DVD IDE on Dreamcast, is it possible?

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Re: DVD IDE on Dreamcast, is it possible?

Post#11 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:55 pm

Do burned games work with it?

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Re: DVD IDE on Dreamcast, is it possible?

Post#12 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:33 am

BlueCrab wrote:It "works" but there's nothing really to show...

I mean, you can't run DC games off of it (Blu-ray drives, like any other PC drive can't read GD-ROM discs properly), it obviously can't play Blu-ray movies, and there's absolutely no homebrew code that can do anything with it other than my little test program. Heck, my little test program doesn't do anything all that interesting with the drive either (all it does is reads the identification from the drive, and attempts to read a few sectors back to make sure it was working).

It'd be possible to replace the GD-ROM syscalls in RAM with versions that'd read from that drive instead (like how DreamShell handles IDE hard drives), but there's really little point to it, as reading from a hard drive is a much better solution than burning things to disc and sticking them in there. ;-)

If you all really want a video of me running my test program, I suppose I could do something like that at some point, but as I said, it's really not all that exciting. ;-)


That´s so cool! Of course we want a video, everything related to Dreamcast excite us LoL!!!

I was talking with a dreamshell programmer about the same topic and looks that he is already working and testing the DVD functionality.

https://assemblergames.com/threads/dvd- ... ost-957404
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