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Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by Captain L, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Amethyst

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    Market stalls where I live (there are two retro game stalls) research the prices of games on Ebay and other various sites and whack a whopping 10% ontop. I saw Ristar in there for £35 and it didn't look that great condition.
    Just realised in that case it's way over 10% inflation.
    I suppose whoever holds the majority of the item determines the price eh. Like my Nomad has shot up like £100 in value. They're going for crazy prices.
     
  2. Captain L

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    Yeah, that's a brilliant idea. Sarcasm. First off, my parents wouldn't let me keep it unless they approved it somewhere like this. Second, I can't go anywhere to get it without them driving me, so it's a moot point anyway.

    Sorry I cut off some of the post. My iPod has no undo function, and I wasn't going to redo all of this. Anyway, thanks for the info, I'll check it out. Google didn't have a name, so do you have one? It could be a good trip for me and my friends. Goodwill and here. Although they don't have much interest in the retro gaming scene, one of them would love to have a golden Zelda cart. Not a bad birthday gift idea...
     
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  4. I'm familar with the Mr. Driler and Skies examples as well as Puyo Puyo 4, I believe... but I don't recall Ikaruga's music ever being removed. the 17mb (!) ISO download has all the music intact, seemingly nothing ripped or removed at all.

    And yeah, the Capcom games tended to be so small people literally made fan-discs that crammed multiple different fighters into one. Same goes for many of the shmups.

    If you're gonna go the route of playing pirated Dreamcast games, I'd suggest some homebrew as well - NesterDC (I prefer the original 6.0 because I want my damn Famicom Disc System support, but you'll be fine with SE if you just want to play US NES games), GenesisPlusDC, Neo4all (ESPECIALLY Neo4all/CD, man - nothing's more kickass than having even MORE NeoGeo game options. Try to find some pre-packed Selfboots if you can.), a few of the old Beats of Rage-engine games (before the Dreamcast scene was basically killed under a flood of mediocre-to-shitty BoR makes)... and there' probably more as well but most the indie devvers tend to go for Goat Store selling over distributing via homebrew scene.

    Also, seek out some of the leaked prototypes! Half-Life 2 Gold and Propeller Arena are two examples of games that were practically on the verge of release before getting the can.
     
  5. Captain L

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    For all the people who talk about pirating Dreamcast games, how exactly do you do it? Doesn't it involve using the serial port or broadband adaptor? What accessories do you need? I would ask where you could get the ISOs, but I think that's illegal. If you want to tell me, fine.
     
  6. NiktheGreek

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    If you're at all concerned about legality, don't bother. Though the law is not enforced and publishers would be far more concerned if you pirated the versions that are still on shop shelves, all of those games are still under copyright.

    Having said that, there's no need for extra equipment to play pirated games, just to rip the originals. I don't care to say more than that but I'm sure someone else will hold your hand through the process, if you're that way inclined. You'd have to be pretty cheap to pirate the vast majority of Dreamcast games, though - you can usually find them for less than the cost of a decent games magazine.
     
  7. I had serious problems with my pirated copies of Sonic Adventure 1 and 2. In Adventure 1, for some reason I couldn't follow the ring trail out of the sewer (it was like the ability just didn't work), so I was just stuck there. And in Adventure 2 I believe they cut the Japanese voices out. For those 2 reasons, these are the only original games I own, the other 30 or so I downloaded. Even though they are all playable, yes, there are heavily compressed videos and occasional missing things.
     
  8. Captain L

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    Are there any good emulators for the Dreamcast? I would love to have discs of, like, "NES classics", mostly for games that don't work with online emulation, like Castlevania 3. Although games that I want to play with more than one person would be cool, like Streets of Rage 2. Online emulation is very uncomfortable with more than 1 person. I would assume the process would be the same for loading ISOs. Anyone know how to do that?

    EDIT: Actually, I left off one key detail in burning Dreamcast discs. I have a Mac. An iMac G5, to be exact. So, does anyone know how to do it on a Mac? The programs would end up being different.
     
  9. As I've mentioned before, for the NES you'll probably want a version of NesterDC.

    The absolute easiest solution would probably be for you to download a pre-setup emulator/ROM pack, but you'd have very little in terms of customization - which is fine if you just want to play Castlevania 3, but if you want to make custom menu themes, play Famicom Disk System disk images, or load brand-new ROM dumps, you'll probably want to find a NesterDC selfboot guide, or learn how to use SBI Inducer or Bootdreams or various other Selfboot tools.

    As for other suggested emulators, to elaborate on the ones I mentioned before - for Genesis you'll probably want GenesisPlusDC, although there's some games that only boot on "SegaGen", which is a hack of Sega Smash Pack's Genesis emulator. (in particular I've had issues with Sonic 1 on GenesisPlusDC which is kind of odd). It's not up there with the near-flawless emulation but it works great for a large amount of the game library.

    SMSPlus for Master System/Game Gear ROMs.

    I never liked any of the SNES Emulators - besides for RPGs, they tended to not play to quite my liking.

    There's various MAME options for Dreamcast - MAME4ALL is one I tried out recently. Unfortunately since we're dealing with MAME it can be rather confusing for me.

    There's also a few GB emulators for Dreamcast, but I don't recall which one was best ATM.
     
  10. Captain L

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    Might as well clarify this for people: I will not be downloading and burning official Dreamcast games. I will be doing it with unofficial releases, like the Castlevania Classics Collection. So I really don't need emulators anymore. Actually, I really want a really good indie game for the Dreamcast. Anyone know any?
     
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    Some .isos are even hosted here. See the Sonic Adventure RDX topic in Engineering and Reverse Engineering.
     
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    There's not really any non-commercial "indie games". You'd just be pirating a video game where the indie company is actually trying to make a profit on Dreamcast. If you pirate older games, you're not hurting anyone -- you pirate games that were released the past couple years? You're hurting people that actually want the Dreamcast to live/make money. ;O
     
  13. Captain L

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    Hopefully this will be the last question I ask. Anyone have any idea how I can ask my parents? Keep in mind I'm 15, fairly good in school, and they would not like the idea. If it helps, it isn't the first time they've let me have something they wouldn't have allowed before convincing. I own a Wii and go to a school they didn't want (they thought it was still a vocational school). If all goes well, your advice will work.
     
  14. Lanzer

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    Why is this in the sega retro area? doesn't this belong in general gaming?

    Anyways, since this looks like an appropriate topic to post this in, I'm wondering if there was a fully functional GBA emulator ever made for the dreamcast? I heard its quite possible to run GBA games on the dreamcast's hardware.
     
  15. Overlord

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    Sega discussion goes in Sega Retro. Not terribly difficult to link, is it? =P

    As for your question - as I understand it, there's 2, but they're both quite slow.
     
  16. Lanzer

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    Well I always thought the sega retro area was just for the wiki. my apologies. :)

    So what are the names of these 2? are they still being updated?
     
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