Dreamcast

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Re: Dreamcast

Post by MockyLock » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:27 pm

What is this atari console next to the Dreamcast ?
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by marcus9199 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:39 pm

it's basically just a plug and play retro remake with built in atari games.
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by emu_kidid » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:32 pm

marcus9199, it looks like it detected your HDD correctly, and the number of sectors/bytes I think, what size HDD were you trying?

If it's actually done it, it means that it was able to get a command packet across the data lines and one back, maybe something else was wrong, such as the format of the HDD or data lines too long?

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Re: Dreamcast

Post by marcus9199 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:41 am

I was I little bit worried about the cable length. So I figured I would try the ide route just to start from ground zero. I have the cable hooked up now. Just need power and I'll be ready to try again.
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by marcus9199 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:53 am

Time to cross my fingers. :| :|
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by marcus9199 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:09 am

Well I got another snag. I used an 80 pin ide so I just used the odd number cables since even are ground. Bad thing is I may have that backwards because the Dreamcast did nothing. But I'm not giving up I'll try again tomorrow. At least by the time I make this work maybe I can tell everybody what not to do.
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by marcus9199 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:19 am

Okay I've got back to the point of it trying to read through the sata adapter, but the ide HDD I have is apparently dead so I'm going to hit some thrift stores tomorrow in search of an ide drive. At least now I think my pin out is correct.
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by marcus9199 » Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:24 am

Okay so I think I may have figured out some of my problems. Reading through some of the Russian translated comments it seems as though you need a modified bios for this to work. Luckily I have a flashable bios chip coming in the mail. So once it's installed I will try again.
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by sirxup » Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:23 am

hey, do you have an update on this? I'd like to see your progress awesome project, and nice assortment of consoles. Makes me wanna post a few pics of my setup haha.
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by keropi » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:02 pm

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Re: Dreamcast

Post by Benni » Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:52 pm

Nice...

BUT:
Where to plug in HDD?
only USB HDD?

Can the DC Drive also be used?
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by keropi » Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:21 pm

no dc drive, this replaces it
you can use whatever usb device you want externaly: usb stick, usb hdd... I have a 2.5" 500GB drive to use with it
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by MockyLock » Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:01 am

- in the USB plug
- yes
- no


@keropi
Are you the one from Krikzz's forum who bought this board from mnemo ?
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by Benni » Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:14 am

HM,...
Nice - but with original Drive it would be better...

Keeping the DC REAL!
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by keropi » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:27 pm

MockyLock wrote:[...]
@keropi
Are you the one from Krikzz's forum who bought this board from mnemo ?
same keropi all around: amibay/krikzz/assember/vogons/eab/you name it :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by MockyLock » Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:19 pm

Hell, i can't even get a single reply from mnemo :/
Would like to order one of his wonder-item but no way... Argh !
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by keropi » Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:53 pm

did you try via ICQ? his UIN is: 316404874
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by MockyLock » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:43 am

I tried both ICQ and mail.
I only got automatic answer from ICQ (still in beta test, or something like that).
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by keropi » Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:15 am

that's what I was getting until one day he asked me where I am located and gave me payment info... from what I gather from other people he sells devices as he builds them and he spends most of his time building...
I left webicq running on my "server" pc running 24/7 thus ensuring I am available whenever he tried to contact me, it worked out for me ;)
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by Benni » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:42 am

So, there are a lots of Projects like this...

DEUNAN has already released his GD-EMU:
http://dknute.livejournal.com/
and:
http://gdemu.wordpress.com/details/

also on german site - die hdd installed:
http://circuit-board.de/forum/index.php ... e%C3%9Fen/

and here something for MEGA:
http://www.dc-swat.ru/blog/hardware/874.html

this is a Plug´n´Play Adapter - like it is mentioned on the Germans site!
Comon Mega - this seems to be your next Project - Christmas is coming soon! ;-)
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by marcus9199 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:26 pm

Sorry for no updates on this. I just got frustrated and gave up after starting from scratch 5 times and not getting any signs of life. Not saying it doesn't work just saying its apparently something lost in translation from the Russian websites I was trying to work from. hopefully someone with more skill than me will do a tutorial in English for us. As for now I was lucky enough to get one of the GDEMUs and it works great. Others complain about lack of menu software but it hasn't bothered my load times are much better and has worked with every game I have tried.
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by Benni » Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:20 pm

try the german site i postet above you.
Just soldering an IDE cable to the DC-Board.
and on dc-swat you can find an englisch description of that!

But you Need a solution to boot Dreamschell...
Maybe from the Serial USB Mod or from GD-Rom or patching BIOS to boot Dreamschell from HDD - but therefore someone with programming skills is needed! ;-)
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by atari2atari » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:43 pm

keropi wrote:that's what I was getting until one day he asked me where I am located and gave me payment info... from what I gather from other people he sells devices as he builds them and he spends most of his time building...
I left webicq running on my "server" pc running 24/7 thus ensuring I am available whenever he tried to contact me, it worked out for me ;)
Same here - - I managed to get in touch with him and order one as well. He only take Western Union, though, so that was its own step to accomplish.

It's ordered and on its way though. Very exciting. Looks like it will be a great device.
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by marcus9199 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:15 am

Yeah I do have the visio bios installed for the ide and I was able to boot dreams hell but never saw the HDD. I am using a flashable bios chip from assemblers.
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Re: Dreamcast

Post by Benni » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:59 am

HM,..

HDD with NO Label and FAT!?

Visio Bios?
Where can i get it?
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