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GET!! Colonies Freezes at Boot on NTSC-U Dreamcast

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:56 am
by Nz17
Using an NTSC-U Dreamcast, I can't get the Japanese GET!! Colonies puzzle game (GD-ROM) to correctly boot. The game freezes at its very start (past the Dreamcast boot screens) with the Codebreaker demo disk (CD-R) with or without accessories (such as controller, VMU, or rumble pack). At that point, the screen is white with a thin gray vertical bar across the leftmost side of the screen. The game also freezes the Dreamcast at the 94% mark at the Utopia screen when using the Utopia Boot Disk (CD-R) with or without accessories even though Utopia correctly shows the disk's included disk art from the GD-ROM's files. The Dreamcast must then be cold-booted (power-cycled) to get it to work again. All other Japanese-region games work with this Dreamcast and either boot disk.

Please help. Any pertinent advice is appreciated. Any information about the GET!! Colonies game could be helpful as I want to see if it is "the game's fault" or if it is due to bit rot (even though the GD-ROM appears to be pristine with no noticeable damage on either side of the disk).

Re: GET!! Colonies Freezes at Boot on NTSC-U Dreamcast

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:12 pm
by Nz17
Has anyone here even played "GET!! Colonies?"

Re: GET!! Colonies Freezes at Boot on NTSC-U Dreamcast

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:29 pm
by deluxux
No its a WinCE game so making a CDI without CDDA should be easy
1. Get a GDI
2. Use GDI Explorer to extract all to a new folder
3. Use BootDreams to make a new CDI
4. You can try and make an Alcohol image with CDDA