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Re: Dreamcast USB Coders Cables Pre-Ordering now Open

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:14 pm
by turtlemanrobot5
not worth it sorry

Re: Dreamcast USB Coders Cables Pre-Ordering now Open

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:35 pm
by Ian Micheal
I think it's fine problem is with this the link cable is better value because you could make 2 coders cables out of this for about the same money.. the costly bit is the connector..

i do need one i think it's great understand the hand built side of things but target for this is coders homebrew like my self who put time money and releases for free for every one..

link cable more gamers collectors wanting to try retail games .. very niche most coders would be using BBA now.. you still have to burn your assets to a cdr never send them over this it's very slow..

Re: Dreamcast USB Coders Cables Pre-Ordering now Open

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:45 pm
by mellott124
Not exactly. Part cost of the DC USB cable is much higher than the serial cable. FTDI cables are not cheap and I won’t use the cheaper Chinese knockoffs. These are also not really meant for people that can build their own anyway. If you can do that, and are willing to spend the time, then the info is online to obviously do that. You also have to hack an HDMI connector. I’ve designed a custom fit connector.

I don’t want to preach to the choir here. I have them for those that may want one. If not, that’s ok too.

Re: Dreamcast USB Coders Cables Pre-Ordering now Open

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:50 pm
by Ian Micheal
mellott124 wrote:Not exactly. Part cost of the DC USB cable is much higher than the serial cable. FTDI cables are not cheap and I won’t use the cheaper Chinese knockoffs. These are also not really meant for people that can build their own anyway. If you can do that, and are willing to spend the time, then the info is online to obviously do that. You also have to hack an HDMI connector. I’ve designed a custom fit connector.

I don’t want to preach to the choir here. I have them for those that may want one. If not, that’s ok too.


Yeah for sure much better then the old crap i had :) look very nice been doing dreamcast dev since 2002 :)

Said you wanted a story well 2002 still doing homebrew for dreamcast ported the first neogeo cd emulator to dreamcast using 100's of burned cdrs quake mame it's a pretty big list of things..

Re: Dreamcast USB Coders Cables Pre-Ordering now Open

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:04 am
by Nico0020
$85 bucks may be steep, but people need to understand these are handmade and in very low demand.
It's not like a factory is churning these things out for a nickle. BBA is still the best thing for dreamcast dev, but this is a good alternative. And as stated before, the plans to make your own are out there if you feel this is too expensive. I don't code, but glad to see a modern and high quality option is out there.

Re: Dreamcast USB Coders Cables Pre-Ordering now Open

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:15 pm
by Xiden
As you guys can probably tell from all my posts, I'm a huge fan of Kevins work. The cables he makes equate to factory quality. I know for sure I could never build anything like this myself. Anyone who has invested in his cables would agree the quality is top notch. As Nico stated very well, these cables are in very low demand, so the cost to make these isn't cheap. However if you decide this product is right for you, you will not be disappointed if you decide to invest :)!

Re: Dreamcast USB Coders Cables Pre-Ordering now Open

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:08 pm
by mellott124
I just shipped Ian a cable. Have fun sir!

Re: Dreamcast USB Coders Cables Pre-Ordering now Open

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:11 pm
by Xiden
mellott124 wrote:I just shipped Ian a cable. Have fun sir!


Thanks for hooking ian up kevin! very awesome!

Re: Dreamcast USB Coders Cables Pre-Ordering now Open

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:35 am
by Nico0020
mellott124 wrote:I just shipped Ian a cable. Have fun sir!
You're quite awesome! Thanks for helping out the community. Let us know how it works Ian!

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Re: Dreamcast USB Coders Cables Pre-Ordering now Open

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:48 am
by Ian Micheal
mellott124 wrote:I just shipped Ian a cable. Have fun sir!



Thank you kevin :)