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A DS FAQ I put together
Hi, I put this FAQ together for DS. This is a project I've been following for a while and I wanted to contribute to it.

If anybody would like to contribute to this FAQ please reply. It isn't finished and I know it could be better. I know a few
things on here may be a little outdated or could be explained better. Thanks

Also, please ignore any formatting issues, I copied/pasted from a text file. This will be fixed later.

RUSSIAN (Google Translate) : https://translate.google.com/translate?s...-3695.html




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Donate: http://www.dc-swat.ru/page/donate/

This is a FAQ I made for Dreamshell. It pertains mostly to the HDD mod
but contains other information as well. Over the years I've copied &
pasted alot of stuff into a text for reference. I thought organizing it
might bring about something helpful for DS Users.

Thanks For All The Hard Work

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References/Sources
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This FAQ is the combination of a tutorial I wrote years ago (fnhack.wordpress),
the following two tutorials linked below, & information taken from the dc-swat forums.

SILENT_Pavel :
http://www.dc-swat.ru/forum/thread-2053.html
Last Edit: 07/14/2016 04:24

Xevyk :
http://www.dc-swat.ru/forum/thread-2449.html
Last Edit: 19.07.2016 - 11:19

DC-SWAT.ru :
Mostly from posts and replies
from SWAT & megavolt85 but alot of info here certainly was
take from various other members on this forum


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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Download Dreamshell ...........................................1
Hardware Mod .....................................................2
Bios mod ............................................................3
Parts Needed For a BIOS Install ..............................3.1
Alternative Solder Points For Bios Install ..................3.2
HDD Info ............................................................4
HDD Prep ..................................................4.1
IDE to xxx Converters..................................4.2
SSDs ........................................................4.3
POWERING YOUR DRIVE ...............................4.4
Optimizing Your GD-ROMS .....................................5
GDI Batch Optimizer ....................................5.1
Optimize GDI Images with ISO make pack .......5.2
Launching CDI Images ..........................................6
Compatibility Lists ...............................................7
Multi-disk Games .................................................8
In Game Reset (IGR) ............................................9
Dreamshell Applications.........................................10
Windows CE/MMU Games ......................................11
Using Different Loaders .........................................12
Japanese Cake Bios ..............................................13
Programs For Burning CDI Images ...........................14
SD mod ..............................................................15
Release Notes ......................................................16
Create ISO From CDI..............................................17
VGA ...................................................................18
Recognizing CDDA Tracks .......................................19
Adding Images For Your Games ...............................20
Links to more info .................................................FIN

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1 # Download Dreamshell
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Download the Following Files From Here: http://www.dc-swat.ru/page/dreamshell/

DreamShell 4.0 RC 4 CDI Image
DreamShell 4.0 RC 4 + Boot Loader
ISO Make pack v2.4

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2 # HARDWARE MOD - http://www.dc-swat.ru/blog/hardware/874.html
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* Adding the IDE connector/cable/board to your DC.
There are many different ways these days to achieve this.
Go do your research and find what works best for you. Many people make boards for this now
and you can also check Alliexpress for some cheaper pre-maid stuff.

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3 # BIOS MOD
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* The Dreamcast Bios mod is optional, but preferred if you don't want to boot from disk.
* There are four ways you can go about this.

1) You can load from "DreamShell 4.0 RC 4 CDI Image.7z". This does
not require a bios mod, but will be taxing on your gdrom drive.

2) Load Dreamshell from the HDD (With GDROM & NO BIOS Mod)
* Extract "DreamShell 4.0 RC 4 + Boot Loader.7z"
* Place DS folder and DS_core.bin in the root of your HDD (DreamShell_boot_loader_v2.3.bin file is not needed)
* Burn DreamShell_boot_loader.cdi to a CD-R

3&4) Load Dreamshell from the HDD (BIOS WITH GDROM & BIOS WITHOUT GDROM)
* Extract "DreamShell 4.0 RC 4 + Boot Loader.7z"
* Place DS folder and DS_core.bin in the root of your HDD (DreamShell_boot_loader_v2.3.bin file is not needed)
* Burn DreamShell_boot_loader.cdi to a CD-R
* Lauch DS and go to your "Bios Flasher" utility
* You will see the following in /bios/ds
1) boot_loader_devkit.bios -
Bios for loading DreamShell from HDD or SD, IGR works, start animation from a DevBox
  2) boot_loader_retail.bios -
Bios for loading DreamShell from HDD or SD, IGR works, start animation standard
3) boot_loader_devkit_nogdrom.bios -
Bios for loading DreamShell from HDD or SD, IGR works, start animation from a DevBox, check of gdrom is switched off
4) boot_loader_retail_nogdrom.bios -
Bios for loading DreamShell from HDD or SD, IGR works, start animation standard, check of gdrom is switched off
* If you are keeping your gdrom drive (or gdrom board) you can pick one of the first two bios files above depending on you choice of startup animation.
Once burned, you should be done with the process. Move to the next step if you are removing your gdrom drive completely.
* If you want to remove your gdrom drive board you have two options:
  1) install an active crystal 33.8688 MHz manually to pin B23. 
Schematic http://www.dc-swat.ru/blog/hardware/874.html
Topic http://www.dc-swat.ru/forum/thread-2257.html
2) Solder test points P096 to P154. This solution may create a bit of audio lag (I have not tried it)
and a slight delay at boot.
* Remember. "nogdrom Bios" disabled syscalls for GDROM sybsystem
"nogdrom Bios" is only needed if you remove your gdrom drive completely. If you remove
your gdrom without using this bios, your DC will hang at boot.
* Old but worth a read - http://www.dc-swat.ru/forum/thread-2250.html

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3.1 # Parts Needed For a BIOS Install
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MX29LV160TMC-90 CMOS Flash Memory Chip
10k resistors (x2) -Dual Bios only
On-On Switch (SPDP or DPDT)-Dual Bios only

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3.2 # Alternative Solder Points For Bios Install
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* http://www.dc-swat.ru/forum/thread-3527.html
* https://web.archive.org/web/201907280837...-3527.html

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4 # HDD Info
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4.1 # HDD Prep
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* I believe 2TB is the maximum but I have also heard any size HDD will work
* Make Sure Your Drive Supports LBA48 (Any drive @ 160GB or larger should be LBA48)
* Set Drive To Slave
* Create An msdos Partition Table
* Create A Single Primary Partition (I've heard up too 4 partitions is possible, I'll need to test this)
* Format FAT32 & choose the maximum cluster size (64kb)
* Keep Your Drive De-fragmented. I Defrag Whenever I add/remove files.
* Download DreamShell 4.0 RC 4 + Boot Loader & ISO Make pack v2.4
* Copy "DS" Folder and "DS_core.bin" From "DreamShell 4.0 RC 4 + Boot Loader" To The Root Of Your Drive
* Burn the CDI Image To CDR At Low Speed. Tyo Yuden Disks Work Best
* Always Turn HDD On Before Starting Console (If Powering Your Drive Externally)

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4.2 # IDE to xxx Converters
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* IDE 2 Compact Flash & IDE 2 SATA work fine, but are said to have minor
issues here and there.
* If you use an "IDEtoxxx" converter, make sure your converter has the option to
be set to slave or it wont work.
* There are alot of converters out there and some work better than other. The only brand I know works well
are the "red" Startech.com converters. There are more out there that work fine but I have not tried them.
* If you are having trouble with your converter working, you can:
connect Pin 1(reset) via 10k resistor to VCC.
* IDE to SD has many problems at the moment. I would suggest going this route.

* Something from dc-swat.ru that I copied a few years ago. Keep in mind that it is translated from Russian.
“CF does not have any problems, speed enough. But HDD works a little better in some cases,
though the games were designed for disk cache, and it does not matter in the drive or if he HDD,
are there alone. In general, they are not designed for flash memory have been, but it is just a
handful of games, so it is not necessary to dwell on it too much.”
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4.3 # SSDs (I need to do more research)
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* SSD's via Sata
* when reading a large chunk there is practically no difference, and when reading many small files the
speed increase will be noticeable
* Samsung and Crucial said to work best. sandisk u100 works.

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4.4 # POWERING YOUR DRIVE
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* It is not recommended powering your drive from your DC. Unless, you remove your gd-rom
drive completely and are going to power a 2.5" HDD or Compact Flash Card in place of your gd-rom drive.


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5 # Optimizing Your GD-ROMS
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* Dreamshell Works best with Optimized GDI Images.
* Both optimized GDI and ISO images are recommended so you can enjoy a true async DMA, it requires clean sector data (2048)
* Currently there are 4 formats that DS supports, ISO, GDI, CDI and CSO(compressed ISO)(CSO appears to have been dropped)
* CDI and non-optimized GDI images will work but are not suggested because CDI and non-optimized
GDI images are slower and do not support pseudo-async for SD and true async for the IDE.

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There are Two ways to optimize your GDI Images.
* Both these tools will optimizes GDI images, converts BIN tracks to ISO. Useful not only for DreamShell, but also for GDEMU
* The amount of files that make up a GDI will vary, but generaly you will be left with one .gdi file, some .iso files,
and sometimes an IP.bin file. Optimizing GDI’s will also save you a lot of space too, around 300mb, give or take.

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5.1 GDI Batch Optimizer (gdiopt batch)(optimize multiple images at one time)
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1) Download here: http://www.dc-swat.ru/forum/thread-2981.html
2) Put images in the gdi folder
3) Run optimize.bat
4) Wait for the process to end

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5.2 Optimize GDI Images with ISO make pack
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* Unzip ISO Make pack v2.4
* Extract the file and move the folder sys and the file optimize_gdi.bat to a
separate folder. You will use this folder to optimize your GDI’s.
* Take all the contents of the GDI and place them in that folder.
* Launch the optimize_gdi.bat file
* Delete the sys folder, the optimize_gdi.bat file, and feel free to delete the .raw files.


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6 Game Settings (may need an update)
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* Launch ISO-Loader
* Find you game and click on it ONCE
* Click the wrench icon in the upper right hand corner
* Generally you will only need to change three settings:
* Using DMA Can Help With Lag

1) Enable/Disable Use DMA transfer (GDI / IDE Only) - turn this off only if your game does not start with this
activated. (in 90% of cases, this solves the problem of launching the game)

2) Emulate CDDA audio - try to enable it only if the game has these same tracks. Usually in the folder with the game
they look like track05.raw further in order. Many games have wired music inside themselves
and did not use CDDA (music with ordinary CD tracks) to store it.

3) Loader Memory - The vast majority of games run with a default value. But if you have already unchecked Use
DMA transfer (GDI / IDE Only), but the game still only shows a black screen, then it makes sense to try looking
for other values. First try 8cfe0000 or 8cfe8000, if it doesn’t take off, try the rest.

* Once satisfied with a configuration you can check "[ ] Save as Preset". This will
save that setting for the game, not universally.
* Remember the diskette icon will save all changes to your settings.
* Check Compatibility Lists in Section 7 for per game pre-sets in ISO Loader

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7 Compatibility Lists
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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1...1719450497
https://web.archive.org/web/201911131153..._LdP8/edit

http://www.dc-swat.ru/forum/thread-2145.html
https://web.archive.org/web/201911090317...-2145.html

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8 Multi-disk Games
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* http://www.dc-swat.ru/forum/thread-3096.html
* http://www.dc-swat.ru/forum/thread-2248.html
One way is to save the game at the end of the first disk and load it from the second, it works with RE Code Veronica.
Or, if the game specifically requires changing one disc to another and nothing else, I’m afraid you
will have to play from the disc as usual.

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9 In Game Reset (IGR)
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* To reboot your Dreamcast, during a game press A + B + X + Y + START.
* This doesn't work in homebrew games.

http://www.dc-swat.ru/forum/thread-2246....WKL64hEI3w
https://web.archive.org/web/201907201110...WKL64hEI3w

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10 # Dreamshell Applications
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Description of graphics programs in Dreamshell 4.0.0.RC4:
BIOS Flasher - BIOS firmware utility, relevant for those who made BIOS mods. Inside, everything is
intuitive - the program allows you to read, write BIOS consoles. There is also a function that allows
you to compare the image of the flashed BIOS with the image of the file on the hard disk.

File Manager - Allows you to browse the contents of connected drives, delete, rename,
compress, copy files between drives.

GD-Ripper - An application that allows you to remove the ISO image of a game from a disc inserted
into an optical drive and copy it too a hard drive or SD card.

ISO Loader - The main application responsible for setting up an image and launching it.

Region Changer - Utility for changing the region of the console and outputting the video signal format,
relevant for those who made Region Changer-mod and BIOS-mod.

Settings - Dreamshell settings, allows you to set and automatically load applications (for example, ISO Loader)
at boot. Also contains screen settings and more.

Speed Test - Application for reading/writing the speed tests of your devices, such as your hard disk or SD card.

VMU Manager - Memory card manager with an intuitive interface. This app allows you to add, remove,
backup etc… the save files from you VMU.

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11 Windows CE/MMU games
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* Here is a list of these games:
http://segaretro.org/Windows_CE
http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/threads...games-List

* Currently Windows CE/MMU games works only for IDE and GD (SD is not supported yet).
Also you need use true async DMA and ISO or optimized GDI images. There are some bugs and lags in video.
Support is good.
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12 # Using Different Loaders
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If you would like to test out newer loaders you can check out these threads below.
I won't get too detailed here as progress is ever changing.

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.7.x beta loader
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# Forum Thread
http://www.dc-swat.ru/forum/thread-3525.html

# newest Version so far - ide_0.7.0_b3.7z
http://www.dc-swat.ru/forum/thread-3525-page-35.html

Watch this thread for newer versions

INFO:
* loader with low level emulations
* Optimized GDI Support Only (No ISO or CDI Support)
* De-fragment HDD
* Many Of Your Older ISO Loader Setting May Not Work For 0.7.x
* CDDA Not Supported
* IGR (In Game Reset) Worked
* Loader address used only for preloader and can be 8C004000 or more
* To Boot From License Screen, Set Checkbox IP.BIN and Memory Address More 8с010000 (i use 8CE00000)
* Only Supports LBA48

Installation:
Unpack loader to directory \DS\firmware\isoldr\

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ISO Loader 0.6.x Beta
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* WinCE does not work, but everything else can be tried.
I would like to know if there is progress with DMA (so far it does not work everywhere either), and compatibility in comparison with version 0.6.0 (from RC4)



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13 # Japanese Cake Bios
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* Here is some quick info on the japanese cake bios files found in the /bios folder. If you
Want more info I suggest going to his website

* Japanese Cake Bios ( jc-bootROM-devkit-v1.032.bin & jc-bootROM-retail-v1.032.bin )
https://japanese-cake.livejournal.com/10056.html


bootROM v1.032 Retail & DevKit Changelog:

* In BIOS menu to update the following bootROM settings (Boot animation color, SEGA license screen skip,
MIL-CD/backup direct-boot, Dreamcast main menu scenery perspective and color)

* Skip the "set date/time" screen

* BIOS video mode forced to 60hz

* Auto region patching for GD-ROMs

* Internal changes for future updates

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14 # Programs For Burning CDI Images
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* I prefer ImageBurn with the optional CDI pack.
ImageBurn runs fine in WINE (If you happen to be on Linux)
* Alcohol 120%
* Disk Juggler

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15 # SD mod
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The main disadvantage of this method is the low data transfer rate. This port supports speeds of up to 600 kb/s, which means
that with this connection you will have long downloads and it will also be difficult to use CDDA tracks (you will need to
convert them to use ADPCM format).

* The adapter itself can be easily purchased at aliexpress or Ebay. You can also mod the DC internally with an SD card slot.

* Memory cards have a maximum memory capacity:
SD 1.0 - from 8 MB to 2 GB
SD 1.1 - up to 4 GB
SDHC - up to 32 GB
SDXC - up to 2 TB

* Dreamshell supports SD / SDHC cards of at least class 6 (or better 10) up to 32 GB. It is possible to use microSD and miniSD
via adapters, the main thing is that the contact is good in them, otherwise they can press the card poorly.

* SD cards up to 2GB formatted in FAT16 will load faster

* If your SD card is 4GB or less, then it makes sense to format it too FAT16 :
The speed test application inside Dreamshell on the same 1 gb card shows some
advantages of using FAT16 over FAT32 on smaller SDs

FAT32 -
test: write
time: 27417 ms
speed: 597 Kbps
size: 16384 Kb

test: read
time: 25174 ms
speed: 650 Kbps
size: 16384 Kb
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FAT16 -
test: write
time: 25580 ms
speed: 640 Kbps
size: 16384 Kb
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test: read
time: 24727 ms
speed: 662 Kbps
size: 16384 Kb

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16 # Release Notes
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* DEAMSHELL
http://www.dc-swat.ru/page/dreamshell/
https://web.archive.org/web/201911090307...reamshell/

* DREAMSHELL RELEASE NOTES

http://www.dc-swat.ru/blog/dreamshell
https://web.archive.org/web/201908191905...dreamshell

* DREAMSHELL RELEASE NOTES RC4
http://www.dc-swat.ru/blog/dreamshell/1139.html
https://web.archive.org/web/201908200929...9.html#cut

* DREAMSHELL RELEASE NOTES RC3
http://www.dc-swat.ru/blog/dreamshell/877.html
https://web.archive.org/web/201908200942...7.html#cut

* DREAMSHELL RELEASE NOTES RC2
https://translate.google.com/translate?s...2F875.html

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17 # Create ISO From CDI - NEEDS WORK
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* Unpack the archive "ISO_Make_pack_x.7z".

* Mount the mdf/cdi image through Deamon Tools Lite and copy all the files from the mounted image
to the "data" folder, which is located inside the folder of our unpacked archive "iso_make".

* After which we click on the batch file "hack_lba.bat", then on "create_iso.bat" and wait for the
process to complete, the newly created "isoldr_game.iso" will appear, it can be renamed as you like,
for example, "Veronica.iso". (name up to 255 characters, without spaces)

5. We transfer our Veronica.iso to the ROOT (I strongly recommend it to the root) to the SD card and
run in the same way as according to the instructions under the spoiler above.

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18 # VGA
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* Launching Games with Dreamshell forces VGA Mode, bypassing the warning you would normally
receive when launching from disk.
* NOTE: Keep in mind that some games simply wont
run correctly in VGA Mode. Bangai-O is an example of this

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19 # Recognizing CDDA Tracks - NEEDS WORK
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gdi dump of the Skies of Arcadia [U]
[GDI] game, and from here after unpacking the archive we see a somewhat unusual file structure:

Code:
Skies of Arcadia v1.002 (2000)(Sega)(NTSC)(US)(Disc 1 of 2)[!].gdi
track01.bin
track02.raw
track03.bin

Alternative example where there are gdda tracks
this is for example gta 2

Code:
Grand Theft Auto 2 v1.002 (2000)(Rockstar)(NTSC)(US)[!].gdi
track01.bin
track02.raw
track03.bin
track04.raw
track05.bin

* more than three tracks, this means that the game has gdda tracks

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20 # Adding Images For Your Games
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Note: if you put a poster of size 256x256 in JPEG format with the same name as the image
in the apps/iso_loader/covers directory (for example, for Veronica.iso the poster should be called Veronica.jpg)
it will be displayed in the application when you select a game image.

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END # Links to more info
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English installation video :
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h1vU67B7xM

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Alternative FAQ and instruction in Russian :
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https://ands-gamer.ucoz.ru/index/0-9
* https://web.archive.org/web/202003100049.../index/0-9

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Other Links For G1-ATA Stuff
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http://www.dc-swat.ru/blog/hardware/874.html
https://web.archive.org/web/201911090445...e/874.html

http://ayasuke2.exblog.jp/22180838/
https://web.archive.org/web/202003030153.../22180838/


http://paulski.com/zpages.php?id=1717
https://web.archive.org/web/202003030155...hp?id=1717


http://ayasuke2.exblog.jp/22173084/
https://web.archive.org/web/202003030155.../22173084/


http://ayasuke2.exblog.jp/22186596/
https://web.archive.org/web/202003030157.../22186596/


http://ayasuke2.exblog.jp/22198193/
https://web.archive.org/web/202003030158.../22198193/

http://ayasuke2.exblog.jp/22208901/
https://web.archive.org/web/202003030159.../22208901/

http://ayasuke2.exblog.jp/

https://web.archive.org/web/201706270639...t=3&page=1

(DEAD)http://www.retrocollect.com/News/how-to-...shell.html
https://web.archive.org/web/201904121752...shell.html

http://dcemulation.org/dumpcast/viewtopi...f=3&t=1749
https://web.archive.org/web/202003030206...f=3&t=1749

(DEAD)http://www.theisozone.com/forum/viewtopi...25&t=47922
https://web.archive.org/web/201505162313...25&t=47922

http://www.dreamcastbrasil.com.br/2015/0...nada-nele/
* https://web.archive.org/web/201711232208...nada-nele/

https://web.archive.org/web/201804100244...&pid=14132

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Other DC Websites
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DCemulation
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https://dcemulation.org/index.php?title=...Emulation!

DC Talk
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https://www.dreamcast-talk.com/forum/app.php/portal
* https://www.dreamcast-talk.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=5
(Release Thread)

Dreamcast Programming
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http://mc.pp.se/dc/
* https://web.archive.org/web/202003200342....pp.se/dc/
http://mc.pp.se/dc/hw.html
* https://web.archive.org/web/201908230950...dc/hw.html

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VMU Software
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Blue Swirl
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https://bswirl.kitsunet.org/
https://bswirl.kitsunet.org/vmu/game/

Booyaka.com - Dream Animator
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http://www.booyaka.com/games/vmu/dc-anim/dream.html
* https://web.archive.org/web/200003022103...dream.html
http://www.booyaka.com/games/vmu/index.html
* https://web.archive.org/web/200502071245...index.html


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Other links I have that aren't G1-ATA related
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Collector's list of independent and unlicensed software for Dreamcast
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https://www.dreamcast-talk.com/forum/vie...=5&t=10409

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NES To DC Controller
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http://devcast.dcemulation.org/mods/madnes/nes2.php
* https://web.archive.org/web/202003200455...s/nes2.php

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How to Piggyback a Dreamcast Controller on a Universal PCB
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https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-...n-a-Unive/
* https://web.archive.org/web/202003200458...n-a-Unive/
https://web.archive.org/web/200802091420...p?t=131230

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Linux On DC Build From 2001
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https://web.archive.org/web/200709210025...55948.html

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NetBSD On Dreamcast
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https://web.archive.org/web/200908261711...t/faq.html
https://web.archive.org/web/200412052104...c-ide.html

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Dreamcast CDRW Tutorial
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http://f17.aaacafe.ne.jp/~takotako/g2bus.php
https://web.archive.org/web/202003200323...cast/cdrw/

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Old DC Central tutorials for burning, laser etc...
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https://web.archive.org/web/200910262342...traltutor/
https://web.archive.org/web/200910252127...rlens.html

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Segatech
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https://web.archive.org/web/201610251715...atech.com/
https://web.archive.org/web/201610250041...index.html

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Game Checklists
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http://www.tweeg.psoarchive.com/collect/
* https://web.archive.org/web/202003200508...m/collect/

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Bleemcast Compatibility List
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http://www.whipassgaming.com/genesisrevi...bility.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/202003200353...bility.htm

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Marvel VS Capcom 2 Music Hacking
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https://web.archive.org/web/200411120345...hp?t=67472
https://web.archive.org/web/201101311929...mmvc2.com/
https://web.archive.org/web/200411151835.../Intro.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/200901160126...p?t=149409
https://web.archive.org/web/201808170547...hp?t=72846

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VMU External Power
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https://www.dreamcast-talk.com/forum/vie...?f=2&t=487
https://web.archive.org/web/202003200338...?f=2&t=487

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Old Dreamcast Linux Dial Server Tutorial
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https://web.archive.org/web/201204031438...nuxdc.html


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Revive DC
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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1...edit#gid=0
* https://web.archive.org/web/201703160323...edit#gid=0

https://web.archive.org/web/201407030859...53&t=5051#

https://web.archive.org/web/202003090034...edcproject

https://replayers.org/dc_group/nobs-dc/

https://web.archive.org/web/201408062222...atreyu187/

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LINKS
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https://www.dreamcast-talk.com/forum/vie...?f=2&t=239
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