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by Mad_Hatter Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:37 pm

You guys think that seller is serious with the comparisons? Looks like he/she just saturated the colors on the "poor Chinese" cables.

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by Redifer Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:46 pm

Bangai-O can't be patched, can it? I just tried to play it and was denied! I hate interlaced video with a passion. Or is the game actually 240p or something? I don't want to hook up a non-VGA video cable just to find out.
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by Mad_Hatter Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:38 pm

Redifer wrote:Bangai-O can't be patched, can it? I just tried to play it and was denied! I hate interlaced video with a passion. Or is the game actually 240p or something? I don't want to hook up a non-VGA video cable just to find out.

Yea. Looks like it is not patchable.

"(boots fine in top left of screen, game GFX bug/unplayable)"

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by ArrYouGonnaEatThat Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:11 pm

marurun wrote:
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marurun wrote:The Evercool pulls .9 watts and operates at .18A. The original, per your information, is .7 watts and .2A. That's really not much difference at all.

That's what I thought, and it's why I got the Evercool. Do you think it's enough of a difference to cause this video signal cutoff problem?


Electronics at that level are a bit beyond my ken, but I'm going to guess probably not. That doesn't mean you didn't possibly induce a short somewhere when you installed it, though...

Thankfully, it turns out that wasn't the case. I got the brand new fan a few days ago, put it in the Dreamcast and it works like a charm! :mrgreen: I guess the slightly different specs of the Evercool were enough to make a difference after all.
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by theclaw Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:44 am

Redifer wrote:Bangai-O can't be patched, can it? I just tried to play it and was denied! I hate interlaced video with a passion. Or is the game actually 240p or something? I don't want to hook up a non-VGA video cable just to find out.


240p only. Bangai-O does not support 480i either.
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by IrishNinja Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:09 pm

can't remember if i ever put this out there, but - i have an XRGB into my plasma which lacks a VGA port, and i was using the monoprice VGA > HDMI adapter but it's not ideal. i found a dude on SHMUPS forum that modded my VGA box, now it works over SCART cables and even has a VGA switch for games that don't accept that signal (Bangai-O, Dion Crisis etc). so awesome.
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by jp1 Thu May 07, 2015 6:22 pm

Apologies if this has been addressed, but what is a good choice of vga monitor for the dreamcast? I really want to run in native resolution, and I prefer CRT. The problem is locating something that fits that description. I can find 4:3 lcd monitors at the local thrift shops, I even found a CRT...but I think it had a higher native res than that. Any particular models that are readily available and affordable?
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by CRTGAMER Thu May 07, 2015 10:27 pm

jp1 wrote:Apologies if this has been addressed, but what is a good choice of vga monitor for the dreamcast? I really want to run in native resolution, and I prefer CRT. The problem is locating something that fits that description. I can find 4:3 lcd monitors at the local thrift shops, I even found a CRT...but I think it had a higher native res than that. Any particular models that are readily available and affordable?

Most VGA CRT monitors support the 640x480 resolution for the Dreamcast just fine. Best way to go to maintain Lightgun support when upgrading to VGA.
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by jp1 Thu May 07, 2015 10:33 pm

CRTGAMER wrote:
jp1 wrote:Apologies if this has been addressed, but what is a good choice of vga monitor for the dreamcast? I really want to run in native resolution, and I prefer CRT. The problem is locating something that fits that description. I can find 4:3 lcd monitors at the local thrift shops, I even found a CRT...but I think it had a higher native res than that. Any particular models that are readily available and affordable?

Most VGA CRT monitors support the 640x480 resolution for the Dreamcast just fine. Best way to go to maintain Lightgun support when upgrading to VGA.


Thank you, but I was looking for specific recommendations. I don't want 640x480 to be supported but rather I'd like it to be the native resolution so no scaling is taking place.
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by marurun Fri May 08, 2015 1:50 am

jp1 wrote:Thank you, but I was looking for specific recommendations. I don't want 640x480 to be supported but rather I'd like it to be the native resolution so no scaling is taking place.


CRTs scale pretty seamlessly, unlike LCDs. In fact, some CRTs look better in lower resolutions than pushing their max. Also, CRT scaling has no lag AFAIK, since all it does is adjust display frequencies and doesn't use a scalar like an LCD. Just find a flat Trinitron or shadow mask CRT and you'll be fine. Trying to find a CRT screen that's fixed resolution or maxes out at 640 x 480 could turn into a fool's errand. I say this as someone who owned a fixed resolution screen for a time. An NEC, Hitachi, or Sony monitor would be a nice find. Viewsonics were nice as well. They all made CRTs for some time and have high quality units available if you can find them. Avoid some of the newer brands like Acer, AOC, etc... since by the time they entered the CRT market (near the end) they were using cheaper parts.
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