djvectorman wrote:Amazing because when I tried to run Sonic Adventure or any other "retail game" or iso off it it wouldn't work.
You can't just use a regular .cdi file it has to be made into an sdiso, however sites like dcisozone.com have these ready for download so you don't have to do anything.
djvectorman wrote:DC SD Card Reader and DS4How to get the dciso emu like SegaGen emu to actually run on it ?
How to get beats of rage homebrews to work off it.
I have made a couple of homebrew sdiso's and it's dead easy. I followed instructions I found here http://www.dcisozone.com/tutorial/1430/ ... shell.html
. You only need daemon tools if you have a .cdi file you need to get individual files out of (like the ip.bin or a roms folder if it's an emulator). If you have these files already like most homebrew games come, it's as simple copying all these files into Make_ISO/cd folder and then running makeiso and it should output to 'image.cdi' from memory. Then just copy to your SD card and away you go!
I have never tried to create a retail game sdiso myself, but I know the process is a bit different, sorry I can't help you there. Also when trying to boot a retail sdiso some of them take ages, so if you think it's frozen or not doing anything it may still be loading
djvectorman wrote:I know it is optional about ds4, but I was wondering if the ds4 o/s erases a dc o/s if there is one. I'm not sure if it's safe to do.
You can't actually install onto a regular dreamcast, you need to install a flashable BIOS chip. The tool that changes your dreamcast region won't work either without this. Running from cd-r is the best option anyway.