GUIDE: Use a PC-CDROM lens in your Dreamcast

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Hunk_4TH
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Re: GUIDE: Use a PC-CDROM lens in your Dreamcast

Post#21 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:32 pm

Kingbuzzo wrote:can we get those pics reuploaded?

Agreed :D
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Re: GUIDE: Use a PC-CDROM lens in your Dreamcast

Post#22 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:44 am

This is a great guide. However the pics are all gone. Anyway to see the pics? Thanks a lot!

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Re: GUIDE: Use a PC-CDROM lens in your Dreamcast

Post#23 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:13 pm

Just buy a Dreamcast lens on eBay. Much easier, and a perfect fit...

Search for SPU-3200...
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Re: GUIDE: Use a PC-CDROM lens in your Dreamcast

Post#24 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:32 pm

Does anyone know if there's a way to mod the Dreamcast LED to read DVD Video? ;)

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Post#25 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:04 pm

MrSega wrote:Does anyone know if there's a way to mod the Dreamcast LED to read DVD Video? ;)

You can change the colour of the LED. Green instead of orange for instance. I have one like that.

You won't be able to read DVDs with it though... :P

But honestly, why would you want to read DVDs with your Dreamcast?... :?
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Re: GUIDE: Use a PC-CDROM lens in your Dreamcast

Post#26 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:33 pm

elmagicochrisg wrote:
MrSega wrote:Does anyone know if there's a way to mod the Dreamcast LED to read DVD Video? ;)

You can change the colour of the LED. Green instead of orange for instance. I have one like that.

You won't be able to read DVDs with it though... :P

But honestly, why would you want to read DVDs with your Dreamcast?... :?


Because if its possible to execute, it would be pretty neat to play Standard DVDs on Dreamcast. That was the one Achilles' heel that got people hyped over PS2.

MrSega

Re: GUIDE: Use a PC-CDROM lens in your Dreamcast

Post#27 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:33 pm

elmagicochrisg wrote:
MrSega wrote:Does anyone know if there's a way to mod the Dreamcast LED to read DVD Video? ;)

You can change the colour of the LED. Green instead of orange for instance. I have one like that.

You won't be able to read DVDs with it though... :P

But honestly, why would you want to read DVDs with your Dreamcast?... :?


Because if its possible to execute, it would be pretty neat to play Standard DVDs on Dreamcast. That was the one Achilles' heel that got people hyped over PS2.

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Re: GUIDE: Use a PC-CDROM lens in your Dreamcast

Post#28 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:47 pm

MrSega wrote:Because if its possible to execute, it would be pretty neat to play Standard DVDs on Dreamcast. That was the one Achilles' heel that got people hyped over PS2.

Was, past tense...

You can play VCDs with it though. I remember watching Jurassic Park 3 on my Dreamcast weeks before it was in the cinema... :mrgreen:

But you're missing the point of my previous post. I'm sure you meant lens, not LED...
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Re: GUIDE: Use a PC-CDROM lens in your Dreamcast

Post#29 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:56 pm

elmagicochrisg wrote:
MrSega wrote:Because if its possible to execute, it would be pretty neat to play Standard DVDs on Dreamcast. That was the one Achilles' heel that got people hyped over PS2.

Was, past tense...

You can play VCDs with it though. I remember watching Jurassic Park 3 on my Dreamcast weeks before it was in the cinema... :mrgreen:

But you're missing the point of my previous post. I'm sure you meant lens, not LED...


Yeah, your right. I meant lens.

Also, wouldn't modifiying Dreamcast using a PC-CDROM lens allow Dreamcast to read Windows 98/2000/XP games?

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Post#30 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:16 pm

MrSega wrote:Also, wouldn't modifiying Dreamcast using a PC-CDROM lens allow Dreamcast to read Windows 98/2000/XP games?


No. The Dreamcast can already read CD-R's as is. Assuming the Dreamcast chipset is fine with reading PC games due to Windows CE compatibility, it's probably due to BIOS coding of some sort. You know, that strange ring on the disc, near the hole in the centre.

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