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Post by vskid » Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:39 pm

Get a video card that has composite out.

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Post by Indigno » Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:49 pm

ganonbanned wrote:alright thanks a lot for helping guys, 4 more questions: (sorry :roll: ) but is there aby way I can get my tv to be used as the moniter for the computer? also what are good DC emulators that play online? and what kind of PC should I use? also, I read somewhere that burned games eventually will destroy the dreacast because its harder to read them is that true?

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I believe that that is a myth put out by sega to discourage it. Though I am not entirely sure, but my friend never had any problems and it still runs fine.

If your going to dedicate a PC to emulators, you really shouldn't need anything better than 900mhz (to be safe, but you could probably go a lot lower). If you don't want a bootup screen, you could probably configure a non-graphical version of linux to automatically boot MAME and list all of the ROMS and let you select which one you want to play. I don't know how complicated it would be but I'm positive it could be done.
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Post by Krepticor » Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:27 pm

the dreamcast has a special disc drive and is meant to read the hyper compressed GCD for the Dreamcast games


a burnt CD is the same as anything else and is the same format so there is no problems in the department of burnt CDs on the DC so don't worry
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