Dreamcast VGA Cable Compatibility List

While VGA mode is supported by most every Dreamcast games, there are a few that do not support it. Some of the non-VGA games can be patched to be used with a Dreamcast VGA cable by making some quick modifications to the ripped game’s CDI file.

You can also get a full-featured Dreamcast VGA Box that sports both S-Video and Composite Video for non-VGA games.

Fortunately, most of the games that do no support VGA mode aren’t that good anyway. The only game I am bummed out about is Last Blade 2. However, if you must play this game on a VGA monitor, you might as well just emulate it with MAME.

Anyway,  you will find a list of nearly every Dreamcast game and their VGA compatibility status.

See Full Compatibility List at EmuParadise


Tatoon says:

Great work, thanks.

Anonymous says:

Excelent work!! and LACK OF LOVE Do not work unfortunately i dont know if can be patched.

Anonymous says:

You can also boot the DC with the VGA If your VGA adapter as a switch, you can boot the DC with the switch on RCA. After hearing the DC “beep” to confirm a successful boot, toggle the switch to “VGA” mode. I have used this for Bangai-O with mixed results (sometimes it worked, sometimes it did not). This may or may not always work, and I am unsure if there are any side-effects to the VGA converter, the DC console, or the VGA monitor.

Dan says:

My Evolution does not work my VGA box, Video mode does not support.

My Mortal Kombat Gold works fine without patch.

Dan says:

can somebody help me where can I get the patch or Boot cd for those incompatibility games to work with the vga output? email me at dl211981@yahoo.com


racketboy says:

Are they originals or backups?
Which region are you?htpu

Anonymous says:

The german version of Resident Evil CODE Veronica does NOT work in VGA mode. Also, my Version of Railroad Tycoon 2 only shows a black screen on the VGA box, although it should work according to the “VGA Compatible” icon on the box. Dunno why…

Dan says:

All my games are original, no copies or bootleg

Anonymous says:

can not get european version of shenmue 2 to work with this cable any help?

paul haine says:

Excellent resource, thanks very much – just one thing though: it should be ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ and not ‘Who Wants To Beat Up A Millianare’, though I imagine the latter would make for a pretty entertaining evening as well. Probably more so, actually.

Engel says:

My European Version of Code Veronica doesn’t work in VGA mode. Is there any way to patch it or something?

The VGA box I bought from you is nice though!

racketboy says:

I would recommend downloading one of the rips of the game that are out there. That should do the trick for you.

Spoonman says:

So not every VGA compatible game actuallly states it? for example, USA version of SF3 double impact doesn’t list VGA, but the list on this site says it is VGA compatible, I hope that’s true.

racketboy says:

No, not every one states it. Not sure how they made the decision of it they mention it or not….

Xiaopang says:

My european version of Soul Calibur doesn’t support VGA, but by using the switch trick I still got it working

Xiaopang says:

regarding shenmue II: 3D models do look great, but only those of humans. textures, especially those for walls, floors etc are very low res. it really looks strange seeing ryu walk down a street where humans and signs look great and the walls and tiles are unsharp

Steve says:

Super Boom Tread Troopers from the Official Dreamcast Magazine does not work.

achio says:

with my dreamcast and the vga box with composite and s-video out, nfl blitz 2000 is not compatible, contrary to what the list above says.

steve says:

Actually, Super Boom Tread Troopers from the Official Dreamcast Magazine is patchable, although it looks pretty bad all around, besides the tanks.

Chad Welsh says:

Just to let you know, I have had success running Iron Aces with the VGA Box i bought from you on a Staples 19″ LCD monitor with no issues. for what its worth, by using the switch trick.

Kyle C says:

About Space Channel 5… the 3D models are great.. but the backdrops are muddy and just look nasty- are they pre-rendered? Something that would make this monitor (using VGA) show the backdrops strangely? And I’m using a ‘Performance VGA Adapter’.

racketboy says:

In the first Space Channel 5, they are pre-rendered. And if you are running off a backup disc, they have been downsampled to fit on a CD-R, making them look worse.

AmonX says:

Evolution 1 doesnt work with the vga box with the switch (svid output) even though the evolution 1 box states it is vga cable compatible. To get around this you can use the switch technique. I havent tried it with the vga cable as I do not have one of those. Can anyone confirm?

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