• I was given a Dreamcast by my mate Jonny Li (guessing it would have been around 1998), with a few games. I’ve since acquired another and been downloading games and burning them to CDs. Never really bothered with it until last couple of years, can’t understand why I didn’t do anything with this until 2020! Finding it loads more fun than current gen systems.
(Only works if my PC is powered on! Or join me on Gigatribe).
Dreamcast Games I have on disc:
==Dreamcast Apps & homebrew==
SD Card Reader with Boot CD Adapter Converter for Sega Dreamcast Sega DC Reader (#112656698310) Seller: bestdeal_uk £5.69 (In loft somewhere?)
RGB Scart TV Lead Console DC Cable Cord With AV Box Adapter For Sega Dreamcast (#222561963790) Seller: buyhere-2011 £3.93
Sega Dreamcast Official Controller Gamepad (#222854480615). Seller: stevemagnet £3.50
2 x Sega Dreamcast (6501568) Gamepads (#323106917379) Seller: wardoggstreetwear (1222) £5.00
Dreamcast Astro Pad Controller Boxed (#263525384789) Seller: pottyponder £5.99
• I need to look at getting a GDEMU when I get time, not sure what it is or how it works yet, but from what I can gather you take the CD drive out of the Dreamcast and replace it with an SD card reader device.
If you know anywhere else I can download some more please let me know.
to burn to disc you need to install http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/7_zip.html and http://www.imgburn.com to be able to write .cdi images to disc. Download IMG burn drivers: http://theisozone.com/downloads/pc/other/update-v13-imgburn-2570-w-dreamcast-drivers/ When you extract the file, you'll see a setup file for ImgBurn and another compressed file called "cdi files for imgburn". You can ignore the setup file since you installed the newest version of ImgBurn already. Extract the "cdi files for imgburn". This will create a new folder with three files: pfctoc.dll, pfctoc.h, and pfctoc.lib. Copy the three files to C:\Program Files\ImgBurn or C:\Program Files (x86)\ImgBurn
if it loads like an "audio CD" you will need to run Utopia Boot Disc.
I have two dreamcasts, some burnt games work on one machine and not the other and vice versa (It depends on the laser in the CD drive).
As above I burnt some to disc years ago, tried again the other day (November 2020) but it didn’t work. Not sure I have the gear to do it these days and not had time to figure it out.