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TuxTheWise
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Dreamcast Mic Region

Post#1 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:17 pm

I want to buy a Dreamcast Mic to try Sea (a lot of spaces, long pause before continuing) Man.

Are they region free? Any special recomendation before I get one, or can I just grab one in eBay?
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Re: Dreamcast Mic Region

Post#2 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:38 pm

You mean the ones with the green fluffy tip? They're regionfree...

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Re: Dreamcast Mic Region

Post#3 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:04 am

This has been discussed a couple of times before, but for future references;

All dreamcast peripherals are region-free (lightgun, vs-cable, maracas, twin stick, dc karaoke, microphone, midi cable etc etc etc).

"But how about the official SEGA light gun, it doesn't work with my copy of House of the Dead 2 (US)"
This is purely a software lock-out with US copies of House of the Dead 2 and Confidential Mission.

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Re: Dreamcast Mic Region

Post#4 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:38 pm

I asked mostly because it involves voice recognition, and I don't know if there was any difference in these accessories for English and Japanese.

Anyway, I did not know about these locks for the US versions of the shooters. This is a nice info to have.
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Re: Dreamcast Mic Region

Post#5 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:42 pm

The voice recognition software is built-in the software, not in the microphone. So using a Japanese mic with a US copy of Seaman or PAL Planet Ring won't give any problems. Hell you can even use that awesome official headset microphone of the Dreameye with all mic supported games :)

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Re: Dreamcast Mic Region

Post#6 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:51 pm

Wombat wrote:The voice recognition software is built-in the software, not in the microphone. So using a Japanese mic with a US copy of Seaman or PAL Planet Ring won't give any problems. Hell you can even use that awesome official headset microphone of the Dreameye with all mic supported games :)

I guess the karaoke mic is out of the question?... :P

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Re: Dreamcast Mic Region

Post#7 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:34 am

krssn wrote:
Wombat wrote:The voice recognition software is built-in the software, not in the microphone. So using a Japanese mic with a US copy of Seaman or PAL Planet Ring won't give any problems. Hell you can even use that awesome official headset microphone of the Dreameye with all mic supported games :)

I guess the karaoke mic is out of the question?... :P


this would be epic... :lol:

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Re: Dreamcast Mic Region

Post#8 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:51 am

haha well one could perfectly butcher the DC kara microphone connector and make it compatible with the controller microphone adapter ;) This would make 'playing' Seaman like hosting a gameshow haha

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