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by zman
Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Fightoon
Replies: 103
Views: 12181

Personally I've never had a problem with the way this game looks. It looks just fine to me. Sort of like the Ready 2 Rumble series graphic style. Anyways, I'm glad that some of the game makers here put their 2 cents in. I really think the complainers do not understand the game making process and the...
by zman
Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: HELP!! Please help me my dreamcast isn't working!
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Well, my dreamcast stopped again and did what yours did. I can confirm on my machine that it was do to overheating. I put my dreamcast in the freezer a few minutes to cool down and all worked fine again. Perhaps my fan is burning out and unable to cool the system fast enough. Maybe try replacing the...
by zman
Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: HELP!! Please help me my dreamcast isn't working!
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Well, the reason I said what I said prior to this, is because my machine behaved in a similar fashion. The fan would run, but nothing else. Not the orange indicator light or the boot screen. However, I did the previous steps I mentioned and the machine worked. I also checked the metal pins that some...
by zman
Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: HELP!! Please help me my dreamcast isn't working!
Replies: 5
Views: 589

My best advice is to take the dreamcast apart and clean out any dust. Especially near the lid lever at the back by the dramcast. Make shure that lever is moving freely and also hits right on the shell when you re-asemble the machine. I would also take out the controller board and check out the F1 re...
by zman
Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Fix controller port...
Replies: 4
Views: 542

I ended up using the electrical tape. This worked well as to the gravity issue. I still get the resetting issue. I believe that is caused by the vmu to dreamcast signals. It seems most related to full vmu's then to less full or ones with a lot of save space on them. I'm no expert of any sorts but I ...
by zman
Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Cleaning out Controller Ports
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Try rubbing alcohol. That's what I would use, but I suppose someone will say that is a horrible idea.
by zman
Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: L.O.L. - Lack of Love
Replies: 18
Views: 3322

I loved the guys accent. A Scotish game reviewer, who would'a thunk it.

It was a brilliant game review. A must have game for the obscure and wierd, but brilliant game play and design.
by zman
Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: First Person Shooters Development
Topic: Dreamcast Quake3 Mod
Replies: 13
Views: 4116

Cool... Good 'Ol fashin' bar fight goin' on...

(plays Nirvana's Nevermind song...)
by zman
Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Don't Panic! Sony Will Resolve PS3 Shortages by May!
Replies: 27
Views: 1126

It's the only next gen system that is widely available where ever you go. I see that one at all the retailers I visit. Now try finding a Wii.
by zman
Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: More reasons to hate Gamestop/Ebgames
Replies: 28
Views: 1070

It's not EB Games. EB Games was great before the buy out by Gamestop. There used to be Funcoland, Software ETC., and other Independent places some video stores that sold used and new stuff. Then the great monopoly came and now life sucks trying to find stuff. Gamestop corp. took all the great classi...
by zman
Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Fix controller port...
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Seeing how I'm a successfull tech guy now. I will atempt this job alone. With my mighty powers of deduction. I concluded, I will use electrical tape to boost the thickness of port #1's port hole. Thus in this rather crude but effective way. I will be able to defy gravity once again. Driving the forc...
by zman
Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: How to fix Dreamcast, where's the info?
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Thank you for the link. I'll keep that in mind, but I was hoping to fix this myself. I thought with all the techies around here with volt meter's. I could get someone to explain a possible solution. It may be that I just broke the F1 Resitor. Which seems to act like a main fuse for the whole system....
by zman
Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: How to fix Dreamcast, where's the info?
Replies: 2
Views: 605

How to fix Dreamcast, where's the info?

I now have a broken Dreamcast which is in need of repair. Everything works on it except the machine will not boot. It does not beep and load into to rom bios. The gd-rom and laser work and the fan runs o.k. It is a ntsc December 2000 model. I figure it's not that bad as everything seems to run. Howe...
by zman
Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Segagaga translation in the works
Replies: 80
Views: 33586

That is quite a thesis... I thought I was at collage lecture for a minute.

Shure looks like there will be a compitant translation for this game and not just a fan translation. He seems to want to provide a way to bring out the character of the game. This is good...
by zman
Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: Where do you see the DC "scene" 1 year from now?
Replies: 92
Views: 6666

How many of you thought there would be this many commercial games on the 2007 roster. It's like a Cuba thing with all those old cars staying alive. One day the Dreamcasts' we own will be made up of used parts from various places. I'm talking about the age of the machine and the end of the gd-rom pro...
by zman
Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Segagaga translation in the works
Replies: 80
Views: 33586

Any info on this one? It's good fun, but would be a lot nicer in English.
by zman
Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Radium for the Dreamcast Announced
Replies: 21
Views: 2045

I see it's past the prospective release date. Nothing new. I just hope there is not any trouble publishing this and other titles. It cost's a lot, but from what I've seen. All the recent Dreamcast releases sold out. So I do not see a money issue as far as making up production costs. Maybe Q1 2007 is...
by zman
Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Fix controller port...
Replies: 4
Views: 542

No leads... HUH! No one has any idea or maybe I did not explain this well. Do to gravity and unplugging of my controller. The connection hangs low. Not flat and even. The normal position is not obtained. This then leads to the system resetting during game play. Probably do to a signal malfunction. H...
by zman
Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Fix controller port...
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Fix controller port...

Is there a way to tighten up the connection to the controller port?

Port #1 is loose do to the over use of unplugging and plugging in my controllers.

This is leading to malfunctions and problems. So I was wondering if there is a mod or repair I could do to tighten up the connection points.
by zman
Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Got Last Hope today
Replies: 10
Views: 900

The hardest side scroller I have ever played. I average 45 seconds of screen time before death by bullet. I look forward to the gameshark codes. I do hope someone is working on them. I do not understand why easy level can not be easy. The games looks and feels great, but is too hard for my tastes. I...