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How to buy/build a Dreamcast Sandisk Adapter
Q.What is a Dreamcast SD card adapter, and what can you do with it?
A. The Sd card adapter is a device in which you can run specialy made SD ISO images of games, emulators, homebrew and apps over the Dreamshell Operating System. It works with standard Sandisk cards up to 8GB SDHC cards(TESTED), but theoreticaly supports up to 32GB SDHC cards(UNTESTED). You can even rip full GDRoms from your Dreamcast with this, much cheaper than buying a BBA.
Q. Where can I aquire these hard to find cards?
A. Currently, you can order them from China at a site that is a haven for selling DIY console hacks and mods called Tao Bao. These adapters are all made professionaly by hand, and are guarantied to be free of manufacturing defects.
Q. Ok, so how can I order them?
A. You must go through another site if you live outside China in the instructions below, but it is very easy to do so!
#1 Make sure you have a Paypal account first, as this is the method that they accept funds from.
#2 Go to this link and see the adapter: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=7818275499
#3 Register with this English speaking site that deals directly with the Chinese site and then log in. http://buyfromtaobao.com/
#4 Now open this link and paste the Sandisk Adapter link from the #2 instruction into the field and add the item to cart. http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=7818275499
#5 Be sure to tell them the color you want, as they have Orange and Purple, and unless you specify what color you want, you could get either color.
# 6 You should now enter in any other information asked, and you should be done!
Thats it! They go for 40.00元(Yuan), roughly $5, after dealing with Buy from Tao Bao, mine was only $11.14 USD total with shipping/handling, and in the end they only charged me .50 cents US.
You should get your adapter in the mail in 2 to 8 weeks, depending on what shipping rates you choose.
Everything you need to know to build your own Dreamcast SD card reader to boot games and homebrew from the Dreamshell Operation System can be found here..
This is the go-to page for the Dreamcast SD card interface mod. I translated it with Google toolbar.http://translate.googleusercontent.com/ ... Tvw#sdcard
Some things you\'ll need:
A resistor 470.
A capacitor 47 uf.
A capacitor 0.1 uf.
An LED (not mandatory).
An SD Card port.
I\'ll assume you know how to do advanced things like soldering and modding, so I\'ll leave you to your own devices. You should be able to get one built with all the info on that page, if not, you might want to swing by the SWAT forums and speak with the creator of Dreamshell, mister SWAT himself for a few pointers. http://www.dc-swat.ru/forum/forum-29.html
I hope I have provided you with everything you need to get your Dreamcast runing ISO's from an Sandisk Card. If you have any questions, please let me know and I'll try to answer them as quickly as possible.