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Re: GDEMU CLONE 5.15B and firmware update 5.20

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:05 pm
by megavolt85
When buying a clone, everyone should understand that the difference in price is just the possibility of updating

Re: GDEMU CLONE 5.15B and firmware update 5.20

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:47 pm
by dreamcast ™
It's worth noting that not all 5.15B clone boards use the real GDEMU's SAM3U2E. Some are now shipping with the SAM3U4E like the original clone boards.

Re: GDEMU CLONE 5.15B and firmware update 5.20

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:40 pm
by areyareadyherewego
Greg2600 wrote:Well in the case of Everdrive the updates usually provided improvements. GDEMU hasn't had a critical firmware update in years, there's no reason to touch the clone.


there has been new development with the newer firmware to fix Skies intro freezing, CV jewel bug, and disc swap efficiency for D2

Re: GDEMU CLONE 5.15B and firmware update 5.20

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:32 pm
by mrneo240
Just buy one on eBay, update, brick, then return

Re: GDEMU CLONE 5.15B and firmware update 5.20

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:13 pm
by Aleron Ives
Remind me to never buy anything from you on eBay.

Re: GDEMU CLONE 5.15B and firmware update 5.20

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:43 pm
by mistamontiel
l0l

Re: GDEMU CLONE 5.15B and firmware update 5.20

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:33 am
by fafadou
Never thought about that hahahaha

Re: GDEMU CLONE 5.15B and firmware update 5.20

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:52 am
by zgoro
Nobody dared to do it? :D

Re: GDEMU CLONE 5.15B and firmware update 5.20

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:38 am
by Alex_DC
dreamcast ™ wrote:It's worth noting that not all 5.15B clone boards use the real GDEMU's SAM3U2E. Some are now shipping with the SAM3U4E like the original clone boards.


Can confirm this - picked up a couple recently to use in systems with dead lasers, both had the 34 chip despite being pictured with the 32. Both from different sellers. False advertising, well of course! Crystals on the back of the board correct at least.

Also the cut-down connectors they are using on these ‘5.15b’ boards are a bit hit and miss, one needed some careful positioning to work properly. Not sure why they make them this way when the correct connector is available and hardly expensive.

I know it’s a touchy subject for some, but really I’d stick with toughing it out and buying an original if you use the Dreamcast a decent amount. But maybe that’s just me.

Re: GDEMU CLONE 5.15B and firmware update 5.20

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:06 pm
by BmNT
so no one tried. lol.... and why not updating it using the pins on the board? is impossible?