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HI !

I hope you can help me

i'm a very big dreamcast fan

recently i have 2 dreamcast an nearly all original games that came out in europe

and a lot of backups from japan an the us and also made backups of my original games

 

the backup cds boot with no problem at all in my original consols

all selfboot no utopia bootdisk needed

now i wanted to boot them with nullDC to see how it would be like to play on the PC

but the only thing i get is that Audio CD playing thing

you know -> the spinning disc thing

everytime the program checks the CD it tells me "AudioCD"

 

hmmm... tried everything

checked tutorials

 

i have no idea what i'm doing wrong

 

can you help me ?

 

thx

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HI !

I hope you can help me

i'm a very big dreamcast fan

recently i have 2 dreamcast an nearly all original games that came out in europe

and a lot of backups from japan an the us and also made backups of my original games

 

the backup cds boot with no problem at all in my original consols

all selfboot no utopia bootdisk needed

now i wanted to boot them with nullDC to see how it would be like to play on the PC

but the only thing i get is that Audio CD playing thing

you know -> the spinning disc thing

everytime the program checks the CD it tells me "AudioCD"

 

hmmm... tried everything

checked tutorials

 

i have no idea what i'm doing wrong

 

can you help me ?

 

thx

Well there's a number of reasons why your getting that screen....but the main question is, are they self booting images?

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I think he's trying to run the games from the backup CDs, not from ripped images.

 

yes that is what i'm trying to do

isn't that possible ?

 

the backup cds boot fine wirh my original DC konsoles

but no chance with nullDC

 

do i have to reconstruct my backup cds to make them work with nullDC ?

 

thx

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finally i managed to make a bootable image with exoboot 1.31

 

did crazy taxi 2 and dayton USA .....so far so good

 

but exoboot doesn't seem to work with powerstone2 nor with sonic adv.2

 

 

any ideas how i can make those bootable ?

 

i just read out session 2 of my backups and put all the files in a directory

then i rebuild an image (cdi)

 

thx

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I think he's trying to run the games from the backup CDs, not from ripped images.

Tried Utopia Boot Disk?

 

btw...I knew he meant running from back up CD's...I mean you have to have the images on the PC to burn them on to CD to make a back up CD right? Besides a DC serial cable and some hackin....or some modifications to the CD Drive....

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Tried Utopia Boot Disk?

 

not really

 

how do i use it with nullDC ?

 

use the CD boot up and change the CD ? like in the actual konsol ?

 

hmmm

 

i'm just wandering how do i mount CDI images with deamon ?

does not work at all ....

 

any help ?

 

 

 

-> yes you have to solder a cable to the dc and read out your originals

i did that ages ago LOL with a friend of mine

 

the spent hours to make them bootable

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Tried Utopia Boot Disk?

 

not really

 

how do i use it with nullDC ?

 

use the CD boot up and change the CD ? like in the actual konsol ?

 

hmmm

 

i'm just wandering how do i mount CDI images with deamon ?

does not work at all ....

 

any help ?

 

 

 

-> yes you have to solder a cable to the dc and read out your originals

i did that ages ago LOL with a friend of mine

 

the spent hours to make them bootable

Normally first you mount Utopia Boot Disk...then when it tells you to please insert back up CD, you just unmount Utopia and mount up the game that's not selfbooting. Then it should work.

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Tried Utopia Boot Disk?

 

not really

 

how do i use it with nullDC ?

 

use the CD boot up and change the CD ? like in the actual konsol ?

 

hmmm

 

i'm just wandering how do i mount CDI images with deamon ?

does not work at all ....

 

any help ?

 

 

 

-> yes you have to solder a cable to the dc and read out your originals

i did that ages ago LOL with a friend of mine

 

the spent hours to make them bootable

Normally first you mount Utopia Boot Disk...then when it tells you to please insert back up CD, you just unmount Utopia and mount up the game that's not selfbooting. Then it should work.

 

 

I've had problems getting the boot disk to work.

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funny thing

nullDC shows me a session count in the dos window and it says one - probably not selfbooting ?!?

what the...?

that happens to most of the games

if i open a game cd with isobuster it tells mit CD with 2 sessions

first is the short audio part

second is the game

somehow only the first session is recognized by windows ...

the gdrom drive boots it fine

 

so my utopia bootdisc image does not load either with nullDC...

thats anoying

 

:shootem:

 

 

so guys

do you all patch your games by yourselfe ore use some prepatched images ?

thx

 

 

edit: ok now i tried an old utopia disc 1.1 and it boots in nulldc :punk:

then i eject the cd an put a non bootable disc in the drive... nothing happens :)

 

hmmmm

any idea ?

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