and gfx,locale,roms, and sound folders where i have the roms in the roms folder and MP3's in the sound folder then i use Bootdreams 1.0.3a to make a DiscJuggler image then i go into DiscJuggler and burn the image using the default settings except i change the mode from Audio to Mode 1/DVD (i was told to do so in a guide to burn DC games) but when i try and boot it the Dreamcast freezes what am i missing/doing wrong?

Also, I don't have a VMU yet so could that be why? (doubt but you never know)


Don't edit any of the settings. I don't know why people insist upon doing this. Leave them alone.

I already tried that it didn't even load it went to the music screen


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 7:37 am 
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ragnarok989 wrote:
Hi i just got my dreamcast yesterday and for both days ive been trying to get this emulator working (one of the main reasons i bought one) and every disc i make either doesn't load or resets at the Pike screen.


If this is your first try to burn an image you should download one from DCEvolution.net - like The Sandman - and see if you can get that to work:

Info: http://www.dcevolution.net/goto.php?id=88
Download: http://www.dcevolution.net/cgi-bin/down ... andman.rar

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 12:22 pm 
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Christuserloeser wrote:
ragnarok989 wrote:
Hi i just got my dreamcast yesterday and for both days ive been trying to get this emulator working (one of the main reasons i bought one) and every disc i make either doesn't load or resets at the Pike screen.


If this is your first try to burn an image you should download one from DCEvolution.net - like The Sandman - and see if you can get that to work:

Info: http://www.dcevolution.net/goto.php?id=88
Download: http://www.dcevolution.net/cgi-bin/down ... andman.rar

oh i've burnt DC games before and they worked but its just emulators i don't know how to compile/burn


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 5:49 am 
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Did you have any luck with Alcohol120% ?


Btw, did you notice this tutorial ?
http://dcemulation.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=68460

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 2:29 pm 
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Christuserloeser wrote:
Did you have any luck with Alcohol120% ?


Btw, did you notice this tutorial ?
http://dcemulation.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=68460

Like I said before Alcohol120% doesn't change anything and yeah i noticed that tutorial. I think its the image thats messed up because i downloaded a image of DreamSNES and it burns and plays just fine but it doesn't have the games i want (mainly a few japanese translated ones)


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Strange. Let me post some things that possibly could go wrong in the process and may have caused problems for some:

- You are burning the CDR faster than the slowest speed your burner is capable of
- The type of media you use isn't of a good quality
- ROMS.LST is missing or incomplete
- You are trying to burn DreamSNES from a folder other than C:\BootDreams\DreamSNES\ or C:\BootDreams\DSNES\
- Certain files or subdirectories aren't where they should be

...maybe yours is linked to one of those?

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Christuserloeser wrote:
Strange. Let me post some things that possibly could go wrong in the process and may have caused problems for some:

- You are burning the CDR faster than the slowest speed your burner is capable of
- The type of media you use isn't of a good quality

Like I said before i've burnt a copy before and it works fine

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- ROMS.LST is missing or incomplete

Isn't that optional anyway...but i've used the tool to make one still nothing

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- You are trying to burn DreamSNES from a folder other than C:\BootDreams\DreamSNES\ or C:\BootDreams\DSNES\

the in BootDreams i use the
"C:\BootDreams\DreamSNES\dreamsnes-0.9.8\cd" folder

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- Certain files or subdirectories aren't where they should be

theres a gfx folder with a bunch of ZVR files, a locale folder with .txt files, roms folder with unzipped SMC roms, and a sound folder with mp3s in it, and IP.BIN, 1DSNES.SH4, and 0GDTEX.PVR outside the folders in the cd folder


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ragnarok989 wrote:
Christuserloeser wrote:
- You are trying to burn DreamSNES from a folder other than C:\BootDreams\DreamSNES\ or C:\BootDreams\DSNES\

the in BootDreams i use the
"C:\BootDreams\DreamSNES\dreamsnes-0.9.8\cd" folder


Copy everything to C:\BootDreams\DreamSNES\ or C:\BootDreams\DSNES\ and try again.

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 9:30 pm 
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If the boot disc for DSNES worked then you could just burn a rom disc with the games you want on them (you just burn a plain data cd and it works)

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