Sega Dreamcast GD-ROM Drive Emulation 'DCIO' Boots Game Discs From SD Cards & Hard Drives

Sega-Dreamcast-GD-ROM-Emulation-SD-Card-HDDAfter countless hours of hackery, tinkering and electrical rewiring, one incredibly talented console modder has managed to get his Sega Dreamcast to load games from SD cards and harddrives. Although this modification is still very much a work-in-progress, videos have since been shared online showcasing the homemade device in action.

Before we delve any deeper, some of you may already recall that there is a SD Card solution already available for Sega's 128-bit console - the Dreamcast SD Card Adapter. While the SD Card Adapter solution does offer similar functionality, the difference here is that instead of booting games through the Dreamcast's serial port, this all new project replaces your console's entire CD drive and mimics the loading of game discs. This in turn will offer faster speeds and better compatibility with the Dreamcast's library, along with a more reliable solution to the flaky serial port option.

This new creation is currently being put together by cybdyn of the AssemblerGames forums. Within cybdyn's Dreamcast GD-ROM Emulation thread he has detailed the many steps throughout the creation of his modification, with his more recent updates showing the device in action.

While it is yet to be confirmed whether or not we will all be enjoying this Dreamcast ISO loading solution any time soon, be sure to take a look at cybdyn's Dreamcast playing games without the CD drive.

Sega Dreamcast GD-ROM Emulation Demonstration

Link: cybdyn's Dreamcast GD-ROM Emulation Thread


Last Updated ( 24 September 2013 )  


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(Link to this comment) BuckoA51 2013-09-24 13:00
Jaw, meet floor...
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