So we've all grown used to the range of ROM loading SD card enabled flash cartridges for our older systems, but what about the more recent CD based consoles? While work is underway for a similar device on the Sony PlayStation, there is still a wealth of CD systems in need of a mass storage solution. The Sega Dreamcast, however, is in luck!
'We can easily back up our existing games and play them without the need for modification'. True, but being able to cast aside that huge pile of CDs and choose any game from a built in menu is a much more attractive offering - one the guru behind the popular Sega Dreamcast emulator Makaron is currently creating.
The GD-Emu Project is a similar offering to the Everdrive, a custom built piece of hardware that will slot into your console and read files directly off a SD card. The device is set to be a 100% compatible replacement for on-board GD-ROM drive, emulating the original discs and potentially offering quicker loading times - with the console knowing no better.
Sadly the mastermind behind this in-demand project has stated that no release date will be set as of yet due to a number of reasons. Our hopes are high though that we might just get the ultimate solution to loading disc images easily on the Sega Dreamcast, something the fabled console truely deserves. Stay tuned and hopefully we'll have some good news to report shortly.
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