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


racketboy says:

Just took out the list and replaced it with a link.
That should solve the problem.
Again, sorry for this issue and I appreciate your hard work 🙂

Zorlon says:

Thanks for being honest and yeah thats great you are more than welcome to link up to the guide and I will be updating from not only my own information but also the great feedback from here aswell

Zorlon says:

As I am currently updating so most of the VGA list is unusable at the moment.

The formating has changed alot as you will be able to tell from the first few updated entries.

As this will take some time I will leave a message here once it’s complete.

Hopefully it wont take too long..


Does anyone know if a Dreamcast with a VGA cable box will work on a Sony Bravia 46″ FULL HD LCD TV? It has a port for a computer but I was reading some TVs with this port, the Dreamcast does not work on.

Hope someone can help me out

David Jones says:

Hi racket boy! First off I would like to thank you for all of your Information that I received thanks to you and all the wonderful Dreamcast users on your site. Every time I type in a search for the DC your always at the top of the list. Ok now on to my question… which I found in one of your threads but no answer too. While in VGA mode on my 32 inch LCD 720p VIZIO HDTV there are white vertical and horizontal lines. It also seems that the color is washed out {due to the white lines I think} and creates more jaggies. Besides that the clarity is top notch. But on my Compaq 17 inch 7500 CRT monitor everything looks amazing. No white lines and hardly any jaggies. Im using the clear DC VGA BOX with AV and SVID. Is this my TV or the box???

David Jones says:

Hi again! Thanks for the reply. Just for anyone else having this problem with their VIZIO adjust the width settings to H-SIZE to 185, oh yeah and take it of of stretch mode( first thing I did because I hate seeing everything elongated.
And hey Racketboy! I know this isn’t the proper thread but I just got a copy of radiant silvergun and a japanese action replay. So I pop in the japanese game and the action replay turn it on. no bios screen and the game wont play. I also tried playing Dead or Alive. I have a US Saturn. Does this matter. I didn’t think it would since it’s made to play imports. Can you or someone who knows anything about this help me out. Thanks!

Andrew says:

I’m getting the same (faint) darker vertical lines, maybe 100 of them, using the VGA cable (the one without the S-video). I noticed 3 other mentions of it in the comments so it could be a known issue with all the cables. Not too serious but definitely detracts from the experience a bit.

Madmax says:

Faint vertical pattern like lines here too. Only when playing dreamcast through the VGA box. Its the see thru vga box with svideo that im using. Playing on a 40in Samsung LED TV. I dont get it, theyre not that noticeable, but theyre definately there. Seems like a common problem here. Anyone here have an answer for this? To ZOIDBERG, yes you should be able to plug in the VGA box into your sony bravia with no problems. As long as it has the port.

Zorlon says:

I am currently re-doing the VGA compat list to include both PAL & NTSC releases to help save confusion between the two regions aswell as adding missing games.

I will give an updated URL when is it closer to complete I have a ton of retesting to do, although I test by patching the VGA switch trick will work just as good, all the patching does is remove the VGA check, that the switch trick does aswell.

I have been away by the way for a few years, well not been online but now I’m back only to find my old updates had gone through a server crash, but this time I have added more information anyway, including duplicated games under new names

Zorlon says:

Codebreaker or Xploder is another way to bypass the VGA check aswell by the way, GameShark/Action Replay may also work but not tested by me

Zorlon says:


This is the new compat list, the older one does still have a few jap games in it, the new one for now does not, but I am still updating it

The new one has 276 [NTSC-U]/[PAL-E] games – (Duplicated games not counted but are detailed)

cimerians says:

So just to confirm, we have two tricks we can use? The switch and Codebreaker\Xploder?

Do you load xploder and then load the game using VGA?

I think I tried Codebreaker with Dino Crisis but it didnt work. (Cant see cutscenes).

Nice to know though, I’ll have to try out some other games

TravisDreamcast83 says:

Hi i have been reading all this and had a question or 2 now i have loaded evolution 1 which says vga but does not but i did the vga box switch and it loaded great! my question is are you saying u can also use a boot disc to get games to boot via vga if they dont? i know when im playing imports and useing utopia 1.3 i just load the disc it give error then wait a sec switch to my import game and it loads all my imports perfectly. basicly my questions are is there a disc i can use to help boot games that dont work though my vga besides doing the trick? and also will it hurt my dreamcast or the vga box itself doing this?

TravisDreamcast83 says:


merck. says:

nice article, it’s useful. thanks.

ninjainspandex says:

hey i found guilty gear x to be incompatible with vga despite what the list says, i get sound but just a black screen. i use utopia boot disc to play it on my american dreamcast. can anyone else confirm?

racketboy says:

It is probably the Utopia Boot Disc that doesn’t pass along the VGA support

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