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Post by |darc| » Sun Feb 09, 2003 11:13 am

Xylene wrote:darc i really hope your kidding and if you are hurry up and say it, cuz some n00b may open his dc tryign to fudge around with it to make it play dvd's and fudge it up.
You think any n00bs are going to have Japanese DCs? Again I stress this is for SOME EARLY, JAPANESE model DCs.

I am not responsible for any damage you cause to your DC. Even if this mod is successful, the DVD capabilities of the GD ROM drive were not fully tested and you could break your DC anyway.
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Post by bizzle » Sun Feb 09, 2003 11:16 am

darc, i believe you, as i did hear and read dreamcast was going to have dvd capabilities, i just thought you might be kidding about the switch, and who knows maybe some n00b who lived in japan and had dreamcast and moved to the US and brough his DC to america with him or some other country. its just a thought. oh well. to bad i dont have a jap dc or i would have tried it. well back away i go. later.
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Post by spaghetti » Sun Feb 09, 2003 11:16 am

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Post by ShadowofBob » Sun Feb 09, 2003 11:21 am

Post a video or some other type of proof and maybe I'll believe you.
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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sun Feb 09, 2003 11:25 am

I can play vinyl records with my Dreamcast, you just have to cut up the bigger ones so they fit properly.
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Post by spaghetti » Sun Feb 09, 2003 11:32 am

I modded my Dreamcast to play cassette tapes. One of the original concepts of it was to use cassette tapes because they were cheaper than CDs at the time. But they decided it required too many moving parts so they skipped the idea. But they still play, you just need to cut the tape loose from the wheels and wrap it around the laser, and put the little CD-spindle up through the center of the cassette wheel. You may have to modify the spindle..
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Post by |darc| » Sun Feb 09, 2003 11:34 am

ShadowofBob wrote:Post a video or some other type of proof and maybe I'll believe you.
I don't have any DVDs :oops:
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Post by ShadowofBob » Sun Feb 09, 2003 12:05 pm

|darc| wrote:
ShadowofBob wrote:Post a video or some other type of proof and maybe I'll believe you.
I don't have any DVDs :oops:
:o Couldn't you borrow some from a friend and try them?

Also, where exactly did you find this information in the first place?
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Post by |darc| » Sun Feb 09, 2003 12:57 pm

ShadowofBob wrote:
|darc| wrote:
ShadowofBob wrote:Post a video or some other type of proof and maybe I'll believe you.
I don't have any DVDs :oops:
:o Couldn't you borrow some from a friend and try them?
I guess I could.
ShadowofBob wrote:Also, where exactly did you find this information in the first place?
I conjured it :lol:
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Post by Trend Whore » Sun Feb 09, 2003 1:28 pm

L@@K!

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Post by perry » Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:21 pm

I'll take 3 bridges please...do I have to pay for postage ?

Zoid, send me teh details on that vinyl player please and you for the cassette player spag. I can't believe I missed out on so much.
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Post by EverStoned » Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:35 pm

I like the way he says "You can't see it well in this pic"...

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Post by Warmachine » Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:37 pm

I want to trust him, but just to hard to belive. Plus I dont have a sega dreamcast japanese version.
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Post by |darc| » Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:39 pm

EverStoned wrote:I like the way he says "You can't see it well in this pic"...

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It's hard to get a pic of the underside of the DC GD-ROM unit.
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Post by Cless » Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:40 pm

Warmachine wrote:I want to trust him, but just to hard to belive. Plus I dont have a sega dreamcast japanese version.
I had a japanese version and I didnt see shit about this. Mine was a later version tho it didnt even have water coolent :(
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Post by Cless » Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:41 pm

|darc| wrote:
EverStoned wrote:I like the way he says "You can't see it well in this pic"...

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It's hard to get a pic of the underside of the DC GD-ROM unit.
Take out the screw take out the GD rom unit turn it upside down then take a picture of it. Not that hard.
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Post by perry » Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:46 pm

lmao
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Post by |darc| » Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:57 pm

Cless wrote:
|darc| wrote:
EverStoned wrote:I like the way he says "You can't see it well in this pic"...

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It's hard to get a pic of the underside of the DC GD-ROM unit.
Take out the screw take out the GD rom unit turn it upside down then take a picture of it. Not that hard.

Uhhh.... no. You need to disconnect the ribbon (which I'm pretty sure is the ribbon that breaks easily) and the power cable.
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Post by mariobro » Sun Feb 09, 2003 7:21 pm

That's a good joke, but it could be construed as malicious, since someone is bound to try it, and mess up their DC...

Just like those who advise cleaning CDs with nail polish remover, or making self-boot CD-Rs by cutting grooves into the disc's surface.

To the best of my knowledge, DVD playback requires a completely different laser assembly to that of a CD-ROM drive. That's why some PS2s quit playing DVDs when they break down, but they still can play CDs.

That's why the DC had that nifty "plug-in" GD-ROM drive, to allow for future updates, like the once-planned DVD drive.
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Post by sam17 » Sun Feb 09, 2003 7:29 pm

ahora kien podra alludarme?
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