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by Lyris
Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: HDMI and Dreamcast
Replies: 40
Views: 2661

Prophet, that diagram you posted - how would I go about using that to make a VGA to Component box? Wouldn't I need a chip to do the RGB to YPbPr conversion and also combine the Composite Sync and Y outputs?
by Lyris
Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: PAL DC - forcing 60hz
Replies: 18
Views: 1115

Nope, I'm just interested in playing games in 60hz, even if it isn't an option on the disc. I don't use home-brew stuff. I'm going to try bridging R425. If bridging R424 on a PAL Dreamcast gives NTSC video at 50hz, then it seems logical that the box right above that one would control the refresh rat...
by Lyris
Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: PAL DC - forcing 60hz
Replies: 18
Views: 1115

I'm not sure what that page is? How would I use that to get my PAL Dreamcast to behave in 60hz?
by Lyris
Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:29 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: HDMI and Dreamcast
Replies: 40
Views: 2661

So the difference of using s-video vs using VGA - component would be about the same difference (quality wise) as s-video and VGA , correct? Component done properly would give you 480p which is a huge leap over S-Video (which in America has 480i maximum). There's better colour resolution as well. As...
by Lyris
Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:27 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: PAL DC - forcing 60hz
Replies: 18
Views: 1115

DC-X can force 60hz yeah, but it's a pain nonetheless. Ah well, I guess the amount of games that are only in 50hz is small anyway. Looks like I'll end up buying a US replacement motherboard to chip though.

Anyone selling one? :D
by Lyris
Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: HDMI and Dreamcast
Replies: 40
Views: 2661

You mean converting a VGA signal to Composite? It would look worse than S-Video. In fact, the native Composite output of the DC would probably look the same or better.
by Lyris
Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: PAL DC - forcing 60hz
Replies: 18
Views: 1115

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by Lyris
Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: PAL DC - forcing 60hz
Replies: 18
Views: 1115

I have searched yeah, but no such luck. As you said there's a way to it the other way around, that involves bridging two points together.

I assumed that would mean on a PAL DC, the points would already be bridged, but nope. And apparently, bridging over the points on a PAL one does nothing.
by Lyris
Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: PAL DC - forcing 60hz
Replies: 18
Views: 1115

PAL DC - forcing 60hz

I know there was a thread about this, and everyone seemed to think that there's no way whatsoever of getting a PAL DC to behave like an NTSC one (as far as video is concerned). That can't be right. There must be some way of modifying the thing to output 60hz NTSC by default. Has nobody come up with ...
by Lyris
Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: HDMI and Dreamcast
Replies: 40
Views: 2661

Actually the Xbox 360 doesn't have digital output. It's Analog only over Component. A $10 VGA to Component cable won't work unless your TV specifically accepts RGBHV signals over the Component jacks (highly unlikely). A Key Digital KD-VTCA3 transcoder ($200 or so) is the best option to convert the V...
by Lyris
Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:19 am
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Need a modchip?
Replies: 45
Views: 2103

Hey there,

How much to ship one of these to me in the UK? What'd the total price be?
by Lyris
Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Mint, Regionless Silver LE DC for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 792

$72 is the starting bid. There's no way I'd sell that for as little as 40 pounds. It's worth about 300 ($480 or so). The US$ is so weak right now so if you're in the States, buying stuff from UK'rs is gonna hurt your wallet/purse!
by Lyris
Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Sega Dreamcast, A marvel in console history
Replies: 37
Views: 2048

Did piracy have anything to do with DC software sales? I heard that they stayed consistent throughout. I don't buy the piracy thing.
by Lyris
Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Mint, Regionless Silver LE DC for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 792

Mint, Regionless Silver LE DC for sale

This is mine, and a lack of cash means I have to let it go.

Are there any hardcore collectors on here looking to give it a good home?

Auction: http://tinyurl.com/l462n

(PS: I hope linking to eBay is OK.)

Image
by Lyris
Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Art, Skins, and Covers
Topic: Genesis Plus GUI Artwork
Replies: 207
Views: 39837

Well, once the English menus are finalised someone can provide translations and I can edit 'em. Glad to hear these are going to be used.

We still need icons though...
by Lyris
Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: Art, Skins, and Covers
Topic: Genesis Plus GUI Artwork
Replies: 207
Views: 39837

What? Can you tell us anything more?
by Lyris
Sun Jan 08, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: Art, Skins, and Covers
Topic: My fake Dreamcast covers
Replies: 10
Views: 1886

Nice covers. The Max Payne one doesn't seem to quite "fit" if you get me (it looks a bit tight) but I like them overall. (Like your sig as well, btw, thanks for the heads-up. Just signed the petition)
by Lyris
Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: Art, Skins, and Covers
Topic: USA Dreamcast cover template
Replies: 0
Views: 1569

USA Dreamcast cover template

People who have poked around my site will already have seen this, but here goes anyway. It's my high quality recreation of the Sega of America cover templates (CD size). http://www.lyris-lite.net/files/usa-dc_cover_lyris.zip 2.5mb * PSD format * Doesn't yet have all the icons on the back (but has th...
by Lyris
Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: Art, Skins, and Covers
Topic: Does anyone have Alien Front Online? Prop. Arena artwork req
Replies: 13
Views: 1646

Thanks a lot Xylene, that's a great scan. The thing is, I've just played Propeller Arena and to say that it doesn't thrill me in the slightest is an understatement. It's not the type of game I can really get into to make a cover of. Hopefully someone else finds that scan useful - sorry if I wasted y...
by Lyris
Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:31 am
Forum: Art, Skins, and Covers
Topic: Does anyone have Alien Front Online? Prop. Arena artwork req
Replies: 13
Views: 1646

That'd be great, thanks a lot!