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Dreamcast SD card loader.....
« on: February 10, 2011, 12:10:12 PM »
Spotted something on ebay along these lines...
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200574782528&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:GB:1123#ht_500wt_1156

Asked how it works and got the followng repliy
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Hi there,

You will need to download and burn DreamShell and run it in your DC in order to boot files from the SD card, as in this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jwrncuY-Tc

If you want to run DC ISOs, it is possible, but some games run at low framerates due to the transfer speed of the serial port being fairly low. Again, there are videos o this on Youtube.

The site that created the necessary software is (a) in Russian and (b) down at the moment, although there are many other places online where it can be downloaded from. Although £15 isn't much, I would still suggest doing a little bit of online research before buying an adapter.
I am after something along these lines to save on Disc burning and have a load of games at my disposal (I say "my" Im thinking more for the Computer Club)
The frame rate drop he mentions is a bit of a worry and there is mentioned a internal one anyone know of anyone that can make a inside one and how much?
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Re: Dreamcast SD card loader.....
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 12:59:37 PM »
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The adapters will all be D.O.A. guaranteed.

worrying  :P

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Re: Dreamcast SD card loader.....
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 01:41:35 PM »
Kinda why I didnt buy it.
Id burn a load of ISO, but I hear that some of them are to big for CDs and then it gets messy
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Re: Dreamcast SD card loader.....
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 03:53:28 PM »
i modded my own DC and kept it all internal.
its an interesting mod but IMHO its very limited and near useless for commercial games
having said that its excellent for homebrew, emulators etc.
one of the easiest mods to do, if i recall its 8 wires or something.
i have got some pictures on my site somewhere if your interested at all

oh and Dreamshell is VEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRYYY buggy at the moment loaded up via any medium
i have dual bios in mine with dreamshell booting from one and its still as flakey.
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Re: Dreamcast SD card loader.....
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2011, 04:41:08 PM »
So its a bit pants then to use a SD card thingy.
Better buy a load of CDs then
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Re: Dreamcast SD card loader.....
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2011, 07:15:37 PM »
So its a bit pants then to use a SD card thingy.
Better buy a load of CDs then

i would say, for now, its not worth investing time in but hopefully it will get better