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by Lyris
Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: dc lid hinge
Replies: 9
Views: 597

by Lyris
Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: The Offical Stagg's DC modding page, LEDs,Paint,Internal VGA
Replies: 27
Views: 1820

I could do with some new tutorials, the DevCast ones aren't all that good picture-wise.

Maybe once the new ones are up I can fix my Dreamcast LED which I managed to screw up...
by Lyris
Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Dreamcast Book...back on track...
Replies: 9
Views: 724

That's very interesting. Me and Smeghead (from DCHistory) were going to do that a few years ago, and call it "Dreampast". Great minds!
by Lyris
Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:09 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: So who wants to help me make a COMPONENT box for the DC?
Replies: 13
Views: 1149

No the Saturn doesn't offer internal Component support. It was a standard for broadcast engineers only back then. I see no reason why this mod couldn't be done for the Saturn too though, but of course you would only get 480i video out. Also remember the point of this mod is to get 480p video over Co...
by Lyris
Tue Mar 28, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: I sometimes hate my job.
Replies: 20
Views: 622

What an absolute dick. Some customers are just very stupid though. And stupid people and social diseases go together like cookies and milk. Back when I used to work for what's basically the UK equivalent of CC, they were selling DVD players at a knockdown price. Cheap crappy ones, but DVD players no...
by Lyris
Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: So who wants to help me make a COMPONENT box for the DC?
Replies: 13
Views: 1149

I don't plan on making it internal no, my plan is to use a standard VGA box and modify it into a Y/Pb/Pr output one. This is the very first schematic I have ever stuck together. It's made from various parts. So don't laugh :D As you can see it is not my own work - I need to make that clear - all I d...
by Lyris
Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Shenmue 2 Disc 4
Replies: 12
Views: 579

I really liked the last disc. Especially Ryo chasing Shenhua through the forest.

I really enjoyed it when Ryo was telling her about his friends back home - a nice throwback.
by Lyris
Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: DC audio output buzz - how to fix?
Replies: 2
Views: 361

DC audio output buzz - how to fix?

This problem seems to exist on all Dreamcasts over all connection methods. It's this annoying buzzing on the audio output. Turn up your speakers on the main menu screens and it's easy to hear. Also whenever the drive is loading anything, you can hear the noises it makes over the audio output. It can...
by Lyris
Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: PAL DC - forcing 60hz
Replies: 18
Views: 1126

The GameShark seems to work for that sometimes, but my NTSC-U SoulCalbur goes back into 50hz after the Dreamcast bootup logo. Grrr....
by Lyris
Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: PAL DC - forcing 60hz
Replies: 18
Views: 1126

Yes, NTSC is the TV standard for Japan. I know I can get an NTSC main board but I'm looking to modify a PAL one.
by Lyris
Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Mint, Regionless Silver LE DC for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 793

A counterfeit would be easy to spot. How would a guy on his own fake the SEGA and Windows CE logos on the front of an LE console? And even little details like the stickers on the bottom and the box. It'd take a big bootleg outfit in China to mass-produce fake consoles and if they did that, then the ...
by Lyris
Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: Art, Skins, and Covers
Topic: Genesis Plus GUI Artwork
Replies: 207
Views: 40696

Great news BA. If you need anything, just give me a shout!
(lyris1 AT gmail.com)
by Lyris
Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Mint, Regionless Silver LE DC for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 793

Well, it went for 230 UK pounds ($400).

If a mod could go for that much then I think I should start learning how to use the spray can!
by Lyris
Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:00 am
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Mint, Regionless Silver LE DC for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 793

No, it's one of the LE systems. If it was a spray can job it wouldn't have the Sega/Windows logos or the black Dreamcast logo plate.

http://www.dreamcastgallery.com

Didn't you know about any of these? ^
by Lyris
Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:34 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: HDMI and Dreamcast
Replies: 40
Views: 2689

Most consumer TVs will only take Y/Pb/Pr - RGB over Component is definitely not the norm. What are the other types?

Occasionally you'll find some TVs that let you choose: some Sharp LCD TVs let you choose between RGB and Y/Pb/Pr.
by Lyris
Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:29 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: So who wants to help me make a COMPONENT box for the DC?
Replies: 13
Views: 1149

If you wanna buy me the trasncoder then sure ;)
by Lyris
Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: PAL DC - forcing 60hz
Replies: 18
Views: 1126

They were either slower paced or skipped 5-10 frames every 50 screen scans. Most were squashed. Of course most of the European versions of [good] games had 60hz software options so it wasn't an issue, but the problem is getting imports to play at that speed. Unless the game was specifically develope...
by Lyris
Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: HDMI and Dreamcast
Replies: 40
Views: 2689

BTW Prophet, just had a better look. That diagram you posted wouldn't work. It just converts RGB to RGBHV. Component needs RGB converted to Colour Difference Video (YPbPr).
by Lyris
Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: So who wants to help me make a COMPONENT box for the DC?
Replies: 13
Views: 1149

So who wants to help me make a COMPONENT box for the DC?

All right, this has been discussed before but never done. Time to put a stop to it. I am going to attempt it. I have never touched a soldering iron in my life so that is something I will need to learn. In the mean time I'm gonna get my dad to help (how embrassing :lol: ) I have some questions to ask...
by Lyris
Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:57 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: PAL DC - forcing 60hz
Replies: 18
Views: 1126

The games are made for 60hz NTSC systems. 50hz games are usually horrible (exceptions where 50hz games are better are rare, ChuChu Rocket! is one example). In most cases the video display actually appears squashed. Apparently the average European gamer just accepts this(?) Broadacast TV is a differe...