Anthony817 wrote:Of course they are good. You can get them for $40 or so. I have had mine for a year and can't complain. You can't update the firmware on them just yet, not unless the clone makers release their own firmwares. The reason is clones have slightly different chips and firmwares in order to make them work they hacked the firmware slightly. Thus if you update the firmware you will brick it. No worries though since they are already using later firmware updates and the only issue, Bleemcast protection with the retails is being patched out by Japanese Cake, so no protections will be on them allowing it to load from all ODE emu projects. As of now you can only load the Bleem beta stuff, but hey, everything else works great and at $40 you can;t go wrong!
I got mine for $48 shipped from Ali 3 months ago, and days later dropped from upper $40's to lower $40's.. oh well, could always wait
Mine works well too, so far, even after long play sessions and without any airflow adjustments. I just hope it withstands the test of time ... Where'd you get yours from? Problaby one of the first clone batches since I recall you being on It as soon as they came out relatively speaking
what do you make of these stylistic new clones too ? They seem to have already hit eBay and Ali
...I really do wish I went authentic tho, I don't think the dev is as much of a jerk as most people + I'm convinced these are solid , since so many people are happy with their clones that is based on his work / a rip of it, and my Phoebe is amazing.
Does he have problems? Sure. Enough to wanna be spiteful? Nah
I was just impatient + cheap at the time. And, truthfully, feel less protective of dreamcast hardware than Saturn since dreamcast is easier and cheaper to find than Saturn. If a clone fried my DC I'd definitely be bummed, but not devastated like a good shape Saturn that are increasingly tougher to find.. moot anyways though since there are no Phoebe clones and I haven't really heard reports of clones frying dreamcasts, just some not working out of the box and some not working over time out of the blue but that may be a minority
After much deliberation, I ordered a white 3d printed tray for my GDEMU clone with my black Sega sports dreamcast, went with white interior and cant wait for it to arrive
have the same white interior set up for my black model2 Saturn with Phoebe.. and imo it looks CLEAN. originally wanted the all black look, but after seeing how the Saturn one turned out I want the same for this
Plus the 3d tray comes with pegs, my clone from Ali never came with any which sorta bugged me