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Re: How is your Dreamcast gaming going on?

by stickem Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:22 am

Reprise wrote:Lolwut? Wrong thread? Zak and Wiki is a great game though, by the way.

Any new decent Dreamcast games coming out soon? It feels like there was a lot, but they all seem to have been quietly delayed.



I was thinking some dreamcast games were coming out as well. Anyway, I have the genesis version of this coming, also on the dreamcast. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/16 ... sis-mega-d

Yes it's 16 bit graphics on the dreamcast, but aren't they all lol.
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Re: How is your Dreamcast gaming going on?

by RCBH928 Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:44 am

stickem wrote:
Reprise wrote:Lolwut? Wrong thread? Zak and Wiki is a great game though, by the way.

Any new decent Dreamcast games coming out soon? It feels like there was a lot, but they all seem to have been quietly delayed.



I was thinking some dreamcast games were coming out as well. Anyway, I have the genesis version of this coming, also on the dreamcast. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/16 ... sis-mega-d

Yes it's 16 bit graphics on the dreamcast, but aren't they all lol.


That game doe snot have "retro look" , it actually looks like from that era. I will guess they are developing on the original hardware/software from then. How do they get new Genesis cartridges, I imagine it would be very difficult to manufacture new ones?
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Re: How is your Dreamcast gaming going on?

by marurun Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:52 am

RCBH928 wrote:I am wondering if there anything maintenance related I should do with my Dreamcast. Its about 19 years old now and is there any belt changes or greases I should reapply? Not sure if that CD drive will still spin no problems


There's not a lot you can do. Age and use are the two enemies of old consoles. You might want to consider replacing the rechargeable lithium coin cell, though, as long as you can solder.
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Re: How is your Dreamcast gaming going on?

by RCBH928 Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:16 am

marurun wrote:
RCBH928 wrote:I am wondering if there anything maintenance related I should do with my Dreamcast. Its about 19 years old now and is there any belt changes or greases I should reapply? Not sure if that CD drive will still spin no problems


There's not a lot you can do. Age and use are the two enemies of old consoles. You might want to consider replacing the rechargeable lithium coin cell, though, as long as you can solder.


ignore my ignorance but what is the purpose of lithium coin cell? Is it just to keep the battery working for the date and time?
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Re: How is your Dreamcast gaming going on?

by marurun Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:10 am

RCBH928 wrote:
marurun wrote:
RCBH928 wrote:I am wondering if there anything maintenance related I should do with my Dreamcast. Its about 19 years old now and is there any belt changes or greases I should reapply? Not sure if that CD drive will still spin no problems


There's not a lot you can do. Age and use are the two enemies of old consoles. You might want to consider replacing the rechargeable lithium coin cell, though, as long as you can solder.


ignore my ignorance but what is the purpose of lithium coin cell? Is it just to keep the battery working for the date and time?


And to store system settings, much like the battery does for your BIOS settings and system clock on your PC. Unlike your PC BIOS battery, however, Sega did not intend people to open their consoles to replace the battery, so they included a very long-lasting rechargeable coin cell. The down side is that those are more expensive (though not too much so) and that Sega decided to solder it to the board so it's not as easily replaceable.
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