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by |darc|
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Developmental Ideas
Topic: Possibility of a SM64 DC port?
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Possibility of a SM64 DC port?

mrneo240 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:16 am
Probably impossible
:lol:
by |darc|
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Front Page News and Forum Guidelines
Topic: In The Line Of Fire Source Code Release
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: In The Line Of Fire Source Code Release

Glad to hear you're doing well these days! Bummer that we won't see you complete this project, but thank you for everything you have done for this community, and hopefully this code can be used in other projects!
by |darc|
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: 32MB RAM Expansion
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: 32MB RAM Expansion

Would I be right to guess that extra 16MB of RAM would be useless for retail Dreamcast games? My intuition tells me it would only be usable if you're trying to boot Sega Naomi ROMs (similar RAM expansion mod exists for the original Xbox to run Sega Chihiro games since they're almost identical hardw...
by |darc|
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Japanese Dreamcast Question
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Japanese Dreamcast Question

The GameCube uses a power adapter built into the cord. I don't know what the power adapter that comes with Japanese GameCubes is rated for, but you can just get an American GameCube power adapter and use it on a Japanese cube.
by |darc|
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Japanese Dreamcast Question
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Japanese Dreamcast Question

Yes. I would feel more comfortable with some kind of transformer in use, so I don't burn my house down or anything, lol. You won't burn your house down, lol. It will happily accept the U.S. 120V. Japan is the only country that uses 100V as far as I know, so power supplies for Japanese electronics a...
by |darc|
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Japanese Dreamcast Question
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Japanese Dreamcast Question

You're in the U.S.?

If so, you don't need anything. The Japanese Dreamcast power supply can accept 100V-120V. You can just plug it straight into the wall without a problem.
by |darc|
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: 32MB RAM Expansion
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: 32MB RAM Expansion

I was editing the post while you posted, lol. But I meant to add: A lot of games have problems running with the mod, so it has to be put on a switch. Pins 21 and 22 on both chips are connected together, so you should be able to just wire it up with a DPDT switch: For 16MB mode wire both pins 21 toge...
by |darc|
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: 32MB RAM Expansion
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: 32MB RAM Expansion

Can't figure out my original account's password, think it's tied to a dead email address I turned off. Any chance you can change the password or the associated email address? I swapped the email addresses on the two accounts, you should be able to activate the APE account with the new email. If you...
by |darc|
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: Alternate Dreamcast backend for ScummVM
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Alternate Dreamcast backend for ScummVM

Thanks for posting. I've been wanting to give this a try on my 32MB Dreamcast, but I accidentally broke a pin off the BIOS due to the strain of a wire and have to replace it... :lol:
by |darc|
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: 32MB RAM Expansion
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: 32MB RAM Expansion

I now have a 32MB RAM Dreamcast! :D I actually got around to getting this done before pulling out for vacation. I had to take a risk in doing a piggyback BIOS install instead of a triple BIOS since my PCBs haven't been made yet -- if any of the BIOS images with 32MB patches didn't work, the DC would...
by |darc|
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: 32MB RAM Expansion
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: 32MB RAM Expansion

For those attempting to do this, I have uploaded an updated DreamShell CDI image with nearly 50 different BIOS images in a variety of flavors: DreamShell 32MB Flasher Includes stock BIOS images, Link83, japanese-cake, DreamBoot, DreamShell, etc. A list of BIOS images included here ! This image also ...
by |darc|
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: 32MB RAM Expansion
Replies: 9
Views: 467

32MB RAM Expansion

Thought you guys might enjoy this. Someone has gotten 32MB RAM running on the Dreamcast :)

https://tsowell.github.io/2020/06/21/dr ... grade.html
by |darc|
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: /dev/null
Topic: I'M BACK
Replies: 18
Views: 765

Re: I'M BACK

That's a good perspective, I suppose. He messaged me before he left and kind of like me, he wasn't happy. I think it has been many years and we have attained some level of maturity, maybe reaching out could bring happiness. See, we have a lot of history and we are obviously no longer as free as we ...
by |darc|
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: /dev/null
Topic: I'M BACK
Replies: 18
Views: 765

Re: I'M BACK

cube_b3 wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:26 pm
@Darc: Yup.
Not really. I mean, I am not saying I have anything against him or that I don't want him around if he comes around. But he apparently left intentionally, so I'll respect that.
by |darc|
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: /dev/null
Topic: I'M BACK
Replies: 18
Views: 765

Re: I'M BACK

cube_b3 wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:40 am
@Darc: would you like to get back in touch with Ian?
Who? Fiddler?
by |darc|
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: Request: GDROM extract / Future City Demo
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Request: GDROM extract / Future City Demo

Just cleared out the attic and amongst about 80 Dreamcast games (I got given preview copies), system disk, a broken Dreamcast (black screen when on), is a GDROM entitled Future City Demo. I've no idea whether this GDROM still works - but does anyone have the equipment/know-how to try and extract it...
by |darc|
Sun May 24, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Can't bring up DCHDMI OSD menu
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Can't bring up DCHDMI OSD menu

Hmm, pretty weird. Your controller is working fine in games otherwise, and you're attempting to bring the menu up at a time where the console is accepting input (e.g. the console won't let you bring up the DCHDMI menu when at the boot logo/Sega copyright screen, but will let you do so when the conso...
by |darc|
Tue May 19, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: 3D printed serial connector.
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: 3D printed serial connector.

This is a really cool idea! In in the past I've avoided making my own serial connectors (from AGP slots/HDMI connectors and whatnot) and I use a Neo-Geo Pocket Color cable's official connector for various tasks instead. This looks like a much better way to come up with your own connectors. Side note...
by |darc|
Tue May 12, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: SHENMUE III CONFIRMED
Replies: 42
Views: 3856

Re: SHENMUE III CONFIRMED

Xbox/Sony consoles are just inferior devices trying to be PCs. I have no interest in messing around with an inferior device for gaming when so many great franchises that were originally console-based are now available on PC I can just never have this mindset. I'd always prefer to take the inferior ...