Help for a new Dreamcast user

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Help for a new Dreamcast user

Post#1 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:32 am

Hi All, I have only recently discovered the joy of the Dreamcast after purchasing one online. Its the first sega I have owned since the Master system.
Please can someone give me a step by step guide to downloading Mame and roms to play on the DC.
I have a PAL Dreamcast as I am in New Zealand and use mac 0sx 10.5 as my comp.

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Re: Help for a new Dreamcast user

Post#2 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:56 am

Alright, well, first things first, I guess getting online.
You would have to either buy a BBA{broadband adapter} off
of ebay, which are very exspensive, and then get a network cable
to plug into it. Or, get a phone cord to plug into your Line
adapter of your DC. Also, you could set up a PC-DC connection.
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Re: Help for a new Dreamcast user

Post#3 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:28 am

the dc isn't made to play home burned games on a constant basis, it kills your lens in the long run.
why don't you just play mame on your pc, like everyone else (myself included)
We are SEGA generation.

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Re: Help for a new Dreamcast user

Post#4 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:01 pm

Oh my. Mac user? I am too, but it is just about impossible to burn DC games on a Mac. I learned that the hard way. If you want some DC games, you need some CD-R's, and a decent PC with a free trial version of Discjuggler. It is (in my opinion) the easiest DC burner available.
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Re: Help for a new Dreamcast user

Post#5 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:07 pm

discjuggler?? why?? I always burned my dc stuff with nero, up till now
We are SEGA generation.

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Re: Help for a new Dreamcast user

Post#6 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:13 pm

mazonemayu wrote:discjuggler?? why?? I always burned my dc
stuff with nero, up till now


Up till now? Hmmm, nero not working? 8/
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Re: Help for a new Dreamcast user

Post#7 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:50 pm

Cool. Thanks for that guys. Is there anything that will allow me to play NTSC games on PAL like my gamecube freeloader?

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Re: Help for a new Dreamcast user

Post#8 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:58 pm

Radkin wrote:
mazonemayu wrote:discjuggler?? why?? I always burned my dc
stuff with nero, up till now


Up till now? Hmmm, nero not working? 8/


obviously I meant that I always use nero, to burn anything, & it always works for me :lol: :lol:

mike_sheree wrote:Cool. Thanks for that guys. Is there anything that will allow me to play NTSC games on PAL like my gamecube freeloader?


utopia bootdisk, just google for it, you'll find a free download here or there
or you can pick up something called the DC-X off ebay, for a few bucks, it allows you to play import and (this be the important part ;) ) it can trick the dreamcast into playing certain non-vga games on a monitor.

providing you play on a monitor of course & if you don't, I highly recommend it, look for a vga box/cable & hook the dc up to a monitor, you'll never play on a tv again

vga is the way to play
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Re: Help for a new Dreamcast user

Post#9 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:02 pm

mike_sheree wrote:Cool. Thanks for that guys. Is there
anything that will allow me to play NTSC games on PAL like
my gamecube freeloader?


Well, if you buy PSO PAL or Q3, you can play online using
a BBA or dial-up connection with your DC for NTSC.
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Re: Help for a new Dreamcast user

Post#10 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:30 pm

vga is the way to play

I agree vga is the best way to play on the Dreamcast.
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