also another important question. I have over 200 dreamcast games. Mostly pal and many savefiles of course. I'm I set if I find pal gdi formats to be compatible with my vmu save files? How about shenmue 1 undub. Will it work on shenmue 2 pal save file?
and does using gdmenu make the games load faster, or appear faster in the menu when starting the dreamcast?
I don't own a GDEMU, so my knowledge is limited. However from watching Youtubers with them it does appear that GDEMU loads faster than a disc (not by any massive leaps, but noticeable enough - especially with Shenmue).
As for your other questions I'm afraid I don't know. I know that almost every game's saves are region locked, so you can't use a PAL Sonic Adventure save with a Japanese game (although the DLC is region free, oddly enough. There are some exceptions, but you're better off with games from the same region as the saves.
you can use whatever region games you want, SD card maker lets you choose region or remove it i think, i play pal and jap games no problem on a north america console.
the load times on games are greatly reduced. games like soldier of fortune which have notoriously long load times load so much faster.
if there are any more questions just ask. i would also recommend getting dream explorer from here https://bswirl.kitsunet.org/vmutool/rel ... en&menu=on and putting that on the sd card also, great tool that lets you unlock another like 40 blocks per vmu. lots of saves for pretty much every game things like that
Roareye wrote:I don't own a GDEMU, so my knowledge is limited. However from watching Youtubers with them it does appear that GDEMU loads faster than a disc (not by any massive leaps, but noticeable enough - especially with Shenmue).
Actually, Soldier of Fortune, the game notorious for the longest load times, clocks in at about 2.5 minutes on average for the longest levels with original GDROM disc. With GDEMU you load them up in an average of 10 seconds or under. I would say that is a massive leap. Half-Life, a game also having notoriously longer load times than the average game, does load up levels much faster as well. An average of 15 or so seconds for normal disc loading down to well under 10. Not as massive of a difference, but still it helps.
Check out a side by side of the game SOF loading up.
ok it seems to work. Now I need full gdi's. I seem to only find like 800 mb versions that don't pop in gdemu up and miss a lot of information. I know I can rip my original games, but I wonder if I rim my pal skies of arcadia I can play it in vga? Can anyone help me with a place where to find full roms, perhaps in pm?