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Russman
09-27-2019, 01:18 PM
Hi all,
Been quite awhile since I've been active around here. I have a question about some of the discs I've seen around that run emulators on the DC. I'm not a big emulation guy, so I'm not up to date on this stuff (obviously). I've seen a Colecovision disc on ebay, which I might get, but does anyone know if there is an Intellivision disc? Also, do I need a modded DC? I have a standard American console with no mods.

I know it's probably not even the best way to emulate those consoles at this point, but I have so many games and consoles, I'd like to just get a couple quick easy discs that I can use on the DC which is usually hooked up and ready to go.

gamevet
09-27-2019, 02:23 PM
I believe you can just use a Gameshark Lite disc to play burned games.

The Jackal
09-27-2019, 02:55 PM
Actually you should be able to just pop the disc in and play it just fine on a retail console; the Dreamcast's copy protection was defeated very early on. Only later consoles blocked the exploit from working.

Most of the games released released now on disc that you can buy from indie companies like GunLord etc use the very same exploit to get their games to run.

gamevet
09-28-2019, 02:50 AM
Actually you should be able to just pop the disc in and play it just fine on a retail console; the Dreamcast's copy protection was defeated very early on. Only later consoles blocked the exploit from working.

Most of the games released released now on disc that you can buy from indie companies like GunLord etc use the very same exploit to get their games to run.

I believe that the makers of Gunlord would have run into problems, if their game didn't work on later consoles. They probably used the same exploit that you could do with a Game Shark Lite.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIL-CD

The Jackal
12-04-2019, 12:12 PM
I believe that the makers of Gunlord would have run into problems, if their game didn't work on later consoles. They probably used the same exploit that you could do with a Game Shark Lite.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIL-CD

Sorry for the late reply, but I assumed that was the exploit that was blocked on later (US?) machines. I must've confused it with an other exploit, my bad.

Yharnamresident
12-04-2019, 01:05 PM
The Dreamcast actually had some of the best copyright protection ever seen in a console. Hackers had to do some serious brainstorming, and they eventually found the most perfect exploit.

Yharnamresident
12-04-2019, 01:34 PM
Listen to Adam Koralik explain this:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6DnOwybgh4