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Oh man that was such a beauty. When I sold it I ended up spray painting a regular DC to look just like it. I wish I had photos of my previous collection as a snotty 16/17 year old including the double samba de amigo set up. 

 

 

 

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Going back to DeReam, I notice it doesn't support Win CE based games, so that means it currently won't play SEGA Rally 2 and Resi 2, maybe some others I don't have. Its no biggy 

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On 29/08/2019 at 20:40, Treble said:

 

 

My favourite Dreamcast is the R7, I think. 

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I've got the Sega Sports version...which seems to be identical to this but with different stickers? Have put GDEMU and UK PSU in mine.

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2 hours ago, Pavey said:

I think it is. Pretty sure the SS one is/was US only originally.

I think you are right actually as the only place I could fine a matching controller was via a seller in the US

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Which Dreamcast games have the best VMU displays? Not talking about mobile mini-games like Sonic Adventure's Chao; just the logos and animations that appear through the hole in the pad.

 

Virtua Tennis' mini radar representation of the court, with pixels for the players and ball, was a useless in practice, but felt like a sign of great attention to detail.

 

The chibi fighters in Soul Calibur were nice too.

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Virtua Tennis’ VMU display wasn’t useless!  It was a great way to take the piss by beating your mate by only using the VMU (preferably plugged into the light gun) while they were using the telly.

 

I think Virtua Tennis 2 took it to another level by having a rotating wireframe representation, but I could be wrong.

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in Shenmue, when an NPC teaches you a move they talk to Ryo like a real person, so will say things like "as you move forward throw a punch, followed by a kick" and the VMU screen would actually show the command i.e > X + A if you couldn't figure it out. I saw some people getting stuck on the remasters as obviously there's no VMU screen to help.

 

 

 

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Wow that red one. Didn't even know it existed

 

But after seeing how much people are trying to sell them on for, I think that one can stay in dreamland for a bit

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Anyway the real reason I came in here- what is a decent price for gdemu & hdmi modded dreamcasts these days? 

 

Some horrendous prices being touted about on ebay etc but surely there are cheaper options

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28 minutes ago, Wonderm said:

Anyway the real reason I came in here- what is a decent price for gdemu & hdmi modded dreamcasts these days? 

 

Some horrendous prices being touted about on ebay etc but surely there are cheaper options

 

if you wanted to DIY then the mods themselves are only £150, and a DC shouldn't be more than £50.

 

so if you can get a premodded one for around £200 then you're laughing.

 

narrator: but there are no premodded dreamcasts for £200

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Yeah that is a vast difference to the resellers, I thought it would be. 

 

Think I might get this sorted then, emulation is good and that but it's not the same thing is it.

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On 25/09/2019 at 08:42, Down by Law said:

in Shenmue, when an NPC teaches you a move they talk to Ryo like a real person, so will say things like "as you move forward throw a punch, followed by a kick" and the VMU screen would actually show the command i.e > X + A if you couldn't figure it out. I saw some people getting stuck on the remasters as obviously there's no VMU screen to help.

 

 

 

Well - that explains that then!

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On 26/09/2019 at 10:59, Pavey said:

@Jei sells them for £110, modded with a  GD Emu clone. I bought one and then bought a VGA to HDMI convertor for £15 - works a treat.

 

This was the right answer. 

 

What was the bootleg disc called with all the VMU saves on it? 

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I feel like I say this a lot but why has Cosmic Smash never been ported to anything else. Was playing it for a few hours last night and it's almost perfect. 

 

Bit unforgiving in that you will get bumped back to the start if you don't pass a stage but it's the only fault.

 

I definitely used to be a lot better at it though, was struggling with trick shot finishes. Have to get better again! 

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If there ever was a console that needed a reboot/mini/rerelease as a digital only portable its the DC. A lot of the catalogue holds up really well, the graphics still look great and emulation shows it can be handled easily.

 

The sheer amount of faff you need to get the original hardware upto spec with GD emulators, PSU replacements, HDMI mods, changing the fan etc.. is a bit of a pish take but its still an awesome platform.

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