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    MGCD Dreamcast

    Just picked one up over the weekend and wanted to know if anyoneís had experience with them? Iíve read the two forums about them but just wanted someoneís feedback. Did you buy an extension harness or an adapter? Have you gotten the sound to work properly?


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    Anyone?


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    I had a couple of these but ended up selling them because they were a nuisance. Sound issues, different dipswitch settings required for each game, on-screen timer, blank screen during boot, etc.

    Here's an article with some hacking tips:
    http://arcadefever.blogspot.com/2010...cd-part-1.html

    Disabling the timer chip might resolve some of these issues but I never tried it.

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    Their main focus is for actual use in an arcade as that link from tomwaits has mentioned and as a result of the trickery it complicates things. Just wire up a couple pad hacks and an RGB cable to a jamma edge and call it a day.



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    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    Their main focus is for actual use in an arcade as that link from tomwaits has mentioned and as a result of the trickery it complicates things. Just wire up a couple pad hacks and an RGB cable to a jamma edge and call it a day.
    ^This, throw that MGCD in the trash, get lemony to make you a DC-Jamma box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radiantsvgun View Post
    ^This, throw that MGCD in the trash, get lemony to make you a DC-Jamma box.
    Oooor ... get a Naomi 2 with a NetDIMM and netboot that shit all day, every day.

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    Well Iím hoping that the atlus JNX adapter I was told to buy will help.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue0524 View Post
    Well I’m hoping that the atlus JNX adapter I was told to buy will help.


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    Are you trying to use this in an Astro?

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    I will be once I get my Astro up and running


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue0524 View Post
    I will be once I get my Astro up and running


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    Yeah I think I’ve seen you post in one of the FB arcade groups- that MGCD thing may end up being a hassle, what’s wrong with your Astro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by radiantsvgun View Post
    Yeah I think Iíve seen you post in one of the FB arcade groups- that MGCD thing may end up being a hassle, whatís wrong with your Astro?
    My Astro was sending power to the board or the monitor. Itís a long story lol. Need to replace the fuse holder on the PSU. Iíve already ordered a new PSU just in case.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue0524 View Post
    My Astro was sending power to the board or the monitor. It’s a long story lol. Need to replace the fuse holder on the PSU. I’ve already ordered a new PSU just in case.


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    If the psu keeps giving you trouble, send it off to sharp image repair in Las Vegas. They repair chassis and power supplies. There’s a lot of Astro owners on here, someone should be able to help you get it up and running.

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    Figured out the PSU problem. The lit fixture was blowing the fuse.


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    you learn something new exists every day...and today it's a Dreamcast to Jamma box

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morden View Post
    Oooor ... get a Naomi 2 with a NetDIMM and netboot that shit all day, every day.
    No real point in getting a Naomi2 in my opinion the cost just doesnt justify what you get unless you just HAVE to have a naomi 2 for like the 3 games it has

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geekman1222 View Post
    No real point in getting a Naomi2 in my opinion the cost just doesnt justify what you get unless you just HAVE to have a naomi 2 for like the 3 games it has
    Beach spikers alone is worth it.
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